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Lh Surge No Ovulation Pcos

Jenny asks…

Ovulation tests that work with PCOS?

I am ttc and taking Clomid. This is my sixth day after taking my last pill. I am having weird cramps in my lower area. I have read this may mean I am ovulating. I took an at home ovulation test and it said I was going to ovulate with 24-48 hours. The problem is I have PCOS and all the tests say that having PCOS might make the results misleading. My doctor did not recommend any particular one even though I asked. I am just wondering if anyone else has had any experience with these tests and what kinds work best? I took the Clear Blue Easy one. Any help would be appreciated.

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

I also have PCOS. I use the Ov-Watch. It tests a different surge than LH. LH can vary from women with PCOS to women who have normal hormone ranges, as you probably already know. This was my first month using Ov-Watch and am now in my 2ww. I hope this helps you :D

Lizzie asks…

Ovulation Predictor Kits – Help please…?

Hi

Hubby and I have been TTC for a year, been diagnosed with PCOS so we are on clomid and I am on a strict diet and losing (finally) so far 5% of my total weight YAY

We are using the Lullaby Conceptions Ovulation Prediction Kit (which is a urine test)

We are 9 days past our clomid cycle and still neg ovulation.

Does anyone have experience with this brand of Ovulation Kit? if so was it good?

Does anyone have any suggestions for other OV kits?

Thanks

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

No experience with it. My favorite is Clear Blue Easy Digital Ovulation Test. It isn’t lines. It gives you a circle for no LH surge and a smiley face for an LH surge. I use that one and a line one in conjunction with each other. That one is able to pick up my LH surge about 12 hours before any other kit with lines.

Susan asks…

PCOS and ovulation tests?

I just found out today after a year of TTC that I have PCOS and not ovulating. I’m going to take a pill to start my period then take Clomid. My doctor said I should use ovulation tests so I can chart. I noticed on like EBay they have cheap ovulation test strips, and since I’ll be using a lot, well, I think they are the way to go over the normal let’s say, pee on a stick ones. So do they work just as well as the normal ovulation stick ones?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Another place to get them is http://www.early-pregnancy-tests.com . Ovulation test strips are all pretty much the same, though. If you insist upon going this route, then those test strips are as “good” as the other kind.

I personally wouldn’t recommend them to anyone, though. 1) Tricky to interpret, especially since they almost always have a second line, unlike pregnancy tests. A positive and negative ovulation test strip both look very similar, with only slight differences. 2) They’re only testing for the presence of a certain hormone known as LH for short, but they can’t verify whether you do or don’t ovulate. 3) A positive ovulation test means that you have high LH levels, but sometimes you can fail to ovulate even after an LH surge. It’s not uncommon, especially in women with PCOS. 4) A negative ovulation test can also mean that you either didn’t take the test during the right window or time, or it could mean that your body ovulates with a smaller LH surge than most. I know that I ovulate, yet ovulation test strips never turn positive for me at the right time, no matter how often or when or how I test.

Fertility charting (tracking your cervical mucus and daily morning temperature) is the only truly accurate way to know when and whether you ovulate. I find it rather disappointing that a doctor is recommending a test strip but calling it “charting” (incorrectly) instead of recommending that you chart your cervical fluid and temperatures. But then again, most doctors who recommend “charting” have never actually charted a cycle themselves, so they have little understanding about what makes a chart reliable or not. Just click on my links below and you can tell from a glance how my temperatures show you a clear and unarguable difference immediately after ovulation. That’s why temp charting works better than iffy test strips.

Good luck finding something that works for you.

Ruth asks…

if you get a positive OPK, can you not ovulate?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Yes it is possible to get a positive OPK and not ovulate – especially if you have PCOS. The kits only check for an LH surge (which usually occurs 24-48 hours before ovulation) but ovulation can be delayed, you can get several “mini surges” leading up to ovulation, or with PCOS cycts can cause an LH surge but no ovulation.

Checking basal body temps is the most accurate way to assess for ovulation, in conjunction with OPKs.

Lisa asks…

Ovulation, Irregular periods and miscarriage.?

