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<p>How many days past ovulation should you test?  I know it takes 6-12 days for the egg to implant and an additional couple days for it to produce enough HCG to show up on a test.  I know some tests are early detection and I got some of those.  I know some people get positive tests really early, but when t the average early time to take one?  I was thinking maybe 10 dpo?  What do you think?  I don't want to be obsessive. <img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com//images/smilies/smile.gif">  We are flying home on Thanksgiving day and I would super love to find out before we leave.  That day would likely be about 14 dpo. </p>
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<p>The early tests claim to detect five days before your missed period, which they are assuming would be 10dpo (under the assumption women have a 14 day lp).  So 10dpo is reasonable for the early tests.  I tend to try to wait until 12 or 13dpo, just to be safe, but 10 is reasonable, I think.  Good luck! </p>
 

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<p>I have a box of FRERs upstairs and I am going crazy wanting to take one and I am only 8 DPO! It's so hard to hold out, but it's seriously more economical and mentally better to try and wait at least until the day that AF is due <img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com//images/smilies/smile.gif"></p>
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<p>Sending BFP vibes your way!</p>
 

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<p>I always start testing by 10 DPO - but just know that a negative at that point doesn't mean game over.  Best of luck!!</p>
 

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<p>Thanks guys!  We literally just started trying.  I can't tell you how excited I am.  We would rather find out while we are still at home so it's just the two of us.  Aside from being excited and wanting it to happen, I really just want to find out before we fly off.  We want to enjoy it for a day or two with just us.  If not, oh well.  I bought some cheapy tests online that got great reviews figuring I wouldn't waste money testing early...turns out they won't arrive until the 17th-22nd so maybe I will try to hold out until then...well the 17th would definitely be too early.  Thanks guys!</p>
 
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