My sister told me that I should definetely get a positve pregnancy test 11 days past ovulation, and mine was a big fat negative this morning. Should I count myself out? I am so frustrated because I have PCOS so my periods are irregular so my husband and I use ovulation tests to tell when I ovulate, which my "optimum" days were 1-3 of this month. I am so afraid we will not have an easy time this time and I want this baby so much! What do you guys think?
Also, any recommendations on pregnancy tests? I have tested twice, once with Answer and once with Clear Blue Easy Digital.
Happy pregnancies and trying to all!
I tested at 7 DPO and received a faint positive on a first response pregnancy test. I too have PCOS, everyone is different. Are you sure you ovulated this month? Are you being followed by a physician? Good luck and much sticky baby dust to you..
I tested 11 DPO and got a negative, I didn't test again until 17DPO and got my BFP. You may have ovulated late or maybe just the hormone level is too low to detect. Don't be discouraged, you still could be pregnant.
There are soooo many factors that can affect *when* you test positive, even if you know the exact moment of ovulation and/or fertilization. Even throwing out different things we can do that will affect (like being overly hydrated which dilutes our urine):
1. The egg is viable for 24 hrs after it is released, so there's day one (If you're counting from when you had sex, you could have another few days in there!).
2. Let's say a sperm finally found it 'round the end of that day, and then the now-fertlized egg keeps up it's lazy tumble toward the uterus... that can take anywhere from as little as three days to as many as FIFTEEN...in the rarest of instances, possibly up to eighteen It's crazy, I know. The average is about 7 - 9 days.
3. After that, it can take up to 4 days to fully implant, but your body usually recognizes that something's going on and starts it's skimpy production of hcg within a day or two. So there's two more days before it even turns on the hcg factory.
4. It takes another day or two for it to be detectable at all in your blood, and your urine hcg levels will always lag behind your blood levels.
5. Once it is measurable in the blood (we're talking a 5+), figure on 2 days for it to reach that in your urine. If it doubles every 2 - 3 days, then that would take a few more days to be detectable on the "early result" tests.
Summary: even at the average *minimums* in those 5 major steps, that still puts you at 12 dpo before you would likely test positive.
Clinically, the first response/answer early detection tests consistently have the best early detection rates. But that's only if there's enough there to be detected (and assuming no variation in production quality of tests, which there most definitely ARE in every brand). All things considered, it's perfectly feasible to not test positive until 21 days after ovulation.
But as a benchmark to give yourself a "likelihood factor", the average woman will test positive with an early detection test around 24-36 hours before a missed period. The "majority" (as opposed to average) will test positive with an early detection test anywhere from 48 hours before missed period until 24 hours after missed period.
Keep peeing on your sticks! It ain't over yet. :-)
I appreciate all the responses so much! It is hard for me to know when my period is expected because they are so irregular. We have been trying since Aug about and I have been tracking my periods which have been one month I get one, then two months later I get one and on and on that way. If I go by that "cycle" then this month I am not due for a period. My last period was Dec. 9th and my average time in between is 35 days.
I would suggest waiting until you miss your next expected period or at least two weeks. Don't give up hope yet though, as conception dates may be different than expected, since sperm may live inside you for a few days after intercourse. Good luck and even if you get a negative, do not give up hope!
You seem to know a fair bit about pregnancy/hcg levels etc.
I had my last period 12 December. On 12 Janaury i tested positive. however my blood results showed only 19 HCG. Dr said it indicates i'm a few days rather than weeks pregnant and i could've ovulated late or that there is a serious problem. I'm really worried. Got another blood test tomorrow.
The pregnancy hormone HCG that HMP test for is released roughly 8 days after ovulation so theoretically you could get a positive test after 11 days. However most HPT can only pick up the hormone 12-15 days after ovulation. So don't count urself out just yet, try again in a few days but try getting a test that is an early test e.g. first response (they can detect pregnancy 5 days before ur missed period). So just try again and good luck!!! x
Ok, forgive me if this sounds harsh toward your doctor, but DUH---of course you're only technically a few "days" pregnant. It's only been a few days since implantation. Duh. That's how pregnancy happens. Does your doctor somehow think that you begin producing hcg as soon as your egg gets fertilized in the fallopian tube?? If so, you need to find a new doctor.
The greatest likelihood is that your doc is giving you two things as absolutes, when there are NONE in anything fertility related. To say it must be one or the other is borderline abuse of power. I happened to have a very fast "egg descent" this time and tested faint positive at 7dpo. And then I had REALLY high hcg levels---like twin high (not molar high). Last time, I didn't. And hcg levels themselves vary so insanely much from woman to woman, pregnancy to pregnancy. If your egg took it's time getting there, that's just as valid (and statistically even more likely) than a late ovulation or a "problem" with the pregnancy. And if it did, then your levels are high. If it took the average of 7-9 days to descend, then your hcg levels are perfect.
There's a website that collects women's beta hcg levels, have a look and see the huge range between women. it's the Betabase. (http://www.betabase.info) It should put your mind at ease.
On the flipside, and playing devil's advocate for a moment, you should follow up with a beta series to make sure your levels are rising appropriately. That is a good indicator of the relative health of a pregnancy early on. One test isn't enough to even be making statements like your doctor has made. Don't sweat it, sister. Just go for the follow-up (and I'd even say go for an extra, two days later) and find out the exact numbers. And make sure they use the same lab each time. That's important. Different labs will run slightly different assays.
I seem to be on an irregular cycle. I had my period on June 15th and expected cycle to start July 13th-15th but no period. Then I used the ovulation detector on July 17th and it showed a "Happy Face" signaling the go ahead. I am about 11 days Post Ovulation and haven't really had bad nausea but a very slight to a headache. Recently 2 days now I have had slight lower bachache but not consistent. very much in periods and I have had sharp pains in my lower right side. I am afraid to perform the home test as I do not want it to be negative. Is 11 DPO enough time? Should I wait till 14-15 DPO?
I am Smriti and I almost fell from my bed laughing on your comment. Seems you have knowledge and sense of humour too!!
I wish to seek some help, I have just turned 29 on 31.July and we have been planning since april, I so eagerly want a baby and have been visiting a gync. Last month I got my periods 12 days later, My doctor has adviced me everything is ok with me after the tests but I have some hormonal imbalance.
she has prescribed me a lot of mineral vitamins and now sustan VT 200 to take for app. 8 days.
Am I late to conceive, I don't know why this question haunts me.
Also I am 5 feet 9 inches tall and I weight around 80 kg.
Can you pls guide me what can I do to get pregnant, I so very much want to have a baby.
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