Hey,

I have PCOS which was discovered after i had a miscarriage. I have not had a period for over a year. How will i know when i am ovulating?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Same boat apart from pcos, i use ovulation dipstick predictors off ebay every day, dirt cheap and they work. Got my first lh surge thursday, so fingers crossed xx

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Lh Surge Ovulation Timing

Sandy asks…

No lh surge but just felt an ovulation twinge…?

My opk test lines have been getting lighter not darker, started testing on cd 9 and today is cd 16. I got one on cd 10 that was dark but it definitely wasn’t a positive. Now the lines are virtually non existent but I felt an ovulation twinge this morning. Is it possible to ovulate even with no lh surge? Or could I have missed it? I’ve been testing 2 times a day so I thought if I had one I surely would’ve caught it…

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

I have also been checking for ovulation for 18 days know and still have not gotten a positive, I also though I was having ovulation pains but no luck with the sticks. Mine are always a faint line never really getting light at all. I think you should just keep testing and hopefully you do get a positive soon. Good Luck!!

Sandra asks…

Ovulation???

I am trying to conceive and i have a fetility chart set up and i know you have 4 peak fertility where i am ovulating, but when is the best time to have sex before my ovulation days every day that i am or could be ovulating …..I am lost. According to my chart my peak fertility days were the 13 th 14 th 15 th and 16th. i have had intercourse since the 13th everday and night and if i am already pregant will ovulation detector sticks still work if i am?
I had sex on the 12th too!!!

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

You don’t mention if you have already started using the opk’s? But, if you haven’t ovulated yet, then Yes the sticks will still work as they detect your LH surge to let you know that you will ovulate in the next 12-36 hrs.

If it doesn’t work this month, try having sex every other day as this helps build up your partners sperm count. Have sex 3 days before and 2 days after ovulation, should catch the egg.

As for opk’s, you could try testing from 10 days after the start of your period for about 8 days, by which time you should have ovulated.

Hope this helps, sending Babydust your way!

Lizzie asks…

Do Ovulation tests work?

I have been testing with ovulation testing kit and was wondering. As I have been worried that I may not be producing egg as we have been trying for a baby for some time now and no luck, anyway if I get a positive on the sticks does that mean i can stop worrying about not producing an egg and get on with the fun stuff?
What i mean is does these tests prove that an egg is about to be released for definate? I must sound so silly!! or desparate!!

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

The tests show and LH surge, not the egg actually being released. An LH surge usually happens 12-36 hours before ovulation, but it is possible to have a surge and not release an egg. Some women dont ovulate evry cycle, and some don’t at all. Infertility is defined as trying for one year and not getting pregnant. In that case, you’d need to talk to your doctor.
When you get a positive from your ovulation test, have sex that day, and every day for the next 3 days. Don’t wory too much about if you’re actually ovulating, just assume you are and “get on with the fun stuff”. Baby making can be stressful when you really want it, but just try to relax and enjoy it.

Mary asks…

Double Ovulation?

Can you ovulate twice a cycle? This hasn’t happened to me (yet) but I’ve heard about it. A good friend trying to concieve has had incidents where she will get a temp dip and spike twice each proceeded with an LH surge. Other times she gets the dip and spike pattern without the LH surge for the first and with the LH surge for the second. I’ve assumed the second would be her real ovulation. Opinions?
Her cycle varies from 30 to 35 days. Normally her second time happens around 10 days before her period the first around 14-15 days before her period.

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Multiple ovulation generally occurs only within 24 hours of one another (that’s how you get fraternal twins). It’s more likely that what your friend experiences is the body gearing up for ovulation and then ovulation getting delayed for some reason (stress, travel, illness, ect., which is actually quite common). You’re right- the second would be her real ovulation, not the first.

Nancy asks…

When is the best time to have sex after your OPK test shows a postitive LH surge?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

The best time to get pregnant is two days before and on ovulation day.When OPKs show a positive LH surge, it means you should ovulate in 24-36 hours. Start having fun now and for the next couple days!
Good luck…

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No Sign Of Lh Surge

Ruth asks…

Am I Pregnant, is it too early to have signs, & is it implantation bleeding?

