(Closed) so confused…OPK and Temp related.

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Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Okay, so you pee’d on an OPK right? It sounds to me as yes, you are about to ovulate. When the OPK is positve, as you described, you generally ovulate 24-36 hours after the first positive. Plus, your temp is probably low becuase some experience a dip in bbt right before O. Sounds like it’s time for you to get busy!!! Good luck!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@chelles07:  Yes, you absolutely can.  I O’d on CD20 this cycle, and I know many others have O’d as late as CD40 or something.  Usually late ovulation is related to your body trying to regulate after stopping BCP or it was delayed due to extreme stress or if you got sick around when you normally would have O’d.  Some women also just have longer cycles.   Temping is great because it lets you figure out your body’s patterns and helps you not go POAS-crazy when AF doesn’t come on the average CD28.  If you continue to take your temps, you should see a rise once ovulation has occurred.  Good luck, and get to BDing! 😛

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

It would not be strange if your cycles are whack right now.  I stopped BC in Sept and havent had anything remotely normal happening.  I’m on like CD35 now if you dont count weird annoying spotting as recent as Sunday/Monday, and just got a positive OPK yesterday.  (At least I think so,, it looks just like your picture)

Not to get off track, and this sounds like a silly question, but when you POAS, do you really POAS or use a cup to dip it like my OPK pictures show?

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@chelles07:  Yep, that’s definitely a positive OPK! If you have a positive OPK today, then you should ovulate within the next 48 hours.  If the egg is fertilized, it will take 7-10 days for the egg to implant into the uterus and another 2-3 days or longer in some cases for your body to produce enough of the pregnancy hormone HcG to be detected with a home pregnancy test.  Therefore, if your OPK is positive today there is pretty much a 0% chance your period will come on Sunday (you may not even ovulate until Sunday).  Most women have a luteal phase of 12-16 days I think, average being 14.  If you continue to take your temps, you can see how long the luteal phase is by counting the first day of the luteal phase as the first day your temp spiked (assuming of course it spiked and the temperatures that follow are also in the higher range) until your period arrives.  The day your period arrives is CD1 of your next cycle so you would only count until the day before.  If your luteal phase is around 10 or less it is short and you can probably ask your doctor about taking a B complex to help lengthen it.  Basically, the issue is that it takes 7-10 days for a fertilized egg to travel to the uterus and implant.  If you get your period before then, you will start to shed that lining and the egg won’t have enough time to implant and you won’t get pregnant.  I wouldn’t worry about that yet though, chances are your luteal phase is just fine!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@pinkshoes:  Depends on which kind of OPK tests you have.  I assume since you say your tests look just like the picture you are using the test strips as opposed to the digital OPK tests.  In that case, you should pee in a cup like your OPK tests show in their picture.  The strips need to be dipped in urine for a few seconds to allow them to properly absorb it and detect the hormone.  If you have a digital OPK, you can probably dip it in the urine or pee directly on it but just read the instructions with whichever you get and follow them.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

That is definitely a positive. 🙂 Cycles coming off the pill can be totally messed up – trust me. I am CD48 right now and still have not ovulated. Not cool lol. My cycles have been anywhere from 33-60+ days, so it can most definitely happen at odd times.

I’d say get it on the next couple of days and you should have some great timing!

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@MrsEagleEye:  Could it read a false positive it was .. for lack of better description, oversoaked?   I got the wondfo ones, and there’s a max line to dip, but if you go over the line, does that mean all bets are off with accuracy?

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@pinkshoes:  I don’t know what happens to the accuracy if you go over the max line.  I don’t think it would give you a false positive though, may possibly just render the test unusable (you may not get a control line either).  The test is checking for a concentration of LH so dipping it too far shouldn’t affect that.  If it’s only a tiny bit over the line it’s probably fine.  If you aren’t sure, you can always just dip another test into the same urine cup.  That’s the nice thing about peeing in a cup instead of directly onto a stick.  I usually test first with a wondfo, if I get a positive I will then dip a digital test into the same urine to confirm. 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@chelles07:  You most certainly can! I O’d on CD 44 last cycle!! And as others have said, that is a positive! Get busy!! : )

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I would say that is def a positive. My cycle regulated right away when coming of BC. Yours might take a while. Everyone is different. However, I have been regular with 29 days until today. Day 30 and nothing!!!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2006

I didn’t ovulate until CD22 the cycle I got my BFP.

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