Post # 1
hello lovely ttc bees, i have a random question that maybe some of u can answer. will an opk test be positive until you ovulate? If i got a positive opk will it stay positive until i ovulate or can it go back to negative before the egg is actually released? and if so what is the timeframe?
Post # 3
@mtler: It can stay positive or it can just no have a color after your first positive, but it doesnt mean anything. My MD said and it is recommended that once you get one positive, you stop testing (but lets face it we all just love POAS lol) so even if you get a positive today and no tomorrow, it doesnt mean you are done ovulating. As long as you get that line at least once, you are good to go and get your BD time !!! ;))))
Post # 4
usually the test line will stay DARKER than the control line until the egg is released! SO could be 24-48 hours after your first positive! or Less if you caught it late! I O-ed the same day as my first positive. Short surge i guess! I’d BD immediately once you see a +!
Post # 5
I have gotten a positive OPK followed by negative ones with O several days after the positive. I don’t know why this is. I’ve also gotten positives up until O. Now I just stop testing after I get a positive because I really hate OPKs 🙂
Post # 6
@mtler: I’ve been researching these very questions a lot lately now that I have evidence my OPKs can go dark! It can go back to negative before the egg is actually released, and the timeframe seems to be about 12-36 hours for the egg release and then another day or two after that for the temperature rise to show on your chart if you’re temping.
Post # 7
thanks for all ur input! i dont temp so i am just genuinely curious what else is reliable-ish indication. wish we could just peek inside and check!