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Vancouver, WA
A 23-year-old female asked:

how long do you ovulate for?

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine 40 years experience
A few hours: The act of ovulation when the egg is released from the ovary occurs over a few hours. The egg can only be fertilized for 12 to 24 hours though.
Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine 40 years experience
Ovulation: Ovulation occurs over approximately a one day period of time. An egg can be fertilized for approximately 12 to 24 hours.
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
One moment: Ovulation happens at one moment in time. Symptoms can go for several days, but this is not several days of ovulation; aan lh surge may show positive over several days..

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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.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

How long is the ovulation period?

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A few minutes: Ovulation is an event that lasts a few minutes, as the egg is released from the ovary. Preparation for ovulation and for pregnancy takes quite a bit longer before and after ovulation.
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Can you ovulate during a long period?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Ovulation occurs mid: Ovulation occurs mid-cycle. You can ovulate even though your timing of menses is off. Of course, anovulatory cycles can lead to irregularity in periods. If this continues, see your gyn.
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How long after period do you ovulate?

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Variable: Generally about midway through your menstrual cycle but can theoretically occur at any time.
A 29-year-old female asked:

How long before ovulation can cramps occur?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Maybe a few days: Some people do not get any before and if u do they should not be severe, but if u are trying to see if u ovulate , an ovulation kit is a much better way to tell.

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