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A 28-year-old female asked:

my period has been reducing by one every month. it was 27 days in october and 26 in november and now 25 in december. am very worried especially since we trying to conceive.is this normal? do i still ovulate? please help!

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Menses cycle: The only fixed time in a menstrual cycle is the time between ovulation and the onset of menses, which is 14 days. Even in a "25 day cycle" , ovulation occurs at "day 11". Check ovulation by getting a "detection test" or a basal body thermometer from a drug store. Both will tell you when this occurs, but do your testing starting at day 9 if your cycle is "25 days".

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A 29-year-old member asked:

How soon after my period am I suppose to ovulate 7 days after or 14 faus after my cycle. Trying to concieve?

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Dr. Jessica Bocook
Specializes in Family Medicine
Ovulation: The first day of your menstrual cycle is considered day1. Typically most women ovulate on days 7-14.
A 29-year-old female asked:

I went off the pill in dec. Only got my period jan. And just ended on the 22. Do i still ovulate this month between 12-14 day? We tried to conceive in january but nothing happened.

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Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
The : The first day of your cycle (day 1) is the first day of bleeding. Ovulation occurs around day 14 of a 28 day cycle, around day 16 of a 30 day cycle. If you want to be sure you can purchase an over the counter home ovulation prediction kit. Follow the detailed instructions. Best of luck.
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A 24-year-old female asked:

My cycle lasts for 22-24 days and my period lasts 2-4 days only. When do I ovulate? I'm trying to conceive, please help.

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Dr. Dorothy Mitchell-Leef
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
You need to test: Using ovulation predictor kits will be helpful. You have very short cycles so I am not sure you are truly ovulating. You can buy the ovulation kits over the counter. Start testing around day 5. Test every other day until you see a color change. If none occurs you are not ovulating and need to be evaluated.

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