I have been charting my BBT and using ovulation test strips, and recently noticed an LH surge that lasted two days and then my BBT spiked.
I assumed that I had ovulated, but my LH levels have remained high (positive test trip--that is, the test line was about the same color intensity as the control) for three more days. Is it possible I ovulated twice? Or is something wrong with the test or how I am reading it?
It's possible that you just had a large enough surge to trip the test for more days than usual, which should not affect your ability to conceive.
Cynthia Flynn, CNM. PhD, is the General Director of the Family Health and Birth Center which provides prenatal, birth, postnatal, gynecological and primary health care to underserved women and their families in Washington, D.C. Recently Cynthia served as Associate Professor of Nursing at Seattle University. There she not only taught, but remained in full scope clinical midwifery practice at Valley Medical Center where she cared for pregnant and birthing women, and practices well-woman gynecology, family planning, and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases.
Cynthia founded Columbia Women's Clinic and Birth Center, where she took care of pregnant women and infants up to two weeks of age and attended both birth center and hospital births. Before Cynthia earned her CNM, she worked as a registered nurse in labor and delivery and postpartum and is a certified Doula and Doula trainer.