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30/05/2013 at 15:37
I have been tracking ov for two cycles now and only get a + for 4 hours at the most - both months on CD12 at 9am. When i test again at 1/2pm its much fainter.
Is this a problem or is just coincidence that i must have missed it during the night (if that even happens)?
30/05/2013 at 15:49
You shouldn't test in the morning, test between 2pm and 8pm because in the morning your fmu has concentrated LH in it which gives false positive opks which seems to be the case if you are only getting the surge for a few hours
30/05/2013 at 15:52
I should say that id had about 3 wees before i tested in the morning at 9am.
30/05/2013 at 15:55
Yes but the instructions usually say don't test in the morning, test in the afternoon. Have a look on www.poas.com (or co.uk) and that tells you how to test with them and times etc
30/05/2013 at 16:02
Ah ok thanks
30/05/2013 at 16:20
Try buying a clear blue ovulation test pack as this pinpoints your 2 -4 most fertile days and they need first morning urine. The purple ones pick up about 4 days before you ovulate so really really help!
30/05/2013 at 16:37
Thanks Monnie, they have them quite cheap on Amazon at the mo so will get them for next month.
30/05/2013 at 16:49
I though you didn't test in the morning because LH was synthesised in the am and so doesn't appear in your urine until the afternoon?
So if you are getting a positive at 9am on CD12, and nothing/very faint line at 9am on other days, then that is almost certainly your surge V (and you probably surged during the night before too). Some people do have v short surges though, nothing to worry about, just harder to catch.
30/05/2013 at 17:43
the instructions always say don't test in the morning but I know your surge can be quite short and sometimes its a good idea to test late morning and late afternoon/evening. I pretty much always test at 5/6pm and I've got my positive then. I've also had a positive at 2pm.
Monnie - you're making me want to buy these CBD purple sticks because they are a good price on Amazon just now!!!!!! I had just about forgotten about them lol I'm trying to work out in my head how I would use them - ic's until I get a bit of a line then switch to the CBD's. Hmmmmmm.........
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