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SproutsMa Thu 13-Oct-16 18:20:46

I need some advice please about ovulation tests. Anyone about?

MoonlightMojitos Thu 13-Oct-16 18:29:11

I only started using them last month but happy to help if I know the answer lol

SproutsMa Thu 13-Oct-16 18:34:29

haha - thank you. So - when you got your first surge - did your line disappear again the next day? I've been testing this week - first day faint line so assumed was negative, then next two days stronger line but not the same as control line so assumed negative and today - totally gone - no second line? Could the two stronger lines have been my surge? Thanks MoonlightMojitos!

MoonlightMojitos Thu 13-Oct-16 18:46:15

Sounds like you missed it just like I did! I was testing twice a day. Faint on the Monday, bit darker on the Tuesday lunch time, Tuesday after work was almost control line but not quite and by the weds morning was gone again. I dtd on the Wednesday morning and Thursday night and got a BFP smile hope that helps. I was doing bbt as well as didn't actually ov until the Thursday so 2 days after surge so get to it, you'll probably ov today/ early tomorrow if the surge was yesterday.

SproutsMa Thu 13-Oct-16 18:50:03

OK - well I hedged my bets anyway lol - so when it disappears again that means the surge is done? And what I thought was the control line was actually the surge? Gawd it wasn't this complicated first time around lol! Thanks!

Slave2thecat Thu 13-Oct-16 18:52:14

I used to get an early very pale second line for 2-5 days then the peak would come (Id test twice or three times a day at this point on cheapies). I quite often missed the absolute possitive result but I figured that a near possitive was enough to get DH into position.... You need to be DTD regularly in the run up to ovulation so once the second line starts to get darker, get busy.

nennyrainbow Thu 13-Oct-16 18:52:31

They take a while to get the hang of. I used them for a about a couple of years ( long and irregular cycles). Mine were never as dark as the control line - I found I had to practise for a couple of months before I got the hang of interpreting them. Make sure you test at the same time each day and try not to drink anything for a couple of hours beforehand as it dilutes your urine and affects the result. Good luck!

LillyBugg Thu 13-Oct-16 18:53:55

This picture is a positive test if that helps? Some months I would miss the surge, or I figured I hadn't ovulated. My lines would get increasingly darker over a few days, to the photo shown. Then 24 hours later it would be gone.

Slave2thecat Thu 13-Oct-16 18:54:15

When the second line goes the surge is gone. You'll ovulate 12-48 hours after the absolute peak result on an opk. but you need to get the spermies up there before you ovulate, to meet the egg....

SproutsMa Thu 13-Oct-16 19:04:15

Thanks all. I have a 26 day cycle and I use an app that was telling me I should ovulate on saturday cd15 but actually it looks like it cd12/13 that seems super early!! I think that would explain the absence of a positive!

nennyrainbow Thu 13-Oct-16 20:19:59

I always found the cervical mucus the best guide, and then used the tests to confirm. You should have lots of shiny stuff like egg white in the days (3-4 days?) leading up to ovulation. You can dtd on any of the days when you have the fertile cm as it provides a safe haven for sperm.

nennyrainbow Thu 13-Oct-16 20:20:08

I always found the cervical mucus the best guide, and then used the tests to confirm. You should have lots of shiny stuff like egg white in the days (3-4 days?) leading up to ovulation. You can dtd on any of the days when you have the fertile cm as it provides a safe haven for sperm.

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