The LH Surge is described as a sudden and large increase of Luteinizing hormone (LH) levels in the blood leading to a LH peak, which happens in the middle of your menstrual cycle. The LH surge is required for ovulation and normally has a duration of 3 days, after which the levels go back down to the baseline.
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- FDA. Ovulation (Urine Test). https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/home-use-tests/ovulation-urine-test (accessed 5. August 2020)