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once you get a +opk, will you keep getting postives "until" you ovulate? once you O does it stop being +.... ?

for example - i got a + yesterday, if I already ovulated will my hormomes still show up as a + LH surge??? or does it go right away and it will be - ? kind of confusing question.....

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Tiffany8168

Asked by Tiffany8168 at 10:09 AM on Dec. 28, 2010 in Trying to Conceive

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  • The LH surge happens in preparation for ovulation. Once the LH surge is over, you will not get positive OPKs any more, and you may or may not ovulate. Chances are that you will ovulate within a day or two of the positive OPK, but since it's just your body's preparation for ovulation, it's not a sure thing, and it is possible that you might not ovulate. The LH surge can be detectable by OPKs for a whole day or two, or for some women it happens between taking tests and is never detectable.

    Since you got a positive yesterday, you may or may not get another positive today. Since ovulation happens after the LH surge, you probably won't get another positive after you ovulate. Estimate ovulation to occur a day or two after your last positive OPK.
    DragonRiderMD

    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 10:59 AM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • When you get a positive on an OPK it means you ARE ovulating...you will only get two ( sometimes very rarely 3) consecutive positives. The days that you get the positive means you are ovulating and that is the best time for baby making...:) once you stop getting positives then you have passed ovulation...hope this helps!

    Sweetttc79

    Answer by Sweetttc79 at 11:51 PM on Dec. 29, 2010

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