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    cmaloney9

    It looks like the chart description for PCOS actually describes the "custom chart" example.. Hmm

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    Courtney

    Whoops! You're right! Thanks for pointing that out :)

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    traceylfawcett

    Last month my temperature shift happened on the 22nd day of my cycle. (I have an approximate 34 day cycle). I am currently on my 25th day of my cycle and have yet to see a temperature shift. I've also taken 20 ovulation tests this month and did not get a positive.... Is something wrong? Or is it possible that I just won't ovulate this month?

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    Courtney

    Hey there! Many women ovulate on different days in different cycles, so it's possible you just haven't ovulated yet this cycle. Have you noticed any fertile-quality cervical fluid yet? If so, this could be a sign that your body is gearing up to ovulate, but hasn't quite produced enough estrogen to do so. Keep tracking your cervical fluid and temps to see if you do ovulate.

    If you don't ovulate this cycle, don't stress - it's fairly common to have an anovulatory cycle every once in a while. Common reasons for not ovulating include illness, travel, stress, getting too much strenuous exercise, significant weight gain or loss, breastfeeding, and just having come off hormonal birth control. If you think any of these factors could apply to you, then that could be the reason why you didn't ovulate. If you don't ovulate in the next several cycles, however, you may want to talk to your doctor. 

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    traceylfawcett

    I have actually noticed a lot of fertile cervical fluid in the last couple of days, that was the only thing keeping me hopeful that I would ovulate. Yesterday morning my temp was 97.7 (the lowest it's been in the cycle so far), this morning it jumped to 98.3, do you think it's safe to say that's a temperature shift? I guess I won't know for sure until I see my BBT tomorrow morning right?

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    Courtney

    Hey there,

    It depends - is 98.3 at least .1 degrees higher than any of the temps from the previous 6 days? If so, and if your temps remain in this higher range for at least 3 consecutive days, then yes, that would be considered a temperature shift. Hope this helps :) 

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    traceylfawcett

    Yes 98.3 is the highest it's been so far this cycle. I'm hoping that it's still high again tomorrow morning, cause if it is then I'll know I ovulated (Phew!) Thanks for all of your help!! :)

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    angharad.davies21

    I'm slightly confused; it was my understanding that ovulation meant releasing an egg from the ovaries which then results in menstruation a few weeks later. So, how can you bleed without having ovulated? 

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    Courtney

    Hey Angharad, some women can have what is known as breakthrough bleeding, in which a woman's body doesn't produce enough progesterone to sustain the uterine lining. The lining is shed, and she gets what appears to be a period - even though she hasn't ovulated. You can learn more about breakthrough bleeding here.

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    macdonald_e

    Hi! Thank you for having a PCOS chart! It makes chart seem a little less abnormal. My question is about BBT. I have been taking it correctly--same time every day, I don't even sit up before taking it, etc. However, my temperatures are all over the place, sometimes with a difference of 0.5 degrees Celsius (yes, half a degree) or more from one day to the next. I know that BBTs for PCOS can be erratic, but this seems ridiculous. Is this still in the range of "normal", or could something else be going on? I have an appointment with my doctor next week--is this something that I should bring to her attention?

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    sarah.miller29

    Can you have a long cycle (ovulate late) like chart above and not have PCOS? My chart and cycles are similar but my hormonal blood work came back normal.

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    Sam

    Hi Sarah,

    Yes, you can have a longer cycle due to factors other than PCOS (stress is one that comes to mind).  Hope this helps!

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    vkay2191

    Do women with PCOS have this kind of cycle every cycle? I have noticed with my cycles that every other cycle is long and looks similar to this, but then the cycles in between are around 30 days and very normal looking, ovulating around day 17 or so.

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    entumlin

    Curious if anyone knows of hcg levels being higher in women with PCOS? I am on day 25 of my cycle. TTC on days 10 & 11. Got sick on day 17, and remained feeling bad on and off to day 24 (yesterday) when I got sick again, and then I got sick today as well. I've been taking Metformin since July 28th and initially just had diarrhea. That has subsided but I can't figure out if I could be pregnant or if it's the medicine. So frustrating!! Anyone else been pregnant and gotten sick as early as week 2?

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    Kayla Strata

    Hello!

    How would you know this is a PCOS chart instead of someone who just ovulated late?

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    jillecrowe

    I got a peak OPK 5 days ago. It lasted for two days and then I got a low/negative. The next day, I got a high OPK. My temp rose from 96.9 to 97.2 and has been there for two days after that first positive OPK. Do you think I ovulated that first time? Is it possible I'm releasing two eggs?

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    alumbus

    Hi there! Is it possible to have an anovulatory cycle following a miscarriage and D&C. I had a period 6 weeks after D&C (and temp rise indicated ovulation) but this time I had a false peak at day 17, and I am now on day 21 and haven't ovulated. I have suffered from PCO but not the full syndrome in the past. A bit concerned as am trying to fall pregnant. Thank you.

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