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LH surge in anovulatory cycles?

Posted by on Apr. 23, 2011 at 7:50 PM
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I am wondering if anyone knows if there is still an LH surge in an anovulatory cycle? I have scoured my text books and come up with nothing on this subject. 

by on Apr. 23, 2011 at 7:50 PM
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dhiannian
by on Apr. 23, 2011 at 8:02 PM

Yes you can still have the surge, but no egg released. That's why the only way to confirm o is to temp, only a sustained thermal rise will tell you that you have released an egg.

hwalker123
by on Apr. 23, 2011 at 8:06 PM

generally you don't get surges unless you are about to ovulate though some women have a small amount of lh in their system throughout their cycle and if you have pcos you can have a permanent lh surge.(I read this on the box)

crossermom
by on Apr. 23, 2011 at 8:11 PM

Yes.. you can still get a pos OPK but not ovulate. That's usually how it works with anovulatory cycles. The body "gears" up to O but never does.

army_wife_mommy
by on Apr. 23, 2011 at 8:13 PM
Yup. Your body can gear up to O but then not and then go on to have a cycle.
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mommymary6507
by Ruby Member on Apr. 23, 2011 at 8:17 PM

You can have a surge and not ovulate, yes. 

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