First of all I have a normal 28 day cycle, I mean sometimes, 27, 29, but for the most part it’s average. Therefore I should have ovulated on the 19th. I had been taking ovulation tests, but went out of town and for got them, so last tested 6am on the 18th, then not again until the 20th, so I figured I missed my LH surge, which I heard isn’t uncommon, even if your testing every 24 hours. Well, I BDed on the 18th and 19th though. On the 23rd I started having tender breasts, cramping, and lower backpain. I thought it was way to soon to experience signs even if I did concieve. Then today, the 24th, I had blood spotting, implentation bleeding?, because I shouldn’t start until the 2nd, or 3rd of October. There is no way I am having a 20 day cycle, because never has my cycle been short. Am I pregnant?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

The only way to tell is by taking a pregancy test.wait till one week and
then take a hpt.anyway goodluck

Linda asks…

TTC ovulation – pregnancy ?

ok so i detected my LH surge , then had sex 24 hours later.. conceived (i believe) right on the ovulation date and now 4 days later im experiencing cramps and Cervical mucus but NO LH surge??? please someone tell me whats going on, am I ovulating Again with no surge or is this a sign of pregnancy, i asked before but noone answered :/

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Yes that is most definitely a sign of pregnancy.
Hope the best for you.
Don’t be surprised if you start spotting around 8-12 dpo or the time of your period.
It’s perfectly normal.
Good luck!

Sandy asks…

i have tried to get pregnant and nothing has happen what should I do?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

The only way for you to know if you are ovulating is to take your basal body temp each morn, same time and before you get up. You should see a pattern in temps that leads up to and after ovulation. You can get the basal thermometer at Wal-Mart for about 8 dollars. I use a wonderful FREE website called Fertilityfriend.com…it graphs your temps for you, keeps track of your fertility signs, tells you when you ovulate and also tells you if there is an implantation dip in your temps. You can also use Ovulation prediction kits, but they only measure your LH surge and give you a ball park time for ovulation…they do not pin point it. Oh, and it is possible to be ovulating while you do not have your period, just like it is possible to have a period and not ovulate.

Jenny asks…

Ovulation testing sticks.???

Hi,
I have been testing with ovulation test sticks for 3 days now, so far all three have came out negative, i know i am ovulating right now as i have all the signs EWCM for instance. today when i tested, it had a light test line but on the instruction leaflet it says that if the test line is lighter than the control line then it indicates there is no LH surge. am i doing something wrong with these tests. is there anyone who has more experience with these that can advise me. i am new to all this.

Thank you in advance for serious answers. =)

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Just keep testing, you may ovulate later than other women, or if you have irregular periods. If you continue to get negative tests, you may want to see a doctor. When you take the test make sure it has been at least two hours from the last time you went. It can help build up the hormone to make the test come out more clearly. I just started using them this month, and I had two come out really clear after using about 3 before that. So we will wait and see, the helped me but to see if they help me get pregnant, still got another 12 days or so. Good luck :) I used the awnser brand~

Mandy asks…

HELP need answers about early pregnancy & signs?

Ok so I kinda have asked this before but I think I was confused when asking so I feel like I didn’t get the appropriate response. I have been on Mirena IUD since Jan 2010 after I had my first child. I had it removed in Oct 2011 because my husband and I wanted to try for another baby.

Since I haven’t really had a concrete menstrual period in a while, I was hoping that anyone that could offer real suggestions.

I had my last period on Dec 3-9. On Dec 11, I decided to take opk which for that day and the next it showed positive lh surge. My husband and I had intercourse the Dec 11-12 and 14. How likely was conception? Also should I had had my period by now? It is hard to determine since I hadn’t a period in a while. I realized that stress can delayed aunt flo, but I’m hesitate to take a pregnancy test until like next week. However, I was having some small cramps, but it went away. Now for the last two days I have had unbelievable heartburn, indigestion and feeling gassy (sometimes like I need to go to the bathroom), also breast kinda tingling. Could this been pregnancy signs? I don’t remember feeling heartburn before when aunt flo was coming. Thanks for all suggestions.

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Definitely preggo signs but can also be signs from the no usgae if mirema and having a normal cycle as always best way to know a test baby dust to u and ur hubby

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Lh Surge Ovulation And Pregnancy

Sharon asks…

is it possible I am ovulating in the luteal phase? Can I still conceive successfully if so?

