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A 33-year-old female asked:

Hey, my periods lasts for 2.5 days. i have a 26 day cycle. may i know when will i ovulate as today is my first cycle day.

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Cycle day 12: The period always starts 14 days after ovulation so with a 26 day cycle you would ovulate on cycle day 12. The first day of the period is considered cycle day 1.
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Dr. Roger Duvivier
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
About day 10 to 14: Most scientific studies on healthy white middle class women with regular menses suggest that ovulation tends to occur 12 to 14 days before the onset of a woman's next menstrual period. If your cycles have been fairly regular for months, it is likely you may ovulate about day 12 of your 26 day cycles, plus or minus 2 days. Consider using your basal body temperature or "ovulation kits"to tell best
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Last updated Jun 11, 2017

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