I need some help..please look about CM

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I need some help..please look about CM
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Sat, 04-12-2003 - 3:28pm
When I used the bathroom this evening (3:25) I wiped and there was white/clear slimy cm on my toilet paper..... well then I checked my CM and there was a white/clear slimy cm that stretched on my finger...could this be egg white Cm???? I am only on CD6 and I am suppose to start clomid tonight??? Please help me!
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Sat, 04-12-2003 - 3:39pm
Tina Jo,

Sounds like EW to me. I wouldn't worry too much though. It is common to have little fertile patches throughout your cycle. It happens to me all the time. Still, if I were you, I'd cover my bases with a BD. As for the Clomid, I don't know a thing about it and how it could affect you if you are O-ing really early. However, my bet is that it's nothing and you can go ahead with the Clomid. Sorry that's probably not much help. Hope someone else knows more. -Anne
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Sun, 04-13-2003 - 5:30pm
According to Toni Weschler's Taking Charge of Your Fertiliy book, clomid tends to dry out the fertile mucus needed for the successful delivery of sperm through the cervix. It is usually prescribed if a woman is not ovulating at all or sporadically. Estrogen can be prescribed to counteract the drying effects of clomid. Ask your doc a lot of questions before beginning any meds.

The cm you described does sound like egg-white cm to me and this is a good thing. If you feel you don't produce enough of this type of mucus try taking regular robitussin following your period until the time of your temps rising if you chart. I've also heard that chopping a clove of garlic and taking it with a glass of water helps to thin the mucus. These two remedies have been said to work and if they don't work at least they will be of no harm to your body.

Also note that it doesn't take much egg-white cm to be considered fertile and if you don't get ewcm you can consider the wettest quality cm to be the fertile cm. Get into the habit of checking your cervix as well. These tips may help in your endeavors. I have not yet conceived but I have become very informed about my body, which will in turn make it easier to conceive(i pray) :-)

Well sorry to run on and on.

Good Luck!