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how long does the ovaluation period last?

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Dr. Seth Derman
Fertility Medicine 33 years experience
Brief period: Ovulation itself only lasts a matter of minutes. However, the egg may remain fertilizable for another 12 hrs and the sperm can live in the cervix for up to three days beforehand. This extends the fertile period for much longer.

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A member asked:

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.
CA
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.
GA
A 29-year-old male asked:

Other than an ovulation kit is there any other way to tell if your ovulating?

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Dr. Darla Bryant
Specializes in Family Medicine
Temperature: If you check your basal body temperature, that is the temperature when you wake up and before you get out of bed, every day, you will notice that it elevates 0.5 degrees f before onset of menses. The problem is this occurs after ovulation, so only helps you if your menses is very regular and you can then predict your next cycle and know you will be fertile the 2-3 days before the elevation starts.
Croydon, PA
A 19-year-old female asked:

What is the easiest way to tell if im ovulating?

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Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 49 years experience
Detect ovulation: The definite test ovulation include pregnancy, recovery of an egg from uterine washing and an endometrial biopsy with serum progesterone. A good indirect method is to use the ovwatch which can be purchase thro' amazon or my web site www.Gender-select.Com which saves you some on the shipping.
A 18-year-old female asked:

Is there a way to tell at home if you're not ovulating? How can you "fix" not ovulating?

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Dr. Victor Beshay
Fertility Medicine 20 years experience
Cycles: Cycle irregularity is a sign of lack of ovulation. Testing by your doctor can also show if you are not ovulating. Treatment to correct ovulation depends on the underlying cause.

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