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1380356 tn?1281984653

is it possible to get an LH surge & ovulate several days, even a week later?

Ok ladies... hubby & have been TTC for about 4 consecutive months, always having intercourse on the days before my LH surge & after.... every time I've taken an OPK & gotten a positive LH surge-- my period comes 14 days later for sure.  Well this month, I had my positive LH surge on 6/27 & again on 6/28.  We BD'ed on both days, and the next day for good measure.  And a few more times over the last two weeks.  Well it's been 17 days since I got my positive OPK... and still no period.  But negative pregnancy test.  Light, very very very, almost unoticeable spots for the last 3 days, when period should have arrived... and by light I mean I barely noticed when whiping that paper was tinted slightly pink on one or two occasions.  But still no period.  Negative pregnancy test.  I have never missed  period.  And my period has always come 14 days after positive OPK...  So I'm super confused.
Is it possible for you to get your LH surge, and not ovulate for days, maybe even a week after?  I was under an immense amount of stress the days I tested positive on OPK... could my ovulation have been delayed, and happened later?  
Any insight or help would be greatful!
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809236 tn?1280606158
I honestly think it is not very likely to happen unless you are somehow misreading the OPK? Remember that the test line needs to be significantly darker than the control line, not just any color for it to be considered a surge. I can't think of what else it could be... if you're not on any fertility meds and you have a history of very regular periods, I don't see why it would be delayed this time, but I guess it is possible once in a while. Best of luck :)
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1105753 tn?1374287348
It is possible for the OPKs to give you several days of positives which makes it hard to know exactly when you ovulated. I have had 5 or 6 days of positives before. Stress can also mess things up and make your AF late. I had a month that the same thing happened to me and couldn't figure it out. My doctor said that stress can sometimes delay your AF so it isn't exactly 14 days after. All the stress of TTC can catch up with you. It is possible you ovulated late too. I hope it works out that you are pregnant though! Good luck.
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1105753 tn?1374287348
By the way, I wanted to tell you that it is really hard to get accurate results with OPKs, they can be off sometimes. That is why I start tracking other ways. I check for EWCM and I check my cervix. I have been able to tell when I ovulate within a 1/2 a day by knowing my cervical positions. I also got my first BFP that way. You can go online to see how to do it.
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1380356 tn?1281984653
thanks for the insight.
I am sure the OPK's were positive.  I know how to read the lines.  They were the same color as control line or darker.  The tests I buy indicate that it needs to be the same color or darker... and days prior it was a light line, so I know that those two days I did have positive OPK.
Just no period, it's very weird.  Because I thought period automatically comes 14 days ofter O, and according to OPK, I O'ed on the 29th... and here we are on the 14th, and no period!
Guess I will just try to be patient, and relax.... hard thing to do when you're TTC!
:)
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1380356 tn?1281984653
thanks, I will try that... I want to start tracking BBT as well.  
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1169104 tn?1303349638
positive opk's doesn't mean you actually ovulate. I know personally that I have had positive opk's and never ovulated or ovulated late. Your body can try to ovulate (hence the lh surge and positive opk) and fail and then attempt again. You know you ovulate by charting your bbt and is a good idea to use this method in combination with opk and cm.
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