If my menstrual cycle is irregular, what ways can I detect ovulation?


  • You can keep a menstrual calender and chart your periods and follow changes in cervical mucus, and have timed intercourse by subtracting 14 from your longest and shortest cycles.
  • You can use ovulation prediction tests (you may need more than one set of tests if your cycles are very irregular).
  • You can ask your doctor if you are a candidate for a medication called Clomid, which will force you to ovulate at a more specified time (use in conjunction with ovulation prediction tests).

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Wendy Fried, M.D., FACOG, FACS, is an OB/Gyn with Northern Obstetrics and Gynecology, PC in North Hills, New York

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