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Positive or negative OPK??

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Belle7688 Tue 11-Aug-15 17:01:41

First month trying to chart OV - using OPKs and on day 12 of cycle - have had some faint lines and then this one today - it's not quite as thick and dark as the test line so is that def a neg? confused

jellybelly85 Tue 11-Aug-15 17:34:14

Hmmm would suggest it's not a positive, but indicates your LH is surging so likely to peak later today or tomorrow. Fx

waitingforarainbow Tue 11-Aug-15 17:46:22

Hi Belle. I agree with jellybelly that it's probably not positive. I had this problem the first month I used OPKs as I wasn't sure how dark it had to be to be counted as positive. But as soon as I got my first positive I knew it - the line started developing straight away and was visibly darker than the test line. I'd say keep testing and I bet you'll get an obvious positive soon. X

Rememberallball Tue 11-Aug-15 21:38:27

To be deemed positive, the test line on an OPk has to be as dark as, or darker than, the control line.

Belle7688 Wed 12-Aug-15 12:21:19

Thanks for all the replies ladies, much appreciated!
Tested again last night about 5 hours after the test in the photo and again just now and both had no lines visible other than the test line so I have no idea what that means! Have been testing everyday since last Friday and that one was the only one so far that was quite that dark - but not dark enough - so I'll continue testing but it's all a little confusing when you almost get a dark enough line then next tests show nothing sad

waitingforarainbow Wed 12-Aug-15 12:38:42

Belle - I don't think there's much of a rhyme or reason to how OPKs develop. Some months mine get gradually darker but a lot of the time the lines go back and forth between lighter (sometimes non-existent) and darker at random and then BAM there's a dark, obvious positive. Just keep testing and I'm sure you'll get yours soon. x

ILikeBigBooks Wed 12-Aug-15 12:38:56

I found the tests could fluctuate and give you false hope that you're about the ovulate. I found though it was v obvious when I got the surge- test line was much darker than control line.

Belle7688 Fri 14-Aug-15 17:59:46

Ok so I posted first pic on Tuesday which was CD15 (wrote 12 above by mistake) and have tested twice a day every day since CD11 and that was my darkest to date - got another darkish line following day CD16 (have attached side by side photo of both tests) - neither seem to be dark enough and now all tests have been back to faint/barely visible lines. Now on CD18 and cycle is 30 days so will keep testing a few more days but now thinking I haven't OV'd at all this month confused

Belle7688 Fri 14-Aug-15 18:02:59

Should say that photo one was done about 6pm and photo 2 around half 7 pm - in between these I tested and line was faint - also trying BBT charting since Wed when thermometer was delivered and temps have been 36.19, 36.47 and today 36.35 x

Belle7688 Mon 17-Aug-15 17:02:17

Following the medium coloured lines on the above OPKs on CD15 and CD16, I have now only had light or no lines visible on the OPKs.
Now on CD21 - also been charting since CD16 when BBT was delivered and had morning temps of 36.19, 36.47, 36.35, 36.52, 36.45, 36.44.
Last night and today had swollen tender boobs and a creamy coloured CM so if I have OV'd, looks like I missed my surge with the OPKs.
But really worried now that I haven't OV'd this month at all hmm.
Does anyone think the other signs (temp rise, boob pain etc) would indicate I have OV'd? Sorry for the stupid questions - I have no idea! x

DrGee Mon 17-Aug-15 20:08:06

I'm also having fun (not really) with the opks - started testing on CD12 and have had all totally negative results - no second line at all bar one super faint. Now on CD 19 and still nothing, feel a bit concerned, no evidence of any change in cm either. I'm hoping it's just post coil removal mischief and next cycle I might actually be able to pinpoint the surge. My temps are usually about 35.8 too and are a bit erratic so I'm not sure I'm doing that right either. Just have to keep dtd and keep the fingers crossed!

Belle7688 Mon 17-Aug-15 22:52:51

It's all so confusing isn't it! Would have been nice to get a clear positive opk but I read any increase of 0.2C of bbt for duration of LP was a strong indicator of OV and from CD17 mine have been at least that much higher but with it being my first month charting I won't really know for sure for a month or two.
Had a creamy white CV for past two days but less so today but I'm going to start monitoring this too - might as well add CM to the mix!

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