Opk help

posted 1 week ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Worker bee

I’m not familiar with the brand you’re using but is the dark line the control line?

Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I would suggest taking a pregnancy test if you haven’t. LH and HCG are similiar in structure so an OPK test can in some cases be a surrogate for a pregnancy test. Hope that’s the case for you! 

that’s assuming test line is the dark line (I’m not familiar with your brand of test), if the dark line is the control line then those are all negative tests and I would say you’ve either missed the peak or you haven’t O’d yet. 

Post # 5
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Worker bee

The color of the LH line will fluctuate, but I wouldn’t say that those are dark. You might have a short surge and need to test twice a day. I’d also recommend taking a picture and storing your test in an app like Premom so you can see them easier. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

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@pandapop85:  you will always have some level of LH in your blood and urine. None of those are “positive”… did you have an actual positive this cycle?  How many times per day do you test? You either missed your peak and ovulated or you haven’t ovulated yet.

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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

The only one of those that looks even close to positive is the bottom one in your last photo.

It’s totally normal for the line to fluctuate throughout the month. It doesn’t mean anything until it’s as dark as the control line. They don’t get progressively darker like a pregnancy test.

I would guess either you missed your peak or you have a very short luteal phase maybe? 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

Adding to Westwood, you may be actually approaching ovulation now. I’d test twice per day and see if you get a true positive in the next few days.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

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@pandapop85:  the only way to know for sure you ovulated (aside from cd21 progesterone) is to chart your basal body temp and seeing the temp shift in association with higher progesterone (luteal phase).  Women can have multiple LH surges before ovulation, and can have multiple periods of fertile CM.  If your opk is goes back to negative after 1-2 days, that would likely suggest you are ovulating now and earlier was a fluke.  Opk can cross react with hcg (so aman opk will pick up a pregnancy), but it would not be a sudden positive and it would stay positive as well.  

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