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!
Its odd they are both so dark with so many days apart. Was your previous AF a normal period?
~~Missing my lost love Isaac, gone at 14 weeks but in my heart forever~~
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!!
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!
Mara & Joel, 2009
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?
Kristin - Mom to 3 little boys and one baby girl
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...
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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Amelia, Anthony, Andon, Noah, Mason, & Trinity-woof
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.
I would agree too!
With everything everyone is saying
TTC 2 Years +