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Menstrual Cycle Day 26

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What is happening internally?

If conception occurred: The corpus luteum continues to release high amounts of progesterone to maintain the uterine lining. The zygote (fertilized egg) is increasing in size and growing larger every day. The amounts of hCG are increasing. If conception did not occur, the amount of progesterone being released begins to drop due to the corpus luteum dying. The lining may begin to slough off.

Outward symptoms:

If conception occurred: basal body temperatures remain high above the coverline. Cervix may be low, firm and closed, or slightly raised and softer. Cervical fluid is dry or it may become creamy. You may experience bloating or water retention. You may experience a headache. You may have to urinate frequently and may or may not experience food cravings/aversions and fatigue. If conception did not occur your basal body temperature may be dropping down due to the corpus luteum dying. Cervical fluid may be creamy to watery. You may have water retention, headache, moodiness and cramps.


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Tonya Ledet Nov 5, 2017 09:44:19 AM ET

I had a five day period twice. looks like my cycle is now running 26 days long. i took an ovulation test 4 days after my period stopped and i was peak. me and my husband lost two babies this year (two miscarriages) and are trying once again. please help if y'all can.

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Guest Oct 30, 2017 05:22:36 PM ET

My last period was this month october from 2 to 6 and then i had my other period on the 27 same month. when is my safe period?

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Guest Oct 15, 2017 10:24:28 PM ET

I am on the 25th day of my cycle. i have regular 28day cycle. i had my 4th iui done this month. i am feeling pain in my lower abdomen as if period will come now. also i am feeling like vomiting. am i pregnant?

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Lulu Apr 11, 2017 09:54:06 PM ET

I'm on my 26th day, and still have some light cramps and a little lower back pain. these comes and goes. this is also my 1st cycle of clomid 50mg. my progesterone level was 14 on the 21. i used my ovulation kit, and i did chores as i'm supposed to. my question is, are these clomid cramps or period cramps?

Tam Jun 8, 2017 08:59:06 PM ET

Did you get your bfp?

Bzymomma06 Jul 5, 2017 10:34:59 PM ET

I'm in a similar situation. what did you find out?

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Guest Jan 22, 2017 07:14:47 PM ET

I had a hydrosalpinx can i get pregnant?

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Temmy Dec 27, 2016 02:47:45 AM ET

Am on day 26 of my cycle but i am not getting any signs that show that my period is coming. hope no problems.

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danielle Mar 30, 2015 03:13:45 PM ET

I'm on day 25 of my cycle . i have a 31 day cycle and am on clomid. i got the progesterone test today, and my level is 14. they said anything above 10 is ideal. but i can't find any information. could i get pregnant with this level???

Guest Apr 11, 2015 04:00:48 PM ET

I'm sure you know by now if you are pregnant or not, but yes anything above 10 is considered that you ovulated. i had a level of 13 and got pregnant with my daughter.

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Maria Mar 5, 2015 03:43:28 AM ET

My period was on the 8th of feb. i had sex on the 14th. i ovulated on cycle day 13. could i be pregnant?

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neleh Mar 3, 2015 07:31:23 PM ET

I'm on cycle day 26, and i have been feeling mild cramping for the last 3 to 4 days. i was sick for 6 days. am i pregnant?

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Guest Jan 22, 2015 01:46:15 PM ET

My period was due on dec 27, 2014, but i had unprotected sex 6 days before on the 21st, which caused me to be 2 days late. i started bleeding on dec 29th through jan 4th for 7 days lightly, which is unusual because i have a regular 28 days cycle until then. i am not sure what's going on.

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