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Ovulation Symptoms: 4 Symptoms You Can Reveal Yourself + Clues of Pelvic Exam

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Ovulation symptoms are more prominent in some women and less perceptible in others. Whether you concentrate on them or not also counts. For women, who are taking efforts to conceive, paying attention to ovulation is crucial, since it tags their most fertile days. Though every female organism is individual and so are its reactions to certain physiological processes, such as ovulation, we will try to identify the most common symptoms you are supposed to experience when you are ovulating. Knowing them will help you to plan your pregnancy more efficiently.

How to Determine Ovulation for Sure?

Who doesn’t want to know something as important as the most favorable day for conception for sure, with 100% guarantee? Certainly, most women do, especially if they are having difficulties with getting pregnant. Besides your personal sensations and ovulation signs you can notice, there are a few maximally reliable methods of ovulation detection.

  • Ultrasound. This method will give you those desirable 100% of sureness that ovulation has or hasn’t occurred, in case you do ultrasound a few days in a row in the middle of your cycle. However, the procedure is performed only in the medical setting and is chargeable.
  • Basal body temperature. Measuring your basal body temperature (oral, vaginal or rectal method) first time in the morning after waking up and still staying in bed, you will get a trustworthy sign that ovulation has occurred, if you do the measurements strictly according to the rules. A temperature leap of no less than 0,4 Celsius is the evidence that ovulation has occurred.
  • Ovulation tests. They can be purchased in any pharmacy, same like pregnancy tests. The purpose of ovulation tests is to detect luteinizing hormone that body begins to produce actively a few hours prior to the moment when the mature ovum comes out of the follicle. If you do such tests twice a day during the days, when you are supposed to ovulate, you will get quite accurate results.
  • Gynecological exam. Doing a pelvic exam in the middle of the cycle, a gynecologist will detect the symptoms, most of which a woman isn’t able to spot herself. They are described in greater detail below.

Ovulation Symptoms Revealed During Pelvic Exam

It should be mentioned that ovulation may occur not in every cycle. Approximately one cycle in a year is anovulatory, even in healthy women. Besides, rare ovulations are frequently found in women who are older than 35 y.o. Nevertheless, detection of ovulation is a noble goal that you should stick to if you really want to conceive. Your gynecologist will help you. Here are the symptoms your doctor can reveal in the middle of your cycle.

  • Close to the date of ovulation. If the current cycle is not anovulatory, your doctor will notice that in one of the ovaries one follicle is much larger than others. That is the one that is going to release the ovum.
  • Immediately before ovulation. The ovum is acquiring a little bump – the receptive spot.
  • X moment. The increased follicle disappears, the beside-uterine space contents some liquid, caused by the follicle rupture.

If you want to increase your chances in precise detection of ovulation, visit your gynecologist when you are in the middle of your cycle. An experienced doctor will notice slight opening of the internal uterine orifice and abundant transparent vaginal discharge.

Ovulation Symptoms You Can Spot Yourself

Your subjective sensations are also a weighty clue in determining ovulation. You may experience one of these:

  1. Acute or pulling pains of moderate intensity in the lower abdomen, localized in the spot of the ovary that released the ovum, i.e. either on the right or on the left side. The pains cease within a few hours.
  2. Ovulation spotting is rather rare than widespread. A droplet or a few of blood in the cervical mucus is reported by some women during ovulation.
  3. Egg-whites-like stretchy odorless discharge in healthy women is the most typical sign of ovulation. Many women even have to use daily sanitary pads due to increased vaginal secretions.
  4. Increased libido during ovulation is found in many women. However, this symptom is prominent not for every ovulating lady.

Ovulation symptoms help you to determine the day X. Ovulation itself actually lasts just for a few hours, however, your opportunity to conceive is there during the next 3 days after a follicle releases the mature ovum. We wish you to get pregnant easily and quickly whenever you feel ready for maternity, and may you give birth to a beautiful healthy baby.