An opinion (on OPK)...UPDATING #21 & #27

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An opinion (on OPK)...UPDATING #21 & #27

I am definitely not trying to get pregnant but because DH and I DTD on CD9 of my usual 26 day cycle ( well thing is my AF's prior to this last month had been 23 days long and had been since I had my son but normally 26 days is what I usually go by)...so because of this scare of DTD so soon (Sept 4th) after af finished (last af was 27th aug) I did end up getting some OPK's to see when exactly I would ovulate and if I have to panic per se. I normally get ovulation pain and I am pretty sure I get the pains afterI ovulate (I sorta know this as I had an U/S done 9 weeks PP with my son and I had already had a largish follicular cyst which my ob said was formed after ovulation and I had similar pain then)...also along with the O pain there was no EWCM but definitely a couple of days before I noted something similar (usually it's full on but not this month :confused:)

...SO, I didn't test before CD13, but on that day I got this:

Would this have been a positive? If so, is it possible this could have been happening longer (as I didn't test beforehand to see).

I did another OPK today (CD18 ), the one underneathe the CD13 OPK:

Both came out very similar and 5 days apart. I actually don't get it, do OPK's lighten up as you progress? If I am back to a 23 day cycle this month it would mean I am 5 days away from AF. I don't have a HPT with me now but will get one probably around 20th Sept if AF hasn't come by then anyway ( will get a FRER so no mistaking it if its positive right?)

Anyway, generally confused, so any thoughts on what these tests say would be great! TIA!

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Its odd they are both so dark with so many days apart. Was your previous AF a normal period?

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Yep as normal as they can get. I got my first PP period after DS at 5 weeks PP and pretty much every cycle had been 23 days apart without fail (and was a pain because some months it fell twice on the same month!) but the last one ended up being my 26 day cycle like it used to be after my DD's. I still feel a bit tender on my ovary, I have never had any history with polycyctic ovaries, though I do have a problem with follicular cysts hanging around a bit longer than normal so not sure if that could be the reason for the 2 dark tests so far apart? I know when I had a laparoscopy in 2001, that my ob/gyn (who delivered all my kids) told me at the time I had ovulated on both ovaries (and my maternal great grandmother, back in the day, had 3 sets of non-identical twin, my maternal grandmother being one of them), so perhaps I could have inherited something weird about my ovaries from her, hence dark tests so late in this cycle.

BUT because we had DTD 4 days prior to CD13, it's a possibility I could get pregnant right? Anyway,with this info the dark tests still confuse me!!

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Those tests def both look pretty positive! They do say sometimes an OPK will show up positive when you're pg, but I don't know how often that happens. I don't know though... two tests that dark 5 days apart... kind of weird!

Good luck, Michelle! I know you don't really want to be pg right now, so I hope you're not... send your pg vibes my way! Smile

I'll be very interested to see your HPTs in a few days!

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A couple of days ago I peed on an OPK just to see what one would look like if someone was pregnant - it came out blazing positive like your tests. Are you sure you're not pregnant?

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"knhoward" wrote:

A couple of days ago I peed on an OPK just to see what one would look like if someone was pregnant - it came out blazing positive like your tests. Are you sure you're not pregnant?

This is what I was talking about! Wink

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Doesn't sound like you want to hear this, but...I would get a pg test. HCG and LH are similar hormones and will both cause a dark line on an opk. Two really dark opks five days apart seems suspicious to me. I keep scrolling down to look at those lines...VERY suspicious...

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Michelle, sweetie, I hate to agree with pp but...I say get a pg test. It is very odd that you would get such a + looking OPK that many days apart. I mean I have seen it happen here where women get the weirdest looking OPK progression pics and aren't pg but generally when you see what you've posted here it's b/c they are pg.

Sorry, I know that's not what you wanted to hear but there you have it. Get a pg test.

I will be thinking about you and looking to see how it all works out - thoughts your way hun.

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I would take a pg test. I hated to waste hpts and had a ton of OPKs so when I was "worried" I'd take an OPK . I took one at 11DPO/sex (because I honestly didn't THINK I was 11DPO) and it was a positive. I took an HPT and it was positive. That's the baby I'll be having in about a month. :eek:

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I would agree too!
With everything everyone is saying
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"knhoward" wrote:

A couple of days ago I peed on an OPK just to see what one would look like if someone was pregnant - it came out blazing positive like your tests. Are you sure you're not pregnant?

