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How Long Lh Surge After Ovulation

Mandy asks…

Ovulation Test Question….?

I’m using the ovulation digial clearblue….I know they say to pee later on in the day to detect LH Surge and also not to drink liquid for 2-4 hours….They also say to hold your urine/don’t go to the bathroom for 2-4 hours. What if I ate something, is that okay? Like a cookie or chips…just solid…no liquid…Would that be okay?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

I think that as long as what you ate was dry, it wouldn’t affect the test. Something juicy like watermelon or grapes would definitely put more fluid into your system, but a cookie seems like it would be fine. Good luck! If you end up spending a lot of money on these ovulation predictors, you might want to try Ovulite (an ovulation microscope that lets you see if your saliva dries in a fern pattern, indicating ovulation, about $35 and reusable).

Linda asks…

Dollar store ovulation test?

I took a dollar store ovulation test. I’ve taken them before with no line showing up in the test field. But today there’s a definite line in the test field. It is lighter than the control. The picture on the box shows that with positive under it. Then there is another picture with no line that says negative. So that leads me to believe a dark control line with even a faint line in the test field means positive…

ok, so THEN the actual instructions say that if the test line is lighter than the control line there is no LH surge.

SO WHICH ONE IS IT!?!?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

It HAS to be as dark or darker than the control line.

However, it can be tricky to find a brand that works right for your body because some women surge lower or higher than the brand is set for. I had to try 3 brands until I found one that worked for me (the internet brand worked the best for me… I hear most people have luck with the strips that are light green, not dark green). You also may have to test 2 times a day to make sure you catch your surge. Some women surge for a long time, others have very brief surges.
Www.peeonastick.com has tons of information on HPTs and OPKs. The woman who runs that site took OPKs several times in one day. 8am it was negative, 10am it was positive, 4:30pm it was positive, 8pm it was negative. I tend to get my super dark positive at 11am, by the evening its only the same color as the control line.

Incidentally, the brand I used before the cheap ones would get noticably darker than my previous few day’s tests but not quite positive. That test has a high threshold. I chart my temps so I know I ovulated around when those ‘darker’ but not positive tests were taken.

Mary asks…

delayed ovulation…….???

well i have been ovulating on cycle day 20 when i use the herb vitex. it works great. this cycle things are different though. cycle day 20 was 6-8, negative lh. my lh was negative yesterday as well, cycle day 21 on 6-9. (i use the clear blue easy digital ovulation predictors) i was pretty sick a week ago and spent some time in the hospital with an infection. i am still on antibiotics for it. could that have something to do with the delayed ovulation? my cm is getting watery and i have had the ewcm stretchy stuff the last few days. so i know it should happen any day now. any suggestions? thanks girls!! :)
ya thats true. my body is like clockwork. exactly 15days from the day i get the positive opk i start my period. that is at least one good thing. :)

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

The follicular phase is the part of your cycle that changes from month to month, if there’s any variation. The luteal phase is more regularly around 14 days long. So if you’re sick in the follicular phase it can absolutely delay ovulation. I reckon if you’ve got EWCM you’ll get the LH surge in the next few days. Good luck!

Donna asks…

Ovulation times?

Okay so I have a period that pretty much hates me, and never comes at the same time ever. I will get it on the sixth one month, and the tenth the next. And then I will get it on the third of the following month, and the fifth the next. It’s never the same. Also, it never lasts for more than three days and is sometimes as short as one.

I want to get pregnant sooo badly ( I’m married ). When the heck do I ovulate? And how can I plan properly with my periods being so irregular??

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

A fertility monitor might be better for you because of your irregularity. They are a little more expensive than an ovulation predictor kit, but you get way more test strips, which in your case, you will need, this way you can test the whole month if you need to in order to find your LH surge. Clearblue makes an awesome OPK but you only get 7 test strips, and they also make a fertility montior and you get enough for up to 3 months, depending on how long you have to test for.

