What does an "almost positive" OPK mean?

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
3989 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

It just means that you’re getting closer to your ovulation date. A faint line would appear for me at CD10 and I would ovulate at CD15. 

Post # 4
12895 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

It means nothing to me.  I don’t see a clear progession of lines getting darker.  It’s either negative or positive to me.

Post # 5
715 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

It doesn’t really mean much. There’s always some LH hanging around. A line can appear because your urine was more concentrated that day. It really only means something when it’s as dark or darker than the control line. 

Post # 6
89 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

it meant nothing for me. i had no progression of surge over the 25 days i tested. i always had some level of LH in my system, sometimes it was more than others, but it was never darker than the control. the day before i got my positive OPK the band was really faint, then boom, next day it was darker than the control (the only one out of all of them that looked like that).

Post # 7
3360 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Yup, I’ll second that it doesn’t mean anything.  For me, there’s ALWAYS a second line on an OPK.  In the day or two before I get a positive, it’ll start to get darker, then BAM! – positive.  But a faint line doesn’t mean anything.

Post # 8
1640 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Rustic mill, historical site

Yup, same here, I could test on CD2 or CD12 and there would be a faint line.   It gets progressivly darker a day or two before ovulation, then I get a daker test line, then it goes back to light in the days after, but there’s always a line.


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