Clearblue Fertility Monitor Testing Window

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How do you use Clearblue Fertility Monitor? Is it worth it?
    So I've been researching Clearblue Fertility Monitor, and am considering buying it. Has anyone had success with it? How exactly do you use it? Do you have to pee on a stick every day, or only certain days? Was anyone able to conceive with the help of it? I have heard OPK tests can sometimes be unreliable, or difficult to determine if they're positive or not. I have heard that the monitor gives a clear answer to when your fertile days are.
    Thanks, and good luck to all TTC!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi! I have used Clear Blue Fertility Monitor and had success within the second month. I actually got my BFP two days ago at 8dpo!! The monitor is very picky and you must follow all the instructions carefully, but it is well worth the money!! I still can't believe I got pregnant using it! I told myself that if I got pregnant, I would answer some yahoo questions about the monitor to help others see the value and give them hope.

      Sorry this is long:) but here's how it works:

      You must buy a pack of ClearBlue easy Fertility sticks made for the monitor. No other sticks works with the monitor, and unless you buy a package that includes the sticks and the monitor (amazon sells them together) you must buy the sticks separately. They usually come in a three month supply assuming that each month the monitor only asks your for 10 sticks. However, if your cycle is long and you don't ovulate until later, the monitor will ask you for 20 sticks a cycle. When you buy the monitor you will set a little "m" button on the side, which means menses. You must start it within cycle day 5 of your cycle. Meaning if you buy the monitor and you are on cycle day three, you can still set the monitor, but you will have to wait for the next cycle if you are past cycle day 5.

      Also, you must set it within a time frame that is reasonable for you to take pee samples everyday. When you set your monitor using the "m" button, you only have a three hour window each way to dip your stick in pee and let your monitor interpret the stick when it starts asking you for samples (usually on cycle day 6). For example, if you set the m button at 6 am in the morning on cycle day 4, cycle day 6 the monitor will flash the stick sign when you turn it on from 3am until 9am. This is the only time the monitor can read the sticks.

      You can either pee in a cup or dip the stick a urine stream. I find that dipping it in a cup is much much more accurate, because again, the monitor is very sensitive about how long the stick is dipped in the pee. If you use a cup, you can only dip the test stick in it for 15 seconds.

      When you are done dipping the stick, you turn the monitor on and it will flash a pee stick symbol to you. You will then put the stick in the monitor and it will flash for 5 minutes. When you take it out, it will give you a reading via bars on the screen. You will be either low fertility (one bar), high fertility (two bars), or peak fertility (three bars with an egg symbol). The days of high fertility vary between cycles and people.
      The monitor does get to know your body for the first three months, so give it time, and don't get discouraged. Not everyone gets pregnant right away with the monitor because ttc is very sensitive even with perfect timing.

      The first cycle I used it, I got high fertility from days 15-18. I peaked on day 19 and 20 and it followed with another high day. I did not get pregnant that cycle.

      The next month I used the monitor, it showed only ONE day of high fertility and I peaked on day 17 and 18. I did get pregnant that cycle.

      Each cycle, my monitor asked for 20 sticks because I have very long cycles. The hardest part some people say is remembering to put the test stick within the time window. For me, it was A LOT of fun. I would wake up every day and remember because I wanted to know what my "fertility status" was.

      Most of all, it gives you peace of mind. I must say, I was disappointed I did not get pregnant in the first month, but knew that without the monitor it would have taken much longer. We tried for 5 months prior to using the monitor and I already have a baby so was disappointed when it didn't happen quickly.

      The only thing that I can say is not to get your hopes up, and give the monitor a shot. There are hundreds of reviews on amazon and other websites and I would frequently read them to get hope and encouragement.

      I hope this helps and I hope you get your baby:)

      Oh, I also used preseed which I think was very helpful in me getting pregnant. Its a sperm friendly lubricant! If you try the monitor for 3 months and no luck, try using preseed, it helps with your cervical mucous needed to have a baby.

  2. QUESTION:
    Can you test with first morning urine after the testing window ends on the ClearBlue Easy Fertility Monitor?
    I woke up late this morning (and of course it's Sunday so can't get any help from the ClearBlue hotline), and my monitor didn't ask for a test because it's after my testing window. Can I still test now with my first morning urine? It's like 5 minutes past my testing window and I don't want to lose a day of testing. Unless it doesn't matter? Please Help!

    • ANSWER:
      I have this monitor also and you can't test if its not asking you. I have woken up past it may times. When I miss it I have sex that evening so I know that I'm not missing out. But also if it hasn't given you two bars before today then don't worry, it gives you a few days (more than a few at beginning) of high before ovulation 3 bars.

  3. QUESTION:
    Fertility monitor still says "low fertility" and I'm on day 15 - is this normal?
    I have a Clearblue fertility monitor and this is the first month I've used it. I'm on day 15 and it still says that I have low fertility. It's also been asking me to do a test stick every day. Is all of this normal? Seems like a long time to have low fertility.
    I have no clue how long my cycles are normally, but they're not unusually long/short.

    • ANSWER:
      I never got a High reading until atleast Cycle Day 21, but I was a late ovulater, with a 36ish day cycle. Also, if this is your first month using the monitor, it may not pick up your peak/high days. I DID get a peak my first month but in the user manual, it says the monitor has to get used to your hormone levels and may take 2 cycles to pickup your surge. The information below (pasted from google) is helpful as to how the monitor decides what days it asks you to test. Good luck.

      On mornings when the Clearblue Easy Fertility Monitor requires further information about your hormone levels, a test will be requested. You can only test on the mornings when the Clearblue Easy Fertility Monitor requests a test. Tests must be performed with the first urine of the day, within the testing window. In cycle 1, your first test will be requested on day 6. The Clearblue Easy Fertility Monitor will request a test every day for 10 or 20 days depending on your cycle length and when it sees Peak Fertility. In subsequent cycles, the first test day will vary according to what the Clearblue Easy Fertility Monitor has learned about your cycle. You will still be asked for a test every day for 10 or 20 days. If you want to, you may stop testing after your Clearblue Easy Fertility Monitor has shown you Peak Fertility. If you have 10 tests or more left over, then you may save them and use them during your next cycle. If you have less than 10 tests left, you should discard them and purchase a new pack for your next cycle. It is important that you always use your test sticks in sets of 10 from the same pack.

  4. QUESTION:
    How does the ClearBlue Fertility Monitor work?
    I am not sure of this product, how is it used? and is it a machine that you use with test strips? or is the whole thing a disposible product?
    If someone could kindly explain to me how this works and if anyone had success using it. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      i have used this before but unfortunately it didn't work for me, but that's because:

      1-i have one blocked tube and one open but damaged tube making me in the high risk of ectopic
      2-i have endometriosis
      3-i don't ovulate.

      you use test sticks which you either pee on like a pregnancy test or stick it in a cup of your urine at the same time each morning, until you are told not to. you buy special test sticks for it. you put these sticks in the machine at the same time each day (you get a 6 hour window which you set on the 1st day of your period), then it tells you when it has detected you LH surge, indicating that you SHOULD, NOT WILL ovulate. at the beginning, it will say 'low', when you're getting close to ovulating, it'll say 'high', and when it's detected the LH surge, it'll say 'peak', so you know exactly when to have sex.

      it's not disposable, you use it each month until you're either pregnant or go to the dr to carry out investigations.

      i hope i explained this well enough for you. when you buy it it comes with full instructions anyway, and there's always the clearblue fertility monitor website if you need further help.

      good luck!!

