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how does ovulation works?

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Dr. Nancy Durso
Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
Ovulation summary: Ovulation starts by a signal from the brain to induce an egg to become mature. This is called FSH (follicle stimulating hormone). The egg starts to activate and cells around the egg produce estrogen. When there is enough estrogen the brain is signalled to send a burst of lh to trigger the ovulation. You can test this in an ovulation predictor kit. The mature egg will be released in 12-24 hours.
Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine 40 years experience
Ovulation: The brain sends a signal (fsh) to the ovary to initiate egg development. About 50 - 200 immature eggs start to grow then 1 dominates to a certain size and maturity signaling the brain to release the lh hormone to allow the egg to be released from its sac or follicle. The ovary then switches production from estrogen to Progesterone to help an embryo implant if fertilization occurs.
Dr. Michael Opsahl
Fertility Medicine 43 years experience
Ovulation Process: Ovulation (release of the egg) is a complex interaction of the brain (hypothalamus), pituitary and ovary. The ovary actually controls the cycle. Fsh stimulates the follicle and 1 ovulates (most receptive of 500+ that grow each cycle), estrogen from foll is signal to brain to trigger ovul (lh). Ovul releases egg and starts genetic meiosis. Fertility drug (hcg ) is similar to lh, others affect above.

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Is there a way to tell when I am ovulating?

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Dr. Amy Herold
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Yes: You can keep track of basal body temperature, some women have a drop of half a degree at ovulation. It's not a great method, but it's cheap. You can also use an ovulation predictor kit. I don't usually recommend brand name products, but in this case, clear blue easy is reliable and easy to interpret. It measures hormone surges, when you get a smiley face you typically ovulate 24-36 hours later.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

How long does ovulation last?

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Dr. Philip Chenette
Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
One day: Ovulation, release of the egg, is a one time event, once per month. A woman's fertilie period begins several days before ovulation.
A 33-year-old member asked:

When does ovulation usually begin?

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Dr. Philip Chenette
Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
Day 12-15: A woman's fertilite period begins about the 10th day after the start of the menstrual cycle. Ovulation, release of the egg, usually happens about day 14-15 of the cycle.
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A 30-year-old female asked:

What kind of medicine to induce ovulation?

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Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 19 years experience
Multiple options: First you must figure out if there is any underlying cause for lack of ovulation. Treating thyroid or prolactin abnormalities may reverse the problem. Other options include pills (clomiphene, aromatase inhibitors) and injections of medications. All are commonly used in various different situations.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Please explain how the ovulation cycle works?

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Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Most women...: Ovulate between cycle 12-14. In the average 28 day cycle the egg is produced around day 14. Sperm can live happily 48 hours in the vagina or the uterus so the most fertile time is day 12 to day 16. If your cycles are irregular then the day of ovulation can vary.

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