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Can you ovulate if you have amenorrhea

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrea Knittel
Dr. Andrea Knittelanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 8 years experience
Sometimes: Although amenorrhea often signals that ovulation isn't happening, you shouldn't assume that you can't get pregnant just because you aren't having regu... Read More
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 21 years experience
No: Amenorrhea is by definition missing menses of which it's mostly due to anovulation (non ovulatory cycles). Of course there are other reasons why a wom... Read More
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 11 years experience
Unlikely: If your brain isn't signalling for an egg release from your ovary, you won't have a signal for your periods either; that's usually the cause of amenor... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: you could ovulate sporadically despite your PCOS or Amenorrhea. It is unlikely but could happen. One of the goals in treatment for you is not just t... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Yes: It's not the commonest situation, but absence of periods doesn't necessarily mean infertility.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 26 years experience
No : By definition amenorrhea is lack of ovulation. However, women with amenorrhea can resolve spontaneously and ovulate.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
Ye sit does: "amenorrhea" means you are not ovulating, whatever the cause.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not necessarily: During periods of time when there is no menstrual flow, ovulation can still occur 2 weeks before the next period. That means while the period is absen... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Secondary amenorrhea: Secondary amenorrhea post oral contraceptive pill does allow ovulation prior to a period. However, if your periods were skipping or absent prior to pi... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Unclear question: It is not at all clear what your question is. The birth control pill is usually first treatment to manage PCOS symptoms. Clomid (clomiphene) would o... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 44 years experience
Some women...: ...Stop having their menstrual period for awhile after stopping their birth control pill. It's a side effect, yes.
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Not exactly: Some causes of amenorrhea (loss of menstrual periods) can include severe weight loss and illness, so i suppose it is distantly possible. That being s... Read More

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