Clear Blue Pregnancy Test

Updated on August 22, 2013
A.M. asks from Nyack, NY
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My husband and I are trying to conceive our 2nd child. My period is due early next week and I will be honest---I am anxious and very excited to take a pregnancy test if I don't get a period. Clear Blue box says you can take it up to 5 days before your period is due; however it's more accurate the day and after you miss your period...just wondering if anyone has tested early and gotten an accurate result? Thinking about trying it...or maybe I should just wait?! My period is very regular...every 25 or 26 days.

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So What Happened?

update 12-2-13
Well the test in August was (-)...and we didn't conceive in September or October either...but November was the magically month and I am thrilled to write that I had a (+) test this past weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

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answers from Kansas City on

I bought a box that came with two tests. I did one 5 days before my missed period and one the day after I missed my period. They both came back positive and they both were right. We had a beautiful baby girl about 8 1/2 month later!

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answers from Kansas City on

I would wait if i were you. I did the same as you and every stinking time got a negative result. Then a week after i still didnt start my period, i took another one and got a + result! Save your money and just do it once!
Good luck! Crossing my fingers for a BIG OLE FAT PLUS SIGN!

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answers from Columbia on

Your period being regular is not as important as your ovulation date being accurately assumed.

I would not test early. You can get a false positive due to HCG surges. I would test on the first day of your missed period.

I know it's hard, but relax.

I will say that I tested early on ONE of my five pregnancies and that's the one that tested negative, but was actually positive.

It's better to wait.

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answers from St. Louis on

I know it is hard to wait, but you really should. I would also suggest after the appropriate waiting time, you go to the dollar store and get some of those tests! Those work just as well if you wait until a missed period and are FAR cheaper. No point in wasting the money to know a week sooner. If you're pregnant, you're pregnant. You can spend the $40 I just saved you on a new outfit for baby.

To answer your question - I have tested positive before a missed period with both the expensive tests and the dollar store tests. I ALWAYS regretted spending the money on the expensive ones! I say WAIT! Good luck, and make sure to let us know!!

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answers from Chicago on

With my last pregnancy, I tested 4 days early with Clear Blue and got a positive.

Best wishes!



answers from Tulsa on

I've tested early with both my pregnancies (DS is 2, and I am 5 weeks along now). All were negative before my period was supposed to start. Got a positive this time 2 days after my missed period, with my son I was almost a week late before testing positive. Save your money and wait, I wish I had! If you do test, don't assume you are not pregnant if you get an early negative. If you look at the statistics on the box, most tests are only 50-60% accurate 5 days early. Good luck!



answers from Detroit on

The early tests detected mine 5 days BEFORE a period for most of my kids. It was an actual early test, one of the name brands.

I knew it was yes even when a urine test (at Dr.) said no!
And other regular tests all came back no. So, some tests DO tell you early.



answers from Dallas on

How regular is your ovulation? I ovulate very regularly. I took a test 4-5 days before my period was due, but I ovulate pretty early in my cycle. I did get an accurate result, but like I said...I ovulate early. If you ovulate a little early, then you might get an accurate. With that said, it's always more accurate to wait until your period is due.



answers from Washington DC on

I've tested positive with the Walmart brand 4 days early and the Target brand 3 days early. Just take them in the morning when your hormone levels are at their highest. I used name brand with my first pregnancy only after I missed my period, but after that I heard generic can be just as accurate so I used generic and got accurate results early.

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