(Closed) Question re: OPK

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I always had a “fade-in” and “fade-out” effect with mine, starting a few days before I ovulated. They started out pretty faint, and progressively got darker the closer to ovulating, culminating with a line that was as dark or darker than the control, then getting lighter again. 

ETA: I know not everyone’s does this, so it’s not a hard and fast rule, but it was always a good indicator for me that my body was gearing up to ovulate.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I also had a “fade in” and “fade out” effect.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@SFreeman2187:  I’m sorry I have no idea but I hope someone answers because I have the same question. I am on CD17 and still not a positive OPK usually my cycles are really regular 29 days. This is our first month TTC but I have been off BC for 1.5 years.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

In my experience, I’d usually get a light line 12-24 hours before my dark, positive line on an opk.  I think you’re likely to O in the next few days!

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I always got a line. It didn’t matter if I was close to ovulating or not.

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@SFreeman2187:  Did you think I just meant the control line? lol. That would have been a lot for me not to realize that first line should always show up for all those months of ttc lol. I always showed both. The second line would get darker when I o’d but it was always there. 

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@mwitter80:  That’s what happens to me too. I always have a slight line but then I have a fade in where it gets darker leading up to O. There’s always a second line though.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I always have a slight line as well, and it fades in as O approaches.  After a few months of trying to figure out when it was positive, I started comparing with the smileys, and it has been worth every penny!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I don’t always have a second line, so when one that’s even remotely dark shows up, it tells me I’m gearing up to O. I definitely have a fade-in pattern.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I got a fade in-out pattern too and the strip tests never seemed truly positive for me.  I started using the smiley tests to confirm when I thought I had a positive on the strip test.  Even when I had a smiley the test line still wasn’t as dark as the control line (but I clearly was ovulating b/c I’m now pregnant).

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

Wow, some of you guys always had a second line faintly visible? I’ve never even seen a FAINT second line! Jealous! 😉

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Tis is interesting. I just started OPKs this month, started about 10 days ago, and I have always had a second line. Yesterday was the first time I think it was pos, but I’ve always gotten the second line. I’m on cd 31 today and I started using them about cd 20 or so, but I’m no ovulating, so I’m not really expecting a positive. Today’s was definitely lighter than yesterday’s though!

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