How accurate are those ovulation tests?

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
3697 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Better than nothing, but not 100% accurate. The app is the least accurate as it bases info off averages, not your own personal body and what it does. 

OPK’s measure the hormone you release a day or so before ovulation, but it’s not confirmation that you did ovulate. You need to chart/temp to verify that ovulation actually happened. 

Post # 5
9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@nerdwife12:  They never ever worked for me.  Even while I was charting I never testing positive and I was clearly ovulating (and even got pregnant!)

Post # 6
2243 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Nothing is 100% accurate. I would say it really depends on the accuracy of your data-entry. If you’re not vigilant on your temping (take it at different times/skip days) & aren’t good at identifying your CM, it’s obviously not going to be as effective.

I still think charting is more useful than OPK’s.

Post # 7
672 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I used clearblue easy ovulation kit where there is a flashing smiley and solid smiley face.  I got pregnant on my 2nd cycle (which unfortunately ended in MC) and used again and I’m now 4 weeks on my very next cycle! (crossing my fingers this one sticks!)

So I would say it definitely works!

Post # 8
10838 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I had a positive result from one two days ago and judging by my CM it seemed to be accurate. We’ll see though. 

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