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ive forgotten. thanks

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I'm no expert, but I've been reading that you won't really get a + until about 9 or 10 dpo. Your chart looks really good though btw.

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You are much more likely to get a + from 13-18 DPO, a few women even later than that. Often 9 DPO is too early for a reliable result.
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Ummmm, told you I was no expert!!! Also, I think I was reading your chart from last month. Duh!!!!
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I've heard of women seeing a faint positive at 8dpo. Personally, I've gotten one as early as 10dpo. I think the norm is around 14dpo. If you have extra tests around......go for it!
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yeah i stopped temping this month.

ok so i have like 7 tests i think so i'll start on day 10 thanks mamas!

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Yes, as others have said 10 DPO is sort of the earliest you can reasonably test. But I am a POAS addict and often start testing at 8 DPO...

I had posted these stats in another thread, but I'll post them here too. They are from babymed.com. I don't know how valid the data is, but I love obsessing on this stuff:

Q: When can I expect my home pregnancy test (HPT) to be positive?

A: With most current pregnancy test kits (sensitivity 25 milli-international units per milliliter) hCG can be detected in the urine as early as 3-4 days after implantation (9-15 days after ovulation), though it sometimes can take longer. Here are the expected positive HPTs:

3 days before a missed period: 51% positive
2 days before a missed period: 62% positive
1 day before a missed period: 68% positive
Day of missed period: 74% positive
2-3 days after missed period: 88% positive

If you are pregnant, about one in two HPTs is expected to be positive 2-3 days before a missed period, and three in four HPTs are expected to be positive on the day you miss your period (JAMA 2001; 286:1759). A negative pregnancy test on the day of a missed period is normal in about one in four pregnancies, and within the next 4-5 days most will have become positive. A negative HPT result 10+ days after the missed period makes a pregnancy unlikely.

Updated: 1/5/2007 9:01:00 PM

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thanks so much!!

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