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A 35-year-old female asked:

17 days after my first day last period. went to the restroom and when i wiped there was a small amount of very bright blood. could this mean ovulation?

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Dr. Cheryl BryantBruce
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Ovulation near day14: A small amount of bright red blood, thick mucous, stringy discharge, or mild cramping may signal ovulation within a few days of Day 14 of your cycle, also known as mid-cycle. The first part of the cycle can end a few days before Day 14 or end a few days after Day 14. The second part of your cycle is a fixed 14 days that begins with ovulation. UTI's can cause blood with wiping also.
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Last updated Feb 24, 2016

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