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A 28-year-old female asked:

what would be the best way to predict ovulation? i've been trying to conceive for 7 months with no luck :( i am becoming fusturated by this.. i've used the calendar method and the kit and every moth aunt flow comes :( i have gone back to see how many time

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Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Infertility : Infertility is not diagnosed until one year of trying to conceive without success. At this point an infertility work up can be done on yourself and your husband. For him it would be a simple semen analysis to look at the quantity and quality of the sperm. For you it would entail hormone testing, std testing, pelvic exam, and likely a pelvic ultrasound. You are not considered infertile yet, so for now i would suggest you continue using ovulation kits to try to an predict your ovulation date, and most importantly try to relax. Sometimes merely stress and anxiety about getting pregnant is the reason you can't.] achieve it. Focus on other things in your life; help others that need it, immerse yourself in work or a project. I think this will help. Best of luck.
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
If cycles are 28 day, you likely ovulate on day 14, if cycles were 35 days, you ovulate on day 21 most likely, if irregular cycles see your doctor sooner
Mar 16, 2019
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
It's a duet song: Conception requires viable sperm connecting with a timely egg. If your partner is "shooting blanks", ovulation prediction is of no value. If no pregnancy in one year have your partner obtain a sperm analysis and you see a Fertility GYN MD. Ovulation usually occurs 14 days before the onset of the next menstrual cycle.

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