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Spotting after Positive OPK

I am new to this, so sorry if I am doing this wrong!

This is my 2nd cycle trying, and this was my first cycle using OPKs. I typically have a 24 day cycle and this month I got EWCM on CD8 but did not get a positive OPK until CD11. Well, on CD15 I had cramping and dark/pink/brown spotting that I am still somewhat getting and I am on CD18. Anyone know what it could be? I have never had spotting like this.

Re: Spotting after Positive OPK

  • DS Maxwell - 08/25/2009
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  • Thank you! :-) I actually read this before but I guess I was still confused because a positive OPK means you usually ovulate 12-36 days after so I was confused as to why I am spotting so many days after. We had stopped BDing 2 days after my OPK so I'm hoping I didn't miss something.
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  • 12-36 hours...whoops!
  • Nah, probably just a fluke or you ovulated at the latest possible time. I have some spotting sometimes as well. 
    DS Maxwell - 08/25/2009
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  • lovrienhr said:
    Thank you! :-) I actually read this before but I guess I was still confused because a positive OPK means you usually ovulate 12-36 days after so I was confused as to why I am spotting so many days after. We had stopped BDing 2 days after my OPK so I'm hoping I didn't miss something.
    Nope.  OPK does not mean you ovulated.  The only way to be sure of ovulation is by temping.  Some ladies have multiple surges in one cycle and only O once. 
    styler91letyourheartbeyourguide
  • Oh wow, thank ladies! Hoping I didn't miss the egg but if I did, I'll temp next month :-)
  • Echoing PPs just to say that I hope this is your cycl, but if it isn't, definitely temp!


    lovrienhrletyourheartbeyourguide
  • There are hundreds of reasons for spotting including low lying cervix, irritation, uti, infections, cysts, no reason at all,impending af, etc. Ovulation and implementation spotting are low probabilities.
    letyourheartbeyourguide
  • Thank you so much!!!
  • You typically have a ### cycle until you don't. You should start temping as that is the best way to determine when you ovulate. Good luck!


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  • kgbbsc7 said:


    lovrienhr said:

    Thank you! :-) I actually read this before but I guess I was still confused because a positive OPK means you usually ovulate 12-36 days after so I was confused as to why I am spotting so many days after. We had stopped BDing 2 days after my OPK so I'm hoping I didn't miss something.

    Nope.  OPK does not mean you ovulated.  The only way to be sure of ovulation is by temping.  Some ladies have multiple surges in one cycle and only O once. 


    ^ this. OPKs are not very good indicators of anything except that you should BD in case ovulation occurs shortly thereafter but it might not

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