Long Lh Surge Pcos

Susan asks…

I don’t know when i ovulate.?

I don’t know when i ovulate, I have been having blood tests every month for the last 18 months on cycle day 21 and 28 to see if they are the days i ovulate but they have never picked up ovulation. I do have PCOS and have had it for 13 years so my cycles can be anywhere from 10 to 60 days long. I know the doctors should be helping me and they are talking about it but they say 6-9 months before they will help with medication. I am doing lots of things like, OPK’s and cervical mucus. I have tried BBT but it has never worked.

Last night at about 5.30pm i did an ovulation test and it had 2 dark lines (The test line a bit lighter then the control line) i have been doing the tests for 4 days and the test line has never been that dark could that mean that this was my LH surge?

My DH and i did BD last night and the night before

Thank you

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

I say do it this way that way you dont really have to track. Just have sex every 2 or 3 day’s after you get off your period. You always start your period 14 days after ovulation.

Donna asks…

does anyone know or had positive affects of metformin?

to women with pcos (no smart asses please)

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

1. Have sex three times a week.

Having regular sex is the best way to get pregnant. Couples often try to time everything perfectly for ovulation but do not have sex when they think they are not ovulating. It is true that sex that is not within the time of ovulation will not result in pregnancy. However, because women do not always ovulate when they think they will, having sex three times a week will help to a woman cover her bases, so to speak, and not miss an opportunity to get pregnant.

2. Use an ovulation prediction kit or fertility monitor.

Using an ovulation kit to predict when you are ovulating will improve your chances of getting pregnant. For many women charting or other methods of ovulation prediction are too confusing. Ovulation prediction kits work by reading LH surges prior to ovulation. They are relatively easy to use and are generally accurate for predicting ovulation. Fertility monitors, such as the Clear Blue Easy monitor, are also a worthwhile investment if you would like to get pregnant faster. Fertility monitors are similar to ovulation prediction kits in that they read changes in LH but they also read changes in other hormones and don’t require any guesswork for couples. They are easy to use and will tell you when the best time to get pregnant is.

3. Have sex before ovulation (not after).

Sometimes couples get confused about the best time to have sex in relationship to ovulation. You have a small window of time each month to get pregnant. After a woman ovulates the egg will survive approximately 24 hours. Sperm, on the other hand, will live for up to three to five days. This is why having sex two to three days before ovulation will increase your chances of getting pregnant. Don’t wait until the day you ovulate to have sex. Your partner’s sperm will last longer than your egg and you don’t want to miss an opportunity by waiting.

4. Don’t rely on the Calendar method for predicting ovulation.

A lot of couples have heard to have sex around day fourteen of your cycle. This is based on the calendar method and assumes that you have a regular 28-day cycle and ovulate mid-cycle. Although this is better than just picking an arbitrary day to have sex, it is not a very accurate way to predict when you ovulate. Many women do not ovulate on day fourteen and knowing precisely when you ovulate will help you time intercourse better. Ovulation prediction kits, looking at previous months bbt charts, or watching for body cues will help you to determine when you ovulate.

5. Charting may not be the best way to predict ovulation.

Charting is great for tracking your cycle but it does have disadvantages. By the time you can see ovulation on a bbt chart, you have already ovulated. It is good to chart so you can track your cycles, see if you ovulate the same time each month, and also so you can look back on your cycle and see if you timed things right. But if this is your first cycle trying to get pregnant or if you are not ovulating at the same time each month, an ovulation prediction kit would be more helpful.

6. See a doctor before you start trying to get pregnant.
Make sure you are in good health and have had a regular check up from your OBGYN or medical provider. Untreated infections, sexually transmitted diseases, or poor health can affect your chances of getting pregnant. Its good to see a doctor as well as start taking prenatal vitamins prior to trying to conceive.

7. Don’t smoke, drink alcohol, or abuse drugs when trying to get pregnant.
This may seem like common sense but many women do try to get pregnant while smoking, drinking or using drugs. Smoking, drugs, and alcohol can affect your fertility. It will also affect your unborn child. It is important to stop smoking or using drugs and alcohol before getting pregnant and not wait until you find out you are pregnant.

