Post # 1
Ok, me again…..lol. Some may remember I am the mother of a incredible daughter who is desperate to conceive (btw, she knows I am posting these and she is thrilled as she is happy to get all the help & support she can get). Well, we are confused on when to test. Her first day of her period was March 1st and she got a positive Ovulation predictor on March 18th. Her periods are extremely irregular and can go anywhere from 28 days to 55 days. The past three months she has used Provera to “jump start” her periods. March was her second round of Clomid (100mg) – first month was only 50mg and she never received a positive ovulation predictor. Matter of fact, this month is the first month she has ever received a positive one. She has not charted – but will begin this next cycle. We thought today would be day 13 after ovulation and would be long enough – well she tested and you guessed it…..its negative. We are so disappointed and was so hoping this would be the month. So is there any chance she still could be and it just not show up yet? Obviously AF hasnt arrived or she would not have tested. She is second guessing every symptom in the book – but who knows. No breast tendersness, no nausea, etc. Did we wait long enough? When is the right time to test. Back in my days, you had to wait weeks – so this is so new to me. Heck when I was carrying her – it didnt show up on a home test until I was 10 weeks pregnant….lol. I found out via a blood test. Any help you can give us would be greatly appreciated. I love you girls -and sure wish I would have had you when I was going through my infertility issues 27 years ago! Blessings to all
Post # 3
If she got a positive OPK on the 18th, it is possible to not ovulate until 48 hours later (if at all, confirm with charting next month). Maybe give it another day or 2, then test again. Good luck!
Post # 4
If she got a positive on the 18th, it’s possible she didn’t ovulate until the 19th or 20th. I have read that waiting to test until 14 DPO (days past ovulation) lessens the chance that there could be a false negative. This means that if you test earlier than 14DPO, it is still possible to get a negative and still be pregnant. However, if you get a negative at 14DPO it is likely to be a true negative (Most people don’t get their first positive until at least 13DPO). So it’s still possible. I believe 14DPO for your daughter could be Tues 4/2.
Post # 5
I agree to test again in 2 days. If she already has a relationship with a MD on this topic, she may be able to get in for a blood test (especially if a HPT didn’t work for you).
Post # 6
Is your daughter temping? That usually can give you an idea on when to test. Also, how long are her LP’s? That can also give you an idea of when to start testing. If she already got a negative, then I would suggest either way for AF to show or get a blood work done. GL
Post # 7
From all I’ve read, irregularity of cycles has to do with differing timed ovulation – after that, the luteal phase is very regular, and usually ranges from 12-16 days. Like others have said, she may not have ovulated until a day or two after the positive OPK. If she hasn’t gotten her period (and still has elevated temps) 18 days after that positive result, I would think she’d have a really good chance of getting an accurate test result. Also, just to be sure, she should test with first morning urine (so that her urine is more concentrated).
Post # 8
@wowweddings20000: Thank you everyone for all the information. I think I did have one date incorrect – The first day of her period was the 8th not the 1st like I stated. However, I was correct she got a positive ovulation predictor on March 18th and March 19th. Negative OPK on March 20th. I thought today was the premium day to test but now that I hear from all of you looks as though we are a couple days early. I am just not used to counting from day of ovulation. I am so old school and would go from 28th from date of last cycle which to memeans she is not even scheduled to start til the 5th – which two weeks late would make it the 19th – remember its been 27 years since I gave birth. Since she has never checked her temp that isnt going to help but next month I know she plans on temping and getting her husband tested. Thanks again for everything!