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How Do I Know If Am Ovulating
Simple math: Subtract 14 days from your average cycle length and this is the approx day of ovulation. Women with 30 days cycles ovulate around day 16 women with 25 day cycles around day 11. Its best to have intercourse a few days before and after ovulation is expected as cycle lengths can vary from month to month. ...Read more
I am TTC I have 2 periods one month than the next not at all and again 2 periods then none how do I know I am ovulating when the 2 periods are 19 days?
Yes.: A woman has to ovulate ie release an 'egg' in order for pregnancy to occur. If you are having regular periods with cycles between 25-35 days then you are most likely ovulating. There are several ways to determine ovulation eg menstrual cycle charting, basal body temp, LH hormone surge (there is a kit), etc. The simplest way is cycle charting. Chart you cycles, 25-35 days are probably ovulatory. ...Read more
Ovulation: Predicting ovulation is at times difficult. There are ovulation kits you can get to predict. Regular cycles are a sign of ovulation but not absolute. Also there are changes in mucus. The glow app is a good tool to help get or prevent pregnancy. For more information I suggest seeing your Gyn. ...Read more
Use an OPK kit: If you have regular cycles use an ovulation predictor kit (opk) - test between 10 am and noon, starting on day 10 of your cycle. The first morning urine is not accurate. Try the ovuquick brand (available online, get the 9 stick pack) if a drugstore test doesn't work for you. The day of a positive test and the next 2 days are your most fertile days. If you have irregular cycles see a rei specialist. ...Read more
Release of an egg: There are several ways to tell if you are ovulating: over-the-counter ovulation detection kits (odk), ultrasound at mid cycle, Progesterone level approximately 7 days before you anticipate your period and/or an endometrial biopsy. Your gyn should be able to perform any of these and you can do the odk yourself. ...Read more
My LH surges are over 8 days long for the past 6 months with regular 29 day cycles. What could cause this, and how do I know when I am ovulating?
I am skeptical: That your LH surges are actually 8 days long if your cycles are regular. The OPK you are using is either misleading you or may be used incorrectly. The OPK is not intended to be used each day once you detect a surge, so I'd suggest strongly that after you get a + you stop using the OPK, it is not necessary or useful to keep testing. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Increases before. ..: Spinnbarkeit is the 'stretchy' egg-white-like quality of cervical mucus which occurs before ovulation. You can estimate this by stetching some mucus between your thumb and pointer finger. After ovulation cervical mucus gets thick and is not stretchy. Using an ovulation predictor kit is more accurate than tracking mucus changes - if you have regular cycles, start testing on day 10. ...Read more
Basal body temp: Some women feel ovulation as a one sided lower abdominal pain that can be a slight twinge or occasionally a more serious pain with tenderness that lasts 1-2 days. The traditional method to assess ovulation is to take your "basal body" temperature on awakening each morning - a slight rise in the BBT signals ovulation. Temperature is most reliable if you use a rectal thermometer. ...Read more
My period is always late between 1 to 15 days late every month. How do I know when I am ovulating?
An ovulation: Predictor kit could be used.Get a more detailed answer ›
What does ovulating mean? How do I know when I am ovulating? I haven't had my period for 4 months so far but haven't had sex since dec. So is this ovulating?
Not ovulation: Ovulating means releasing an egg from the ovary. Ovary is a gland next to the womb (uterus). Not having periods may be serious problem. I recommend that you see health practitioner soon for examination ...Read more
How do I know when I am ovulating and how long after my period does ovulation begin? At what point is pregnancy possible?
I am onthe last day of my period and I am getting the earge to have sex. Dose this mean that I am ovulatin? How do I know when I am ovulating? ?
I have been off of the Depo-Provera shot since june, and I haven't had a period yet. How do I know when I am ovulating?
See Doctor: If you start having regular periods then you know you are likely ovulating. Depo effects often last 9 months but can last well over 1 year. So if you are trying to get pregnant you will likely need a fertility specialist in the short term unless you get lucky and resume periods now. ...Read more
How do I know if I am ovulating? My period is very irregular. I had my mirena IUD removed 13 months ago after having it in for 2 1/2 yrs. I also had a past experience with chlamydia but was cured. My periods just aren't becoming regular like I expected. I
Irregular: If your periods are irregular, you are not ovulating consistently. It can be very difficult to sort out when you ovulate with irregular cycles, but the chlamydia has no effect on cycle regularity. You may wish to sort this out with a gyn doctor in-office, doubt anyone can give you more spcifics online. ...Read more
When do I ovulate?: If u have regular periods (meaning they occur at regular intervals or the # of days between periods is us. The same), then ovulation typically occurs 14 days prior to ur next period. For ex, if uhad a 32 day cycle & ur last period started on aug 1, ovulation would be expected on aug 18, or 14 days before your next pd. At home urine ovulation tests are available. Measuring your temp daily helps. ...Read more
I havenot ovulated in over a year, also no period. My doctor knows. Now I am starting to bleed andhave really bad cramps should I be concerned?
Middle of Cycle: Most women have regular menstrual cycles. When the cycle is between about 25 and 35 days long ovulation usually occurs around the middle of the cycle. That is not always the case, especially as the timing of the cycle is shorter or longer. You can check ovulation kits at home to get a better idea. They are sold at most pharmacies. ...Read more
Ovulation is the cornerstone and reason for menstrual cycles. Ovulation is the process of preparing an egg by the ovary for impregnation and pregnancy. It is also the event of the egg being pushed out of the ovary to meet sperm to cause pregnancy.
Ovulation usually happens just shy of halfway through the menstrual cycle. ...Read more
Midcycle: Ovulation almost always occurs 14 days before the menstrual period starts, and the new cycle starts the first day bleeding begins. The normal menstrual cycle can be from 21 to 35 days long. So ovulation can happen anywhere from 7 to 21 days after the period starts - depending on the cycle length. Most women start a period (and new cycle) every 28 to 30 days - so they ovulate 14 to 16 days later. ...Read more
All or just some:
Change in cervical fluid, change in cervical firmness and position, increased basal temperature - most commonly used,
also: breast tenderness,
some cramping or pain on one side of the pelvis, breast tenderness, abdominal bloating
increased sex drive, heightened sense of smell, taste. ...Read more
Ovulation Process: Ovulation (release of the egg) is a complex interaction of the brain (hypothalamus), pituitary and ovary. The ovary actually controls the cycle. Fsh stimulates the follicle and 1 ovulates (most receptive of 500+ that grow each cycle), estrogen from foll is signal to brain to trigger ovul (lh). Ovul releases egg and starts genetic meiosis. Fertility drug (hcg) is similar to lh, others affect above. ...Read more
Urine ovulation kit.: It is not easy to know for sure you are ovulating. Partly, it depends on how regular and far apart your periods are. Some women believe they can tell by a pain (mittelschmertz) they have around the time of presumed ovulation, but ultrasound studies don't verify this. The home urine ovuilation tests tell when there is a lh rise, which typically precedes ovulation. Temperature tests rarely help. ...Read more