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#1 ekin8288

Posted 13 March 2020 - 11:59 AM

Hi my period is due in 2 days and I had expired opk lying around no pregnancy tests at home and it had a very faint line. Are opk reliable as pregnancy test but it's expired lol

#2 IamtheMumma

Posted 13 March 2020 - 02:08 PM

If you have another spare, dip it in water and see if it makes the same line.

As lovely as that line is, I wouldn't put a lot of stock in it. Fingers crossed you get a bold line on a pregnancy test.

#3 afterlaughter

Posted 13 March 2020 - 03:01 PM

Not reliable as a pregnancy test at all. They Measure Lutanising hormone not HCG. Grab a pregnancy test next time your out. A expired opk would probably be fairly reliable as a opk however and I’m pregnant after using an expired one.

#4 ekin8288

Posted 13 March 2020 - 03:46 PM

Could I ovulate 2 days before period is due?
Sore nipples and creamy lotion like cm

#5 rowd

Posted 13 March 2020 - 03:58 PM

I have found opks to reliabily indicate pregnancy, but I have only done them "for fun" after I already had a positive HPT, and the line was always extremely dark. A faint line on an OPK is very normal and for a lot of people will happen all throughout their cycle. It isn't positive until it is as dark as the control, so a feint line doesn't mean anything sorry. I hope you get your positive :)

#6 Froyohoho

Posted 13 March 2020 - 04:41 PM

Edit- sorry Rowd, I missed your post!

A faint line on an OPK doesn't mean you're going to ovulate. OPKs aren't like HPTs- they're only positive if the test line is equal to or darker than the control line. Many people get a faint test lines on OPKs throughout their cycles. It doesn't mean anything.
And OPKs aren't at all reliable as HPTs.

Edited by Froyohoho, 13 March 2020 - 04:42 PM.


#7 Froyohoho

Posted 13 March 2020 - 04:43 PM

View Postekin8288, on 13 March 2020 - 03:46 PM, said:

Could I ovulate 2 days before period is due?
Sore nipples and creamy lotion like cm
These are both classic luteal phase symptoms due to progesterone. They don't mean you're going to ovulate.

#8 ekin8288

Posted 22 March 2020 - 10:41 PM

I tried with water and there was a very very faint line
That means they are not reliable right?

#9 Froyohoho

Posted 22 March 2020 - 10:45 PM

They're not reliable as hpts full stop.

#10 ekin8288

Posted 24 March 2020 - 11:39 AM

Hpt negative but period still 9 days late
Am feeling nauseous and dizzy



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