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  • 1. Ovulation Test StripsUnderstanding Luteinizing hormonehttp://lhhormone.orgLinda asks…What time of day do u find is the best to test using ovulation teststrips?What time of day do u find gives u the best results when testing with urine ovulation teststrips?I’ll be testing everyday from the day my period ends until i get a positive opt so we don;tmiss ovulation.what did u find worked best for u when using the opt’s?Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:I test at 5:00pmI make sure I don’t load up on too much water, don’t pee to many times before I test, AND holdmy bladder for at least 3 hours before I test. The urine needs to have a build-up of the hormonein it for a positive reading.Good luck! 1/6
  • 2. Donna asks…can ovulation test strips detect pregnancy as well?My best friend is ttc. She ran out of pregnancy test strips, Her period is 4 days late, so shedecided to try an ovulation strip test (just incase) and it came up positive! All 4 tests she usedwere positive infact! is it possible she is getting a positive pregnancy result from hc ovulationtests?Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:They certainly can. LH (the hormone that surges during ovulation) is very similar to HCG (thepregnancy hormone). OPK’s are only looking for LH, but because of the chemical similarities,and the fact that it’s a less sensitive test, HCG can cause a positive on OPK’s. The same isNOT true the other way around, though – pregnancy tests would not mistake LH for HCG.I would caution her against using an OPK as the sole means of diagnosing a pregnancy – sinceit’s possible it’s just an abundance of LH (which is always present in a woman’s body, to onedegree or another) but I’d say it’s quite likely she is pregnant. She should confirm it with anactual pregnancy test and/or with her doctor, but it’s a good sign! 2/6
  • 3. Nancy asks…Do ovulation test strips tell you when you are fertile or ovulating?I have been taking ovulation test strips for a few weeks and for the past 2 days there hasbeen one faint line and one bold line (meaning negative according to the packaging). Thentoday I took one and it was 2 bold lines (I have taken 3 so far today and all have 2 bold lines)which is a positive for ovulation. I am just wondering if it is testing for being ‘fertile’ or theactual day I am ovulating. ThanksPregnancy Advisor’s answers:You’ll ovulate the day after your positive test usually. What you’re testing for is the LH surgepreceding ovulation. This happens about 24 hours before the egg is released. Its a good idea tohave intercourse the day of and the day after a positive opk to make sure you have the bestchance of catching the eggSandra asks… 3/6
  • 4. Im using the ovulation test strips. there is a dark line b4 it getspale on the test line is this normal?My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant and I don’t have regular periods so I boughta box of ovulation test strips. Each morning as far as I can tell it has been negative. Thecontrol line is always darker than the test line but the test line has a dark line at the beginningand then gets lighter. Is this normal?Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:Yes, for a positive ovulation both lines need to be the same color. 1 dark & 1 light is a negativeresult. Get a clear blue easy fertility monitor a lil pricey but very accurate to the exact week ofovulation. You can buy a used monitor off ebay & then all you have to do is buy the test stripsthat last 3 months at like $30 a box from amazon or ebay. I also been trying for a baby severalyears & i wouldn’t use any different. Good luck & sticky baby dust 2the both of us.Carol asks…How do you properly read ovulation test strips?I got a negative test result on an ovulation test strip, I had two lines one was lighter so it said 4/6
  • 5. that meant negative. What I want to know is why would a line show up at all, what is it pickingup does that mean you already ovulated or your getting closer to it? I know it means negative Ijust wanted to know what the test is picking up in our urine?Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:Ovulation test detects lh surge. When it is as dark or darker than the line to compare to, then itis positive. If it is lighter it is not positive. When i get a lighter read it usually means i will get apositive read the next day. Also can be lighter post ovulation.Mandy asks…Help me figure out how to use the ovulation test strips?I’m so confused at how the ovulation test strips work. I took a test on wednesday and it waspositive so i had intercourse. I took a test on thursday and friday and it said positive also so ihad intercourse those days also. Saturday it said negative. Is this right? Do i actually ovulate for3 days or how does the ovulation test strips work? Did i do the right thing in havingintercourse those days? Please help me understand. I hope it works though!!! 5/6
  • 6. Pregnancy Advisor’s answers: Ovulation tests check test for a surge in LH, the luteinizing hormone (aka LH) that preceeds ovulation. LH surges 12-48 hours prior to ovulation. The egg can survive up to 24 hours after ovulation. And sperm can survive 3-5 days. Because LH surges for 1-2 days, it’s normal to get 2-3 positive lh surge tests in a row. So getting three days worth of tests means you caught the begining of lh surge at hour 1, the middle at hour 24, and the end at hour 48, completely normal. That means your most fertile days are the day days leading up to ovulation til one day after. Peak fertility is the day before ovulation to just after. You managed to have sex on all of your peak fertility days. That puts your chances of conceiving this cycle at about 25% chance (the highest they can get). So you did everything absolutely right, there’s nothing more you could have done. Now its time for the killer two week wait. Good luck! Powered by Yahoo! Answers Answering Your Questions on LH Surge http://LHSurge.org Ovulation Test Strips 6/6Powered by TCPDF (www.tcpdf.org)