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Mirena (levonorgestrel) removed 8 weeks ago. I had egg white mucus last month and this month and period symptoms after but no period. Does this mean I'm not ovulating?

Mirena (levonorgestrel) removed 8 weeks ago. I had egg white mucus last month and this month and period symptoms after but no period. Does this mean I'm not ovulating?

Not necessarily: Your periods may not return to normal for a variable amount of time after having Mirena (levonorgestrel) removed as it may take time for your hormonal control of your cycle to rebalance itself. Despite amenorrhea, you may still be ovulating. You can check for ovulation by using a urine test for LH surge.
Some women experience various emotional and physical effects when stopping Mirena (levonorgestrel) see http://bit. Ly/1BCbf0w ...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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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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TTC with irregular cycle. Last had sex Tuesday and now my husband is away and I have noticed egg white mucus today. Could we still be successful?

TTC with irregular cycle. Last had sex Tuesday and now my husband is away and I have noticed egg white mucus today. Could we still be successful?

Too soon to know: Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about two weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. If the result is negative re do the test in 4-5 days, unless you get a period before then. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have egg white cervical mucus on day 7 (last day of period) and then go dry for 8 days? Did I ovulate on day 7?

Is it possible to have egg white cervical mucus on day 7 (last day of period) and then go dry for 8 days? Did I ovulate on day 7?

Can't say when you: Ovulated without knowing length of your menstrual cycle. Ovulation takes place 14 days prior to anticipated period. And yes, there can be significant variability of vaginal secretions through out the month. Take care. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have egg white cervical mucus on day 7 (last day of period) and then go dry for 8 days? Did I ovulate on day 7? 29 day cycle

Is it possible to have egg white cervical mucus on day 7 (last day of period) and then go dry for 8 days? Did I ovulate on day 7? 29 day cycle

Unsure: The vaginal discharge will vary throughout the cycle and often is very thin and watery about the time of ovulation. With the cycle length you describe, ovulation would have been about cycle day 15. For every woman, ovulation occurs 14 days before the period starts. So you could not ovulate on cycle day 7 and start the period on cycle day 29. It ovulation is cycle day 7, the period is day 21. ...Read more

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Hi im 42 had last period on 1st october had unprotected sex 13th and had blood streaked egg white mucus on 19th... cud that have been implantation?

Hi im 42 had last period on 1st october had unprotected sex 13th and had blood streaked egg white mucus on 19th... cud that have been implantation?

Could be, too soon: To know: Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about two weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. If the result is negative repeat the test in 4-5 days. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I had blood tinged egg white mucus. Could I be ovulating or could this be implantation?

I had blood tinged egg white mucus. Could I be ovulating or could this be implantation?

Ovulation: Ovulation is more likely since that is when the cervical mucus is classically described as egg white like and mid-cycle (i.e. ovulation) bleeding or spotting often occurs. Hope this is of some help. ...Read more

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I had a 26 days cycle but saw egg white mucus on day 26-29. Was that ovulation?

I had a 26 days cycle but saw egg white mucus on day 26-29. Was that ovulation?

Probably not: With a 26-29 day cycle it is highly unlikely ovulation at the end of cycle. Typically day one of cycle is the first day of the period. The last day of the cycle is the first day before the next period. Ovulation usually occurs about in the middle of the cycle, around day 12-14 with a 26 day cycle. Egg white mucus can occur for many reasons ...Read more

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When you ovulate do you always see egg white mucus? Because I only saw it one time! So does that mean I don't ovulate every month?

No: Cervical mucus is over-rated as a test of ovulation. It is variable between women and in the same woman month to month. It was helpful when there was nothing better but now we have ovulation prediction tests at the pharmacy without a prescription. This is a much better way to see if you are ovulating and when. Most women who are having menses the same time every month are ovulating. ...Read more

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Is it possible I have ovulated with creamy mucus and negative ovulation sticks? Day 20 and no sign of egg white mucus but ovulating pain.

Is it possible I have ovulated with creamy mucus and negative ovulation sticks? Day 20 and no sign of egg white mucus but ovulating pain.

Probably not: If you've been testing daily and haven't had a positive ovulation stick, then ovulation is very unlikely. It's hard to tell ovulation pain from pain from some other source. ...Read more

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When should I get egg white cervical mucus?

