Long LH Surge

posted 2 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
1665 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

If I were you I’d try to have sex everyday from before the surge until a day after. Then no matter what, you’ve caught it. 

Post # 4
2789 posts
Sugar bee

It’s hard to say whether your surge is actually leading to an egg being released without actually confirming ovulation. Have you had any tests confirming you’re ovulating since you’re not temping? I’ve heard of long surges suggesting that the body isn’t actually ovulating but trying to get an egg to be released – but I can’t say for certain. 

You won’t know anything, even how often and when you should BD, without actually confirming if your body is ovulating. That’s your first step, whether that be temping or getting tests confirming. 

Post # 5
574 posts
Busy bee

If temping isn’t an option then ask your doctor for day 3 / day 21 tests so you can ensure you are ovulating. 

i get very short LH surges, it meant for a long time I was missing them with OPKs. But the doctor said as I was having regular periods I was most likely ovulating but the tests where peace of mind. 

Best of luck! 

Post # 6
319 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

it’s my understanding that ovulation happens 12-24 hours after the OPK is first positive

Post # 7
1888 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

atitagain :  I believe it depends on the person. If you were able to conceive two children already, then you’re probably fine. Do you always get 3 days or just once in a while? For me, I had 3 full days of positive OPKs this cycle and confirmed ovulation through temping the day after the third positive day, but I’m fairly certain I did not effectively ovulate because 3 days of positives is very unusual for me. (I diagnosed myself with LUFS for this cycle.) But I have a history of infertility myself so I know my body does weird things. 

I second the PPs who said that if you’re unwilling to temp/chart, definitely ask a doctor about getting a blood test to check that you’ve ovulated.

Post # 8
7814 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Since temping doesn’t work for you, I’d recommend monitoring your cervical mucus (CM) and cervical position (CP). Right before and during ovulation, your CM will typically be watery or egg white/stretchy, and your cervix will feel high and soft. Right after ovulation, your CM will change to dry, sticky, or creamy, and your cervix will feel lower and firmer. 

I agree with pp’s about asking a doctor for a blood test though to confirm that you’re ovulating, especially if you’ve been trying for awhile with no success.

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