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karibenitez
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At this moment I should be on my period, but instead I'm ovulating.
I used to be very irregular so I suppose this is just an irregular period?
I mean, I'm sure this has happened to me before because I used to always be super irregular.
I'm actually cramping just a little right now.
Is this normal?

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You know you're ovulating because...?

And you say you've had irregular periods in the past: for how many months now have they been on a cycle which doesn't deviate by more than a few days?

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I know I'm ovulating because my discharge is thick and I keep getting a lot like when I always ovulate.

Well I honestly don't know if they're "regular" even now. Um, let me see...
Well I would say for about 1 year now, but every now and then (almost never now) I will get it 2 weeks late or 1 week late.

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With and around ovulation, cervical mucus is actually at its thinnest, rather than its thickest. Thick discharge is normally what's seen just before a period.

So, it not only sounds unlikely you're ovulating, sounds like you might be about to get your period. But if you find your periods are still a week or two late within, say, the last six months, then it sounds like you're still pretty irregular.

Either way, doesn't sound like you've anything to worry about here.

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Thank you so much! I didn't know that thick discharge is right before a period. No wonder when this discharge is gone I get my period within days. Thanks.
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No trouble. Sounds like you could use some extra education and information about fertility and menstrual cycles.

If you want to know more, these two links should help get you started:
• On the Rag: A Guide to Menstruation
• Get With the Flow: All About FAM

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Thank you very much. You guys have such an amazing website. Thank you so much.
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