Post # 1
I have a consistent and predicable 26 days cycle and I always thought that I O around CD13 but on CD 8 I noticed I had EWCM and so I took a OPK test and a smiley face showed up. Also on CD 8 and CD 9 I experienced a sharp pain on my left side.
According to the instructions, if the OPK has a smiley face it means you will ovulate between 24 to 36 hours and it indicates that the OPK detected the LH surge.
Also according to my research, estrogen is the hormone who is responsible for EWCM and it usually happens a few days before the LH surge.
Is it possible to have the estrogen and LH around the same time? Isn’t too early on CD10, CD11 to O? Did anyone experience this phenomenon?
Post # 3
@KS240030: You would definitely have estrogen and LH at the same time – the estrogen surge is actually what causes the LH surge (higher levels of estrogen signal the release of LH, so they’re totally related). I don’t use OPKs anymore (I temp) but I have EWCM for several days leading up to ovulation, and it goes away after. Sounds promising that you might be ovulating in the next couple days!
Post # 4
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My cycles are consistently 26-27 days and I usually O around CD11-12 with 15 day LP. I get +OPK’s the day before I O. I always get EWCM on the day of O itself, but sometimes on the day before as well (the day of the +OPK). This month I O’ed early on CD 10, with at + OPK on CD9. It’s not common to O so early, but it does happen. With your normal O at CD13 I don’t think it’s an issue.
Post # 5
Thank you. I think I O’d early on CD 11 or CD12 since I got a +OPK on CD 8.