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16/11/2013 at 21:25
I have began using ovulation tests, I did the first test yesterday and got a negative but with the test line only slightly lighter than the control line. I have tested again today and there is no line at all. Is this normal, will you just get random results until the positive or does this mean I have already ovulated?
I assumed that the closer you got to ovulation the darker the line would get but I can't find any information anywhere which confirms or debunks this.
Anyone else had this happen?
Thank for your help and good luck if you are also ttc
17/11/2013 at 20:11
i think it does bunz, i never used normal sticks but used cbfm which obviously makes things clearer! when u took the stick out the machine though there were lines on it, that got more and more similar as it got closer. for the peak days and the days leading up to it it would have been hard to decipher from that alone - but it gives you some idea. they just looked the same for 3 or 4 days but i guess if you bd lots in that time ur ok x
17/11/2013 at 22:59
I guess I must ovulate about a week after af then and then have a three week wait till the next af? If it was dark and now its gone away I must have been testing after I had ovulated, which is good for this month I guess. Well I will keep testing to be sure I dont get a positive test later but I will need to make sure I start testing really early next month. Does anyone else know if they ovulate really early in their cycle,or I am just really weird?
18/11/2013 at 09:34
the luteal phase (bit between ovulation and start of period) is always the same for one person -its set like a thermostat and can't be changed. so if it's 3 weeks it should be 3 weeks every time. The bit between your period starting and ovulation again is the bit that can be affected by outside factors eg stress.
my luteal phase is 14 days, but i used to be very irregular when trying for ds. sometimes id have a 21 day cycle (so like you i'd ovulate 7 days after period, then come on 14 days later). more often it would be many weeks, but id always be 14 days from ovulation to the start of the period so if i knew when i ovulated, i knew when to test.
3 weeks sounds very long for a luteal phase so i would watch this on the next cycle. but i don't know, it probably is possible for it to be this long. i think its supposed to be good to have a longer rather than shorter luteal phase as it helps with implantation
im really not that clued up on the sticks so hopefully someone can come along with a bit more insight. i will say if you have no idea when you ovulate, cbfm is amazing. i got mine second hand on ebay so they dont have to cost a fortune xx
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