I should be ovulating any day now. On a 28 day cycle it would be Thursday but I think my cycle is more like 27 days. It's hard to tell cuz I have not been off birth control long and of course then it's ALWAYS 28 days.
But I haven't detected my surge yet. I'm wondering if you can still ovulate?
i tested for my LH surge for a few months, so i did a lot of reading up on it. apparently, it is common to miss your surge since it doesn't last long. follow the instructions on when to test, and be sure to test at the same time each day. it may help to look for other signs of ovulation. for me, the very thick cervical mucus was a very obvious indicator. many people say charting their body temp is a good indicator as well. also remember, some people don't have an LH surge each month.
Yes...if you have a really short surge and you are only testing every 24 hours, it IS possible to miss your surge.
Go to TwoWeekWait and look for a test the lady did, where if she hadn't been testing twice a day, she would have missed her surge---because it didn't even last 24 hours.
I think it is a good idea to test morning and night. Personally, I am too scared to risk missing the surge. So I do it morning and night. It costs more, but I don't care. PLUS, when you catch it on the early side, you can get more spermies in there, more times than if you catch it in the middle or end!:)
For instance-- I got a negative OPK on December 20 at 2:00 in the afternoon. But it was positive that same night at 11:00p.m.!! So if I would have waited until the next day at 2:00, I would have missed the beginning of the surge and maybe missed the best chance to fertilize the egg.
I am hoping so badly that I am pregnant this time!
Best of luck to you!!
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.