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texasgirl0920
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Hi! First of all, I want to sincerely thank you for all that you guys do—I have learned so much from this website and appreciate the work you’re doing.

I have a question re: home pregnancy testing. I have long, irregular cycles, some of which may have been anovulatory. I’ve read on this site that you can take an HPT 10-14 days after the day of a pregnancy risk, or after your missed period.
I’m on day 24 of my cycle, and had a possible pregnancy risk back on day 7, the day after my period ended. I took an HPT today (17 days later) and it came out negative.

Given my strange cycle patterns, does it sound like this result is probably accurate, or would it be wise for me to re-test later? (If I’m not pregnant, my period shouldn’t be due for about a week and a half).

Thank you so much!

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Heather
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Welcome to the boards, texasgirl. [Smile]

That's pretty much the way you have to do it when your cycles are erratic.

And yes: it should be accurate by now, but in the event your period doesn't arrive in a week and a half when you're expecting it, you can go ahead and retest then.

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texasgirl0920
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Thanks Heather; I appreciate the quick response [Smile]
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