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#1 of 5 Old 01-30-2010, 07:55 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi Folks,

I'm looking for some experiential info here. I am not TTC, but wouldn't mind an oops, so I normally would not be at all concerned about whether or not I am preggo until I missed AF. But I am having my wisdom teeth out in a rather urgent situation, and my cycle this month is being really weird. I want to be able to tell the Docs whether I am preggo or not b/c it might affect what medications I am given.

Becuase my cycle is being weird (not following my usual pattern very well, no idea when to expect AF, could be in 2 days or 10 days), I am not convinced that I am "safe" and I would like to take a test to confirm. Does anyone have any suggestions on which at home tests are most sensitive/reliable and how soon I can expect decent results?

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I believe it is technically possible to get an accurate result as soon as implantation occurs and your body starts producing HCG. Generally, (or so I've read) implantation occurs between 7 - 10 days after conception. I've tested positive as early as 10 DPO. I've heard others test as early as 8 DPO and get a positive result, but I think that is less common.

I've heard red dye tests are more accurate than blue dye tests. I like the cheap ones you can get on the internet. There are lots of threads on here with links to them.

Dollar Tree stores have $1 tests too that some people like.

I've also heard others say First Response Early Result (FRER) is accurate though I've never used one.

Hope that helps!
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I've had faint positives as early as 9dpo. Just make sure whatever test you're using is a very sensitive one. I believe the Dollar Tree tests are supposed to be. I have always used the chart at http://www.peeonastick.com/ for information on the sensitivity.

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Dollar Tree test, 10 DPO for me, twice. 9 DPO was still a BFN.

I think the First Response Early Result is very sensitive, but that is not cost effective when you test frequently. Dollar Tree tests are the best!

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Thanks for the info. I looked at my chart again in the light of day with DH and it doesn't look so confusing. Am thinking BFP would be pretty unlikely.

I have my pre-surgery consult today and am only at 8 dpo, so looks like no test would be reliable this early. Would have liked the BFN to confirm . . . Oh well, thanks again for the help.

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