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how to determine when you start to ovulate?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
Varies: If your cycles are regular then learning to check cervical mucus or temperatures may help, OPK may help if you are less regular. Ultrasound is completely reliable, but obviously means you need doctor.
Dr. Deborah Smith
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Depends: Most women do not feel ovulation. The best way to tell is with an ovulation predictor kit.

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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.
A 33-year-old member asked:

When does ovulation usually begin?

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Dr. Philip Chenette
Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
Day 12-15: A woman's fertilite period begins about the 10th day after the start of the menstrual cycle. Ovulation, release of the egg, usually happens about day 14-15 of the cycle.
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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.
A 36-year-old member asked:

How to determine when your ovulation cycle has started?

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Dr. Lee Hickok
Fertility Medicine 37 years experience
BBTs or OPKs: Using basal temp charts or ovulation kits can help.

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