i am so confused

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

The earliest a pregnancy test can detect pregnancy is 8 days before your missed period (8DPO) & it would be REALLY faint. Those digital tests that tell you how far along you are aren’t that accurate. I’d suggest you get yourself to a doctor to have your pregnancy dated.

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@trinity_542:  id go to the doctor for a dating ultrasound if you want to know most accurately.

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper

You’ve already had 2 positive tests, why do another?  Go to your doctor and have the confirmation blood work and book an ultrasound.  Congrats!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would say you’re definitely pregnant, but since your periods are irregular it’s almost impossible to calculate how far along you are. Pregnancy is normally counted from the first day of your last menstruation, so using that you could be 9-10 weeks pregnant.
Get an ultrasound to measure how far along you are.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@MrsRugbee:  um, 8 DPO does not equal 8 days before your period. DPO stands for “Days past ovulation”.  But you are correct in saying the absolute earliest anyone has gotten a correctly positive pregnancy test would be about 8 days past ovulation. Assuming you have a “normal” 14 day luteal phase (the time from when you ovulate to when AF arrives) you could potentially get a positive result 6 days before your period, but you would have to have a luteal phase of at least 16 days (pretty unusual) to get a result 8 days BEFORE your period. If you’re like me, and your luteal phase is only about 11 days, then you won’t get a result until just a couple days before AF is expected.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@red_rose:  Cool it; I know what DPO means, I’ve been charting for a while too. If you have a 16 day LP the earliest you would test positive is 8 days before your missed period.  She asked what the earliest you could test positive is & that’s it.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@MrsRugbee:  Well, you could have an 18 day LP and get one 10 days before ovulation… (I have heard of people with 18 day LPs…)

I just wanted to clarify the way you worded it. You said “ 8 days before your missed period (8DPO)” Which the way it is written appears like you think the shorthand for “8 days before your missed period” is “8DPO” which is simply false, and a very uneducated statement to make. Sorry I can’t read your mind.

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I say if you have taken a few tests already and they have been positive, that is definitely correct and you should go in for your blood work 🙂

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