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How To Determine Ovulation With Irregular Periods
Most do, but: Irregularly. Every time you have a normal period you ovulated before it. Months you skip, you didn't. As a side note: are you really 16 (like it says in your profile?) if so it's very common for teens to have irregular ovulations and periods, that later straighten out in a few years. ...Read more
They're associated!: Irregular periods are caused when your body's signals for ovulation and menstruation get confused by hormonal imbalances that can be related to your thyroid (TSH), pituitary (LH/FSH/prolactin), ovaries (estrogen/progesterone). Many external factors can affect the hormones: malnutrition, stress, obesity, for example. Hormonal contraception can help to regulate your periods, which is healthier. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ovulation: You can get a basal body temp. Thermometer at the drug store and follow the directions. When you ovulate your temp. Will rise and this means you have ovulated. ...Read more
LH surge kit: You can monitor your basal body temperature with a special thermometer and you can check your cervical mucus. Or you can invest in a fertility monitor, or buy lh test strips, and check your urine every day to see when your surge occurs. The lh surge predicts ovulation a day or so in advance. If your periods are very irregular, you may want to see a gyn for help. ...Read more
Unsure: When the periods are irregular it is difficult to predict when ovulation will occur - however, it is quite easy to tell when ovulation did occur when the period starts. The period will start for every woman who ovulates 14 days later. So when the period starts, ovulation was 2 weeks before the first day of that period. ...Read more
Ovulation calculator: On many websites, you can find ovulation calculators. There are now apps for smart phones. Just download it and for the next few months put in the dates of the first day of your menstrual period. The calculator helps you track your period and your most fertile days to help with conception or pregnancy prevention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get checked out: If you're very irregular get checked out right away to find out why; if you're having long cycles like 35-40 days you could use an ovulation predictor kit but will go through many sticks. An ob/gyn or reproductive endocrinology & infertility md can find out why you're irregular, checking for pcos or other hormone problems or low egg supply. Knowing the reason should help you to conceive faster. ...Read more
You may not: When you have irregular periods, you may have to rely on other methods, such as tracking basal body temperature, monitoring cervical mucous. If you are someone who has ovarian pain with ovulation, that can help too. Of course ovulation predictor kits are great for pts who know appx when ovulating, but may be cost prohibitive if you're not sure... You could spend a lot of $ trying to guess! ...Read more
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