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For how long does a woman ovulate?

For how long does a woman ovulate?

1 day: The egg can only be fertilized for about 1 day after ovulation, but sperm can live for 4-5 days--so sex 4-5 days prior to ovulation can result in pregnancy. ...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


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How long does a woman usually ovulate?

How long does a woman usually ovulate?

One moment in time: Ovulation is a single moment in time, when her egg pops out of her follicle on the surface of her ovary. Think of it as 1 minute, and then she has already ovulated and the egg is free. Before that 1 minute, she is trying to ovulate, or in the process of ovulation. The real question is when does a woman ovulate, which is usually about 14 days before the start of the next menstrual period. ...Read more

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On average, how long will a woman ovulate?

On average, how long will a woman ovulate?

One: Literally, ovulation occurs at the moment that an oocyte (egg) is released from a woman's ovary. More generally, the peri-ovulatory process (time around ovulation) could be considered to last from the day that lh peaks through actual ovulation (36 hours roughly,) or even until Progesterone begins to rise (3-to-5 days.). ...Read more

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When the hCG level reach to 0 how long will it take for a woman to ovulate again?

When the hCG level reach to 0 how long will it take for a woman to ovulate again?

Variable.: I assume you are asking how long it can take for woman to ovulate after pregnancy. It depends on how the pregnancy ended. The shortest intervals are after pregnancy terminations such as d and c and ovulation can occur even within 2 weeks. Longer intervals are associated with full term deliveries, and breastfeeding can lengthen this also. It still could be within the first month though. ...Read more

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How long after ovulation does a woman get her period?

How long after ovulation does a woman get her period?

Usually 14 days: A normal luteal phase - time from ovulation to period - is 14 days +/-. It's never more than maybe 15 days, so if it seems longer you probably mis-read when ovulation was. ...Read more

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Is ovulating for too long bad? Even if there is no pain whatsoever? What causes a woman to ovulate for a long period of time? Let's say 2 weeks.

Is ovulating for too long bad? Even if there is no pain whatsoever? What causes a woman to ovulate for a long period of time? Let's say 2 weeks.

Doesn't happen: The process leading to ovulation lasts two weeks but ovulation itself does not. 48 hours is about all it takes for an egg to "explode" out of the dominant follicle. ...Read more

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How long can sperm live in a woman? I've heard both 5 & 7 days but which is true? If I have unprotected sex am I at risk if I ovulate 7 days after?

Close enough: Yes usually 5 days may be six, if you don't want may barely escape. Next time use various available available preventive measures, see your doctor.and also consider to take plan B. ...Read more

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How long after stopping birth control pills will woman start ovulating again?

How long after stopping birth control pills will woman start ovulating again?

Quickly: Not only is ovulation frequently not significantly delayed after discontinuing the pill, occasionally ovulation can occur between ending one pack and starting the next pack if one is several days late starting the new pack and is taking a 21 day pill. With 7 days between the standard regimen pills and missing let's say 3 additionally pills before starting next pack, the risk is not insignificant. ...Read more

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How long do women ovulate?

How long do women ovulate?

One moment: Ovulation happens at one moment in time, so you can talk about an ovulation day. Symptoms can go for several days, but this is not several days of ovulation. ...Read more

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How long after stopping taking the pill do women begin ovulating again?

How long after stopping taking the pill do women begin ovulating again?

1-3 cycles: Most women resume ovulating right after discontinuing pill, but it may be normal to take up to 3 cycles. ...Read more

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How long does unhealthy sprem live inside a female I had sex early saturday morning & I'm suppose to ovulate on sunday or monday could I get prego?

Yes, you might: Human sperm can reach the fallopian tubes within 20-30 minutes, and survive there anywhere from 48-72 hours. If you wish to reduce your chances of pregnancy you have the option of using Plan B or some other brand of ec (emergency contraception), which can be taken within 72 hours of the act of unprotected intercourse. The sooner this is taken, the better. ...Read more

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This is an ovulation question. How long does the female egg live before being fertilized by spermatozoa? What's the window

This is an ovulation question. How long does the female egg live before being fertilized by spermatozoa? What's the window

24 hours or less: An oocyte can be fertilized for a maximum of 24 hours after ovulation, many believe only 10-12 hours. Technically that's not quite the same as saying 24 hours after detection of an lh surge. It's much shorter than most realize, the idea of "4-5 fertile days" is not biologically correct at all, it's a simplification for timing strategy at home. ...Read more

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I'm 32 yrs old female, with long monthly cycle. Some times 41 days even more or less than 41 days. Trying to concieve for 4 years do I ovulate.?

I'm 32 yrs old female, with long monthly cycle. Some times 41 days even more or less than 41 days. Trying to concieve for 4 years do I ovulate.?

Infertility: If you are having periods, it is very likely that you are ovulating. However the fact that your menses are so far apart and that you tried for more than 4 years, suggest that there is something abnormal going on ; I would highly recommend seeing a physician. ...Read more

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How long does female egg stay during ovulation to be fertalized? Is there a egg b4 ur period, during, n after ur period that u get pregnant anytime?

How long does female egg stay during ovulation to be fertalized? Is there a egg b4 ur period, during, n after ur period that u get pregnant anytime?

24 Hours Max: If you are having menses around the same time every month, ovulation will occur about 14 days prior to your period. After you ovulate, it can hang around for up to 24 hours. It is long gone by the time you have a period. Best Wishes! ...Read more