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am i ovulating?

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Old 06-09-2006, 11:28 AM   #1
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o.k. i need a little help. My periods are very irregular, 35 - 45 days. My last period started on May 18th and finished on the 23rd. Now for the past 3 days every time I wipe there is a lot of discharge that is slippery and clear. i know that with a 28 day cycle you ovulate 14 days after the start of your period but can you tell with an irregular cycle by dates or do you just have to watch your discharge? Any response would be tons of help. Thank you everyone in advance

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Old 06-09-2006, 11:53 AM   #2
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Re: am i ovulating?

Im also wondering about this too! I have irregular/absent AF and have reoccuring fevers. I went awhile w/o discharge but now its a bit heavier then would be normal and sounds like yours.

Old 06-09-2006, 11:57 AM   #3
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Re: am i ovulating?

Yeah some months i also skip periods all together, but I have the cramping, moodiness etc. I'm just starting to chart my periods. Trying and hoping So hopefully some one can help us!!

Old 06-09-2006, 02:12 PM   #4
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Re: am i ovulating?

hi girls,
have either of you tried charting your temp?
that gives a clear indication of when you're ovulating and is said to be the best method.
with irregular cycles i would say to keep an eye on CM, and make sure you BD right from about the 12th day of your cycle through to around day 19, that way you are covering the whole middle section of your cycle so that sperm will always be present when you ovulate, whatever day it is.
Even people with regular cycles dont always ovulate bang on day 14, it can be anything between day 12-16. so my best advice is to chart your temp and do loads of BDing!
hope this helps

Old 06-09-2006, 02:17 PM   #5
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Re: am i ovulating?

Cervical mucus is definitely a good way to tell if you are ovulating, but it really needs to be used in conjunction with another method becuase you can have several patches of CM throughout your cycle. Kellie84 -- great job with already charting your periods. You really should consider charting your waking temperature (BBT) as well. That really is the best way to confirm that you are ovulating. Ovulation predictor kits also work well.

Ovulation is typically thought of as ocurring 14 days before the start of the next cycle, not 14 days after the start. This very well could be a fertile time for you because this is 14 days before cycle day 36. I hope this makes sense. If it doesn't, let me know and I will describe it another way.

Good luck!

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Old 06-09-2006, 06:48 PM   #6
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Re: am i ovulating?

Yeah thanks that helps a lot! I didn't know that it was 14 before your next period. Well I guess on a typical 28 day cycle it would be 14 days after too But for the irregular bunch of us that helps so much. Thanks for the help!!!

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