(Closed) Is this a positive OPK??

posted 4 years ago in TTC
  • poll: Is this positive?
    YES! Play some Marvin Gaye ASAP! : (22 votes)
    88 %
    Nope, keep testing... : (0 votes)
    Super close, test again tonight and be ready to get down to business : (3 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 2
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    Blushing bee

    Yes, good luck! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 7
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    That looks positive to me!  It’s detecting the surge in LH that leads to ovulation, but does not confirm that you actually will ovulate.  So yes, you can have a positive OPK and not ovulate.  

    Post # 8
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    BowTiedKangaroo:  you can get an LH surge (positive OPK), but not actually ovulate. 

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee

    BowTiedKangaroo:  The only way to confirm ovulation is if you are temping and you see a sustained temperature rise

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee

    happy2bee:  Don’t mean to thread jack, but can I ask a question about OPK’s and temping? I’m temping but not using OPK’s yet. If I see a sustained temp rise, does that mean that I’ve definitely ovulated? I’m not seeing any CM which I read was the other “sure fire” sign of ovulation, and without using an OPK I wasn’t sure if a temperature rise was enough to definitively say that I ovulated. Hopefully your answer will help the OP too, since we both seem to be learning! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee

    Soon2bmrs1:  Usually it has to be a 0.4 degree temp shift or more for 3 or more days.  Some people have the sure fire CM but I know others done.  I do have CM but I know not all of the charters see that in themselves.  Without seeing your chart I don’t know that I can say you’ve ovulated. 

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee

    happy2bee:  My question isn’t so much whether I personally ovulated this cycle (in re-reading my original comment I wasn’t very clear – sorry), but whether a 0.04 temp shift sustained over three or more days is truly a reliable basis to determine ovulation, even if you don’t detect and CM and aren’t using OKP’s.

    I don’t know how to upload my chart (and don’t want to thread jack more than I already have – sorry OP!!!), but I definitely had low temps in the beginning of my cycle, followed by about 10 days of sustained high temps before my period. I’m wondering whether I can safely assume that I ovulated based on my temps alone (which seem to indicate pretty clearly that I did), even without CM and using OPK’s.

     

    ETA: Like, are temps alone enough to conclusively say that a person is ovulating, or do you need to see both a temp shift AND CM change to say a person is ovulating. Above and beyond that, would you ever have a situation where a person’s temps indicated that they were ovulating, but they never got a positive OPK (or would that situation never happen), and in that case, would you guess that the person was ovulating based on their temps, or not ovulating based on their OPK’s. So many questions!!! 

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 7 months ago by  Soon2bmrs1.
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    Post # 15
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    Soon2bmrs1:  Yes.  Temps alone would be enough to confirm ovulation. If you attach a photo of your chart we could give you a more accurate answer.  Just take a screenshot on your phone & upload it.

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