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Multiple + OPK; lots of Q's (m/c mentioned)

Forum: Trying to Conceive after Loss


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June 24th, 2013, 08:38 AM
Eleanor-Abigail's Avatar Keep Calm and Baby Dance
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Hi ladies,
I am new here, TTC #2 with ZERO luck!

About me: 41 in March; DH 43 last month; DD 2 in January
Went off Pill in Oct 09 after 10+ yrs; cycles went right back to 28 days & conceived easily 4/10.
Nursed DD for 20 months, AF came back at 18 mos right back to every 28 days.
Charted BBT, used OPK's, conceived right away 9/12.
No HB @ 9 week appt, followed up by D&C 2 days later.

Life since then, for many reasons, has not been the same!

In late March I had a bleed following a sonohysterogram to det why I hadn't had AF since the d&c. My OB wanted me to do a course of OCP "to build up a lining and induce a bleed" which I did following the SHG. No bleed, no surprise since I don't bleed on the pill.

Finally had what I guess was AF Mother's Day weekend. Started OPK's on CD 12, and got FIVE + OPK in a row! Waited a few days, bought a clear blue easy digital kit, had one neg then 4 + OPK in a row. These clear blue easy showed several days of "high" fertility, then I had 1 day of "peak" fertility. BD around that time.

Has anyone ever had multiple + OPK? What does it mean? Peri menopause? PCOS?
Could I have scarring from the d&c although I've had 2 bleeds?

I am just at my wit's end here. I mean, I used to be regular almost down to the hour, and since the d&c I'm all over the place. I'm 41 and REALLY want to have another baby before it's too late!

Sorry for such a long post!

Thank you for listening!
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June 24th, 2013, 03:33 PM
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I'm really sorry for your loss, and for all the crazy stress since then.

This may be a dumb question- are all the OPKs that are + truly as dark as the control line? Because there's always SOME kind of line (in addition to the control line). I believe your body always has some small level of luteinizing hormone. It's not like a pregnancy test, where even a hint of a test line means positive.
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June 24th, 2013, 04:05 PM
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The first several days of positive opk's could possibly be just an LH surge that didn't result in ovulation. I have tested positive after ovulation for a few days as well as the normal 1-2 days before. It didn't mean anything for me. I ovulated 1-2 days after the first positive. I've since stopped testing after I get that first positive, unless my bbt's show I didn't actually ovulate yet.
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June 24th, 2013, 06:24 PM
Eleanor-Abigail's Avatar Keep Calm and Baby Dance
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Thanks! Great questions. I should add my temps are really erratic, as are CM patterns (thought I saw some today, which...???). The first kit I used was leftover strips from the previous month Up & Up brand from Target. The test strip container had by then been open > 30 days. They started out almost as dark as the control line, then got darker. I thought it might be invalid so I bought Clear Blue Easy digital OPK (stick, not monitor). I waited a few days, got a negative w/ the first test, then a few days of flashing smiley faces, then a steady smiley face (indicating peak fertility).

Since I had 1 long cycle before this, I'm hoping, hoping, HOPING my body is just having a hiccup in regulating itself.

I don't think I've wanted AF so badly since I was 13, LOL!
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