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how do i know when i ovulated this cycle?

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 26 years experience
Use an OPK kit: If you have regular cycles use an ovulation predictor kit (opk) - test between 10 am and noon, starting on day 10 of your cycle. The first morning urine is not accurate. Try the ovuquick brand (available online, get the 9 stick pack) if a drugstore test doesn't work for you. The day of a positive test and the next 2 days are your most fertile days. If you have irregular cycles see a rei specialist.

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Is there a way to tell when I am ovulating?

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Dr. Amy Herold
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Yes: You can keep track of basal body temperature, some women have a drop of half a degree at ovulation. It's not a great method, but it's cheap. You can also use an ovulation predictor kit. I don't usually recommend brand name products, but in this case, clear blue easy is reliable and easy to interpret. It measures hormone surges, when you get a smiley face you typically ovulate 24-36 hours later.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

How long does ovulation last?

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Dr. Philip Chenette
Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
One day: Ovulation, release of the egg, is a one time event, once per month. A woman's fertilie period begins several days before ovulation.
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A 30-year-old female asked:

What kind of medicine to induce ovulation?

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Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 19 years experience
Multiple options: First you must figure out if there is any underlying cause for lack of ovulation. Treating thyroid or prolactin abnormalities may reverse the problem. Other options include pills (clomiphene, aromatase inhibitors) and injections of medications. All are commonly used in various different situations.
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How do you know when you're ovulating if your cycle is irregular?

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Dr. John Gordon
Fertility Medicine 32 years experience
Several Options: Some of our patients with irregular cycles are monitored with sonograms and hormone levels to determine the optimal time to conceive. Other patients have had success with a fertility monitor that measures estrogen, Progesterone and lh levels in the urine. Better still would be to determine why you have irregular cycles and take steps to improve your regularity. A fertility doctor may be helpful.
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A 36-year-old female asked:

I have periods something are 35-38 cycles how can I know for sure I'm ovulating without buying the kits?

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Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Try BBT: You could take your basal temperature daily (at the same time of day 7 days/wk) before you get out of bed each day. If you see about a half a degree Fahrenheit change about 14 days before the onset of a menses, the odds that you are ovulating are high. Consultation with a gynecologist is recommended to be sure you do not have other medical problems causing a long cycle.

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