  5. QUESTION:
    How does the Clearblue Easy Fertility Monitor work?
    I bought mine off Ebay brand new for like , but that was three years ago. I don't know where the instructions are. I started my cycle yesterday, so when would I start using this kit to see if I am ovulating and to know the best time to get pregnant? I have PCOS. Aren't there some limitations to using that monitor when you have PCOS?

    • ANSWER:
      Setting the m Button
      1. If your period starts during the day, after your chosen m Button setting time, you should WAIT until the following morning before pressing the m Button. You should set this as day 1 of your cycle. Press the m Button firmly for 5 seconds. Release it when an ‘m’ and the day number ‘1’ appear
      on the Display Screen.

      2. If you forgot to set the m Button on day 1 of your cycle, don’t worry! The Monitor can be set as late as day 5 of your cycle by simply holding the m Button down and releasing
      it when the correct day number is shown on the Display Screen.
      3. When you have set the m Button correctly, the day number ‘1’ and an ‘m’ will appear, indicating it is the
      first day of your monthly cycle. A Fertility Status bar will also appear on the screen to indicate that your fertility is presently at a Low level, which is normal at the start of a cycle.

      Performing tests
      • Turn on your Clearblue Easy® Fertility Monitor every morning within your Testing Window and before going to the bathroom. You will notice that the ‘m’ symbol is displayed for the first 5 days of each monthly cycle, and that the number on the Display Screen changes each day to tell you which day of your monthly cycle you are on.

      • On mornings when testing is required, the Monitor will display "Insert a Test Stick” symbol. (test stick with arrow pointing in) Tests must be performed with the first urine of the day, within the Testing Window.
      • In cycle 1, your first test will be requested on day 6. The Monitor will then request a test every day for a total of 10 or 20 days depending on your cycle length, and when it sees your Peak Fertility. In subsequent cycles, the first test day will
      vary between cycle day 6 and 9, according to what the
      Clearblue Easy Fertility Monitor has learned about your cycle. You will still be asked for a test every day for 10 or 20 days.

      To Perform a Test
      1. Remove the Test Stick from its protective foil wrapper and use immediately.
      2. Hold the Test Stick pointing downwards in your urine stream for 3 seconds only. This is long enough to ensure the sampling end is sufficiently wet.
      3. Keeping the Test Stick pointing downwards, take the cap off the handle and place it over the ‘wet’ end of the Test Stick. If, after you have placed the cap on the wet end of the Test Stick, urine droplets are visible, gently wipe the stick off with tissue to avoid urine leaking into the inside of your monitor. Liquid inside your monitor can cause permanent damage and is not covered under your warranty.
      4. You are now ready to insert the Test Stick into the Test Stick Slot of the Monitor.

      Inserting a Test Stick
      • To turn your monitor on, press the On/Off Button. You will see a red light flash in the Test Stick Slot. You should not place a Test Stick in the Slot until the red light has gone out and you see the "Insert a Test Stick” symbol on the display
      screen.
      • The Test Stick should be placed into the Test Stick Slot within 15 minutes of wetting it. You should only insert a Test Stick when you see the “Insert a Test Stick” symbol.
      • Holding the Test Stick by the cap with the cut corner of the
      Test Stick pointing downwards, put it into the Test Stick Slot . Push the Test Stick down until it lies flat and clicks into place. The Test Stick will not be recognized until correctly inserted. The “Insert a Test Stick”symbol will continue to be displayed until the Test Stick has been properly inserted. When you have inserted the Test Stick correctly, the “Test Stick” (no arrows) symbol will FLASH for 5 minutes while the Monitor reads and interprets the information in your urine. Do
      not remove the Test Stick while it is being read.

      That's it! It will display one bar (low fertility) two (high) and three (peak). The directions say to have sex during 2 and 3 bars!

      I have heard that PCOS does not affect the test if you have somewhat regular cycles; however, any medication might affect the test as it is testing LH in your urine.

      GOOD LUCK!

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Has anyone used the clearblue fertility monitor and not had a peak reading?
    I have been using the clearblue fertility monitor and now on my second month. We have been TTC for over 3 years and thought this would help. I started using the test sticks on day 6 of my cycle and used 20 sticks and no peak fertility was found. It did however go to high fertility for about 13 days.

    Has anyone else had the same experience?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello,

      If you've been TTC for 3yrs then you should see a GP about getting checked out, I myself tried for 2yrs and I'm now having IVF because of endometriosis.
      Ovulation can be tricky to track so monitor your temp at the same time every morning, only take ovulation tests when your temp peeks by a bit..I know it's tough but try not to think about getting pregnant :o) it worked 4 times for my older sister

  2. QUESTION:
    Anyone have experience with the OV Watch or the ClearBlue Easy Fertility Monitor?
    I'm trying to decide if I should monitor my ovulation with the OV Watch (skin test) or ClearBlue Easy Fertility Monitor that measure LH in urine. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      double your chances and do both. they will complete each other.

      best of luck

  3. QUESTION:
    what happens to clearblue easy monitor fertility levels the month you get pregnant?
    Hi! When using the clearblue fertility monitor this month, I saw 2 days of HIGH fertility, 2 days of PEAK fertility and then LOW fertility, can I still be pregnant even with the monitor now showing low fertility (d17 onwards)? Shouldnt the monitor pick up Estrogen levels (and show high fertility) if I am pregnant?
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      First, your body doesnt know it's pregnant until after implantation, which happens 6-12 days past ovulation (your last "peak" reading).

      Monitors can't tell you your pregnant based on your estrogen levels. They do not rise that much after implantation (it tends to be more around week 9 that you'll see a big estrogen surge). Also, the body normally will have smaller estrogen surges after ovulation.

      I'm surprised your monitor allows you to test after it detects ovulation, mine doesnt.

  4. QUESTION:
    How do you use Clearblue Fertility Monitor? Is it worth it?
    So I've been researching Clearblue Fertility Monitor, and am considering buying it. Has anyone had success with it? How exactly do you use it? Do you have to pee on a stick every day, or only certain days? Was anyone able to conceive with the help of it? I have heard OPK tests can sometimes be unreliable, or difficult to determine if they're positive or not. I have heard that the monitor gives a clear answer to when your fertile days are.
    Thanks, and good luck to all TTC!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi! I have used Clear Blue Fertility Monitor and had success within the second month. I actually got my BFP two days ago at 8dpo!! The monitor is very picky and you must follow all the instructions carefully, but it is well worth the money!! I still can't believe I got pregnant using it! I told myself that if I got pregnant, I would answer some yahoo questions about the monitor to help others see the value and give them hope.

      Sorry this is long:) but here's how it works:

      You must buy a pack of ClearBlue easy Fertility sticks made for the monitor. No other sticks works with the monitor, and unless you buy a package that includes the sticks and the monitor (amazon sells them together) you must buy the sticks separately. They usually come in a three month supply assuming that each month the monitor only asks your for 10 sticks. However, if your cycle is long and you don't ovulate until later, the monitor will ask you for 20 sticks a cycle. When you buy the monitor you will set a little "m" button on the side, which means menses. You must start it within cycle day 5 of your cycle. Meaning if you buy the monitor and you are on cycle day three, you can still set the monitor, but you will have to wait for the next cycle if you are past cycle day 5.

