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Menstrual Cycle Day 23

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What is happening internally?

The corpus luteum continues to release high amounts of progesterone to maintain the uterine lining. If conception occurred the zygote (fertilized egg) is increasing in size and growing every day. The amounts of hCG have doubled.

Outward symptoms:

Basal body temperatures remain high above the coverline. If conception occurred - you may see a third thermal shift known as triphasic. This is due to the extra progesterone being released to maintain the uterine lining. Cervix is low, firm and closed. Cervical fluid is dry or it may become creamy or sticky. You may experience bloating or water retention. You may experience a headache. If conception occurred you may have to urinate frequently and may or may not experience food cravings/aversions. Fatigue is another early symptom of pregnancy you may feel.


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Kate Aug 22, 2018 05:10:00 PM ET

I�m on cd 23, never been pregnant but been trying for 2 years. this month i�ve had sore nipples which i don�t generally get and my stomach hasn�t been normal either. have had an on/off headache for a couple weeks or so, been more exhausted than normal. af is supposed to start sunday. what do you think?

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26yroldmommy Aug 20, 2018 12:43:32 PM ET

Try the last 8 months have been going by my ovulation schedule but, still nothing. have a 6 and 4 year old little girls.

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Guest Jun 16, 2018 03:50:30 PM ET

Hi, i am a nursing mom for a year and 2 months now. my menstruation comes 23 days or 24 or 25 or 26 days, and am also trying to conceive. what do i do?

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Guest Nov 15, 2016 07:23:17 PM ET

I do not understand why i am not getting pregnant. had every test possible and i keep being told everything is fine with both of us, so it makes no sense to me why nothing is happening. i have been trying to conceive for 1 year now. starting to lose hope.

Halle Oct 7, 2017 10:05:15 AM ET

I hear what you're saying. it's so frustrating. i have three beautiful children already. i am now wanting the 4th to complete my family and it just seems like it does not want to happen. my people have been at peak and positive., we are very sexually active. just seems like nothing is working. it's actually getting me down.

Lauz Dec 10, 2017 04:46:19 AM ET

Tell me about it. my daughter is 13. i got pregnant last time in 2008 and i lost it and that's the only time i got pregnant. now 2 of my recent partners that i had i've not fallen pregnant with but, my ex who i'm not with has had kids and more kids. but now my recent partner i've been with, for 7 years, been trying for 6 years and everything seems fine. got my ivf op soon too see. what's going on? so it's just distracting, every month i cry because it's not happening.

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Cam Sep 15, 2016 09:25:28 PM ET

The period before my last was july 22nd. however, my period came august 13th which reads a 23 day cycle. however, my period hasn't come as of yet and its now 34 days. should i b worried ?

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Shweta Sep 9, 2016 05:42:43 AM ET

I am day 23 of my menstrual cycle. had hcg shot on day 13 and eggs have released. now i am having severe lower back pain and leg cramps and dizziness. please suggest me if this is a sign of pregnancy.

Guest Feb 24, 2018 08:56:06 PM ET

Hi. undergoing the same. what happened to u? was it positive??

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Guest Dec 3, 2014 12:04:46 AM ET

Today is day 23. i underwent a follicle study. the growth of my eggs was normal. the egg got ruptured on 16th day. we had contact until the 15th day, but later was not in contact. we are planning for pregnancy. is there any chances of getting pregnant this month?

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guest Nov 2, 2014 07:44:36 PM ET

Could i be pregnant or is there something wrong internally? i had my son in jan of 2013. i was on depo injection until september 2013. since then, i have been having on and off periods for 17 days to 28 days at a time. i'm really confused with what is going on. can anyone suggest anything? :) thanks.

Derrecka singleton Jun 9, 2018 01:05:25 PM ET

The depo is trying to get out of your system so, you're cycle will be all over the place until it's all out.

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Guest Sep 19, 2014 10:14:29 PM ET

Drinking 2 servings of whole milk a day is supposed to boost fertility! you could give it a try :)

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lola Aug 16, 2014 02:12:29 PM ET

I have been ttc for over 7 months, and i get disappointed every time my period comes. i don't know when will i finally carry that something special in me. my life seem boring at this stage, as my thoughts are constantly thinking about a baby.

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