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can you take a test 15 days after your lmp?

i am new to all of this.

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Asked by Anonymous at 5:25 PM on Dec. 13, 2010 in Trying to Conceive

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  • You could..but its not going to tell you much probably. Except negative.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:32 PM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • could is the operative word there. You could. But it would be pointless. If what you want to ask is, could a pregnancy test be positive 15 days after your LMP, the answer is no. Unless your LMP was not really a period at all, but just breakthrough bleeding, which does happen. Was your period shorter and lighter than usual? If not, testing now would be truly pointless.
    The first day of your period is Cycle Day 1. From that point, an egg (or several) will begin to mature. Once fully matured, a burst of estrogen will cause it to be released. This typically occurs midway through your cycle if you have a standard 28 day cycle. The phase before ovulation is called the follicular phase. After ovulation is the luteal phase. The luteal phase is a set time period that is typically 10-14 days long. So you ovulate 10-14 days before you expect your period. Don't test until you are a week, or at least a few days, late.

    Answer by FluffyMamaBunny at 5:39 PM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • If you are going to be serious about TTC, you should consider charting your BBT - basal body temperature. You can buy a basal (aka fertility) thermometer in the pharmacy section of just about any store for $15 or less. Take your temperature at about the same time every day when you FIRST wake up - before you get up, before you take a drink of anything, before you even talk. It is important for the temperature to be your "resting" temperature in order for it to be accurate. It doesn't have to be down to the minute - I take mine anywhere between 1:20pm and 1:40pm, whenever my brain wakes up enough to do it. (Yes I have a weird schedule, hubby works 2nd shift.) There are websites for recording your temp. is fantastic and will teach you everything you need to know. charting will pinpoint ovulation because progesterone causes your temp to spike up after you ovulate. Then you know when to test.

    Answer by FluffyMamaBunny at 5:44 PM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • You could but why would you? You are not going to be pregnant. Most women haven't even ovulated by that point.

    Get the book Taking Charge Of Your Fertility and set up an account

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:21 PM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • you can, but would most likely be negative. wait at least three weeks and preferably after you miss your cycle.

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 8:49 PM on Dec. 13, 2010

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