      Also, you must set it within a time frame that is reasonable for you to take pee samples everyday. When you set your monitor using the "m" button, you only have a three hour window each way to dip your stick in pee and let your monitor interpret the stick when it starts asking you for samples (usually on cycle day 6). For example, if you set the m button at 6 am in the morning on cycle day 4, cycle day 6 the monitor will flash the stick sign when you turn it on from 3am until 9am. This is the only time the monitor can read the sticks.

      You can either pee in a cup or dip the stick a urine stream. I find that dipping it in a cup is much much more accurate, because again, the monitor is very sensitive about how long the stick is dipped in the pee. If you use a cup, you can only dip the test stick in it for 15 seconds.

      When you are done dipping the stick, you turn the monitor on and it will flash a pee stick symbol to you. You will then put the stick in the monitor and it will flash for 5 minutes. When you take it out, it will give you a reading via bars on the screen. You will be either low fertility (one bar), high fertility (two bars), or peak fertility (three bars with an egg symbol). The days of high fertility vary between cycles and people.
      The monitor does get to know your body for the first three months, so give it time, and don't get discouraged. Not everyone gets pregnant right away with the monitor because ttc is very sensitive even with perfect timing.

      The first cycle I used it, I got high fertility from days 15-18. I peaked on day 19 and 20 and it followed with another high day. I did not get pregnant that cycle.

      The next month I used the monitor, it showed only ONE day of high fertility and I peaked on day 17 and 18. I did get pregnant that cycle.

      Each cycle, my monitor asked for 20 sticks because I have very long cycles. The hardest part some people say is remembering to put the test stick within the time window. For me, it was A LOT of fun. I would wake up every day and remember because I wanted to know what my "fertility status" was.

      Most of all, it gives you peace of mind. I must say, I was disappointed I did not get pregnant in the first month, but knew that without the monitor it would have taken much longer. We tried for 5 months prior to using the monitor and I already have a baby so was disappointed when it didn't happen quickly.

      The only thing that I can say is not to get your hopes up, and give the monitor a shot. There are hundreds of reviews on amazon and other websites and I would frequently read them to get hope and encouragement.

      I hope this helps and I hope you get your baby:)

      Oh, I also used preseed which I think was very helpful in me getting pregnant. Its a sperm friendly lubricant! If you try the monitor for 3 months and no luck, try using preseed, it helps with your cervical mucous needed to have a baby.

  5. QUESTION:
    Using clearblue in the middle of your cycle?
    I just bought the clearblue fertility monitor. But its past day 6 of my cycle. But I want to test my fertility levels. Do I have to wait until the beginning of my next cycle to start using it?

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately you have to wait until your next cycle to begin using the CBEFM. What will happen is on Day 1 you have to set it to let it know AF arrived then turn it on everyday. Around day 6 it will show you that it is time to insert the stick and will continue to do so until it sees a surge or a fall. The only bad thing about the monitor is that it take a cycle or two sometimes to get to know you before being accurate. My first cycle I started POAS CD6 and continued through CD24. I got high reading on all days but CD 24 showed low. It did not pick up my peak the first month. Now on the second month I started POAS on CD9 so we will see what happens.

      Good luck and sending baby dust....

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The Canon PIXMA MX320 has got the now well known layout by having an angled surround at the top, in to which in turn the control panel is placed. In the heart of the surround is the ADF, complete with a fold-over feed tray, which in turn enhances the machine's really clear lines.

There is merely a solitary paper feed avenue coming from a fold-up support at the rear on the inside of the machine's front cover, that folds right down to become an output tray. In a clever small new development, Canon rigs this particular front cover to go down by design, in case you neglect to open it before commencing to print.

The user interface is effectively laid out, with three substantial setting buttons on the left as well as black and colour copy buttons on the right. In the middle there is a fax number pad and a two-line by 16-character mono LCD display.

Whilst there isn't any colour Liquid crystal display, nor memory card slots, you do get a solitary USB socket at the bottom right of the front panel, that doubles as a PictBridge feed for digital camera models. You may also use it to scan directly to a USB drive, which is actually a handy extra.

The flatbed scanner device makes use of a Contact Image Sensor (CIS), but still provides comparatively good quality black and colour page images. At the back are sockets for a fax line and for a phone handset, plus a solitary USB data link. There is no Ethernet socket as, even though the MX320 is meant for small business, it's still devised for a single desk.

Both ink cartridges, one black and the other tri-colour, clip into the print head carrier, after you raise up the scanner portion of the equipment and rest it on the blue 'bonnet support' which in turn springs down.

Speed claims have come right down to far more sensible levels due to the introduction of the ISO test standard, and Canon now offers 7.5ppm for black print along with 4.5ppm for colour. Our 5-page black text print required 58 seconds, which translates to 5.17ppm additionally, on the lengthier, 20-page document this goes up slightly to 6.06ppm.

The five-page text and colour graphics print only gave 2.23ppm, on the other hand, less than 50 % of the listed figure. Picture prints came through fairly rapidly, with a 15 x 10cm picture at high-quality taking 1:34 in addition a similar picture, in normal quality from a PictBridge camera, required a fairly zippy 57 seconds.

Text print quality is nice, although we did notice some fuzziness around emboldened characters in printed headlines. Colour business graphics tend to be quite vibrant, although a bit of dithering is apparent. Black text registration is good.

Photograph prints, in spite of this specific device being mainly aimed at business, are superb, having clean colour gradations as well as lots of fine detail in light as well as dark areas of a graphic. Colours appear real and this device is quite competent at printing off photos to a great home standard.

Canon promises a noise level of 47dBA, however when copying and feeding paper we measured it at highs of 66dBA. This really is rather noisy for an inkjet unit yet, as customary, it's the paper feed not the print mechanism which makes this racket.

The two ink cartridges are the only consumables for this all-in-one and given its specific market, it's reasonable not to get distinct colour ink cartridges. There are two available sizes with regard to the black and tri-colour cartridges.

The Canon PIXMA MX320 provides benefits for many home office functions additionally, the integration of the ADF and fax facilities continues to be very useful in transferring paper documents rapidly. Print quality is alot more than sufficient with regard to common use and even though colour prints are a little bit lethargic, black print approaches the headline figure. Working costs tend to be on the high side, unfortunately, which is really a shame.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Clear Blue Easy Monitor-What reading do you get if you get pregnant during your cycle?
    I've been using the Clear Blue Easy Monitor. I've been getting high readings for 14 days. No peaks. I was wondering what reading would I get if I got pregnant on one of those previous high reading days?

    • ANSWER:
      Don't be fooled by the constant high readings, i had the same problem i had high reading for a full cycle and i convinced myself i was pregnant and tested and tested for pregnancy and all were negative.. so i rung the helpline number and they weren't much use.... the following month i had the same problem and figured out that the cb fertility monitor only works if you have regular cycles, if yo don't then this is your problem and why you are getting constant high readings. I went to see my doctor who told me that the monitor was a waste of money and my best bet was to use opk's so we are currently using the clearblue digital ovulation tests. fingers crossed for you and lots of sticky baby dust x

  2. QUESTION:
    Is it best try to get pregnant when you are ovulating or fertilty?
    Which one is more best?
    Ovulation? or Fertility?

    I don't know what is the difference with Ovulation and fertility.
    There is Fertility monitor and There is Ovulation Test.
    I don't know which one to buy. buy Fertility monitor is sooo expensive.(0) is expensive for me.

    How do i find out when i am ferility?

    • ANSWER:
      OPK's measure only one hormone, luteinizing hormone (LH.) They are a yes/no diagnostic device ("qualitative") and will tell you only if your LH is surging (which means ovulation may happen within 12-36 hours.)

