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Doctor insights on: Do Ovulation Tests Show Positive If I Am Already Ovulating

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Dr. Philip Chenette
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Ovulation (Definition)

Ovulation is the act of the ovary releasing the egg after it has been hormonally prepared, to be ...Read more


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When you take a ovulation test and it shows positive is it faster to ttc?

When you take a ovulation test and it shows positive is it faster to ttc?

Faster?: The most likely time to conceive is to have intercourse around the time of ovulation and a positive ovulation predictor test tells you that you are ovulating then but I'm not sure what you mean by faster. Hope this answers your question. ...Read more

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Will a digital ovulation test show positive if you are pregnant? If so, how is this even possible? How would it pick it up? I've heard this many times

Will a digital ovulation test show positive if you are pregnant? If so, how is this even possible? How would it pick it up? I've heard this many times

Possibly: An ovulation test detects lh in the urine. Lh and HCG (pregnancy hormone) are very similar chemically, so a test for one will often detect the other. The ovulation predictor may not be as sensitive as a regular pregnancy test. ...Read more

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How soon after ovulation will a waldorf pregnancy test show positive?

How soon after ovulation will a waldorf pregnancy test show positive?

About 2 weeks: It is best to wait until you are due for your period to check a home pregnancy test. They will not be accurate until at least a day or two before then. ...Read more

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How long after ovulation does it take for a pregnancy test to show positive?

How long after ovulation does it take for a pregnancy test to show positive?

11-12 days: After a certain ovulation a home test will be accurate. Since most women are not 100% certain of the day they ovulate, waiting 13-14 days for a missed period is sometimes more efficient. Good wishes. ...Read more

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Can an ovulation test really detect the hCG hormone as well. Why would an OPK show up positive several days after certain ovulation?

Yes: There are two subunits in fsh, lh and HCG so there is some crossreaction in the kit. The kit is used to detect lh, but it can also detect some hcg. I would not expect to see any HCG a few days after ovulation so I suspect it is just picking up leftover lh. If you were pregnant and used the ovulation kit a few days before your missed menses, it would be postitive. ...Read more

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Currently based on calculation I should ovulated CD16 - Cd21. I have used OPK test kit n show positive on CD 13-16. On 16 I had white Egg discharge.

Currently based on calculation I should ovulated CD16 - Cd21. I have used OPK test kit n show positive on CD 13-16. On 16 I had white Egg discharge.

Good sign: The egg white discharge is probably cervical mucous that is showing the effects of the hormonal changes we see at time of ovulation. Some of us older providers used to do a test of the mucous called a spinnbarkeit test to assess the "stretchiness" of the cervical mucous. The other was checking for "cervical ferning" by placing mucous on slide, allow to dry and look under microscope for ferns. ...Read more

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Can an small abnormal ovarian cyst cause a false positive ovulation test? First day of positive OPK. Regular 28day cycle. Chart shows ovulation as wel

Can an small abnormal ovarian cyst cause a false positive ovulation test? First day of positive OPK. Regular 28day cycle. Chart shows ovulation as wel

Probably: Depends on what the definition of "small abnormal cyst" is? But any follicle that's functional can trigger an lh surge to start the ovulation process. The other possibility if you were scanned at a particular cycle day, is that you ovulated before the scan even as close as minutes before the scan and the early corpus luteum could be missed leaving only the "small cyst" to be seen on ultrasound. ...Read more

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If conception occurred, would a pregnancy test show positive 1-2 days after ovulation? Can ovulation occur 1-2 days before expected period?

If conception occurred, would a pregnancy test show positive 1-2 days after ovulation? Can ovulation occur 1-2 days before expected period?

Probably not: In a natural cycle, a pregnancy test should turn positive only about 10-12 days after ovulation, at earliest! (the exception is that in a medicated cycle, if you use an ovulation-triggering medication such as ovidrel/hcg, you can get a "false-positive" around the time of ovulation.
In a healthy cycle, the "luteal phase" (time from ovulation to the next period) should be at least 10-12 days. ...Read more

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What causes a nearly positive ovulation test?

Couple things: Pcos (polycystic ovarian syndrome) can cause your natural lh levels to be a little high and affect the test. Maybe you ovulated but your hormone levels were low. A bad test strip or just a false test. ...Read more

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If ovulation test says positive when will I ovulate?

