Did you have that infamous implantation dip or did you experience implantation bleeding? Or maybe you had something happen that made you feel confident that your egg implanted in your uterus on a certain day. Well... you are not alone... many women experience this also.

So the question is... how many days past the implantation date do you need to wait before you can take a pregnancy test and find out if you are pregnant?

If you are not sure of your implantation date, it usually takes place about 6-12 days after ovulation takes place. If you don't know when you ovulated it will make it even more difficult to guess when a test would turn out positive or not. In that case you should wait until your period is due to arrive and see if old aunt flo visits you or not.

Once the implantation is completed and your baby egg is fully attached to the lining of the uterus, your body wills tart to produce a pregnancy hormone called HCG. This HCG takes a bit of time to build up in your body so if you test too soon after you implant you wont get a positive.

How many days will it take for the HCG to get up high enough to test? Well... that depends on what test you are using. Assuming that implantation happened at 7 dpo and your period is due at 14 dpo consider using a pregnancy test that lets you test 5 days early. That would put you testing at 9 dpo, which would mean about 2 to 3 days after implantation.

So there you have it, wait about 3 days after your known implantation date to take an early response pregnancy test. If you are pregnant there is a good chance that you will get a positive result.

If you get a negative this early, don't give up hope. There is still a possiblity that you implanted a bit later than you thought.