Interesting news and a ?? for the pros out there...

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Interesting news and a ?? for the pros out there...
Tue, 09-18-2012 - 1:52pm

I had a very thorough medical exam this morning (totally not related to TTC but got some news) and as part of my exam, they did a baseline ultrasound on all my female organs.  One of the ultrasounds was vaginal for a close up look at my cervix and ovaries.   I asked the technician if she could see evidence that I'd ovulated as my temps have been up the last two days and I'm thinking I may have ovulated either CD 19 or CD 20 (I missed temping on the CD 20).  I'm currently on CD 23 today.  She said that she saw a ruptured follicle on the left ovary and that there was a mature follicle on the right looking ready to 'blast'.   I felt a little silly but I asked if that meant it was possible that I could ovulate twice in one cycle a few days apart.  She told me that she thought it was possible and that I should check with my doctor.

Is that even possible?  I mean, I know fraternal twins are the result of 2 eggs being fertilized but can the eggs be released a few days apart and still be viable pregnancies?

Google is no help :smileywink:.  There are camps that claim both sides of issue.  Yes it's possible.  No it isn't.

Regardless, I'm planning on keeping the bed warm the next few days at a minimum... just thought I'd ask!


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Registered: 11-13-2008
Tue, 09-18-2012 - 2:30pm
That's pretty interesting! I've heard of women releasing more than one egg from the same ovary, but surprising that you can ovulate from both of them. It doesn't hurt to take full advantage of it though :smileywink:

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Registered: 03-13-2012
Wed, 09-19-2012 - 1:56am

Wow thats crazy! I also havent heard of that. But good luck and sending baby vibes your way!!