Post # 1
This month I decided to use 2 OPKs to see when I am fertile becaue I’m never sure when I ovualte since I don’t really have that much CM. I used the Clearblue Digital Advanced and the CVS Ovulation Predictor Kit (strips). I tested both tests in the morning (like the instructions said) with the same urine. Here are my results:
22th- high w/ clearblue & negative with strips
23rd- high w/ clearblue & negative with strips
24th- high w/ clearblue & negative with strips
25th- Peak with clearblue & negative with strips
26th- I didn’t test since I hit my peak yesterday
**For the rest of the days I decided to test with the strips since they were cheaper to buy than the clearblue
27th- Positive with strips
28th- Positive with strips
29th- Positive with strips
I’m not sure why I am still getting positives? Or even when I might have ovulated?? Does anyone have any ideas???
Post # 2
Try taking your basal body temperature every morning and charting that. Where you see the temperature shift is where you ovulated. OPKs can tell you when you may be close to ovulating, but they can’t actually confirm anything.
Post # 3
poptart8926 : I second confirming ovulation with basal body temperature. You don’t have to take BBT all cycle long, if you don’t want to… I just would as you think ovulation is approaching through when you get 3 days of high temps.
Post # 4
poptart8926 : It’s impossible to tell without seeing the strips. I’m sure you know this already but remember, with OPK’s the test line needs to be just as dark as the control line. They aren’t like a pregnancy test where two lines means positive no matter the color. For me, I’ve always tested with second morning urin, not first morning. You should also continue to use them several times throughout the day.
Aside from that, temping is the next step.
Post # 5
OPK are just a way to confirm your body is surging and preparing for ovulation. A few things may be happening:
You could be having a longer than normal surge. It isn’t uncommon for hormones to peak and not ovulate immediately. Remember the only way to confirm ovulation is through BBT or an ultrasound. Bloodwork and follicle measurement is the most accurate way to determine impending O.
Digitals take into account both your estrogen as well as LH to determine “peak.” They are not always accurate.
CVS brand OPK are notorious for causing false positives. I would use wondfo over cvs brand.
Post # 6
And often times those strips have 2 lines but its negative until the 2 lines are really strong. A bit confusing as pregnancy tests are either one or two likes but those OPK tests have 2 lines but unless it’s strong it’s a negative