I am 36 and trying to get pregnant, I have a regular 24 to 27 day cycle.I have not seen the egg white stage in my cervical fluid and have tracked off & on & lately 4 1 mo.

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Lack of ovulation can cause lack of fertile cm but not everyone get the egg white stretchy cm when they ovulate. Fertile cm can also just be watery and clear and inside will feel lubricative, slippery and humid/warm. There’s also a great product called FertileCM.

A luteal phase begins the day after ovulation.

The best way to determine if you are ovulating is to take your temp first thing in the morning using a basal thermometer and charting the temps. When the temps rise and stay elevated, you ovulated and are in the luteal phase. Charting your basal temp will also allow you to see if you have at least 10 days in the luteal phase. Having short luteal phases means you are not making enough progesterone and may need progesterone supplements to support a pregnancy.

Using OPK testers are great in that they tell you when your highest fertile day is (as well as when you’re in your fertile window). When you get a positive reading you had an lh surge and an egg is preparing to be ovulated in 24 to 36 hours. You want to have sex on the day of the positive and the day after. The egg only lives for 12 to 24 hours so you want the sperm waiting for the egg.

Betty asks…

Have you ever tried using an ovulation test?

Did you get pregnant when you used it? My fiancee and I have been trying to get pregnant for 7 months now, nothing’s happened yet. Just bought an ovulation test, and I’m curious if it’s ever worked for anyone.
to dorikate: i am engaged, i don’t care to wait until i am legally married. in our eyes we are married. both of us have lost one parent, and would like to start a family before we lose the parents we have left. He lost his dad in december of ’06 and i lost my mother in august of ’04.

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

I just starting using ovulation predictor kits and they do work as far as predicting ovulation. This will be my second cycle with one, so we’ll see how it goes. I didn’t get pregnant on my first cycle, but I did get a positive reading for the LH surge.

An ovulation predictor doesn’t guarantee pregnancy, it guarantees that it will predict when you are most fertile. There’s still only a 25% chance of pregnancy every month, even if you do everything perfect.

Good luck.

Jenny asks…

How does a basal thermometer help?

How would the basal thermometer help me get pregnant if it indicates that I have already ovulated?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

It’s true, basal body temp can’t tell you before ovulation like an lh surge test, but it can be very useful.

-Once you chart for awhile you’ll be able to understand your bodies cycles more and be able to better predict when ovulation might occur (drops in temps from estrogen and lh surges)
-You can make sure you don’t have a luteal phase defect
-you can spot other issues (progesterone, pcos, annovulatory)
-It gives you a better indication when to test, which can save a lot of money
-It can also be a good pregnancy sign indicator, I always have clear triphasic charts during pregnancy.
-Many fertility doctors ask for 3-6 months of charted cycles

For the cost of a thermometer I think it’s worth it.

Ruth asks…

I am ovulating today. Does that mean if I have sex I will get pregnant today?

I am using the clear blue fertility kit to determine my ovulation days. I started having high days from the 16 and today I peaked. I had sex three times since the 16. Plus one time this morning. Am I having enough sex to increase my chances? Does having your peak means that you will get pregnant? Also, I have PCOS and am on metformin.
For clarification – I am not diabetic, but am taking metformin for PCOS

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

You said you are on metformin – are you actually diabetic? Or are you taking it because of PCOS insulin resistance? Are they combining your therapy with clomiphene (which is usually more reliable)?

Metformin is not approved for use using pregnancy BUT for women with PCOS it may reduce the risk of gestational diabetes and MAY reduce early pregnancy loss for women with PCOS, although you should cease metformin if you do conceive.

Your ovulation detection test will detect a surge in LH (lutenising hormone) which occurs just BEFORE ovulation. When the LH levels peak, ovulation is likely to happen in 24-36 hours. Having sex slightly PRIOR to ovulation increases your chances, because the sperm will hopefully be there waiting for the egg as soon as it is released. The egg only stays viable for about a day or two, so the sooner it is fertilised after ovulation, the better.

Mary asks…

describe the changes in hormone levels throughout the menstrual cycle?

