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Dr. Howard Schneider
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Can a ovulation test be positive if you are pregnant? Is it true some women have a cycle or similar to one during their pregnancy?

Can a ovulation test be positive if you are pregnant? Is it true some women have a cycle or similar to one during their pregnancy?

Two questions: Tricky answer in a few words. Women do not ovulate or cycle when pregnant; this is myth. Some bleed from other causes they confuse for a period. An ovulation test could in theory be + but not from ovulation, only if the lh test cross-reacts with hcg. Since a pregancy test is positive before the next ovulation, there'd be no reason to test ovulation. ...Read more

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Can a ovulation test be positive for ovulation when in fact ur actually pregnant? I have heard the test can get the hormones mixed up!

Can a ovulation test be positive for ovulation when in fact ur actually pregnant? I have heard the test can get the hormones mixed up!

Yes: There is a cross reaction with the hormone indicating pregnancy. So I sometimes tell patients to use their ovulation sticks towards the end of a cycle in which they are trying to conceive, to see if they are pregnant. ...Read more

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Does a positive ovulation test mean I'm pregnant?

Does a positive ovulation test mean I'm pregnant?

No: The ovulation test looks like a pregnancy test, but they measure different things in the urine. The ovulation test measures the hormonal increase (lh surge) that leads to ovulation. A positive test means that you will likely ovulate in the next 24 hours. The pregnancy test usually measures a specific hormone secreted by the developing pregnancy (beta-hcg), so a positive test indicates pregnancy. ...Read more

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Will an ovulation test read positive if your pregnant?

Will an ovulation test read positive if your pregnant?

No.: The pregnancy test and the ovulation predictor tests measure different hormones in your urine; the former measures human chorionic gonadotrophin and the latter luteinizing hormone. The ovulation predictor test should be negative when you are pregnant. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily and best of luck! ...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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Does an ovulation test always turn out positive if you are pregnant?

Pregnancy test: Ovulation test does not measure the hormone HCG as a pregnancy test does. What an ovulation kit measures its the hormone lh, which peaks before or around ovulation. ...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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Can a ovulation clear blue digital test be positive and u still be pregnant?

Can a ovulation clear blue digital test be positive and u still be pregnant?

I am confused: Why would one be taking an ovulation prediction test if they know that they are pregnant? I don't think I quite understand your situation. ...Read more

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If you are pregnant and you take an ovulation test could it turn out to be positive?

If you are pregnant and you take an ovulation test could it turn out to be positive?

Prob not but why?: I am not sure why you would want to do that. If you're trying to determine if you are pregnant just take a pregnancy test. There is no reason to take an ovulation test. ...Read more

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I took a ovulation test three days ago and it came back positive does that mean I'M pregnant?

I took a ovulation test three days ago and it came back positive does that mean I'M pregnant?

NO: An ovulation test looks to see when you are passing an egg and it is your fertile time to get pregnant. A pregnancy test checks to see if you are pregnant or not. ...Read more

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I had a positive ovulation test after already being 10 days past confirmed ovulation, could I be pregnant?

I had a positive ovulation test after already being 10 days past confirmed ovulation, could I be pregnant?

Home pregnancy test: Can't say how likely it is but not impossible: a home pregnancy test will answer this for you today. Using an ovulation kit to test for pregnancy is not terribly reliable. Just curious: how did you confirm the ovulation 10 days ago? Good wishes. ...Read more

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My bf and I have been trying to get pregnant for the last year with no success I use ovulation test but never get a full positive what should I do?

My bf and I have been trying to get pregnant for the last year with no success I use ovulation test but never get a full positive what should I do?

Conception: If you have been trying diligently and unsuccessfully for over a year to become pregnant - consider discussing a fertility assessment with your medical provider. ...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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What's it mean when I've gotten multiple positive ovulation tests? Could it be picking up pregnancy or?

What's it mean when I've gotten multiple positive ovulation tests? Could it be picking up pregnancy or?

