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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

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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Does egg white cervical mucus happen before ovulation or does it mean you are ovulating, if before how long can it start before ovulation takes place?

Does egg white cervical mucus happen before ovulation or does it mean you are ovulating, if before how long can it start before ovulation takes place?

Mucous not ovulation: In someone who has classic 28-day cycles, the mucous you describe from the cervix does become more abundant prior to ovulation. Because sperm can live for 2 - 5 days in the female genital tract, the appearance of the cervical mucous precedes ovulation and points to the "fertile time" during the cycle. If one is doomed not to ovulate, the appearance of mucous has no meaning. ...Read more

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Can cervical mucus come 5 days before ovulation? Can someone have cervical mucus show up 2 days after being sexually active?

Hello. : Hello. Cervical mucus increases several days prior to ovulation. Vaginal secretions usually increase as a result of having sex and this can be confused with cervical mucus changes. ...Read more

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Does cervical mucus always come out before ovulation and when is best time to have sex to get pregnant?

Does cervical mucus always come out before ovulation and when is best time to have sex to get pregnant?

Estrogen peak: As the dominant follicle cyst approaches full maturity it produces the greatest amount of estrogen of the cycle. Cervical mucous is produced in response to this estrogen peak. Upon ovulation, estrogen level drops precipitously and mucous secretion abates. This cervical mucous entices sperm to swim in the direction of the source, hence peak fertility. ...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?

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

Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more


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Ovulation (Definition)

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