(Closed) I just need a little labwork reassurance

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@BRbee:  Nope, progesterone is pretty dang accurate at determining ovulation!  The only other thing they could do would be an endometrial biopsy to see if your lining is how it should be, but if you are TTC they would not do this in your TWW.  

Did they tell you to do OPKs? You can always mention that to them, that it wasn’t positive until CD15.  But your progeserone level should still be high enough 6-ish days after ovulation compared to an exact 7.  

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Just keep in mind that it’s likely to be lower then you might expect/hope for it to be.  A positive opk doesn’t mean for sure that you ovulated and ovulation tends to be 24-48 hours after a positive opk, so you could only be 3-4dpo… or not have ovulated.  I hope you get good results!

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@BRbee:  To get the “link” you simply hit reply under the person’s message you wish to reply to ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

@RoyalLime:  thank you I couldn’t work that our either!  Now if only I could stop the messages I get every time someone replies to a thread I have posted on!!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

@BRbee:  I’m not sure what your levels mean, as they seem to be in a different measurement than the Progesterone test results I received, however I wanted to chime in on you having the bloodwork done on CD21. CD21 is only the right day to have your bloodwork on if you have ovulate on day 14, as it needs to be at 7DPO. So, if you got a pos on your OPK on CD15, you may have ovulated as much as 48 hours later. For the sake of this example, if you did ovulate on CD17, you wouldn’t be 7DPO on CD21. Instead, you’d only be a few days past ovulation and  it wouldn’t have given your body as much time to build up the progesterone after O’ing. Ovulating late on Clomid seems to be really common (I’ve O’d on CD18 of the last three months) so I think it might be worth asking for next months test to be done on 7DPO, not just CD21. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

@BRbee:  If you’re temping, you’ll be able to pinpoint the day. Or, are you having any other monitoring done? When I was with my OBGYN, he didn’t do much monitoring, but once I switched to an RE he did a vaginal ultrasound and could tell me when I was getting ready to ovulate and then once I actually had. Then he measured my lining to pinpoint the exact day. If neither temping nor monitoring is an option, you could try to line up your OPK with other biological factors (cervix position, cervical mucus)? I think it might still be less than ideal, but it might get you closer to the day! Maybe you’ll get a positive this month, though, and you won’t have to worry about it! Fingers crossed for you!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@BRbee:  When I was on clomid and had my prog levels tested they adjusted it so that it was the closet to 7 days after ovulation as possible. Also my OB explained to me about a woman they tested prog levels on for 24 hrs straight and her levels were all over the place. One hour it would be high the next low, low, high etc… I was worried because my levels weren’t really high but he was never concerned. GL and I hope you get PG soon!

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@ilovebogart:  Your welcome. Under the “leave a comment” box there is a “Subscribe to Topic via Email” uncheck that box and the :Notify me of follow up posts via email” then you should get messages unless someone specificly replies to you. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

@BRbee:  Your very welcome!

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