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    Default 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 )

    ...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!

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by knhoward View Post
    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!
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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.

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    I would agree too!
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