Missed period...no other symptoms....should I test?

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Registered: 09-29-2011
Missed period...no other symptoms....should I test?
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Thu, 09-29-2011 - 11:59am

My husband and I have been TTC for some time now and this month I am a few days late for my period. I don't have any symptoms of a period coming or any other pregnancy symptoms (no breast tenderness or naseau). Should I take a HPT or wait a few more days? Has anyone else taken a HTP even when they didn't have pregnancy symptoms?

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Registered: 12-14-2009
Thu, 09-29-2011 - 12:45pm
Most women won't really develop actual pregnancy symptoms until around 6 weeks or even later. The thing about early symptoms is it's usually breast tenderness rather than say morning sickness which doesn't come on until after women already know. And with breast tenderness, it can be either AF or pregnancy. AF and pregnancy symptoms are so similar, women can't go by that as the answer to whether they are pregnant. If you're late, a pregnancy test will give you a very accurate answer at this stage. I'd say it's worth a test. :) First Response is by far the winner when it comes to pregnancy tests and you'll probably get about a 90% accurate answer the day of your missed period or thereafter. Good Luck to you!!

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Registered: 06-06-2011
If I were you I would go ahead and take a test. Some people don't get pg symptoms for quite a while. Good luck!!
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Registered: 08-31-2011

I would definantly test. When I was pregnant with my daughter I didn't get any symptoms until two weeks after a positive test, and I didn't test until I was ten days late.

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Registered: 09-08-2011

Test! I had a few symptoms for a few days, then they went away. I think they were in my head, lol. I have no symptoms now even though my midwife confirmed pregnancy. Test! If it's positive, just be grateful you're not sick!

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Registered: 09-19-2011
I'd say test, and then of course mak sure you post so all of us, plus those looking at posts down the road long after you've graduated from this board, can look and see what the results were and compare their situation to yours. My period is 2 days late, no sign of it. I'm testing tonight. I'm a bit nervous because most of the women down in the 1 week wait thread that are currently late have tested negative :( I hope you and I can add some BFP's to the board tonight.
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Thu, 09-29-2011 - 10:20pm

I hope so too! I am planning on testing Saturday morning...so I will let you know! Let me know what you get! GOOD LUCK!

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Thu, 09-29-2011 - 10:49pm
I got a BFP, so excited!!!!!
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That is great! I'm so happy for you! Keep us all updated :)

I'm testing tomorrow morning....or this is a question i've been meaning to ask on here and maybe you know. Does it really matter if you test first thing in the morning or can you just wait like 4 hours and test whenever?

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kbeth - i got my first positive after holding it (maybe 3 hours) in the afternoon. It was

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You can hold for 4 hours and test as long as you haven't overhydrated before those 4 hours. FMU is still the best but after you've missed your period, afternoon will give you an accurate answer as well.

Light or Dark lines doesn't really matter. If the test sat on the shelf or was in a particular batch, it can effect how much dye bleeds through on the test. As long as there is a line, that's all that matters.

Good Luck!

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