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A 43-year-old member asked:

have regular periods but don't ovulate every month. can i take maca root or vitex to help me ovulate or will it mess up my periods?

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 26 years experience
See a specialist: If you have regular periods you are ovulating regularly - a period comes about 2 weeks after you ovulate unless you're pregnant that cycle. Women who don't ovulate regularly have irregular periods or no periods, (but may get spotting or bleeding without ovulating). Neither maca root nor vitex supplements have been shown to help female fertility. At 43 I recommend seeing a fertility specialist
Dr. Tarun Jain
Fertility Medicine 24 years experience
No data on whether: those will help. They may also have an unknown negative impact. See a fertility specialist.

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