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Posted by: RR | 2010-09-13

Ovulation

Hi, we are trying to conceive but I am having trouble working out when I''m ovulating as my cycle is irregular. Since Jan my cycle has been the following (no. of days): 25, 26, 28, 29, 24, 27, 29, 28, 24. How do I work out when I''ll be ovulating when my cycle is so messed up?

Could you possibly tell me when my nest ovulation will be?

Thanks.

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Our expert says:
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Dear RR

The best advise would be to start home ovulation monitoring using the urine LH testing strips, which are commercially available. You should start testing from about Day-8 or Day-9 of your cycle, counting the first day of bleeding as Day-1. The ovulation testing kits will detect ovulation 40 hours in advance before the release of the egg and in this way one can not only pre-empt ovulation but also time intercourse accordingly.

Answered by: Dr M.I. Cassim

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Posted by: Fertility expert | 2010-09-15

Dear RR

The best advise would be to start home ovulation monitoring using the urine LH testing strips, which are commercially available. You should start testing from about Day-8 or Day-9 of your cycle, counting the first day of bleeding as Day-1. The ovulation testing kits will detect ovulation 40 hours in advance before the release of the egg and in this way one can not only pre-empt ovulation but also time intercourse accordingly.

Answered by: Dr M.I. Cassim

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Posted by: Xen | 2010-09-13

The best thing to do is visit your gynae or a fertility specialist and have ultrasounds to ascertain when you are ovulating. I had very irregular periods as well and it was a waste of time even trying the ovulation kits.

You may need to treat the underlying cause of your irregular cycles anyway, that is if there is a problem, so your best best would be to visit the fertility specialist.

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