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Can you have a period and not ovulate?

Can you have a period and not ovulate?

Yes.: Ovulatory cycles usually lead to predictable menstrual periods. Frequently, women have irregular bleeding patterns that may be related to anovulation. ...Read more

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Can a woman have a period but not ovulate?

Can a woman have a period but not ovulate?

Not naturally: With medications yes, but not naturally. A true menstrual period is by definition an event that follows ovulation. There are many reasons for vaginal bleeding due to other causes, which can cause confusion, but these are not menstrual periods. It is a safe rule of thumb anyway, that a woman with regular cyclic bleeding is ovulating. ...Read more

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Could I have a period if i was not ovulating?

Yes: Absolutely. Matter of fact most women will have a period whether or not they ovulate but their cycles are generally irregular when they are not ovulating. Approximately 3% of women have regular cycles but are not ovulating. If you have concerns, consider using a ovulation detection kit (odk) from the store which are generally accurate in showing if you are ovulating. Good luck. ...Read more

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When you have a period does it mean you ovulate?

When you have a period does it mean you ovulate?

Nearly always: The only way to have a spontaneous period (no medicine) is if you ovulate first. There are many reasons for vaginal bleeding that are not menstruation (a period), though. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Do a female have to be ovulating to have a period?

Do a female have to be ovulating to have a period?

Nearly always: The only way to have a spontaneous period (no medicine) is if you ovulate first. There are many reasons for vaginal bleeding that are not menstruation (a period), though. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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If you have a period every 31 days when do you ovulate?

If you have a period every 31 days when do you ovulate?

Prob b/w Day 14-16: This can vary slightly from month to month, but if your cycles are regular every 31 days then you probably ovulate most often between day 14 & 16. You can purchase ovulation predictor kits, which can provide you with a more accurate indication of ovulation. Take Care! ...Read more

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Can you have a period every 28-29 days and not ovulate?

Can you have a period every 28-29 days and not ovulate?

Possible not likely: If a woman has a regular monthly cycle and has premenstrual symptoms like bloating, breast tenderness etc, then 95% chance you are ovulating. ...Read more

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I have a period every 25 days .. When would i ovulate ?

I have a period every  25 days .. When would i ovulate ?

Half way : If your period is 25 days you would probably ovulate around day 12 plus or minus a day. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a period without ovulating first?

Early menstral perio: Early menstrual periods in teen age girls are without ovulation. There may be other occasios that menstrual perids are without ovulation including young girls who are very active in sports or have chronic illness. ...Read more

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Is it possible to not have a period if you ovulated normal?

Is it possible to not have a period if you ovulated normal?

Yes: Usually if ovulation occurs and no menstrual cycle follows you are probably pregnant. If you are not pregnant then either the lining of the uterine wall has scarring or the cervix is scarred closed or the vagina is blocked. ...Read more

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How many time a month does a woman ovulate? Do I have to have a period to ovulate?

How many time a month does a woman ovulate? Do I have to have a period to ovulate?

Once and Yes: The ovary releases an egg (ovulation) a few weeks before your period (menstruation). The uterus prepares itself for the fertilized egg by forming a specialized lining on its inner surface. If no sperm reaches the egg then the uterus sloughs its inner lining (your period) and the whole process starts again. Ovulation and menstruation occur in sequence each month and are inextricably intertwined. ...Read more

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What do it mean when you have a period for a day? And do you still ovulate if you have a period for a day?

What do it mean when you have a period for a day?  And do you still ovulate if you have a period for a day?

See an OB/GYN: Yes, it is probable that you are still ovulating. If, however, you have questions about what is going on with you, see a doctor and be examined. ...Read more

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Can i still ovulate if i do not have a period? I am trying to have a baby.

Usually not: Not having menstrual cycles usually indicates that hormonal abnormalities exists. Until the hormones are corrected, regular ovulation may not come about. ...Read more

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Can u have a period if u did not ovulate? If so where will the bleeding come from?

Can u have a period if u did not ovulate? If so where will the bleeding come from?

YES,: This calls Anovulatory cycle. In normal cycle the decline in Progesterone causes the shedding of inner layer of Uterus and therefore bleeding, in Anovulatory cycle there isn't any Progesterone and therefore inability of Estrogen to support the growth of inner layer of Uterus causes the bleeding. ...Read more

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