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how many days after a period do you ovulate?

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Dr. Victor Beshay
Fertility Medicine 20 years experience
Depends: Ovulation typically takes place 14 days prior to the menstrual cycle. Therefore, in a 28 day cycle, ovulation usually happens at approximately day 14. In women who have cycles greater than 28 days, ovulation will take place later than day 14. In women with cycles shorter than 28 days, ovulation will take place earlier than day 14.
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.
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 18 years experience
In general...: In a 28 day cycle with a typical period lasting 5 days and ovulation occurring on the 14th day, one should expect to ovulate 9 days after your period is complete. All the best!
Dr. Mohammed Parvez
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Ovulation: The first day of cycle is when menstrual bleeding start. The ovulation occur on day 14th, if the cycle is normal 28 days.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Can you let me know how many days after period starts does ovulation begin?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Ovulation : Ovulation occurs consistently about 14 days before your next cycle. If you know how many days there are from the first day of the bleeding to the next during your normal cycle just subtract 14 days. This allows you to predict when you should be ovulating.
A 35-year-old female asked:

How many days past period is ovulation?

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Dr. Joseph Accurso
Radiology 29 years experience
How long is the ...: Menstrual cycle? Figure out how many days between day one of menses until day 1 of the next. An egg is released (ovulation) approximately 2 weeks (range 10-16 days) before the 1st day of the next menses. For example, if the cycle is 28 days (4 weeks) long, then ovulation should occur around day 14, or 2 weeks before day 1 of the next menses.
A 39-year-old female asked:

What is the closest time to your next period you can ovulate ? About how many days before your next cycle?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
No: Exact answer. Most people ovulate 14 days before their periods start. Sometimes extenuating circumstances throw it off. Extreme sexual arousal for example can cause ovulation at almost any time.
Detroit, MI
A 21-year-old male asked:

How many days before the next period does ovulation begin in a 28 day cycle?

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Dr. Leonid Basovich
Family Medicine 18 years experience
In the mid -cycle: Ovulation physiologically occur in mid-cycle i.e. 2 weeks with 28 days regular period. To be more precise you may check your rectal temperature with termometer. Time of ovulation is associated with slight increase of your rectal temp compared to baseline.
Winston Salem, NC
A 29-year-old female asked:

Period ended 2/15/2015 and last 6 days. Have intercourse after period ended and any other day. If period last 6 days how many day for ovulation?

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Dr. Claudette Anderson
Specializes in Gynecology
Ovulation occurs: The same in each cycle regardless of how long menstrual bleeding lasts.It occurs 14days prior to start of next cycle.You can calculTe the approximate date if you know he average cycle length.You the n subtract 14 from that number.

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