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If I have irregular periods do I still ovulate? And when?

If I have irregular periods do I still ovulate? And when?

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

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Because I have irregular periods, do I not ovulate?

Because I have irregular periods, do I not  ovulate?

No: Irregular periods mean you don't ovulate reliably or regularly; if you have spontaneous periods you are ovulating sometimes. Any doctor who works with reproductive age women should be able to help you sort your cycles out better! ...Read more

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How to know if i am having irregular periods? Even if I have irregular periods does that mean I am not ovulating?

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

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How do I know when Im ovulating? I have a irregular period.

How do I know when Im ovulating?
I have a irregular period.

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

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How can I check ovulating days when I have irregular periods?

How can I check ovulating days when I have irregular periods?

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 more

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How can I tell if i ovulate if I have irregular periods?

How can I tell if i ovulate if I have irregular periods?

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

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Could i become pregnant if i don't have periods regularly?

Could i become pregnant if i don't have periods regularly?

Yes: Even with irregular periods it is frequently possible to get pregnant. If you don't want to get pregnant, you should use some form of contraception. If you want to get pregnant, and are having difficulty, irregular periods can be a sign of anovulation. See your doctor to find out. ...Read more

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If I have regular periods am i ovulating normally?

If I have regular periods am i ovulating normally?

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

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How do I get pregnant if I have irregular pieriods?

How do I get pregnant if I have irregular pieriods?

Irregular...: ...Periods make it difficult to predict the time of ovulation, but since ovulation does occur, sex close to the time of ovulation can produce a pregnancy. There are ways to detect ovulation which you can discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Because I have irregular periods, how can I tell when i ovulate?

Because I have irregular periods, how can I tell when i ovulate?

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

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When do I start nuvaring if irregular periods?

When do I start nuvaring if irregular periods?

Anytime if not pregn: As long as you are sure you aren't pregnant, you can start the NuvaRing anytime. So wait 3 weeks after last intercourse and start if pregnancy test is negative. It may take 2-3 months for your bleeding to be regular. ...Read more

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Irregular period. When do I ovulate?

Irregular period. When do I ovulate?

Difficult to tell: When one has irregular menstrual cycles it's very difficult to determine when ovulation is. Sometimes doing a basal body temperature chart maybe helpful. At times ultrasound can be helpful in addition to Progesterone blood testing. ...Read more

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Not sure when I ovulate due to irregular periods. If I have sex a day after my periods end can I fall pregnant?

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

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When do you ovulate if you have irregular periods and pcos?

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

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If I have irregular periods and I don't keep track when I ovulate, when should I take a pregnancy test?

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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How do I check my ovulation cycle? Considering I usually have irregular periods.

How do I check my ovulation cycle? Considering I usually have irregular periods.

Home Ovulation: I would watch your basal temps as well as getting home ovulation tests to try to tract the ovulations. ...Read more

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