How long does an OPK stay positive?

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How long does an OPK stay positive?

I took the first OPK on Oct 10th. My husband and I bded on that night. Then I took the 2nd OPK this morning and it still looks pretty positive to me today? Is this normal? Need some opinions! Thank you Lindsay

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Per POAS I read that the surge can last from 12-36 hours, so you probably caught it right at the beginning of the surge and it's still surging this morning? The second one looks darker to me.

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The one I took this morning is still positive.

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Are you sure your aren't preggo? From my understanding, sometimes they stay + when you are preggo

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One of my friends on this board had a problem with IC OPKs where they were pretty much always positive. I believe she switched to a name brand and got better results. I'll ask her to swing by and comment if she has the chance. Smile

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I'm the friend with the crazy positive opks! lol Biggrin

I always have multiple days of positive opks. Like, 5+ days in a row. I just had really long and strong surges. It really helped using ICs and CBE digitals together. As soon as I got a positive on an IC I would confirm with a digital. But, even with digitals, I still got 2-3 days of positives. What REALLY helped was temping. That was the only way for me to accurately pinpoint my O date. Are you temping? You should definitely give it a try. I loved temping and knowing exactly what was going on with my body. You can hop on over to the charting board to get some tips and advice. Biggrin Anyway, don't worry about getting multiple positives in a row. I know it's frustrating and confusing but it's perfectly normal.

Good luck and tons of bfp vibes coming your way! Biggrin

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Thanks Jina! Smile

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*DUH I was looking at the control not the test line*

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I always get positives for two solid days with opks. It can happen.

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I got a Negative on Monday morning, Positive Monday night, Positive Tuesday morning, and Negative Tuesday night.