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Just curious... I've posted in other threads how my period is abnormal, and I was just wondering what's the soonest to test that anyone's found out. It's been over 2 weeks since I first starting having sex again, and about 3 days since the last time, and I've just got this weird feeling(mainly about the 2wks ago). (by the way, no BC of any kind and erm, didn't pull out.. I dunno how to say that w/out sounding, well like me, ha) I know some tests state you can get accurate results up to like 5 days before your missed period, but since I rarely get mine I was wondering when the best time to get tested is and wanted personal input. Yes, I could google all this, but I find personal experiences to be best, especially since I'm irregular. My best friend usually found out about 4-6 weeks after(she has 2 kids), and her periods are often fairly normal, sometimes not. I'm thinking it'd be safe to test every week from this wkend on, but just want some input. Also I know some women still get their period while pregnant, which I haven't gotten mine yet, but just thought I'd throw that in there. Anyway, wow can I blab... anyone willing to share any experiences of theirs or those they know I'd definitly appreciate! TY
 

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no planned parenthood around here, in NE there is, but I dunno the next time I'll be there... my bro is gonna pick me up a couple tests this wkend though....
 

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Hm..so many things coming to mind here.<br><br><br><br>
Firstly, before you have sex again, figure out the birth control thing. It's just part of being a grownup. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
Secondly, I'd bet there is someplace near you, where you can get a pregnancy test. You could probably find it in the phonebook, under "family planning" or something like that. Even in the most conservative areas, there's usually a "crisis pregnancy center".<br><br><br><br>
wrt the pregnancy test...I too have seen the 5 day claims. My doctor acquaintance says that they are pretty accurate, but she generally recommends waiting until after you've missed a period, just to be sure. If you wait a couple of weeks, you shouldn't need to get tested "every weekend". If you're in doubt, just do two tests. The likelihood of TWO erroneous results is very small. It's importatnt to make sure that you're not having unprotected sex in this time either.<br><br><br><br>
Also (kinda unrelated)..how are you doing in regard to the assault that happened earlier this summer?
 

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Hm..so many things coming to mind here.<br><br><br><br>
Firstly, before you have sex again, figure out the birth control thing. It's just part of being a grownup. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
Secondly, I'd bet there is someplace near you, where you can get a pregnancy test. You could probably find it in the phonebook, under "family planning" or something like that. Even in the most conservative areas, there's usually a "crisis pregnancy center".<br><br><br><br>
wrt the pregnancy test...I too have seen the 5 day claims. My doctor acquaintance says that they are pretty accurate, but she generally recommends waiting until after you've missed a period, just to be sure. If you wait a couple of weeks, you shouldn't need to get tested "every weekend". If you're in doubt, just do two tests. The likelihood of TWO erroneous results is very small. It's importatnt to make sure that you're not having unprotected sex in this time either.<br><br><br><br>
Also (kinda unrelated)..how are you doing in regard to the assault that happened earlier this summer?</div>
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*bleep* you remember the "assult"... i'm not doing good w/that,but my bf knows about it so he's sensitive to what I do and don't wanna do. As to that I'm ok I guess..yaddayadda<br><br>
My bf and I were kinda like well the "whatever happens happpens thing" is what's on our minds. Again, my periods are sooo abnormal it makes it hard to tell, i'd be 2+weeks at the most.. I actually talked to my bro this evening and he's gonna get me a couple tests just to check things out. Just want to hear others stories. TY all, Peace
 

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First and foremost,<br><br><br><br>
IF YOU ARE A WOMAN OF CHILDBEARING AGE, ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE HAVING UNPROTECTED SEX, MAKE SURE YOU ARE TAKING FOLIC ACID EVERY DAY. This will GREATLY reduce the risk of neural birth defects if you DO get pregnant. Taking it AFTER you discover you are pregnant is not nearly as effective.<br><br><br><br>
Ok, now that that's said.<br><br><br><br>
To get a positive pregnancy test, your levels of the "pregnancy hormone" have to be high enough to register on the test. For the average person, two weeks after ovulation is the soonest you want to test, although some tests can register for these people as early as 9 days post ovulation. Since you dont know when you ovulate, I would wait at least 18-20 days after having unprotected sex before taking a pregnancy test, to ensure that you don't have a false negative. If you don't have unprotected sex in the meantime, you shouldn't need to keep on taking pregnancy tests. Some people, although rare, do not test positive on home pregnancy tests at all, and for these people, a blood test is the way to go.<br><br><br><br>
And please don't get pregnant unless you're ready to care for a new living person. Take measures to prevent pregnancy unless you are willing and able to love and care for a child.<br><br><br><br>
Also, like we said in the thread about irregular periods - if you are charting, you would see if you ovulate, and if you are pregnant, your temperatures almost always get high and stay high, so you would have a clue about if you are pregnant even before you take the test.
 

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If and when you do find a good female clinic around, I would highly suggest you getting several perscriptions for the morning after pill. Even if you do start on a regular birth control method, which I highly recommend as does everyone else, it is still always a good idea to have the morning after pill handy for any incidents such as this. You can take it up to 72 hrs after having intercourse. Good luck.
 

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I agree with most of what was already said. Good luck. I hope the results are whatever you want them to be. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I tested positive a few days before I expected my period - but I am very regular. I hope you got the results you wanted!
 

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Just thought I'd say that I am negative... which at first wasn't the results me & my now ex really wanted. We talked about trying before he left for Iraq, hence why no BC was used (otherwise it <b>definitly</b> would have), we'd decided that whatever happens happens and if I didn't get preg we'd try when he gets back, but we broke up so I was sooo happy when the test was negative. TY all for your words of wisdom. I'm definitly gonna start the charting thing, I haven't been home much the past few weeks but now that I'm home & don't have a bunch of ppl over I'm gonna start doing that.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":up:"> on the negative result, then.<br><br><br><br>
Charting is a great idea, if for no other reason than to get to know your body better. Be sure though, while you're just starting out to use a backup method if you are in need of birth control. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/yes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":yes:">
 
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