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Doctor insights on: Can You Ovulate Twice During Your Menstrual Cycle

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Is it possible for one to only ovulated during her menstrual cycle ?

Is it possible for one to only ovulated during her menstrual cycle ?

Not during menses: I believe you are asking if it is possible to only ovulate during your menses, which is the part of the menstrual cycle where your uterine lining sheds and leads to the menstrual bleeding. That only occurs AFTER ovulation, and never during it. ...Read more

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'm 5 days delay of my menstrual period but have white mense which should be during ovulation. Why?

I'm 5 days delay of my menstrual period but  have white mense which should be during ovulation. Why?

Not ovulation: Ovulation is associated with a change in cervical mucous that is described as egg-white - clear, stringy. To say that you have "white menses" sounds more like a whitish discharge. This could be a vaginal infection such as a yeast infection and should be checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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If I have a 28 day menstrual cycle, when will I ovulate?

If I have a 28 day menstrual cycle, when will I ovulate?

Ovulation: Ovulation occurs 14 days prior to the first day of bleeding. Therefore, in your 28 day cycle ovulation occurs on cycle day 14 counting first day of bleeding as the first day of your cycle. A perfect, consistent 28 day cycle is not necessarily the norm. Most have a range of cycle lengths, say 26-29 days. Ovulation then occurs in the interval of cycle days 12-15. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a menstrual cycle without ovulating?

Is it possible to have a menstrual cycle without ovulating?

Not wihtout medicine: No. There are many reasons for vaginal bleeding that are not menstruation, but a menstrual period cannot start naturally without ovulation first. ...Read more

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Does ovulating late mean it'll be a longer menstrual cycle?

Does ovulating late mean it'll be a longer menstrual cycle?

See answer: The onset of one's menstrual cycle fairly reliably occurs in most women 12-16 days after ovulation. So, delayed ovulation often associated with a longer menstrual cycle that month. Absence of ovulation may well lead to a missed or irregular period. ...Read more

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How would a woman determine she is ovulating? How does she determine it while on her menstrual cycle?

How would a woman determine she is ovulating? How does she determine it while on her menstrual cycle?

There're a few ways: Ask a gynecologist or a reproductive endocrinologist for a Basal Body Temperature chart and to explain how to use a thermometer and a BBT graph and to learn about signs of ovulation. Ask a pharmacist for an "ovulation kit" and for directions on its use. If you have regular 28 to 30 day menstrual cycles, it is quite probable that you ovulate 12 to 14 days before the onset of menstrual bleeding. ...Read more

Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...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