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Can a menopause women still ovulate?

Can a menopause women still ovulate?

Rarely: The very high level of gonad stimulating hormone succeeds to induce a few residual eggs to develop and ovulate. This happens rarely. ...Read more

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Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more


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Could ovulation occur during menopause?

Could ovulation occur during menopause?

Maybe: Sometimes women seemingly go into menopause, stop having periods and have an elevated fsh (a hormone that goes up after menopause) and then unexpectedly have a few more periods again. Conceivably, they have ovulated again. ...Read more

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When I go through menopause, will I stop ovulating?

When I go through menopause, will I stop ovulating?

Menopause: In early menopause a woman may still ovulate some - usually not as often. But eventually she will stop ovulating. ...Read more

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Can I take an ovulation test to determine if I'm in menopause?

Can I take an ovulation test to determine if I'm in menopause?

Unlikely to help: Even young fertile women can have periods with no ovulation. So the best way to determine if you might be menopausal is. #1 the clinical definition which is no menstrual bleed for a year or more in an age appropriate female. #2 having your hormone levels, pituitary and ovarian checked. See your primary doctor or gyn to discuss this. Until you know, use contraception unless you desire pregnancy. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with menopause at 21 and now i'm 28 years old and had white leakedge on my paints is this ovulating?

MD-evaluate discharge: You'll need 30 more yrs of HRT than average. This should be managed with care and great precision. I would recommend saliva testing and bioidentical hormones transdermally. The balance and ratios of estradiol, estriol, progesterone and testosterone should all be maintained at a normal level for a healthy 25 year old. The vaginal discharge and uterine lining should be evaluated by your GYN. ...Read more

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What happens to ovulated egg after menopause?

What happens to ovulated egg after menopause?

There are no more: ovulated eggs after menopause. The eggs will become old with time and eventually won't be viable. ...Read more

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Why am i ovulating post menopause?

You're not: Either you are not in menopause, or you are not ovulating. I'd need more specifics to explain further. ...Read more

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Does ovulation occur after menopause?

Does ovulation occur after menopause?

No: Never. By definition menopause means "after your last period ever." you do not ovulate after that. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a woman ovulate after menopause?

Please tell me, could a woman ovulate after menopause?

No, but: Menopause occurs when periods and ovulation stop. You should not ovulate after menopause. However, sometimes women in premature menopause do ovulate on rare occasions. ...Read more

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I am post menopausal (57) but have recently been feeling the strained discomfort I used to feel when ovulating. what causes this? is something wrong?

Exam needed: Abdominal discomfort can have many causes, so you will need to see your doctor for a complete evaluation. Any organ in the abdomen or pelvis could be the source of your symptoms. Your doctor can help sort this out. ...Read more

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Will taking clomiphene increase my chances of ovulating - I may be menopausal as I have not had a period for 12 months?

Will taking clomiphene increase my chances of ovulating - I may be menopausal as I have not had a period for 12 months?

Probably not.: At age 47, 12 months without menses IS usually a sign of menopause and actually meets the definition. To possiby conceive you would need to see a Reproductive Endocrinologist. Evaluation and Treatment would be much more extensive. ...Read more

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Can ovaries try to ovulate after menopause?

Can ovaries try to ovulate after menopause?

Thanks for asking!: The very high level of gonad stimulating hormone succeeds to induce a few residual eggs to develop and ovulate. This happens rarely. ...Read more

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Im almost 23yrs old and i kinda get hot flushes before and during my period. Not as bad as my mom with menopause but still frustrating is this normal?

Im almost 23yrs old and i kinda get hot flushes before and during my period. Not as bad as my mom with menopause but still frustrating is this normal?

Yes, it is normal. : Estrogen levels drop just prior to your menses. Estrogen levels are also low during your menses. This is likely why one experiences hot flashes, similar to those in menopause, during this time of a physiologic cycle. ...Read more

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I am 53 years old woman, still menopause is not reached.Heavy bleeding during regular periods of 25 or 27 days.Lots of fibroids in uterous?

