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I am 11dpo and decided what the heck ill take a test. All I had were opk and have heard that it could detect pregnancy and have also heard the opposite so I took it thinking I would see nothing like I have before when only having opk. I was surprised to see 2 dark lines. It wasnt exactually a positve opk but so close. I'm not sure what to think. I always ovulate around the same time every month and if im ovulating this late i would have a very long cycle. my cycles are already 30+ days long. Any ideas as to why in my tww would I be getting any lines on an opk?
Posted on June 25, 2013 at 4:36 pm
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Hi Emily!


Go get yourself some HPTs, or several like I did!


The website that I posted a few months back with a great explanation about why an OPK will pick up a BFP is no longer working, but I think I can give a decent overview.


LH and hCG are chemically very similar.  In fact, hCG just has some extra molecules tagged on the end of its chemical formula which is what makes it different from LH but also similar.  Let's say that LH is a white rose and hCG is a pink rose, both are roses, but there is something extra that makes a rose pink and not white....if you do a google search for "roses" you will get pictures of both white and pink roses.  If you do a google search for "pink roses" you will only get pictures of pink roses....OPKs are only looking for "roses" they don't care what color the roses are (LH).  HPTs ONLY look for "pink roses" (hCG).


So, yes, you can get a +OPK if you are pregnant, because the OPK doesn't care if the "rose" is pink or not.  In fact, I did not have any HPTs in the house and even though on CD12 I got a BFN on a HPT, something made me test with an OPK on CD13 in the evening.  It came back +, 4 hours later I got another + on an OPK.  The next morning I went and got FRER and ClearBlue Digi HPTs and got my BFP!


I hope this helped! <3

Posted on June 25, 2013 at 10:25 pm
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Thanks Claire! I guess it's time to go buy some HPTs!!!
Posted on June 25, 2013 at 11:41 pm
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FX for you Emily,keep us posted!!

Posted on June 26, 2013 at 2:28 am
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So I took a test and got a negative I guess it still could be a little too early at 12dpo for some people but if its a definite negative why would I get a line on an opk?
Posted on June 26, 2013 at 9:52 am
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It could be a false negative on the PT. Normally you want to use FMU (first morning urine) on a PT, or if you take it in the afternoon you want to make sure not to use the restroom at least 4 hours prior to the test. Did you use FMU on the OPK? That might be why you're getting conflicting information.

Posted on June 26, 2013 at 11:03 am
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The first time I took the OPK it was in the afternoon but I also took one this morning around 6:30am still getting two lines. So I thought what the heck ill go pick up a PT. It wasn't the FMU because I couldn't wait till in the am haha and it was also a cheap dollar store test. I think I'll give it a couple more days and test day. I'm just not getting my hopes up.
Posted on June 26, 2013 at 11:13 am
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Ohhh!! Im impatient!! Dear OPKs/PTs, please, out with the BFP already!!

Posted on June 27, 2013 at 1:06 am
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Go get a FRER - they are traditionally the most accurate for the lowest hCG that can be detected by a PT. Also if you wait 4 hrs make sure you didn't drink a ton of water. Just do your normal intake....I know its hard!
Posted on June 27, 2013 at 1:39 am
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Ditto Claire, use a FRER + FMU :)

I don't know if you had read my BFP story two weeks ago. I also tested on 11 DPO and got two lines on my OPK because I did not have a HPT at home. The second line wasn't strong like the other line but it was positive. So I bought a Clearblue and a FRER and tested the next morning on 12 DPO with FMU and got a light positive on both test.
Keep us updated and I'm sending you tons of positive vibes that you will have the same situation like Claire and I. FX Honey :)

Posted on June 27, 2013 at 2:35 am
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Ok ladies I think I'm gonna go out and buy a. FRER today and use it first thing in the morning. I will definitely keep everyone updated and I'm gonna go back and read both of your stories. I'm still getting a second line an the OPK today but it seems to be a tad bit lighter which makes me less hopeful.
Posted on June 27, 2013 at 4:29 am
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Tomorrow morning can't come fast enough!!!!!!!  Can't wait for your update!

Posted on June 27, 2013 at 1:01 pm
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@claire haha I know!!! But I'm trying to decided if I should wait till Sunday morning closer to my expected period and both DH and I are off from work. Otherwise if I get my BFP tomorrow ill have to go straight to work. : (

Did your OPK get darker each time or stay around the same color? Mine is still the same color.
Posted on June 27, 2013 at 3:00 pm
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I only used 2 and they stayed the same color =)


Ugh - going to work after finding out?  Yeah, I can understand that - but you are gonna make me wait to find out your results, too?  LOL  I haven't become demanding or anything now that I'm pregnant! ;)

Posted on June 27, 2013 at 4:51 pm
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Took one this morning at got a negative.
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Posted on June 28, 2013 at 4:32 am
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Dang =/

Do you temp, Emily? Just wondering if you are having a goofy cycle and Oing really late and that is why your OPKs were positive?
Posted on June 28, 2013 at 5:32 am
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I know. It's ok though DH and I have already made the next step in trying to figure out what's going on. My next appointment is in 2 weeks so hopefully I will get some answers soon.

@claire no I have never really gotten into temping and with my crazy work and school schedule I wouldn't have a regular time that I could do it every morning. I'm done with school in August so we will focus on ttc then. We have really been takin a break since planning our trip to Disney world in Septemer I didn't wanna be pregnant and goin there.
Posted on June 28, 2013 at 6:50 am
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LOL - I am going to DW in less than a month and I'll be 5 months ;)

Posted on June 28, 2013 at 7:09 am
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Aww haha! Yeah I wanted to have one last trip together to Disney where I could ride all of the rides. We said if I was pregnant we would be canceling and going to Charleston, SC. Another one of my favorite places to vacation.
Posted on June 28, 2013 at 7:26 am
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We go every year so I'm kind of excited to do all the walking type stuff that most people don't do.  (Our first anniversary we found Mr. Toad's gravestone in the grave yard outside of the haunted mansion).  There is a new interactive adventure in Adventure Land.  And Agent P's Mission in Epcot that I've never done - so I get to do some of that stuff =)  And of course, Dumbo..... ;)

Posted on June 28, 2013 at 7:51 am
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