(Closed) When to test again?

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would imagine you would almost definitely get a BFN by now, unless you are having a much longer cycle than usual. Pull out is not the most reliable, no, but if done right it’s also pretty effective. I would bet on your cycle being just a little bit longer than 30 days.

Of course they say you’re not out until AF shows up. I wouldn’t test again for at least a few days. 

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

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mrsdfarrar6714:  My cycles are long and irregular. My doctor suggested that I test once a week after I think AF is due. So test in a week until AF arrives or you get a BFP

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I had a similar situation a few months back… I got up to 40 days and DH was convinced I was pregnant since we were using the same method you described. Took a test and also got a BFN, 5 days later AF arrived. I use to be pretty regular (pre BCP) but when I got off BCP I ranged from 30-45 days. I was pretty stressed at the time so I think that only made my cycles worse. But I would test again in a week or so if AF hasn’t arrived. 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

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mrsdfarrar6714:  Ughhh. I understand the confusion and annoyance of coming of BCPs. I came off April 2014 and like you, had been on for so long that I had no clue what my cycle length was (I was 17 when I began). I think waiting it out until Friday is a great idea. If AF holds out until then, you’ll be around CD36. That will give you a better idea. If still a BFN, I would wait another week. It could just be a very long cycle, even though it’s been a few months since coming off. Good luck!

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

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mrsdfarrar6714:  Yeah, the body does eventually, but it’s not always a fun wait. My cycles seemed to be picture perfect right away (the first off I ovulated and it was either 28 or 29 days exactly). I was a charter, however, and quickly learned that my LP was very short (around 9-10 days). I tried so much to get it to lengthen and then bam! We started TTC at the end of January/beginning of February 2015 and it went to 12 days on its own. Bodies can be so weird. Good luck TTC!

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