When to test?

posted 4 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
Member
7405 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

get a FRER pink dye test.

i wait until AF is due but you can test as early as 8 DPO. 

Post # 6
Member
2643 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@ajillity81:  +1 I actually wait until AF is due. It avoids speculation and seeing negatives can get to be a drag (worse than AF) after a while!

Post # 7
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7656 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@confusedbridehere:  I’d wait until AF is due and use a First Response (pink dye test).

Post # 8
Hostess
3574 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Yeah, if you’re going to test early, I’d wait until at least 10-12 DPO. Even then, it can be hard to get a BFP on a pink test. But really, they say 18 DPO. I’d be 3-4 days late at 18 DPO so that would never happen. haha

Post # 9
Member
12262 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I tested three days before AF was due, and it BARELY showed a positive!

Post # 10
Hostess
11178 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@confusedbridehere:  I got my  BFP on 10DPO. It was light but still there on the FRER. I wouldn’t test any sooner than that.

Post # 11
Member
3081 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@confusedbridehere:  If you can hold out, I would wait until about 14DPO, or your missed period (whichever comes first). And right, First Response Early Result is the one most of us prefer, but many of us also look to confirm with a Clear Blue Digital (which is not as sensitive and wouldn’t show positive as soon as the FRER). 

Post # 12
Member
1557 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I tested the day after my missed period and got a negative, then got a bfp 3 days later! I would wait until after a missed period to avoid wasting tests.

Post # 13
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2961 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I waited until about 14 dpo, and my period was maybe 2 days late? Hard to know since my cycles varies in length. I was so glad I waited because I was sick of wasting tests and seeing BFN, and my BFP was SUPER dark, it was awesome! But now I’m wondering how early I could’ve tested…. 🙂

Post # 14
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4433 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

When you TTC, your missed period date could actually not be your missed period date…your cycle lengths can change +/- greatly especially with TTC…

so I usually don’t go by that…

Post # 16
Member
2321 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Why do you want to test asap? Are you some special diet and want to break some rules, etc?

I suggest don’t test if possible. It’s a waste of money/time/emotions. When AF is due and doesn’t show wait abt 2 days or so to make sure AF wasn’t just late. Then test.

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