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How many Days Past Ovulation is it best to take a pregnancy test?

10 March 2010 13 Responses

A Parent asks, with my last pregnancy, I started tested way too early…. like at around 7 dpo. I didnt get a faint positive til around 11 dpo. whats the best time to take a test? Right Now Im at 8 or 9dpo.

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  • **Curious** said:


    13-15DPO

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  • babysisterchrissy said:


    10+ days.

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  • Chrys said:


    As early as 9 dpo

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  • Amie said:


    Usually the fertilized egg takes up to seven days to implant, and the body doesn’t start producing HCG (the hormone detected by the pregnancy test) until the egg actually implants, and then the amount increases every day.

    The earliest I’ve ever heard a positive test was ten days, but that’s early. I would wait 12- 14 days and use a test that measures with the 25 mcg.

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  • Kiara said:


    2 weeks minimum. mine dint show till 3rd week.

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  • hipchickheather said:


    Everyone is different. Mine was positive about 8 days.Average is 13 days

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  • sweetcherrykisses0069 said:


    well i tested 10 days after ovulationan an it came up clear as day with all the tests butt i would wait til mabe a week after so u can start testing now but its only like three days you have to wait til you can really tell so its no big rush… good luck tho

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  • mender_bender2001 said:


    check out

    http://www.peeonastick.com
    it has all the info you need on home pregnancy tests, when to test, types of tests, everything!

    good luck!

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  • Damien's Mommy said:


    It depends on the test…the adverage is about 14 days past ovulation or the day you’re to start your period but there’s also tests that check 4 to 5 days before your period…Just a warning they don’t always work that way because each person is different…I took a First Responce and it didn’t show me as being pregnant until I was 12 late for my period…and sometimes (not to scare you or make you worry more but…) a home pregnancy test won’t show when you’re pregnant…My mother couldn’t tell from a home pregnancy test until she was 6 months pregnant…it’s best if you’re cycle is late by two weeks or so and you’re still not getting a positive then go to your care provider and get blood work done to find out

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  • Leesa T said:


    10 to 12 days if you use and early detection home preg. test i’ll keep my fingers crossed

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  • thejezowskis said:


    Wait until your period is late. Any earlier and you could risk testing positive for a pregnancy that might not end up taking. That’s why I hate the early tests – more and more women are taking test so darn early that they find out they’re pregnant only to have a miscarriage. If women didn’t test so early and this ended up happening then there wouldn’t be as many women going through the anguish of a miscarriage they wouldn’t have known about otherwise. Not trying to scare you here, just giving you a reason to wait to test. Best of luck!

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  • bell flower said:


    It all depends on when it implants. You don’t start producing the hormone until after that. So, it could be different with every person. Just so you don’t waste you money, i’d just wait until you’ve missed your period. Good luck!

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  • Dannii R said:


    Your nearly there! Everyone is different, it all depends as to how long it takes the fertilised egg (if indeed it was fertilised!) to implant, and then after that you need to wait a couple of days for the hCG hormone to get into your urine which doubles approx every 48 hours, so i would probably wait til at least 12dpo or to the day your period is due. If negative still wait a couple of days and test again! Good Luck and baby dust to you!!

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