Read instructions: The instructions on most ovulation kits will give specific recommendations for that brand. Ovulation occurs 12-48 hrs after the test turns positive. ...Read more

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How many days should I get a positive ovulation test?

How many days should I get a positive ovulation test?

Ovulation: Ovulation is an event. It is the release of an egg from the ovary. It causes pain or cramping that many females learn how to recognize. This is known as mittelschmerz. Ovulation kits try to predict ovulation by a surge in hormones or a change in hormones. What is much more accurate is knowing that your fertility is high on the five days leading up to the release of the egg. ...Read more

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Had 3 positive ovulation test, what does this mean?

Had 3 positive ovulation test, what does this mean?

You: Are probably ovulating. Remember that there is a 15 percent chance of conception with each cycle. ...Read more

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How soon after positive ovulation test do you ovulate?

1-2 days later: There is some variation. But normally ovulation occurs 24 to 26 hours after a positive ovulation kit surge. ...Read more

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Will ovulation test be positive if currently ovulating?

Will ovulation test be positive if currently ovulating?

Ovulation: Women with regular menstrual cycles, will ovulate on day 12 - 15 and within 24 - 48 hours after the OPK is positive. This is your most fertile period. The test will remain positive up to the day you are ovulating then diminish afterwards. ...Read more

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Does the ovulation test on test positive on the day of?

Day before: Generally the ovulation prediction kit turns positive the day before ovulation and sometimes 2 days before. ...Read more

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Would you get a positive ovulation test the day of ovulation?

Would you get a positive ovulation test the day of ovulation?

Maybe not...: Not necessarily. Most ovulation prediction tests are detecting a surge in the level of a hormone called LH. It spikes 12-48 hours prior to ovulation and may not be as elevated when actual ovulation happens. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What causes multiple positive ovulation test over a few days?

What causes multiple positive ovulation test over a few days?

The test: The ovulation predictor test is a test for LH (lutenizing hormone). The LH surge triggers ovulation. Its sensitivity is set for a level consistent with the rise in LH which is not the same for everyone so it becomes positive when the LH reaches a certain level. This is not necessarily the peak of the surge and it stays positive as long as the LH is above that level. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can u get more than one day of positive ovulation tests? Why?

Ovulation tests: Yes, ovulation is not a momentary event, but a change in hormones over a period of time. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have had 8 positive ovulation tests?

What does it mean when you have had 8 positive ovulation tests?

Stop testing: It is normal for ovulation kits to stay normal for several days then become negative. There is no need to check beyond the initial positive result. The hormonal rise that causes the positive result lingers for a few days which will keep an ovulation test positive. Once it is positive then you should begin having intercourse daily. ...Read more

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After a positive ovulation test when should I have intercource?

After a positive ovulation test when should I have intercource?

In 12-36 hours: A urine-based OPK detects the increase, or surge, of a hormone called luteinising hormone (LH) that occurs approximately one to two days before ovulation. This is the trigger for ovulation and it's also a signal that your fertile window has arrived. A small amount of LH is always present in your blood and urine. But in the days before ovulation, the amount increases by about two to five times. The 12 to 36 hours between the beginning of the LH surge and the moment when your egg is released is the most fertile part of your cycle and the most likely time for conception. ...Read more

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Positive ovulation test yesterday, negative today? What's wrong?

Positive ovulation test yesterday, negative today? What's wrong?

Nothing: It is common for an ovulation test to turn negative after a positive. The test is seeking to identify a peak in a hormone known as lh. Once it peaks it immediately begins to fall so the test would be negative. Once you get a positive you can generally stoop testing. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have four days of positive ovulation tests?

What does it mean if I have four days of positive ovulation tests?

No need to repeat: You stop doing ovulation kits after it turns positive because it will stay positive for awhile. If you are having regular periods and your ovulation tests show you are ovulating there is simply no value or utility in doing more tests. Why the urgency to get pregnant at age 19? Consider focusing on your career and education at this once in a life time point in your life. ...Read more

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'ovulation test positive in the morning but then negative at night?

'ovulation test positive in the morning but then negative at night?

Test only once: The ovulation tests are not designed or intended to be used throughout the day, most are intended to be used first thing in the morning. Suggest you read your directions and follow instructions for your test. Testing multiple times a day does not help. Good luck! ...Read more