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Hello i'm on a 32 day cycle and based on the information i found i'm supposed to ovulate 18 or 16 days before my expected period my lamp was on july2 i had protected sex with another man around july 16 and unprotected sex most of the time with my husband

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Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Actually: You should ovulate 14 days before your next period starts. The variable part of the cycle is generally the first part or luteal phase when the egg is maturing. In a 32 day cycle this would be about day 18. However, this IS the VARIABLE part of the cycle and some eggs mature faster than others. Hope this helps.

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