      The Clearblue Fertility Monitor is a digital device which "reads" test sticks. The test sticks measure LH, but unlike OPK's, also measure estrogen, another girl hormone-- estrogen also rises prior to ovulation, usually a day or two before LH surges. Therefore, the Fertility Monitor ("FM") can detect more subtle changes in your fertility. The digital device reads "Low" (both LH and estrogen are low), "High," (estrogen is increasing, LH is increasing but not yet surging), and "Peak" (LH is surging and estrogen is high.)

      While the point of the FM is to allow the device/computer to read the sticks (it has a "memory" and "learns" your cycles), it is possible to read the sticks with the naked eye (for the most part.) With the wick (pee end) on the left, the LH line is on the left, and estrogen on the right. Interestingly, the estrogen line gets lighter when estrogen increases; the LH line gets darker when LH increases.

  3. QUESTION:
    Do ovulator predictor kits only tell you IF you ovulate or when you are ovulating that month?
    I've been trying to get pregnant for 2 years. I've been told I ovulate and have regular periods. Maybe it's not as the calendar suggests though.

    • ANSWER:
      OPK's work by detecting the LH surge that occurs to tell the egg to leave the follice...which is what ovulation is. Depending on the test you are using, opk's can detect this surge 12-36 hours before ovulation will occur. Once you get a + opk, it's prime baby making time! The directions in the box will tell you how many hours the test typically predicts ovulation.
      Now, opk's can be tricky if you are new to them. I personally find Answer & First Response to be very sensitive and I recommend the ClearBlue Easy Digital. I have included a link to a website that offers great opk info, but I'll list some basics:
      *Do not use first morning urine, for 2 reasons. LH is always in your body and fmu is concentrated, so you may get a false +. The other reason is because LH is synthesized early in the day, and is not metabolized into your urine until later. So, as a rule, you are more likely to catch your surge later in the day. I test @ 1:30pm, 6pm and midnight. (It is not neccessary to test that often but I'm paranoid, lol!) Testing between 2-4pm is recommend w/ limited fluid intake 2 hours before taking the test
      *Opk's have 2 lines, (unless you use digital) and the test line has to be as dark or darker than the control line to be positive. They are NOT like pregnancy tests in the sense that any faint + is a +. Because there is always LH in your body, the test may be picking it up and producing that faint line. It's very important that you read the directions to be sure that you are reading the test correctly.

      If you have been ttc for 2 years w/out much success, you may want to invest in the Clearblue Easy Fertility Monitor. (Expensive but it uses more than the LH surge to detect ovulation. You will need to use FMU if you are using this.)
      The Clearblue Fertility Monitor is a digital device which "reads" test sticks. The test sticks measure LH, but unlike OPK's, also measure estrogen, another girl hormone-- estrogen also rises prior to ovulation, usually a day or two before LH surges. Therefore, the Fertility Monitor ("FM") can detect more subtle changes in your fertility. The digital device reads "Low" (both LH and estrogen are low), "High," (estrogen is increasing, LH is increasing but not yet surging), and "Peak" (LH is surging and estrogen is high.)

      I have found charting my cycle very helpful in pinpointing ovulation as well. "Taking Charge of Your Fertility" by Toni Weschler is a wonderful book and not only teaches charting to achieve pregnancy but alot about how to read the signs your body gives you. It is possible to catch the LH surge w/ opk's but not ovulate. Charting would tell you that you did not ovulate. Lots of factors (such as travel, illness, exersice or stress) can delay ovulation. Your body may "gear up" to ovulate, producing a +opk. but not do it. It will continue to try again until successfu. I doubt this is an issue for you because you stated that your periods are normal. Failing to ovulate would cause long and/or irregular cycles. Charting can also help determine if a fertility issue may be delaying your ability to conceive. If you use lubricant during sex, then use Pre-Seed. It is the only lubricant that does not affect sperm mobility.

      I can only assume that you are very frustrated and I wish you the very best of luck...lots of baby dust to you!

  4. QUESTION:
    how do you use clearblue ovulation sticks moniter details?
    please tell me how and when do you use the clearblue ovulation sticks, details.

    then please tell me how you use the clearblue easy fertility moniter?

    which worked best for you

    • ANSWER:
      They both do essentially the same thing, but the monitor is more detailed as it knows your body better, since you use it every day of your cycle. When I was ttc, I used both. The sticks are used for about a week starting a week after your period. I used the digital sticks, so when you got a smiley face, you were ovulating.

      The monitor you use every day of your cycle. It tells you when you have high fertility, low and peak. When it is peak, you are ovulating. You can actually use the clearblue monitor sticks with the clearblue ovulation sticks. It is much cheaper that way.

      They both worked well for me. I liked the sticks because it was always exciting to see the smiley face.

      Good luck and lots of baby dust to you!

  5. QUESTION:
    difference between Clearblue Digital Ovulation tests and Clearblue Fertility Monitor?
    Clearblue Digital Home Ovulation Tests: http://www.accessdiagnostics.co.uk/acatalog/Clearblue_Digital_Ovulation_Tests.html

    CLEARBLUE FERTILITY MONITOR
    http://www.accessdiagnostics.co.uk/acatalog/Clearblue_Fertility_Monitor.html
    with the Clearblue Digital Ovulation tests can you use them again and do you use one a day to make sure you don't miss any ovulation days?

    • ANSWER:
      i use both the digital tests just show a posative 24-36 hours before ovulation where clearblue fertility monitor shows you 5 fertile days before you ovulate which is supposed to give you a higher chance of falling pregnant

highs on clearblue digital monitor

Clear Blue Digital Monitor Reviews

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Reviews on the Clear Blue Easy Fertility monitor?
    I have been thinking of purchasing it, but since the price is a bit high, I was wondering what the pros and cons were.
    Thanks for the input. I didnt even think about getting it on ebay. Dang, you can buy everything there. Thanks again and good luck!

    • ANSWER:
      Actually if you go online thru Ebay, you can get it for maybe 0 including free shipping and handling but be sure to use the "buy now" feature and not the auction feature. I know I've bought one from a local drug store and paid 0+ for it and the testing sticks and then my second one I bought thru Ebay and paid much less and it was still new

      As for a review. Unfortunately I never really got a chance to use it either time. This time I was going to go for the Clear Blue Easy digital fertility OPK apparently available thru Walgreens maybe for about but instead ended up buying the 7 day Clear Blue Easy normal OPK stick test for around -30 from Walmart and it tested positive yesterday on my 5th day of testing and I could clearly see the result

      Both the day before and today (tested again just in case) I could only see a very very faint blue second line but yesterday it was definitely blue, although just a tiny shade lighter than the normal. I'm using it together with temp charting for a few months and see what happens.

  2. QUESTION:
    How do you hook up a computer to a tv ?
    i need to hook up my computer to my tv so i can watch movies that are on my computer
    my friend just needed to know how to hook it up to watch movies last night. she asked the question. but i do need to know how to hook my laptop to my tv so i can play music and on my tv. I have a regular big screen, my laptop is a sony vaio fw190 it has all the hd setups on it.

    • ANSWER:
      That answer is highly dependent on what inputs you have on your screen as well as what monitor outputs your computer use.

      If you want a straight answer and you don't feel like figuring it all out yourself.. please post the exact model number of your TV as well as the model of your computer and/r yout video card. I'll check it out and figure your best setup options.

      If not...you can try to make sense of all the info I'm about to spit out at you below ;) .........

      .....

