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Anonymous asked in Pregnancy & ParentingTrying to Conceive · 1 month ago

When to take pregnancy tests?

How many days after ovulating should you wait to take one without knowing when your period will come and is it necessary to take one each day and keep track of the DPO and how dark the line is?

3 Answers

  • 1 month ago
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    If you have a good idea of when you ovulated, you just need to wait two weeks from that date.  If you period doesn't and or you get a negative result, you test ever 2-3 days until you get a positive or a period.  For most women, their period will start 12-16 days after ovulation, so 14 days is a good date to start testing.

    It takes a couple of weeks from ovulation to have fertilization, implantation, and then enough HCG in your system to be detected from a urine sample.  Testing earlier is a waste of a test. 

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  • Jill
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    You can't know when or if you ovulated. An app can't tell you that. An ovulation test kit can only tell you that you are having a surge of hormones that might trigger ovulation sometime in the next few days - it can't tell you if/when you actually ovulated. 

    If your cycle is irregular then testing once a week 3-4 weeks after your last period ended would be enough. If there is a line at all then it's most likely a positive result (because false positives are rare) so you don't need to keep testing every day to see if the line gets darker. If you see a line then see your doctor for confirmation. 

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Every morning and night for 6 months.

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