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Dr. Philip Chenette
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Ovulation (Overview)

Ovulation is the act of the ovary releasing the egg after it has been hormonally prepared, to be fertilized by the sperm.


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When do u ovulate?

When do u ovulate?

Middle of Cycle: Most women have regular menstrual cycles. When the cycle is between about 25 and 35 days long ovulation usually occurs around the middle of the cycle. That is not always the case, especially as the timing of the cycle is shorter or longer. You can check ovulation kits at home to get a better idea. They are sold at most pharmacies. ...Read more

Dr. Philip Chenette
1,782 doctors shared insights

Ovulation (Overview)

Ovulation is the act of the ovary releasing the egg after it has been hormonally prepared, to be fertilized by the sperm.


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What is ovulation ?

What is ovulation ?

Ovulation: Ovulation is the cornerstone and reason for menstrual cycles. Ovulation is the process of preparing an egg by the ovary for impregnation and pregnancy. It is also the event of the egg being pushed out of the ovary to meet sperm to cause pregnancy. Ovulation usually happens just shy of halfway through the menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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What is an ovulation?

What is an ovulation?

Explosive production: It is Mother Nature's preparation and explosive production of a monthly egg available for the right sperm suitors. ...Read more

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When do women ovulate?

When do women ovulate?

Midcycle: Ovulation almost always occurs 14 days before the menstrual period starts, and the new cycle starts the first day bleeding begins. The normal menstrual cycle can be from 21 to 35 days long. So ovulation can happen anywhere from 7 to 21 days after the period starts - depending on the cycle length. Most women start a period (and new cycle) every 28 to 30 days - so they ovulate 14 to 16 days later. ...Read more

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Symptoms of ovulation?

Symptoms of ovulation?

All or just some: Change in cervical fluid, change in cervical firmness and position, increased basal temperature - most commonly used, also: breast tenderness, some cramping or pain on one side of the pelvis, breast tenderness, abdominal bloating increased sex drive, heightened sense of smell, taste. ...Read more

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How does ovulation works?

How does ovulation works?

Ovulation Process: Ovulation (release of the egg) is a complex interaction of the brain (hypothalamus), pituitary and ovary. The ovary actually controls the cycle. Fsh stimulates the follicle and 1 ovulates (most receptive of 500+ that grow each cycle), estrogen from foll is signal to brain to trigger ovul (lh). Ovul releases egg and starts genetic meiosis. Fertility drug (hcg ) is similar to lh, others affect above. ...Read more

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Do u ovulate every month?

Do u ovulate every month?

Usually: Between menarche & menopause. Often irregular when periods start during menarche & again approaching menopause. Of course u don't ovulate during pregnancy. ...Read more

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How i know i'm ovulating?

How i know i'm ovulating?

Urine ovulation kit.: It is not easy to know for sure you are ovulating. Partly, it depends on how regular and far apart your periods are. Some women believe they can tell by a pain (mittelschmertz) they have around the time of presumed ovulation, but ultrasound studies dont verify this. The home urine ovuilation tests tell when there is a lh rise, which typically precedes ovulation. Temperature tests rarely help. ...Read more

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When does a women ovulate?

When does a women ovulate?

Every month...: Usually ovulation occurs midway through the month; usually around day 14 of the menstrual cycle. There are individual differences of course; and some even measure their basal body temperature to pinpoint exactly when(useful in conception attempts). ...Read more