In order to know how many days post your ovulation, you should be taking a pregnancy test. It is important to understand the process of ovulation, conception, and implantation. It is also important that you understand about the formation of the hCG hormone. And how does the home-pregnancy test detect pregnancy?
When the dominant follicle ruptures. The egg released from the ovary and into the close fallopian tube. It takes up to a maximum of 24 hours for the egg to fertilize. In case there are sperms in the fallopian tube and penetrates with fresh egg then this leads to conception.
In the following days, the egg gets fertilized. And into the uterus and it then starts to implant in the uterine lining. The fertilized egg is the embryo. After the implantation stage, the placenta secretes the hCG that is a popular hormone in pregnancy. The process of implantation happens around six to twelve days after ovulation.
How is pregnancy detected?
In the early weeks after implantation takes place, the hCG hormone doubles in every 48 to 72 hours. A non-pregnant woman will have an hCG level of 5 mIU/ml however after conceiving hCG level rises to50 mIU/ml. This is a good increase in level and the hormone is secreted in her blood. When you do a home pregnancy test this is what detects the pregnancy.
When should the pregnancy test be done?
Now that you understand the conception process, the pregnancy test should not be taken before 7 days of ovulation. The ideal pregnancy test days after ovulation, around 7 to 10 days after ovulation. This lets you confirm your pregnancy.
However, if you take the pregnancy test early then there is a chance that the result will be false. It is also important that you have calculated the ovulation date accurately. If not accurate because of the low hCG level and no impanation has occurred. Thus it is advised that you wait at least 7 to 10 days after ovulation before you check for a positive pregnancy.
In case you take the test on the seventh day after ovulation and the result shows as negative, you may want to test it again after a few days just to be doubly sure about it.
You may also decide to wait until you notice some early signs of pregnancy before you take a pregnancy test. This includes implantation bleeding, swollen or tender breasts, tiredness, aversions or food cravings. If you observe any of these signs in the 7 to 10 days after your ovulation, then you should definitely get a pregnancy test done.
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