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120 Points

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 3:56 PM

First time user - Changing cycle length, 2nd test, blinky smiley (?!?!)

Hello! I'm using the purple cb ovulation tests. Two months ago my cycle changed from 31 to 42 days. It was 31 days for 5 months, then has been 42 the last two cycles. Since I felt that my body was kind of unstable (jumping cycle lengths) I decided to start testing yesterday morning (Day 13) in case my cycle was shifting back to the 30/31 day time period. I got the O symbol to show it was just a regular day yesterday and got a blinking smiley today. Is it possible that I started testing too late in my cycle and this is a false-blinking smiley? Also, full disclosure, I woke up to make my hubby breakfast this morning and accidentally went to the bathroom without testing but stopped mid-way when I realized that I needed to test.....about 20 minutes later without any fluids I was able to use the restroom again which is when I tested. Sorry for the TMI, but can I still trust these results?

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890 Points

9 years ago

Hi Elizabeth, thanks for your message. The number and position of High Fertility days can vary from woman and woman and from cycle to cycle. If you start testing early and you're having a longer cycle then it is sometimes possible to see more High Fertility days than you would normally expect. There may also be other reasons for unexpected results for High Fertility so it would be best if you could call our Careline so we can talk through your questions.  Once High Fertility has been displayed you can test at any time of the day for Peak Fertility as long as the urine has been in the bladder for at least 4 hours and you avoid excessive liquid intake beforehand.  We hope this helps!  You can reach us at 800-321-3279 and we're open weekdays 08.30am-05.00pm ET.