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Hi all,

I've no idea what's going on with my cycles. It's now been 8.5 weeks since my last period, and I'm definitely not pregnant. I know long cycles can happen with PCOS, but my specialist has told me that I wouldn't ovulate at all during them. I've been keeping my eye on my mucus and cervix position though, and my body certainy seems to be sending out 'I'm fertile' signs.

Just over two weeks ago I noticed I had a lot of fertile looking mucus so did an LH surge test and got a faint reading, but didn't keep up with them so don't know if I got a full surge or not. Then, three days ago, I had fertile looking mucus again so did another test and got a medium reading, the next day it was very strong and yesterday it was back to medium again. If I was having a normal cycle I'd have been happy that we'd got good readings and would be hopeful for our chances, but given that I haven't had a period for 8.5 weeks now I really don't know what's going on.

Is it possible to ovulate more than once in a cycle - but two weeks apart? And if you get a LH surge does it definitely mean you're going to ovulate or can your body give you all the signs and then not ovulate after all?

We inseminated last night, just in case, but I've really no idea what our chances might be.
 

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You can´t ovulate twice in a cycle but it may be that you have a low level of LH in your body this month which is being picked up. If you were to do another LH now and it is a clear negative then I would say that the strong reading was a true result. Bear in mind that with LH tests you can normally get a faint line at any time of the cycle, it is only when the lines are equal to each other that you have a surge.

Ruth
 

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The tests a few days ago were definitely strong - on the middle day the lines were equal in strength.

I'll check again this evening to see if the levels have dropped.

Thanks for your advice.  :)
 

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Just to add to what's already been posted ...... My understanding is that once you detect an LH surge you will ovulate, but this basically means that that any follicle developed will rupture, but it doesn't necessarily follow that each follicle contains an egg.  I think (but am not sure if I'm right here) that if you have polycystic ovaries, then the chances of always having an egg at each ovulation is reduced. 

Good luck!

Jayne x
 

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Hi snagglepat,
I'm of the same understanding as Jayne......ie: a follicle is ready to rupture if you get 2 lines of the same colour but not all follicles contain eggs.
Good luck this month  ^reiki^
luv
juels xx
 
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