(Closed) Ladies who use Ovulation strips…

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
Member
379 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Ugoob:  Are you just testing once a day? None of these look quite positive to me, but that doesn’t mean you’re not ovulating. You may have just missed your surge. 

Post # 4
Member
1949 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Doesn’t look like any of those are positive 🙁 sorry to be the bearer of bad news. Does your period come after 40 days all the time, or are your cycle lengths different?

After I came off the pill I had 40, 45, 49 etc day cycles, but only o’d once and had a 59 day cycle. Then I had a 100 day cycle and 72 (AF induced by provera). I’m currently on cd 28/29 (I can’t remember) and its not looking like I’m going to o. 

Sorry to say, but based on those opks, you haven’t o’d yet. What do your temps look like? What about ewcm? Are you seeing any?

Post # 6
Member
5107 posts
Bee Keeper

@Ugoob:  My best guess would be that you ovulated on CD25-26, and either didn’t have concentratd urine, took it at the wrong time of day, or didn’t hold the strip in the the pee cup long enough. May I see your temperatures? And like MsWasath said, it doesn’t nevessarily mean that you are not ovulating.

Post # 9
Member
5107 posts
Bee Keeper

@Ugoob:  It’s definitely dark, but it’s not positive. It’s possible to O very late in your cycle for sure. I’ve seen people O on CD55 and still get pregnant. Was this taken with first morning urine?

Yeah, based on your temps, I’d guess that you didn’t O on CD25 like I had thought, but if you aren’t taking it at the exact same time every day or with a BBT, it would pretty inaccurate temps, so I still wouldn’t say for sure that you aren’t O’ing yet. I think the only way to confirm that you do/did in fact ovulate is 7DPO bloodwork, specifically the progesterone levels. I think I read that on here. But I’m not sure…

Post # 10
Member
1272 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Ugoob:  no positives there, but like others suggested, it is possible that you missed the surge.

You said that you average 40 days, but you’ve had 49 day cycles – i’m thinking that this must be a longer one, so I wouldn’t expect AF in 4 days time. If your LP is the average 12-14 days, and it IS a 49 day cycle, then you may not O until CD37 – keep testing. Also, I think I’ve read that you should test mid afternoon (I always test after work, at 5ish). Keep an eye on your temp, that’s the best way to check if you’ve Oed other than blood tests.

Totally feel your pain – my cycles vary, so I have to test for weeks sometimes too. All the best!!

Post # 12
Member
1652 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Hi there, I just wanted to say that when I was using OPKs I used ones that look similar to yours – Amazon cheapies, and then when one looked darkish I would use a clearblue digital one to check with. Well the one I used when I conceived, the cheapie stick actually never went very dark – it looked as dark as some of yours, BUT the expensive clearblue detected my ovulation with a smiley face..this was indeed when I ovulated as I confirmed it with temping and I also got my BFP about a week later..so just to say that it can be tricky to catch your O with those strips alone, I think they are very sensitive to urine concentration, time of day etc. I would definitely cross-check any that look darkish with your charts to see if you can see a possible O and consider investing in digital opks to confirm with. Good luck to you!! 🙂

Post # 14
Member
542 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I also had long cycles about 47 days, I used the same technique as a PP and would double check with a digital when I thought it might be positive. It worked for me and I ended up getting KU when I o’d on cd32. I did get better results with FMU and I only discovered this as in the beginning when i was first using them I would use an OPK 3x day. It’s also possible that you might have a short luteal phase too. But if you’re not ku this month I’d trythe double method with the digitals and try playing with the time you use the OPKs. Good luck!!! 

The topic ‘Ladies who use Ovulation strips…’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors