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Dr. Philip Chenette
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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


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I had a positive ovulation test on Tuesday, I have started my period today, five days after. How can this happen??

I had a positive ovulation test on Tuesday, I have started my period today, five days after. How can this happen??

Test not accurate: "Many women think that they ovulate on day 14, but 14 is an average, and most women will actually ovulate on a different day of the menstrual cycle. Your day of ovulation will vary from cycle to cycle.. Some women claim to feel a twinge of pain when they ovulate, but many feel no sensation at all and there’s no other sign that you are ovulating. See link for additional details. Feel good! ...Read more

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My ovulation pain starts before my period ends and lasts up to five days. Is this normal?

My ovulation pain starts before my period ends and lasts up to five days.  Is this normal?

Ovulation pain: Rather unusual to have ovulation pain prior to the end of menses. Unless you have a very short cycle normally. ...Read more

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I had a normal five day period from aug 29th to sept 1st. It is now 8 days past my cycle I have a brown discharge i'm supposed to be ovulating now?

I had a normal five day period from aug 29th to sept 1st. It is now 8 days past my cycle I have a brown discharge i'm supposed to be ovulating now?

Brownish discharge: If you are around cycle day 13 (5 + 8) it is reasonable to assume ovulation. If you don't wish to become pregnant i suggest using contraception at this time in your cycle. ...Read more

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I had a d&c five and a half weeks ago. Still no sign of ovulation or period. Is it safe to take provera (medroxyprogesterone) to bring on my cycle? Thanks!

I had a d&c five and a half weeks ago. Still no sign of ovulation or period. Is it safe to take provera (medroxyprogesterone) to bring on my cycle? Thanks!

Not yet: Your body will likely reset itself after your recent d;c. Hold off on the Provera (medroxyprogesterone) and don't take it until your doctor has had a chance to help you figure out why your periods are delayed. ...Read more

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Day five of fertile/ovulation had sex twice without condom and my fiance did ejaculate both times. Chance of getting pregnant? Would this period miss?

Day five of fertile/ovulation had sex twice without condom and my fiance did ejaculate both times. Chance of getting pregnant? Would this period miss?

Getting pregnant: The most efficient way to get pregnant is to have intercourse around the time of ovulation. Around 80-90% of couples will get pregnant within 12 months of trying. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more