I am 53 years old woman, still menopause is not reached.Heavy bleeding during regular periods of 25 or 27 days.Lots of fibroids in uterous?

Fibroids/bleeding: You need to see a gyn physician as soon as possible. Yes you are in the perimenopause phase which is characterised by menstrual changes from heavy regular to heavy irregular menstrual bleeding. Soon it will change to scanty missed periods in between months. However, in the presence of fibroids the pattern could be affected in an unpredictable way. You also need endomtrial biopsy to rule out cancer. ...Read more

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After my natural miscarriage My period came on time, but have been spotting for 2 weeks since my period. can you still ovulate during spotting?

After my natural miscarriage My period came on time, but have been spotting for 2 weeks since my period. can you still ovulate during spotting?

Yes you can: Spotting can be caused by infections, hormonal changes, polyps, fibroids and others. In your case it could be from the recent miscarriage. Monitor over the next few cycles to see if it resolves. Ovulation can still occur. ...Read more

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Protected sex during ovulation can you still be pregnant?

Protected sex during ovulation can you still be pregnant?

Yes but: Unlikely if protection was used correctly; actual failure risk depends on type of 'protection.'. ...Read more

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What happens to LH surge during ovulation? Would the LH detector still give a positive read if u are ovulating? 

Yes it could: An lh surge is triggered when estrogen production from a growing follicle reaches a certain level. Some lh surges go up and down in 1 day. Others can be positive for 3-4 days. Ovulation usually occurs 24-36 hours after the peak so it is possible that the lh surge could still be positive during or after ovulation. Ovulation is triggered by the lh surge but the lh surge is not changed by ovulation. ...Read more

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Do bcps still protect during time of cycle you should be ovulating? Took a pill 2 hours late during 2nd week of pill pack. Worried!

Do bcps still protect during time of cycle you should be ovulating? Took a pill 2 hours late during 2nd week of pill pack. Worried!

Don't worry be happy: Contraceptive pills prevent pregnancy mostly by preventing you from ovulating. As long as you have been taking your pills regularly every day, you do not have much to worry about. Your risk is 6 to 8% though. If you'dlike a most effective method of contraception (99%) ask a knowledgeable and caring Gyn for a LARC,Long-Acting-Reversible-Contraceptive like an IUD or a subdermal implant.Be happier ...Read more

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If i experience pain during ovulation, is that still the good day to try to be pregnant? Cause relations are painful at this moment!

If i experience pain during ovulation, is that still the good day to try to be pregnant? Cause relations are painful at this moment!

Fertile: If you know when you ovulate, this is helpful in getting pregnant. The egg lasts about one day and sperm can survive 3to5 days. Try planning intercourse just before ovulation if this is less painful. Your obgyn can give you the best advice. ...Read more

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Blood in discharge during ovulation. This is the 2nd time per ovulation this has happened. Not a lot but still alarming. Is this normal? Also no pain

Blood in discharge during ovulation. This is the 2nd time per ovulation this has happened. Not a lot but still alarming. Is this normal? Also no pain

Normal: A small amount of spotting during ovulation not uncommon. This may be caused by the rupturing of the follicle releasing the egg. Sometimes there is pain associated known as mittleshmerz, German for "middle pain", and can shift from side to side every month as eggs come from either ovary. ...Read more

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Could I have gotten pregnant during ovulation and still have my period?

Could I have gotten pregnant during ovulation and still have my period?

No: You cannot have your period at any time when pregnant. It is possible to have spotting or bleeding anytime during pregnancy, but it is for other reasons, not a period. ...Read more

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Can you still get pregnant if ejaculation happens twice during ovulation week ?

Can you still get pregnant if ejaculation happens twice during ovulation week ?

How to get pregnant?: Yes. Of course. This is the time that you are most likely to be fertile and for insemination to occur. This is the very point of the million answers here trying to teach women that they can know their cycle and live with less mystery and fear. This site is revolutionary in that respect. Millions of women are reading about this and, I am hopeful, learning that they have the power of knowledge. ...Read more

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