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I've never used OPK's before and decided to buy some yesterday...
This was my first month having a period since the birth of my 18 month old (minus a little spotting here and there if I missed a pill) and now stopping the mini pill to TTC! I'm not sure how my cycles are going to be, hopefully not to wacky!!

So my ? is if there is a faint positive line does it count as + or do you only count it as positive if it's equally dark or darker than the control line? That's what it say's on the box ($ tree brand)...

TIA for your help!!

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Opks will almost always have some sort of test line on them. It's not considered positive until the test line is as dark or darker than the control line.

Good luck! Biggrin

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The line is supposed to be as dark as or darker than the control line. I've never been able to get a + on opks, but when I did the trigger this month I knew when I was supposed to O and I still didn't get a line as dark the control, however I did get a fairly dark line and I obviously ovulated. Biggrin

Here is a link to compare your opks to so you can tell what a + should look like http://www.peeonastick.com/opkodyssey.html

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OPKs can be tricky because different brands are more sensitive than one another and some women find they have to use the more sensitive or less sensitive ones depending on their normal LH levels. Best of luck!