Clearblue ovulation test (dual hormone indicator)

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  1. Shazza86

    Shazza86 Member

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    Hi all,

    I'm new to this forum (or any type of forum), and OH and I have been ttc for around 8 months now with no success. I have on average a 27/28 day cycle which is usually quite regular and predictable. I've been using the Clearblue ovulation test with dual hormone indicator, which is usually very good, however this month I started pos on day 10 and got high fertility (flashing smiley), BUT on day 11, I got low fertility (circle).

    How is this possible? I have an app on my phone which has been tracking my periods for years, and my fertile window was supposed to start on day 10, hence why I started testing then.

    As a little insight, I used a brand new test stick on day 10, and a month old one on day 11 (as I was away from home on day 10 so had to buy a new one). Also, tested first thing in morning on both days.

    Does anyone have any experience of this? I'm getting stressed out more and more each month...

    Thanks all xx
     
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    Did you use the same holder on both days? The holder remembers your previous readings and looks for changes, so if they were different that might confuse things?
     
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    Yes, I did use different holders for both days, Brand new one on the day it said 'high fertility' and a month old one on the 'low fertility' day (used the sticks that came with the holders). I think I've used the same holder for two consecutive months in the past with no problem... so confused!
     
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    That's really weird as my understanding was that a new holder would always say low on the first day as it was taking a base level reading so it could look for changes!

    Really sorry but I have no idea why it's being so strange! Have you thought about ringing the helpline?
     
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    Hmm I know, it's really annoying. I'm just concerned that I might have already ovulated and tested too late but this is unlikely as I only started testing a couple days after my period ended. I've only ever had one freak cycle last September where I ovulated super early, but been regular ever since.

    Maybe I should just stop worrying and go with the flow, but it's hard not to!! :(
     
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    Tell me about it! I am one of the most laid back people ever but TTC is driving me mad!
     
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    Thank youl, baby dust to you all xxx
     
    #7 Shazza86, Mar 7, 2016
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