This was my first thought as well. I would try an HPT to see if you get a positive there. My BFPs on my OPKs looked the same way.

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I agree with all the ladies... Get an HPT! And good luck!! Biggrin

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FRER test please!! Keep us posted and good luck.

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Yikes, well I hope you're all wrong! Wink As gorgeous as it would be to have another little bubba, we just can't afford it Sad I'll go get a FRER BUT I am pretty sure I can hold off until Monday to test, that way it's either on the day of af or 1-3 days before its due (see I can't do math and my last af was 24 days not 26 like I thought;then the rest are 23 days)...so I am on CD19 today and though a HPT might come up I'd rather wait and see if af shows (because tests do not come cheap here). I did have a bit of cramping last night and I have been super tired but that's not unusual in the week leading up to my af anyway, but that's also pg symtoms. Also as a background to my other pregnancies, DD#1 I POAS so many times and no positive, only bloods showed positive before the 8 week mark and until I was 8 weeks I got the faintest of positives finally. DD#2 I tested on day of af and it was a faint positive (and could have come up earlier I think) and DS I got a BFP on 9DPO...so it's been a mix of when I get that BFP...so Monday it is! Hope you can all hold out! Wink

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Well you know I'll be stalkin' ya!!

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It could be just an overzealous (bad) batch of OPK's :dontknow:

I didn't get blazing OPK's with a pregnancy until I was getting rather noticeably + HPT's. There are people that ovulate twice in a month, maybe it's one of those fluke months for you. Just trying to come up with some stuff to explain it other than pregnancy Smile

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LOL Christina Smile

Yes, thank you! Well I am thinking it has to be a hormone imbalance, like I said I have a history of hyperovulation on the maternal side of my family...so here's hoping it's just that! 5 days to test if af hasn't shown already! Cramping on and off the last few days so we'll see.

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good luck! ITA that a HPT is the way to go. But, you can also hope you're having a screwy cycle and something delayed your O, right? That could give 2 +OPKs like that.

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Well less than 12 hours before I do a test, that's if AF doesn't show (which if I was the usual 23 days it would be today and so far nothing and its 9pm) BUT been cramping on and off since Tuesday (so last 5-6 days) and I am sooo tired, all AF things too so who knows? I never have obsessed over symptoms as I dont usually get anything until the 6 week mark...ANYWAY, sending my pregnancy vibes to all you ladies who are trying and wanting to be pregnant!! Will post a pic of the test in the morning!

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Ooooee....I'm interested to see what you get in the morning! But, seeing as I will be testing later this week, I will happily take all your pregnancy energy! Wink

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So it seems its a very snow white BFN!! Of course I will be fully relieved when AF comes to visit, so far nothing but I got a window until Wednesday anyway!! Here's the pic of the FRER I took with FMU this morning:

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Call me crazy but I think I see something in that FRER. (maybe cause I know where the line should be.... lol)

I edited the pic a bit..

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Nope, I'm with Michelle, looks white to me. But, let's see if she gets her period!

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Michelle - I'm not seeing anything either - whew, looks like you might have missed that eggie (which I know in this case is a good thing!)

But keep us posted if anything changes.

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I am gonna say 'Congrats' on this one - caue you didn't really wanna be preggo right now. LOL So woohoo!! Smile

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"feelinfroggie" wrote:

Call me crazy but I think I see something in that FRER. (maybe cause I know where the line should be.... lol)

I edited the pic a bit..

LOL well I know IRL there isn't even a smidge of a line but I can see how that top one might be a bit suss! Wink Well it's now CD25, the longest cycle I have had since having Aaron and because of those late OPK lines perhaps I will have af late. Saying that I have ceased all cramping and I even DTD last night to get things moving (normally it does), but I still got time to get AF!

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If AF hasn't come by Friday I shall test again then...has anybody gotten a neg FRER and a positive on another brand or ended up pg after neg FRERs?? I have a feeling AF will show tomorrow (CD27, a late one for me!!) but we shall see, so far no signs except that darn cramping thats been going since last Tuesday (and I am not an AF cramper at all, Oing is more painful)...but let's not jinx myself, AF will arrive tomorrow! Wink

ETA: AF arrived today as I thought!! I can't be more relieved!! Now sending lots of pregancy vibes to those TTC!!

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So glad to hear you got the answer you were looking for. Excuse me while I scrounge around scooping up all the baby dust you are tossing around Smile

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Glad AF finally showed for you!