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Could it have been ovulation?
Negative OPK


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#1 Chasing*Rainbows

Posted 18 March 2012 - 11:04 AM

Hi All

Well I'm now officially TTC after having a polyp removed last month. A question for the ladies who use OPK's. If I ovulated yesterday would an OPK done today show completely negative (no hint of a line at all). Yesterday was CD11 (my cycle seems to be averaging 24 - 26 days at the moment. Yesterday morning I had horrible pain in my right hand side which my gyno identified months ago as ovulation pain (had it on the day I had an appointment with her and she did a scan which showed I'd only just ovulated from the side I was having pain on). Went to the toilet around lunch time and had a small light brownish/red discharge which stopped completely within the hour. CM was like hand cream 3 days ago but yesterday and the day before was clear and slippery (I've never had stretchy CM). Anyway this morning I used an OPK (not FMU) and theres no line to be seen. If I had ovulated yesterday would there have still been a line? I'm completely hopeless with tempting (can never seem to get up at the same time every single day) and OPK's are a hit and miss with me as I can never wait the 1-2 hours without peeing or drinking.

So is there a chance I ovulated or did I harass my DP last night for no reason?  wink.gif

Thanks in advance.



#2 *Katey*

Posted 18 March 2012 - 01:58 PM

It varies for each woman.

Some woman have a 'gradual' pettern with OPK's - they gradually get darker and darker leading up to O, and after O, they gradually get lighter and ligher.

But some woman get no line (or a very, very faint line) all month except for on the day they get a +OPK. The next day, they are back to no line again.

And some woman, are all ove the place. No line one day, dark line the next, no line the next day, faint line the next ect ect.

#3 Shellby

Posted 18 March 2012 - 02:33 PM

For most women it will only be positive 24-36 hours before ovulation as that is when you have your LH surge which tells your body to release the egg.

I'm guessing you ovulated just now you have no LH surge in your system (as you already ovulated) and that is why your OPK is now negative.

#4 Chasing*Rainbows

Posted 18 March 2012 - 06:39 PM

Thanks ladies. Can't believe after all of these years of being not able to fall pregnant (tubes cut) that now I'm counting down days to find out if i am or not. Very weird. I'll cross my fingers and hope for the best.

#5 Natttmumm

Posted 27 March 2012 - 07:12 PM

I think those tests are hit and miss. I think if you are using them you need to test in the 5 days leading up to when ovulation should b



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