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If I Have Irregular Periods When Do I Ovulate
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
How to know if i am having irregular periods? Even if I have irregular periods does that mean I am not ovulating?
Keep a calendar: The frequency of periods varies among women but should be fairly regular and predictable. Their can be some difference in time between your periods and this still be normal. When their are big differences in your cycle you are less likely to be ovulating regularly. This does not mean that you don't ovulate at all and you could still get pregnant. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Can be hard to tell: When you have irregular periods, it becomes more difficult to pinpoint when you ovulate. There are ovulation predictor kits (OPK) that you can buy over the counter. They detect LH surges (urine test). These are often frustrating to use for women with irregular menses. More accurate way is to have your doctor follow you with transvaginal sonograms and blood work (progesterone levels). ...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
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
Yes. Use an OPK kit: Regular periods mean you're ovulating regularly - try using an ovulation predictor kit (opk): test between 10 am and noon, starting on day 10 of your cycle. The first morning urine is not as accurate. Try the ovuquick brand if a drugstore test doesn't work for you. The day of a + ve test and the next 2 days are your most fertile days. If you're not pregnant after 12 months ttc see a rei specialist. ...Read more
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
Irregular periods: you have a period when you ovulate ...Read more
I am having irregular menstruation cycle and i want to be pregnant so I do not know if i ovulate and if I am ovulating I do not know when. ?
Not sure when I ovulate due to irregular periods. If I have sex a day after my periods end can I fall pregnant?
Impossible: You get pregnant when you ovulate. We cannot predict, speculate, or just guess about this. I think most of us here would remind you that you learned in school that any unprotected sexual intercourse can lead to pregnancy. If you are unwilling to take effective measures to prevent pregnancy you have to accept the consequences and accept that you may become pregnant. ...Read more
Sometimes you don't: The reason for irregular menses among people with pcos is because they are often annovulatory (or they do not ovulate). Most likely you do ovulate just not on a regular monthly schedule. If your goal is to get pregnant a gyn can help you to ovulate. Otherwise a birth control pill is the standard first line treatment for annovulatory abnormal bleeding. But talk to your doc about options. ...Read more
If I have irregular periods and I don't keep track when I ovulate, when should I take a pregnancy test?
Anytime: If you have been exposed and think there is a possibility you can do one anytime. There are simple over the counter tests available at the dollar store. They are not as accurate early in pregnancy as they are after a month or so but when positive, they are indicative of pregnancy. ...Read more
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