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Ovulation Test Positive For 6 Days
Why would i get a positive ovulation test one day then negitive results for 6 days then another positive result that only lasted three hours?
Depends: It depends on the test you use. Sometimes using concentrated urine( like the first specimen of the morning) may result in a false positive test. The test measures an lh surge but may have false positive results around the time of ovulation. Perhaps changing the type of test may be helpful if you are not pregnant this month. Good luck! ...Read more
My wife keeps getting positives on ovulation tests. Test is conducted 100% in accord with instructions. What does this signify? 6 days in a row.
Positive LH test: A positive urine ovulation test is a marker of increased levels of the hormone LH (lutenizing hormone) in the urine. High LH levels occur not only with ovulation but also in some PCOS women with high LH levels or even daily in menopausal. A chronically high LH test usually means there is an LH hormonal imbalance and is not helpful as an ovulation marker. ...Read more
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
3-4 days: It should be positive atleast for 3-4 days. best wishes Dr M ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Stop testing: It is normal for ovulation kits to stay positive 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