Ovulation is described as a period during your menstrual cycle when egg is released from your ovary, according to a health article from HEALTHLINE. This egg can either be fertilized or not, depending on whether sèxual intercourse takes place. If fertilized, it may lead to pregnancy. If fertilization does not take place, the egg is disintegrated and shed through the lining of your uterus during your menstrual period.
However, the process or period of ovulation comes with certain signs and symptoms, due to the changes that occur in your body. In line with a health publication from HEALTHLINE, this article will be sharing signs that can indicate your ovulation period.
There are different symptoms and signs, some include:
• OVULATION PAIN
This is a type of pain that is experienced before or during ovulation. It comes in the form of a slight pelvic discomfort and mild cramps
• CHANGES IN BODY TEMPERATURE
After ovulation has taken place, your body temperature might increase slightly for a few days. You can detect this by checking your body temperature every morning.
• CHANGES IN CERVICAL MUCUS (VAGINAL DISCHARGE)
Due to changes in the level of progesterone and estrogen hormones, cervical mucus changes consistency during ovulation. The mucus is a nutrient-rich and slippery fluid; it may increase in volume, become thinner and more stretchy in texture.
It is also described as having an egg-white constituency during ovulation.
• CHANGES IN SALIVA
Estrogen and progesterone hormones can change the consistency of dried saliva, before or during ovulation. This saliva may form a kind of pattern in people who experience them. However, this sign might not be noticed due to some activities like eating, brushing and others.
• TENDER BREAST
Some persons tend to have tender breasts or sore nipples during ovulation .
According to Healthline, it is advisable that you go for ovulation kits to enable you get an accurate precision of your ovulation period.
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