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Is it possible to ovulate twice in one cycle ?

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lovelymumof4 Sat 01-Mar-14 19:32:53

I think i may have ovulated very early this cycle, like around day 5. Now i'm day 17 and think i might be ovulating again. Have done an OPK as i'm fed up with these, they aren't helping me. i'm just going on a bit of EWCM. Really hoping i may have conceived and that this is the mucus you sometimes get in early pregnancy.

MolotovCocktail Sat 01-Mar-14 19:42:31

Yeah, I think you can ovulate twice in one cycle, though I don't know how common it is.

mawbroon Sat 01-Mar-14 19:46:51

I think ovulating twice can happen, but it tends to be within 24 hours ish rather than 12 days later as you describe.

What can happen though is that the body gears up for ovulation and produces EWCM, but the hormone levels may not become high enough to trigger ovulation and then the body has another try later in the cycle.

I read that in taking charge of your fertility I think, but not 100% sure.

The thing to remember about OPKs is that they only detect the hormonal surge leading up to ovulation. They don't actually confirm that ovulation has taken place.

lovelymumof4 Sat 01-Mar-14 20:58:21

Yeah i think that's what's likely happening, my body is gearing up for ovulation but doesn't actually happen as my hormone levels are not high enough. I'm in perimenopause so i guess that makes sense. Would fertility drugs correct this ?

MolotovCocktail Sat 01-Mar-14 21:42:18

Well, drugs like clomid stimulate ovulation so it might work. With respect, if you are perimenopausal, I wonder what the quality of your eggs would be like? Might be worth asking a fertility specialist about.

mawbroon Sat 01-Mar-14 21:42:28

Pass re fertility drugs. No idea, sorry!!

lovelymumof4 Sat 01-Mar-14 21:45:53

Eggs are not of a good quality i suspect. I have ovulated a few months back as blood tests confirmed it. Like you say though even if i do have a few eggs they are probably poor quality so won't fertilise. I have a high FSH. I'm only 38, can't believe i have run out of eggs just yet.

sharond101 Sat 01-Mar-14 22:11:15

I wouldn't have thought your womb could have been thick enough at day 5 for implantation?

lovelymumof4 Sat 01-Mar-14 22:13:08

No thats what i thought. However, if i ovulated today on day 17 then it might be. Hope this is my lucky month.

lovelymumof4 Sat 01-Mar-14 22:14:57

Going to go buy myself a Persona. Got pregnant with my son 15 years ago using this device in the first month. Just maybe it will work for me this time.

Lauren83 Sat 01-Mar-14 22:24:36

I'm 30 and my FSH is 23, I have been getting ovulation signs still, I'm not sure on clomid but I'm not suitable for ivf now and had my second cycle cancelled x

lovelymumof4 Sat 01-Mar-14 22:38:32

My most recent FSH was 15. I can try the Clomid upto FSH of 15. I don't hold out much hope. But then i know of a lady in her 40s with an FSH of 24 who is pregnant now. So it can happen. x

Lauren83 Sat 01-Mar-14 22:42:34

I know you do hear of it, we were given a zero % chance of conceiving my the ivf clinic, not even 1%! But I have dodgy tubes too, my FSH was 9 last year it just jumped after my first ivf in Sept 2013 x

lovelymumof4 Sat 01-Mar-14 23:10:17

So the IVF made your FSH shoot up then, that's a huge jump to go from 9 to 23. Perhaps it has come down again now x

lovelymumof4 Sun 02-Mar-14 20:12:27

Feeling nauseous today, could be a stomach bug, hoping not. Going to wait a few more days and POAS!!!

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