Doubtful: Its more likely that you have an erratic ovulation, or a defective test kit. In my fertility practice we see this every week. ...Read more

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, I have positive ovulation tests but no cervical fluid/ can I fall pregnant? If so, are my chances lower?

, I have positive ovulation tests but no cervical fluid/ can I fall pregnant? If so, are my chances lower?

Cervical Mucous: Yes, you can 'fall' pregnant if there is sperm in your vagina during the five days leading up to ovulation. Cervical mucous or the lack there of is not in any way a reliable way to monitor anything about your menstrual cycle. That would be a myth and one that you should let go. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have one positive ovulation test, and negative ones after that because pregnancy has occurred?

Opk: It is normal for the test to be positive and then turn negative approximately 2 days later as the hormone being tested first surges then declined rapidly. Pregnancy cannot be predicted based on this. ...Read more

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Got a positive ovulation test on 26th feb. Then after 16dpo, pregnant test negative, and again a positive ovulation test.?

Got a positive ovulation test on 26th feb. Then after 16dpo, pregnant test negative, and again a positive ovulation test.?

Normal?: It is more important that you had a positive surge of lh (the hormone detected by the kit) at mid-cycle. I would suggest that you also take note of any other symptoms (cramping / cervical discharge) that you might notice. Yes there is a surge of lh around ovulation, but there is also a slight rise back to baseline at about day 26-28 that the test might be detecting. ...Read more

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I had 10 positive clearblue digital ovulation test in a row. What's going on? Could the ovulation test detect early pregnancy? .

I had 10 positive clearblue digital ovulation test in a row. What's going on? Could the ovulation test detect early pregnancy? .

OPK: The accuracy of OPK varies - a 10 day LH surge is not physiological so it's either a bad test or you have a very unusual ovulation. I recommend once you get a positive there is no good reason to continue testing further, hope this helps. The test is very unlikely detecting pregnancy at this time, sorry. ...Read more

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Hi, I did an ovulation test two weeks ago (Sunday October 18th) and the test was positive. When should I check if I'm pregnant with a home test?

Hi, I did an ovulation test two weeks ago (Sunday October 18th) and the test was positive. When should I check if I'm pregnant with a home test?

2-3wks: If you know when you had intercourse to get preg, implantation is about day 9 and the preg test hormone in already in your system by then. ...Read more

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The whole positive ovulation and faint positive pregnant test are really throwing me off. Can I have misread my pregnant test and actually be ovulating?

HCG vs LH hormone: Pregnancy tests (which measure the pregnancy hormone hcg) and ovulation kits (which measure lh hormone, which is structurally very similar to hcg) can cross react, particularly if you are using generic or inexpensive kits. Therefore it would be possible for a pregnant person to have a (+) ovulation tests, and an ovulating women with an lh surge have a positive pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I had alot of fertile mucus on 12/26 but no Positives on Ovulation Tests or Pregnancy Tests since. Did I ever ovulated?

I had alot of fertile mucus on 12/26 but no Positives on Ovulation Tests or Pregnancy Tests since. Did I ever ovulated?

Probably not: Fertile mucus and ovulation tests are useful but unfortunately not very reliable indicators of ovulation. A recoding of your Basal Body Temperatures for 3 to 4 cycles, a consultation with a Reproductive Endocrinologist or Gynecologist with expertise in infertility and a complete evaluation of your "reproductive health plans" would be recommended to you and your partner if you have been trying. .. ...Read more

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Can you get a positive pregnant test only 2 days after ovulation?

Probably not: Assuming pregnancy occurred during that ovulation, a pregnancy test would not be positive until implantation occurs and HCG is being made. ...Read more

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Woud early pregnancy cause an ovulation predictor test to give a false positive?

Woud early pregnancy cause an ovulation predictor test to give a false positive?

Yes: One subunit of pregnancy hormone HCG is structurally identical to the hormone that is measured in the ovulation prediction kits (luteinizing hormone) and most home tests don't differentiate between the 2 hormones, so yes, pregnancy can give a false + for ovulation. ...Read more

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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