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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Always get creamy CM after ovulation, but when you ovulate does your cervical mucus instantly change, like right away it goes from clear to dense?

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Always get creamy CM after ovulation, but when you ovulate does your cervical mucus instantly change, like right away it goes from clear to dense?

Not reliable : Relying on cervical mucous as a tool for predicting ovulation is highly unreliable. If you feel you have abnormal discharge get tested for infection. If you are trying to get pregnant try an ovulation kit. If you want to avoid pregnancy use condoms or birth control. ...Read more

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Is everyday creamy cervical mucus after ovulation a pregnancy sign ?

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Is everyday creamy cervical mucus  after ovulation a pregnancy sign ?

No: During and after ovulation the quality of the cervical mucus changes. The cervical mucus becomes thinner and more stringy, allowing easier penetration of the sperm. Any symptoms/signs during ovulation do not indicate a pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is creamy cervical mucus after ovulation a sign of pregnancy ?

Dr. Stephen Richards
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Nope: Cervical mucus changes after ovulation due to the presence of progesterone, with or without pregnancy ...Read more

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Dr. Gerard Honore
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Is sweet smelling cervical mucus after ovulation an early sign of pregnancy? I've read online people saying this is true. I'm at 7 DPO (cd20 of 28)

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Is sweet smelling cervical mucus after ovulation an early sign of pregnancy? I've read online people saying this is true. I'm at 7 DPO (cd20 of 28)

No: No, seven days after evenan exactly known ovulation is too early to detect pregnancy in any way, implantation doesnt occur until 6-7 days post-ov."telling early" is this year's blog craze: i'm afraid it's complete nonsense, although its fun to think about. ...Read more

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Is extra cervical mucus after ovulation and right before your period is supposed to start a sign of possible pregnancy?

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Is extra cervical mucus after ovulation and right before your period is supposed to start a sign of possible pregnancy?

No: Cervical mucous is not a reliable indicator of pregnancy. A pregnancy test is much more helpful. If you think that you are pregnant then head to pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. If your abnormal discharge continues consider seeing an Obgyn for infection testing. ...Read more

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Will cervical mucus still be absent after ovulation even if i conceived?

Dr. Stephen Pappachen
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No: Cervical mucus will always be present. The character of the mucus is what changes depending on where you are in the cycle. ...Read more

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What does cervical mucus look like after ovulation and at conception?

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What does cervical mucus look like after ovulation and at conception?

Sticky: Hello. It is usually clear and sticky during ovulation, but can vary from woman to woman. Take a home pregnancy test if you are suspicious. Use protection or birth control if you wish to avoid pregnancy. ...Read more

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