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Days Post Ovulation

Days Post Ovulation, abbreviated DPO, refers to the number of days after ovulation has occurred.

Typically used when tracking ovulatory cycle and/or trying to conceive, early home pregnancy tests are generally considered reliable starting at around ten days post ovulation (depending on the test manufacturer's recommendation.)

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