How soon after ovulating can I test?

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-24-2004
How soon after ovulating can I test?
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Sun, 05-30-2004 - 10:33pm
I know I am probly setting myself up for disappointment, but how soon can I do a preg test? Can it be done befor my period is do? Or should I wait? I am 21 days into my cycle, & am having a hard time waiting to see if I get my period or not. I had my m/c & d&c in the middle of April & have had 1 period since. Can I get preg this soon after a m/c & d&c? Or should I not get my hopes up quite yet? Getting pregnant again is all I think about. I think I am obsessed, & have a hard time thinking of much else. Help!
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Registered: 05-06-2004
Tue, 06-01-2004 - 12:15pm
Hi,

I also am at day 21 today and hoping to be pregnant. I know that they now make tests 5 days before your period that could show a pregnancy, but the stats on the box say only about 50% of the time. Each day closer to the date of your period the stats go up.

I believe from others on this board that you can go have a blood test done. If feel like doing that too because I think I am having signs of pregnancy and want to start progesterone as soon as possible. I just turned 40 myself.

I would go to the store and look for the test I am talking about. I can get very obsessive about the sticks though and they are so expensive. I am so very sorry for your loss and will keep you in my prayers. Anything I can do to help, I will.

Mary

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Registered: 05-24-2004
Wed, 06-02-2004 - 8:19am
Thankyou much. I am trying my best to wait as long as I can to test, because like you said, the sticks are expensive. I'm also trying to avoid going to the doctor for a blood test until I find out at home. If my test turns out positive, then I will definetly go for the blood test, so I can start with any measures I need to take as soon as possible. I'll be praying for us all! Best of luck to you!