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Ovulation test- salivary test or other test?

Answered by: Dr Ramzdhan

Last Updated: June 28, 2020 12:34 PM

Anonymous 16 days

Hi doctor, i’m planning to conceive. Any suggestion for tracing my ovulation stage. I heard that salivary ovulation test kit was easier and accurate. any suggestion of this product? Or any suggestion for accurate and easier test for me. tq

Dr Ramzdhan 16 days
General Practitioner

Thank you for your question,

For your information, this is a home-use test kit to predict ovulation by looking at patterns formed by your saliva. When your estrogen increases near your time of ovulation, your dried saliva may form a fern-shaped pattern. However, this test may not work well for you. Some of the reasons are

  • not all women fern
  • you may not be able to see the fern
  • women who fern on some days of their fertile period, don’t necessarily fern on all of their fertile days
  • ferning may be disrupted by
    • smoking
    • eating
    • drinking
    • brushing your teeth
    • how you put your saliva on the slide
    • where you were when you did the test

There are various type of test kit available and each one of them has different level of accuracy depending on their usage. For instance, ovulation test kit urine based.

You may also click on this link (DoctorOnCall) to speak with our doctors online to get connected to our pharmacy. We assure you that our conversations are kept in confidentiality unless additional consultation needed with other medical parties. Thank you.

Last Updated: Sun Jun 28 2020 12:34:33 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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