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Anonymous asked in HealthWomen's Health · 2 months ago

What are the signs of ovulation?

Update:

Thank you very much, for the answers. I didn't know that ovulation kits existed, I'll check them out :)

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    2 months ago
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    Well, it being day 10-18 of your cycle is a big indicator. Also:

    Increased libido, mittleschmerz(unilateral, lower belly pain, around the ovary that is releasing the egg that month), stretchy discharge, MAYBE some spotting, an increase basal body temperature right before ovulation and then a drop during ovulation, etc.

    It can be hard to tell for many women, and many resort to ovulation kits if they’re trying to conceive.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    If you are tracking VERY CAREFULLY and understand HOW to do it, there is a slight change in body temperature around the time of ovulation.  This is something that needs to be tracked and charted EVERY DAY to be accurate.  (you can't just check for a few days when  you think it might be time for ovulation because you wouldn't have a baseline for what your temperature is when you are not ovulating)

    Many women also experience stringy discharge at about the time of ovulation.  It is usually clear or slightly whitish in color.  

    Some women experience a little pain or a little cramping on either their left or ride side.   (there is an ovary on each side and they take turns ovulating - so if the left ovary is going to produce the egg, the pain would happen on the left side - if the right ovary is going to produce the egg, the pain would happen on the right side.)   NOT EVERY WOMAN HAS OVULATION PAIN.  

    Chemically, there is a change in hormone levels.  Ovulation tests look for that  hormone change.  

    All of those things indicate ovulation might have happened or is about to happen.  NONE of those things actually guarantee that ovulation actually DID happen.  The body can go through all the changes and all the phases and still not actually release a mature egg.  

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