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can you have the egg yoke type discharge other times than ovulation

i have read that it is a sing of ovulation, but could you get it other times?

i used the ovulation calculator, and it said my most fertile day would probably be between last tuesday and yesterday (sunday).

i didnt have the dischagre during this time, but i do remember having it about 5-7 days before that, so only about a week ater my period started. what would be the most likely conclusion? tha its a sign of something else, or that i just ovulate early?


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Asked by erika_wright at 7:42 PM on Sep. 28, 2009 in Trying to Conceive

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  • It is possible to have multiple patches of fertile cervical mucus. The only way to know for sure whether you've actually ovulated is to chart your basal body temperature; without that, you can only guess, since cervical mucus can be fertile-quality at times other than ovulation and even OPKs can detect a rise in LH even if you aren't actually about to ovulate. Ovulation calendars on-line are not reliable at all; our bodies are not clocks, and even the most regular of women can have an off cycle every now and then. You need to listen to your body's signs, not dates a website gives you with no information other than your last period and the length of your cycle (which changes month to month for a lot of women).

    If your cervical mucus has completely dried up since the fertile patch you mentioned, then it's very possible that you ovulated early. No way to tell, though, until your period shows up or you get a positive test.

    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 10:54 PM on Sep. 28, 2009

  • same with me i get it a couple times a month

    Answer by bmdred at 12:34 AM on Sep. 29, 2009

  • thanks guys. i havent started charting yet bc we just started trying, and im trying to be kinda relaxed about it. i know the online calculators are not reliable, but i figured it could give me some sort of idea. i have never ttc before, dd was a surprise.

    Answer by erika_wright at 12:40 AM on Sep. 29, 2009

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