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Is this a positive ovulation test?

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PeterPipersPepper Thu 09-Apr-20 09:45:39

Is this positive? The one nearest the camera. Or should it be darker?

I’m not sure they ever get darker than this for me but I know on the packet it says it needs to be as dark as or darker than the control line. Thank you.

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Chanel05 Thu 09-Apr-20 09:46:33

Not yet, nearly.

mamaAJ Thu 09-Apr-20 09:53:16

Looks very close, keep testing once AM and once PM. Need to be equal darkness or darker.

PeterPipersPepper Thu 09-Apr-20 10:03:01

Thank you both. I am worrying now that I never get one darker than that...

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PeterPipersPepper Thu 09-Apr-20 10:08:21

As in in previous months! I got my EWCM yesterday. I will test again tonight as suggested by @mamaAJ

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Chanel05 Thu 09-Apr-20 10:19:53

Personally, I'd test again at 12, 3, 6 and 8 (but I was a bit crazy ttc 😬) so as not to miss the surge. I got pregnant twice using these. I think it's safe to say that you can dtd now anyway.

PeterPipersPepper Thu 09-Apr-20 10:21:06

Haha OK thanks @Chanel05 I’ve never thought of doing them more than once a day! We DTD last night. I’m just worried because I’ve been a few months trying and I don’t remember on previous months ever getting a properly dark test.

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Mooey89 Thu 09-Apr-20 10:41:30

NEarly there!
I test twice per day when I’m that close - the first pick here was about 2pm (nearly there) and then at 8pm (positive, I think! 😂)

PeterPipersPepper Thu 09-Apr-20 11:08:52

Thanks @Mooey89 hopefully mine will look like that later.

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PeterPipersPepper Thu 09-Apr-20 17:21:10

I just did one and it was lighter than this morning!

If mine never get properly dark, does it mean I’m not ovulating?

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Chanel05 Thu 09-Apr-20 17:46:24

@PeterPipersPepper how long a urine hold had you done? There's a chance you surged between this morning's and this evening's. You can surge multiple times in a cycle before ovulating too.

niki26 Thu 09-Apr-20 17:58:59

When close I used to do one in the morning and one about 2pm! I'm sure I read somewhere that it was a good time to do it....I can't remember where (unhelpful sorry) but I am 17 weeks pregnant now - used OPKs for two cycles x

PeterPipersPepper Thu 09-Apr-20 18:05:49

@Chanel05 I hadn’t really stopped myself from going to the loo - probably about two hours since I’d last been. Am I right in saying you’re not meant to use first urine of the day in case you get a false positive?!

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Literaryseed Thu 09-Apr-20 18:40:37

I wouldn't worry OP. I never or very rarely get a true positive on the IC ovulation sticks because I can only test once a day. They get darker, then they get lighter and I know I ovulated in between.

Chanel05 Thu 09-Apr-20 19:02:15

@PeterPipersPepper they say that but when I got a positive on cheapies in mornings I knew it to be accurate. I temped and did opks along side it for 16 months to confirm.

PeterPipersPepper Thu 09-Apr-20 19:13:55

Thanks @Literaryseed I think I’m just overthinking like you do when you’re TTC and driving yourself mad!

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PeterPipersPepper Thu 09-Apr-20 19:14:46

Thanks @Chanel05 I might start temping from next month.

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willithappen Thu 09-Apr-20 19:21:04

Make sure it's been at least three hours since you last went to the toilet and try not drink anything during that time also. You'll get your most accurate result that way.

PeterPipersPepper Thu 09-Apr-20 19:31:15

Thanks @willithappen I didn’t know any of that - glad I started this thread now.

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georgialondon Thu 09-Apr-20 19:44:21

Definitely test twice a day. It's easy to miss

willithappen Thu 09-Apr-20 21:53:09

No worries! I was the same. I drink quite a lot during the day and always thought my lines were faint/struggled to catch my peak but when I started doing the above I was getting better results.
Here's one of my super strong lines I got doing it this way.

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