Post # 1
For the past 5 days my opks have looked like the pic above…not quite as dark as the control line but almost there. Anyone else experience this or know if it means anything? Background info: I’m on CD 47 after having 2 31 day cycles off BCPs prior to this one. Just had blood work today to see if something is wrong or my period is just screwed up after going off the pill. I had regular periods prior to going on the pill 8 years ago so hopefully they return soon! Thanks 🙂
Post # 2
I don’t have any advice but I’m there with you. Past cycles I’ve had them look like that throughout the cycle as there is always LH in the body so those would be normal for me at anytime. This cycle though I have had six days of blaring positives the past 6 days and I’m on CD 42! Hopefully we’ll get it figured out!
Post # 3
This month my opk’s looked exactly like that. Significantly darker than previous days but still not as dark as the control. Mine only lasted about 1 day. I’m CD19 and if that was O then 6DPO so we’ll see. I still BD’d as much as possible to cover my bases. I did have a chemical last month and thought maybe my body was still a little screwed up. Hopefully you get your answers!
Post # 4
Mine look like that the week leading up to O and a few days after. I just keep them all and compare to see when they start to darken.
Post # 5
Yes! Mine did 4-5 days before my true positive during the cycle we conceived. The cycle before I thought I had missed my surge and stopped bding. keep bding until you get your positive and a day or two after. You will know when it is positive.
Post # 6
Weddingobsessed: Hi Wedingobsessed! I had different cycle lengths that lasted anywhere from 36-60 days for several months after going off of BC. I also used Wondfro and had similar semi-dark lines for several days in a row during each cycle similar to your pic above.
I finally went to an RE to see why my cycles weren’t regulating and why I had so many semi-positive OPK results before getting a true-positve result each time. I had bloodwork done and it turned out that I have PCOS. I was told the varying cycles and having more than 2 days of semi-positive OPK tests (as well as bloodwork results) indicated PCOS.
I’m sure you will be fine and you are regulating from just coming off of BC, but I would have your FSH, LH, AMH, and testosterone tested to help rule out PCOS. Also buy a digitial OPK kit because they are are far more accurate than Wondro since the result only shows a smiley face or nothing when you are truly ovulating. Good luck!
Post # 7
Demarca11: thanks so much for your response! I just had blood work done Friday so I am waiting on those results. Did you have any other symptoms of pcos other than irregular cycles?
Post # 8
Weddingobsessed: I only had 2 symptoms- irregular cycles and the inability to ovulate on my own. I’m not sure if you are familiar with all of the PCOS symptoms, but I have only a few and I am considered “thin PCOS” which is not as common. I never even considered having PCOS until I went off BC and was diagnosed by my RE. Now I’m taking Femara and Ovidrel to help regulate my cycles and ovulate. Fingers crossed it works!
Having bloodwork done is a good first step to identify any fertility issues. Hopefully your bloodwork will produce great results. Keep me updated! 🙂