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When Do I Ovulate After A Positive Opk
How is LH hormone produced? Is it necessary to have a growing follicle to have an LH surge? How often does ovulation occur after a positive OPK ?
LH: LH is made in the anterior pituitary, it takes a whole book chapter to explain how. It is necessary to have a threshold Estradiol level to have an LH surge, so practically speaking it is necessary to have a follicle. It is unknown for certain how often ovulation occurs after surge, but conservatively it is likely at least 95% of the time. ...Read more
Ovulation prediction: Ovulation predictor kits (opk) predict when you will ovulate. When you detect the first positive that means you will ovulate within the next 24 hours. That means ovulation takes place next day after positive test. Once you see the first positive, you don't need to continue checking as the test will stay positive for 2 days then turn negative again. ...Read more
It's possible: If you are using clomid, (clomiphene) you may get false positive's if done to early in the cycle. You should also do BBT charting to assure you are testing at the right time. When your BBT drops then suddenly rises, that it the time of greatest chance of ovulation and thus the time to repeat the OPK test. ...Read more
Yes: Although it is not common, it is possible. For women with decrease ovarian reserve, sometime ovulation can occur even earlier. The reason that happen is due to elevated fsh level, which stimulate follicle growth and ovulation occurs earlier than the mid of the cycle. But for you, if that only happen occationally, should not cause concern. ...Read more
The following day: If you were checking yourself every day and you first detected the surge on CD21 then the following day (CD22) is when the egg is released (or ovulated). ...Read more
Is it possible to ovulate on cd12 or 13 having slippery CM on cd 11 positive opks cd 11&12 then cd 12 having sticky cm?
Every month I have positive opk 7-10ish and then again like on 14-18. (just a example) do I ovulate 2 times? Which one do I trust?
OPKs: These just measure urinary leutinizing hormone. Take the number of days from start of one period to start of next and divide in half and count from day one of your period and start checking your OPKs 2-3 days before that day. Once you have a positive, you are likely ovulating in 24 hours. Save the left over kits for the next cycle. ...Read more
I tested positive for a peak OPK on nov. 11th but did not see any CM until nov. 14th. Does this mean i did not ovulate until the 14th?
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