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How long does it take for a pregnancy test to show positive?

(6 Posts)
mummytopebs Wed 22-Jun-11 12:16:39

I am late for my period but pregnancy tests are showing negative. The condom split on dh and I last friday so not even 2 weeks ago yet. Is it to early to show pregnant on a test, even though my period is late?

Flisspaps Wed 22-Jun-11 12:17:41

Possibly - test again tomorrow morning, and then again after the weekend if your period is still missing?

mummytopebs Wed 22-Jun-11 12:22:03

I just expected it to show positive straight away as they all say from the first day of missed period

ToriaPumpkin Wed 22-Jun-11 12:23:27

It depends when you ovulate. If you ovulate late in your cycle then the first day of your missed period is stll very early on. Echo Fliss give it a couple of days and try again!

Pastabee Wed 22-Jun-11 14:37:55

The small print always says something along lines of works from day period is due in x % of women so they can take some time to work.

I used one designed to detect pregnancy 5 days before a missed period and I still only got the faintest of lines when I was a day late.

Try testing first thing in the morning as there are supposed to be a higher concentration of pregnancy hormones in your urine then.

Hope you get the result that you want.

claricestar Wed 22-Jun-11 14:41:37

I only got a positive after 20 days late for my period and even then it was feint. (I have yet to have a dating scan though...I might have ovulated late)

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