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Do We Ovulate Every Month
Mostly true: If you have regular cycles - and that means 27-32 days, and don't miss more than 1 period per year, let's say - then 98% you are ovulating consistently. The actual day may vary from month to month. ...Read more
Not necessarily: You may not ovulate on the exact same cycle day each month, but most women tend to follow a similar pattern. I would expect that you can rely on populating plus or -1 to 2 days each month. If you're trying to become pregnant, doing an ovulation test for three or four months should help you know fairly precisely what your pattern is. ...Read more
Yes: It is possible. This is called anovulatory cycles. ...Read more
Not always: The best marker for ovulation monthly is to have a menstrual cycle monthly. If cycles are light, irregular and spaced out farther than 35 days, it is a sign you may not be ovulating regularly. There are many reasons for not ovulating and it may take a visit to your provider to get an explanation. If you do not ovulate regularly for many months or years there is an higher risk of uterine cancer. ...Read more
No, not really: Ovulation is an event that occurs once during a cycle. It can involve release of more than one egg, but this, again, occurs once during the month. In most women, counting the first day of your period as day#1, ovulation occurs around day#14. Variation in your cycle length can occur for many reasons - talk to your doctor and see if they think there is a problem! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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