Sharon asks…

Help with ovulation tests,pics included?

hi

I only started doing ovulation tests yesterday, as its mid cycle for me cycle day 16 to be exact.
this first picture was taken last night cycle day 15

http://i547.photobucket.com/albums/hh453/Anna1982_2009/IMG00514-20100811-1933.jpg

his second one this morning and then one just now, which is cycle day 16

http://i547.photobucket.com/albums/hh453/Anna1982_2009/IMG00536-20100812-1307.jpg

is this picking up a surge? we bd day 8,10,12,14,15

is it possible this is the lh ending, I didnt do any tests before yesterday

thanks
we bd every 2 days before and last night

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

It looks like you missed picking it up with an OPK, seen as you have caught the surge on its way down as long as you BD the days prior you should be covered.

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Lh Surge And Ovulation Pain

Lizzie asks…

OPK test confusion?

I had a positive back on Aug. 30 then it tapered off. So we did the baby dance on 28-31st (with maybe a couple for added ‘insurance’! ;) I even had ovulation ‘pains’ (or so I thought) on the 29th. Today I tested again and it was denfitley a positive again, even more so than the last one??! The reason I tested again is that I’ve read conflicting things about them and am just trying to get a gauge on what’s normal for me and my body.
I did read somewhere that you can gear up with the LH Surge and may not release an egg(because of stress, illness etc etc)..in which case it would ‘try again’ which would result in another LH Surge.
I should be due for my AF around the 15th.
Anyone else in the same boat?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Http://www.fertilityplus.org/faq/opk.html

I have used digital opk’s because the other ones are confusing.

GOOD LUCK!!!

Also try

fertilityfriend.com

Mary asks…

Ovulation days how do you know?

How do you know when your firtle or ovulation , I never get the hang of it , ,

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

FERTILE = Ability to conceive

OVULATION (in animals we call it HEAT ESTRUS) = The day the ovaries releases a mature Ovum.
The OVUM once released, it will remain alive for 24 hours only. So a lady will be fertile for 24hours
only in each cycle

Here is full work out of ovulation determination:
Physical symptoms of Ovulation is almost NIL in human. Because Human, Bonoboo and Dolphins has CONCEALED OVULATION. Hence no pheromones release as in other mammals.

1. However, there are some gifted women will experience, MITTELSCHMERZ PAIN during ovulation The symptoms of MITTELSCHMERZ PAIN are:

* Pain in the lower abdomen, just inside the hip bone.

* The pain typically occurs about two weeks before the menstrual period is due.

* The pain is felt on the right or left side, depending on which ovary is releasing an egg.

* The pain may switch from one side to the other from one cycle to the next, or remain on one

side for a few cycles.

* The pain sensation varies between individuals – for example, it could feel like uncomfortable

pressure, twinges, sharp pains or cramps.

* The duration of pain ranges anywhere from minutes to 48 hours

2. Billings vaginal mucous method- Normally, the vagina will be dry.

Unless she is sexually stimulated

During ovulation

3. Increase in cervical fluid secretion — which many women just notice that towards the middle of their cycle they are a bit more moist. This can make sex easier because you usually don’t require lubrication from outside sources. Women also report feeling more sexually attractive and attracted to your mate. The good news is that men too have the same feelings when your secretion increases.

Increase MUCOUS Cervical secretion during ovulation will give positive Spinbarkiet test. Normal cervical mucous secretion can be stretched for about 2 to 3 cm before getting ruptured. Due to increased mucoidal secretion of the cervix, the mucous may be stretched for more than 6cm.

4. Cervical position method. –You can easily check the position of your own cervix. Simply wash your hands and stick a finger or two inside your vagina and feel the cervix. When you are not fertile you will notice that your cervix is harder and not open. Your cervix will feel about the consistency of the end of your nose.

When you ovulate the cervix is easier to reach, a bit softer and slightly open to receive sperm. At this point your cervix may feel more like your ear lobe.

5. BASAL BODY TEMPERATURE shifts. If you are tracking your basal body temperatures you can see where your temperatures shift downwards then suddenly spike upwards. This is also an indication of ovulation. This requires that you take your temperature on a daily basis.

6. Luteinising Hormone Surge. This one requires testing with ovulation prediction kits (OPK). This involves spending money to purchase test kits that measure the amount of LH in your urine.

