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Am I not ovulating?

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MF24 Wed 30-Sep-20 21:36:13

I have a fairly regular cycle, always between 26 and 28 days, and have been tracking my LH and BBT the last few cycles. I have been getting a sudden LH surge on CD11, with all the usual ovulation symptoms and EWCM, and with OPKs staying positive a few days after and BBT rising a few days after and staying up until AF. Possibly ovulating around CD12/13.

This month though, I have been getting positive OPKs since CD9, now CD15 with no obvious peak, and my BBT has ranged between 36.1-36.4C during this time. I haven't had any obvious symptoms of ovulation either.

Has anyone experienced this before, could I be not ovulating? Any advice welcome please, feeling very disheartened that this could be another month with no success ☹️

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Kay00 Wed 30-Sep-20 21:52:01

Hi @MF24 it is possible that you haven't ovulated yet, or that you won't ovulate this cycle. It doesn't seem unusual for women to have random long cycles where they ovulate much later or to have an anovulatory cycle. The good news is that all cycles until now you have been able to identify ovulation.

Do you have a chart you can share?

MF24 Wed 30-Sep-20 22:09:04

It is normal to have anovulatory cycles do you know @Kay00? I've researched it a bit and it makes me worry there is something else going on causing it, which is maybe why we haven't had any success so far...

So below is my chart for this month and then compared to last month - it's given me a LH peak but if you compare the 2 peaks you can see it's not really a peak. Plus I have attached my tests so you can see the peak test looks pretty much the same as all the others I have done, and compare it to my last months very obvious positive OPK peak!

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MF24 Wed 30-Sep-20 22:09:53

Wouldn't let me upload more than 3 photos, this is last months peak OPK!

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Kay00 Wed 30-Sep-20 23:15:00

It looks to me as though you have had an LH surge but not a peak, and as a result you haven't ovulated yet. Your body may try again this cycle (your cycle may be longer) so keep testing with OPKS

MF24 Wed 30-Sep-20 23:17:59

Thanks @Kay00, will keep trying and hopefully it's just late this month 🤞🏻

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Emmaemma23 Wed 30-Sep-20 23:19:04

I was convinced I didn't ovulate last month but here I am almost 8 weeks pregnant. I tried temping and never got the temperature rise at ovulation confused

MF24 Thu 01-Oct-20 15:12:10

Well that's very interesting to know @Emmaemma23 ! Congratulations ☺️

Did you do OPKs? Today is my 7th day of positive OPKs, in fact it's a stronger result than the last 2 days, and my temp is still low so I'm very confused!

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Kay00 Thu 01-Oct-20 15:29:28

@MF24 Some women have long LH surges (mine happens to be very short), it just means you body is building up to ovulate. Ideally you will see you OPKs become negative again and then you temperature will rise. The temperature rise will happen as a result of Ovulation, and the positive OPKs indicate an LH surge which will hopefully result in Ovulation

Orlandoflorida1 Thu 01-Oct-20 18:04:34

@MF24 I’m having the same problems. Last month I started temping and am sure I ovulated as had positive OPK the a bbt rise. This month I’m now CD17 and no positive OPK and no temp rise 😔

MF24 Thu 01-Oct-20 18:16:18

Usually my surges are sudden and short @Kay00 so not sure what has happened this month! Just going to keep BD'ing until I see a negative OPK and temp rise I think...

Sorry to hear that @Orlandoflorida1, it's so disheartening to think you have missed a month isn't it ☹️ I'm a bit worried this happened a few months ago too, before I started tracking LH and BBT, as I had no symptoms or EWCM. I might schedule a visit to the GP as we have been trying a few months now and I'm worried there might be something else going on.

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Orlandoflorida1 Thu 01-Oct-20 18:20:58

@MF24 yes it’s horrible as you start thinking the worst. I hope this is a one off and I ovulate next month. Happy to stay in touch 😊

MF24 Thu 01-Oct-20 18:26:16

Oh I'm so terrible for overthinking! Yes definitely @Orlandoflorida1 - I'll let you know if I ever ovulate this month and what the GP says if I go ☺️

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Orlandoflorida1 Thu 01-Oct-20 19:19:42

@MF24 please do! I’ve got my GP calling tomorrow!

MF24 Thu 01-Oct-20 19:29:16

Ooo fingers crossed for you @Orlandoflorida1! 🤞🏻

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Orlandoflorida1 Fri 02-Oct-20 12:04:41

Well the GP told me that because I already have a child they won’t even look at anything even a blood test until we’ve been trying 2 years. She said she needed to check the guidelines but she was sure that was the case.

MF24 Fri 02-Oct-20 12:21:19

Well that's not very helpful of them @Orlandoflorida1... could you try a different GP? How long have you been trying this time if you don't mind me asking?

I've randomly had EWCM last night and today, but my BBT is the same and my OPK has actually tested quite low for the first time in days, so I don't think my body knows what it's doing this month! Almost looking forward to AF so we can write this month off and hope next month things go back to normal ☹️

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Orlandoflorida1 Fri 02-Oct-20 12:46:23

I haven’t been on any contraception since having my daughter (almost 2) but only actually been “trying” for a few months! But I’ve had different length cycles and unusual cycles since May last year now! I usually have a period every month but my cycles can range from 27 day’s to 30+ and my bleed isn’t always heavy. It’s only now I’m tracking it I’m concerned and putting it all together! How long have you been temping for?

Orlandoflorida1 Sat 03-Oct-20 08:22:06

Well I’ve had a temp rise this morning so maybe I ovulated yesterday! Il have to see if it stays up! Only DTD yesterday and then 3 days before O day if it was yesterday

MF24 Sat 03-Oct-20 11:06:09

I know what you mean @Orlandoflorida1, I think I'm only seeing something is wrong now I'm paying attention to my symptoms because I'm TTC! I've been tracking BBT and LH for the last 2 months but TTC for 6 - the last 2 I have had a clear LH peak and temp rise, however this month my chart is so messy and shows no clear ovulation ☹️

That's good news!! We've been DTD every other day for past week now just to be safe, probably will keep going until I get a temp rise. Was really hoping for one this morning but nothing! I've kind of given up hope for this month.

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Orlandoflorida1 Sat 03-Oct-20 12:17:35

What cd are you on now @MF24? Our stories sound v similar!

MF24 Sat 03-Oct-20 15:31:12

They do! I must say, obviously I'm sad to hear you are having problems but it's really comforting to find someone going through a similar experience - we're trying for our first so we've not told anyone, and it's become quite lonely for me.

I'm on CD18, usually my cycles are 26-28 days but who knows how long this one will be as I've had another strong positive OPK today!

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Orlandoflorida1 Sat 03-Oct-20 19:23:00

@MF24 if you want to chat via WhatsApp I’d be happy to. I’m cycle day 20 so not far behind you! Yeah it does get lonely! It’s nice to have someone to talk to!

Orlandoflorida1 Sat 03-Oct-20 20:27:58

Not far ahead of you rather 😂

MF24 Sun 04-Oct-20 11:40:32

That would be lovely!

So update - had a very strong peak OPK today finally!! And temp is at 36.2C, so hopefully I'm finally going to ovulate! I'm a little worried about how late this is but just going to go with it and see what happens 🤞🏻

How are things with you?

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