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How Do U Know If You Are Ovulating
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
3 common signs : 1) change in cervical fluid. Ovulation usually takes place on the day a woman has the most amount of wet fluid. 2) change in basal body temperature. Tracking your basal body temperature accurately over a few months can help you predict when ovulation is going to occur. 3) change in cervical position or firmness. Time from the beginning of the last menstrual period until ovulation is about 14 days. ...Read more
Take pregnancy test: There are many signs and symptoms of pregnancy. They include missed periods, breast tenderness, sensitivity to smells, and nausea/vomiting, fatigue, and weight gain. If you think you might be pregnant, you could take a home pregnancy test (they are very accurate) or visit your doctor to obtain proper prenatal care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many things: Presumptive evidence: regular cycles, premenstrual breast pain and lower abdominal cramps, midcycle pain and vaginal watery discharge, surge on ovulation predictor kit, pregestrone >3ng/ml in the second half of the cycle, seeing large growing follicles on ultrasound. Sure evidence: pregnancy. ...Read more
OPK or ultrasounds: If you have regular periods you can use an ovulation predictor kit (opk). Iui can be timed according to when your opk goes positive. You can also have ultrasound scans to measure the size and number of follicles developing in your ovaries, which may be combined with blood tests to check your estrogen levels. If you have irregular cycles see a rei specialist. ...Read more
Do you binge/purge?: Bulimia symptoms include eating large amounts of food in a short time (bingeing) and then compensating by purging either by vomiting, using laxatives, over-exercising or restricting. People with bulimia also are preoccupied with their weight and feel a tremendous amount of shame for their behavior, which is often secretive. The good news is that there is help and you can recover from bulimia. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Symptoms/Test: One may never know they are pregnant till delivering. I delivered one of them! however, pregnancy usually is accompanied with nausea, a feeling of the flu, breast tenderness, pelvic fullness and a change in discharge, missed period(s) and perhaps some pelvic pain or discomfort. The real test is a home pregnancy test or a urine or blood test at your doctor's office. ...Read more
Psychiatric eval: Mania or hypomania: aggression, agitation, v judgment ; impulse control, distractability, rapid thoughts ; speech, ^ libido, v sleep, spending sprees, high risk behaviors, elation, ^ physical activity or psychosis. When depressed 1 may have low mood, v energy level, v concentration, amotivation, ^ or v sleeping, ^ or v in appetite, poor self esteem, feelings of hopelessness or helplessness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Definition: In your age group, 1 year of unprotected intercourse without pregnancy. Also if you have cycles that range longer than 30 days, you are at much higher risk of infertility and higher risk of miscarriage and should seek help now as opposed to waiting a year. Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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