let's start with what's going on..
given your cycles have been kind of all over the place it's hard to know why the new discharge and spotting. Some causes are early pregnancy, infection, polyps and fibroids to name a few things.
the egg white discharge is consistent with ovulation...so it sounds like you are ovulating.
now, remember the ovulation test measure the LH surge...and while the LH surge is necessary for ovulation, it does not necessarily mean you did ovulate.
I only mention that as you should notice the change in cervical mucus around the time of the positive OPK..that's reasurring.
A day 21 progesterone will prove ovulation.
that's a blood test.
Now...let's move to getting pregnant.
First thing...you need to find out why your cycles are irregular as this is usually a result of not ovulating regularly.
That can be temporary and caused by stress, illness, etc.
Or it can be more a ongoing thing and caused by things like polycystic ovarian syndrome, thyroid problem, abnormal prolactin levels, etc.
There is medication to help ovulation, but you want to know if there is an underlying problem that needs to be fixed before using it.
As for the BBT...it usually follows the progesterone level...so a small dip just prior to ovulation and then fairly rapid increase.
So, what you have seen may be a result of you having ovulated.
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Hi Dr. Pfeiffer, Thank you for your answer. Is there any chance I am having a miscarriage?
I also have some mild cramping now
well...it's early to say that
it could simply be pain/spotting from ovulation
Right. So if my BBT continues to rise, does it mean I have ovulated/conceived?
If I do not do the progesterone blood test, is my BBT another reassuring sign?
ok..so if the BBT continue to rise it, along with the change in cervical mucus, suggests ovulation.
yes, the BBT would be reassuring...but they are finicky
taken at the same time, same method, without moving, etc.
Thank you. Just one last question, so the main concern for me is whether I have been miscarrying without myself knowing...can you tell me when I should be concerned about a miscarriage and when should I go see the doctor to test if I indeed have a chemical pregnancy or miscarriage?
very difficult question...
basically, if your period is late and is heavy with a lot of cramping...
that suggests an early miscarriage.
Thank you very much for your great answer and your help. I really appreciate your answer. It helps alot. So I don't have to be worried too much. Thanks!