(Closed) Ovulation testing dilema

posted 7 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
Member
1280 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

are you testing at different times during the day? the surge can be short and hard to catch. also make sure you aren’t drinking too much water and dilluting your urine from picking up the lh hormone. the surge can last as little as 12 hours. how long have you been charting? you can also use your temp spike as an indication if your cycles are farily regular and you notice a partular day. are you doing IUI or inseminating on your own? i know with that catching the right time is vital so i would test 2 or 3 times a day from CD 10 or so. i get mine usually firts thing in the morning but some get them afternoon or eve. 

Post # 5
Bee
6473 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

The ovulation strips I use suggest you use them from 12-8pm, as the LH surge can sometimes happen later in the day. It also suggests you refrain from drinking liquids before the test, so results aren’t diluted – maybe you could try that!

I’ve been charting for months and I still can’t get a good reading on Ovulation. It doesn’t happen naturally for me, but even when it DOES, the OPK tests don’t always pick up anything. Keep charting and keep trying – maybe you could add in temping & checking your CM to help you focus on when O is gearing up in your body?

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