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OVULATION TEST: AM I PREGNANT?
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Maximize your chances by accurately predicting your most fertile days, so you can make the most of your prime conception time. Read full details and instructions before taking test. Remove test stick from wrapper and take off the Overcap before using. Place Absorbent Tip into your urine stream for 5 seconds only. Collect urine in a clean, dry cup.
With a positive ovulation test result, you now know when your next period will arrive, since ovulation occurs 12—16 days before your period begins. The test identifies the surge in LH up to 24 to 48 hours before ovulation, but sperm can survive in the body for 3 to 5 days. Therefore, if you have intercourse before you discover the LH surge, the egg could still be fertilized. One way to predict ovulation is to use home tests. They react to the luteinizing hormone in the urine, which is at its peak 12—36 hours before the egg is released. To determine fertile days most accurately, you can additionally measure your basal temperature, monitor your cervical mucus during the cycle, and track ovulation by ultrasound.
If you are a super savvy TTC-er, you have probably heard about women using their OPKs ovulation predictor kits as pregnancy tests. On the other hand, if you are new to the TTC community, you might be wondering how this is possible. While it is certainly possible to use an ovulation test as a pregnancy test, it is not necessarily the most advisable method for testing for pregnancy. Here is the low-down on using an ovulation test as a pregnancy test :. An ovulation test works by detecting the surge in luteinizing hormone LH that precedes ovulation.
Do any medical conditions or drugs affect the test?
Perkins also has extensive experience working in home health with medically fragile pediatric patients. In a normal menstrual cycle, a woman releases a mature egg from a follicle that develops in the ovary. Luteinizing hormone LH matures the egg inside the follicle and causes the follicle to burst, releasing the egg. The rise in LH, called an LH surge, is triggered in response to rising estradiol a form of estrogen levels, and normally precedes ovulation, the release of the egg, by 24 to 48 hours, the American Pregnancy Association explains. If no LH surge occurs, ovulation won't take place. Several factors prevent an LH surge. Sometimes, no follicular development takes place during a given month.
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