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A 29-year-old female asked:

I have mid cycle bleeding most likely due to low progesterone. i got bleeding on ovulation day(today).does that mean i won't get pregnant this cycle?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
Mid-cycle bleeding: Estrogen falling will produce bleeding , whether at "mid-cycle" or just at menstruation. "Low progesterone" does not cause "mid cycle bleeding". As ovaries age, it takes more stimulation to produce an egg, which also creates a higher estrogen level. This drops just before ovulation, causing some bleeding. This bleeding does not mean that pregnancy cannot occur in this cycle.
Last updated Mar 8, 2018


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