If you have tried different ovulation calculator or fertility calculators, but you have not gotten pregnant -- and also are not sure whether your ovulation is normal or not, it is time for you to cross-check with multiple ovulation symptoms.
Each of these tools -- ovulation strip kits, BBT charts, and progesterone (PdG) tests -- has its pros and cons. If you cross-check using two or three prediction methods and results, you will quickly know which ovulation calculation device works better for you, or you can figure out why a previous device didn’t work for you. Also, if you have irregular ovulation or irregular periods, using two or three of them will help you get the highest accurate predictions and take charge of your fertility, regardless of its irregularity.
The chart below guides you on how to do a cross-check. “Yes” means the test shows a positive result or the BBT Spike appears. “No” means the test shows a negative result or no BBT Spike is found.
What should you know to use the three ovulation calculators to cross-check each other?
Figure out the root cause of each issue and find the right combination of methods that work for you.
Women who have lower LH surge levels (lower than 25 mIU/mL), PCOS, or ovulation dysfunction may not be able to pinpoint LH surge using ovulation tests alone. Women who have too short of a surge time may also miss their LH surge time. They can use a BBT chart or PDG Test as a pair of ovulation tests to find the root cause of some confusing results. BBT charting and PDG testing can do this because they both confirm that ovulation has occurred. By seeing a BBT spike or a positive PDG test, users can be reassured that they have ovulated, and test for ovulation around the same time during the next cycle.
For example, if all of the lines on your ovulation tests remain dark and indicate that your LH levels are staying high for over 7 days, it may indicate a potential PCOS issue. However a lot of women with PCOS can still use ovulation tests and get pregnant.
If all of the lines on your ovulation tests are staying faint during your cycle and indicate that LH levels are remaining low, you may have LH Dysfunction.
Think of this as driving to an important and new destination! You don’t want to get lost on the way to the destination or miss it, so you use your car navigation and Google Maps at the same time to cross-check you are on the fast and correct routine to your destination.
So, cross-check with multiple ovulation calculators or trackers to get your fertility task done.
Updated May 1, 2019