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How accurate are the dollar store HPT? S & S *20weeks* Due December 29 (boy); 16 kids; Larouche, Quebec 1123 posts
27th Nov '12

So I haven't had my period yet. I was due on the 24th, and I've been having it on the 24th for 4 months in a row now. I'm surprised it didn't show up. I've been trying to "induce" it (online said have vitamin c, pineapples, have sex/masturbate, drink lots of water, etc) and it hasn't arrived. I did a hpt (dollar store) on the 23rd and it was negative.



So I'm just wondering how accurate they are? Did I take it too early? Should I try another brand? Should I use the same brand later? Or am I just not pregnant?



With my last pregnancy I was given a blood test the day before my period was due and my HCG was at 180.

Cordelia's Mom 33 kids; Bakersfield, California 3685 posts
27th Nov '12

It was probably just too early. I took an 88 cent one the day my period was due and it was soooo faint that I wasn't even sure. Took one a week later and it was very noticeable. So try again :]

S & S *20weeks* Due December 29 (boy); 16 kids; Larouche, Quebec 1123 posts
27th Nov '12

thank you :)

A&C +TWINS 4 kids; Nevada 7227 posts
27th Nov '12

I'd say the same thing. Even after my period was missed it still took awhile for those to get all that dark.

.MommaBug. 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Dayton, OH, United States 931 posts
27th Nov '12
Quoting M & S (+1 angel):" So I haven't had my period yet. I was due on the 24th, and I've been having it on the 24th for 4 months ... [snip!] ... I just not pregnant? With my last pregnancy I was given a blood test the day before my period was due and my HCG was at 180."


i think they all do the same thing ;)

!!Katie!! 1 child; Tennessee 2794 posts
27th Nov '12

I got a positive dollar store test a year ago.



I have a beautiful 3 month old little boy sleeping next to me :wink:



They work :D

0.........o Due April 26 (girl); 17 kids; Homestead, Florida 320 posts
27th Nov '12

I used it for my last pregnancy and it worked just fine they look like the ones the doctors use at office.

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15440 posts
27th Nov '12

The Dollar Store tests will work as soon as 9 DPO

S & S *20weeks* Due December 29 (boy); 16 kids; Larouche, Quebec 1123 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting Crystal Marie S.:" The Dollar Store tests will work as soon as 9 DPO"


If that's true than it should have turned up positive....I'll test again just to make 100% sure though because I'm 12 days late

LolaMcKitten Due May 30 (girl); 27 kids; Beverly Hills, California 15496 posts
5th Dec '12

I used them both times and with this one, I was already due and it was still faint. They DO work, just not well for early testing. If you are late, it should work.

S & S *20weeks* Due December 29 (boy); 16 kids; Larouche, Quebec 1123 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting LolaMcKitten:" I used them both times and with this one, I was already due and it was still faint. They DO work, just not well for early testing. If you are late, it should work. "


12 days late now, I think it's okay to test now xD

LolaMcKitten Due May 30 (girl); 27 kids; Beverly Hills, California 15496 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting S & S (+1 angel):" 12 days late now, I think it's okay to test now xD"


Definitely! Good luck!

user banned 4 kids; Mueang Phuket, Thailand 30487 posts
5th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Crystal Marie S.:</b>" The Dollar Store tests will work as soon as 9 DPO"</blockquote>




They can work at 9dpo. I had positive digital tests before my dollar store test even snowed a faint faint line