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19 Aug 2011

Predicting Ovulation
Good day, my husband and I are trying to conceive but every online calculator I have looked at tells me

Then I happen to go to my gynecologist for my yearly checkup and she commented that I had a good looking follicle and that it should be ready in about 3 days for up to 4 days, this information contradicted what the calculators told me.

As I would like to know for each month when I am ovulation as to ensure a higher number of success, could you kindly advise when ovulation starts occurring and for how long. My cycle is 28 days and usually 3 days long. I am 31 and he is 36.

i.e. my cycle started on 27 July and my visit to my gyne was on 10 Aug and the ''ready'' stage was from 13 Aug.
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Fertility expert

01 Jan 0001

Dear Excited

In a patient with regular 28-day cycle and no other hormonal imbalances, it is expected that ovulation would occur in the mid-cycle phase i.e. day-14 of the cycle. However there is considerable variation even in a regular 28-day cycle which may result in a shift in ovulation by 2 days either prior to day-14 i.e. from day-12 to day-16. To more accurately detect ovulation I would recommend the use of the urine LH detection kits such as Clearplan commencing from round about day-10 of your cycle. Should you not detect any changes on this ovulation testing method then follicle tracking by ultrasound scans with your gynaecologist would be recommended for at least 2 to 3 cycles to establish whether you have an erratic ovulation and possibly dysfunctional luteal phase.

Answered by: Dr M.I. Cassim
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