Double lines!

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
181 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

ovulation tests normally always have two lines its considered positive when the test line is as dark or darker then the control line. this one appears to be negative

Post # 4
8818 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@Brittany0503:  +1

This one is negative. The lines have to be equally as dark, or the test line slightly darker than the control line. When that happens get to BD’ing!

Post # 6
359 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m going to jump in here… I’m using OPKs for the first time. Is it normal to barely have a line at all when it’s not positive? Or should there always be a definite line?

Post # 7
435 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

@yougotme: it will vary throughout your cycle… some days it will be darker than others. it’s definitely normal to have little to no line on an OPK, but in order for it to be positive the test line needs to be just as dark, or darker than the control line.

Post # 9
1719 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

What you described is how a pregnancy test works, but I’ve never heard of an ovulation test working that way. But who knows! What brand is it?

Post # 12
4827 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

Do OPK’s actually work? My friend used them for months and they said she was ovulating, but she never was, something about a bad fallopian tube.

Post # 13
3787 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@lealorali:  OPKs detect a particular hormone surge in your urine. So yes, they work for the most part. However, it’s entirely possible to have a surge and then not ovulate at all due to delayed ovulation, etc. If your friend had a blocked fallopian tube but was still releasing eggs, the hormone surge would still be in her urine, hence a positive OPK. 

OPKs are not the end-all be-all to confirm ovulation. They’re helpful to let you know it’s coming in addition to cervical fluid. The only way to know for sure whether you ovulated is to track your basal body temperature to see a spike in temperature.

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