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Doctor insights on: Cervical Mucus And Fertility Ovulation

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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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Can you still conceive without egg white cervical mucous?

Possible: It is possible to conceive without copious cervical mucus. Every one has a different make up. Sometimes, I have been surprised by patients who conceive and I could never have thought it possible. It appears to my eyes that the clear cervical mucus did not exist and then at the next visit, we find a positive pregnancy test. I have learnt several times that anything is possible. ...Read more

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Does ovulation symptoms (cervical mucus, cervical position, basal temperature) r same even for pcos patients? Does ovulation predictor kit helps?

Does ovulation symptoms (cervical mucus, cervical position, basal temperature) r same even for pcos patients? Does ovulation predictor kit helps?

PCOS: Pcos has a variety of different symptoms. One of the main symptoms of this syndrome is a lack of ovulation. That is why pcos patients sometimes have infertility, which is difficult conceiving. Ovulation testing kits are a good way to see if you are ovulating, and having pcos should not interfere with the test unless you are not ovulating. Other symptoms will be the same if truely ovulating. ...Read more

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Is there fertile cervical mucus during period?

Is there fertile cervical mucus during period?

No: During your period you see the bleeding from sloughing off the uterine lining. You should not be fertile at this time or see cervical mucus. ...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 stretchy does cervical mucus have to be during the fertile period?

Mucus: Great question… my medical assistant hates when i play with the mucus lol. Did you know that a german doctor years ago built a device to measure exactly that – there must be one in a museum somewhere. The real issue is whether or not the mucus is present, clear and can be stretched like (excuse me) mozzarella cheese. Unfortunately you are 45 years old and if you haven't seen a fertility doctor yet. ...Read more

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Clomid (clomiphene) tends to make cervical mucus less,can less cervical mucus prevents pregnancy?How can we detect this?

Not too important: Clonid's effect on the cervical mucus is less important than its ability to stimulate ovarian follicles resulting in better chances of ovulation and pregnancy. I would not worry about the effects on cervical mucus. Best of luck. Dr. R ...Read more

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After ovulation if pregnant cervical mucus would look white and watery right?

After ovulation if pregnant cervical mucus would look white and watery right?

No thick ; cloudy: Before ovulation the hormone estrogen causes the mucus to be clear and watery like egg whites. After ovulation and during pregnancy the mucus changes to thick and cloudy from the hormone progesterone. ...Read more

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What can cause egg white stretchy cervical mucus before your period begins?

See below: Cervical mucous stretchability is dependent on certain hormone levels related to your cycle. As your cycle varies, so does the stretchability of your mucous. ...Read more

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Is cervical mucus in early pregnancy clear and stretchy?

Is cervical mucus in early pregnancy clear and stretchy?

Usually thin, white: ; milky. Classic pregnancy sxs begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist line ; ^ white, milky vaginal discharge. Take pregnancy test to know. ...Read more

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How can I track ovulation via cervical mucus?

How can I track ovulation via cervical mucus?

It is one sign: 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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How do I track ovulation via cervical mucus discharge?

Stretchy, thin: Just before ovulation the cervical mucus becomes thinner, more watery, and more stretchy. An ovulation predictor kit is an even more accurate way to know when you are ovulating. ...Read more

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Does sperm live in fertile mucus until your ovulation date?

Does sperm live in fertile mucus until your ovulation date?

Depends : Once deposited the sperm will exhaust the energy they have on hand to complete fertilization within 48-72 hours +/-. If a ripe egg is encountered along the way, fertilization can occur. If not, the material is shed or absorbed by the body. ...Read more

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