(Closed) What if OPK is never positive?

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Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@PilotsGirl56:  I don’t have answer for you but I’m posting to follow the thread because I’m curious about this too! This is my first month using OPKs and I’m nervous I won’t get a positive and what that would mean. Help us out Bees!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@PilotsGirl56: Are you charting? I use OPK’s too but I don’t think you can really know if you are ovulating unless you chart. It is really easy to miss your LH surge if you have a short one like some women do. Also, maybe you just O later into your cycle and you will see your surge in the next couple days. I hope you catch it soon!

ETA- remember to try and hold it for at least 4 hours and don’t drink anything 2-3 hours before you test so that your urine isn’t too diluted.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@PilotsGirl56:  I would test in the morning and at night. I had success that way. And I was using wondfo’s because they are cheap on amazon.com 

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

You probably didn’t ovulate yet.  If your period ended 11/16 or that was the day after your period ended then you’re around CD 13-14 today…with a 29 day cycle you *should* ovulate on day 15ish…(29-14 = CD 15) . So your O should be coming soon or perhaps your cycle is off for one reason or another.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

commenting to follow! i’m also afraid of this!

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

It’s possible you didn’t ovulate yet, or your urine was just too diluted when you tested.  Are you getting a fade in at all, or any that are close to positive?  It’s possible you just missed the actual height of the peak, but that seems difficult if you’re testing three times a day. 

 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@PilotsGirl56:  i understand your frustration.

i know you started testing on the 16th, but when did this cycle start? If this cycle is the same as last month (which it may not be, especially if you’ve recently stopped hormonal BC), then you could ovulate up to CD18 and still have a ‘normal’ LP.

And, as long as you are having sex every day or two, it really doesn’t matter if you don’t see that positive OPK this cycle – you’ll catch your fertile period anyway. When I use them I tend to test once when i get home from work (5-5.30ish), but I can usually still see a positive the next morning if I test with FMU. So if you see a positive with FMU, it *may* mean you ovulated the day before.

If you don’t see a positive, but your cycle is around 29-35 days, I’d say that you just missed your surge (rather than your suggestions of you not ovulating or the strips not working for you). You can also ovulate with cycles longer than that, as many of us prove.

3-6 months is a very normal, and even ‘quick’, amount of time to get pregnant, so try not to get too wound up about it just yet… (from someone who totally did, and is still waiting 14 months later…!)

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@PilotsGirl56:  ok, so you start counting each cycle from the first day of your period – so for you this cycle that was the 12th, making you CD (cycle day) 13 today (or maybe CD12 in US, I get confused with timezones).

So you could expect to ovulate any day this week, that is IF your cycle is going to be nice and regular for you. Ignore any apps or websites that say you’ll ovulate on CD14, it is just an average and rarely true for any one particular person.

All the best ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@PilotsGirl56:  feel free to ask questions – but TCOYF is well worth a read!! fascinating to know what goes on in there ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@PilotsGirl56:  My LMP was the 13th-17th, so we’re very close on our schedules!  I’m using OPK’s and have not yet received a postive.

It’s so funny because I’m using Wondfo’s as well and keep telling my husband that I want to go out and get the smiley face ones. 

Not knowing your normal cycle length, I don’t think we should be totally nervous as of yet.  We should get a positive in the next couple of days (hopefully).  Good luck to you!

Also, just to clarify what a pp said…and I feel really stupid for asking this…once I get a positive OPK…that doesn’t mean I’m ovulating at that moment?  

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