      First off.. do you mean a regular TV or an HDTV. A regular TV typically won't have computer compatible inputs (nor very great quality) and your best option is if your video card outputs RCA video (yellow cable) or S-Video which you can simply plug into your TV. There are also certain other options like converter boxes available.. but a getting a S-Video output video card if you don't have one already is probably the simplest option in this case. You also need to content with setting up the output resolution to properly fit everything on the SD screen.

      If you have an HDTV.. then you have more possibilities.. which are highly dependent on your computers outputs and TVs inputs. If both use a vga port, which are typically color coded blue as seen here.....

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VGA

      .... then you simply need a VGA male to VGA male cable for the video. If you want audio through the TV as well.. then you'll have to see what audio inputs go along with your TVs VGA input. Many have a regular stereo (3.5'') inputs in which case you then just need a 3.5" male to male stereo audio cable connecting you computers speaker output to the TV. Or you can get a cable like this that has both.....

      http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10201&cs_id=1020105&p_id=558&seq=1&format=2

      Btw, I highly recommend that website (monoprice.com) for buying most cables.. just keep an eye on the reviews. If your TV doesn't have a 3.5" input then it may have RCA.. in which case you need a 3.5" stereo to RCA stereo adapter.

      If your TV doesn't have a VGA in however, things can be tricky and very dependent on what you computer ouputs. If your computer uses a DVI port for video output... show here....

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Visual_Interface

      .... then you in the clear.. because DVI can be easily turned to VGA with a small adapter. Also, if your TV doesn't have VGA or DVI but has HDMI, you still good because DVI can be easily adapter to HDMI with a small adapter or a DVI to HDMI cable. The only issue there is whether or not your TV has a HDMI input with a seperate audio in for said input. If it does, you connect that the same as the VGA audio.

      If you TV has no VGA and your computer does have VGA... that's where the biggest problem arises. You would either need a converter box to go VGA to DVI/HDMI or probably better yet.. get a new video card for your computer.. which supports DVI/HDMI output..and perhaps even audio ouput through HDMI. This also brings into mind another issue.. which is whether or not your video card supports a standard HDTV resolution. If your HDTV has a VGA or DVI in.. it may even accept off-standard resolutions.. but particularly with HDMI.. your computer is gonna need to ouput at either 1080x720 or 1920x1080.. in many cases at least. If you do get a new video card.. make sure it supports HDTV standard 1080p.

      ----- new answer ----

      According to your laptop specs you have both VGA and HDMI out on your laptop (although only one at a time on some models). Without your TV model I'm not 100% sure of what connectors your screen has, but by normal big screen I assume you mean a larger SD (non-HD) screen. A certain few newer models still have HDMI ports.. so if your does then all you need is an HDMI cable. However the likelyhood with an SD screen is your limited to either component (480p only prolly) or S-Video input.

      As your laptop doesn't seem to have an S-video out it's a little more problematic. You would need some sort of adaption to go from VGA to a format your TV supports. If we assume S-Video you can go with an VGA to S-Video device.. like some found here....

      http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=VGA+to+S-Video

      You will notice there is a small adapter listed for only or so. That will work only if your laptops video card and VGA out supports such a configuration. It didn't mentioned such on the Sony support site for your laptop... though then again... it didn't provide much information in general.

  3. QUESTION:
    anybody used clearblue digital monitor or clear blue fertility monitor and what was the results?

    • ANSWER:
      Clearblue Fertility monitor has gotten great reviews as being very effective and efficient. If you're looking to conceive and want a reliable monitor, Clearblue fertility is the way to go. Good luck!

  4. QUESTION:
    Buying a good LCD monitor... do we have to consider the contrast ratio and response time?
    Actually, higher and the shorter is better, rite?, and what is the ideal ratio and time?

    • ANSWER:
      they help, but they are not absolutes when determining whats your best choice. Keep in mind dell and HP monitors are made by Samsung. Checking out monitors in a store may not be the best way because people play with settings. Check reviews online for the best resource of which are good monitors. I had an hp, dell, samsung, they are very brilliant. Make sure your lcd monitor has a DVI input. otherwise you will not be able to take advantage of digital outputs from good video cards. The White connector with lots of holes is the DVI. The blue one is vga, its analog, and will NOT reproduce crystal clear images. If you have a money tree in your back yard, apple cinema displays are failproof monitors, brilliant, with firewire and usb ports as well.

  5. QUESTION:
    Clear Blue Digital Monitor?
    Has anyone tried it. Ive heard great reviews about people getting pregnant first try. Ive been trying so long im going crazy, wondering if it'll ever happen. I dont particularly want to fork out £100 for it! Help :(

    • ANSWER:
      Here is a web site on how to get pregnant fast. Hope this helps.
      http://www.women-health-info.com/157-How-get-pregnant-fast.html

clear blue digital monitor reviews

Clearblue Digital Sensitivity To Hcg

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to get a positive pregnancy result 32 days after a miscarriage?
    I used the Clearblue Digital test which is supposed be over 99% accurate. I did the test on Sunday two days before my period was due and it came up not pregnant, retested when my period was a day late and it came up pregnant. I don't even know if I had a miscarriage or not as my last period was normal and I hadn't had any symptoms of pregnancy, however for the last wk I have breast tenderness and morning sickness, have also been feeling really tired. The urine sample the Dr did on the same day I tested positive was inconclusive, it came up with two lines but one was quite faint (this was not from the 1st sample of the day, the one I did was). I've not had any bleeding or spotting since I did my test. Am very concerned now, please can anyone help?
    Thank you Toni, I don't think I miscarried last month as I don't think I became pregnant until a few wks ago. Have done another digital test (not the first wee of the day) and that also came up that I was pregnant. I did have some bleeding at the beginning with my 15yr old daughter, 5yrs ago I was told I had blocked tubes and had IVF treatment which resulted in my 3yr old twins (I had no bleeding during pregnancy). Am absolutely amazed by my result as I thought I would never be able to get pregnant again.
    Thank you Toni, I don't think I miscarried last month as I don't think I became pregnant until a few wks ago. Have done another digital test (not the first wee of the day) and that also came up that I was pregnant. I did have some bleeding at the beginning with my 15yr old daughter, 5yrs ago I was told I had blocked tubes and had IVF treatment which resulted in my 3yr old twins (I had no bleeding during pregnancy). Am absolutely amazed by my result as I thought I would never be able to get pregnant again.

    • ANSWER:
      A PREGNANCY TEST CAN DETECT HCG UP TO 8 WEEKS AFTER A MISCARRIAGE OR BIRTH. IF YOU HAD A POSITIVE RESULT THEN YOU MOST LIKELY WERE OR ARE PREGNANT. I TOO HAD A MISCARRIAGE AND I KNOW HOW IT FEELS SO HERE IS SOME INFO BELOW THAT YOU SHOULD CHECK OUT.

      The most common symptom of impending miscarriage is vaginal bleeding, but not all pregnancies with bleeding end in miscarriage. Around half of pregnancies with early vaginal bleeding go on to term and end with a healthy baby.

      Other possible symptoms of impending miscarriage include lower abdominal cramping, and less commonly, a gush of clear fluid from the vagina with or without bleeding.

      If you have any of these symptoms, you will want to see your doctor or midwife as soon as you can. Because bleeding carries the threat of miscarriage though, your doctor will want to watch you more carefully over the next few days. This can be followed with ultrasound or blood tests.

      If it is a miscarriage...
      We are very sorry to tell you, but if you are having a miscarriage, there is not really anything anyone can do about it. Although it is almost certainly not happening because of something you have done, it will be happening for good reasons.

