Two +OPK 6 days apart - ovulation CD19?

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Two +OPK 6 days apart - ovulation CD19?

Postby Jaxb23 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:11 pm

Hello! I’m brand new to this forum. Here’s a little about me: I’m 33, married for 3 years (together for 12), been trying to actively conceive for 2 months but I’ve been tracking cycles and symptoms for 6+ months. I’m in a same sex marriage so we are using donor sperm for insemination.

I’m a little disappointed with my cycle this month. Usually my cycles are pretty regular. I usually have 28-30 day cycles, ovulate on the 14-16 day, and have a 13-15 day luteal phase.

This cycle AF started 4 days early. I got 2 +OPK on CD13 with my usual loads of EWCM and dark maroon/brown spotting but none of the usual horrible ovulation cramps that I get, just a light bloating feeling. Usually I get horrible cramps on one side or the other that last the whole day.

On CD13 we inseminated with our first MOT20 vial 12 hours after my second +OPK and again 12 hours after that with a second vial (recommended from sperm bank to wrap around ovulation time). I was positive at the time that I was ovulating because my CM was prime wet egg white and super stretchy and I had lots of spotting which is all normal for me. Now comes CD18 and I get a random +OPK and again 12 hours later and again on CD19 in the morning.

Then on CD19 at around 4pm I’m getting horrible ovulation cramps on the left side like I normally would during ovulation but I’m getting zero spotting and hardly any fertile CM, (TMI) but my CM was pretty much egg white, a tiny bit cloudy, but not stretchy and wet like it usually is, it was clumpy, sticky, and dry EWCM.

Today is CD20 for me and 6DPO (or what I thought was my first ovulation) and I’m thinking I may have ovulated either extremely late in my cycle on my CD19 or I may have ovulated twice??

I don’t chart BBT because I’m usually so regular, I only track CM, cervix position/feel, OPK, and symptom/pain.

Has anyone experienced multiple +OPK spaced days apart in their cycle or multiple ovulations? I shouldn’t be using an FRER until the 20th of this month so I won’t know for sure that we are getting a BFN but I’m pretty sure we inseminated way too early and I’m bummed about it. For 6+ months of tracking my cycles have been clockwork and the two months we try to inseminate they are acting crazy and it’s driving me crazy!
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Re: Two +OPK 6 days apart - ovulation CD19?

Postby RoloCat » Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:03 pm

Happened to me the month of my bfp. If I hadn't been charting BBT, I would have assumed O with the first set of OPKs (since I also had some spotting), but temp never jumped. 5d later, had another set that corresponded with a temp rise, 7d after first +opk. Since you had your normal O pains with the second opks, sounds like you O'd late this month, but you can't be sure without temping. If you only inseminated at CD13-14, and O didn't happen until CD19-20, your chances won't be great. But you won't know until AF shows or your get a bfp. Just to be safe, I'd wait until ~CD30 to test, and don't be surprised if AF is "late" this month; if O was ~CD20, with an avg 14d LP, you might not see anything prior to CD34.


[edited to add: I tracked my cycles for a year before we started TTC. I was a very regular 30-32d cycle prior to TTC. Once we started, cycles were anywhere from 25-37d. I think that the "stress" of TTC just does weird things to our bodies. While TTC, I O'd anywhere from CD12-CD20. So, unfortunately, I'd recommend you start charting temps just to be sure of ovulation. That way if this happens again, you'll know to try again later...]

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DH: 42yo
married 11yrs, together 16 and just decided to start trying...

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6/10/14 CD1
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7/9/14 (10dpo) beta#1 hcg: 34.5 progesterone 20.8
7/11/14 (12dpo) beta#2 hcg 139
7/30/14 early u/s 6w5d HB 121
8/12/14 u/s 8w2d HB 175
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10/29/14: 19wk ultrasound
11/26/14: 23wk ultrasound
12/23/14: 27wk ultrasound
12/31/14: gestational diabetes. Yuck.

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Re: Two +OPK 6 days apart - ovulation CD19?

Postby Jaxb23 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:27 pm

Thank you for the response! That’s kind of what I’ve been thinking too. I think I’ll start tracking that starting tomorrow. How long do you suggest month wise that I should track temps before I get a good idea of jumps and dips etc?
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Re: Two +OPK 6 days apart - ovulation CD19?

Postby RoloCat » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:16 pm

I never stopped charting until I got a bfp (although granted, it was only a few cycles). Hopefully it won't take you too long.... At this point, there's probably no need to chart bbt this month. Just start a few days after AF shows (if she shows). I would advise that you keep taking opks until your chart confirms O by 3days of high temps. I got the cheapie dipstick Wondfos off amazon and took 2-3/day during my fertile window (supposedly best opk results are in the afternoon, so I took one in the am, one in the afternoon, and one in the evening). kept taking them until temps confirmed O.

GL
me: 41yo
DH: 42yo
married 11yrs, together 16 and just decided to start trying...

TTC#1 cycle 3:
6/10/14 CD1
6/29/14 CD20 ovulation
7/7/14 (8dpo) BFP
7/9/14 (10dpo) beta#1 hcg: 34.5 progesterone 20.8
7/11/14 (12dpo) beta#2 hcg 139
7/30/14 early u/s 6w5d HB 121
8/12/14 u/s 8w2d HB 175
9/11/12: It's a BOY!
10/29/14: 19wk ultrasound
11/26/14: 23wk ultrasound
12/23/14: 27wk ultrasound
12/31/14: gestational diabetes. Yuck.

3/6/15: Welcome to the world, Thomas Joseph "TJ" Roland (2 weeks early)
7:56pm
6lb 15oz
18in
RoloCat
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Re: Two +OPK 6 days apart - ovulation CD19?

Postby Jaxb23 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:05 am

Thanks again for your help! We will see what happens.
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Re: Two +OPK 6 days apart - ovulation CD19?

Postby RoloCat » Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:17 pm

Maybe you'll get lucky and some of the swimmers stuck around...
me: 41yo
DH: 42yo
married 11yrs, together 16 and just decided to start trying...

TTC#1 cycle 3:
6/10/14 CD1
6/29/14 CD20 ovulation
7/7/14 (8dpo) BFP
7/9/14 (10dpo) beta#1 hcg: 34.5 progesterone 20.8
7/11/14 (12dpo) beta#2 hcg 139
7/30/14 early u/s 6w5d HB 121
8/12/14 u/s 8w2d HB 175
9/11/12: It's a BOY!
10/29/14: 19wk ultrasound
11/26/14: 23wk ultrasound
12/23/14: 27wk ultrasound
12/31/14: gestational diabetes. Yuck.

3/6/15: Welcome to the world, Thomas Joseph "TJ" Roland (2 weeks early)
7:56pm
6lb 15oz
18in
RoloCat
Girlfriend
Girlfriend
 
Posts: 515
Joined: Fri May 09, 2014 2:14 pm


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