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How Do I Know If I Am Ovulating
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
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
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
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 ovulating: Ovulation is the release of an egg from the ovaries every month. The typical menstrual cycle is: rise in estrogen, ovulation, rise in Progesterone and fall in estrogen, then bleeding. Typical cycle length is 28-30 days if regular. If you have not had your period in 4 months, you could be pregnant or have other hormone issues. Consult a physician immediately. ...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? ?
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