7. Saliva ferning test – Due to increase Luteinising Hormone when the saliva is dried on a glass slide and upon drying it, the saliva will arborize to a pattern of a fern leaf. The saliva arborization can be well visualize under magnifying lens.

8. Ultra Sound / Sonogram .

Sandra asks…

I dont get it! Yesterday I got a gobb of egg like discharge and tonight I am…..?

Getting a pinching feeling (I always do when I ovulate) in my lower left abdomin but my ovulation preditcor tests have shown negative every night for the past 5 nights, even tonight!

Are the tests wrong? I am on day 15 of my cycle.
I thought if you get the “pinching feeling” or cramping it means you are definatly ovulating….but why did the test never show positive???

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

It’s possible to have pain related to ovulation in the days leading up to ovulation, at the moment of ovulation, and after ovulation as the egg is contracted down the tube. Or, if you are only testing once a day you might miss the LH surge and ovulate without seeing a +OPK.

Lisa asks…

Is this ovulation pain?

I am on day 10 of my cycle and I am feeling period-like cramping. My husband and I just started TTC this month so I am still learning, and never really paid a lot of attention to my cycle and different symptoms. Could this cramping be ovulation pain or is it too early for that?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Yes, it sounds like ovulation. Most women ovulate about 2 weeks after their last period, assuming they have a normal 28 day cycle. Other symptoms of ovulation are high sex drive, watery, eggwhite cervical mucus that is stretchy and tender breasts. Another way to know if you are ovulating is by using Ovulation Predictor Kits. It detects the LH surge in your urine, therefore warning you that ovulation is approaching.

Goodluck!

Susan asks…

ovulation and lh surge?

okay here is my story i begin my period dec 5-11 a regular seven days i bought clear blue digital ovulation kit 20 pack just to see when my body ovulates and i start to use the twice a day starting on dec 14 i test in mid afternoon and before i go to bed i tested saturday dec 15 no smiley face i test sunday early morning dec 16 i got a smiley face so sunday nite around 9pm i test again i still had a smiley face so around 11pm i had sex and my boyfriend use the pull out method but as he pulling out he ejucalates and sperm was all my vaginal area. so monday morning i tested again i stilll had a smiley face so around 5 pm on monday i had this sharp pain on my right lower side it lasted about and hour or so than it went away so i thinking maybe im ovulating so later on around 10pm i went and took another test i still have a smiley face so i start having sex around 11pm and my boyfriend did the same thing pull out so i dose off after that so around 4 am i went in the bathroom and took the test and no smiley face i got a regular circle.

can u get pregnant with the pull out method if u are ovulation?
does the lh surge drop after u ovulated?

thank you in advance for listening to my story

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Yes, you can get pregnant if he pulls out, especially if he didn’t pull out in time. Also, pre-ejaculate can contain sperm.

Yes, the LH levels go back down after ovulation. The LH surge can last anywhere from 24-48 hours.

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Length Of Lh Surge During Ovulation

Mary asks…

why do ovulation occur from alternate ovary every month?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

What is Ovulation?
Ovulation refers to a specific phase in your menstrual cycle. Known as the ovulatory phase, it is during this time that your body releases an egg for fertilization. During the ovulatory phase, your body sends a series of signals that trigger an increase in the levels of estrogen in your body. In turn, this increase sets off a rise in luteinizing hormone (called the LH surge), a special hormone that helps you ovulate. When this LH surge reaches a certain point, one of your ovaries releases an egg. This egg will then travel down the fallopian tubes in order to be fertilized.

When Does Ovulation Occur?
It can be hard to predict exactly when ovulation occurs. This is because every woman’s cycle is different and can even vary individually from month to month. Typically, it is assumed that every woman has a cycle around 28 days in length. However, your cycle may last anywhere from 21 to 35 days in length. Ovulation occurs at different times in different women, depending upon the length of your menstrual cycle.

A good rule of thumb is to remember that ovulation typically takes place about two weeks before menstruation. This means that, if you have a 28-day cycle, you will ovulate around Day 14. However, few women ovulate like clockwork. As a result, ovulation can occur anywhere from Day 8 to Day 20 depending on the length of your cycle. In order to find out when you ovulate, it is necessary to look closely at specific signs that your body gives off.

