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What kind of cervical mucus I should have when ovulating?

What kind of cervical mucus I should have when ovulating?

Thin watery: Close to ovulation mucus becomes thin, watery, odorless. There are more accurate ways to identify impending ovulation as ovulation predictor kits that measure lh surge in urine. Ovulation ensues about 12- 36 hours after surge. ...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 kind of cervical mucus should I have when ovulating?

Thin and watery: The cervical mucus becomes thin and watery in the days leading up to ovulation. Following ovulation it becomes thick. ...Read more

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Can i ovulate without cervical mucus?

Can i ovulate without cervical mucus?

Female Fertility: Cervical mucous is a sign that some use to tell when they are more fertile. But, ovulation is in no way dependent on cervical mucous. The process of ovulation occurs in the ovary and not the cervix. ...Read more

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Do cervical mucus changes signal ovulation date?

Do cervical mucus changes signal ovulation date?

Roughly...: Around the time of ovulation, the amount of cervical mucus increases and it becomes more thin, clear, watery and elastic in response to estrogen produced in the body. After ovulation as the body shifts from estrogen to progesterone, the mucus becomes more thick, opaque and sticky. Tracking these changes can help you to know when you may ovulate, but is not a very reliable form of birth control! ...Read more

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How does my cervical mucus look the day i ovulate?

How does my cervical mucus look the day i ovulate?

Relatively thin: Mucus plug of cervix thorns out, allows for fertilization. Not the only finding around ovulation, so don't count on that alone. ...Read more

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I have no cervical mucus around time of ovulation?

No mucus: Obviously this is a concern… since this mucus is driven by estrogen which peaks midcycle i wonder about ovulation. Have you had any surgery done to your cervix-cryosurgery for an abnormal pap smear/cervical dysplasia or a leep procedure? I think a midcycle ultrasound will help elucidate whether or not your ovulating and you can actually see the mucus in the canal by ultrasound at that time. ...Read more

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Why do I have cervical mucus when i'm not ovulating?

Normal: Cervical mucus is made in some amount all month long. ...Read more

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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

Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more


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Ovulation (Definition)

Ovulation is the act of the ovary releasing the egg after it has been hormonally prepared, to be ...Read more