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..

test clearblue digital ovulation

Clearblue Digital Opk

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

clearblue digital opk

Clearblue Digital Fertility Monitor

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to track when you ovulate?
    I thought about buying a Clearblue Easy Digital Monitor either new or through Ebay, but now I hear its hard to use? Or hard to read the test strips. So what out there is easier to use, or does anyone have any good suggestions that may have helped you or a friend? Thanks!!

    • ANSWER:
      Read "Taking Charge of Your Fertility" by Toni Weschler

      Cheaper and WAY more accurate

      Edit--what the first poster said is a total myth!! I ovulate 19 or 20 days after the first day of my last period USUALLY. But sometimes if I am stressed or sick or travel I ovulate MUCH later!!

  2. 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..

  3. QUESTION:
    Has anyone used a Persona fertility monitor when TTC?
    Are they any good? Whats the advantage of one of these (very expensive!) digital monitors + sticks over just good old fashioned pee-sticks on their own?

    And whats the difference between the Clearblue Fertility Monitor and the Persona?

    • ANSWER:
      Well the advantage is that the machine does the reading for you and u dont hae to waste time wondering wether u did it right or not,
      Secondly, it tells u a few days prior to ovulation that u might be getting ready to ovulate, while pee sticks only tell u when u ovulate, which might have already been too late to concieve( the egg emains fertile the day of and day after ovulation, while sperm remains alive for upto 5 days in the body), so u can ttc when the machine tells u u might ovulate soon.
      I have used Clear Blue and found it easy to use, the other i havent used so dont know.
      Good Luck!

  4. 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

  5. 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 :)

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Clearblue Digital

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How reliable are ClearBlue Digital pregnancy tests? Anyone have a false negative?
    I took the Walgreens brand one first and it was + but one of the lines on the symbol was very light. Then i took the ClearBlue Digital and it was negative. what now? test again in a few days? has anyone had false *negatives* on a clearblue?

    • ANSWER:
      I hear the ClearBlue digitals need a higher level of HCG to trigger a positive than a lot of nondigitals. If you saw a faint positive, it's positive :) False positives are extremely rare. False negatives are pretty common early on in the pregnancy.

      Your HCG levels are probably too low to trigger a digital test, wait a few days and then test again. It'll probably be high enough in another 3 days to make the ClearBlue turn positive :)

      Congrats!!

  2. 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..

  3. 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.

  4. QUESTION:
    how good does clearblue digital pregnancy test work?
    how good does clearblue digital pregnancy test work and when would be best to take it like how many days after i miss my period or can i take it before my period and what time during the day would be best to get accurate results? and did it work well for you?

    • ANSWER:
      I've taken 2, both were right (one neg & one pos) you should use 1st morning urine or don't pee for 4 hours before taking it. Mine was taken the day before I was due (like the other answerer because I needed another test to tell me I was pregnant lol) and that was at 7 at night so it was pretty good. I'd wait until the day afterwards though.

  5. QUESTION:
    Is it just me or is taking a clearblue digital test really dramatic ?
    When I was TTC I took various brands of pregnancy tests and I found that taking the clearblue digitals very dramatic compared to taking tests with the lines. Has anyone eles found this and do you have a theory why? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Yeah I used the digital one that tells u wen u conceived and everything and I'd had a positive test with the lines but even the bloody size of it, the thing is huge and official like it's saying 'DO NOT QUESTION MY AUTHORITY> YOU DO NOT NEED TO DOUBLE CHECK. WHAT I SAY GOES' lol But then its gotta be the bloody things cost a freekin fortune! To be fair, it gave me a positive two clean weeks before the doctors did, they were still testing negative!

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Clearblue Digital Fertility Monitor Instructions

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. 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 :)

  2. QUESTION:
    Can I use my Clearblue Easy Fertility Monitor while on Clomid?
    I'm starting clomid on my next cycle and the instructions from my doctor say to use the fertility sticks, and I didn't even think to ask her if i could use the monitor. Anyone have any luck using it while on clomid? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      You can use your monitor while on clomid, but there is a risk of your monitor picking up extra hormone levels due to the clomid even when you are not ovulating, since your monitor is used to your regular levels. When I was on clomid, I used both the monitor and the digital clear blue ovulation tests. They both turned positive on the same days. However, my doctor told me to use both. You can use the pee sticks that come with your monitor for the digital clear blue ovulation tests. The digital test is much better than the line tests. The line tests, you have to determine if the test line is as dark or darker than the control line. This may sound easy, but it is actually really hard to determine some times. With the digital, there is a smiley face if you are ovulating and an empty circle if you are not. It is fool proof.

      Good luck and lots of baby dust to you!

  3. QUESTION:
    clearblue fertility monitor?
    hey, was just wondering if anyone here uses a clearblue fertility monitor and what they are like??, i have been using digital ovulation tests but thought i may as well get one of these, there £100 from boots but i have no problem buying one second hand if anyone has one for sale???

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, skip the one from Boots. I got one from my friend, who in turn got it from her friend. The first lady said it was good luck when she gave it to my friend (because by that time, she was pregnant) and my friend got PG the very first time she used it! I'm hoping the good luck will rub off on me too :)

      They come with v. detailed instructions which seem to be really complicated when you fist look at them, but it's a very clever device, simple to use after the first day (it's also very clean to use, as the end of the stick where you pee is covered up when you put it in the monitor) - and I think probably worth the 30 quid you'll find it for on eBay. My only real tip is to try and time it so that you get the kit right before your period, because you're supposed to start using it on day 1 (or within a few days). I got it on day 6 and was sad that I couldn't use it that first month (OK, so perhaps that's cos I'm a little emotional about all this TTC stuff !!!)

  4. QUESTION:
    clearblue easy fertility monitor. i have peak reading?
    do u have sex on peak or high reading. we will have sex today, i have a peak reading. yesterday (only one day) i had a high reading but did not have sex. are my chances ok? according to something else i was reading, it says today i am ovulating so it is too late? we did have sex the day before yesterday which the fertility monitor showed a low reading. im so confused! thanks

    • ANSWER:
      You're fine! The instructions in the monitor do say to have sex at least once during high fertility and at least once during peak fertility - but it's really the peak fertility that matters. Peak means you're ABOUT to ovulate - not that you have. It measures your LH surge and your Estrogen surge which are signs of impending ovulation. If you have two days of Peak - then have sex again on the next day. I typically had just one day of Peak.

      If your husband has a low sperm count then you may have actually done yourself a favor by not having sex on the high fertility day. Peak means you're at your most fertile so it gives his sperm their best chance.

      I used both the Clear Blue Easy digital ovulation stick and the monitor and found that the monitor was much more accurate.

      Best of luck and baby dust to us both!

clearblue digital fertility monitor instructions