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If I have no fertile mucus could i still ouvlate if the ovulation test is postive or could it be a false postive ?

If I have no fertile mucus could i still ouvlate if the ovulation test is postive  or could it be a false postive ?

OPK beats mucus: Every time. The opk are not perfect but they are highly reliable, 'fertile mucus' is very ambiguous. I'd trust the opk everytime. ...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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What does post ovulation mucus look like ? And are you still fertile

What does post ovulation mucus look like ? And are you still fertile

Wives Tales: Vaginal in cervical mucous are not in any way indicative of any part of a menstrual cycle. They are not a reliable monitoring tool please do nit spend your life examining these bodily fluids. ...Read more

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Took ovidrel on Monday, told I would ovulate 2day but I have no fertile mucus present to confirm ovulation. Can i ovulate later on ovidrel?

Testing: Cervical mucous is not a great way to assess ovulation. The best way is to check a Progesterone test on day 21 to see if ovulation occurred. Cervical mucous monitoring works for some but not others. ...Read more

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Does sperm live in fertile mucus until your ovulation date?

Does sperm live in fertile mucus until your ovulation date?

Depends : Once deposited the sperm will exhaust the energy they have on hand to complete fertilization within 48-72 hours +/-. If a ripe egg is encountered along the way, fertilization can occur. If not, the material is shed or absorbed by the body. ...Read more

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I am having ovulation pain but no cervical mucus the week I am supposed to be fertile, is this normal?

I am having ovulation pain but no cervical mucus the week I am supposed to be fertile, is this normal?

Cervical mucus: Some women do have notice or have an increase n cervical mucus prior to ovulation, and this may be normal for you. If you haven't concieved in 6 mos i suggest intrauterine insemination to get the sperm into your tract. ...Read more

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My cervix mucus is thick white and creamy im ment to ovulate tomorrow does this mucus mean im at my highest day of fertility?

My cervix mucus is thick white and creamy im ment to ovulate tomorrow does this mucus mean im at my highest day of fertility?

No: With thick white and creamy cervical mucus indicates that your might already ovulated. For women prior ovulation, the cervical mucus should be clear, thin, watery. ...Read more

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How much fertile cervical mucus in healthy ovulation cycle? I remember having lots of it till a few years back but not nearly as much now. Am i doomed

Cervical mucous: 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. Monitoring ovulation via cervical mucous is not very reliable. ...Read more

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I had a peak fertility on my digital opk cd 11-12. On cd 17 I had egg white mucus. When did I ovulate? Was opk wrong?

I had a peak fertility on my digital opk cd 11-12. On cd 17 I had egg white mucus. When did I ovulate? Was opk wrong?

The opk may be wrong: The digital lh monitors are good but there can be false positives. On the other hand clear cervical mucus is a good but not perfect sign of high estradiol usually from ovulation but can be from an ovarian cyst. Consider working with a physician to check via ultrasound or blood to better know your cycle if this happens repetitively. Also when the next cycle comes or you have a +preg test will help ...Read more

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Does Plan B work during/after ovulation? For instance if you take it the day after you notice fertile cervical mucus?

Prior to ovulation..: Plan B works mainly by delaying ovulation. Some claim it prevents implantation after conception but not all studies have shown this to be true. Its controversial. The unknown here is whether-or-not you ovulated prior to taking it. Cervical mucus is not reliable enough to know. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Period shud b 2-3dys frm now.have vaginal dischrgd like cervical mucus.is there a pocbity im fertile even if i have already ovulated?jz had sex wd bf

Period shud b 2-3dys frm now.have vaginal dischrgd like cervical mucus.is there a pocbity im fertile even if i have already ovulated?jz had sex wd bf

Sure: One can never be certain when ovulation is going to occur. If you do not want to be pregnant then do not have sex without condoms or birth control. If you feel your discharge is abnormal then schedule a visit for testing ...Read more

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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

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How long after fertile mucus is detected, is the egg released?

How long after fertile mucus is detected, is the egg released?

Varies: An egg is usually released within 2 to 4 days after the start of the cervical mucus change. ...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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Does fertile cervical mucus cause soerm to live longer how and why?

Does fertile cervical mucus cause soerm to live longer how and why?

It prevents destruct: Sperms remain healthy and are fertile no loss or destruction of sperms. ...Read more

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How long can sperm survive in the female with no fertile mucus present?

How long can sperm survive in the female with no fertile mucus present?

How do you know?: How do you no that no mucus or hospitable environment is available. Don't know when mucous is "fertile" and when it isn't. Sperm can last up to 5 days. If you don't want to get pregnant, don't have unprotected sex. ...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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