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How long after ovulation mucus thickens?

How long after ovulation mucus thickens?

Mucus: The mucus will start to thicken once the Progesterone level rises. This will usually begin the day after you ovulate and you are no longer in your fertile part of the cycle. ...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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How long after you see cervical mucus do you ovulate?

How long after you see cervical mucus do you ovulate?

Crude measure: If mucous behaves normally, big if, it changes from clear elastic to thick and non elastic with progesterone. So ovulation is a retrospectively evaluated event. When the change is noted, ovulation likely occurred 2-3 days prior. One should have sex roughly every 48 hours from cycle days 11-18 to best cover ovulation and it can't be better than that. Some will see "mucous" for days before ovul. ...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 i see the egg white type of mucus, does that mean i ovulated or i will ovulate soon? If so how long will i ovulate after seeing those type mucus?

When i see the egg white type of mucus, does that mean i ovulated or i will ovulate soon? If so how long will i ovulate after seeing those type mucus?

About to ovulate: The egg white type of cervical mucus coincide with the high level of estrogen that precede ovulation. Once you see the discharge your are most likely to ovulate in the next 24-48h. It is best to have intercourse the day that you see the different discharge . The ovulation kit will usually show positive on the day that the cervical mucus change to the " egg white". Good luck! ...Read more

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Does egg white cervical mucus happen before ovulation or does it mean you are ovulating, if before how long can it start before ovulation takes place?

Mucous not ovulation: In someone who has classic 28-day cycles, the mucous you describe from the cervix does become more abundant prior to ovulation. Because sperm can live for 2 - 5 days in the female genital tract, the appearance of the cervical mucous precedes ovulation and points to the "fertile time" during the cycle. If one is doomed not to ovulate, the appearance of mucous has no meaning. ...Read more

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Does ovulation mucus last all day?

Yes: In fact it would likely last several days in the normal cycle. ...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