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Old Apr 14th, 2018, 08:20 AM   1
mummof1
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Might be a silly question


So for the last few months hubby and I have been a little careless which has had me taking tests every month. Last month I got a couple light positives but unfortunately it was a chemical, my “period” came a few days late.
I ended up feeling ovulation pain my usual cycle day 15. And I had ovulation symptoms cycle days 10-16.
We only had unprotected sex a couple of times but during my fertile days we used condoms.
I’m now late for my period !
How long can sperm survive inside ?
I thought the days we didn’t use protection were safe (cycle day 6,8 and 26)



 
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Old Apr 14th, 2018, 08:33 AM   2
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You will get varying answers from between 3 and 7 days. I believe 5 personally because I think I got pregnant once from sex 5 days before ovulation. More than 5 days is a push, but maybe it happens sometimes.



 
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Old Apr 14th, 2018, 08:35 AM   3
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Thanks , I just don’t want to waste the money on a test !
Maybe I’ll wait a few more days



 
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Old Apr 14th, 2018, 08:48 AM   4
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Cycle day 8 may have been a small risk. Or if you ovulated late then cd26 could have been high risk if you hadn't ovulated before that, alhough that would put your cycle out by quite a bit.

If you are going to continue taking slight chances you would probably save a bunch by just buying in a load of ICs. You can get them pretty cheep in lots of 30 or 50.



 
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Old Apr 14th, 2018, 09:02 AM   5
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True , when we tried for our third I bought those because we tried for a year (two losses).
First response are so ridiculously priced but for me they were so accurate !! Once it showed a faint positive ,when I had blood work done the same day , my levels were only 7.
But ICs make more sense financially



 
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Old Apr 14th, 2018, 10:18 AM   6
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I agree, FRER are great but I find ICs let me test on a whim without breaking the bank. If money was no issue I'd just have a cupboard full of FRER, lol. Like you we are not even TTC but I like to have some tests on hand for less careful months .



 
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Old Apr 14th, 2018, 19:55 PM   7
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I had the tiniest bit of light brown spotting , just to further mess with me lol
With my first and third pregnancies , I had light brown spotting around the same time my periods were due ugh ... still trying to wait it out !



 
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Old Apr 15th, 2018, 00:36 AM   8
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That does sound promising. Fingers crossed for you



 
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Old Apr 16th, 2018, 11:32 AM   9
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any update?



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Old Apr 17th, 2018, 10:34 AM   10
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