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How many days after ovulation can you start your period on a 28 day cycle? And can methylpredisnone affect a menstrual cycle?

Usually 14 days: There is almost always a 12-14 day interval between ovulation and menstruation. Rarely women can ovulate twice, sometimes not at the same time, and the period can come a little later (14 days after the 2nd ovulation). Yes, steroids like Prednisone can affect the menstrual cycle. They can delay ovulation or suppress it all together. They can cause irregular bleeding. ...Read more

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How many days after ovulation do you get your period?

How many days after ovulation do you get your period?

12-14 days: After ovulation the follicle (egg sac of the ovary) is called a corpus luteum. It produces Progesterone to change the uterine lining to support implantation. If you are not pregnant the corpus luteum will die off in 12-14 days. If you are pregnant the HCG produced by the placenta keeps the Progesterone going to support the pregnancy. ...Read more

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How many days after ovulation do most early pregnancy symptoms begin to occur besides missed period?

How many days after ovulation do most early pregnancy symptoms begin to occur besides missed period?

Varies : This varies from person to person I have reports of breast tenderness occurring within a day or 2 of conception. It is hard to gauge as most of it is so subjective. ...Read more

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I had my last period on jan 16 and had light bleeding 5-6 days after ovulation was this implantation? I was supposed to start feb 13, nothing yet...

I had my last period on jan 16 and had light bleeding 5-6 days after ovulation was this implantation? I was supposed to start feb 13, nothing yet...

Late period?: If the period is late, run a home urine pregnancy test. If it's negative, run a second one in 7 days. If both are negative, you're not pregnant. It's common to have a few days variation in when the period comes. So it might still come in the next few days. ...Read more

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I started spotting 4 days past ovulation and now seem to have period 6 days after ovulation ... Is this my period?

I started spotting 4 days past ovulation and now seem to have period 6 days after ovulation ... Is this my period?

Maybe: If you are sure you ovulated 6 days ago, it would be very unusual to be getting your period already, and if so, you might have a "luteal phase deficiency". This condition is typically treated with supplemental progesterone. Ask your doc to help sort this out. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have some cramping 4 days after ovulation and 9 days before my period is due, I dont normally get this normally cramps start 2 days before my period?

I have some cramping 4 days after ovulation and 9 days before my period is due, I dont normally get this normally cramps start 2 days before my period?

Probably normal!: Cramping can occur with ovulation and menses, a few days before or after is probably normal. You don't mention your contraceptive method. If none, or not consistently used, could be preganant, but if no other symptoms of pregnancy--still probably normal. Variation of menstrual period may occur with stresses, etc. ...Read more

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