      Bleeding at the beginning of a miscarriage can be light, continuing over several days. Mild lower abdominal or lower back aches might accompany the bleeding. As the miscarriage progresses, the bleeding will get heavier and the cramping can get more painful.

      As the cervix dilates (opens), tissue can be passed. This tissue could be invaluable in determining the cause of the miscarriage. If you think you have passed fetal tissue, put it in a clean container and bring it with you to your doctor or midwife. Rarely, you might notice a gush of clear fluid from the vagina, without pain or bleeding.

      It is important to be certain all the tissue relating to the pregnancy is removed, either naturally, or with a D&C (a "curette"). If the cervix is open and tissue has been passed, the completeness of the miscarriage can be followed with blood tests. Sometimes the body does not totally expel all the products of conception. This is when a D&C will be performed to complete the process

      The positive line is really faint. Is this okay? An HPT tells you exactly one thing: your urine either has detectable pregnancy hormone in it, or it doesn't. The darkness or lightness of a line doesn't mean much. Generally speaking, a very light line can mean there is a small amount of hCG in your urine, and a very dark line can mean there is a larger amount of hCG in your urine. This is why you may get a faint positive at 10 DPO but a darker positive at 18 DPO. However, this is not always true. Tests are all different, and even tests in the same box may differ in sensitivity. Comparing light/dark lines will just drive you nuts. If you see a line in the "results" window, you're preg!

      I took several tests and got both negatives and positives. What gives? See FAQ 9 above; there are many variables-- concentration of urine, sensitivity of the test. Since true false positives are pretty rare, if you get at least one positive HPT, you are probably pregnant. Wait a couple of days and test again or try another brand if you are suspect. If you suspect you have a true false positive (meaning you did not conceive and still got a positive), please share with us so we can let other women know about that brand!

  2. QUESTION:
    How long after missing your period to take an accurate pregnancy test?
    Im 6 days late. On my 4th late day i took 3 tests back to back and are all negative. Do i have to wait a certain amount of days for an accurate test?

    • ANSWER:
      It does depend on the sensitivity I took a first response and clearblue digital on the day I was supposed to get my period and got 2 positives then went to a walk in clinic and the urine test there showed negative but a blood test was the definite positive. It also depends on the person some people don't produce as much hcg therefor don't get a positive until later on. Good luck! :)

  3. QUESTION:
    What is the best home pregnancy test out there?
    I did one test and it gave me a negative, but im still not convinced. which one is the best?

    • ANSWER:
      First Response Early Result is the most reliable pregnancy test delivering the earliest possible results. First Response consistently detected 12.5 mIU of hCG (an early pregnancy hormone) in product testing, making it the most likely pregnancy test on the market to detect pregnancy on the first day of a missed period (95% of the time in product testing). Plus, reviews say that First Response even detected hCG levels as low as 6.3 and 6.5 mIU, soon after implantation -- even before a missed period. First Response is available in one-, two-, and three-strip kits. Experts say that two-strip kits are best, since most women will want to test twice, waiting a week before the second test.

      Low-sensitivity pregnancy test.
      Reviews say women who are prone to false positives because they have hCG in their systems from a recent birth or miscarriage -- or because of certain fertility drugs -- may be better off with a less sensitive test. That way, the test will only pick up an increase in hCG associated with a pregnancy, not the low "background" level. Fact Plus Pro detects 100 mIU of hCG. One- and two-strip kits are available.

      Digital home-pregnancy test.
      Digital pregnancy tests aim to eliminate some of the guesswork when trying to interpret the lines of dye that indicate a positive result in regular tests. The Clearblue Easy Digital pregnancy test displays the words "pregnant" or "not pregnant" in a small window. However, we still found complaints that Clearblue was hard to interpret, mostly because dye lines are present on the test strip. Many women report confusion because on other pregnancy tests, two dye lines indicate a positive result. Clearblue advises women to ignore the dye lines. Clearblue detects down to 50 mIU of hCG -- somewhere in between First Response and Fact Plus.

  4. QUESTION:
    Is it best to take a pregnancy test in the mornings with your first morning pee?
    I took my second pregnancy test tonight and was neg. Been TTC baby # 2 for over a year. My period was suppose to start on May 5 but now im on CD 42. Can anyone help me out?

    • ANSWER:
      It may not be just the pee...it may be how sensitive the test is...look at the chart below...maybe you don't have enough hCG or your test is the Walgreens brand...read the tips and see if tomorrow AM something doesn't show up....if you are still concerned...call your OB for a blood test!

      Good Luck!
      Sharon
      www.InfertilityAnswers.net

      Sensitivity Chart
      Pregnancy Test Brand Sensitivity (or the hCG threshold at which a positive result is indicated). The lower the number, the higher the test sensitivity.
      Early Pregnancy Tests.com
      # 1 Sensitivity 20 mIU/hCG (to purchase click here)
      Answer Early Result Pregnancy Test 25 mIU/hCG
      Confirm 1-Step 25 mIU/hCG
      Equate 25 mIU/hCG
      First Response Early Results Test 25 mIU/hCG
      One Step Be Sure Pregnancy Test 25 mIU/hCG
      Walgreen Digital 25 mIU/hCG
      e.p.t. Home Pregnancy Test 40 mIU/hCG
      e.p.t. Certainty Digital Test 40 mIU/hCG
      Fact Plus Pregnancy Test 40 mIU/hCG
      Clearblue Digital 50 mIU/hCG
      Dollar Store Brand Pregnancy Test 50 mIU/hCG
      Target Brand 50 mIU/hCG
      WalMart Brand 50 mIU/hCG
      Walgreens 100 mIU/hCG

      When it comes to interpreting the tests, there are a few important keys to increasing accuracy and early-detection. These include:
      1. Use first morning urine. Why? Because FMU will contain the highest amount of hCG. This means you can receive an accurate result sooner!

      2. Hold your urine: If you need to test in the afternoon or evening, don't flush your body with liquids or urinate before testing. Hold your urine as long as (comfortably) possible. This way the hCG in the urine will not be diluted. This is a good alternative if you want to re-test or if you cannot use FMU.

      3. Adhere to the test reaction time! If you go to Drugstore.com or any product review site, you will find many women complaining about false positive pregnancy tests. Actually, a false positive pregnancy test is quite rare. What may be happening here is that the test user is trying to read the test after the given reaction time specified by the manufacturer. The fact is, every test has a time interval that must be respected, typically between five and ten minutes. Any result determined after the reaction time should be disregarded or considered "invalid". Why? Two reasons. The first is that a test will become increasingly more sensitive over time and may indicate a very faint test line based on naturally levels of hCG (present in non-pregnant women and even men!). Second, sometimes the chemical composition of urine will cause a ghost line or evaporation line. Typically colorless, an evaporation line will only appear well after the given reaction time of the test. In other words, if you see an evaporation line, you should not be looking at the test anyway! In other words, if you see a ghost line, this is not a false positive, as the test reaction time has passed and the any result should be considered not valid.

      A false negative pregnancy test is typically due to situations where the user is testing to early or there is not enough hCG in the urine sample. To avoid false negative results, observe tips one and two, and follow the testing guidelines of the manufacturer. There may also be instances where hCG levels differ among women. In other words, for women the rate of hCG production is slower, meaning that she may need to wait a few days longer before receiving a positive result. Also, implantation may occur later, which will also result in a bit of a delay in determining a positive result.

