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A 36-year-old member asked:

how long does ovulation take if you release more than one egg in one cycle?

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology 35 years experience
Depends: It may last up to two weeks in my personal experience. I treated a woman with Clomiphene citrate once who carried twins that were exactly two weeks apart in size & gestational age status. I postulated that she had ovulated twice, two weeks apart, & conceived with both ovulations. This is called superfecundity & can occur spontaneously.
Dr. PAUL EUN
Dr. PAUL EUN answered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Not long: If you release more than one egg in one cycle, they will both be released (ovulation) simultaneously or very close together.
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
It varies: Simultaneous ovulation of two separate eggs can occur and be fertilized by two separate sperm and are known as fraternal twins two separate eggs can also be released days apart with the same result.

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What are ways that I can get myself to ovulatea and release an egg?

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No: The process of ovulation is the release of the egg. One ovulates when one releases an egg.

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