21 day test & home ovulation not matching

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Honey2819 Tue 26-Mar-19 21:51:37


this is is my first post on any forum relating to TTC. I’ve been off conception for about 6 years and actively TTC for the last 2 years.

My partner and I have recently been to the doctors and were offered a 21 day blood test and sperm analysis. My partners came back all fine but my first test came back as low progesterone. I had a delayed period that month which is unusual as while my cycle varies from 30/33 days. This delay made my cycle length approx 6 weeks long.

Repeated this month and progesterone levels are up which doctors say are over the amount that suggests ovulation has occurred. I’m slightly confused as to what is going on as my clear blue ovulation tests at home hasn’t pulled a positive result this month.

can you still ovulation without the LH surge that ovulation tests measure?

ive been referred to gynaecology but have no idea what the outcome of this will be. The waiting list is until July as well which isn’t great when it comes to trying not to worry!

Im looking for advise or if anyone is having the same type of issues as me or any idea what could be the reason.

thank you

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UnaOfStormhold Tue 26-Mar-19 22:03:32

I don't think you can ovulate without having the LH surge first, but the surge can last well under 24 hours so it's easy for daily tests to miss it.

UnaOfStormhold Tue 26-Mar-19 22:05:55

I would add that timing was almost certainly the reason that your first progesterone result was low. If the test was done too long before the start of the next period (I believe 8 days or more but can't remember) it is invalid.

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