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Does a short LP mean I can test earlier?


The test says I can test 5 days before my missed period. I have a 12
day luteal phase and get my period at 13 DPO. Does this mean I can
start testing at 8 DPO?


You can start testing anytime you want as far as the Queen is
concerned. BUT, it isn't typical to see results before 10 DPO. In fact,
s
ome don't see results until 12 DPO.

The length of your LP has nothing to do with when the peestick
tests will be able to pick up a pregnancy.
Regardless of your LP,
your body needs time to build up enough hcG to trigger a positive
test. When a test says it can detect a pregnancy 5 days before a
missed period, it is assuming a "typical" cycle with a 14 day LP and
AF showing up at 15 DPO. This would make 10 DPO the first
'reasonable' test date for those tests.
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