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Had to cross post because I'm in a time crunch!<br><br>
O.k., I'm having an IUI this Friday, UNLESS I get a positive on an OPK test before then. I'm supposed to take the opk tests everyday just in case I get a positive before my appointment tomorrow (where I'm scheduled to have another follicle screening and the trigger shot).<br><br>
I did an opk test this morning. Nothing.<br><br>
I went to CVS today and bought the Clear Blue opk tests...RE doc said those are the best opk tests (but made a point to say their pg tests are not good...an fyi).<br><br>
I went home and took the test about 10 minutes ago and there is a line. It's not as dark as the control line, and not darker than the control line, but there's definitely a line.<br><br>
SO...does that mean that I'll most likely get a definite positive tomorrow? I DO NOT want to miss the timing for the IUI, so I'm not sure if I should call the RE doc or not.<br><br>
THANK YOU!
 

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Just depends. I'm on CD 16 today and I've been testing since CD 10. I've got at least some line everyday. Progressively darker but still no positive. It could be tomorrow, could be 3 days from now. There's just no way to tell. Good luck!
 

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I don't think at this point you can say anything definite about what will happen when you poas tomorrow. OPKs get progressively darker until your LH surge, when the line is supposed to be very clearly at least as dark as the control line. But you can get increasingly darkening lines for days before you get the obvious line that shows you're about to O in the next day or so.<br><br>
To me it sounds like you'll be going ahead with the IUI as planned...though there's a chance you could get your positive OPK tomorrow, there's no way to say it will certainly happen (or not).<br><br>
The vagueness of ttc is killer. I hope your IUI is successful.
 

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thanks for the replies!<br><br>
so if I get a positive opk test tomorrow am, for example, is it still safe for them to do the IUI Friday? Or should they do it tomorrow afternoon if I get it tomorrow morning?<br><br>
all this timing and concern over the wrong timing is making my head spin!
 

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It really depends--for me, after lots of charting we figured out that I ovulate much closer to my positive OPK than most women, so we shifted my insem timing accordingly. This cycle, I did OPKs twice a day--once mid-morning (around 10:15 or so) and once around dinnertime--to be sure that I didn't miss the window.<br><br>
Good luck!<br><br>
ETA: Before we figured out that I O so close to the surge, we planned my IUI for 36 hours past the positive OPK, so Friday should be about perfect if you have a positive tomorrow morning, I think.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I honestly don't know enough about IUIs to feel comfortable giving an opinion about specifics. Good luck.</div>
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don't worry, I'm not asking for medical advice. I'll talk to the RE tomorrow, but I just didn't know if anyone had experienced this or something similar <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Oh, also, my timing is based on FROZEN sperm. YMMV with fresh.</div>
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thanks! I had to go look up "YMMV" in the abbreviations and acronyms section so I could find out what you were saying, LoL <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
I wonder if, pending I do get a definite positive opk test, they would do the trigger shot AND the IUI on the same day...? hmmm...
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">crunch!<br><br>
I went home and took the test about 10 minutes ago and there is a line. It's not as dark as the control line, and not darker than the control line, but there's definitely a line.<br><br>
SO...does that mean that I'll most likely get a definite positive tomorrow? I DO NOT want to miss the timing for the IUI, so I'm not sure if I should call the RE doc or not.<br><br>
THANK YOU!</div>
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you should take it at noon and if you think that you might be close than try it again at 3:00 and 9:00. If you see a progressively darker line then O is imminent and generally you will see the dark line the next day @ the noon test. hth!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">you should take it at noon and if you think that you might be close than try it again at 3:00 and 9:00. If you see a progressively darker line then O is imminent and generally you will see the dark line the next day @ the noon test. hth!</div>
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o.k., so in that case, if I got a positive opk tomorrow at noon, I wonder if they should do the IUI tomorrow afternoon (my appt is scheduled for 2:30pm), OR, would they wait until Friday am? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused">:
 
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