(Closed) New to OPKs. Can you help me read this???

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
2020 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Hi! That OPK isn’t positive yet – needs to be as

dark or darker than the control line. Keep testing, you’re probably getting close!

Post # 3
2085 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

agreed.  I just started testing too, today was only my third day and I’ve been getting faint lines- none as dark as the one you have there, but i think it still needs to be darker. 

Post # 4
58 posts
Worker bee

Your getting there – id say start testing after a four hour hold throughout the day and see if you see any increase.

Post # 6
356 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Mine typically looked like this, maybe a bit darker, but they never really got darker than the control line. I just assumed that I was missing my surge. But once they started going to back to lighter again, I assumed the positive was on the day that was the most dark looking. Once they started getting darker, I was testing in the morning and night, sometimes even the afternoon depending. 

Post # 9
356 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

That’s pretty light still, mine were definitely noticably darker. I say keep testing for couple more days and see if it changes at all.

Post # 10
155 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’m not sure that mine ever got darker than the control line and I’m now 15 weeks pregnant so don’t panic if it doesn’t darken.


if you can cope with the icky of keeping peed-on tests around, I kept mine. Stuck them down beside each other so you can look back over a cycle and watch a surge, and compare from cycle to cycle if necessary. (I got this idea from an old post on the Bee that has a pic of one bee’s collection for a cycle).


Dont stress too much. If in doubt, BD! 😉

Post # 12
9877 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Sorry, neither of those look close to positive to me. They don’t necessarily get darker over time, so you could have a really light result and then a positive the next day.

Post # 14
2554 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Mine are generally all very negative until I get a blatantly positive test. I also have to be very careful about urine dilution. Lately, I have to limit liquids to just my one or two coffees before 10, then I take a test while my urine is still diluted. Then I try to get all my water and test in before 3/4 and take a test later in the evening When my urine isn’t so diluted.

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