A negative LH-test does not mean that you’re not fertile, or that ovulation will not occur. This only means that no LH surge has been detected at the time you tested, so it is encouraged to keep testing. You may need to test more often, 2-3 times a day to catch the surge.
Can I have a negative ovulation test but still ovulate?
Along with pregnancy tests, it is possible to get a negative result on your ovulation test when you are in fact ovulating. One thing you can do to avoid getting a false-negative test result is to be sure you are testing early or late enough in your cycle.
Can you ovulate without LH surge?
No, it’s not possible to ovulate without a LH surge. That’s because LH is a hormone released by the pituitary gland and plays a fundamental role in the egg’s growth and maturation; a large burst of LH induces the release of a mature egg (9).
What if ovulation test is never positive?
Another possible reason you won’t get a positive result is you’re not ovulating. It’s not abnormal to have one off cycle, once in a while. However, if you don’t get a positive result after a few months, or if your cycles are irregular, talk to your doctor.
What if LH surge is not detected?
If you test your urine every day during your mid-cycle and do not detect an LH surge, you also may not be ovulating. In these situations it may be more difficult to determine when you are ovulating, making it harder to plan conception.
Why am I not ovulating but having regular periods?
For women who are not ovulating regularly, the cause is usually that the ovary is not receiving the appropriately timed signals to mature and release an egg. The pituitary gland, at the base of the brain, produces the hormones that control the ovaries – FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) and LH (luteinizing hormone).
Why do I keep getting high fertility but no peak?
Occasionally some women have an LH surge that is too low for the test to detect, or they do not ovulate during a cycle and in this case they may see lots of High Fertility days but no Peak Fertility. This is not unusual and may happen in approximately 8% of cycles.
Why is my ovulation test always positive?
A positive result indicates the presence of a high amount of LH, or your LH surge. The amount of LH in your body will begin to decrease after ovulation, so you’ll only get a positive result during that crucial fertile period.
What should I do if my ovulation test is positive?
The three days immediately after a positive test represent the best time to have intercourse to increase the probability of getting pregnant. Ovulation generally occurs a day or two after the LH surge.
Can you get pregnant with low LH levels?
If your LH levels are low, you may not be getting your period. Because LH triggers ovulation, low levels of LH can prevent ovulation, and thus pregnancy.
Does no LH surge mean you are pregnant?
Can pregnancy falsely indicate an LH surge? There are several conditions that can make detection of the LH surge difficult. Pregnancy is one such condition that can falsely indicate an LH surge because pregnancy hormone levels, known as hCG levels, are similar in structure to LH, and they bind to a common receptor.
Is it normal for LH to go up and down?
It is normal for LH values to fluctuate throughout the cycle. If you have very low values and don’t see a midcycle surge, you may not be ovulating. It may be related to a pituitary disorder, anorexia, malnutrition, or stress. If you have very high values, you may have PCOS, a pituitary disorder or be in menopause.
Can LH surge be wrong?
In a 24 hour period it is very easy to miss the LH surge and therefore get inaccurate results that may completely miss ovulation. My patients report that this is just another stress in their fertility journey that they would prefer to avoid.
How do I know if I am not ovulating?
How can I tell when I’m ovulating?
- the length of your menstrual cycle – ovulation usually occurs around 10 to 16 days before your period starts, so you may be able to work out when you’re likely to ovulate if you have a regular cycle.
- your cervical mucus – you may notice wetter, clearer and more slippery mucus around the time of ovulation.