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Friday, January 17th, 2014 11:31 PM

Testing multiple times a day mess up the test?

I received a flashing smiley face on day 15 of my cycle, I read online you can test more then once a day after getting a flashing smiley face to be sure you don't miss your peak surge. I'm on day 19 of my cycle and still having a flashing smiley face. Could testing more then once a day messed up the digital reader? Should I continue testing with the same tester? After I read that testing more then once a day could mess it up I bought a new kit on day 18 of my cycle and I used the new tester and old tester on the same first morning urine and on the tester I used more then once a day I received a flashing smiley face, but on the new tester received an empty circle? I'm so confused,please help clarify

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10 years ago

Thanks for your questions, Jennifer.  Testing twice per day with Clearblue Advanced Digital Ovulation Tests can cause high fertility to be declared early in your cycle.  If you'd like to test twice per day for the LH surge, you can do this after high fertility has been detected.  Other factors that can affect high fertility results include not testing with your first urine of the day, and some fertility treatments such as clomiphene citrate.   

The number of high fertility days displayed each cycle is personal and may be more or less than 2.  It's normal for some women to see more than 2 high fertility days in all or some of their cycles.  Once your digital holder detects an increase in estrogen, high fertility will be displayed.  Your holder will continue to display high fertility until a significant rise in LH is detected.  If an LH surge is detected, peak fertility will be displayed continually for 48 hours.  If an LH surge isn't detected, your digital holder will continue to display high fertility until tests are missed for 3 consecutive days.

It's very important to use the same holder for an entire cycle of testing. If you switch holders in the midst of your cycle, you can expect to unexpected results.  The first test in a cycle establishes a baseline and should read low fertility, and this would be why the 2nd holder you started using showed an empty circle.

Feel free to call us at 1-800-321-3279 and mention reference #FB305 if you'd like to talk these points.  We're open weekdays from 8:30am-5:00pm ET and would be happy to help.  

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5 years ago

Ok so once you see a blinking smiley face you can test morning and night on the ovulation kit? Last sickle I smiley faced 2 days and day 3 solid face this cycle today I’m day 3 smiley face
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Hi Kohana.  We only recommend that you test twice a day if you have had a couple of cycles where you have not seen the LH Surge, as testing once a day is sufficient for the majority of women.  Once you have found the solid smiley face, stop testing for that cycle as you have found your two most fertile days and all the information you were looking for.

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Is it possible to get a still smily face but not actually ovulate? Also, can taking Clomid mess with the result of the digital test?
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Hi Reman,

When the solid smiley (Peak Fertility) is seen this means the LH surge was detected, and typically within 24-36 hours we would expect ovulation to occur. The LH surge is what triggers ovulation, however we cannot confirm if the surge will definitely result in ovulation, only your Dr will be able to confirm this. Clomid will not interfere with Peak Fertility but can interfere with High Fertility (flashing smiley); it may cause an increased number of High Fertile days in the cycle.

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I tested with 2 different digital sticksat the same time and I got one flashing and one empty circle.

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You always get an empty circle on the first day you’ve used the test. The reader isn’t operating in absolutes; it is a comparative analysis, meaning the first time it is used to test, it establishes a baseline for your hormones. All subsequent test results arise by comparing your new levels to the first test. This is why it’s important to start testing early, why it’s important not to switch tests mid cycle, and most likely why you have gotten two different results on the same day.

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5 years ago

Ok so since it’s still blinking today being 3rd day keep having sex? Once a solid smiley is detected that doesn’t me I’m ovulating right ? That just means I will ovulate within 24-72hrs ? My and my long time boyfriend are limited due to having 2 different work schedules and not living together.. so we only can baby dance early mornings about 2-3 times a week I hope I don’t ovukate during weekend because we only have availability mon-fri if that
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You should have sex on High and Peak Fertility days - up to 9 High Fertility days can be normal.  Once you see the solid smiley, the next 48 hours are your most fertile time.  It sounds like you have tough scheduling issues to overcome which can be tricky - try and have sex every other day if possible as sperm typically survive 3-5 days.

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5 years ago

I’ve been using an app for the last 4 months to log my periods and get my predicted ovulation day. The app seems fairly accurate. This month i’ve tried the ovulation kit and I was due to ovulate 2 days ago according to the app, and my last period was 14th December. I tested with the ovulation kit 2 days ago and had low fertility. Tested again today this morning but about 3hrs after my first wee and it said low fertility again. Tested again 4-5hrs later on in the afternoon and I got a solid smiley face! I don’t want to get my hopes up but could the test be accurate? Am I most fertile at the moment? I’ve checked my cervical mucus and it’s not like egg whites or stretchy or anything as far as I can tell.
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Hi Vicky,

The Clearblue Advanced Digital Ovulation Test is over 99% accurate at detecting the LH surge (solid smiley). If you are suitable to use the test; this information can be found on the side of the box, you result will be reliable. We typically expect ovulation within 24-36 hours of seeing Peak Fertility, therefore you have detected your 2 most fertile days, have intercourse on these days to maximize your chances of conceiving.

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5 years ago

I started testing on CD 8. Got low results CD8-CD11. I got high result today on CD12. I want to start testing twice a day but I don't want to mess up my holder. I know I have to wait 4 hours to retest but is it necessary to just drink water?
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5 years ago

Hi Billie,

As you have seen High Fertility already, you may test later on in the day with urine that has been in your bladder for at least 4 hours. You may consume fluid during this time, enough to keep you hydrated, but just avoid having excessive fluid as this may dilute the urine.

Hope this helps,

Sally

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5 years ago

Is it possible to get a still face smily but not ovulate?
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Hi Reman,

When Peak Fertility (solid smiley) is detected we would typically expect ovulation within 24-36 hours, as the LH surge is what triggers ovulation. The test does not confirm if ovulation has definitely occurred, only your Doctor will be able to confirm this.

Regards,

Sally.

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5 years ago

I had my implant removed on 25th April 2019. I didn’t have periods while on the implant for 6 years so I don’t know when to expect my period. I started taking ovulation tests a week later and after a few days I got high fertility results using the first urine when I wake up. I’ve had high fertility results for 5 days now without a peak? Have I done the right thing resting now or should I have waited for my period ? Could the high fertility days be wrong, since I got the high fertility result my CF has changed and is thicker more like glue than watery?
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We would like to advise that your cycles might be irregular if you’ve recently had your implant removed,so it may be harder to know when to start testing. For this reason, it might be a good idea to wait until you’ve had two natural menstrual cycles in a row, and note the length of these cycles, before using a Clearblue Ovulation Test.

As you have started testing without determining your cycle length, it is possible that you might miss your surge because you have started testing too late, or you may need to use additional test sticks to detect your LH surge, therefore you may see an increased number of High Fertile days - this is first seen when a rise in estrogen is detected and will continue to show until Peak Fertility is seen.

 
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