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When trying to figure out when you ovulate, my period was late previously cus of exercise do we count up those days or still put in the average days?

When trying to figure out when you ovulate, my period was late previously cus of exercise do we count up those days or still put in the average days?

Ovulation: Use the range of cycle length that is normal for you. Cycle length is from first day of one period to first day of next. Take cycle length and subtract 14. So if yours is 30 to 35 days, minus 14, so you'll ovulate between day 16 to 21 of your cycle. Day 1 of cycle is first day of period. Have sex every other day during that time. You can also use an ovulation predictor. ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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I am due April 1st. In June my period was late & a day shorter than usual. Doctors say I conceived & ovulated on July 9th. How is this possible?

I am due April 1st. In June my period was late & a day shorter than usual. Doctors say I conceived & ovulated on July 9th. How is this possible?

That's correct: Those dates are correct. What is you do not understand? Since you've not given your last period it's not possible to comment further. Please resubmit with that info and your question if you like; good wishes to you. ...Read more

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Does having a late period result in late ovulation? My period came late but im not sure if that means I will ovulate late this time too.

Does having a late period result in late ovulation? My period came late but im not sure if that means I will ovulate late this time too.

14 days before: An easy way to remember ovulation is that it occurs 14 days before your next cycle. If you know how many days between periods then you can calculate an approximate ovulation date. If your cycles are irregular than predicting ovulation is almost impossible. ...Read more

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5 day late period. No pregnancy symptoms but none with my first child. Feel like I'm on my period but no blood and no sex during ovulation. Am I prego?

5 day late period. No pregnancy symptoms but none with my first child. Feel like I'm on my period but no blood and no sex during ovulation. Am I prego?

Possibly: 5 days following a missed period any of the commercially available over the counter pregnancy tests would confirm pregnancy. The most common cause of a missed period in a young healthy woman would be pregnancy. ...Read more

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12 days late period, Cd 43 negative hpt, After clomid 5 days & pregnyl on Cd 14. If pregnyl injection is given, it means that ovulation has definitely happened? If ovulation has happened than, Why my period delays? As it suppose to come after 14 days?

12 days late period, Cd 43 negative hpt, After clomid 5 days & pregnyl on Cd 14. If pregnyl injection is given, it means that ovulation has definitely happened? If ovulation has happened than, Why my period delays? As it suppose to come after 14 days?

Clomid/periods: Clomid for ovulation induction is not always successful. Ovulation detection depends on a temperature elevation, and that can occur with pregnyl, without meaning that an egg has actually been released. If this continues, increased doses of clomid or even stronger ovulation induction may be required. Ask your provider about serial ultrasound exams to see if the follicle is developed. ...Read more

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I ovulated late this month so I bleed on the day I expected my late period but it was brown nothing like my period could it be implantation bleeding?

I ovulated late this month so I bleed on the day I expected my late period but it was brown nothing like my period could it be implantation bleeding?

Breakthrough: More likely breakthrough bleeding if your period is expected in 4 days, this would be about 4-5 days late for 'implantation' if you're fairly certain of when the next period is due. In my clinical experience implantation bleeding is inconsistent, unpredictable, and mostly doesn't happen at all - even though it's all the rage on the blogs. ...Read more

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Does late period mean later ovulation or longer cycle?

Does late period mean later ovulation or longer cycle?

Both: Ovulation occurs 14 days before the onset of the next menstrual cycle. A 28 day period for example produces a day 14 ovulation. A 32 day cycle= day 18 ovulation. Cycle length normally varies between 26 and 35 days. A late period can also mean early pregnancy as well. ...Read more

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Can late ovulation cause late period?

Can late ovulation cause late period?

Yes: The time from ovulation to the next period is usually 12-14 days. This is the most reliable part of the cycle. The time before ovulation can be shorter or longer causing the variability in length of cycle. ...Read more

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Does a late period mean late ovulation?

Does a late period mean late ovulation?

Ovulation: A longer menstrual cycle could mean a longer follicular phase (the time before ovulation) this is variable although usually about 14 days. The luteal phase is the days after ovulation which is constant 12-14 days. It could also indicate that you are not ovulating. ...Read more

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Can a late period also mean late ovulation?

Sometimes: A late period either means late ovulation or no ovulation. If you count back 2 weeks from the first day of the period this is when you probably ovulated. ...Read more

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Can late ovulation cause late period next time?

Can late ovulation cause late period next time?

Yes: The period will consistently come about two weeks after ovulation, so if ovulation is late the period will be late. ...Read more

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Does really late ovulation mean really late period?

Does really late ovulation mean really late period?