Why You Need to Know
So why would you want to know when you are ovulating in the first place? Well, women find that knowing when they ovulate helps to provide them with control over their own fertility. Knowing when you ovulate can help you:

* Track your menstrual period: Keeping track of your ovulation will help you to predict when your menstruation is going to arrive, so you won’t be caught off guard. It is also especially useful for women with irregular periods or endometriosis, who often don’t ovulate.
* Get Pregnant: It is during ovulation that you are at your most fertile. If you are trying to get pregnant, timing intercourse around your ovulation can greatly increase your chances of conception.
* Preventing Pregnancy: Women who are sexually active but who don’t want to get pregnant sometimes monitor their ovulation in order to prevent pregnancy. By refraining from sexual intercourse around the time of ovulation, you can reduce your chances of getting pregnant.

Maria asks…

OK SO WHEN TO HAVE SEX DURING OVULATION OR BEFORE OVULATION OCCURS… AND WHY?

HELP… IS THERE SOMETHING THAT CAN TELL ME WHEN IM FERTILE THAT REALLY WORKS FOR REAL…

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Ovulation is the release of a single, mature egg from a follicle that developed in the ovary. It usually occurs regularly, around day 14 of a 28-day menstrual cycle. Once released, the egg is capable of being fertilized for 12 to 48 hours before it begins to disintegrate. This is the most fertile period of your cycle: during ovulation your chances of conception are highest.

When does ovulation occur?

Ovulation usually takes place 14 days after the beginning of your menstrual cycle. The time of ovulation within the menstrual cycle is determined by the luteal phase, which is usually 12 to 16 days long. You can calculate the time of ovulation within your cycle by subtracting the length of your luteal phase from the length of your cycle. For example, if your cycle is 28 days long and your luteal phase is 12 days long, the ovulation will occur on day 16 of your cycle (28-12=16). The exact time of ovulation may vary within your cycle, because ovulation can be delayed by a number of factors such as stress, illness, diet, or increased physical activity.

How does ovulation determine my fertile days?

Your fertile period starts about 4-5 days before ovulation, and ends about 24-48 hours after it. This is because sperm can live in your body for approximately 4 to 5 days, and the egg can live for 24 to 48 hours after being released. You are most fertile on the day before and the day of ovulation. Knowing your fertile days can help you increase your chances of getting pregnant, or avoid an unwanted pregnancy.

Can I feel ovulation?

You may experience lower abdominal discomfort, a slight rise in body temperature, and changes in cervical mucus during ovulation. Prior to ovulation, your cervical mucus is cloudy and thicker, and a few days before ovulation it becomes clear, slippery, and stretchy like raw egg whites. Immediately following ovulation, your body temperature can increase by 0.4 to 1.0 degrees Fahrenheit. About 20% of women feel discomfort or pain in their lower abdomen as the egg leaves the ovary. This condition is known as ‘mittelschmerz’, and it usually lasts from a few minutes to several hours.

What happens in my body during ovulation?

The process of ovulation is triggered by the release of Luteinizing Hormone (LH). The levels of this hormone increase significantly about 1-2 days before ovulation, causing the egg to be released from the ovary (this increase is known as the ‘LH surge’). The egg travels down the fallopian tube towards the uterus. If fertilization does not occur within 24 to 48 hours after ovulation, the egg disintegrates and is expelled with the uterus lining at the start of your next period, usually 12-16 days later. If fertilization occurs, the egg implants itself in the lining of the uterus and begins its growth, resulting in a pregnancy.

Don’t women ovulate on the 14th day after their period starts?
Unfortunately this is a myth that many still hold on to, including healthcare professionals. The day of ovulation differs from woman to woman and can even be different from month to month. The “14th day” thinking appears to come from either taking the average of when all women ovulate or from someone just dividing the 28 day cycle in half. However this myth got started, it is not an accurate way to calculate ovulation, because many women do NOT ovulate on the 14th day of their cycle.

During my ovulation time, how many days am I really fertile?
During the time of ovulation, an egg is available to be fertilized for only about 12-24 hours. But since sperm can live in the body for 3-5 days and then the egg is available for one day, your most fertile time is considered to be about 5-7 days.

