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Lh Test As Pregnancy Test

  1. 1. Lh Test As Pregnancy TestUnderstanding Luteinizing hormonehttp://lhhormone.orgMaria asks…Will a ovulation test show positive just like a pregnancy test if youare pregnant?I missed my period yesterday and I thought I had a pregnancy test but I looked and I musthave lost it but I did have a LH test so I took that and it showed 2 lines. Now could that work asa pregnancy test or was that just false? I read that yes it can be used just like a pregnancytest and that a ovulation test will show positive if your pregnant or ovulating…what do you think?I know im not ovulationg though. My period was due on the 17th of this month which wasyesterday so i wouldn’t be ovulationg now would I? I took 2 of the LH tests and both showed 2lines.Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:Yes OPK’s may be able to detect HCG. It is chemically very similar to LH. On the other hand,you don’t know if its detecting LH or HCG, so it really isn’t conclusive.To be sure, I would get an HPT or a blood test.Good luck! 1/7
  2. 2. Lisa asks…Anyone ever use an OPK as an EPT test to detect pregnancy?I was surfing the web ans noticed a few sites where ladies had tested for pregnancy withOPK’s, obviously although the test is designed to detect the LH for ovulation, it also detectsHcg as well because there is LH involved somehow with Hcg.Anyway, my question is this:Do you read the test like an OPK – the test line must be as dark as or darker then the control?Do you read the test like and EPT – the test line no matter how faint is a positive test.I know all of the crap about going to a doctor to make sure, yadda, yadda, yadda.. I justcouldn’t wait to test, used an OPK, have a faint line and will probably test later this week.I am on CD 22, 10DPO, on a 30 day cycle…..Any suggestions??? Until I can get out to buy an EPT??Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:A pregnancy test will turn positive only in the presence of hCG, whereas an OPK will turnpositive in the presence of hCG or LH. You wouldn’t want to use it in place of a HPT, but if thatis all you have you could give it a try. Since you are 10dpo it wouldn’t be picking up LH if it 2/7
  3. 3. turned up a line (unless maybe you had PCOS), so I would say any line at all would bedetecting some amount of hCG. If you don’t get any line, then I’d say negative, at least for nowsince it could be too early. If you get any line, then go buy a HPT. One of the sites in mysources actually said that sometimes the OPK can pick up the hormone earlier than a HPT.Good luck!Http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art2…Http://www.peeonastick.com/opkhpt.html…Sandra asks…How soon can you REALLY take a pregnancy test?If the LH hormone changes to the Hcg (?) as soon as it attaches to the uterus, then couldn’tyou take a test sonner than 5 days before your period. And what if you ovulate early in thecycle? Could it be possible to take a test sooner?Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:The LH surge happens after ovulation, then it decreases after that point. The Hcg surgehappens after the well-developed embryo attaches, digs in, and spends a few days growingenough to start producing a detectable amount. Here’s how it works:Ovulation day: When you ovulate, the egg begins the trek down the Fallopian tube, where 3/7
  4. 4. sperm meet and fertilize the egg. This may take anywhere from 1-2 days.Days 2-7 past ovulation: The embryo is developing, and it is either floating around in the tubesstill or the uterus. It is not big enough to implant until it “hatches out” which happens between6-7 days after the egg is fertilized. So implantation will happen near the 7 day past ovulationmark.Day 7-12 past ovulation : Depending on how quickly the egg was fertilized and how fast theemby grew, it is growing in the uterine lining and will begin to secret detectable amounts towardthe end of this range of days.So basically, the egg needs time to fertilize, grow enough to implant, implant, and grow somemore before there is enough HCG for any pregnancy test to detect.I have seen women get positive tests as early as 10 days past ovualtion, but not much earlierthan that. It think the average time is more like 11-13 days past ovulation.Betty asks…Pregnancy test only pick up on hcg right?So if you had a positive test while on the pill it would be +ve.It wouldnt be caused by other hormones such as FSH or LH? 4/7
