You will need
- - ovulation test;
- - mercury or digital thermometer.
Buy special tests to determine ovulation. They respond to luteinizing hormone (LH). It is present in a woman's body in a small amount, but for 24-36 hours before ovulation is the release of the hormone exceed the normal volume is 8-10 times. It was at this point on the test will appear 2 clear bright line. The rest of the time the test line is either absent or to be much lighter control.
Start doing ovulation test for 5-7 days prior to expected ovulation. To calculate the day to begin, take the duration of the cycle and subtract 17. Tests are done every day strictly at the same time. Not to miss the peak of LH, it is best to wet tests twice a day with an interval of 8-12 hours. Record and compare the results.
Use the method of measurement of basal temperature (BT). It can be used to determine not only ovulation, but also various hormonal disorders. The release of luteinizing hormone leads to a decrease in BT of 0.2-0.3 degrees. After ovulation the woman's body begins to produce large quantities of the hormone progesterone. It leads to increase in temperature by 0.4-0.6 degrees. These jumps in BT are an indication that you are ovulating. For reliability of the obtained results it is necessary to strictly follow the rules of measurement.
Measure basal temperature every day, after sleep but before getting out of bed at the same time and in the same place (orally, vaginally or rectally). It is important that the woman slept at least 6 hours, was calm and had not taken alcohol or drugs that affect temperature (sleeping pills, sedatives, or hormones). On BT can significantly impact travel, flights, acclimatization, illness, stress, etc. In this case, the results cannot be considered reliable.
Select a thermometer that will measure the basal temperature. It can be digital or mercury. Be sure to cycle you used one and the same instrument.
Record the obtained value of BT in the tablet or draw it on a graph where X-axis is the scale of days of the cycle, and the Y – axis is temperature. Appreciate ovulation only after temperature measurement during at least three cycles in a row.
Sign up for folliculometry. This ultrasonic monitoring tracks the maturation of follicles throughout the cycle. It is designed to evaluate the growth of the endometrium and presence of ovulation. Ultrasound is performed every 2-3 days from days 6-10 of the cycle, and until confirmed ovulation or the beginning of the next menstruation.
Hand over the analysis of progesterone for a week before the expected menstruation. If the result fit the norms of the lab, most likely ovulation was.
Advice 2: How to determine that ovulation does not occur
If you have been trying to have a baby, and the result is all there is, then the reason might be in the body of your partner and your. It happens that the ovaries do not function at full strength because of hormonal imbalance. Ovulation in this case does not occur. If you want to determine whether or not you ovulate, use several known methods.
You will need
- - ovulation test;
- - visit to the gynecologist;
Count what is the average length of your cycle, remember, didn't happens if you have a long delay of menstruation. If the cycle is unstable, or longer than 45 days, then it may indicate hormonal imbalance, which can lead, including lack of ovulation.
Measure basal temperature every morning throughout the cycle. Normally, when ovulation occurs a jump in basal body temperature by about 0.2°C, and the temperature is above 37°C. No changes in basal temperature indicates a possible lack of ovulation. If the temperature does not rise above 37°C, even in the presence of temperature changes, it also should pay attention and inform your doctor.
Buy in the drugstore test for ovulation. These tests determine the presence of urinary luteinizing hormone, which provides the release of an egg from the Mature follicle. Keep in mind that a positive test does not always suggests that ovulation has occurred – it happens that the concentration of the hormone is not enough to ensure ovulation, and tests are already sensitive to this concentration.
The most reliable way to find out if you have disorders in the functioning of the ovaries, to go on reception to the gynecologist. It is preferable to choose a specialized family planning center, where you will spend ultrasound of the ovaries. Depending on the results, your doctor may order additional tests, such as tests for a certain range of hormones and various infections. After the necessary examinations the doctor will prescribe a treatment.
On Internet forums you can often find discussion of treatment between girls who have those or other problems in the reproductive system. Sometimes you can find recommendations to drink a particular drug, as the Complainant, he was effective. Do not follow these guidelines, remember that the drug appoint a doctor and only the results of the survey. If you have doubts about the treatment which you have appointed, you should consult in person with another doctor.
If you find that you are not going ovulation, do not despair, in most cases this can be corrected with hormonal therapy. After normalization of the cycle can again begin planning for the child.