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Can You Ovulate Before Lh Surge
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
Unknown, but low: The complete answer: it is uncommon to not ovulate after detecting a TRUE LH surge. This was called a luteininzed unruptured follicle (LUF) and we are not certain how often it happens, most estimates are around 10%. Here's the trick though: many women get false LH readings on OPK, so obviously you would NOT expect ovulation to follow these. Good wishes. ...Read more
It doesn't: I'm assuming you're using ovulation prediction kits. Once your surge happens it takes a period of time for the LH to go back down below a level where it goes below the test levels indicated to be positive. I addition if you are checking the LH very often you will pick up a positive a bit before the actual surge. I tell my patients once you have a positive test to stop & save for the next cycle ...Read more
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