Can I ovulate during my period?
For women who have regular cycles, ovulating during your period is highly unlikely. Some women have very irregular cycles, maybe coming once every 3 months or 2-3 times in one month, and these women can have the odd occurrence of ovulating during a

Helen asks…

Here is my cycle:when will i get pregnant?

Start on: ………………..length of cycle:
June 20th…………………23 days later
July 21st ……………….26 days later
August 16th ……………..28 days later
Sept 13th…………………. 31 days later
Oct 14th–………………-current period.

when, during this cycle, am I likely to conceive?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Because your cycle is not consistent i would start having intercourse every other day after you period ends to increase your chances of conception. Sperm lives in the body up to 5 days but in most cases sperm will stay in the body for 48 hours. If that does not work this month you could either start charting your temperatures or you can buy a ovulation predictor. I have not tried charting my body temps but i have used a ovulation predictor. Ovulation predictors will let you know when your experiencing a LH surge and when that happens you should have sex. BEST OF LUCK!

Sandra asks…

GIrls please explain why??? Ovulation test?

I ovulated the 6th and 7th of this month and it is now the 18th of this month and received a positive this morning. I stopped my ovulation kit because I received a positive on the 7th, but out of curiosity started my ovulation kit again on the 16 of this month and received a positive and again on the 17th and today the 18th. Why is that?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Depends on the ovulation test you bought and how expensive it was. Here are some pros and cons about these kits…. If you think it was right or still have your doubts you should go to an ob/gyn and explain your concerns with him/her.

Pros
1. OPKs are more precise than other methods of monitoring ovulation. Used correctly, the major-brand OPKs are more than 97 percent effective in detecting an LH surge, which is used as a marker for ovulation.
2. OPKs are convenient. OPKs are used only in the middle of your cycle, during the time when you would be most likely to ovulate (note that it helps to have a sense of your typical cycle length, so start keeping track now if you haven’t already). Other methods, such as charting your basal body temperature (BBT), require a daily commitment.
3. OPKs are widely available. You can get them over the counter at drugstores, pharmacies, and even major supermarkets and convenience stores, without a prescription.
4. OPKs are easy to use. Ovulation kits are similar to home pregnancy tests — you simply urinate on the test stick, activating a chemical that can detect your LH surge. Most OPKs contain between five and nine test sticks

Cons
1. OPKs do not test for ovulation. Ovulation predictor kits measure the LH surge that precedes ovulation, but can’t confirm whether you have actually ovulated. Occasionally, an egg fails to emerge from its follicle after the LH surge has occurred, a condition known as LUFS (luteinized unruptured follicle syndrome).
2. OPKs don’t indicate whether cervical mucus is conducive to fertilization. The mucus produced by the cervix in midcyle, which you experience as vaginal discharge, must have a certain consistency (clear and elastic, like egg whites) in order to provide a fertile environment for sperm to swim through. OPKs do not monitor cervical mucus.
3. OPKs don’t work when certain fertility drugs are present in the system. OPKs do not function reliably when injectable fertility drugs such as Pergonal or the hormone hCG (e.g., Profasi) are present in the system.
4. OPKs do not work consistently on women over 40. Some women in their 40s, especially those approaching menopause, have increased levels of LH in their systems at all times, rendering the tests invalid.
5. OPKs don’t come cheap. These kits cost between $15 and $50 depending on the brand and number of tests included. Each is good for a single cycle.

Susan asks…

Am i ovulating everymonth?

I am having Polycystic overies.i have heard that those having PCO do not ovulate everymonth. Is tre anyway to check whether i am ovulating every month.I get a sticky white discharge everymonth starting from my 12th day . It will be present for 2 or 3 days.Can i confirm that i am ovulating with this.My period length is is around 29 to 33 days.rarely it exceeds 35 days.
white discharge will be very stretchy at that time

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

PCOS does make it hard to tell if you ovulate every month. You can use OPKs (ovulation predictor kits) to see if you are getting the appropriate LH surge (leutinizing hormone) which is an integral part of releasing the egg. The LH surge begins typically 24 hours before the actual ovulation and usually subsides within 24-48 hours of ovulation. So OPKs often only show positive for 1-3 days during your cycle. Also, taking your temps every morning when you wake and charting those can help show your shift in body temperature that happens after ovulation when your progesterone surge occurs. (typically 24 hours after). Not useful for timing intercourse but could be good for getting a picture of when you ovulate.

