I have been using the 'First Response' ovulation test strips and going off an app I have which put me as ovulating on Tuesday (today is Sunday). Yesterday I had a strip with 2 defined lines (control and test result). This morning while on my walk I had a dropping sort of feeling in my left pelvic side, similar to little stabs of period pain. This feeling happened on and off for about 4 hours I did another strip this afternoon and there was a second line but it was incredibly faint.
Does this mean my ovulation was actually yesterday or today? I have tried googling but cannot find much to clarify. Im not sure if the clarity of the line indicates the best days?
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07-09-2014 20:07 #1
08-09-2014 06:02 #2
I would tend to rely more on the strips rather than an app, I know myself I don't ovulate when the app said I would, usually always a few days later. I always tested positive on the strips, later found out I had high LH levels and that was why but I did notice it darker before ovulation. From memory it's about 36 hours (there's a range) from surge to ovulation so you ovulate just a little while after you test positive. Sorry if it's TMI but personally I found the most reliable method for myself to know is to pay attention to how my cervical mucous changes.
08-09-2014 07:40 #3
The test line has to be the same or darker than control line. If it's lighter than the control line that's a negative result. Was the 'defined line' you mention darker than the control? If not you're not ovulating yet.
They're confusing as totally different to pregnancy tests where even a feint line is positive.
Also, these tests are not always reliable. I gave up with them in the end.
08-09-2014 08:27 #4
08-09-2014 15:33 #5
So an update, I have tested again this morning with a very faint line. Then this afternoon there was no line. Im guessing that my actual ovulation was friday and Saturday. Temps seem to point that way too but I only started temping on thursday so I cannot be sure, I can only guess as it has spiked now after two days of quite low temps.
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