Urine ovulation tests may work for some women with PCOS, but not for all.
There are several factors that can influence the accuracy of the test. For example:
- If you are having regular monthly periods, there is a good chance that the ovulation kit will work properly.
- If you are not having regular periods, the kit may still work, but it may be difficult to know when to start testing or even what stage of the cycle you are in.
- If you are receiving persistently positive results, it most likely means that your Luteinizing hormone (LH) levels are abnormally elevated. In such a case, the results can falsely reflect whether you have ovulated or not.
You may still be able to use an ovulation kit if you adjust the timing of testing:
Typically speaking, ovulation occurs 14 days before your next period. If you have a 28-day cycle, ovulation will occur around day 14. It is usually best to start testing several days before, say around day 11, to ensure that you catch your ovulation.