A 21-year-old male asked:
Disclaimer

do you ovulate before or after your period?

2 doctor answers
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Yes: Roughly halfway between cycles, so after one and before the next.
Answered on Feb 1, 2013
1
1 thank
Dr. Stephen Sudler
40 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Before: Ovulation causes changes to the uterine lining preparing it for pregnancy. If conception does not occur, the change in hormonal levels (dropping) causes menses (the lining is shed) to occur and the menstrual cycle to begin again. Women who do not ovulate, often do not menstruate.
Answered on Jan 29, 2013

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Related questions:

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Nemiro
45 years experience Fertility Medicine
Yes: Normally if you ovulate and do not get pregnant you will get your period 11-14 days later. However, if you ovulate and do not get your period then yo ... Read More
3
3 thanks
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chenette
38 years experience Fertility Medicine
A few minutes: Ovulation is an event that lasts a few minutes, as the egg is released from the ovary. Preparation for ovulation and for pregnancy takes quite a bit ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jessica Allan
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Most women release an egg 12-16 days before her expected period. It is possible for women to get pregnant without having periods. Women who are not me ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
If pregnant : If you get pregnant after ovulation then you won't have a period. If you ovulate and don't pregnant you will bleed about 14 days later.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month