My husband and I have been trying to conceive for a few months. I usually ovulate around cycle day 22-24. Today is cd26 and I've been having light cramping on my left side for the past 2-3 days (which feels similar to what I've attributed to ovulation pain the last several months). I have been using a fertility monitor as well as LH test sticks. Neither of these have indicated that I am about to ovulate. Today, my basal body temperature has not gone up, so it is likely that I have not yet ovulated. So I'm wondering: 1. Is it possible I've ovulated with no positive test results, 2. If I haven't ovulated, does this ovulation-like pain seem worrisome? The wait time for my gynecologist is a week, so I can't make it in right now. Thank you in advance for your advice!
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If the basal body temperature has not gone up, if the tests have failed to detect the LH surge, then chances are that you have not ovulated. The pain around ovaries could be present at the expected time of ovulation even if you do not ovulate. A complete check done will help to reveal the cause for this pain. A successful pregnancy depends on many factors (ovarian, uterine, hormonal, stress etc). You should consider getting a complete infertility work-up done for you and your partner to see if there are any underlying causes for the infertility/inability to conceive. Hormonal issues, problems involving ovaries and ovulation, uterine problems, cervical or vaginal infections should be ruled out for you. For your partner, semen analysis should be done to rule out infections and to confirm the quality and quantity of sperms produced. Treatment as needed (based on examination and investigations results) would be started to help you get pregnant. Wait for your appointment and visit your gynecologist/obstetrician for further evaluation and assistance and be in regular follow-up.
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