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Friday, January 10th, 2014 1:39 PM

New Tester or not ovulating?

I just started using clearblue ovulation tests. This is my second cycle. Last month I tested positive for my surge, but was later than I thought. I had a blinking face for four days before I actual had the solid one. This month I have not had any faces, only the blank circle. Last month I started getting the blinking face on day 14 and had my surge on day 18. Right now I am on day 21 and still nothing. I am taking medication that is supposed to be helping me ovulate, so I assumed I was. My question is: After testing positive, do I need to get a new tester? I am still using the same one that tested positive from last month because I had leftover sticks. Thanks!

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10 years ago

Hi Cayla, thanks for getting in touch with us!  You can continue to use the same holder/tester.  After you're finished for the month, you can save the holder and any remaining test sticks for a future cycle.

Since you mentioned that you're on medication to help you ovulate, may I ask which medication you're taking?  Some fertility drugs can affect the results of our ovulation tests, and I'd be happy to check to see if yours might affect your test results.   

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10 years ago

Hi Karen,
Thanks for getting back to me. I am taking Letrizole. I got a blinking face today...day 23. It's very strange.
~Cayla

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10 years ago

Thanks for writing back, Cayla.  Letrozole may affect your high fertility results, but peak fertility results should be unaffected.  Letrozole can affect your cycle length, which in turn would affect when you should be testing.  May I ask your cycle length (its length while taking this drug) and what day of your cycle you started testing?

I should also mention that Letrozole is often used to stimulate ovulation in women who have PCOS.  Unfortunately, PCOS can affect the results of our ovulation tests and our fertility monitor.  Please let me know if you have other questions about this.  Or if you’d like to talk through your questions, feel free to call us at 1-800-321-3279 and quote reference #FB293.  We’re open weekdays from 8:30am - 5:00pm ET and would be happy to help.


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10 years ago

Hi Karen,

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10 years ago

I am taking this med. because I have PCOS. My cycles have been averaging 32 days since I started taking it in September. I starting testing this month on day 15. I am on day 26 now and it is still blinking. No solid yet.

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10 years ago

Hi Cayla, we don't recommend using our ovulation tests with PCOS.  PCOS can cause misleading results, and you're not able to rely on the results at all.  I'm so sorry this product isn't for you.  

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10 years ago

Thanks Karen...do you know if it would cause the test to show if I wasn't ovulating when I was or vice versa?

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10 years ago

The medication was supposed to be making me more regular...ugh! Back to the dr.'s I go!

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10 years ago

Thanks for writing back, Cayla.  Unfortunately, PCOS can skew the results either way.  I know this must be frustrating, but hang in there.  We've got our fingers crossed for you!  
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