Why can’t I get a positive ovulation test?

Can I have a negative ovulation test but still ovulate?

What could cause a false negative OPK? “It is possible to conceive successfully even if the ovulation test is negative. When this happens, ovulation occurred despite a negative ovulation test result; this is a special type of test failure called a ‘false negative,'” says Dr. Flisser.

Why am I not detecting an LH surge?

If you have not ovulated during your testing days, you will not have detected the LH surge. It is probable that ovulation has not occurred. At times, women may experience an anovulatory cycle during which an egg is not released. Unfortunately, the best thing to do is to continue testing.

Can you get a false ovulation test?

Ovulation tests are more than 95% accurate, but can sometimes give false-positive results. Getting a negative result may not necessarily indicate a lack of ovulation, but may also be because you tested too late or too early, or possibly missed following some instruction.

Can ovulation kits be wrong?

While ovulation test strips can determine your most fertile days, they’re not 100 percent accurate. But don’t worry too much — they can have an accuracy rate up to 99 percent, depending on your menstrual cycle.

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Can you still get pregnant with a low LH surge?

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.

What happens if you don’t have an LH surge?

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.

Is it normal for LH to go up and down?

According to a few studies (here, here, and here), there are many different LH surge patterns: 42%-48% of cycles have a short LH surge before ovulation; 33%-44% of cycles have two LH surges (an initial big rise, small drop, then a second rise in LH); and 11%-15% of cycles have a “plateau” pattern (when levels of LH …

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