Originally Posted by Jenine
My sister is ttc and has been using the ovu prediction tests from the drugstore for the last few months and has never seen the pink lines darken beyond a faint line as she approaches ovulation. Are those tests reliable? Is it a problem that the tests are pink like pregnancy tests? She bought a store brand (CVS), should she spend the money on a more expensive one. BTW, she doesn't seem to want to chart her temps.
Well, without the charting of temps to confirm ovulation, all of this is academic, but there ARE women who get low (or no detectable) surges, maybe she is one of them. I've seen stories of plenty of women (on boards using IUI/IVF) who say that they cannot see a strong surge and just get a line that is lighter than the reference.
If she has no line one day, faint line the next day and no line 24-48 hours later then maybe that really IS her surge. Does she record a CM change to EWCM and then see the pink line after the EWCM gets there?
Of course, no way to tell anything for sure unless she is willing to do more.
Btw, a much cheaper brand than CVS ishttp://www.early-pregnancy-tests.com/
Pretty sensitive ovulation and pregnancy detection strips, I swear by these!