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When can I know I have ovulated?

By Anonymous August 1, 2014 - 8:08am
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I'm on birth control pills to regulated my period but I live with my boyfriend and we have had unprotected sex I have missed some pills. Can that mean I can be pregnant but my main question is when do you know if you are ovulated do you get symptomes?

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Hello Anonymous,

Tracking ovulation begins with determining the length of your menstrual cycle.

The monthly cycle is measured from the first day of her menstrual period until the first day of her next period. On average, a woman’s cycle normally is between 28-32 days, but some women may have much shorter or much longer cycles.

Ovulation can be calculated by starting with the first day of the last menstrual period or by calculating 12-16 days from the next expected period. Most women ovulate anywhere between Day 11 – Day 21 of their cycle, counting from the first day of the last menstrual period.

Ovulation can occur at various times during a cycle, and may occur on a different day each month. Using an ovulation calculator can help you. Such tools are available online.

Some common signs of ovulation include:

Changes in cervical fluid- most women notice an increase in cervical fluid, which often resembles egg whites, on the day of ovulation.

Changes in basal body temperature - The increase in temperature is the sign that ovulation has just occurred. Tracking your basal body temperature accurately over a few months can help you predict when ovulation is going to occur.

Breast tenderness - Some women notice breast tenderness, similar to premenstrual breast tenderness, right around the time they ovulate. Other women may not notice this until after they ovulate.

Some women have an increased sex drive, cramping on one side, or light spotting mid-cycle.I hope this information is helpful.


August 1, 2014 - 9:43am
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