(Closed) No LH surge?? Worried and confused. (long)

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

It is too early to worry!!  Even if you happen to find that you are not regularly ovulating, there are many different (and not difficult) treatments.  But it is far too early to think about that yet.

How are your periods normally?  How long is your cycle?  And was there a particular reason your doctor was questioning if you ovulate?

 

 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

What cycle day did you start the OPK’s? And where are you now?

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

It took me 10 days of testing to get a positive OPK, but my cycle was variable in length since I had recently gone off birth control.  What time of day are you testing?  Are you testing once a day or twice a day?  Are you charting your temperature also?  The first month I charted, I don’t think I ovulated at all.  The next month, I did, and saw a temperature spike and a positive OPK. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I am so sorry to hear that! I can’t give you much in the way of advice but I wish everything works out for you as expected. I will keep my fingers crossed. Just keep on testing! I’ve heard that sometimes you are impregnable for few months in a year. I.e. you won’t get pregnant every month of the year but you will at some point. That is better than nothing at least. Though I hope that is not your case!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

And how old are you if you don’t mind me asking?

Did you recently go off BCP? If so, how long were you taking them?

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I’m sorry to hear that! As someone with fertility issues, I know how scary and heartbreaking it is!  But just keep positive – you may just be ovulating late this cycle, or you may be like a lot of women in that you just don’t ovulate every cycle, but maybe every 2nd or so….  If you don’t get a surge this month, check next month… try not to worry too much until then!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee

I wouldn’t worry too much yet. I have had a hard time getting the digital ones to work for me for some reason but I had better success with some of the strip ones (I know, weird). I was so worried that I couldn’t get the digital ones to register that I had my doctor do a progesterone blood test and I am definitely ovulating. Depending on the time of day that you are testing you could be missing the surge. Chat with your doctor. Don’t worry yet!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

My first suggestion is one that will be echoed by many on here:  Get a copy of Taking Charge of Your Fertility.  Learn to chart (they make it easy) and you will learn an unbelievable amount of information.  Without this book, I would not have found out I don’t ovulate.  I would have waited much longer to see a specialist and delt with a lot more fustration. 

On a side note, it may be too early to have your surge.  Nerves/stress can delay ovulation. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I’ve always read that ovulation tests should be taken after 11 am (different from pg tests where you want first morning urine).  Reason being the LH surge happens in the morning, and so it won’t show up in your urine until a few hours later.  I tend to get more definitive lines on my opks when taking them mid-late afternoon to evening.

I’d say keep going with the tests, day 13 is still pretty early, you just may not have ovulated yet.  Also agree with heathaah, and consider learning to chart.  It’s really easy once you get the hang of it, and gives you so much information about your cycle to work with.  Good luck!

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

If your goal right now is to make sure your body is reproductively healthy and normal and ready to ttc then you really must get the book taking charge of your fertility and learn to chart. You will learn much much more than if all you do is take the opk. It’s very easy and post vasectomy reversal you can even use it in the future to prevent pregnancy as well. I have varying cycles as well and the info I have learned is invaluable. I also now can pinpoint the day I start my period whether it’s on day 21 or 28. I also can premedicate so no more cramps :).

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

I would keep testing for now (and look into Taking Charge of Your Fertility – charting is very informative).  Day 13 is still pretty early and you could definitely still ovulate over the next few days.  Also, I usually tested in the afternoon around 3 or 4 pm and had the best luck then.  I wouldn’t worry yet, but it’s great that you are taking this time to learn more about your body.  Good luck! 

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