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A 46-year-old female asked:

are ovulation test accurate?

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Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Usually: Ovulation predictor kit tests detect an increase in the level of lutenizing hormone (lh). A surge in lh occurs around 24-36 hours prior to ovulation and is part of the signal to ovulate. A positive test means you will probably ovulate. The kits are accurate >98% in detecting the lh surge. Its rare but possible for your body to send the signal to ovulate without actual ovulation happening.

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After I was diagnosed as having endometriosis, I was told that I have inadequate ovulation. How common is this?

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Common: First of all, assessing the quality of ovulation (as opposed to whether ovulation occurs) can be difficult and variable. But endometriosis can affect the ovaries and affect the environment in which eggs grow. So your hormones production can be impacted.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

Can you ovulate if you have amenorrhea?

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Sometimes: Although amenorrhea often signals that ovulation isn't happening, you shouldn't assume that you can't get pregnant just because you aren't having regular periods. If you are trying to get pregnant, and have questions about your cycle, you should see a healthcare provider. Similarly, if you aren't having periods and you did previously, you should get checked out!
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How do I calculate my ovulation day?

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Day 14-15: Counting the first day of menstrual flow as day 1, most women with regular cycles ovulate on day 14-15. Irregular cycles are much tougher to time prospectively. Best solution is to consider fertility medications to help regulate cycles, using ultrasound to time ovulation. Shorter cycles can indicate problems with ovarian reserve or with the uterus, and should be discussed with an expert.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to not have a period if you ovulated normal?

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Yes: Usually if ovulation occurs and no menstrual cycle follows you are probably pregnant. If you are not pregnant then either the lining of the uterine wall has scarring or the cervix is scarred closed or the vagina is blocked.
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A 20-year-old female asked:

If your period should come on the 26th and u ovulate on the 12th. If you take a first response test on the 21st should it be accurate?

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Wait: Wait until you miss a period and then do the pregnancy test.

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