(Closed) OPKs and PCOS

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
2195 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Hi there, 

I have PCOS and they were always pretty accurate for me. I would get LOTS of days of “almost positives” and by fluke the odd time i’d catch an actual positive. I did however have to test a couple times a day, and ALWAYS got a positive around lunchtime, never before and never after. I’d often only have one positive OPK a cycle, so it was very, very easy to miss the surge. 

If you have long cycles OPK’s can be very stressful and frustrating as some days they were almost positive and the next day barely a second line. Don’t let them drive you too crazy, and make sure you get the cheapy ones online if you plan on going through lots! I also had a couple cycles of multiple days of positives, all over the map. My body would “attempt” to ovulate, then it wouldn’t, then about a week later i’d get another positive. I’m SO glad to see you are charting, because that will really give you a much better picture of what your body is doing (in addition to the OPKS :)). 

Good luck on your journey! We now have a 3 month old at home, so don’t let the PCOS diagnosis scare you! XO

Post # 4
493 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

With pcos you can get false almost positives. It happens because your body will surge but then your body doesn’t follow through which is what causes the cystic ovaries.  Keep testing you may end up with a second surge. 

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