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First time using an OPK can anyone help?

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Toastedsesame Fri 30-Oct-20 11:52:33

I'm cd 10 today, feeling really crampy on my left side and had some EWCM with pink tinge so I decided to try an OPK, it's a Pou d shop one so nothing fancy!

There's a faint line and the test line isn't particularly dark... assuming this is negative Can anyone explain?

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Toastedsesame Fri 30-Oct-20 14:33:36


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MamaMoonbeam Fri 30-Oct-20 14:35:34

The packet will say that a test line darker than the control is positive for ovulation so this is not positive. I don't think the cheapies have much sway though 🤷🏻‍♀️

Kay00 Fri 30-Oct-20 14:39:31

@Toastedsesame this OPK is negative keep testing daily (around midday). As they start to get darker then start testing several times a day. There is no point testing 1st thing in the morning as you don't produce LH overnight, so test midday, 4pm and 10pm (ish) to catch your peak.

Toastedsesame Fri 30-Oct-20 15:58:02

Thanks guys! The packet instructions were not clear so just wanted to double check. I didn't realise that about testing later in the day, this was first thing. I'll try again tonight and see if there is any difference.

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Toastedsesame Fri 30-Oct-20 16:16:40

Just took another and it's much darker! Assume this means I'm getting closer?

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eloiseislost Fri 30-Oct-20 16:19:10

It is getting darker, so keep testing! Good luck!

Toastedsesame Sun 01-Nov-20 22:07:30

Reporting back on this thread! After the darker looking Opk, they have all reverted back to much lighter results again. Does this mean I've ovulated? I did get ovulation type pain for a few hours. I never got a very dark line however. It is only cd12 so perhaps my body tried and failed and will try again.

Any thoughts welcome!

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