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FMU vs SMU

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jazzibelle Sat 02-May-20 17:51:14

I'm not in the TWW nor have I ovulated this month (yet). However, reading through new and old threads, I see a lot of contradictory advice around using the FMU or SMU when testing for PG.

I''ll be testing around the time AF is due, but I wanted to open up the discussion on why FMU is better than SMU, and vice versa?

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tossacoin1 Sat 02-May-20 18:30:12

I've heard FMU is best cause it's when it is most concentrated however for me on both occasions SMU came up with a stronger positive

ivfgottostaypositive Sat 02-May-20 18:44:21

Some people's urine metabolises hcg quicker than others - something about the protein in urine so actually the longer you hold your wee the more diluted hcg becomes because it has had more time to break it down

I would say this is the exception rather than the norm though

jazzibelle Sun 03-May-20 01:40:48

Is this why some recommend using SMU then?

Would the same be true when using OPKs? Or is it only relevant to HCG?

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NoCallerID Sun 03-May-20 07:09:53

I'm one of those people who get stronger BFPs in the late afternoon 🤷🏻‍♀️

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