Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Great Basin, California
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I'm at cd 25 today. My cycles are usually between 28 and 31 days long. I took a test on cd24 (yesterday) and it showed a very faint positive pink line (its the FRED test). I also took a test with an ovulation predictor test b/c someone mentioned on this board that the OPTs recognize HCG as well as LH, because HCG is similar to LH. (Can anyone confirm this?) Anyway, the OPT was positive, and I am definitely WAY past the time of ovulation so there should be no LH in my system right now. So I am taking that as a positive, too. This morning, however, I got up and tested again, thinking I'd get a darker line on an FRED than yesterday. In my slumbery state, I held the stick with the windows facing out instead of towards me, and I got a negative. Now I am out of tests, and will have to wait a few days for the ones I bought online!
SO my main two questions are...
1. Can an ovulation predictor test also show the presence of HCG (i.e. a pregnancy) when used late in the cycle? and
2. Is it possible to get a negative test after a positive test, using the same brand? Could holding the stick wrong affect the outcome of the test?
Of course, time will tell...but I would SO love to be able to say I am pregnant for sure!
Thanks mamas and good luck!
Laurie (35) mama to DS (8) and hopeful that there's a wee one on the way in May!
Laurie (44), wife to DH (60), mama to DS (18), DS (6), DSD (15), and DD (4)