Mid cycle: This type of mucous is a function of estrogen levels and is called estrogenic mucous. It is most evident right around ovulation or in the middle of the cycle from days 14-18. ...Read more

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Egg white mucus 4-5 days before period. Why?

It is normal: Some women can have egg white mucus before periods and it is normal
but egg white mucus before ovulation makes it ideal envoirenment for sperms helping them swim up from the cervix and survive and increases chances of pregnancy.
But egg white mucus before periods does not increase chances of getting pregnant. ...Read more

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When does raw egg white mucus thing like arrive? Before or after ovulation?

Before: The cervical mucus becomes more egg white like in response to surging estrogen levels in the days just preceding ovulation. After ovulation the mucus begins to thicken. This thin mucus increase the chances of a pregnancy. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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So confused with my ovulation. I know I ovulated but am still seeing some egg white mucus what can that mean?

Ovulation: Ovulation occurs consistently about 14 days before your next cycle. If you know how many days there are from the first day of the bleeding to the next during your normal cycle just subtract 14 days. This allows you to predict when you should be ovulating. Cervical mucous is not a reliable indicator. It is highly subjective and for most will not be helpful. ...Read more

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On cd 11-12 I had a positive digital ovulation test (peak) today is cd 17 and I have egg white like mucus. Was it a false positive test?

Ovulation test: The home ovulation test is the more accurate than monitoring cervical mucous. Cervical mucous monitoring is not very accurate. The most accurate test for ovulation is a midluteal phase Progesterone blood test ...Read more

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Would the egg white mucus come that soon? I should ovulate tomorrow what are my chances w/ttc husband is going overseas he was home for weekend

Would the egg white mucus come that soon? I should ovulate tomorrow what are my chances w/ttc husband is going overseas he was home for weekend

?: I do not understand the abbreviation "w/ttc" and when you had intercourse in relation to when you think you are ovulating. How are you determining day of ovulation? ...Read more

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My hubby and I have been trying to make baby for sometime now. I notice a disorder in my cycle. I have not seen the fertile egg white mucus, sourbreast

Lack of mucus: Not all women notice a mucus discharge around ovulation. If it has been longer than 8 months of trying I suggest seeing an infertility specialist to get a work up and help you conceive. ...Read more

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If l have egg white cervical mucus does it mean l am ovulating or not?

Maybe: Could be either way: mucus is a v-e-r-y nonspecific finding, I'm afraid it doesn't tell you anything for certain. ...Read more

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I am 7 DPO. I'm not sure why I'm having egg white mucus still. Only had sex 4 DPO and started noticing the mucus for awhile?

I am 7 DPO. I'm not sure why I'm having egg white mucus still. Only had sex 4 DPO and started noticing the mucus for awhile?

16 years old: Vaginal discharge changes throughout the menstrual cycle but it can also be caused by infections. Yeast, bacterial vaginosis and several STDs are common. Testing is warranted to determine the cause. At age 16 it is not recommended that you try and use ovulation prediction as a birth control method. This is very inaccurate and often leads to pregnancy. Consider starting birth control ...Read more

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Is possible to ovulate without egg white cervical mucus? Thank you

Cervical Mucous: Yes. Of course. Cervical mucous is not in any way a good way to monitor your fertility or any part of the menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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My BBT is low but my cervical mucus is egg white, it is means I'm ovulate?

My BBT is low but my cervical mucus is egg white, it is means I'm ovulate?

Ovulation: Ovulation occurs consistently about 14 days before your next cycle. If you know how many days there are from the first day of the bleeding to the next during your normal cycle just subtract 14 days. This allows you to predict when you should be ovulating. Cervical mucous and body temperatures are not reliable indicators. They are highly subjective and for most will not be helpful. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to still have egg white cervical mucus and not ovulate?

Is it possible for me to still have egg white cervical mucus and not ovulate?

Yes: Ewcm usually accompanies ovulation, but many women don't notice it at all. Mucus is a very "soft" non-specific way of detecting ovulation. If you have mostly regular periods each month, you are 99% ovulating during those cycles. ...Read more

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I had egg white cervical mucus for 2 days then today its white lotion what is it and why?

Cycle related: As you go through your menstrual cycle, your ovary makes different hormones at different times. These change the cervical mucus. The egg white mucus is most typical for ovulation, but does not guarentee that you are not ovulating and fertile at other times.
Both sound normal, but if something is new this month, see your gyn to make sure you don't have an infection. ...Read more

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Egg White Allergy (Definition)

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