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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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Dr. John Landi
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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?

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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