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How many DPO do you use HPT?

I know the whole "first day of missed period" spiel. The thing is, I ovulated later this month than normal. I have been tracking for years and in other months where that happened my period still came on like clockwork... However, sometimes that left only 7 or 8 days past ovulation.

7 or 8 days past is likely to be before implantation right?

So is there any point in testing on that day? How many DPO do you recommend?

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angelm523

Asked by angelm523 at 10:30 AM on Feb. 16, 2011 in Trying to Conceive

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  • 18-21 to be for sure
    shay1130

    Answer by shay1130 at 10:33 AM on Feb. 16, 2011

  • Thank you. That makes sense. Normally I see AF on about day 10... so I'll be pretty sure one way or the other by day 18 anyway! :)
    angelm523

    Comment by angelm523 (original poster) at 2:02 PM on Feb. 16, 2011

  • I always wait 18 because that's when you pass up a normal luteal phase time so that's when you can pretty much guarentee you are pregnant but DEFINATELY I do NOT test before 14 DPO.

    Some women do...I choose not to waiste tests but that's just me.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:14 PM on Feb. 16, 2011

  • Give the egg about a week to travel the tubes to the uterus. Then allow at least another week or so for it to implant. Depending on your own body chemistry you **might** get a positive at day 9 or 10. Most people take a bit longer to get a positive response, around 12-15 days.
    2autisticsmom

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 2:45 PM on Feb. 16, 2011

  • General rule of thumb is 3 days past your longest luteal phase or 18 dpo, whichever comes last. Implantation can happen anywhere from 6-10 dpo, and you should wait at least a couple of days after that to test, and then use an early detection test if you're going to. With a regular test, I would wait until at least 14 dpo, if not the full 18 that's recommended.
    DragonRiderMD

    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 4:12 PM on Feb. 16, 2011

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