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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

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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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

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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 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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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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Did not notice the egg like thin stretchy cervical mucus this month. Does this mean I didn't ovulate?

Wives Tales: I am sorry to report to you at your age but cervical or vaginal mucous or discharge is not in any way a reliable indicator of any part of the menstrual cycle. That answer is No. It does not mean you did not ovulate. ...Read more

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Can I have thick & stretchy cervical mucus on 12th day of my cycle even if I am not ovulating? Specially when I am on ocp. Please advice.

Normal: This is a normal thickening of the female sexual mucous and often indicates a fertime time of the month. ...Read more

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Can your cervical mucus still b watery but not stretchy after ovulation?? What should it look like after ovulation? TTC

Wives Tales: There is no science or medical recommendation to look at, monitor, or rely upon any vaginal or cervical mucous or discharge. These are not in any way reliable indicators of any part of the menstrual or ovulatory cycle. ...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

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At what stage of ovulation is cervical mucus thick and a little chuncky.?

Ovulation: Your mucus starts to change into a thick, whitish discharge after ovulation. Ovulation is usually 14 days prior to you next period. Keep a calendar and you will notice more changes in your body like bloating, breast pain, and occasionally mood changes. ...Read more

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If I didn't have change in cervical mucus does that mean I didn't ovulate?

Not necessarily: Typically the cervical mucus becomes thin and watery in the days prior to ovulation. However these changes do not always happen and one may not notice if they do. ...Read more

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If you get raw eggs cervical mucus are you ovulating for sure?

Probably: You can do test for ovulation, but watery cervical mucous suggest ovulation is upcoming. ...Read more

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I have watery cervical mucus for 15 days now. What does that mean? Am I still ovulating?

Cervical mucus: Just because you have watery mucus for 15 days doesn't mean you're ovulating for 15 days. It just means you can't use cervical mucus as a reliable predictor for ovulation - which can be common for some women. If think you're having abnormal discharge, then it's time to check in with your doctor. ...Read more

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Does cervical mucus indicate ovulation or is there another reason it is produced each month?

It can: Cervial mucus is usually produced at midcycle. You may have an increase in amount around the time of ovulation. Some women have various levels of mucus production. If you want to know if you are ovulating at that time of increased production, you can use ovulation predictor kits that you can purchase over the counter. ...Read more

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If I get my ovulation cervical mucus late, does that mean I ovulated late? My cycles have been irregular lately.

If I get my ovulation cervical mucus late, does that mean I ovulated late? My cycles have been irregular lately.

Yes: It sounds like you are familiar with the changes in cervical mucus which are associated with your fertile phase: white or cream colored, thick to slightly stretchy turning to thin, watery, transparent, egg white mucus when highly fertile. So many women can get a warning and then target intercourse (or avoidance!) to the highly fertile period. Predictably, it varies with irregular cycles. Stay well ...Read more

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I have long cycles like 35 days usually, and I always ovulate on cd21. I always have cervical mucus. Does it effect my egg quality since a bit late?

Maybe: The length of your menstrual cycle does not affect the quality of the eggs but the underlying condition that causes you to have longer cycles can at times affect the quality of the eggs. I would recommend to discuss it with your obgyn or fertility specialist. ...Read more

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When ovulation prediction tests positive all my cervical mucus has stopped and I'm dry, does that mean I missed ovulation or no CM present ovulation?

When ovulation prediction tests positive all my cervical mucus has stopped and I'm dry, does that mean I missed ovulation or no CM present ovulation?

No: If the ovulation kit is positive, then in all likelihood you ovulated. The vaginal discharge and dryness is not specifically an indication of whether or not you ovulated. The test you are doing is better. ...Read more

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I am having ovulation pain but no cervical mucus the week I am supposed to be fertile, is this normal?

Cervical mucus: Some women do have notice or have an increase n cervical mucus prior to ovulation, and this may be normal for you. If you haven't concieved in 6 mos I suggest intrauterine insemination to get the sperm into your tract. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I'm expecting.. Egg white cervical mucus. N cuple symptoms. Ovulation was March 20. help?

Can you tell me if I'm expecting.. Egg white cervical mucus. N cuple symptoms. Ovulation was March 20. help?

Can't tell: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. An Ob-Gyn doctor can evaluate any persistent or worrisome symptoms. ...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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Ovulation (Definition)

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