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TTC - Clear Blue showing peak fertility on first day

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EJB1982 Tue 22-Sep-20 23:41:16

Just wondered if anyone else has experienced this with Clear Blue ovulation test kit.
I have a pretty regular 28 day cycle give or take a couple of days. This cycle is first time using ovulation test. I tested on CD8 as per instructions - not first urine cos I forgot but a few hours later, and I got static smiley straight away. I left it two days until the symbol disappears then tested again, first urine this time and a static smiley came up again. Is this normal to get a static smiley first time?

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stellarfox Wed 23-Sep-20 04:59:22

You might just ovulate quite early on in your cycle perhaps. Definitely dtd! I’m assuming they say start testing from that day as that’s normal for some women to ovulate that early on. It’s a good idea to track your cervical mucus too... you should find it go an egg white consistency around ovulation

BEJ9102 Thu 24-Sep-20 07:24:55

Thanks @stellarfox
(Changed my username but it’s me)
A bit of an update as am still confused...
So I did the first test on Sunday morning CD8 and got a static smiley. Then after it disappeared on Tuesday morning I did another test and got another static smiley. I left it another 48hrs to this morning when it had disappeared and just did another test and got another static smiley. We DTD Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday but I feel like the test can’t be right as surely peak can’t be that long?! Am I doing something wrong? My app says my peak day shouldn’t be til Saturday.

Sohe Thu 24-Sep-20 09:17:07

I used clear blue along side ICs last month and had some questionable results aswell. I got two peaks but the second peak seamed to correlate with the ICs peak! As the clear blue is very expensive I don’t think I’ll invest in them again and I’ll just stick to the cheapies. I will add however I did get a BFP last month but unfortunately was a chemical. They seem to work really well for some people but just confuse other people. I would suggest to just keep BDing every other day at least and keep an eye on other fertile signs. Good luck!!! X

BEJ9102 Thu 24-Sep-20 18:44:27

Thanks @Sohe and sorry to hear about your chemical.
Yes I think I won’t bother with clear blue now. We’ve been trying for 7 months now and have been good at tracking things generally. But it’s just not happened. This is third time TTC. First time took 4 months but had early miscarriage then got pregnant with my DD two months after the miscarriage. We waited til she turned 1 before trying for a second baby and I stupidly assumed it would be easy.
I had retained placenta which they only discovered when my DS was 4 weeks old and I had to have surgery to remove. They say there’s nothing wrong now but can’t help thinking maybe that’s a factor for not conceiving so far this time. That and my ‘geriatric’ age of 38!

Bizawit Fri 25-Sep-20 13:47:17

I had some weirdness with clear blue last cycle as well. I clearly didn’t ovulate when I got my solid smiley as it was another 21 days before my period came! confused I don’t think luteal phase can last that long can it? I’m sure I wasn’t preg as all test were negative and then AF did come- just late.

calimommy Fri 25-Sep-20 22:12:37

OP could you be pregnant? I have gotten continuous positive OPKs when I was already pregnant.

Fredthespider Fri 25-Sep-20 22:37:50

I was going to say the same as @calimommy. Only time that’s happened to me I was already pregnant and the previous ‘period’ was actually implantation bleeding.

BEJ9102 Sat 26-Sep-20 20:51:59

@calimommy and @Fredthespider I don’t think so as I’ve been having regular periods all medium flow and last about 7 days and the last one was the same, definitely not light or anything. And I have absolutely no symptoms. Although I never had any symptoms during my pregnancy with DD. But I’m pretty sure my last period was a period.
Another update... I again left it 48 hours from Thursday until the static smiley disappeared and did another test this morning and guess what... another static smiley!
I either have a faulty clear blue indicator or maybe I am pregnant. I’ll do a pregnancy test tomorrow morning just to be sure, but I think I’m resigned to the fact I’ve been sold faulty goods! angry

Fredthespider Sat 26-Sep-20 21:51:28

@BEJ9102 my bleed lasted 9 days and was heavy and painful enough I took painkillers. I also took a test 2 days into the bleeding which was negative 🤷🏻‍♀️

On the plus side I can assure you that if you are pregnant you won’t need to wait until the morning to take a test. It was a blazing positive for me! Fingers crossed for you.

BEJ9102 Sun 27-Sep-20 07:23:39

Ok, so got a very definitive BFP this morning. Actually can’t quite believe it.

Wondering how far gone I am now. Should I assume I should count from the first day of the period before the last one? Or could it be more than that - I read some people have periods throughout their pregnancy.

Or if I have just bled that once was it implantation bleeding or could it have been something else more sinister.

Elated but panicking a bit now! Not sure whether it’s worth seeing GP as I’m not sure they’d be able to work it out either.

Fredthespider Sun 27-Sep-20 15:26:42

@BEJ9102 awwww that's wonderful news, congratulations!! I'd go with first day of the period before the last bleed as a good estimate, but let the midwife know as they might send you for a dating scan. I've had a previous ectopic pregnancy so I was allowed a scan around the 6 week mark to check the position which helped to date it. Alternatively you could pay for a private scan as the NHS are being a bit funny about non-essential scans at the moment. It's quite important to get the right timescale for any screenings you want done at 12 weeks though.

calimommy Sun 27-Sep-20 15:51:00

Haha I thought you might be, congratulations and good luck!

BEJ9102 Sun 27-Sep-20 17:06:10

Thank you both! Yes I have done a self-referral to my local maternity unit and explained on the form online about the bleeding. Someone will be in touch with me this week so hopefully they will agree to an early dating scan. If not I will go private.

Thanks everyone for your help and advise. What a week!

BEJ9102 Fri 02-Oct-20 13:11:00

Just to update... had an early scan this morning and there's definitely a baby in there. :-)

calimommy Fri 02-Oct-20 16:16:50

Congrats! How far along are they thinking?

BEJ9102 Fri 02-Oct-20 17:10:33

They measured at 6+1 but said it's not that accurate. I calculate it at 7 weeks exactly from the first day of my last actual period.

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