A 24-year-old female asked:
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very regular period without ovulation. how's that possible? doctor took blood test and confirmed no ovulation. i've a regular 29 days cycle. i was prescribed clomid (clomiphene).

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Dr. Wendy Askew
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Suspicious.: It is very unusual. Typically, having regular predictable periods 29 days apart would require ovulation, to cause the hormonal changes that trigger the menstrual flow to occur. I wonder about how they diagnosed anovulation, if you had a low day 22 Progesterone level, or some other way.
Answered on Jun 30, 2014
Dr. Timothy Brown
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Likely ovulating: Regular periods are an extremely strong indication of ovulation. And there is not a single blood test that can indicate otherwise. Clomid (clomiphene) might still be appropriate if your hormones are low, but you don't need it to make you ovulate in the first place.
Answered on Jun 24, 2014
Dr. Janice Alexander
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ovulation not key: A woman may have regular cycles and not be ovulating. It's the rise and fall of the hormones that trigger the cycle.
Answered on Mar 7, 2014

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