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Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more


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I want to have a baby sooo bad, but due to my past irregular menstrual cycles idk exactly when I ovulate. What should I do?

I want to have a baby sooo bad, but due to my past irregular menstrual cycles idk exactly when I ovulate. What should I do?

14 days before: Ovulation occurs consistently about 14 days before your next cycle. If you know how many days there are from the first day of the bleeding to the next during your normal cycle just subtract 14 days. This allows you to predict when you should be ovulating. Why the urgency to get pregnant at age 19? Consider focusing on your career and education at this special time in your life ...Read more

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Why am i not ovulating? I had a miscarriage in october followed witn a d&c . I've had 3 menstrual cycles since then but have not been ovulating. Why?

Why am i not ovulating?
I had a miscarriage in october followed witn a d&c . I've had 3 menstrual cycles since then but have not been ovulating. Why?

See below: If you are having regular menstrual cycles you probably are ovulating. You can use basal body temperature or ovulation predictor kits to determine when. Just because you don't get pregnant doesn't mean you didn't ovulate that month. Each cycle even when conditions are ideal chances of pregnancy are only about 20%. ...Read more

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Does ovulating late mean it'll be a longer menstrual cycle?

Does ovulating late mean it'll be a longer menstrual cycle?

See answer: The onset of one's menstrual cycle fairly reliably occurs in most women 12-16 days after ovulation. So, delayed ovulation often associated with a longer menstrual cycle that month. Absence of ovulation may well lead to a missed or irregular period. ...Read more

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My menstrual cycle is 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 & 30 days long but I don't miss a month. It is hard to know when I am ovulating. Is my cycle normal?

My menstrual cycle is 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 & 30 days long but I don't miss a month. It is hard to know when I am ovulating. Is my cycle normal?

Probably normal : one regularity of menstrual cycle is its irregularity. THIS is probably normal. However Potential causes could be low thyroid and female hormonal imbalance. These can be checked easily by your PCP OR GYNECOLOGIST ...Read more

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67 days since last menstrual cycle; the cycle before was 42 days. Am I not ovulating? What could cause the irregular/long cycles? Recommended tests?

67 days since last menstrual cycle; the cycle before was 42 days. Am I not ovulating? What could cause the irregular/long cycles? Recommended tests?

All about the egg: Ovulation drives your period. If you don't ovulate, or you ovulate later than usual, your period will come later. This can be the way you are, or it can be affected by age, activity, weight, meds, or hormone issues. Get your thyroid checked, prolactin level, and FSH. If you have acne or facial hair, might want to check two male hormones, testosterone and DHEA - S. Good luck! ...Read more

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I finished my menstrual period 6 days ago and how long does it take till my next ovulation? My husband and I are trying to have a baby

I finished my menstrual period 6 days ago and how long does it take till my next ovulation? My husband and I are trying to have a baby

7 to 10 days: Ovulation should occur 7-10 days after menses. Ovulation kits are available to tell when ovulation occurs. Take your temperature orally every morning before getting out of bed. Your temp will go up one degree on the day you ovulate. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Philip Chenette
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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