Earliest to PoAS with NO symptoms?

posted 5 months ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Bumble Beekeeper

Just pick up a test – there’s no poinnt sitting around in agony over it. Also there is no point in going to your doctor over a period that is 3 days late; they would just tell you to take a home pregnancy test.

In terms of whether it’s “too soon” to test – that depends on when you ovulated, which, unless you were charting your cycle via temping or ovulation predictor kits, you have no way of knowing. Generally a FRER, and any other brand of pregnancy test, would be accurate two weeks after ovulation….sometimes sooner but not guaranteed.

If you test today and it’s negative, it either means you ovulated later than usual (hence the delay in your period) or you are pregnant but it’s too early for the test to pick it up. In that case, give it a few days and test again if your period still doesn’t arrive. If the test is positive, then it is almost certainly an accurate result (false positives are extremely rare).

Good luck and I hope you get the result you want.

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

I got an obvious positive with a FRER 3 days BEFORE my expected period. Obviously everyone is different and like mentioned above, it all depends on when you ovulate, but if your cycles are typically very regular it’s definitely time to test.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

 Expected period is based on when you ovulated, not when you typically get a period, an app tells you, or what you’ve experienced with birth control. Unless you have some sort of evidence of when you ovulated, you could receive a false negative simply because you ovulated later than you thought you did and its too early to test. You can also be totally not pregnant at all, and just ovulated late. Basically, just go pee on a stick. If it doesn’t show up in another few days or a week, pee on another stick. Rinse repeat.

Post # 5
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Helper bee

For all 3 of my pregnancies (2 ended in MC, 1 in my toddler) I got a positive test multiple days before my expected period.  As another poster said, your period is coming later than you expected for 1 of two reasons – you’re pregnant, or you ovulated late.  The only way to know is to take a test.  If it’s negative and your period still doesn’t come, take another in a few days.  

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Yep. Like others have said, unless you have some evidence that you ovulated on a certain day (because you were tracking via temping, etc. NOT using an app that uses the average ovulation date) there’s no way to be sure whether your period is actually “late” at this point. I’d say take a test but know that if it’s negative that’s not a definitive until you actually get your period. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

Just pick up a test. 

You definitely don’t need to go to the doctor.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2019 - York, ME

leebee333 :  Fingers crossed for you! Even though it’s not perfect timing, how wonderful it’d be to have been able to conceive without medical intervention! 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

I got a BFP on a FRER from mid-day urine at 9DPO, which was 7 days before my expected period.

I didn’t have any symptoms at that point other than that my feet swelled up a lot on a long flight. They’ve never swollen up from a flight before, so I tested. I’m 4 wks + 4 days now and still only symptoms are tender boobs, occassional cramping, and wanting to eat more frequently. 

Good Luck!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Good luck! Sorry if I sounded judgmental, just wanted to clarify! The fact that you are aware of OPKs/temping definitely would’ve informed my answer better (just seen WAY too many posts from women on Babycenter and here who go by the ovulation date their period tracker tells them). Unless there was anything stressful happening around your typical O date I’m thinking it probably wouldn’t have changed much? I know when I was temping I had a whole cycle I’m pretty sure I didn’t ovulate because of it being a busy/stressful time at work. 

I got my BFP at 9 DPO if that’s any help- I ovulated on CD17 so I guess that was 2-3 days before my expected period? Good luck!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

leebee333 :  I was in a really similar same boat as you- I always told him that my period was due a few days later than it typically was so he wouldn’t get his hopes up- and then I was away on a work trip when I actually got my BFP! (Conference known for a LOT of drinking in the evenings…) Does he know you’re late already or can you keep it a secret until you know for sure either way?

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