The female body is undoubtedly the most complex and intriguing of the types of bodies we know. Much of this is due to the fact that the woman’s reproductive system is full of small details. Details that serve so that a baby can be generated in the perfect way as we know it. And precisely because of this, many women have several doubts about the functioning of their bodies and what are the best ways to get pregnant.
One of the ways to do this is through an ovulation test , but with it other doubts also arise. What does it mean when there is a positive ovulation test after ovulation ? What does that mean? Are these tests really reliable? We will answer this and other questions on the subject in today’s text.
How Does Ovulation Test Work?
The famous ovulation test is a test done so that the woman can know with precision when she is in her fertile period . What they do, basically, is measure the level of luteinizing hormone (LH) to indicate whether or not a woman is fertile.
It is a great ally when it comes to helping those trying to conceive, as women have a much greater precision of the right times to try fertilization. There are basically three types of ovulation tests, they are:
- Pharmacy Test
- Digital Testing
- Home Test
We will address the main questions about each of them so that you can see the differences and the advantages that each one has.
They are quite common and used by many women and it is getting more and more popular here in Brazil. These are small strips similar to the pregnancy test , purchased at a low cost and can be used to monitor and confirm the fertile period.
The test is performed using a small urine sample, which should preferably be collected in the late afternoon and, if possible, always at the same time to give the best result. If the woman knows her cycle and knows when ovulation is approaching, it makes confirmation with the pharmacy ovulation test even easier.
More modern and, consequently, more expensive, digital tests are a novelty that is being used more and more. As a main positive point, we can point out the ease of a clearer and more objective result due to the digital display that tells you which are the two best days of the month to get pregnant .
For this to happen, you must always record the length of your menstrual cycle and, within a few months, the test can be up to 99% effective.
The home test is the easiest to do and also the best known. The woman must do it on herself and, with it, she can see whether or not she is in her fertile period. What you should do is insert your finger into the vagina and remove some of the vaginal mucus.
From that moment on, you can open your fingers to see if the mucus is more or less elastic. The more elastic it is, the more fertile you are. The downside of this type of test is that you have no concrete results , that is, you cannot say with certainty what is the best day to get pregnant.
In addition, there are several women who have difficulties in observing whether the mucus is more or less elastic, which also ends up hampering the process in a certain way.
Are Ovulation Tests Reliable?
The effectiveness of the tests you buy, be it common pharmacy or digital tests, vary between 97% and 99%, which is a very high number. So we can say that yes, ovulation tests are very reliable.
But despite this, the recommendation is always that you talk to your doctor before you start trying to get pregnant. This is because there can be many variables and questions that appear halfway along the way that only he will be able to answer for your case.
Positive Ovulation Test Indicates Pregnancy?
When there is a positive ovulation test after ovulation, it is not a confirmation that you are pregnant, but it is a possibility. In fact, this is one of the biggest confusions that women who do not know their menstrual cycle well can have.
What happens is that the hormone levels that are detected by this type of test, which are supersensitive, can detect a “trace” of the hormone still present, especially if late ovulation has occurred . That is, a positive ovulation test after ovulation can only indicate that the woman has been in her fertile period recently, which does not mean that she is not pregnant .
This may seem a little confusing at first, but it is important to know these details so as not to end up deluding yourself with the test results. But, as we said earlier, the technology has been generous with the tentative ones and the tests are more and more reliable .
This means that you can and should use an ovulation test if you feel it is necessary, but always with the thought that he is not responsible for the success or failure of your pregnancy alone. If you are unsure of the result, take a pregnancy test to confirm, this is the one recommended for this purpose, since it detects the HCG hormone.
The ovulation is totally controlled by hormones that are part of fertility. This means that the test may end up undergoing some changes if the woman has a hormonal problem .
In that case, what you have to do is visit a doctor and ask all your questions to know exactly how to proceed. There are many cases where a treatment can solve the problem so that the woman can try to get pregnant again.
However, it is not possible to rule out cases in which there is no solution, that is, in which the woman is truly infertile. It is recommended that you have tests with your doctor before you start trying to conceive and before doing any type of ovulation test.
That way, you will be prepared for any surprise that appears and start thinking about alternatives to build your family, since nowadays there are many possibilities between treatments and methods.
When a woman is trying to conceive, it is very common for these alternatives to appear as a great way out. And they really are, if you know how to use them wisely and not become dependent on them.
Use ovulation tests as a guide to help you when trying to have a baby, always in conjunction with other methods and care, to ensure a faster and more satisfactory result.
My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.