Usually: One should expect a period about 2 weeks after ovulation so when you ovulate late, the next period is likely going to be late. This is not a hard and fast rule since the luteal phase (the last half of the cycle) can vary in length. ...Read more

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Is it possible that being sick during ovulation have anything to do with having a late period?

Illness is 1 reason: For missed period. Reasons for missed/late periods: pregnancy, low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (polycystic ovary syndrome or asherman’s syndrome). ...Read more

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If my girlfriend took ec 3 days after her ovulation days, can she expect a late period? How late?

If my girlfriend took ec 3 days after her ovulation days, can she expect a late period? How late?

A while: When you take a morning after pill, it can alter the subsequent period. You can have early bleeding or late bleeding, or prolonged spotting. These symptoms should resolve after your next menstrual cycle, but that can take a while to come (a month or two!). To be 100% safe, you may want to repeat a pregnancy test in a week or so. Home pt's are very accurate if it has been 2 weeks since conception. ...Read more

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Can you still get pregnant you ovulated late. Period was 10/3 my expected ovulation day was 10/20 but it started on 10/23. Is that a problem?

Can you still get pregnant you ovulated late. Period was 10/3 my expected ovulation day was 10/20 but it started on 10/23. Is that a problem?

Late ovulation: Not necessarily, though sometimes it can be. In principle as long as you ovulate there's a chance fo conception. The biggest problem with late ovulations is troubles timing, sometimes ovulations that are very late also aren't as good in terms of egg maturity. ...Read more

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Could you ovulate twice in 6 weeks without flow? Small amounts of sticky, clumpy yellow CM after stretchier white CM. Late period, negative HPTs.

Could you ovulate twice in 6 weeks without flow? Small amounts of sticky, clumpy yellow CM after stretchier white CM. Late period, negative HPTs.

Less likely: If one ovulates then there are only two possible outcomes -- pregnancy or a menstrual cycle. Relying on cervical mucous to predict ovulation is not very reliable. I wold schedule a visit to have your discharge evaluated and determine if an infection is present. You can also discuss your irregular menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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How many days past ovulation can I test? Ideally after a missed or late period but can I test sooner? I'm 5dpo is too early but can I do it around 8

How many days past ovulation can I test? Ideally after a missed or late period but can I test sooner? I'm 5dpo is too early but can I do it around 8

Too early: 5 days after ovulation is too early for a pregnancy test, they'll always be negative. Wait until 11-12 days after ovulation, then it should be reliable. I see "8 days" online, but don't believe it unless you enjoy wishful thinking - it's too early. ...Read more

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What is the reason behind a mid-cycle spotting during ovulation days, followed by a 2 week late period (arrived)? Never spotted mid-cycle before.

What is the reason behind a mid-cycle spotting during ovulation days, followed by a 2 week late period (arrived)? Never spotted mid-cycle before.

Irreg period: It is not abnormal to have an irregular cycle. Check a pregnancy test first. If negative just be patient. Also are you on any birth control? This can alter the period ...Read more

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Have never had egg white CM in my life, not even around Ovulation. Why do I now? Also some preg symptoms, and late period, negative test. Help??

Have never had egg white CM in my life, not even around Ovulation. Why do I now? Also some preg symptoms, and late period, negative test. Help??

Possible yeast: Does "egg white cm" refer to a vaginal discharge? If so, having a white discharge at time of your menstrual period, you may be having a yeast (monilia, candida) vaginal infection. Do get evaluated, since treatment may be simple. Treatment may be more difficult if you have diabetes or have recently been taking antibiotics. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Can you ovulate and not have a period after it. Ovulated 5 weeks ago ino coz I had spotting I am now 3 weeks late period neg blood and urine pregtest

Can you ovulate and not have a period after it. Ovulated 5 weeks ago ino coz I had spotting I am now 3 weeks late period neg blood and urine pregtest

Occasionally: Usually if you ovulate and don't conceive then menstruation probably occurs within 14 - 16 days after ovulation. If a cyst forms after ovulation called a corpus lutein cyst and stays around for a longer period of time than usual then menstruation can be delayed for a few days up to a week or so. The other possibility is that ovulation truly didn't occur. ...Read more

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Will I still ovulate even after talking Clomid (clomiphene) last month period was late but came on 34 days after and if so when do I ovulate?

Will I still ovulate even after talking Clomid (clomiphene) last month period was late but came on 34 days after and if so when do I ovulate?

Likely: Many women ovulate the month after taking clomid (clomiphene). The question is when. You should ask your fertility doctor for ways to track your ovulation. Some women use kits while others track symptoms, as the timing of ovulation can vary after hormonal replacements. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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