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Ovulation strips - Help, I’m confused!

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Anon1616 Tue 28-Apr-20 08:36:29

My fiancé and I have been ttc for 5 months, this cycle we have just started using ovulation test strips. If they are correct, the tests show I was ovulating on CD13. As expected after this the lines on the tests then got fainter and fainter. However I took another ovulation test on CD21 and CD22 and the line is getting a lot darker again! What does this mean? I have some cramping, lower back ache and nausea. Could I be ovulating again or could I be pregnant?!

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LouMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 30-Apr-20 16:58:01

Hopefully someone will be along soon with advice, @Anon1616 flowers

dinosaur17 Thu 30-Apr-20 17:08:10

@Anon1616 Are you able to upload pics of your test from CD13 and CD21/22?
I usually get a high reading around CD9 but an “off the chart” peak at CD15-17 (when I actually ovulate)
It’s not unheard of to ovulate twice, also OPKs detect the LH hormone, the make up of which is similar to HCG hormone. So some people find they are able to use an opk as a pregnancy test. It may be worth continuing to test for a few days with your OPKs to see if you get a continuous “peak” in which case I’d do a pregnancy test.

dinosaur17 Thu 30-Apr-20 17:08:22


Anon1616 Thu 30-Apr-20 21:14:55

Hey! These are my OPK’s from the last few days. None recently are positive but do you see that they’re increasing?! No idea what to make of it, I’ve had all sorts of cramps the last few days which seem to have slowed down today, I’m going to do another test in the morning. As you can see there is no peak, but the increase in ‘LH’ or whatever it may be and my symptoms I’m hoping it points towards pregnancy? Thanks for your advice x

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Beau20 Thu 30-Apr-20 21:48:09

@Anon1616 I'd say you ovulated CD14 or 15. You don't ovulate on the day you get your peak, the egg is released about 24-48 hours after your surge which is the peak reading.

It's also incorrect that you can ovulate twice as a PP said... you CAN have 2 peak tests but you will ovulate on the 2nd peak, definitely not twice in one cycle. However you can release 2 eggs at the same time, just not days apart of that makes sense. Keep an eye on your tests to see if they do go to another peak but I would still say you've passed ovulation now. Did you get EWCM around your first peak and are you getting it again now?

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