Post # 1
First time poster but longtime reader in the other forums!
We’re on our 8th month trying and I’ve read this theory that if you’re early in your pregnancy, your OPKs test positive before an HPT can detect it. I’m really confused about what the facts are and I was hoping someone could set the record straight or has a similar story.
I tried it with an extra OPK (white) and a HPT from the dollar store (pink). Here are my results at DPO 8.
Maybe I’m just trying to find optimism. I’m so confused!
Post # 2
A friend of mine tested negative on a HPG and just for the hell of it tried an OPK and got a +! She was so confused. Turns out she was preg 🙂 She is due in October. So I guess yes it can be true!
ETA: your OPK doesn’t look positive though. It’s not dark enough.
Post # 3
tommywantwingy : Thanks for the helpful answer. I just started using OPKs this last cycle so I’m not super sure what I am looking at sometimes. I did have two days where the OPK was bright and that color, and then there were no lines for the next 3 days.
Post # 4
whisking : aw yeah those things are tricky! I stopped using them…! OPK’s are different. They are only considered a positive when the line comes in just as dark or darker than the control line. A faint line means it’s detecting some of the hormone but not enough to mean you will be ovulating soon. Keep your eyes open for 2 dark lines 🙂
and good luck TTC!!!