Bleeding During Ovulation
by Mary Cole
My name is Mary and I'm 28 years old. I have had 2 miscarriages in 7 months and I'm trying to conceive two months after the last one. I met with my husband mid cycle and started bleeding again (a little more than spotting), even after my regular period has occured. I should be ovulating at the time when I had sex and my doctor gave me bromergon (bromocriptine) just in case I might have problems ovulating (because I bled when having sex mid cycle).
My question is will the drug increase my chances of getting pregnant? Or will it disturb the process of implantation (just in case I actually ovulated during the bleeding because I just started taking the drugs).
Bromocriptine is used to treat high prolactin levels. When the levels of prolactin are high ovulation is usually suppressed. If your doctor has prescribed Bromocriptine it should be monitoring your prolactin levels. Once you ovulate, you will be able to get pregnant on this drug, but it should be discontinued during pregnancy.
To increase your chances of conception while on this medication, consider using a fertility monitor, like Ovacue
to chart your cycle so that you know when you are about to ovulate and can increase your chances of conception. Ovacue fertility monitor is very accurate and helpful for women with hormonal disorders.
The OvaCue is a saliva-based electronic fertility monitor designed specifically for trying-to-conceive couples. With the OvaCue, you can predict your ovulation date up to seven days in advance by measuring changes in the electrolyte concentration of your saliva that correlated with the levels of estrogen hormone. This gives you more opportunities to conceive each month. It also allows you to monitor your cycle more closely and know if the medication is helping you.
Bleeding during ovulation can be normal and it is usually caused by a drop in estrogen levels right before ovulation. Normal bleeding should be light and short lasting. If the bleeding is more severe or lasts longer consider asking your doctor to send you for more testing.
There are other causes that may cause bleeding at mid cycle like fibroids, ovarian cysts, polyps on the uterus or hormonal imbalance like hypothyroid function. If you experience severe or prolonged bleeding during ovulation, you should ask your doctor for further testing.