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Positive Ovulation Predictor Kit Without Ovulation

on Nov 09, 2012

by Michelle Pearson

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Positive Ovulation Predictor Kit without Ovulation

Is it possible to have a positive ovulation predictor kit without ovulation? Find out the most common reasons you may experience a false positive OPK result.

Is it ever possible to have a positive result from an ovulation predictor kit when you are not actually ovulating? This is a question that many women find themselves asking each month. Today we are going to explore the answer to that question and try to give women some answers that may help them. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

What is an OPK?

First of all, it is important to talk about what an ovulation predictor kit does. Ovulation predictor kits detect a hormone called luteinizing hormone, LH. This hormone is always present in your body, but when you get closer to ovulation; your body releases a larger amount of this hormone, or a “surge” or LH.

False positive OPK

Since ovulation predictor kits are measuring a hormone that is always in the body, the results on the test might be a little bit confusing for a lot of women to read. Sometimes there is a line on the test that just indicates that there IS in fact LH in your body, and that can be misinterpreted to mean that the line says you are actually ovulating. If the line is faint, some women consider it to be a positive result, when in fact you need to make sure that the line is the same color or darker than the control line. Many women often think that they are getting a positive result from an ovulation predictor kit due to this when they are in fact not ovulating. It is important to follow the instructions closely and carefully. Also, it can be helpful to have a second person there with you to act as a second set of eyes to check out the test and see what they think it says. If the lines prove to be problematic for you and reading your results, you might want to consider splurging on a more expensive digital test that will simply tell you “positive” or “negative” as to whether or not you are ovulating.

Medications and positive results

Even if you are sure you have a positive result, remember that the ovulation predictor kit does not tell you for sure 100% that you are ovulating. It simply tells you that there has been a surge of LH in your body. PCOS and POF are two very serious conditions that can include having high levels of LH in your body even though you are not really ovulating properly. If you are taking a fertility drug such as Clomid, you should be aware that it can affect your ovulation predictor kit results as well. If you are concerned about whether or not you are ovulating properly or if you think you are getting incorrect results from an ovulation predictor kit, you should speak with your doctor for more help and advice.

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Michelle is a busy mother to 2 boys and a prolific vlogger on subjects ranging from practical how-to tips for moms to chronicling her own pregnancy week-by-week on her popular YouTube channel ImaMommyof1.

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  • uptowngurl1

    Is Gerri Ella ok to take with a prenatal?

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  • Monica Scott, RN

    Since you have not yet confirmed your pregnancy, it is best that you only take Fertibella ConceiveEasy pills. Once you are pregnant already, you can already star taking prenatal vitamins instead of Fertibella ConceiveEasy pills. Fertibella ConceiveEasy pills are taken to boost one’s fertility while, prenatal vitamins are taken to provide enough nutrients for a child’s healthy development.

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  • Alison

    What does it mean when you get a postive OPK on Sunday negative on Monday then another postive Tursday?

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