Opk help! 6days of pos?? (Pic) - Mothering Forums

Thread Tools
#1 of 3 Old 09-21-2013, 06:50 AM - Thread Starter
vivica2's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Utah Desert
Posts: 1,034
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
This is now day 6 of super positive opks. What does it all mean!?!? History: about 1-2 days max of pos opks. Super super light period 2 weeks ago. 2 neg pregnancy tests. 2nd postpartum cycle. Still breasted ding my 18 month old 3-4 times a day and all

DS-8/06 peace.gif
DD-5/08 innocent.gif
DD-4/12 loveeyes.gif
Due: July2014 shy.gif
semi crunchy, but getting crispier!


*** heartbeat.gif 5****10****15****20****25****30****35****40
vivica2 is offline  
Sponsored Links
#2 of 3 Old 09-21-2013, 09:16 AM
MsBe's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 248
Mentioned: 104 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)

 Vivica2, Sorry things are so confusing right now.  Aren't we wonderfully mysterious creatures!


I had 5 days of pos OPKs during my second cycle (I think, or was it third)  after my m/c earlier this year.  I too was very weirded out because I'd always had very regular cycles.  As far as I know, and I'm no expert, pos OPKs just tell you that LH is surging, which it does b4 O, but if you don't O, for whatever reason (like your PP cycles are just starting out or your cycles are trying to return to normal after another disruption) you can get multiple pos OPKs as your body attempts to O.  (I did O that cycle, just a few days late.)



Wouldn't worry too much.  Especially with DD2 still nursing a bit.  My GYN told me that my cycles may not be totally normal until I was nursing less than every six hours on average.  Night nursing can be especially disruptive.  I only assume that these things are even more "disruptive" as we age and our natural fertility declines. 


On the other hand maybe you are pregnant!

MsBe is offline  
#3 of 3 Old 09-21-2013, 09:41 PM
WifeofAnt's Avatar
Join Date: May 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 1,802
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)

Unless that's a faulty pregnancy test (or there is something really strange going on, like the "hook effect"), you're not pregnant. OPKs are actually made to be less sensitive. You don't want your OPK to register as positive constantly so the sensitivity has to be at a level where it will only turn positive during a surge. Pregnancy tests want to measure as low as possible (within reason as an hCG level below 5 can be unrelated to pregnancy). Therefore, a First Response will turn positive before an OPK.

Cycles can be all whacked out when they first come back. Its the body's way of trying to balance the cost of the baby you already have with the benefits of having another. Breastfeeding can also cause short luteal phases, not giving the egg enough time to implant, as a late stage of the return to full fertility. Having a baby can also permanently alter your menstrual cycle. Some women find their cycle is longer or shorter, that they have cramps they didn't have before or don't have cramps that used to keep them home, and there's that occasional story of women who get pregnant with their 2nd completely by accident after spending years trying to conceive their first.

Personally I've found that odd LH surges can also be caused by PCOS. I had a 4+ day surge (I stopped testing after 4 days of positives) when I got pregnant with DS, except the surge didn't start until I was ovulating and continued on to/past 3 DPO!

This Mommy and Military Daddy are loving their son.
DS born Dec 2010
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Pregnant with #2, having another
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
WifeofAnt is offline  

Trying To Conceive

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Online Users: 15,854

25 members and 15,829 guests
Bow , Deborah , emmy526 , girlspn , gizzypeach , hillymum , IsaFrench , Katherine73 , kathymuggle , Kelleybug , lhargrave89 , lisak1234 , Lydia08 , marcib28 , Michele123 , Mirzam , moominmamma , MountainMamaGC , RollerCoasterMama , sciencemum , Skippy918 , sren
Most users ever online was 449,755, 06-25-2014 at 12:21 PM.