Females can check if they are ovulating using a home ovulation test.
It’s a helpful way to pinpoint the window of opportunity during a woman’s monthly cycle when conception is at its highest. (information)
Urine levels of luteinizing hormone (LH) are measured.
When this hormone rises, the ovary knows it’s time to deliver an egg.
Women often use this simple at-home test to understand when they might expect to start releasing eggs.
This is the most fertile time of the month. The kits are widely available at local pharmacies.
Comparing an LH urine test to a home fertility monitor is not accurate. Portable fertility monitors are electronic gadgets.
Electrolyte levels in saliva, LH levels in urine, and your body’s core temperature are all used to forecast ovulation.
Information on when a woman is likely to ovulate can be stored in these devices for use across multiple cycles.
There are usually five to seven sticks included in a kit that claims to predict ovulation.
It may take multiple days of testing to notice an increase in LH.
Depending on the duration of your menstrual cycle, you should begin testing at a particular time each month.
You would need to start testing on day 11 if your regular cycle is 28 days long (That is, the 11th day after you started your period.).
Check with your doctor about when to take the test if your cycle length isn’t 28 days.
You should start testing around 3–5 days before your predicted ovulation date.
To take the test, either urinate directly onto the stick or insert it into a sterile container of previously collected urine.
If voltage increases are observed, the test stick will change color or show a positive symbol.
Ovulation should occur within 24 to 36 hours of a positive test, though this is not guaranteed for all women.
If you have any questions about how to interpret your results, go to the instruction manual that comes with the kit.
When you skip a day of testing, you risk missing your surge. You may not notice a spike if your menstrual cycle is erratic.