8. Have enjoyable sex.

Sometimes when couples are trying to conceive, sex becomes a job or function of reproduction and is not as enjoyable. Plan a romantic evening or try something different to spice things up. How you are feeling sexually may factor into your chances of getting pregnant. Some researchers believe that having an orgasm during sex increases your chances of getting pregnant. For women, the spasmic movements of orgasm will help pull the sperm into the uterus and for men a better orgasm may increase the man’s sperm count.

9. Have sex in positions that keep sperm inside the vagina longer.

The missionary position is a good position to use when trying to get pregnant. Avoid positions where the woman is on top. Gravity will allow sperm to leak out with these positions. Also try placing a pillow under your hips to help tilt your pelvis and keep the sperm in longer. Don’t get up right after sex. Try to relax and allow the sperm to stay in the vagina as long as possible.

10. There is no such thing as trying too hard to get pregnant.
Most couples get pregnant within a year of trying. If you have not gotten pregnant within a year consult your doctor for advice.

Sandy asks…

PCOS and Positive OPK’s ?

I hear that you can get positive OPK’s a lot if you have PCOS? is this true because I would think you would get negatives. I am just curious does anyone know the answer? I for the record don’t have PCOS.

Mature and Serious Answers Only Please.

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

I have heard that women with pcos can have strange opk results. I know that they don’t work on me and i have PCOS. My positives are not what the positives show in the instructions. I see a fertitliy doctor and he told me that i need to test everyday and watch for a pattern. For example i tested everyday and the test line was very very faint you could hardley see it. When i got my LH surge the test line got a lot darker but not as dark as the control line. Once i lost my surge the test line would go back to being very faint agian. You will just have to watch your’s closely everyday. I would reccomend buying the answer test strips because they come in a box of 20 so you can test nearly your whole cycle. The ones that come with only 7 get expensive to buy if you don’t ovulate within those 7 dyas. The test strips go a long way and it you can watch for a pattern as you use them. Good luck to you and lots of baby dust your way!

Nancy asks…

how long do ovulation restults last. POSITIVES…?

Ive been testing since monday and since wednesday ive had consistantly two dark lines. Its now sunday night. Why is that.
I looked this up and it said it could be eggs releasing twice?? Does it mean im more fertile than last few mths
I dont have pcos or hormone inbalance to my knowlege.

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

It’s most likely not eggs releasing twice (unless you have a history of twins in your family or you’re taking fertility drugs like clomid) The same thing happened to me for the first time last month. 3 days dark line, I called the company and they said to take it from the first day you had the surge (because Lh could still be high in your system but it’s the surge that triggers ovulation) If in doubt don’t forget to track your cycles also so you can go by that date as well as the OPK (double your chance) Good luck to you ;)

Lizzie asks…

has this happened to anyone??

Has anyone not known they were pregnant but had their suspisions when they could feel small rolling movements or tiny kicks inside. Any one took PT and came neg for months then had a BFP. Also can you still have a + on a OPK and be preg ( have a LH surge) .

Im just asking because i feeling very wierd movements. Every now and then i feel a tiny flick in side me and just now it felt like some rubbed there hand inside my uterus (like a rolling feelin) But aboout 2months a go i had a pos OPK and have had a couple of periods since last one was a extreamly bad one and lasted 4 days its stopped then i had sex that night but the next day i started bleeding and had a huge and i mean huge blood clot then the bleeding stopped. Had some spotting 2 weeks ago and nothing since.
I have PCOS.

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Have you been pregnant before?

Most women don’t feel the baby’s movement until around 16-18 weeks, but it can be earlier if you’ve been pregnant before and know what it feels like. Even at that stage, though, it generally only feels like gas bubbles or a slight flutter.

How big was the rolling feeling? The only “rolling” sensation I’ve had is when the baby rolls from one side to the other. He’s huge now, so he’s running out of space and when that happens, I can actually see the movement from the outside of my belly.

I don’t know about the ovulation predictors. How long ago was your last (not just spotting) period? At the very least, you should take a home pregnancy test, just to see.

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Good luck TTC!

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