(Closed) When to test, when to test…

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@abbyful: Did you take an OPK or temp to find out when you’re ovulating? A lot of women after going off of bc will not have a normal cycle and therefore trying to guess when you o’d can be tough. Most women will always get there AF 10-16 days after they ovulated. It’s the ovulating part that can be delayed, not the AF part after ovulation unless you are pregnant. I would take another test now and if you’re more than 2 weeks late call your doctor and see if they suggest you coming in.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Do you have any idea how long your cycles typically are? I did not chart till the last two months but I always noted first day of my period for over a year so I would know if I were “late”. That might give you an idea of if you are late?

And the other question is are you typically late pre going off BCP? It’s very typical for me to be a couple days late so I never tested till I was at least 1 week late which only happened once in the 9 cycles of TTC till the BFP.

If I were you I would personally wait a couple more days to test, which I know I probably will be in the minority of saying so.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Wow, so by my calculations, you got your first period off BC exactly 4 weeks later. You’re lucky your cycle returned to normal so quickly (I mean, I guess since you only had one cycle you don’t know that it’s regular, but it seems like getting a 4 week cycle right away is encouraging). Were you regular before going on BC?

So, assuming you would have another 4 week cycle, I would expect you get a period Sept 5th. That being said, I would also expect if you were pregnant, the test you took Sept 4th would show up positive, as it would be roughly 13 DPO. (It’s possible of course, for it to take up to 18 DPO for a positive result, but generally speaking, I’d say 13 is usually enough).

Good luck! Let us know what happens!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I stopped my BC around early August and had my period right after that.  I stopped because, well, I ran out and we haven’t gotten our new insurance cards yet but at the same time we wouldn’t mind if I was pregnant.  My cycle ended up running about 32/33 days.  I was about to go buy a test when AF showed up so I would wait a day or two more if you can stand it (honestly my husband told me we needed to wait to make sure, if it was up to me, I would have tested around day 30). 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Since you’ve only had one period after coming off BC, all you can really do is test every few days after you would be late on BC.

I had my period on the exact day I should the first month off BC (28 day cycle), but after a few more months, I realized it was more of a 30 day cycle. I have heard of people having a period when they should the first month, but then going a while without a period. I might test if I were you, but then start giving myself at least 5 days between every negative test. 

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@pinky44: That’s exactly what happened to me.

I had a 28 day cycle as soon as I went off BCP, but after the first month it was all over the place.

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