  5. 5. Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:No.. U only get hcg when ur pregnant.. So yes a positive does mean ur pregnantthe contraceptive pill does not alter the results of a pregnancy at all as oral contraceptives (birthcontrol) do not contain HcG..U can also get a positive from an ectopic pregnancy, and an ovarian cyst – but with both ofthese u dont get any symptoms.Ruth asks…can ovulation test detect pregnancy faster than hpt?can ovulation test detect pregnancy faster than hpt? if it detects the lh surge in the middle ofyour cycle.. which is almost the same as hcg so then would’nt it be a faster way to find out ifyou are pregnant with the ovulation kit rather than wait till you miss your period?? something tothink aboutI know they detect two diff hormones BUT the ovulation test does mistake the HCG as wellbecause it is similar to the other! so when you are pregnant the ovulation stick is positive!Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:Lh and hcg are two different hormones, and when i took a hpt, i also took a opk strip, the hptwas positive, and the opk strip was negative. So id say use each one for their intended purpose. 5/7
  6. 6. Good luck!Lizzie asks…Which line on the test stick for Clear Blue Easy Digital HPT is thecontrol line?Hello,I used Clear Blue Easy ovulation predictors earlier this month. I had a lot of positives for my LHsurge. The first one around 7/23/10 and then another 7 days later that was positive. I took moreon August 1 and 2 and both were positive. My period is spastic and seems if I start on the 5thlast month, the next month I will start 4-5 days later. I just took the pregnancy test but it cameback with an error so I’m having to wait to take it again. Both lines are blue.The first one (closerto the side you pee on) is much darker than the second. Des anyone know which one thecontrol line is?I understand the HPT and OPK both test for LH and hCG and it’s the actual computer thatdetermines if you’re pregnant or ovulating. I’ve come to the conclusion I am either pregnant orhave a problem with my LH level. Ths makes me think I have Polycystic Ovary Syndrom. I wasdiagnosted with ovarian cysts at age 13 and was put on the pill to help clear them up. I had afollow up a few months later and they were gone but I’ve never had it look into again. Thatsyndrome causes high levels of LH as well as many other health issues.Any advice someone can offer on any of the issues I’ve mentioned would be really appreciated(especially personal experiences, I’ve read a ton of sites)… I’m totally stressed over thesituation 6/7
  7. 7. Pregnancy Advisor’s answers: I don’t think you can look at the lines of a digital test. I found this on a website called peeonastick. Very fun site btw. Here is what it says: In simple terms, the digital test stick sucks up urine like a “regular” HPT. The test has a control line like every other HPT, to indicate the test worked properly. Then there is a “results zone” where a second line may or may not appear. Here’s the difference: the second line may appear even if you are not pregnant, because the antibodies in the “results zone” are NOT testing ONLY for pregnancy hormone. Drumroll please. The “results zone” detects not only hCG (pregnancy hormone) . . . But also LH (luteinizing hormone.) LH is found in women’s bodies almost all the time in some quantitity. (See the Fertility Info section for the nitty-gritty.) So, depending upon where you are in your cycle, how much LH your body produces normally (which can be thrown off by conditions like PCOS), you may see a second line even when there is no hCG (“Not Pregnant.”) So, sounds to me that because of your possible POS, that it is giving you that second line. I have also had many problems with ovarian cysts and was even told that I probably wouldn’t be able to conceive because of damage done. After being on birth control and then off for a few months, I was able to conceive my second month of trying with my first daughter and my first month of trying with my second. I am now trying for a third, but my cysts started up again two months ago. I wouldn’t worry about ovulation predictors since they are showing many positives. What I have done is try every 36-48 hours started the day my period ends up until about a week before my period comes. Good luck! Hope this helps! I understand your frustration! Powered by Yahoo! Answers Answering Your Questions on LH Surge http://LHSurge.org Lh Test As Pregnancy Test 7/7Powered by TCPDF (www.tcpdf.org)

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