Ovulation tests and bloating

posted 1 year ago in TTC
Post # 2
7710 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

The CD21 test looks positive, but keep in mind that OPKs are ovulation predictors. A positive OPK doesn’t mean you ovulated that day necessarily (although you could) – it just means you should ovulate within the next 12-72 hrs approximately. I would keep up the BDing for the next day or two to cover your bases.

I experienced all manner of weird symptoms after ovulation depending on the cycle…cramping, bloating, mood swings, acne, you name it! There were also cycles when I experienced no symptoms at all post-O. It’s a total mindfuck! 

Post # 4
7710 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Yep! Creamy CM is typical after ovulation. Definitely sounds like you ovulated. 

Post # 5
9823 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

alice88 :  CD21 looks positive.  A positive OPK does not mean that you ovulated that day.  Usually ovulation occurs 12-48 hours after a positive OPK.  Progerstone after ovulation causes many symptoms- bloating, sore breasts, nausea, etc.

Post # 6
2459 posts
Buzzing bee

Agree with PP – SOME people ovulated on the same day as a peak OPK, but most will ovulate 1-3 days later. You’ll just have to look at your other symptoms to try to figure out YOUR specific pattern. I usually get EWCM the same day as peak OPK, so I think I ovulate on the same day, or very shortly afterward. 

And yes, now that I’m tracking, I’ve noticed that I tend to get bloaty for about 4-5 days around ovulation. I never realized it was specific to ovulation before I started tracking!

Post # 8
1078 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

alice88 :  lots of water! Sounds counterintuitive but it helps flush the system.  My boobs get big and sore during ovulation too. No acne though… my skin loves ovulation, hates the week before my period 

Post # 9
425 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

What kind of bloating do you experience around ovulation? I notice my lower abdomen just gets so swollen because of all the things happening in there, and don’t think it’s the fluid retention kind of bloating for me so drinking water wouldn’t help much. Just wondering what other women mean when they say they’re bloated.

Post # 11
7710 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Woof, the bloated/gas thing used to happen to me too. I found it wouldn’t be as bad when I cut out dairy, fwiw. Luckily now that I’m pregnant I’ve been able to tolerate dairy again, thank god!

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