I need to know the changes in hormone levels throughout the menstrual cycle, thank you so much! :)

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Six hormones serve as chemical messengers to your reproductive system. These hormones include:

1-Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH)
2-Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH)
3-Luteinizing hormone (LH)
4-Estrogen
5-Progesterone
6-Testosterone

During your menstrual cycle, GnRH is released first by the hypothalamus. This causes a chemical reaction in the pituitary gland and stimulates the production of FSH and LH. Estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone (yes, the “male” hormone) are produced by the ovaries in reaction to stimulation by FSH and LH. When these hormones work harmoniously, normal menstrual cycles occur.

Menstrual Cycle in Phases

The menstrual cycle is divided into two phases–the follicular or proliferative phase; and the luteal or ovulatory phase. The follicular phase includes the time when menstruation occurs and is followed by proliferation or the growth and thickening of the endometrium. This phase typically lasts from 10 to 14 days, starting with the first day of menstruation.

Estrogen and progesterone levels are at their lowest during menstruation. When bleeding stops, the proliferative phase begins causing the endometrium to grow and thicken in preparation for pregnancy. During the next (approximately) two weeks, FSH levels rise causing maturation of several ovarian follicles and the size of the eggs triple.

FSH also signals the ovaries to begin producing estrogen which stimulates LH levels to surge at around day 14 of your cycle triggering one of the follicles to burst, and the largest egg is released into one of the fallopian tubes.

This phase is followed by the premenstrual phase, known as the luteal phase. This premenstrual period lasts approximately 14 days. After ovulation, LH causes the corpus leuteum to develop from the ruptured follicle. The corpus leuteum produces progesterone.

Together estrogen and progesterone stimulate the endometrium to prepare a thick blanket of blood vessels that will support a fertilized egg should pregnancy occur. When pregnancy occurs, this blanket of blood vessels becomes the placenta which surrounds the fetus until birth.

When pregnancy does not occur, the corpus leuteum deteriorates and becomes the corpus albicans. Once this occurs, progesterone and estrogen levels decline, and the endometrial lining is shed during menstruation.

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How Long After Lh Surge Ovulation Occurs

Helen asks…

ovulation help needed?

hi i tried concieving on ovulation day- 8 hours later from when it started.. but i did not get pregnant. is it too late on ovulation day. when is the best time and how many times should we do it? how long did it take you to get pregnant. please need advice thanks.

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Your peak fertility is from 5 days before ovulation to one day after. You should have sex every 24-48 hours during that period. If you have sex more than once every 24 hour, then there’s a chance you could be producing weaker sperm, since sperm do need some time to rejuvenate to be the best swimmers they can.

It is normal for it to take up to 6 months, since you only have a 20-25% chance of conceiving each month when you have sex during peak fertility.

Are you using ovulation tests to determine when you’re ovulating? If so, remember that the lh surge they test for occurs 12-48 hours before ovulation actually occurs, and the egg can still survive for 24 hours afterwards. Meaning once you get a positive ovulation test you still have up to 72 hours of fertility.

Also remember, women ovulate 12-16 days before the end of their cycles, anyone who tells you otherwise has no clue what they’re talking about.

Carol asks…

ovulation help!!?

Is it possible to get positives on good brand OPk’s two months straight and still not release an egg. I have adoubt that I don’t ovulate every month …I don’t know why I think that but I guess it’s because I don’t see any EWCM, just the creamy or watery kind. However, I’ve had +ve OPk’s last month as well as this month for 2 days on two different brands. Do I have a reason to be concerned? We always baby dance on a day or two before and after the detection of the LH surge and still not pregnant after 5 months of trying.
Any thoughts on what could be happening. I’m also using Preseed just because I don’t have the EWCM. Also, I can’t take temps as its too confusing for me!

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

I’m assuming you are saying that you get 2 days of +….wait a little, then get another 2 days of + so you are not sure if you ovulated either time, right (and not that you are getting 2 months straight of +OPKs)? Are your periods really irregular? Have you not had one in two months? Why do you think your not ovulating- because you don’t get a period or because you just haven’t become pregnant?

It is possible to get a positive and not actually ovulate. Your body can gear up for ovulation and then it get’s delayed for some reason. The only way to know whether or not ovulation occurs for sure is to chart BBT, but I know you said that was confusing.

