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Can You Have Cervical Mucus And Not Ovulate
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
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
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
Normal: Cervical mucus is made in some amount all month long. ...Read more
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
Watery: It usually clear, watery, and abundant.Get a more detailed answer ›
Ovulation: Its possible, everyone is different.Get a more detailed answer ›
Cervical mucus: Changes according to the percentage of water in it. ...Read more
Yes: This is quite normal and the mucous often becomes looser and more liquid like as well. ...Read more
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
"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
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
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
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
What if you have a the symptoms of ovulation but no cervical mucus? Does it mean I really didn't ovulate?
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