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amandalynn27
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I'm currently on loestrin and thinking about getting implanon. Has anyone else done this? How did it go? Do you think being on the pill previously made the hormone situation easier?
Also, I know one of the ways the pill works is by stopping ovulation, so it seems to make sense that an ovulation test in a pill taker would usually be negative, but the ovulation test detects leutenizing hormone, which spikes a day or so before ovulation, not ovulation itself. Does the pill reduce the body's production of leutenizing hormone too, or does the pill kick in more in between the leutenizing spike and ovulation?

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Robin Lee
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Hello,

This forum is for staff and volunteer responses only, so if you'd like to hear other people's experiences with Implanon, try posting that question here:

http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/ultimatebb.php?/ubb/forum/f/21.html

Luteinizing hormone is part of the ovulation process. Hormonal birth control interrupts the series of signals in the body that send the message to release both luteinizing hormone and follicle stimulating hormone. So, ovulation prediction tests would not be able to detect LH as it has been suppressed as part of suppressing the ovulation process.

You may find this link helpful in explaining how hormonal birth control interacts with this process.

http://health.rush.edu/HealthInformation/In-Depth%20Reports/10/000498.aspx

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amandalynn27
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Cool, thanks for the link from rush.edu. For kicks, I had been doing the ovulation testing, and it's all been negative. (A positive is where the test line is darker than the control line, negative tests either show only a control line or a lighter second line.) Mine looked different each day, but never darker, so I guess negative is negative.

That said, if I were to do ovulation or pregnancy testing more seriously in the future, like if I wanted to be pregnant: I know first morning urine is the best, if you run out of tests, but save the urine for a few hours until you can buy tests, will they still be accurate if the urine is in a covered container?

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Robin Lee
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Each test will have testing requirements listed very clearly in the instructions. It really depends on the test whether first morning urine is required; it's not always necessary. Many tests can be taken at any time of day.

Most of the tests do require fresh urine from what I understand. Again, though, you'd have to read the instructions for the particular test you were using.

For now though, you can save your money on those ovulation tests. [Smile]

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