With that being the case, I would keep doing what you are doing (BDing around the +OPK). I know 5 months is a long time, but it can take healthy couples a year to become pregnant.

Sorry I couldn’t be more help! Good luck and lots of baby dust!!!

Sharon asks…

Using the ClearBlue Fertility monitor, how many days of “high” before “peak” is normal?

We are on our third cycle using the ClearBlue Fertility Monitor.

During the first cycle, CD15-25 showed high fertility (11 days) and there was never a peak. This cycle was 30 days long.

During the second cycle, CD12-13 was peak and there were no high days leading up to it. There was one high day after. This cycle was 24 days long.

During the third (current) cycle, the monitor has been showing high fertility CD10-15 (6 days so far). Today is CD15 and it’s still showing high.

How many days is normal to see “high” before you see “peak”? Could the LH surge have already occurred this cycle but the monitor missed it, or is it more likely that it (a) hasn’t happened yet or (b) isn’t going to happen at all this cycle?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

That can be very confusing and frustrating! I used the monitor for 6 months before I conceived. I loved having it, but honestly sometimes it was hard to read.

No, it’s not normal to have that many high days, though sometimes you can skip the high days all together. With your first cycle, you could assume that the monitor was just getting to know your body. With your second, maybe your estrogen and LH surge happened on the same day. With this cycle….that’s a lot of days of high. I would get an ovulation predictor kit to double check. I really like the cheap ones from Early Pregnancy Tests. Also, charting your BBT will really help decipher all this craziness.

Read through the manual that came with your monitor. They have a help line you can call about that stuff. If you don’t have the manual anymore, they have it available for downloading on the website.

The month I finally conceived, I believe I had a higher than normal number of “high” days. Maybe I had 4 before my peak? I can’t remember for sure. The monitor is great, but double check w/natural tests. (Cervical Mucus, BBT, etc).

Best of luck and lots of baby dust!

Nancy asks…

Update on the extremely long wait.?

Well, I got my AF two days ago, thought maybe it was just spotting since it started out so light. Just to be sure got a blood test and it was also negative. But, me and my hubby are going to keep trying and I want to thank all of you out there that took the time to answer my questions. There are alot of variables out there and since this is my first time TTC I want to thank all of you for your stories and insights. My cycle ended up being 41 days…talk about false hope, but me and DH are going to agree to try by not trying and see what happens with that. Now to my question:

Can you have an LH surge and not ovulate? If you can, how common is it for that to occur?

Thanks to all of you and tons and tons and tons of baby dust to all out there TTC!!!!!!!!!

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

I’m sorry you didnt get the positive test you wanted. I am waiting until tommorrow to test and also having an abnormally long cycle (now on CD 36…the longest since stopping the pill in Oct) and suspect I will be in the same boat as you tommorrow but that is okay we will have fun trying for another month and so will you! To answer your question, yes you can have an LH surge and not ovulate but I do not know how common it is. I’ve read that is one of the criticisms of OPK’s…that you can have an LH surge but it doesnt mean you ovulated. If you are worried about that you may want to start charting BBT (if you are not already) b/c this will confirm ovulation. Use them both that way you will time sex correctly then confirm ovulation with BBT. Good luck!!

Susan asks…

3 days with positive ovulation tests…what does it mean? when should I have sex in order to conceive?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

It is possible, in a normal ovulation, to have a positive OPK for several days in a row. This is because LH peaks (surges) about 12-36 hours before ovulation occurs, and then dissipates. So, you could theoretically detect this high level of LH with positive OPK’s from the time it begins to the time it dissipates– over 36 hours.

It is also possible that your body is “gearing up” to ovulate, and you have an LH surge– and then, for some reason (such as stress, illness, travel, or random fluke), your body fails to release an egg . . . Then tries, tries again ASAP with another, or overlapping, surge. If you see a positive OPK for longer than 3 consecutive days, your egg is probably just having a little trouble getting out of the starting gate. If this happens to you occasionally, it’s no big deal. If it happens a lot, talk to your doctor.

Hopefully you had sex before that first positive and have been keeping it up in the meantime, just incase. Ovulation tends to happen 12-36 hours after that first positive in most cases. You may have already ovulated.

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