Advanced search

OPK never positive but regular periods..

(7 Posts)
Bol87 Sun 26-May-19 20:06:40

We are trying to conceive baby no.2 & finding OPK’s a bit confusing. I use the cheap ones, not clear blue.

I used to have periods with very long cycles.. anything up to 40+ days. But some months 28 days. It varies massively. But since having my first child, my periods have been regular as clockwork (on the 8th every month, so 30/31 day cycles).

The OPK’s I’m using start of with no second line at all, get darker around when I expect I would probably ovulate & then fade to nothing again. But they are never positive. Close-ish but never as dark as the test line. I test twice a day during this time frame, around 10am & 5pm.

Is that normal? If I’m having regular periods, does that mean I’m def ovulating? It took 3 months to conceive babby 1 & this is month 3 here, so I’m not particularly worried just curious & hoping my body is doing its thing!

pinkcardi Sun 26-May-19 20:10:33

I don't know if it's normal, or if you have anything to worry about, but I can tell you that I conceived DC1 on a month were according to the OPK I didn't ovulate.

I personally found tracking my temperature and CM a much more useful way of knowing what was going on. It's also much cheaper.

Good luck

mumof1hants Sun 26-May-19 20:22:02

Hey @Bol87, I've been using the cheap OPKs & never got a positive but did the last 2 months using clear blue. I wonder if the cheap ones are just not as sensitive?! Might be worth trying clear blue just for a month to see? The price is ridiculous tho! X

Lolipoplady Sun 26-May-19 23:08:41

I only ever get positives using first morning urine, if I wait till later in the day I never get a proper dark positive as my wee is just too dilute.

Charlotte9876 Mon 27-May-19 07:09:08

I have been using internet cheapie is OPK sticks and never got a positive positive. I'd start off which no second line at all, then one would appear one day but probably half as dark as the control. It'd get to 75% the next day and then nothing again.

I also took my temps which would show a rise after the 75% OPK so that's when I figured ovulation was- and this month I must've been right as I got my bfp!

Do you drink a lot of water? I do, and I know it's best to try not to but I never managed as I got too thirsty

poptypingchef Tue 28-May-19 23:00:44

I’m in the same boat - yet to get a ‘positive’ yet - lots of faint lines but nothing that is positive. I’ve tried different times with the cheapies too hmm

GrandmaSharksDentures Tue 28-May-19 23:04:12

I'm exactly the same too. So reassuring to read I'm not the only one

Join the discussion

Registering is free, quick, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Get started »