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What is the probability that after getting a positive home ovulation test/lh surge that someone not ovulate?

What is the probability that after getting a positive home ovulation test/lh surge that someone not ovulate?

Good question: There is some variability in9 the accuracy of the available otc ovulation prediction kits. If it's working, then the ovulation should occur for the overwhelming majority (>95%) of patients who experience the lh surge. You can have your doctor order a day 21 Progesterone level, and that will confirm ovulation (or prove it didn't occur), to help you be sure. ...Read more

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Can I have a positive ovulation test but not release an egg?

Can I have a positive ovulation test but not release an egg?

Rarely: Usually when there is an lh surge with a mature follicle ovulation ensues. Very rarely something called luteinized unruptured follicle can occur where an egg is mature and an lh surge occurs but the egg is not released. ...Read more

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Can I have a positive ovulation test while im pregnant?

Can I have a positive ovulation test while im pregnant?

Yes: The ovulation test is checking for lh. When you are pregnant a pregnancy test checks for HCG that is made by the placenta. Hcg and lh are very similar molecules. In fact we use HCG as an injection to trigger ovulation for IUI and ivf cycles. This injection will cause an ovulation test to turn positive. ...Read more

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How many days in a row is it normal to have a positive ovulation test?

How many days in a row is it normal to have a positive ovulation test?

Variable 12h to 3d: Ovulation test detects a surge of the hormone lh in urine. Lh starts to rise approximately 32-36 hours before ovulation and reaches a peak 24 hours before ovulation then falls sharply. So its detection depends on the accuracy of the test and when did you do it at the beginning, height or end of the surge. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to have a positive ovulation test and not be ovulating?

Yes: The ovulation prediction kit measures a hormone called in lh. In some instances the lh may rise without ovulation actually occurring and some women have chronically elevated lh levels. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a positive ovulation test only for one day ?or it has to be positive more than that?

Is it normal to have a positive ovulation test only for one day ?or it has to be positive more than that?

Yes: The ovulation tests pick up the LH surge. The lines on the strip have varying degrees of intensity corresponding to the control. The surge indicates ovulation will occur usually within 24-36 hours- go for it. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to have a positive ovulation test result and not ovulate?

Yes : The ovulation kit only measures a threshold of the hormone lh. Some women constantly have a lh above this level. Therefore they would seem to have a positive surge when in fact the lh level is high. Because this is a urine test the concentration will also change with the dilution of the urine. ...Read more

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Hi is it possible to have a positive ovulation test day 4 of ur period thanks ?

Hi is it possible to have a positive ovulation test day 4 of ur period thanks ?

Not a real one: surge on CD 4 is non-physiologic; could be a defective or erroneous test, or if you are not certain about when your period started. Otherwise, no. Good wishes. ...Read more