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Old 01-09-2007, 07:12 PM   #1
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OPK vs. HPT

Omg I just took an OPT and it was positive!!!! I also read that u can take these in place of HPTs..... Any idea???

 
Old 01-10-2007, 02:39 AM   #2
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Re: OPK vs. HPT

No, i'm pretty sure these are 2 separate things so it means u are ovulating but doesn't mean u r pregnant. each test tests for different hormones

 
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Old 01-10-2007, 06:09 AM   #3
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Re: OPK vs. HPT

Hmm i think that the OPK worked for me because yesterday I got a positive and today I got a positve and a positve HPT!

 
Old 01-10-2007, 07:47 AM   #4
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Re: OPK vs. HPT

I have heard of some woman using an OPK and getting a positive before getting a positive on an HPT!!!!!!!!!!!! COnrats

 
Old 01-10-2007, 09:46 AM   #5
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Re: OPK vs. HPT

I found this online with the title OPK's as HPT

Overall-- yes, it can be done. Ovulation predictor tests (known as OPK's because they are normally sold in a set of tests known as a "kit," thus the K) will show a positive result when a woman is pregnant, as well as when she's ovulating.

Specifically-- while it works most of the time, there are good reasons to avoid using an OPK as an HPT for diagnostic purposes. If you want to pee on any stick that will stand still after you know you're pregnant, just for fun, have at it. But I would not recommend using an OPK in place of an HPT overall.

Reasoning-- OPK's detect LH (luteinizing hormone) which is the hormone associated with ovulation. Pregnancy tests detect hCG, the hormone associated with pregnancy. LH and hCG are, at a molecular level, nearly identical. hCG has a beta subunit, meaning it has an extra little "doodad." To use a stupid but easy to understand example, LH and hCG are identical twins, except that hCG wears a funny hat.

 
Old 01-10-2007, 12:21 PM   #6
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Re: OPK vs. HPT

OPK's work. I took probably 3 generic $ store HPTS. Got faint lines gradually getting darker. Took 2 EPT digitals all preggo. Just for kicks I took the rest of my cheap $ store OPK's. And yes there were lines, some darker than others but definintely lines. I wouldn't rely soley on those, but I wouldn't rule them out either. Since you got a line on the OPK, take 1 HPT just to be certain.

 
Old 01-10-2007, 01:44 PM   #7
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Hi everyone ...this was really interesting to me....so i tried it...last night i took a HPT and it was BFN but that was around 11 pm so this morning when i read this i decided what the heck and i took an a test from my opk and low and behold 2 lines showed up right away the test line a little lighter than the other....but i am only 11 dpo with 5 days till AF do you think this might mean i am pg i KNOW i am not o .......i am so scared to take another hpt i hate seeing BFN......

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Old 01-10-2007, 02:53 PM   #8
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Re: OPK vs. HPT

would on the opk the first line would still have to be darker than the other wouldn't it?
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Old 01-10-2007, 03:07 PM   #9
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Re: OPK vs. HPT

hey hun yeah on mine the top line is the ref line and its dark but the other one is just a little lighter not much though....does this mean anything....i am 5 days to AF
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Old 01-10-2007, 03:29 PM   #10
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Re: OPK vs. HPT

Well, I would have thought that OPT would not work because it test for a totally different hormone. But I didn't realize that they are really so close, just "without the silly hat."

But did you say you got a positive HPT?!?!?! A BFP?!!?!!

If so,
Congrats!!!

 
Old 01-10-2007, 03:56 PM   #11
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Re: OPK vs. HPT

No i wish i got a BFP on an HPT but it was on a OPK and i KNOW i am not o..... i think i am going to run to the dollar store and get some cheapies i dont want to waste my FRHPT.....i am so confused....i hope for a BFP soon....

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Old 01-11-2007, 04:06 PM   #12
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Good Luck and let us know what happens.

 
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