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Day 12 of menstrual cycle. Having cramps and ache on stomach muscle. Had unprotected sex on day 10. Have I ovulated?

Hi, how do i know ive ovulated, i am on day 12 of my menstrual cycle and had creamy white discharge on day 9 and ten and now i have a little watery discharge not white, clear and watery. i have had cramps last night and this morning and an ache on my right hand side yesterday on day 11 which has eased off now and just have a ache in my stomach muscle now ache rather than pain. i have had unprotected sex on day 10. have i ovulated?
Asked On : Tue, 26 Jun 2012
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Your body will prepare for impending ovulation for several days before it actually occurs. The first sign will be an increase of vaginal discharge, a special mucus produced by the cervix. At first, say a few days before you're due to ovulate, it will be kind of lotiony-sticky and may leave a sticky, yellowish stain in your undies. It will change to a more slippery-egg-white kind of consistency as you get nearer ovulation and will even be stretchy like egg whites can be. When it's like this you are pretty much at your most fertile and ovulation is imminent. You may even feel "wet" at times you wouldn't necessarily expect to. The purpose of this mucus is to provide nurishment the sperm, a swimming medium, to alter the ph balance of the vaginal canal to be more sperm-friendly, and to help keep the sperms alive for up to 5 days. You can have sex a few days before you actually ovulate and the sperm can live in the vaginal canal waiting for the fertile egg to be released, and then they have a head start. You don't have to have sex just as you're ovulating to get pregnant. You can also have sex a day or two after ovulating and get pregnant, though the fertile egg has a very short lifespan and will die quickly, so sex after is not as likely to get you pregnant as sex before or during ovulation.

Other symtoms might include feelings of being in a great mood, attractiveness etc. This is your body trying to get you interested to increase the chances of conception. 

During ovulation, some women feel a small, sharp pain on one side or the other (though you can sometimes ovulate on both sides at once).

And you can also predict ovulation by taking your temperature every morning before getting out of bed. Record this. As you approach ovulation, your temp will gradually rise and will peak as you ovulate. A day or two later your temp will drop sharply unless fertilization has occurred.

You are definitely showing signs of having ovulated.
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