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Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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I had an abortion a month ago. I just now had my first period on march 22nd since the abortion. I now want a baby when will I be fertile to ovulate?

I had an abortion a month ago. I just now had my first period on march 22nd since the abortion. I now want a baby when will I be fertile to ovulate?

Now: As long as you are getting periods you should be fertile. Most doctors would recommend waiting till your next period to try to get pregnant to reduce any risk of miscarriage, though it is theoretical. ...Read more

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Is brown blood a sign of a period? I am 5 months post partum and have not yet gotten my first period but I noticed brown blood in my underwear.

Is brown blood a sign of a period? I am 5 months post partum and have not yet gotten my first period but I noticed brown blood in my underwear.

Spotting: Just spotting now. Are you breast feeding? Any chance you're pregnant? What are you using for contraception? Maybe your period is coming. Reply and maybe I can help. Or talk to your obgyn. ...Read more

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Is it possible to ovulate before your first period?

Is it possible to ovulate before your first period?

Yes: You will generally ovulate about two weeks before each period starts. ...Read more

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When after d&c should I expect ovulating and first period?

4-5 weeks: After a D&C your body should be able to correct itself and you should ovulate within about 2-3 weeks and therefore have your next period in 4 to 5 weeks after the procedure. ...Read more

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For what length of time did you ovulate before you first period?

For what length of time did you ovulate before you first period?

Ovulation is: Hard to time from when your period ends; so generally we say it happens around 2 weeks before your next expected period. ...Read more

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How many days will I know if im ovulating starting with my first period?

Retrospective: The best and easiest way to know if one is ovulating is to chart cycles and look back at the pattern. If you have regular 28 day cycles - "like clockwork, " you are most likely ovulating normally with 98% certainty. Other methods are BBT charts or urine based ovulation kits (over the counter). These are helpful but are very stressful for patients. First period at 24yrs needs evaluation. ...Read more

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I just started my first period today since my d&c procedure 28 days ago. Can I expect to ovulate? I did not ovulate between the d&c and this period.

I just started my first period today since my d&c procedure 28 days ago. Can I expect to ovulate? I did not ovulate between the d&c and this period.

Sure: Since your period started, it indicates that the hormonal balance is correcting and it would be likely that ovulation may return this coming cycle (especially if you were regular before). ...Read more

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When my first period is due on the 8th of the month. When will I ovulate?

9-14: Most women will ovulate somewhere between days 9 and 14, with the first day of bleeding being day #1. An ovulation predictor kit can help you determine when you are ovulating each month. ...Read more

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Are you supposed to ovulate before getting your first period after stopping bcp?

Are you supposed to ovulate before getting your first period after stopping bcp?

Yes: You cannot have a true period naturally without ovulating, so that must happen before the first (natural) period. ...Read more

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Can you ovulate more then once after a miscariage and before first period returns?

Can you ovulate more then once after a miscariage and before first period returns?

One ovulation/cycle: After a miscarriage, the way a woman's cycles kick back in is that she ovulates and if she does not conceive right away, will then have a menstrual period. ...Read more

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Started cycle 11/12-11/16 ended what day would I ovulate and would I since its my first period off depo?

Started cycle 11/12-11/16 ended what day would I ovulate and would I since its my first period off depo?

2 weeks: If you have a 28 days cycle you usually will ovulate 2 weeks before the start of your next period. Some ovulate a week before their period.
Depending on how long you have been on the depo, some may take months before they start to ovulate again. ...Read more

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I had a d&c 11 days ago, I was wondering if it's safe to start trying right away before first period? Also, when should I expect to ovulate? Thanks

I had a d&c 11 days ago, I was wondering if it's safe to start trying right away before first period? Also, when should I expect to ovulate? Thanks

I would wait: To give your body a rest and go through at least once cycle. 10-14 days after your cycle, you should be ovulating again. I would also recommend testing (and treating if +) for mthfr genotypes, people who have this should not use regular folic acid, they need l-methylfolate to be able to cross the blood brain barrier and make important neurotransmitters and a healthy baby nervous system. ...Read more

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Bleeding 13 days, first period after stopping depo, when will I ovulate? ?

Bleeding 13 days, first period after stopping depo, when will I ovulate? ?

Unknown: When you stop any hormonal birth control, the next period or ovulation is unpredictable. If you want to get pregnant, then you could consider doing some home ovulation predictor kits. Also anyone attempting pregnancy should be on a prenatal vitamin.
If you do not want to get pregnant, there is no "rhythm" method in the first few months after stopping Depo. Use another birth control instead! ...Read more

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Is it true that ovulation occurs before the very first period ever for a young girl? I have read some books, couple state that it's quite rare.

Strict definition: In reproductive age females: both women and girls, menstruation (a period) is always by definition caused by a drop in Progesterone after ovulation. Thus any spontaneous (meaning no medicines taken) menstrual period at any age is always the result of an ovulation. It gets confused because there can be vaginal bleeding/spotting for other reasons, people may call "a period" - but it is not. ...Read more

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How to track ovulation. After having a abortion a month ago and just had first period march 22, 2013?

Basal body temp: Drugstores carry basal body thermometers with instructions (your body temperature rises slightly right after ovulation). There are also oviulation test kits which are easy to use but expensive. You may wish to try a kit once to see if your body's signs of ovulation (clr mucusy dischg like egg white at mid cycle) correspond with the ovulation test kit's findings. ...Read more

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M/c feb 28th. First period march28 - 3rd when would I be able to get pregnant? My fertile days n ovulation.

Dates: On a normal 28 day cycle you should ovulate about day 14-15. This is when you might conceive. Sexual intercourse can occur days earlier since the sperm can last for a number of days, even a week. (as noted above, the sperm could have been waiting around for a number of days prior to the egg " showing up". ...Read more

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My first period started the 21 of march, I have sex on the 31 of march and my ovulation day is the 4 of april can I be pregnant? Please answer

Can I be Pregnant?: Yes. Of course you can be pregnant. But, we would never guess here on health tap. Pregnancy happens from sperm left in the vagina during the five days leading up to ovulation. ...Read more

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First period off of evra patch is about half of normal period. Was active during ovulation. Neg test a week ago. Pregnant? Or normal?

First period off of evra patch is about half of normal period. Was active during ovulation. Neg test a week ago. Pregnant? Or normal?

Re-test, if worried: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. An ob-gyn doctor can evaluate any persistent or worrisome symptoms. ...Read more

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I have two fibroids on my uterus I haven't had a period in almost A year and I my first period two days ago so does that mean I'm ovulating or will there ever be a chance of me having kids?

I have two fibroids on my uterus I haven't had a period in almost A year and I my first period two days ago so does that mean I'm ovulating or will there ever be a chance of me having kids?

Infertility/Fibroids: You have two major problems with conception if this is your first period in one year. The first, a lack of ovulation, and secondly the fibroids potential to inhibit implantation. You need to see a Fertility GYN MD soon if you are serous about conception in the next year as you are now age 37 and spontaneous ovulation is declining rapidly along with your ovarian reserve for egg production. ...Read more

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Ovulation (Definition)

Ovulation is the act of the ovary releasing the egg after it has been hormonally prepared, to be ...Read more