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#1 of 16 Old 08-11-2008, 06:07 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Ok, enlighten me. How many DPO should you be to take a HPT? As far as I can figure, you should be able to take a early response test at 9 DPO. Is this correct? How early did you guys get positives? I am a POAS-a-holic.
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I got my ++++ at 8 and 9 DPO but some women don't get one till later so the longer you can hold out, the better. Good luck!!
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I think 9dpo would be a reasonable day to take a FRER if you know that it's still really early and some women don't even implant by then.

At the discussion forum on www.tcoyf.com, there are some posts about how many pg women will get BFPs on each given day.

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I think it probably depends on how long your luteal phase is. My cycle is 25-26 days and this month I O'd on the CD13. So I expect my LP to be 12 days. I will most likely test at 10dpo.

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I was logging on to ask this exact question. I am 9 DPO and got three (can you tell I have a problem?) BFNs this morning.
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i got a BFP once at 10 DPO... but another time it took me until 15. they say wait til 18...but hey those are some Patient mamas.
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I did some reading...

Here is the deal.

The egg will implant between day 7-10. Thats average. I am sure, and have read, it can implant a bit sooner or a bit later. It happens.

The hormone levels that the tests test for will not show up until the egg has implanted. So you can test, techincally on day 7 I guess with a sensitive tester. But if the eggy hasnt implanted yet, you arnt going to get any sure result.

It sure is hard waiting though!...Buy a bunch on ebay for really cheap and just pee on one every morning until you get the BFP lol. That way it doesnt at least cost you a lot of money and you satisfy the desire to piss on a stick lol (thats my plan at least lol)

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10dpo is usually acceptable on the early side, 12dpo is standard, and TCOYF says 18dpo with high temps is just as accurate as a BFP!

So there's really no benefit to testing early because if it's negative, it might not REALLY be negative, so you'll end up testing later again anyway. My vote is to wait until you know you can believe the answer you get, otherwise that's just too much to obsess over.

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If I test at 10 dpo do I have to use fmu?

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I got a neg result at 11 dpo.... did quite a bit of drinking at a birthday party and then got a positive 13 dpo.... With my ds1 I didnt test until I was 4 or 5 days late.... so I have no idea when I would have gotten a bfp if I had tested sooner with him.
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It is different with every person. I got neg. results at 10 and 12 dpo and then on 14dpo it was really faint on a dollar store test and I got a positive digital later that day without holding my pee at all.

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If I test at 10 dpo do I have to use fmu?
I got a BFP at 10 dpo with non-FMU It was the second one of the day. I also waited 4-5 hours and took another digital one later in the day to confirm the results.

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I'm in the same boat, waiting and testing since 8 DPO and all negative, but I got another rise at 7 DPO and it stayed steady and rose again at 11 DPO and is still there. If I'm not preggo I'll menstruate tomorrow as 12 day luteal phase is the longest for me. I'v ebeen using the First Response Early preg tests. But you have to remember that it still will only detect a pregnancy when your hcg reaches a minimal level, and once it is implanted it could take days to reach that level. For me, with my first I took a test 2 days after I missed my period and it was negative, it took nearly a week after to get a positive. Similar with #3 (I don't remember with #2). Those early detection tests that say you can test 5 days before your period is due counts on the medical myth of a textbook cycle of 28 days and ovulation at 14 days. So what it is saying is 11 DPO. I ovulate later so for me that is the day after my period is due. It's a HARD WAIT! I bought some cheap early pregnancy tests that detect at a smaller level than the First Response tests and am hoping htey arrive today (ordered from www.early-pregnancy-tests.com). They were shipped on the 30th, so I was kinda hopping they'd get to me by this point but oh well, maybe today. But I'd recommend those if you'd like to test early, they're really cheap and apparantly very reliable, so you could test as much as you want without spending a fortune.

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I got some of those midstream early pregnancy tests at saveontests.com. They are half the price of that site!! I think 5 of them was $8 with shipping.

Anyway, I re-read their info on them and didn't realise that they detect an even lower amount of HCG than the FRER! Thats not good for my willpower. I might have to take one tomorrow morning (9dpo!)

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If you can find cheaper OPKs than HPTs, you may be interested to know (see peeonastick.com) that you can use OPKs as HPTs (but not vice versa). To clarify: an OPK can tell you if you're pregnant, but an HPT cannot tell you if you're ovulating.
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If you can find cheaper OPKs than HPTs, you may be interested to know (see peeonastick.com) that you can use OPKs as HPTs (but not vice versa). To clarify: an OPK can tell you if you're pregnant, but an HPT cannot tell you if you're ovulating.
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