  5. QUESTION:
    Clear blue digital says not pregnant- other tests positive?
    My period is 7 days late and Im TTC no.2. I've done 2 clearblue digital tests which say not pregnant (on the first day late and today) and done several other tests which are positive. The line is fainter than the control line but not hard to see. I'm going to doctor for blood test tomorrow! I was wondering if anyone has had similar experiences with clearblue and been pregnant. My last pregnancy ended in miscarriage at 11 weeks so nervous! Thank u!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Anon21,
      the recommended time to take a pregnancy test is 14 days after ovulation or essentially 14 days after the eggs had been fertilised. This is because different brand of pregnancy test kit have different sensitivity. Pregnancy test kit detects hCG hormone (the hormone created very early in pregnancy), so those kit which are more sensitive may detect it just a couple of days after conception. But in general, 14 days after conception, the level of hCG in a pregnant woman will be sufficient to be detected even by the less sensitive pregnancy kit.

      In your case, Clear blue may have been less sensitive and so it is registering a negative even though several other tests that you have done is already registering a positive.

      A blood test will be more accurate than the urine test any time.

      Good luck

clearblue digital sensitivity to hcg

Clearblue Digital Advanced Kit

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How accurate will it be if I test tomorrow?
    Tomorrow I will be 10 dpo, and 4 days till af, seeing as it starts on Saturday.
    Would it be too early to test with First Response Early Detection?
    Either way I'm getting a blood test done tomorrow when I go to my regular doctors appointment.

    I also have ClearBlue Digital tests.
    Which would be better to use?

    Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      the blood test is very accurate, the 'early' response kits are not so much. The kits are about 40-50% accurate 4 days early, it says how accurate in the leaflet instructions somewhere (I was anxious waiting for wife's test and reading them to keep myself occupied) . They want you to believe they are absolutely accurate that early but that's far from true.

  2. QUESTION:
    Anyone who used clearblue digital pregnancy test please help!!!!!!?
    Clearblue digital pg test tells results in word. The kit consists of two separate parts one is test holder the other is test stick and the test stick has the absorbent strip. The display on test holder shows the result" pg" or "not pg" if performed correctly in one or three minutes. I got a " not pg" on display but when I released the test stick from the test holder( test holder could be reused but test stick not), I saw too lines on the stick with one line pretty faint and hard to detect. I wonder if the lines should tell something different. The instruction states that lines should be disregarded and the words on display should be the only answer. My period is overdue several days, is there anyone who experienced the same thing and indeed pg?

    Thank you gals in advance! Hope you have a nice day!!

    • ANSWER:
      For the Digital Clear Blue Easy test, those blue lines mean nothing. They just mean the test worked correctly. Just trust the digital response, since this is a digital test.

      The plain ole urine test by Clear Blue Easy is fast and easy to read. You either see a - for no and a + for yes... And better priced than the digital...

  3. QUESTION:
    Anyone who used clearblue digital pregnancy test please help!!!!!!!?
    Clearblue digital pg test tells results in word. The kit consists of two separate parts one is test holder the other is test stick and the test stick has the absorbent strip. The display on test holder shows the result" pg" or "not pg" if performed correctly in one or three minutes. I got a " not pg" on display but when I released the test stick from the test holder( test holder could be reused but test stick not), I saw too lines on the stick with one line pretty faint and hard to detect. I wonder if the lines should tell something different. The instruction states that lines should be disregarded and the words on display should be the only answer. My period is overdue several days, is there anyone who experienced the same thing and indeed pg?

    Thank you gals in advance! Hope you have a nice day!!

    • ANSWER:
      just go get a regular flippin test. I would think that is suspect. my first child - the 2nd line was really faint

  4. QUESTION:
    what actually helps a woman get pregnant ? any advice?
    thanks in advance. no wanna be smart ass comments.

    • ANSWER:
      OK about ovulation. According to the ovulation kit that I used...I would recommend you get one. (Clearblue Easy...digital) The digital ones are worth the extra money...no ambiguity. Ovulation occurs between 8 and 14 days after THE FIRST DAY OF YOUR PERIOD...not after your period ends. I actually ovulated 9 days after the first day of my period. I never would have believed that was when I ovulated if I hadn't been through this. I spent a year trying around the 14th day and got NOTHING. First month out with this kit I got pregnant.

      Also, I made my husband abstain from any sort of release for a week before I ovulated, just to make sure he had plenty of swimmers. After I did also do the whole lay with your legs going up the headboard for 10 minutes or so. I don't know if any of these things helped but somehow it worked.

  5. QUESTION:
    TTC For 10 mths.....?
    Hi

    I have used the Clearblue Digital Ovulation kit and got my smiley face on 15/06 - my last period before that was the 27/05.

    I have really irregular periods ranging from 28 to 47(!!) days. This makes it impossible for me to really know if I have missed a period or whether this is just going to be another long cycle.

    I have taken 2 HPT within the last 3 days and both neg. Could it be that its just too early to show up or if I was preg would it be positive by now?

    Thanks in advance

    • ANSWER:

clearblue digital advanced kit

Clearblue Digital Monitor Ovulation Kit

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Ovulation predictor kits and clearblue digital monitor?
    Do these 2 have the same results. I have just started clomid and am using the clearblue digital monitor. Do I need an ovulation predictor kit too? Or is it the same thing?

    • ANSWER:
      It's the same thing, the moniter comes in the predictor kit along with strips and instructions. I like this one because it is straight forward. The smiley face indicates your LH surge, and the 0 indicates nothing... You don't have to deal with strip colors and comparing colors etc... Hope it works for you and tri and test everyday at the same time. Baby dust!!

  2. QUESTION:
    Do any other OPK strips work in the Clearblue Easy Digital Ovulation kit?
    I hate that I have to spend so much $$ on the CBE Digital Ovulation kit that only comes w/7 strips! UGH Does anyone know if any other strips work in the CBE Digi kit?

    • ANSWER:
      I have heard--never tried it--that the sticks for the Clearblue Fertility Monitor will work in the clearblue digitalk OPKs. They cost about for a box of 30. Just be sure to insert the stick into the CB digi opk BEFORE you pee on it.

      Also, I found this, I know it doesn't really help but thought it was interesting.--

      "Now, I suspect that the Clearblue Digital OPK may use the same sticks as the Clearblue Digital Pregnancy Test, but I have not yet confirmed this. (My reasons for thinking this: the HPT patent states that the test sticks can measure LH as well as hCG. The test holders, the part that displays the result, are probably calibrated differently to give accurate results, but I see no reason why the sticks themselves couldn't be interchangeable . . . but that's just my guess, not a sure thing.) I did have one woman e-mail me and informed me that her Clearblue Digital OPK stick, used in a Clearblue Digital HPT holder, gave the correct result ("Pregnant"), but remember, this is just one anecdotal report."-- http://www.peeonastick.com/hptfaq.html

  3. QUESTION:
    which is better the digital ovulation tests or the fertility monitor?
    I have the clear blue digital ovulation kit but im yet to get a smiley face so i thought maybe im not testing on the right days. Would it be worth buying a fertility monitor so it can learn my cycles and tell me when i should be testing? I know i already asked this but i didnt get any answers so thought i'd repost...

    • ANSWER:
      I'd say the fertility monitor,because u might have to test twice a day with clearblue to make sure u don't miss the 'smiley face' and digitals can get quite pricey if u have to test twice a day..

