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how many days does a women ovulate for?

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Dr. Philip Chenette
Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
One day: Ovulation is a one-day, one time event each month. A woman's fertile period, on the other hand, lasts 3-7 days, or more, since sperm can remain viable for quite some time after having sex.
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
One: Literally, ovulation occurs at the moment that an oocyte (egg) is released from a woman's ovary. More generally, the peri-ovulatory process (time around ovulation) could be considered to last from the day that lh peaks through actual ovulation (36 hours roughly, ) or even until Progesterone begins to rise (3-to-5 days.).
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
One: Ovulation occurs in an instant one time per month. Fertilization may occur as fast as 15 min and as long as 3 days after ovulation.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Can you let me know how many days after a period does a woman ovulate?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
Day 14 but it varies: In an idealized 28-day cycle ovulation occurs 14 days after the first day (cd 14) of the last mentrual period. In real life, most of us have seen apparently normal ovulations between day 11 and maybe 15-16. For women with regular but longer cycles, let's use 35 days as an example, best guess is usually 35-14= cycle-day 21. With irregular cycles, there is no general reliable rule of thumb.
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How many days does a woman ovulate for?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Ovulation: Ovulation is the event of the ovary releasing the readied egg. Sperm, since they can live up to five days inside of a female, left in the vagina on the five days prior to ovulation are the sperm most likely to cause pregnancy when the egg pops out of the ovary.

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