(Closed) OPKs lines?

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee

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fluffthoughts:  I never used OPK’s, but lots of women on here have so you should get some good answers to this. I will say, from looking at the pictures that other women post, my understanding is that your test line needs to be as dark or darker than the control line for it to read as a positive. If you’re just seeing a faint line, it sounds like you have a ways to go yet.

What do you mean when you say that you’ve been peeing in the cup all month?

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

To have a positive the test line needs to be just as dark or darker than the control line. 

The month we got pregnant I didn’t have a positive OPK. We just had sex every other day starting the day after my period ended. 

Good luck. 

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Buzzing bee

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fluffthoughts:  Ahhhh I see what you mean. 🙂 I wasn’t equating that with the OPK’s. I was thinking in addition to testing using the OPK’s. I had this image if you storing pee in a cup all month, lol! 

Post # 7
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Busy bee

Tbh my test line never got as dark or darker than my control line, just very very close. I have a 2 year old and a baby on the way. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

For me there are always 2 lines. They don’t exactly tell you when you’re in your fertile window, because by the time you get a postive result you’re already about halfway through your fertile days. OPKs detect your lutenizing hormone (LH) surge, which happens roughly 24-48 hours prior to ovulation. Everyone’s cyce is a little different and some people have a longer surge time than others, so they may have more than one day with a positive test. Others, like me, have a short surge. I would test negative in the morning, positive in the afternoon, and negative again in the evening. So you may need to test more than once. Hope that helps.

 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I never have a second line on my cheap opks until the few days before I get a positive. I will attach a photo for you of my progression. They are lighter than what they were when I did them as they are over a week old. The third was the positive. 

it you put a ring on your opk your camera will focus!

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Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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fluffthoughts:  your really close! Start bding now for the next 3 days!! I think you will get a positive in a few hours. i test a few times a day when I get this close.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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fluffthoughts:  I do every day for 3 days after an OPK.  The day of O and the morning after is generally considered the most optimum time.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

This was my progression last month, which was my first month charting and using OPKs after NTNP after stopping BCP.

6pm – 24th April (my negatives always have a line)

9am – 26th April (EWCM fluid started 25th so thought I had better start testing more than once per day)

1pm – 26th April

7pm – 26th April

I then had a negative the following morning (27th) but two more days of positives after that – ovulating according to temps around 28-29th.

Plan for this month is as soon as I see a slightly darker line like the second photograph (and/or whenever I see EWCM) to test 2-3 times a day so I don’t miss the LH surge.

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