  4. QUESTION:
    How sucessfull are ovulation predictor kits in helping you to conceive?
    My husband and I are trying to get pregnant. We've been trying now for 6 months. I think I'm going to purchase a ovulation predictor kit this month to help us know which day's i'm ovulation. I'm just curious for those of you who have used these kits, would you consider them succesful? If so, how long did it take you to conceive after using them? Thanks for your time and help.

    • ANSWER:
      My husband and I tried for 6 months, bought the clearblue tests with the smiley faces on them and those seemed to work correctly but the following month we actually used the clearblue ovulation digital monitor and we got pregnant on the second month using it. I would definitely recommend either the monitor or the test sticks and I plan on using them right away from the beginning with my next pregnancy!

  5. QUESTION:
    What is the best ovulation test kit to buy?
    Hi! Husband and I have been TTC for 6 months. I would like to start using the home ovulation kits. Could you please suggest the best brands/types. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I have used "Answers" brand several times because it's the cheapest (7 tests for about ). Today, I bought a box of Clearblue Easy Digital tests, but they were SO EXPENIVE-- 7 tests for ! Right next to those tests was a fertility monitor (also Clearblue) with 30 tests.

clearblue digital monitor ovulation kit

Test Clearblue Digital Ovulation

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    how will it go away on the test clearblue digital ovulation test?
    just took a clearblue digital ovulation test, and it still shows a blank circle how will that go away?

    • ANSWER:
      It will go away all by itself.

      Make sure you take the test stick out. If you don't, the empty circle will reappear for a few minutes when you do take it out, which is a nuisance when you really need to pee right now. I always save the holder of the last pack as a backup for when I make that mistake. The battery lasts a lot longer than just for the number of tests in the pack.

  2. QUESTION:
    When should I start testing with Clearblue easy digital ovulation test?
    I had 2 cycles in a row that were 36 days but then my last cycle was 47 days. I'm going to try the clearblue easy digital ovulation tests but I'm not sure when to start them. Based on the instructions for a 36 day cycle it says to start testing on CD 19. Should I go by my 36 day cycle or wait a few days? I just don't want to miss my positive!

    Thanks in advance for your answers!! Wishing everybody TTC lots of baby dust!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Im not sure when exactly you should test but if your cycles are that different I would suggest you rather get the Clear Blue Fertility Monitor It works much better and maybe will be less expensive then buying a Digital Monitor to Test on everyday. Good Luck In TTC and I'll Pray for Both Of Us :)

  3. QUESTION:
    When would i start using the ovulation tests?
    What dates would I start using the clearblue digital ovulation test strips. My last period date started on the 8th March and my cyle runs from between 28 and 30 days. Thanks x
    Do you mean 10 days after the start of my last period?
    Thanks for the info and congratulations!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there ! It usually says in the directions in the box... but since you run a normal cycle (not short or long) I believe you could start in a few days ! My hubby and I TTC for 2 1/2 years before we got smart and used an ovulation kit. I began one 4 days after the last day of my period in the beginning of August. We actually "missed" my ovulation day because of all the "pressure". LOL ! But because there's usually a three day window for ovulation, I ended up preggo anyway !!!!

      Good luck ! Lots of baby dust to you !!!!!!! ;o)

  4. QUESTION:
    What time of day to take ovulation tests?
    I am going to be starting to take Clearblue Digital Ovulation Tests on Wednesday for the first time. I have read on many questions on here about taking them at 2:00pm everyday versus taking them with first morning urine....can someone fill me in on why this would be true?? Thanks so much!

    • ANSWER:
      The optimal time to take an OPK is around 4pm although you can take them from 2pm-8pm as long as you haven't passed urine for an hour or so beforehand (just to be doubly sure). The reason why first morning urine is no good for an OPK is that your natural levels of Lutenising Hormone (what will turn the stick positive) is in a higher amount in the morning. Non-pregnant women naturally have a level of LH in their system at all stages in their cycles which is why having a concentrated pee in the morning to test with may cause a false positive.

      Hope that made sense! :-) Good luck ***

  5. QUESTION:
    How accurate is the Gold™ Early Result Digital Pregnancy Test? How accurate is the Clearblue Digital Pregnan?
    Pregnancy Test? TTC for 2 years and have a free Clearblue Digital Pregnancy test with the Clearblue Easy to Read Ovulation tests. Has anyone gotten a positive using either the Gold™ Early Result Digital Pregnancy Test or the Clearblue Easy to Read Digital Ovulation Test?

    • ANSWER:
      I used the clear blue and it gives u an idea when u are such as u know its this day or the next.. but I rlly like babycenter.com and it has an ovulation calculater..

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How long did it take you to get pregnant when using Clearblue digital OPK?
    I bought 2 boxes of the Clearblue easy digital OPK (you get a smiley face when your LH surge is detected.) I would like to know, after using these tests and actively trying to get pregnant, how long did it take you to get pregnant? I know every body is different, but I want a general time frame of what I might be looking at.

    • ANSWER:
      i tried for 2 and a half years and the first month i used those i got pregnant!!!! ;) good luck!

  2. QUESTION:
    Could my ovulation predictor kit be wrong?
    My husband and I are ttc #3. I had the nexplanon implant removed on dec 31st, had some pinky discharge a few days after and a full bleed on jan 9th. I started using my opk yesterday (jan 14th) and it didn't detect an lh surge but today it did! Could it be wrong? My last period on the implant was dec 14th so I wasn't expecting to ovulate untill the 23rd. Im using the clearblue digital opk which is over 99% accurate. Could it be that I'm ovulating now and everything before this was just my body settling down after the implant?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, it can take variable amounts of time for your body to recover. Using the ClearBlue doesn't give you a complete picture, though. Read below.

  3. QUESTION:
    what time of day for digital ovulation test?
    most ovulation tests say mid day but the clearblue easy digital OPK's don't specify. what time of day is best for these? FMU? or mid day?
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I love how people answer these questions about ovulation tests and answer as prengnacy tests! I wish people could read! Anyway, a friend i met off this site (who is no longer here) bought them and said they work fine on FMU! She also uses the internet test strips and usues them at about 2 PM (which is what MOST of the tests reccomend) but you can go ahead and use digital with FMU! Good luck and tons of baby dust!

  4. QUESTION:
    What time of day to take ovulation tests?
    I am going to be starting to take Clearblue Digital Ovulation Tests on Wednesday for the first time. I have read on many questions on here about taking them at 2:00pm everyday versus taking them with first morning urine....can someone fill me in on why this would be true?? Thanks so much!

    • ANSWER:
      The optimal time to take an OPK is around 4pm although you can take them from 2pm-8pm as long as you haven't passed urine for an hour or so beforehand (just to be doubly sure). The reason why first morning urine is no good for an OPK is that your natural levels of Lutenising Hormone (what will turn the stick positive) is in a higher amount in the morning. Non-pregnant women naturally have a level of LH in their system at all stages in their cycles which is why having a concentrated pee in the morning to test with may cause a false positive.

      Hope that made sense! :-) Good luck ***

  5. QUESTION:
    clearblue digital opk question?
    I am an idiot a complete idiot!

    i forgot to replace the cap each time i used the clearblue digital opk.. and have had loads of ewcm but no positive opk .. do you think the cap affected the results?

    • ANSWER:
      hiya chick this is my first month using the clear blue digital opk i haven't had the smiley face as yet but i have the ewcm!
      My bbt temps are still low ! so im hoping it wont be long before i see a smiley face.
      I agree with the above lady i don't think it matters too much about replacing the cap but just replace it for future testing !
      good luck n baby dust x
      im on cd 14 been testing since cd12

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