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Q: Please stop testing before implantation has occurred!

I'm just getting confused, why are people testing on 6 dpo or 7 dpo when it takes about 7 days up to 12 days(average is 9-10 days I think) for the fertilized egg to travel down to the uterus and AFTER implantation has occurred that you can test positive.
You have a big chance of losing the pregnancy if you get a positive prior 14 dpo, but I can understand testing 9 to 14 dpo anyway, I mean, I'm curious too... but before 9 dpo you CAN'T get a true positive! (according to FF and this site)

I don't want to be mean, but I just don't understand what's the point in testing before implantation?

This question was asked May. 20, 2012 4:27am
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Answered by a member - May. 20, 2012 11:41pm
Actually 6-12 is the average for implantation but it can (rarely) occur a couple days early or later. So it is possible, but again, rare to implant at 5dpo and get a + at 7dpo.. but like I said, rare. I did get a bfp at 9 dpo and I did know when I ovulated so I know 8 and 9 really aren't out of the question seeing as sensitive as these tests are now picking up scant amount of hcg. But I do strongly believe that alot of woman def get their ovulation dates wrong because the 6 and 7 and recently the 4dpo positives are pretty rediculous. Especially when you see someone get a very strong + at say 6 or 7dpo?? Either they are off on their O or carrying a litter of pups in there! Even 8 and 9 are rare considering if you are a early implanter.

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Answered by a member - May. 20, 2012 9:28pm
honestly I am a guilty POAS addict as well, and yes I just did one at 4dpo, yes I pretty much knew it would b neg, but I also wasn't quite sure about my "O" date and had a funky AF. And I have gotten preggo right before AF had a short spotty one, and thought I wasn't preggo to find out I was a few weeks later. So sometimes it can be that as well. Also, I have been over the years one of the lucky ones, I never used opk's, charted, cp, cm or anything to get preggo, heck I got preggo if my hubby sneezed on me. But now due to my age and we would like 1 more, due to breastfeeding as well, my cycles had been kind of screwy, so after lots of research, I discovered opk's,charting, etc, and had never knew anything about it before. But also what I have seen some get upset over is when the hpt is clearly + some voting neg. I even out of curiousity just to see, I posted a + digi that clearly said pregnant and some actually voted neg. I mean come on. Not to be rude or anything.

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Answered by a member - May. 20, 2012 7:19pm
omg be careful with this, women on here dont like other peoples intelligent opinions, yes its their choice to test at 3dpo, but then they post it on here for us to vote on and whine when its not positive, just so over ignorance...glad you posted this comment tho

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Answered by a member - May. 20, 2012 3:43pm
I agree with starbird if u want 2 test early like most poas women do then that is up 2 you, you have paid for the tests and you are the one who has to deal with the results even if it is too early to telll, don't tell us we are wrong we just want to be pregnant and negative responses don't help anyone.

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Answered by starbird - May. 20, 2012 6:48am
It doesnt increase your chances of a pg loss if you test positive before 14dpo, you will just be more aware it could happen. Women have gone on to have a loss even after 14dpo. I really dont know why they would test super early, maybe reading forums that show women getting faint lines on hpts around 6-7-8 dpo? What you have to take in factor is maybe those women had there ovulation dates off or just fast implanters Idk? Either way I do agree it takes time to implant and heck even I find myself testing at 7dpo sometimes lol guess I am a guilty POAS addict :-) You know in your mind that its to early to find out but still find yourself testing just for that little bit of hope we all try and hold on to each month. Plus I figure its my money wasted and if I wanted to test early so be it, but I dont hop on a forum and ask why I am getting a bfn at 6dpo lol. We all have to remember and keep in mind not everyone knows how long it takes and such and try to be supportive. Not trying to be mean.

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Answered by a member - May. 20, 2012 6:33am
I Got My Bfp At 11Dpo After A Lil spotting At 10dpo And Have Had Positives Since Now Almost 6 Weeks :)

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