OPK always has two lines

posted 2 years ago in TTC
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Do you mean two lines in addition to the control line (which lets you know the test is working)? So three lines in total?

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

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splishsplash :  Ah ok! Is the second line always quite dark? How many days have you been taking it for?

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

Usually OPKs will have two lines. The control line, and the test line. Everyone has a base amount of LH in their system at any given time, which is what your OPK is picking up. However, OPKs indicate when a SURGE of LH is happening in your system, thus suggesting ovulation is near. 

Some ladies can track an increase in their LH in the days leading up to a positive OPK, and some have pretty consistent lines and then BOOM, positive. All depends on your body. 

So, yes, OPKs usually always have two lines, with the intensity of the “resting” LH test line varying from person to person. After a few times of using them, you’ll get used to what yours look like, and how your body gears up for ovulation. 

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

Mine always have two lines.

See below for reference, only the bottom two are positive

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

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splishsplash :  How are your cycles?  If I use OPKs they are always almost positive or positive but I have PCOS so that is why it is like that.  Is the test line there but light like pp’s picture?

 

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Bumble bee

Yes they always have two lines. In fact I think it says on the box if there is only one line it’s an invalid test.

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I agree with mrspuppylove that if there is only one line then it is invalid. At least that’s what my directions say. I’m new to this as well. 🙂

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

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splishsplash :  Oh good to hear that your blood levels and ultrasound were clear!!  I too have none of the normal signs of PCOS besides the irregular period but my blood tests and ultrasound revealed that I without a doubt have it (high LH, high-ish testerone, and polycystic like ovaries).  I’d relax and listen to the other bees about it being normal since you’ve already been checked out!  I am in a same-sex marriage and my wife has a healthy reproductive system.  We tracked her cycle for a couple months and a few days before her spike (when we started testing) it was very faint and then got darker until peak and then faded out after ovulation.  It was clear to see the lead up to her spike but there were always two lines just SUPER faint when it was a few days out from her surge.  But like pp’s said, everyone has a different baseline level.  Good luck!!  I hope you have a successful TTC journey.

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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

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splishsplash :  there are always 2 lines because you always have LH in your system.  This will test for a “surge” (increase in LH) which makes the test line darker once you are about to ovulate.

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Helper bee

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splishsplash :  Yup, totally normal!  That’s how they’re supposed to look.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

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splishsplash :  you say you have irregular cycles. How long can they be? You will typically get a positive OPK about 14 days before you get your period (give or take a couple days) 

If you start testing on day 10 but your cycles can last 45 days, you might keep getting negatives until you get to day 30 or so.

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