PCOS can make your cycles irregular and thus your ovulations, too. I would start there to see if that is helpful. If not, try seeing your OB/GYN for blood tests that can better monitor your hormones and see if your body is behaving accordingly.

Sticky white discharge is not typically “fertile” cervical mucus. Fertile cervical mucus is usually very slippery, often clear (may get creamy) but is very stretchy. You’ll usually feel moisture in that region for a few days. Also, a revved up sex drive is another indicator of ovulation time (not that reliable but a clue none the less).

Check out fertilityfriend.com It’s got some great tools that can help you (I’m a member and find it really helpful). Free to join but $45/year to take advantage of the premium benefits.

Good luck!

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Signs Of Ovulation After Lh Surge

Susan asks…

What are Hormone surges?

For the past couple of day my nipples have been quite sore to touch not my boobs though there fine its just my nipples, could this be a sign of ovulation? I dont have a regular cycle so I never know when Im going to start Ive never had sore nipples by themselfs before though, what are hormone surges and what are the symptoms?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Hi..

LH is a hormone that helps the follicle release the egg and start the process of ovulation. Your symptoms may be from that. As your cycles are irregular an ovulation predictor kit may be great at helping you track.

Hope it all works out for you.

Betty asks…

Test to see if you’ve ovulated?

I haven’t been having any of the normal signs of ovulation since going off the pill a few months ago. I know that I can get ovulation kits to predict when I’m going to ovulate, but I’m wondering if they can pick up if you’ve already ovulated as well? If I’m not ovulating at all, I don’t want to spend a lot of money testing to predict when I’m going to ovulate…but if I can just do a test at home after I SHOULD have ovulated and see if maybe I’m just not showing any of the signs, that would be helpful. If there’s nothing over the counter, is there a test the doctor can do after day 14 or something? I hate feeling like we don’t even have a shot because I may not even be ovulating!

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Hi! An ovulation predictor kit will not tell you if you ovulated. It only tells you when your LH surge has reached its peak. Your doctor can draw blood and check for progesterone. If it’s above a certain level then you ovulated. (It can be confirmed by ultrasound as well) But sorry,there’s no test at the drugstore than can tell you that. Good luck!

Carol asks…

ovulation predictor question?

I have been using the OPK for the first time, and yesterday was the first day I got a dark line that may have matched the reference line. Neither my husband or myself could tell for sure about the color. It looked very similar but we weren’t sure if it was just slightly lighter or the same or what. Confusing!!! We went with it as if I was ovulating and then today when I tested, the test line was faint and almost gone.
Is that a sign that I did ovulate or is there just no way to tell with these kits??! Thanks.

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

I would say that is a positive. You may have caught your surege on the way up. A good way that works for me is the digital ones. It takes the guess work out of things. A little smily face shows up when you get your lh surge. But back to your question…yes that sounds positive to me. :)

Lizzie asks…

Can I Still Get Pregnant?

i am really worried. my husband and i have been trying to have a baby for 2 months now. this month i started using ovulation strips. i got 5 or 4 positive tests. i have irregular periods. january and febuary i got my pd on the 19th. march my pd came on the 14th. when i have my pds i only bleed for 3 days. i just want to know if it is still possible to get pregnant? Someone please help me.

