(Closed) 1st month testing ovulation…someone help

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I would keep testing. I’ve heard of a lot of women who have negatives, not-quite-positives, negatives then BAM positive. Fertility friend is just guessing you’ll ovulate on the 21st based on a 30-day cycle and a 14-day LP. But maybe your LP is shorter than that. You could be ovulating in the next few days.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m not a pro with opks at all, but I’d agree, keep testing.  you didn’t mention if you track your temperature or not, but I’d suggest that you do to confirm ovulation.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I agree, keep testing!  I had days where I was sure I had a positive, then a few days clear negatives. The day I got my positive the test line showed up before the control line and it was so much darker. I had a few days of EWCM before I got my positive too.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

@luli29:  Keep testing, but your almost positive yesterday could have been the closest you’ll see this cycle. LH surge can be as short as 4 hours, so you can miss it unless you’re testing more than once per day! Usually I start testing 2-3 times a day when I see the test getting close to positive. Good luck! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@luli29:  the cost is why I started using the wondfo internet cheapies for opk’s. Plus I didn’t have the patience to temp. If you were bd’ing every other day, then there’s sperm swimming around in there anyway ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

@luli29:  I know! Once you get to know your cycles and your body, you will be able to cut down on the number of days you take them. Also what @mwitter said. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@luli29:  My doc said that if you’re only testing once a day that it’s possible to get an “almost positive” and then miss the “actual” positive because the surge hormone doesn’t always stick around for too long.  I usually use internet cheapies until I get my first faint line and then use the more expensive ones 2-3 times a day until my positive.  I agree with @mwitter80: though, if you’re BDing every other day, then his guys are right where they need to be:)

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I used OPK’s for 7 months. I did this along with charting so for the first 6 months I knew I didn’t ovulate, no +OPK and no temperature rise on charts. Well on the 7th month I never got on +OPK, but I did ovulate and saw this on my charts after the fact. Good thing we did BD’d every other day because I got a BFP. Like Bunny mentioned, you could have a very short surge and would need to test every couple of hours, which I found to be near impossible since I needed something to eat and drink at some point during the day. If you’re cycles are pretty consistent then I would look into charting, your charts should show you (I know it’s after the fact) which days you do ovulate and it you aren’t pg after a few months then you will at least have a clear picture of when exactly you do O.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I hear ya! i’ve been using them for almost 3 weeks now (I have long irregular cycles) and I got (what I think was) a positive and then the day after,(and the day before) the test line was barely visible. I’m still getting negs, and they’re ranging from a hardly visible line, to a light line. But i got a temp rise this morning. who knows. :S it’s frustrating. keep BDing every other day or so, and like PPs said, the little guys will be there when the egg shows up.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

This OPK business does not seem to be an exact science unless you test several times a day, which isn’t feasible for me.  I found charting (BBT) to be a very good indicator for ovulation. Of course, you won’t know for sure until after you ovulated, but if your cycle is pretty regular, you will usually O around the same time every month. If you keep BD every other day shortly after your period until after you get that spike on your chart, then you need not worry about the timing.

Good luck!

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