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#1 of 7 Old 10-20-2005, 06:43 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I have some CBE Fertility monitor sticks that my friend gave me (she didn't need them anymore) because I was thinking about buying one. I read on peeonastick.com that you can read them without the monitor. Is this correct? If so, how do I do it? What does a LOW stick look like?
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I don't see why you couldn't. After I used the Clear Blue stick w/monitor and found I was pregnant, when I threw away the stick part there was 2 lines on it. So I'm guessing it would be like any other pregnancy test.

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No you can't use them the same. They test for both hcg and lh so you probably will see 2 lines whether you are pg or not.

Read up on it at http://www.peeonastick.com/hpt/digitalsecret.html

ETA: Oh wait are you talking about the ovulation tests or the pg tests? Sorry if my info is irrelevant....
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I'm talking about the Clearblue Easy Fertility Monitor Test Sticks, not the PG tests or the OPK's. I think one line is for LH and one line is for estrogen.
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Okay, if anyone's reading this....

The past two days I got a dark estrogen line (indicating low estrogen) and a light LH line (indicating low LH). However, this morning (I used it at 8:30 am instead of 5:30 am on the two days before), I got a dark estrogen line (low estrogen) and a dark LH line (high LH). Does this mean I am getting ready to O? I am just confused about why the estrogen never increased (or maybe it did but the sticks didn't detect it).

Lol....maybe I do need the monitor to read these things.
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Are you sure that's the way the sticks work? I thought one was a control line because it never gets darker or lighter for me. I'm not sure how they work to be honest. I got my first peak reading yesterday and again today. Both sticks look about the same as the sticks when I was getting low readings. LOL A regular OPK confirmed that I did indead have a LH surge.

I think you do need the monitor. The little circle on the top of the stick has something to do with the reading I think because there's a spot on the monitor that fits into that circle.

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Lol...no I'm not sure the sticks work that way, that's why I asked . I just read it on peeonastick.com and wondered if it was true.

http://www.peeonastick.com/opkfaq.html#14
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