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

If you’re periods are shorter than they were in the past especially if you are over 35, I would suggest seeing your ob/gyn after 6 months of trying or sooner. That can be a sign of peri-menopause and decrease egg reserve. Having an lh surge for 4-5 days is not usual unless you are taking fertility medication what has lh in them or gives off false surges. Women in per-menopause tend to have more than one surge but they are days apart from each other and are caused by the ovary failing to detect the surge so the brain sends off another in an attempt to get the egg to release. Often times, they fail to release even after a 2nd surge and they become a functional cyst.
I’m wondering if it’s the product you used that gave a false reading or if the brand you used was difficult to read which most are. I personally use Answer opk because I found them to have clear reading very similar to the test line (and I tested them while I was being monitored by ultrasounds). I found that the ClearBlue opk ? Day kit and the cheap dip stick types are the worst to read and have false positives
The best way to know if you truely had a surge and actually ovulated is to take your first morning temp daily. Once you see a rise in your temp that stays up, you ovulated.
Healthy couples with no fertility issues and having sex under the best conditions only have a 25% chance of conceiving each month. That’s why doctors recommend trying for 1 year if you are under 35 (6 months if you are 35 or older) before seeking help but if you feel there’s a problem, you can always discuss it with your ob/gyn and see what he/she thinks. There are test they can do to determine your fertility and your husband/partners fertility.

Lisa asks…

Is this implantation bleeding and can i be pregnant?

TTC and using Clearblue ovulation kit…got LH surge (smiley face on pee stick) on 17th and 18th. On 22nd, I got a very light pinky brown discharge after peeing and wiping 3 times in the evening. On 23rd and 24th – got it again in evening after pee and wipe 3-4 times. On 25th same thing but more brown and no longer pink….On 26th (today) brown but getting much less. I am supposed to get my period on 26th or 27th (my cycles are usually 25-26 days regularly) I don’t want to test yet and get a negative sign because it is early and I will be upset if it is negative. Can you help and share your experiences with getting pregnant and getting the implantation bleeding? Thanks!

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

I didn’t really see any implantation bleeding. I wish you luck though!

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How Long After The Lh Surge Will I Ovulate

Lisa asks…

why aren’t i ovulating?

Ok so I‘ve been taking the ovulation tests for about 4 months with the tests that have the little lines about two months ago i also started doing the one with the happy face. the one with the lines do get dark but when i do the one with the happy faces it has been coming out negative. what does this mean, that I‘m not ovulating? can i not have kinds? Should i go to the doctors or wait a little longer? Oh my husband and i have been trying to have a baby for around 7 months!!!!
Duane no one forces u to go on the pregnancy questions so if ur so tired of it stop going on them!!!!

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Sometimes ovulation predictors don’t work for some women as you may be missing your LH surge. It is definitely important to find out 100% whether you are ovulating or not. One sure way is to take your waking bbt. Unfortunately, it won’t predict ovulation but it will confirm that it happened! I sometimes had trouble with my testing but my bbt always confirmed whether or not I ovulated. This will probably be the first thing the doctor tells you when you say you don’t know if you are ovulating or not. So, ditch the ovulation predictors since they don’t seem to be working, chart your bbt, and if possible have sex every other day. If you really want a predictor, I would invest in the Clear Blue Fertility Monitor (I have one and I am a fan…but I use this with bbt) or the Ov-Watch. This way you won’t miss your ovulation! GOOD LUCK!

Nancy asks…

questions about ovulating, TTC, and Clomid?

i havnt had periods for 2 years after being on the injection so now im taking northisterone tablets for 10 days to make me have a bleed. im not sure if this will kickstart my ovulation or not. But i have questions about ovulation anyway, maybe someone could help me

When is it that u actually ovulate?!…AND how do u keep a track on this?!…is the best way to buy a testing kit? wot does that kit test for?

if i have a bleed after the 10 days of these tablets, am i expecting to have a period every month from then on? is this what other people have experienced?

I have heard that clomid can make u ovulate if u arnt releasing eggs, if my doctor takes this route, what days do i take the clomid on?! and how will i know if i have ovulated?

Sorry this is so long but i have got a bit confused reading so many different things on the subject! :S any advice would be appreciated! :D thanx

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

You normally ovulate half way through your cycle, so you count your 1st day of bleeding as cycle day 1 and, say it’s 28 days till your next period, you probabaly would have ovulated on day 14.
But ovulation can vary considerble.
I bought cheap ovulation tests off ebay and they worked great, they test for your LH surge and if you get a positive it means you will ovulate in the next 12-36 hours.

