a few questions!

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  1. shawl0528

    shawl0528 Active Member

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    I am on CD 19 and I think I have had fertile CM since CD 16. Hubby and I have made sure to take care of business during this time, but now I am doubting whether I am seeing fertile CM or semen. Any tips on distinguishing the difference between the two? How long after sex can semen still be seen after wiping when using the bathroom? If I am still seeing fluid that may be either type of fluid (semen or CM) 30 hours and even longer after sex, could it still be semen? Sorry, kind of graphic questions but it's really hard to know the difference! Thanks for the help! Also, is it possible to "feel" ovulation? I have felt a sharp pain below and to the left of my belly button for the past couple of days...Thanks!!!
     
  2. ablaze

    ablaze lucky mum of one of each!

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    sorry hun, im a bit useless when it comes to ttc questions, hoping someone can answer it soon for you!
     
  3. Amanda

    Amanda Mum of 3

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    I don't know about the difference between CM and semen, as I've often wondered the same thing.

    But, as to the feeling ovulation question - some women definitely can. I feel ovulation most months, it is anything from a dull aching pail, so an actuall stabbing pain.
     
  4. Wobbles

    Wobbles WoBbLeWoBbLe
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    CM fluid should be checked before sex! AFter being to the bathroom cleaning yourself up etc etc you should not be wiping away semen and plenty of.

    Your most fertile CM is clear, stretchy & like egg white.

    Good luck :D
     
  5. DeeStar03

    DeeStar03 Well-Known Member

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    Hey Shawl...I just wanted to help you out...

    Yes you ARE feeling ovulation... that happened to me too and sure enough I'm pregnant now!! ... only my pain was on the right side... it depends which side is releasing an egg...

    Anyway.. Once semen is injected into the body it can't leak out... once its in.. its in!!.. that other stuff that leaks out is excess stuff... You need not to worry.

    The only thing I did different was lye on my back with legs and pelvis up for 20 minutes.... and it worked!!!

    Ok i hope this helps!! GOOD LUCK!!

    :dust: Your way!
     
  6. Arcanegirl

    Arcanegirl Bazinga!!

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    if your stretch semen and CM between your fingers you will find CM will be really stretchy but semen will only stretch a little then break.
     
  7. shawl0528

    shawl0528 Active Member

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    Thanks for the help! Actually, I heard from my sister that lying down for a little while after sex with hips elevated helped her get pregnant. I have been doing this too, so maybe it will work for me! I'll keep my fingers crossed for this month! Good luck to all you gals!!!
     
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    RachieH Well-Known Member

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    Hiya

    Semen and cervical fluid can look and feel very similar. Semen will dry up very quickly upon your fingertips and is more rubbery is consistency. It may also tend to be foamy. Semen is little more white in color rather than clear like eggwhite fluid. To help identify the difference, when having a wee, eggwhite cervical fluid will often hit the water and form into a ball while it sinks to the bottom.
    Also I often used to feel "twinges" around ovulation, many women do too. I used to always feel it on the left side, many women will have a "dominant" ovary.


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  9. Lynsay

    Lynsay Mummy to Jessica

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    Heya!! Yeah I got the exact same thing the day before yesterday. The pain was sharp on the lower left side, then a dull period-type pain. I got excited because this is my first month charting and I was only 3 days out, but hopefully we managed to bd just in time. I had the clear stretchy stuff too, and rushed home to bd as I was told that's when your most fertile. I'm hoping for my bfp this month...we want it soo bad :) good luck to you too Hun. Xxx
     

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