Question for all the pro OPKers…

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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886 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@graygodess20:  I’m not a pro by any means … this is my first cycle charting but yes there should always be two lines. If it helps below is a pic of my very first positive OPK. 

 

Post # 4
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3721 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

There will pretty much always be two lines (I always have two lines). The second line has to be darker than the control line. 

 

Post # 6
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1640 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Rustic mill, historical site

Yea, it gets darker as you’re leading up to your ovulation.    Let me see if I can find one of my pictures for you…

 

The one on the far right was the afternoon before I got my flaming positive, which I didn’t take a picture of, but it was much darker than the control line, so was yesterday’s.   I didn’t test today.

 

Post # 9
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886 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@graygodess20:  Hmmm … that’s odd that theres no test line. I’m not sure if that is normal or not? I’ve only tested 4 times this cycle but each time I got a test line even if it was faint. I got my positive OPK (CD 17) the night before I ovulated so keep on testing (twice a day if possible).

Post # 10
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2114 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I always saw two lines, here is my spread from the month I conceived twins. only the last 3 are considered positive, the last one was uber positive! Was my first time using OPKs too. 

Post # 12
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1563 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

OPKs measure the amount of LH or Luteinizing Hormone in your body. Usually, that second line is always present as you have LH in your system even when you are not ovulating. If you don’t have a line, I would wonder whether it was too diluted or I’d question when you are testing. Usually your surge is greatest in the early afternoon. However, I wouldn’t find the lack of a test line to be disturbing. It just means your LH is low. Surges can happen quickly or slowly depending on your body. I’d just make sure that you are doing the OPKs twice a day if you nearing your usual O timeframe and at least every 12 hours so that you can ensure that you catch the surge if yours is quick.

 

 

 

Post # 13
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1640 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Rustic mill, historical site

@graygodess20:  If your period was the 18-22, then your ovulation would have been around the 1st, if you have a 28 ish day cycle, is your cycle longer than that?    My period was from the 16th, and my O was on the 30th and 31st, I think…

Post # 14
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1640 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Rustic mill, historical site

Maybe you’re going to ovulate later, or, maybe you already ovulated a little earlier and you missed it, that’s why it’s fading away.

 

Post # 15
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10902 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I tested one day and it matched if not was darker than the control line. The next day I tested the test line was fainter than the previous day and was considerably lighter than the control line. 

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