It will depend on what days your doctor tells you to take clomid, it can be on days 2 to 6, 3 to 7 or 5 to 9 .
I took 50mg of clomid on days 2 to 6 and i am now 33 weeks pregnant, even though i was ovulating on my own, clomid still worked, it helps mature more follicles so theres a better chance of a good one coming along.And i did the ovulation tests of ebay to make sure i ovulated, but the clomid made me ovulate very late (day 22 of my cycle)
Good luck

Sandy asks…

healthy 18 not ovulating?

so i had found myself a nice lady doctor and we been running all these tests to check my fertility and i got a progesterone test done on day 21 of my cycle which is like clockwork every 28 days down to the tee even at 7pm every time AF comes knocking on my door. weird i know! but good sign right means its regular… but my progesterone test came back with a level of 4! meaning i don’t ovulate.. this is shit! so anyways i been trying to prove the doc wrong by doing a ovulation test everyday for a whole month to test maybe im ovulating early or later. but to no prevail i always get either a faint LH surge or nothing at all. which clearly means no LH surge apparent…. so my question is how can i overcome this and actually get pregnant. i have a fertility clinic appointment in august but i cant wait that long!

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Your dr will give you meds to make you ovulate. Im sorry but you will just have to wait.

Linda asks…

Am I ovulating?

Long story short I have been using an at home ovulation tester kit. On 11/13 it showed a surge of LH, a week later I had blood drawn to test my progesterone levels and they came back low. Basically saying that I did not ovulate, but why did I have the LH surge?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

I would throw all those kits away and just make sre you do the deed every other day,to be sure there is always a supply of sperm ready waiting for the egg
good luck

Mary asks…

When am I ovulating? A little confused here.?

I am a little confused. My husband and I have been TTC for 3 months now and I‘m having a hard time figuring out when I‘m ovulating. AF came January 8th, and I‘m pretty sure I ovulated on the 21st or so. The only thing that I have checked is the CM. AF came this month on the 4th, after a false positive pregnancy test that morning. AF was here for 5 days. I am PRETTY sure I ovulated on the 13th or 14th, because of my CM. I bought some ovulation tests and the test line is getting lighter, rather then darker. I would have thought I would be ovulating around now. Could I just have my ovulation dates off? I am so confused by the whole thing. It seems like everyone is different and “normal” is out the window.

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

You most likely ovulated on or after the 25th. You ovulated on cycle day 18. Your most fertile day would have been cycle day 17. Cycle days 16 and 18 being your 2nd highest fertile days.
You count 14 days back from af starting to determine when you ovulated if you are not using OPK or basal temping. But some women can have short luteal phases (days from ovulation to next af) so the best way to determine ovulation is by using ovulation predictor kits (OPK).
BBT (basal body temp) is not a method to use for conception. It’s just a way to determine if and when you ovulated. First morning temps rise 1-2 days after ovulation and since the egg dies within 24 hrs from being ovulated, using BBT will only make you miss the egg. This is a great way to see if you are actually ovulating (some women get a surge or two but fail to release the egg). That’s my ttc problem and I have to take hcg to get the egg to release. BBT is also great to use to determine how long your luteal phase is. You want it to be at least 10 days. If it’s not, you may have long progesterone which can lead to miscarriage.
Typically, it’s best to ovulate before cycle day 15. Women who ovulated later than cycle day 15 tend to have an increase chance of miscarriage. Studies are showing long exposure to fsh hormone damages the egg. Even in infertility treatment with the fsh drugs, high dosages or long exposure to them cause less conception rates and higher miscarriage rates.
You may want to try taking Chasteberry which helps your LH hormone and can help the eggs respond better to your fsh hormone which can help make ovulation happen sooner.
A false positive only happens when you take a certain medication and take a hpt too early. Chemical pregnancies are a very early pregnancy loss (usually during the 4th week). They are common. It’s on the common reasons why women are a few days late for af. They just assume they were late never knowing it was an early miscarriage. I had a few myself during IVF treatments.
The good news is that conceiving is the hardest part. My having the positive hpt, you know that your ovulating and that the sperm are fertilizing it and it’s implanting.
I would try taking a multivitamin (not prenatals) that has everything in it like Centrum. Prenatals lack manganese, magnesium and zinc. Low levels of those minerals will cause infertility and miscarriage. Centrum also has anti-oxidants which help egg quality.

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