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How Do I Know If I Have Ovulated
Several ways to tell: Ovulatory cycles are typically regular, predictable, and consistent in flow characteristics, but there are several methods for testing whether ovulation is occurring or has occurred, including basal body temperature recording, blood Progesterone measurements, ovulation predictor kits, and a series of ultrasound examinations. The best test to use varies with the individual woman and her treatment. ...Read more
Not sure: Many women do not know when they ovulated. Some will get an increase in cervical mucous, have slight cramping and/or bleeding or "just" know. If you are not sure, consider using an ovulation detection kit. The odk are generally very accurate and tell you when you are ovulation and thus will can time intercourse more accurately. Good luck. ...Read more
Won't always: Pcod is a clinical diagnosis so you may figure it out fairly easily. Irregular cycles, evidence of elevated male hormones, and evidence of pco on ultrasound. Male hormone effects range from facial hair, acne, oily skin, scalp hair loss and different people have different symptoms. Not all have very irregular cycles. Need other testing to rule out other diseases. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
Can be treated: There is no definitive test. Like most psychiatric conditions, diagnosis is based on your symptoms, history, and evaluation by your doctor. Symptoms include significant depression, anxiety, anger/irritability, or marked mood swings that occur during the premenstrual phase of your cycle and go away after. If the symptoms are causing significant problems, talk to your doctor about treatment options. ...Read more
See your Dr: Appendicitis usually will cause pain in your right lower abdomen, often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and fever. Problem is, there are a number of other problems with similar symptoms, and ocassionally appendicitis will present with pain in the back, or lower in the pelvis depending on where your appendix actually is. If you are concerned, see your dr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Puberty: If you had hypogonadism as a child you would not go through puberty or only mildly go through it. Men would not grow beards, have strong erections and have small testicles. Women would not ovulate nor produce estrogen thus would not undergo puberty with the associated hair and breast development. If its recent you would loose sex drive gain weight, if so blood tests will prove it. ...Read more
Get a check up: Start by speaking with your gynecologist to see if you have any risk factors or if testing should be done. Some common risk factors include: irregular periods, serious medical conditions like heart or kidney disease or cancer, overweight, underweight, smoking, previous pelvic surgery, fibroids, previous std or pelvic inflammatory disease, family history of endometriosis or premature menopause. ...Read more
Lab work: Ask your doctor for lab work. There are 3 ways to diagnose pre-diabetes. You need two positive tests to confirm the diagnosis: fasting sugar (prediabetic= 100-125 mmol/dl), 2 hr oral glucose tolerance test (2 hr sugar 140-199 mmol/dl) or hemoglobin A1c (pre-diabetic a1c= 5.7-6.4%). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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