So, not all women know that anovulatory cycle is part of every woman’s life. Sometimes we just realize that these cycles exist when pregnancy attempts begin. Well, what is an anovulatory cycle, how to detect and what to do?
What is the Anovulatory Cycle?
Anovulatory cycle is nothing more than a cycle where the woman does not ovulate . Ovulation happens in the middle of the cycle, in the fertile period. So understanding the day you are going to ovulate is crucial to dating on the right days in order to facilitate pregnancy. Well, normally in a normal cycle of 28 days the woman ovulates between the 10th and the 17th day of the cycle.
In a cycle of 30 days from the 13th to the 20th day. Right after menstruation, progesterone rises, and as the fertile period approaches, there is an increase in estrogen and LH stimulation, which are hormones that stimulate ovulation and egg maturation. Hence ovulation and the luteal phase occur, which is when progesterone rises and remains until the day of menstruation, or continues if you have become pregnant. This happens in an ovulatory cycle, right?
How does the Anovulatory Cycle Work?
In an anovulatory cycle, these phases do not exist. LH and Estrogen do not play their part, so progesterone takes care of the cycle , it works more or less like when we take the contraceptive pill, progesterone is predominant throughout the cycle.
Symptoms of the Anovulatory Cycle
Anovulation (absence of ovulation) can have some classic and well-identifiable symptoms such as that whitish secretion the whole cycle without the presence of elastic mucus and ovarian pain for ovulation. Those who monitor the basal temperature can easily identify an anovulatory cycle. Just notice the changes, knowing that ovulation causes a fall and an immediate rise, in the anovulatory cycle this does not happen. The temperature remains on average without variations as in an ovulatory cycle.
So detecting an anovulatory cycle can be simple, see it usually changes the expected date for menstruation, in some cases menstruation continues at the normal rate, but there may be a delay of 2 or 3 days. Sometimes it can happen to delay 10 days and even a month! There is nothing to be done in these cases. But if you are late for a long time and the tests are all negative, the best thing to do is to go to the doctor.
If you are trying to get pregnant and want to do a more detailed monitoring of your cycle and your ovulation, a great way to give a little extra strength is to use a cell cycle monitoring APP like the APP Paula and use ovulation tests that will indicate if ovulation is approaching, if it is happening or has already ended, indicating when is the right time to date and get your positive faster. You can buy your ovulation test here in our online store.
There are medications like Provera for example that can help menstruation to come. The important thing if you are trying to get pregnant is to keep your hormonal tests up to date. Sometimes the excess of progesterone or the lack of LH, estrogen and the excess of prolactin can determine the lack of ovulation that harms those who are looking for pregnancy.
The anovulatory cycle is common, it always happens to women, not every 12 months of the year we ovulate, with some happening in larger quantities and with others in smaller quantities and there is no problem, it does not mean that you are not fertile, sometimes the ovaries need time to rest. Unless you have an altered hormone, otherwise it is perfectly normal.
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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.