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posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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359 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@confusedbridehere:  I have had 2 lh surges… One around cd14 and one about 5-7 days later (which is when I actually o). I figured it out my 4th cycle ttc when it just FELT like I was O’ing and I took another opk on a whim. It was positive. Maybe that’s what is happening to you? It threw me off until I figured this out (which also explains why we weren’t being successful. We were counting on o at the wrong time!)

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Do u think you could be preg though?  I had all negative tests in nov after a similar story like yours in October. I only spotted a little and assumed that was my period in Nov. We didnbt even try in Nov cause DH had back surgery done. I am preg and I havent seen the dr yet but I had to be preg when I was getting the negative tests and just didnt wait long enough to test?

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@confusedbridehere:  I don’t know what it’s about either. I think for me it was a mix of stress and adjusting to being off birth control. I’ve read it can happen if your body gears up to ovulate but it doesn’t happen for some reason (stress,etc). Then your body will try again and can be successful the 2nd time. I know they say to stop testing after a pos opk but for me, I would get my period 14-16 days after the second surge so I think that was the “real” one. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@confusedbridehere:  I had a positive opk on day 13 this cycle and I’m on day 34 and still have no confirmed ovulation ( I temp) and no AF. You can def be gearing up to ovulate and then not. sometimes you might have another surge and ovulate later or you may have an anovulatory cycle. I’m still waiting to find out what mine is 🙁 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Luckily for me, OPK’s have never worked for me.  But yeah, as pp’s have said, an OPK will only tell you if you are surging and won’t guarantee that O follows.  I’ve surged more than once in a cycle as well and because of it, O was quite a bit delayed.  Personally, I recommend temping along with the OPK’s as that’s a pretty good way to confirm if O actually happened or if it was a psych-out.

 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

@confusedbridehere:  Like PP, I get two surges. I would get a positive OPK when my left side would attempt to release an egg… but through charting/BBT, I learned that my left side has issues doing it some cycles and about a week later my right side would ovulate after getting another positive OPK. 

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@confusedbridehere:  it seems quite early. I had 36 day cycles and the month I got pregnant I BD on CD 23 (guessing I ovulated cd 23-25). Everyone is different though but I would guess you’re having two surges…

 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Ttc is a confusing process.  I didn’t use opks, but tracked my temps instead. I learned that your o date can vary cycle to cycle,  but your luteal phase stays the same.  The only way you can confirm ovulation yourself is with temps,  after you ovulate your temps remain elevated. 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@confusedbridehere:  Yup.  It usually meant that my O fell on cd19 or later, and I have a 14-15 day luteal phase, so my cycles were running 33+ days.

On a more normal cycle, it’s typically around 28-30days. 

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@confusedbridehere: I’m glad you’ve asked this question as like you I’ve twice OPK one month and it showed me to ovulate on CD18, but over the weekend thinking about when we’ve previously BD, I wondered if it was possible to get two LH surges, I didn’t know this was possible.

Not wanting to thread jack but @yougotme: & @abc123joanna: thanks for the confirmation.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

@confusedbridehere:  My cycles are long to begin with, but I would think it would add however long is in between surges onto your cycles. For mine, that meant my cycles lasted a week longer than it would have, had my left ovary been able to release an egg.

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