Post # 1
I picked up some ovulation tests from dollar tree the other week after 2 unsucessful cycles TTC (I read they work just as well as their PG tests), and for sh*ts and giggles decided to take one today (11 days into my 30 day cycle). I can’t tell if theres a surge or not. I mean…these wouldn’t give a false positive like a PG test would…would they? Does that second line look like an indent? Is that possible on these tests? It just seems early to me. Maybe not. I don’t know.<br />This is my first cycle using an OV test. Ughhhh this is way too complicated.
*edit: I haven’t been checking my CM this cycle but recently its been extremely wet down there. Other than that I haven’t noticed anything else.
This topic was modified 2 years, 8 months ago by cmoore793.
Post # 2
cmoore793: First, with ovulation tests, there may always be a second line. A second line is not positive, it just means that it detected LH. What you’re looking for with an ovulation test is for the test line to be as dark or darker than the control line.
That being said, your test looks close to positive. Was it taken with FMU? Some tests specify to use FMU, but for the most part, you shouldn’t because the urine is too concentrated . You also usually get your surge in the afternoon.
Day 11 can be normal. Your O date can vary from cycle to cycle. But you can also have multiple surges. So you could gear up to O now and then not, then gear up again later and actually O.
My advice is to retest later today because that one is so close to positive. You are likely very close to getting your positive. Either way, BD now because you want the sperm there waiting for when you do ovulate.
And final advice… like many others, I suggest the fertility friend app and temping. An ovulation test only shows that you have a surge, it does not confirm O actually happened. It is so easy to miss your window without confirmation. Good luck!!!
Post # 3
Ellie85: thanks! I work midnights so i took this at my “dinner time” (4 am). I didn’t expect the second line to show at all since its still early in my cycle. I use ovia to track everything and havent done any charting or testing until today. We were having fun with it but now we’re getting “frustrated” and I decided to be a bit moreactive in keeping track of my cycle. Ill test ag
ain later 🙂
Post # 4
cmoore793: I work nights too, so I completely understand! It messes with EVERYTHING!!! I also use the Ovia app. (Yes, I double chart on FF and Ovia.) I like the Ovia app because it offers advice on data I put in. But it doesn’t confirm ovulation by anything other than the OPK. But it is usually within a day or so of the FF app. The only difference is that without charting, you can’t confirm that you actually O’d.