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Hi,  I got off birth control 9 months ago and only ovulated twice on my own.  The other time I started my period 11 days past ovulation.  I am currently on day 20!  (I got it from a opk).  No period and no positive pregnancy test.  I have slight cramping on the left side.  Is it possible to still be pregnant?  I am beyond frustrated!  By the way I go in for a blood test Monday.

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Do you also take your temperature and chart? The reason I ask is, sometimes you can get a positive OPK and then NOT ovulate. Your body can make the "surge" of luteinizing hormone and then not actually ovulate.  However, if you chart and see the thermal shift, you can confirm ovulation. So, at this point your body could still be waiting to ovulate. 

 

If you did ovulate and you are on day 20 of your luteal phase, you could be pregnant and would almost certainly get a positive test at this point (although, rarely, some women can't get a positive test on a pee stick, and need a blood test to confirm).  Or, another possibility is a luteal cyst. 

 

I hope you can get some answers from your doctor.  Also, if you don't chart and are interested in starting, I would recommend the book "Taking Charge of Your Fertility" by Toni Weschler. It's a good read! :)

 

Best of luck to you, I'm sorry things feel frustrating right now!

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Thank you so  much for responding.  Yes, I did.  http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/3e0003  The only thing is I went to spain 3 days after I ovulated and came back 2 days ago, so my sleep schedule was messed up a little, but if you notice, my temperature is still high for me.  I was wondering about the two drastic dips.  I wonder if I could've ovulated 6 days after the 'happy face' ovulation?  and maybe the second dip would be an implantation dip?  What do you think?  I will definitely purchase the book!  Thank you!  Does a luteal cyst hurt?
 

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From a quick glance at your chart, it looks to me like ovulation was on or around day 48, which would make you about 5 DPO today. If you had some more information (cervical mucus, cervical position, opk) that would help but you've got a big temp spike on that day, and the temperatures have stayed above the coverline (if FF had drawn one, which for some reason it hasn't?).   Try playing with your settings a little bit on FF and see if you can get it to give you an O date. 

 

Maybe some other charting ladies could chime in and give their opinions too :)

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The only thing that is different is that I traveled to Spain CD 35-36 and back on CD 51 so my days and nights were off.  I appreciate you answering.  Most of the CM is C.  Especially after I work out.  I don't know if that helps any?  I just didn't put it in I guess.  I did the OPK all the way until the + and it was -.  I figured I wouldn't have to do it again since it said I ovulated.  However my husband was not with me in Spain so the likelyhood of being pregnant is pretty low right?  My nipples were also very tender at around 11 DPO but has pretty much gone away. 

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The only thing that is different is that I traveled to Spain CD 35-36 and back on CD 51 so my days and nights were off.  I appreciate you answering.  Most of the CM is C.  Especially after I work out.  I don't know if that helps any?  I just didn't put it in I guess.  I did the OPK all the way until the + and it was -.  I figured I wouldn't have to do it again since it said I ovulated.  However my husband was not with me in Spain so the likelyhood of being pregnant is pretty low right?  My nipples were also very tender at around 11 DPO but has pretty much gone away. 

Travel is notorious for causing delayed ovulation. Even if you're having fun, your body interprets it as stress. So, your body can "gear up" to ovulate and then say...oh dear....let's hold off, something's up.  

 

Just keep in mind, OPK's cannot confirm ovulation, they can only confirm the surge of the lutienizing hormone, which is not always followed by an ovulation. Only a sustained thermal shift (followed by a period or a pregnancy) can tell you that yes, you ovulated. An ultrasound can also confirm ovulation, timed appropriately. 

 

Hope that helps! Taking Charge of Your Fertility explains oh so much more eloquently than I can ! :)

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The nurse called today and said my results are negative.  I am going to starting take progesterone in 28 day cycles to hopefully force my body into some type of pattern.  I did purchase the book via amazon, so it should be here shortly.  Thank you again for your help and suggestions!
 

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