Why Would I Have EWCM 3 Days After Ov

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Jen - May 2

I took a ov test on day 15 and it was positive. I also took one on day 16 and it was positive, but my temps were still relatively low on day 17 and 18. My temps went up on day 19 and I had ewcm. Today is day 21 or 3 days after when I think I ovulated. Could I still be ovulating or does it mean something else? My temps have stayed elevated.


stacey - May 2

When your temp went up- 19th, that's when you should have already ovulated. It is possibly that you ovulated on the 18th, b/c pos OPK's usually mean you are going to ovulate in 2-3 days. Are you saying that you have ewcm today-day 21? it is possible to get ewcm after you ovulate, but it doesn't mean you are still fertile. I have read that it just means you had left over hormones. Also, is it possible that you are confusing ewcm for sperm? have you had s_x in the past 2 days? not to be personal, but sometimes I have a bit 2 days after (left over). I have also confused the two9and read many people do), they generally look alike, and they both stretch.


Jen - May 2

Nope haven't had s_x since day 18. So it isn't that...probably nothing, just thought I would ask. We had s_x on day 12, 13, 15,18. Just thought it was odd.


Heather - May 2

You know I read a deal this morning about how commonly women mistake s____n for ewcm. I tend to "leak" for a couple of days if dh & I have bd'd several times in a week. I was wondering the same thing about the "after O ewcm"... mine is usally watery so...


stacey - May 2

Ok, I'm trying to look it up in Taking Charge of your Fertility- it says that you could have it a couple of days before your period due to the corpus luteum didintegrating. Can you be close to your period? Otherwise, I'm at a loss b/c you're saying your temp rose on day 19, and has been up and you are still getting ewcm. So, you ovulated on the 19th b/c temp went up...I'm at a loss- sorry. Do you belong to fertilityfriend.com? They have a VIP section where they answer questions if you are a member.


Jen - May 3

I think it has stopped. Since I am only on day 22 I doubt AF is coming any time soon. Usually it is 15 days from ov, so I have a while..... Oh well thanks for looking into it for me!


Becky - May 4

Sometimes you get a pos on the ov test, but don't ov for some reason for a few days. It is talked about on Peeonastick.com : ..... ".....It is also possible that your body is "gearing up" to ovulate, and you have an LH surge-- and then, for some reason (such as stress, illness, travel, or random fluke), your body fails to release an egg . . . then tries, tries again ASAP with another, or overlapping, surge. If this happens to you occasionally, it's no big deal. If it happens a lot, talk to your doctor. (I just play one on the Internet :p) " If you had continued testing, you might have still gotted +ives for a few days before finally ov-ing a few days later.


Jen - May 4

Becky, but that would mean I ovulated a week after first positive test and 4 days after rise in temps. That doesn't make any sense.



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