Should I try the 15miu tests?

Discussion in 'Ovulation Tests' started by interaura, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. interaura

    interaura Active Member

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    I've been using the Ebay cheapy 30miu tests for a few months now, and although my temp charts confirm ovulation, I never get a true positive on the opks. The darkest I ever normally get is like this....

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    Should I stick to the 30miu, with a "so so" line, or try the 15miu? Do they give off false positives (like a line the whole month)?
     
  2. AppleSeed

    AppleSeed TTC #1 Since July 2008

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    You may have to use these several times during the day to catch the surge. I found that there was one day where I did 4 or 5 tests just to get the darkest one. You can easily miss it on the pee sticks. Temping is alot more accurate.
     
  3. interaura

    interaura Active Member

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    I temp as well, I just like the double reassurance. :lol: I usually do them twice a day, maybe I should start doing more??
     
  4. CurlySue

    CurlySue P.I's Mummy

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    If you use 15mlu ones you are never going to get a true positive. Trust me, if I use 15mlu they are positive for 75 percent of the month.

    They say a true surge is 20 to 25mlu plus so all a 15mlu would pick up, at times, is a natural level of LH in your urine. I would always advise opting for higher than 20mlu for this reason.
     
  5. interaura

    interaura Active Member

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    Do you reckon the 20miu Ebay ones would be better then? They are midstream, so a bit more expensive. I was worried about getting a line all the time on the 15miu, just like you've said - can you tell the difference when you are ov - or do they look the same all the time?
     
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    CurlySue P.I's Mummy

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    Mine all look the same if I use 15mlu ones. They all look dark positive, darker than the control line, and it can be like this every single day. I am using some today that are 25lmu and they have not shown up positive at all. Am on CD14 so I probably haven't Ov'd yet, but if I use one of the 15mlu ones they are again dark positive.

    You're better off with 20 plus. That way it will only be positive if it actually is positive
     

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