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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?

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

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 Plan B work during/after ovulation? For instance if you take it the day after you notice fertile cervical mucus?

Does Plan B work during/after ovulation? For instance if you take it the day after you notice fertile cervical mucus?

Prior to ovulation..: Plan B works mainly by delaying ovulation. Some claim it prevents implantation after conception but not all studies have shown this to be true. Its controversial. The unknown here is whether-or-not you ovulated prior to taking it. Cervical mucus is not reliable enough to know. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Three days after ovulation, my cervical mucus is still stringy and like egg-white with a brown tinge to it. Why?

Three days after ovulation, my cervical mucus is still stringy and like egg-white with a brown tinge to it. Why?

These are: Mysteries hard to explain. Are you sure when u ovulated? Are you sure that the mucus gets firm immediatly after ovulation. Are u sure it's not vaginal discharge or infection? There is no clear answer 2 your question but it is not likely to be a problem. Are u trying to conceive and gauging your cervical mucus? If so you are gonna go crazy, try to relax. ...Read more

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Can I ovulate right after my period? I have clear white stretchy cervical mucus and my period just ended 2 days ago.

Can I ovulate right after my period? I have clear white stretchy cervical mucus and my period just ended 2 days ago.

Possible: It's definitely possible although not terribly likely; might depend on how many days your period lasts and how long your cycles are. ...Read more

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

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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Can I possibly not be ovulating even though my cervical mucus turns from thick white to clear stretchy? I recently started having irregular periods.

Can I possibly not be ovulating even though my cervical mucus turns from thick white to clear stretchy? I 
recently started having irregular periods.

Maybe: although the stretchy cervical mucus is a good sign. Might want to try home ovulation testing kits on first morning urine. Can also check your temperature each morning before getting out of bed and document this each day. Looking for about a half a degree Fahrenheit or .2°C rise. Hope this helps. Good luck. Dr. R ...Read more

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Clear+stretchy cervical mucus at cycle day 10, 11. Had left leg mild (pms like) cramps on cd 8. No CM at all at cd 12(today)could i be ovulating today?

Clear+stretchy cervical mucus at cycle day 10, 11. Had left leg mild (pms like) cramps on cd 8. No CM at all at cd 12(today)could i be ovulating today?

Ovulation: Ovulation occurs consistently about 14 days before your next cycle. If you know how many days there are from the first day of the bleeding to the next during your normal cycle just subtract 14 days. This allows you to predict when you should be ovulating. Cervical mucous is not very accurate. Home ovulation kits available at any pharmacy may be more helpful. ...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)

Ovulation is the act of the ovary releasing the egg after it has been hormonally prepared, to be ...Read more