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Is it possible for me to still have egg white cervical mucus and not ovulate?

Is it possible for me to still have egg white cervical mucus and not ovulate?

Yes: Ewcm usually accompanies ovulation, but many women don't notice it at all. Mucus is a very "soft" non-specific way of detecting ovulation. If you have mostly regular periods each month, you are 99% ovulating during those cycles. ...Read more

Mucus (Definition)

Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more


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Can I ovulate without cervical mucus?

Can I ovulate without cervical mucus?

Female Fertility: Cervical mucous is a sign that some use to tell when they are more fertile. But, ovulation is in no way dependent on cervical mucous. The process of ovulation occurs in the ovary and not the cervix. ...Read more

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Do cervical mucus changes signal ovulation date?

Do cervical mucus changes signal ovulation date?

Roughly...: Around the time of ovulation, the amount of cervical mucus increases and it becomes more thin, clear, watery and elastic in response to estrogen produced in the body. After ovulation as the body shifts from estrogen to progesterone, the mucus becomes more thick, opaque and sticky. Tracking these changes can help you to know when you may ovulate, but is not a very reliable form of birth control! ...Read more

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How does my cervical mucus look the day I ovulate?

How does my cervical mucus look the day I ovulate?

Relatively thin: Mucus plug of cervix thorns out, allows for fertilization. Not the only finding around ovulation, so don't count on that alone. ...Read more

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I have no cervical mucus around time of ovulation?

No mucus: Obviously this is a concern… since this mucus is driven by estrogen which peaks midcycle I wonder about ovulation. Have you had any surgery done to your cervix-cryosurgery for an abnormal pap smear/cervical dysplasia or a leep procedure? I think a midcycle ultrasound will help elucidate whether or not your ovulating and you can actually see the mucus in the canal by ultrasound at that time. ...Read more

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Why do I have cervical mucus when I'm not ovulating?

Normal: Cervical mucus is made in some amount all month long. ...Read more

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How long after you see cervical mucus do you ovulate?

How long after you see cervical mucus do you ovulate?

Crude measure: If mucous behaves normally, big if, it changes from clear elastic to thick and non elastic with progesterone. So ovulation is a retrospectively evaluated event. When the change is noted, ovulation likely occurred 2-3 days prior. One should have sex roughly every 48 hours from cycle days 11-18 to best cover ovulation and it can't be better than that. Some will see "mucous" for days before ovul. ...Read more

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Can you ovulate and not have any signs or cervical mucus?

Can you ovulate and not have any signs or cervical mucus?

Yes: Definitely. Not all women can read their mucous like tea leaves. It can be a helpful tool to determine ovulation, but definitely isn't an obvious marker for every woman. ...Read more

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What kind of cervical mucus I should have when ovulating?

Thin watery: Close to ovulation mucus becomes thin, watery, odorless. There are more accurate ways to identify impending ovulation as ovulation predictor kits that measure lh surge in urine. Ovulation ensues about 12- 36 hours after surge. ...Read more

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What kind of cervical mucus should I have when ovulating?

Thin and watery: The cervical mucus becomes thin and watery in the days leading up to ovulation. Following ovulation it becomes thick. ...Read more

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What's the cause of eggwhite cervical mucus if not ovulating?

DISCHARGE: The crystal clear discharge at your age most likely is hormonal
very very rarely is related to adeno cancer of the cervix--usualy never hit 17 year olds. ...Read more

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What to do if no cervical mucus during ovulation clofert 100mg?

What to do if no cervical mucus during ovulation clofert 100mg?

IUI or letrozole: The effectiveness of IUI with a normal semen analysis. Clomid (clomiphene) does create a mucous problem in about 40% of patients so IUI can make sense if that is the stim drug. Letrozole on the other hand does not cause a mucous problem. In our opinion, IUI is not needed for letrozole. In conclusion, if Clomid (clomiphene) is your drug, IUI can be helpful and likely would yield a PR of 8-13%/cycle. Good Luck ...Read more

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What does the cervical mucus look like when a woman is ovulating?

What does the cervical mucus look like when a woman is ovulating?

"raw egg white ": There are a number of possible signs of ovulation. Vaginal discharge can increase in amount & become watery to stretchy. It has been described as a “raw egg white ” consistency. You may have an increased libido. Body basal temperature increases. The cervix becomes softer and higher. Breasts may be tender. Use of an ovulation predictor test is a good way to check. ...Read more

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At what stage of ovulation is cervical mucus thick and a little chuncky.?

Ovulation: Your mucus starts to change into a thick, whitish discharge after ovulation. Ovulation is usually 14 days prior to you next period. Keep a calendar and you will notice more changes in your body like bloating, breast pain, and occasionally mood changes. ...Read more

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If I didn't have change in cervical mucus does that mean I didn't ovulate?

Not necessarily: Typically the cervical mucus becomes thin and watery in the days prior to ovulation. However these changes do not always happen and one may not notice if they do. ...Read more

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How do you know if your ovulating besides cervical mucus if your ovulating?

How do you know if your ovulating besides cervical mucus if your ovulating?

Here are 4 ways!: For a 21 year old female whose periods are regular (which can be as short as 22 or as long as 36 days), ovulation is approx mid-cycle. For a 28-day cycle, this would occur ~day #14. A basal body thermometer can be used, with a rise in basal body temp signaling ovulation. Too, you can purchase an ovulation predictor (like clearblue easy). Some women have mittelschmerz, or ovulation pain. ...Read more

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I'm ovulating for another week. How early can you start seeing cervical mucus?

1-2 days before: Generally if you are having regular cycles and ovulating, there should be good cervical mucous production several days before you ovulate, or release an egg, and should continue for about 24-36 hours. Up to 50% of women can notice cervical mucous production, the rest can not; but that does not mean that you are not producing it. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Will I get the most cervical mucus the day of ovulation or a day before or what??

Maybe both: Mucus production increases around ovulation due to the increase in estrogen that your body is making. This peaks just before ovulation, but how much mucus is produced can vary from woman to woman ...Read more

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If cervical mucus stops before ovulation day, is that means I have ovulated earlier?

If cervical mucus stops before ovulation day, is that means I have ovulated earlier?

Unknown: Monitoring cervical mucous is not an effective or very reliable method for detecting ovulation. If you are having trouble getting pregnant then the use of a home ovulation kit is going to be much more helpful ...Read more

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I am secreting a cervical mucus like substance even though I already ovulated. What could it be?

Ovulation: It's possible you didn't ovulate. After ovulation women still have cervical mucous. It is more scant, tacky and opaque. ...Read more

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Had clear, kinda stretchy cervical mucus last week and the next day it was white. Was I ovulating?

Probably: Clear stretchy cervical mucous is an Estradiol effect and is most prominent when the estrogen level is at it's highest during the ovulation phase of a menstrual cycle. Women are most fertile when their mucous is clear and stretchy, the basis behind birth control using the billings method. If ttc, concentrating intercourse during these days is helpful. Avoid sex then if avoiding pregnancy. ...Read more

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What if you have a the symptoms of ovulation but no cervical mucus? Does it mean I really didn't ovulate?

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Use a kit: Try using a ovulation kit which is more accurate than going by signs. You can ovulate without increased mucus ...Read more

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Is it normal for cervical mucus to stop completely after a few hours? Does this mean that your done ovulating?

No: Better than cervical mucus detection at determining when ovulation has occurred, is basal body temperature. There's much greater discrepancy in detecting cervical mucus, then there is in measuring a temperature. To answer your question, there isn't enough data to determine whether ovulation is "done" based on mucus. ...Read more

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Ovulation (Definition)

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