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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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If i get a positive ovulation kit, when is that i will be ovulating?

If i get a positive ovulation kit, when is that i will be ovulating?

Ovulation soon: Ovulation normally occurs within 24 to 48 hour after testing positive on the ovulation kit. ...Read more

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

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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If I have no fertile mucus could i still ouvlate if the ovulation test is postive or could it be a false postive ?

If I have no fertile mucus could i still ouvlate if the ovulation test is postive  or could it be a false postive ?

OPK beats mucus: Every time. The opk are not perfect but they are highly reliable, 'fertile mucus' is very ambiguous. I'd trust the opk everytime. ...Read more

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If i test positive on an early pregnancy test does that mean i could have twins?

If i test positive on an early pregnancy test does that mean i could have twins?

No: Testing positive on an Early Pregnancy Test means you are pregnant. It does not provide information about the number of potential babies. ...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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Trying to get pregnant, 2weeks late on period. Negative pregnancy test but have some symptoms. Is it still possible to be pregnant with a neg test?

Trying to get pregnant, 2weeks late on period. Negative pregnancy test but have some symptoms. Is it still possible to be pregnant with a neg test?

Unlikely: at two week late the test is starting to get reliable But w slightly irregular periods you might not be that far along. Much much more common though is irregular period without pregnancy ...Read more

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I get positive ovulation tests but can never get pregnant.... Why is this?

I get positive ovulation tests but can never get pregnant.... Why is this?

Get an exam: It's possible to have a rise in LH and then not ovulate. It could be that you are under a lot of stress, delaying ovulation. Conditions such as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or Premature Ovarian Failure may have higher than normal LH levels which may interfere with the results of an ovulation test. You should get a check up from your gynecologist. ...Read more

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I took a pregnancy test it was positive but you have to turn the test at a different angle does that mean I am still pregnant?

I took a pregnancy test it was positive but you have to turn the test at a different angle does that mean I am still pregnant?

Preg test : It could mean that the pregnancy is just getting started and your pregnancy hormone level (HCG) is low. As long as you are not having pelvic pain, wait 2-4 days to repeat the test if you have not had a period by then. The test marker should get darker. If you have not bled, or if the bleeding pattern is abnormal I recommend that you go see your provider ASAP. ...Read more

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Can I have positive ovulation test for 2days in a row and am not ovulating?

Can I have positive ovulation test for 2days in a row and am not 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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I have a positive pregnancy test, but i've never missed a period! how was this possible?

I have a positive pregnancy test, but i've never missed a period! how was this possible?

Time and technique: A blood test for pregnancy and even a urine test can be positive before a missed period. When was your last period? You may wish to repeat the test, to rule out an erroneous results. ...Read more

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Almost positive ovulation test but never turned positive, does it mean I most likely didn't ovulate this cycle?

Almost positive ovulation test but never turned positive, does it mean I most likely didn't ovulate this cycle?

Ovulation test: The test result should look just the way they show it in the instructions in the kit. Almost unfortunately may not be indicative of ovulation. ...Read more

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Can you give a false positive pregnancy test even though you have never had sex.

Can you give a false positive pregnancy test even though you have never had sex.

Yes but unlikely: There are very rare tumors that produce the same hormone as found in pregnancy. If there is no chance of sex having happened, you need to see a doctor. ...Read more