OPK + Many days in a row

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Registered: 10-12-2007
OPK + Many days in a row
Thu, 02-18-2010 - 7:45am

Hi ladies,

I had my chemical pregnancy loss on Feb 2. I bled very little for 5 days. So I started taking OPK's on Feb 8th just to see when I would start ovulating again and keep track of my new cycles. I didn't temp though. My doctor didn't want me to get pregnant right away, he wants me to wait 2 cycles after the loss so I was using OPK's to help me avoid that. On Feb 13th (CD12) I got a positive OPK, then again the next day. For CD 14 and CD 15 I got a test line that was almost as dark as the control but I counted those 2 as negative. Then on CD16 and today CD17 I get definitely positive OPK's again. What is going on? I know the OPK's could not be detecting any HCG from my chemical pregnancy because my levels 2 weeks ago were 3.

Any ideas?




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Registered: 10-20-2009
Thu, 02-18-2010 - 12:34pm


I just wanted to say how sorry i am for you loss.

Susan L.

Robert Edward Xavier Lin - Born July 31, 2010 at 5:56AM, 6 pounds 4 ounces and 19 inches long. He spent 2 weeks in the NICU but he's doing great now!
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Registered: 02-15-2007
Thu, 02-18-2010 - 12:34pm

Hey Rosario,

I'm not too sure so I went to the link below and copy & pasted the info. Hope this helps. May or may not apply to you. Maybe if you're on meds that can be the cause as well. I'm sure the ladies with more exp. here will chime in.

Take Care,


#3. Is it normal to see 2 lines all the time? It is very common. Most women produce LH almost all the time, and the OPK will detect it, giving you a "test" line that is lighter than the control line. About 12-36 hours before ovulation occurs, there will be a surge in LH, and the test line will become as dark as, or darker than, the control line. If, however, your test line is almost always positive or nearly positive, it can be indicative of a hormone imbalance. See this FAQ for details. See also Meg's OPK Odyssey for a day-by-day OPK comparison.

#4. What if my OPK is positive for several days in a row? It is possible, in a normal ovulation, to have a positive OPK for several days in a row. This is because LH peaks (surges) about 12-36 hours before ovulation occurs, and then dissipates. So, you could theoretically detect this high level of LH with positive OPK's from the time it begins to the time it dissipates-- over 36 hours.

It is also possible that your body is "gearing up" to ovulate, and you have an LH surge-- and then, for some reason (such as stress, illness, travel, or random fluke), your body fails to release an egg . . . then tries, tries again ASAP with another, or overlapping, surge. If you see a positive OPK for longer than 3 consecutive days, your egg is probably just having a little trouble getting out of the starting gate. If this happens to you occasionally, it's no big deal. If it happens a lot, talk to your doctor. (I just play one on the Internet :p)