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Testing too early?

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persephonejones Tue 25-Sep-12 20:24:32

Hello all

Has anyone ever done a pregnancy test too early and got a positive? For example, have you done an Early Response kit earlier than 6 days before you are due on and it has been positive?

I ovulated on day 9, did the deed on days 8, 9 and 10, and am not due on until 7th Oct. I am being massively impatient but is there any point in testing early or is it another big fat waste of money grin

jennifer86 Tue 25-Sep-12 21:30:09

Hi Persephone
If you know you ov'd on day 9, then you should be able to test from around day 20 (although best results from day 23 onwards). Don't know how that fits in with your date of 7th Oct, but it sounds like you ov'd early this month so hopefully won't have to wait too long! Good luck.

persephonejones Tue 25-Sep-12 21:44:12

Thanks jennifer. I know I OVs on day 9 but it's my first month using the sticks so I don't know if I would usually OV that early. It did surprise me.

Thanks for answering. I'm off to my diary to count the days til day 20! Ridiculous of me, I know blush

lowra Thu 27-Sep-12 14:03:10

Sorry to jump on this thread.

When you say if O day is day 9 then you can test on day 20, does that always mean that anything before 11 days after O day is likely to give a negative.

I'm not sure when I ovulated but I think probably 18th or 19th September. I tested today with first response and got a negative.

ShowOfHands Thu 27-Sep-12 14:08:20

persephone, if you're going by ov sticks, you might not have ovulated on day 9 at all. They detect a hormonal surge which may precede ovulation. Ovulation may happen soon after, a little while after or not at all. It's really best to wait until you're due and test then.

lowra, hcg increases at different speeds for different women. I always test positive by 9 days post ovulation but some women won't test positive until they're quite overdue their period. Give it a few days and test again. Maybe after the weekend.

lowra Thu 27-Sep-12 14:12:26

Thanks ShowOfHands. I am thinking I may test again on Sunday. I haven't really got my head around all this stuff yet. I have a long cycle of about 34 days but seem to ovulate relatively early which would mean a luteal phase of around 18-19 days which I have read is unlikely. I conceived DD in the first month but this time it seems to be a bit more tricky! I think I need to start charting my cycle properly.

lowra Thu 27-Sep-12 14:22:34

One more question!

I am sure I felt implantation yesterday, very faint but specific pulling/cramping. Would it be usual to test positive just one day after implantation?

MurderOfProse Thu 27-Sep-12 15:03:47

It's never too early to test! <says the POAS addict>

Seriously though, if you're not sure but don't want to spend a fortune on tests, I'd recommend buying cheap strips from eBay or Amazon. They cost as little as 10-20p each. You could test every time you went to the toilet for a week and you wouldn't have spent as much as you would on one branded test. Then if you see a line on one of those tests, break out the decent ones.

With the ultra sensitive eBay/Amazon tests, they're normally as sensitive if not more so than a First Response. Depending on the woman and the pregnancy, you can get a positive as early as 8 days past ovulation but realistically it's usually more like 10 or more.

You usually ovulate 12-48 hours after a positive OPK. Assuming you did feel implantation (and all sorts goes on whether pregnant or not, you're just far more sensitive to it if TTC!) then 1-2 days later MAY show a positive.

twilight81 Thu 27-Sep-12 15:18:20

I tested positive 9 days past ovulation with both, and felt implantation cramps the day before right in my back, felt like I was coming on early!
Good luck x

persephonejones Thu 27-Sep-12 16:06:12

Thanks for all your kind advice. I tested negative today...9 days after ovulation. Now I am torturing myself and have achieved nothing. Am going to force myself to wait until my period is due smile

EllaRees Thu 27-Sep-12 21:23:35

Hello, I hope you don't mind me adding to this but it sounds like you are wondering the same things as I am. I should also be waiting at least a week before thinking about testing but feel very impatient!

I keep feeling 'symptoms' but am wondering if your body is already making perceptible changes then surely the test would be positive even if it is very very early days?

Angie607 Thu 27-Sep-12 21:29:38

I'm an early test addict too!! Not due on till around mid month so gonna go for 14th, but will start testing on 5th oct as that would be day 1 after my agonisingly long 2ww. And then will probs be testing every day till I get a bfp lol xx

Angie607 Thu 27-Sep-12 21:30:47

-and I've also felt some mild cramping, bit of bloating too and heightened sense of smell but these could all be in my head smile xx

persephonejones Fri 28-Sep-12 08:30:40

I have all sorts of imaginary symptons grin

Angie607 Fri 28-Sep-12 10:44:01

Well I did an IC thismorning but obv another bfn......I really should be waiting till nest Friday...... Haha

janey1234 Fri 28-Sep-12 12:18:03

I think I may become an early test addict!

I was using OV sticks, had smiley face on 18th and 19th September, and DTD every day around then. Due on 2nd October.

So... when to test? Was going to wait until I was late - is this crazy talk?!

Angie607 Fri 28-Sep-12 12:21:18

If I was due on tues I would be testin now now now lol x

getoffthecoffeetable Fri 28-Sep-12 12:35:44

Thank you so much for this thread! I've been early testing too and keep getting a BFN. Am keeping my fingers crossed that we'll all get BFP soon. I've got all kinds of imaginary symptoms too!
Keep us posted on how you get on!

persephonejones Fri 28-Sep-12 12:48:51

My period is not even due until 6-8th Oct blush

lowra Fri 28-Sep-12 13:05:12

Another BFN for me this morning. Still only 10 or 11 DPO I think... No obvious symptoms though so not looking good.

Gah I need to learn some patience.

persephonejones Fri 28-Sep-12 14:44:34

Iowra - what does DPO stand for?

I haveso far held off testing today.

babyjamesblackberrycrumble Fri 28-Sep-12 15:11:22

Took til day 12 for me.

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