Lh Surge After Ovulation

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  • 1. Lh Surge After OvulationUnderstanding Luteinizing hormonehttp://lhhormone.orgSandy asks…does the lh surge continue after ovulation ….?when using OPK’s after having a positive result for the lh surge, do the OPK’s continue toread positive if you have conceived or do they return to negative?very confused, any help/advice be much appreciatedthanksPregnancy Advisor’s answers:Hi– I know the progesterone surges right after you ovulate and it stays up til it drops and thenyour period arrives.I actually ttc’d for 3 yrs and I never did get all the hormone codes right–so I can’t recall LH offthe top of my head.One program that I really liked for info and has a free month is fertilityfriend.com and it helpswith all those ideas.Iphone also has a few helpful apps for ovulation 1/6
  • 2. Also consider a site that I really like and is completely freetwoweekwait.comFull of other ttc’ers and everyone is quite helpful–and most know their lhs from their hs–and canhelp you outSharon asks…If your LH surge drops after ovulation does that mean your notpregnaant?Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:The LH surge is connected to ovulation, not pregnancy. Though I have heard that the hormonesmay cross react…that a pregnancy woman may get a positive on an HPT. I haven’t had anypersonal experience though.The LH surge also does NOT guarantee you have ovulated. OPKs can detect an LH surge, butthey do not confirm ovulation. YOu can have one or even many LH surges before you finallyovulate, especially if you have long and/or irregular cycles.I’d highly recommend charting your fertility signs, if you aren’t already doing so. Charting your 2/6
  • 3. cervical fluid can tell you when you are fertile prior to ovulation or if you are not conceiving dueto problems w/ CF. Charting your basal temperature can confirm ovulation and detect lowprogesterone or short luteal phase problems.Some sources: The books The Art of Natural Family Planning and Taking Charge of YourFertility. The websites CCLI.org, Ovusoft.com, and Fertilityfriend.comRuth asks…How long after you LH surge does ovulation take place?No negative answers pleasePregnancy Advisor’s answers:Generally around 24-36 hours after your LH surge….Good Luck! 3/6
  • 4. Laura asks…Is it possible to detect positive LH surge use urine after eggreleased?i had long time postive LH surge (5 days)using ovulation predictor kits.How it is possible to getpositive LH surge after ovary released egg at the time of ovulation process?i heard24-36hours is a prior time of ovulation,but i find 5days surge.Is LH surge possible afterovulation?Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:An ovulation predictor kit does *not* detect an LH surge–only a high level of LH. There are anumber of possible explanations of what happened. The most likely is that the test was wrong.(This is actually fairly common.)What precisely did you see? Did you get a positive test for LH *every* day for 5 days? Or was ithigh one day and you tested 5 days later? If the second, then you may have had an LH surgebut *not* ovulated. Stress can sometimes do that. Then your body had a second LH surgewhich probably did cause ovulation (but it could have also been delayed for some reason). This,too, is not unheard of. (This is possible even if you did have 5 straight days of high LH, but lesslikely.)If you are over 40, you may have high enough levels of LH to get a positive even without an LHsurge.If you have PCOS, you may have levels of LH high enough to get a positive on the test, as well.Pregnancy can also cause an ovulation predictor kit to read positive.If you want to have the best chance of determining when you are ovulating, you need to chart 4/6
  • 5. your fertility signs. Read _Taking Charge of Your Fertility_ by Toni Weschler for more details. Itis much more accurate than using ovulation predictor kits.Lizzie asks…How long is the ovulation window after the LH surge is detected?I detected it at 2:00 this afternoon and my honey is working long hours tonight. Will tomorrowmorning be too late for us?Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:Ovulation usually happens roughly 12-24 hours after the LH surge, but you don’t know whenyour LH surge started. It might be too late, it might not be. Your chances of conception are bestif you have sex on the day of your LH+ and the day after, but sometimes life gets in the way.Babydance tomorrow and hope for the best. Good luck! 5/6
  • 6. Jenny asks… Does LH decrease after ovulation even if you conceive? I know LH decreases after the LH surge that happens right before ovulation, but does it still decrease if you conceive? Pregnancy Advisor’s answers: Yes, conception has no effect on LH levels. I think you may be confused with the possibility of detecting pregnancy using ovulation tests. That can work, but not because pregnancy causes increased LH levels. It works because LH and hCG are so similar in structure that hCG can sometimes trigger an ovulation test. It does not by the way work the other way around. Powered by Yahoo! Answers Answering Your Questions on LH Surge http://LHSurge.org Lh Surge After Ovulation 6/6Powered by TCPDF (www.tcpdf.org)