Many women do not know, but the ovulation test is likely to be positive before the menstruation period . Are you part of these women? The ovulation test is an ally of women who want to get pregnant, and the positive next to the period that should come menstruation, can be encouraging news in relation to pregnancy. However, some aspects must be evaluated before carrying out the ovulation test before menstruation is delayed or even if she is already late.
What is Ovulation Test?
The ovulation test is a strip of paper prepared by manufacturers specialized in diagnostics for laypersons, homeowners, who will determine through a test line (which contains antibodies) if there is or how much of a certain hormone is in the body, at the time of the test.
This test contains antibodies, which capture the hormonal indexes in the pee or even blood plasma, in the case of pregnancy tests. The ovulation test strip is very similar to the HCG test , it is able to detect hormones related to fertility . Therefore, the ovulation test should be used mainly around the ovulation period to determine the correct day, the most fertile day of the cycle.
When to Do the Ovulation Test?
It is used to do the ovulation test close to the fertile period , which can be determined by the length of your menstrual cycle. To count the days of the menstrual cycle, you must count the first day of live bleeding for 2 months.
The total between them is the number of days of your cycle. For example: if you menstruate on August 10 and September 14, your cycle is 34 days, the interval between bleeding and bleeding. You can calculate the fertile period easily here on the ovulation calculator
When the Ovulation Test is considered positive.
The ovulation test, unlike the pregnancy test, can show a second line every time it is performed. It is not a rule, but it often happens. What determines that the test is positive for ovulation, and that the woman will be fertile in a few hours (12 to 48 depending on the intensity of the result line) is the color of the test line.
When equal to the control line or even more intense, it will probably ovulate soon. Remembering that the egg is available for up to 24 hours in the tube for fertilization , then, the woman must have intercourse as soon as the test is positive and continue doing it until the line becomes weak again.
Positive Ovulation Test Before Menstruation
The concentration of LH (luteinizing hormone) in the body has a very considerable peak close to the fertile period, which will cause the dominant follicle, the one prepared to hatch, to be released during ovulation.
We know that this peak determines the positive of the test, but there is an occasion when the test is also positive, even though it is not in the fertile period, on a date close to when menstruation should come. There are two explanations for this:
- If you are controlling your fertility and do the ovulation test at the given time for ovulation, and can see the progression of the test line from light to peak, dark and then lighten again, you have certainly ovulated. When you repeat the test next to menstruation and it comes back positive, the intensity that is suitable for ovulation or close to that, then there is the possibility that there is HCG in your body, so you would be pregnant.This is possible because the structures of LH and HCG, the exclusive pregnancy hormone, are very similar . Let’s say they are almost identical twin brothers, so the ovulation test antibody would be “tricked” by HCG. Almost confused, but quite plausible.
2- The second probability for the ovulation test positive before menstruation is actually ovulation outside the expected period . If you do the test and can’t see the LH peak on the strip, it may be that this time your hormones took a little longer to prepare for ovulation. This is called late ovulation and is much more common than you think, especially for women with irregular cycles. To reach this conclusion, you need to have signs of ovulation:
- Abdominal pains on one or both sides
- Elastic cervical mucus or a lot of vaginal moisture
- Altered libido
- Pain in the breasts
The important thing to remember is that not every positive ovulation test before menstruation is related to the positive of pregnancy. To determine a pregnant positive, it is necessary to have specific tests for HCG. It is recommended to take a pregnancy test , which is appropriate for the pregnancy hormone as soon as menstruation is delayed. If this is not enough, take a quantitative HCG beta exam .
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.