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A 29-year-old female asked:

i took an ovulation test today, only the reference line showed up? is there something wrong with that test

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Dr. Paul Sucgang
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Not ovulating: The test is probably working correctly. It may be that you are not ovulating yet. Continue to use the other sticks in the test kit on a daily basis until it turns positive. Good Luck!

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A 46-year-old member asked:

When should I take an ovulation test and how often?

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Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 49 years experience
Ovulation test?: 8ndays to two weeks after u finish u cycle, but it is better to be seen by u obgyn to make sure u r healthy and ready.
A 32-year-old member asked:

How to take an ovulation test at work?

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 26 years experience
Discreetly ...: If you have regular cycles use an ovulation predictor kit between 10 am and noon, starting on day 10 of your cycle. The first morning urine is not accurate. At work you can test discreetly in a restroom stall. Try the ovuquick brand (search online) if a drugstore test doesn't work for you. The day of a positive test and the next 2 days are the most fertile. If you have irregular cycles see a rei.
A 40-year-old member asked:

When should I take a ovulation test and what kit is good?

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Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 49 years experience
Take a ovulation tes: It is best to see u obgyn physician for evaluation first and than he will advise u what to do.
Hawthorne, CA
A 25-year-old female asked:

I took ovulation test yesterday at 3:00pm and it was positive and then today i took one around 9:00am and 12:00pm and they both were negative ?

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Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Hard to say: I suspect the test measures one of many hormones (lh, fsh, estradiol, progestin) to name common ones.I suggest you go with a change in body temp taken at the same time each day, you should see a change on ovulation.Slightly higher after ovulating.Aim for days 11-15.
Hawthorne, CA
A 25-year-old female asked:

I took a ovulation test yesterday at 3:00pm and it was positive i took another one today at 9:00am and 12pm and it was negative what's going on?

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Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan
Fertility Medicine 20 years experience
Ovulation today: Hi nessa, that is how the test works. The ovulation test detects the natural lh surge which from start to end only lasts about 24 hours. That is why once it's postive, you do not need to re check again. Good luck!

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