Positive OPK after O-Day???? Help!!

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Registered: 06-27-2011
Positive OPK after O-Day???? Help!!
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Mon, 06-27-2011 - 8:16pm

Hi everyone!

We are trying to conceive our 3rd child. We have two beautiful baby girls and are trying for our last child to be a boy. I am tracking ovulation so we can have our best shot at a boy. With the girls, I got pregnant the first time we tried but are having more trouble this time around. My cycle is consistant every 28 days. I thought I was pregnant in April bc my period was 4 days late, but then it arrived.. Anywho I've tracked my ovulation by CM, temps & opk in April.

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Mon, 06-27-2011 - 8:41pm

Well, hopefully someone will chime in but my guess is you might just be thinking you O a few days earlier than you actually do.

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Mon, 06-27-2011 - 8:52pm
I'd hold off til tomorrow morning's temp before you hit the panic button! You could have O'd Sunday & today's + just might be leftover lh that's still in your system. Did your temp jump this morning? Plus, being dry down there today suggests you already O'd too & you said that based on cm you think you O'd so I'm guessing it was watery or ewcm on Sunday? If you dont make enough then you could try preseed next month. Another option is guifenesin -good ol' plain cough syrup or mucinex.

Sometimes our bodies just like to mess with us & not do things by the book ;)
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Mon, 06-27-2011 - 9:35pm

Yeah I had ewcm on day 14 and I know from previous cycles that it will still be there on day 15. Also on day 15 my temp did rise. That is why I thought I O'd that day.

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Tue, 06-28-2011 - 8:56am
OPKs can be helpful but they aren't always an exact science. Last cycle, I had positive OPKs 2 days before O and 3 days after!!! And I mean like blazingly positive. I checked around on this board after and I don't think positive OPKs after O are a problem necessarily (though I plan to ask my doc about it at a routine appt in July). If your temp remains elevated for 3 days then I would say that you O'd on Sunday as you suspected. Rather than the clear blue digitals (which are expensive) I like to use the OPK test strips because they are cheaper but also then I can see the gradual increase in the darkness of the line as the LH in my system slowly increases. It gives me a bit of a heads up that O is around the corner. As for the CM, try mucinex a few hours before BDing.
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Tue, 06-28-2011 - 10:20am

I have my yearly checkup on Friday so I plan on talking to my doc about it. But I didnt want to miss the opportunity if the OPK was right! My hubby and I tried this morning so we will see. The clear blue digitals are expensive at the store. But I bought a brand new pack off ebay and got 20 for $25. At the store you only get 7 strips for $25.

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Wed, 06-29-2011 - 10:08am
Maybe you are Oing a little later than you think. Drinking V8 Splash also helps to increase CM.

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Fri, 07-01-2011 - 4:58pm

I went in today for my year pap smear. I had my doctor give me his opinion on the ovulation date & the thinks my OPK's were correct that I ovulated day between day 16-17. Lets hope he's correct! I've started having a brownish discharge yesterday. 4 days past ovulation. My doctor tested for infection, but it was negative. He said the bleeding is coming from my cervix so it could be either mid cycle spotting (which has never happened before) OR implantation bleeding. I'm hoping for the second option! I'm excited!

I think I'm tricking my mind into believnig I could be preggo. Frequent urination, sore boobs, heartburn, weight gain. The past three months that we've tried, each time I really thought it was going to take. (My first two pregnancys took the first time we tried) I think I'm wanting to be preggo so bad that I'm experiencing symtoms. Let's just hope this time it actually happens!