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What is the probability that after getting a positive home ovulation test/lh surge that someone not ovulate?

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

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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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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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What does a positive ovulation test for 4 days mean?

What does a positive ovulation test for 4 days mean?

False-positive?: It's possible that it may be a false-positive test, that not really ovulating. This can be seen in women with irregular menses due to polycystic ovarian syndrome. ...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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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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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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How many days in a row is it normal to have a positive ovulation test?

How many days in a row is it normal to have a positive ovulation test?

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

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Is it possible for you to have a positive ovulation test and not be 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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Can you get a positive ovulation test in the morning and a negative one at night?

Yes: The hormone level that the ovulation test is testing for is a quick spike that lasts for some hours only. That is why i recommend that when the ovulation test is positive that the woman not test any more. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a positive ovulation test only for one day ?or it has to be positive more than that?

Is it normal to have a positive ovulation test only for one day ?or it has to be positive more than that?

Yes: The ovulation tests pick up the LH surge. The lines on the strip have varying degrees of intensity corresponding to the control. The surge indicates ovulation will occur usually within 24-36 hours- go for it. ...Read more