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Can I Have A Positive Ovulation Test But 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
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
I took an ovulation test this morning. I was thinking I was pregnant Could I have a positive ovulation test if I am in fact pregnant?
I just had a miscarriage at 3 weeks on Monday and only had light bleeding. I have a positive ovulation test. Is that even possible? Still no period
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
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 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
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
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