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Day 25 of my 31 day cycle, I have had 5 positive OPK tests five days in a row, I am always regular and have no issues, what could it be?

Day 25 of my 31 day cycle, I have had 5 positive OPK tests five days in a row, I am always regular and have no issues, what could it be?

It is puzzling ...: As you know, the positive ovulation predictor measures LH (luteinizing hormone) that should rise before ovulation. Your question suggests your cycle is always/usually 31 days in length, so I agree day 25 should be beyond this. Usually only positive 1-2 days. 5 ???. Presume not taking Clomid (clomiphene) which can cause false positive. Use another brand next month; if abnormal,MD eval for LH producing condition ...Read more

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My ov. Calendar has been right on w/ my OPK tests ever since i started 4 months ago. I should have an LH surge now but my OPK says no. Why no ov.?

My ov.  Calendar has been right on w/ my OPK tests ever since i started 4 months ago. I should have an LH surge now but my OPK says no. Why no ov.?

People will: Occasionally miss an ovulation. When tracking these things and trying to get pregnant, you notice it. You may be a day or two off as well but you are not damaged or ill. Hang in there, good luck. ...Read more

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I used OPK tests wrongly over past week before 8am with first wee as i didn't realise its better in the pm. They were all neg could I have ovulated?

I used OPK tests wrongly over past week before 8am with first wee as i didn't realise its better in the pm. They were all neg could I have ovulated?

Likely not.: The test sensitivity is higher in am than pm but it will still pick up positive result at anytime of the day. God bless u :) http://www.Womenfitness.Net/conceiving_naturally.Htm. ...Read more

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The last 2 days opk tests show faint second line. Today I went to the doctor she saw an egg on usg. If there is egg, why the opk tests are negative?

The last 2 days opk tests show faint second line. Today I went to the doctor she saw an egg on usg. If there is egg, why the opk tests are negative?

Timing: Pregnancy tests are designed to become positive at a certain hormone level, B-HCG. It is possible be very early in pregnancy and not be positive on the test. ...Read more

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Might I still ovulate even when the digital OPK tests say negative? I've been testing days 11-22 (each morning) after taking Provera (medroxyprogesterone) and then Clomid.

Might I still ovulate even when the digital OPK tests say negative? I've been testing days 11-22 (each morning) after taking Provera (medroxyprogesterone) and then Clomid.

Yes: First ovulation kits are often wrong in both directions so that is common. And for some women they do not work. They will only turn positive if you ovulate and you might not ovulate on the Clomid (clomiphene). Also your LH level has to be high enough to turn the kit positive. So at some point it might be easier to get blood tests to confirm what is going on. ...Read more

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Have had positive OPK tests 8 days in a row, then they were negative the past 5 days. Pain in lower abdomen during intercourse as well. Pregnant?

Have had positive OPK tests 8 days in a row, then they were negative the past 5 days. Pain in lower abdomen during intercourse as well. Pregnant?

Use test: OPKs stay positive for a while after they turn positive, but that doesn't mean you were ovulating for 8 days in a row. The conversion of a negative test to a positive one is indicative that ovulation will happen soon. At that point you needn't continue to use the OPK until the next cycle. Nothing you have said indicates or refutes the idea of you being pregnant right now. ...Read more

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2nd cycle on Clomid (clomiphene) + timed intercourse. Ovulation detected w/ OPKs and blood tests. Can I ask RE for u/s monitored cycles in future to ease my mind?

Yes: Many RE specialists will have you get a mid cycle ultrasound to look at follicle size and number. Obviously that's a more expensive way of doing things and probably doesn't need to be started until you've had 3 or so successful OPKs on the clomid, (clomiphene) but you certainly can request it. ...Read more

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If using opks and blood progesterone tests, are ultrasounds to see folicles necessary when taking clomid (clomiphene)? Doc didn't order them, should I ask her to?

If using opks and blood progesterone tests, are ultrasounds to see folicles necessary when taking clomid (clomiphene)? Doc didn't order them, should I ask her to?

Necessary?: Most all fertility specialists monitor with ultrasound, almost no regular obg do. It may-or-may-not be necessary, but it is pro-active an gives alot more information than opk. I feel women with dead-on regular 28 day cycles can often use an opk; those who are less regular do better with ultrasound. Just my opinion. ...Read more

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Are opks and blood progesterone tests enough to 100% confirm ovulation on clomid (clomiphene)? I'm concerned my doc isn't monitoring via ultrasound. Should she be?

No!: 100% is practically impossible to get. Neither opk nor serum p4 shows ovulation: both prove an lh surge, and serum p4 proves that granulosa cells were luteinized, hence making progesterone. That still isn't 100% but it's pretty good. ...Read more

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I got positive OPk this month & after 48 hours it was negative.My qus. is that if i take OPK test next month will it be show negative after same time?

I got positive OPk this month & after 48 hours it was negative.My qus. is that if i take OPK test next month will it be show negative after same time?

It may: do that each cycle, especially if your periods are mostly regular. The important thing is not how many days, but "when" it first turns positive. OPK does not tell you when you are fertile: it tells you when the signal (LH surge) for ovulation starts, that's when you need to be trying. Number of positive days is unimportant. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I do OPK test in 1 hour gap?

Can I do OPK test in 1 hour gap?

Not advisable: 24 hours apart should suffice. More lovey dovey will better insure successful fertilization .Best of luck and pray for success! ...Read more

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OPK test & ferning positive yesterday. OPK test positive, but no ferning today. What does this mean? What is estimated time of ovulation?

OPK test & ferning positive yesterday. OPK test positive, but no ferning today. What does this mean? What is estimated time of ovulation?

Use the OPK: ferning is a very outdated way to assess ovulation, it is really of historical interest only. When the OPK turns positive, intercourse for the next few days is recommended. Good wishes. ...Read more

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I have done the "eggwhite" ovulation test and it seems like I am ovulating . I have done the OPK test and its negative. Can the OPK test be wrong?

Timing: Egg white (clear and stretchy) cervical mucous indicates that estrogen levels are high. High estrogen is common as you are preparing for ovulation. If cycles are regular, 28 days, and cervical mucous appears around day 11-12, you probably will ovulate about day 13-14. Cervical mucous can occur in women that do not ovulate at all, in pcos, or while on estrogen therapy. ...Read more

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Had peak reading on clearblue advance OPK on cd 5&6. I continued to test and had no more peaks. Could this mean that ovulation happened that early?

May be false positiv: A normal ovulation will not happen on cycle day 5 or 6 (assuming you are counting day #1 as the first day of menstrual bleeding). Occasionally an ovulation predictor kit will be inaccurate because of other hormonal problems. Your doctor may order a Progesterone blood test around cycle day 21 to help determine if ovulation truly happened. ...Read more