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Please help! I ran out of the Clearblue digital brand so I switched to the Answer brand and I have no experience with them. I've read that more than 50% of the line has to be dark, so I'm not sure if my test is positive. I need an expert's opinion! I am getting sick of seeing negative results since I have been testing since cd 10. Bleh.<br><br><a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v333/PrincessNo/?action=view&current=DSC_1134.jpg" target="_blank">Top is answer brand, bottom is Clearblue</a>. This is cd20, FMU. I have one clearblue digital left, and I'd like to save it until I am sure sure that the answer brand is positive so I can compare.<br><br>
Hopefully the link works. I have very little experience with photobucket and for some reason, ff is not letting me upload my picture.<br><br>
Thanks in advance! You guys are awesome.
 

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it looks to me like the clearblue is not quite positive, but the top one is positive. it could be the answers are a little more sensitive than the clearblues, and that's why.<br><br><br>
edit: i looked it up on peeonastick.com. actually, it says the clearblues detect 30, the answer dipsticks 40. but you know it can vary from batch to batch.<br><br>
if it were me, i'd check one late afternoon. but really, with one positive one and another almost pos, i'd consider it's probably for practical purposes, positive- and so for me, i would look to o about 36 hrs from then, and then just watch my temp/cm/cp to confirm it.<br><br>
if there's a next cycle- you can get really cheap opks online, did you know? like 30 cents each, and they work great.
 

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The answer one looks positive to me.. I don't think so on the CB, If it was a HPT I would say its unreliable.<br><br>
I have never used a blue dye OPK so I have no idea.<br><br>
I would trust the Answer before the CBE
 

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I agree that the top one looks positive, but the bottom one not (but with hpts I don't trust blue dye, so not sure on opks).
 

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Thanks for the replies. I am definitely going to test again in 2 hours (if I can hold it long enough!) And Karma, I'm going to buy the ic's IF there is a next cycle, but hopefully there isn't. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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sarah- you dont have to hold it. they say that so that if you are making the quantity of urine where you can t hold it for 4 hours, it will be too dilute to give you an accurate result. but the actual act of holding it doesnt do anything to concentrate your urine or anything else.
 

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WHAT?! I've been holding it for 4 hours all this time for nothing?!?! I read on one of the inserts that you need to wait 4 hours and not drink anything for the last 2 hours. So I don't have to wait at all?
 

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correct. you dont have to hold it 5 mins. what i do is when i'm waiting on a pos opk and thinking it's gonna be coming soon, i will pee in a cup everytime i go. then, if it's light color, i dump it. if it's normal to dark, then i dip it. it ends up i might go 3 or 4 times between like 10 am and 8 pm testing hours, and i test it like 2 or 3 times if i really think it's about to go positive.
 
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