What is the ovulation self-test?
It is a qualitative rapid test for the detection of the human luteinising hormone LH in urine, which allows to determine the ovulation day and thus to increase the chance of conception. The duration of the menstrual cycle is the number of days between the first day of menstruation and the first day of the next menstruation. The first day of menstruation is recorded on the first day. If the cycles are not regular, consider the shortest cycle duration of the last 6 months. The table on the page helps you determine the day on which to start the test. If your cycle is shorter than 21 days or more than 40 days, see a doctor. The ovulation self-test can be done anytime of the day, but some women did better with urine collected in the afternoon. If necessary, the test must be performed at approximately the same time each day until the LH surge is detected. Do not use the first morning urine.
For whom is the ovulation self-test suitable?
For women who want to get pregnant. It is useful to identify the fertile days to have more chances of getting pregnant in less time.
How does the test work?
In women, the average hormonal cycle lasts 28 days. The secretion of FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) induces follicular maturation and the secretion of LH (luteinising hormone) induces ovulation. During the menstrual cycle, a small amount of the luteinising hormone (LH) is excreted, but in the middle of the cycle, the LH concentration increases very rapidly. The LH surge occurs only 12 to 18 hours before ovulation. Ovulation corresponds to the release of the egg by the ovary. The ovum can be fertilised within 12 to 24 hours of its introduction: this is the best time to conceive. Therefore, the probability of conception is greater within 24 to 40 hours after the LH surge.
Why should I do the test?
During the menstrual cycle, there are some hormones responsible for a number of adaptations to the female reproductive system. The presence of these hormones determines the alternative of fertile days and non-fertile days. Only during the fertile days is it possible to become pregnant. In women, LH and FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) are subject to the complex ovulation cycle. The increase and release of LH leads to ovulation in the next 24 to 40 hours.
Ovulation (follicle jumping) refers to the release of an egg from the ovary to the fallopian tube in the female. Ovulation has a significant impact on fertility and is directly related to the possibility of conception.
Symptoms of ovulation
Physically, ovulation (similar to the period) can also be very stressful. There may be a number of nonspecific symptoms, such as:
Sometimes ovulation can cause pain. This can include back pain, a changed sensation in the genital area, temperature changes, the so-called middle pain (a pain in the stomach) and cramps.
Vegetative symptoms occur and mainly include digestive problems and changes in appetite. It can cause diarrhea, constipation, urgency, palpitations, circulatory problems, nausea and flatulence.
The vaginal flora changes. The cervical mucus increases, sometimes changing color and texture. This also depends on the diet.
There are several ways to promote ovulation.
Ovulation does not happen – WHAT NOW?
If there is no ovulation this can mean different things. The anovulation can also be recognised by the fact that menstruation does not occur. In more than 90 percent of cases, women can be worried. It is an inexplicable coincidence (sometimes it happens) and sometimes the hormone balance has changed. In this case, a doctor will examine the affected organs to find out if they stopped working temporarily or if they are ill. Hormones can be replaced by medications.
However, some missed ovulations indicate pregnancy. A pregnancy test provides clarity.
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