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What do the terms anovulation and ovulation mean?

What do the terms anovulation and ovulation mean?

Terminology: Ovulation refers to the release of an oocyte (egg, ) usually around the mid-cycle, from a woman's ovary. Anovulation simply means the absence of ovulation, or not ovulating. There is a wide range of ovulatory dysfunction between these two extremes, involving ovulations that may be unpredictable, infrequent, and in other ways abnormal. ...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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What exactly does fertile and ovulating mean?

What exactly does fertile and ovulating mean?

Fertile: Fertile means you have the ability to achieve a pregnancy. Ovulating is the term used when the woman's ovary releases an egg each month. ...Read more

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What does ovulation mean .. and fertilition?

What does ovulation mean .. and fertilition?

Definitions: Ovulation is when an egg is released by the ovaries, which usually happens in women each month. Fertilization is when that released egg meets sperm from a male, causing a series of events to occur which, barring any problems, typically results in a baby about nine months later. ...Read more

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Can you tell me exactly when is the period of ovulating?

Can you tell me exactly when is the period of ovulating?

Count back: It's by no means exact, but best guess is to go back 14 days from the first day of your period and ovulation was likely then. ...Read more

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Can you tell me exactly when is the infertile period of menstrual cycle?

Can you tell me exactly when is the infertile period of menstrual cycle?

Menstrual cycles: The fertility window is greatest around the time of ovulation but can be from 5-7 days before to 2-3 days after your ovulation. Finding out about your fertile window requires you to monitor your menstrual cycles to see if you are ovulating at a consistent time each month and planning accordingly. However, you can still get pregnant if you ovulate outside the presumed window. ...Read more

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My doctor put me on progesterone because of my fsh/lh is anovulation.... what exactly does that mean?

My doctor put me on progesterone because of my fsh/lh is anovulation.... what exactly does that mean?

Fsh triggers eggs: the mammalian estrus cycle seems to be 'triggered' by episodic surgers of the release of follicle stimulating hormome (FSH) and the presence of lutenizing hormone (LH). Progresterone (P) and synthetics like it administered as medicine shut down the hypothalamic cycling, and when you stop the progresterone the cycle often resumes. Last I checked, we still didnt know exactly why that happens. ...Read more

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What exactly is different with ovulation on the pill? Like do you not ovulate at all?

What exactly is different with ovulation on the pill?  Like do you not ovulate at all?

Often does not occur: Most birth control pills, when taken on schedule, do prevent ovulation. Even if ovulation occurs conception may still be prevented as the hormones in the pill thicken the cervical mucus, preventing entry of sperm into the uterus. They can also change the lining and motility of the fallopian tubes such that the egg is not transported to the uterus. ...Read more

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How serious is losing your period to anorexia? What does it mean in terms of your health?

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How serious is losing your period to anorexia? What does it mean in terms of your health?

Serious: Anorexia deprives your body of essential nutrients can cause permanent damages to your help. You need counseling both psychologically and nutritionally. ...Read more

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What are the risks of pcos? What does it mean and what is the treatment?

What are the risks of pcos? What does it mean and what is the treatment?

PCOS: It may be present in up to 30% of women. It is an Insulin resistant state that is characterized by weight gain, irregular or absent periods, hair growth, infertility and predisposition to diabetes. Diet, exercise and weight loss will help, as will metformin which can reduce Insulin resistance and regularize menses and even fertility. Education and other medication may be needed for high glucose. ...Read more

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Please how can I estimate the length of my ovulation? When do I start counting? And what are the symptoms of ovulation? Thanks!

Ovulation: Ovulation occurs approximately 14 days after the first day of your period, and lasts about 1-2 days. Symptoms of ovulation include a mild pain on one side in the lower pelvis, a slight increase in basal body temperature, stretchiness of the cervical mucous, and an "lh surge" on an ovulation predictor home test system. ...Read more

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What are the causes of ovaries cramps put no period and you are not pergnant?

What are the causes of ovaries cramps put no period and you are not pergnant?

Depends: Crampy pelvic pain can occur for many reasons. Lack of period can be related to pregnancy, but also to ovarian problems. I recommend you see an ob/gyn to discuss your periods and concerns. ...Read more

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What are the reasons of not ovulating even when having normal cycle?

What are the reasons of not ovulating even when having normal cycle?

Think backwards: You can only have a normal cycle (at least naturally) if you do ovulate, you can have abnormal or irregular bleeding (not a true menstrual cycle) for many other reasons. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your thyroid is low? What are some of the affects?

What does it mean if your thyroid is low? What are some of the affects?

Hypothryoidism: Hypothyroidism is a relatively common condition, caused by many different causes. See your physician for an exam and diagnosis. As to the effects of it, essentially it is related to low metabolism. Weight gain, cold intolerance, hair loss, and many other metabolic problems can be caused by hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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"what does it mean when your "hormones are out of whack"? What are some symptoms?

"what does it mean when your "hormones are out of whack"? What are some symptoms?

Nothing: It's a lay term, not a medical one. There are literally thousands of hormones and "out of whack" in no way describes what the problem is. Hormonal medicine is very intricate and complex, and it can't be simplified into a single statement such as "our of whack". Discuss w/your physician. ...Read more

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How do I know exactly what is ovarian cancer and what are the symptoms?

How do I know exactly what is ovarian cancer and what are the symptoms?

Non specific: Symptoms of ovarian cancer are not specific. They often mimic other common conditions. These may include: abdominal pressure, fullness, swelling or bloating, pelvic discomfort or pain, persistent indigestion, gas or nausea, changes in bowel habits, such as constipation, changes in bladder habits, including a frequent need to urinate, loss of appetite or quickly feeling full, and low back pain. ...Read more

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What i mean is, when you're pregnant and have chrons disease, what part of the blood work is affected? Does that mean that the pregnancy can't be saw?

What i mean is, when you're pregnant and have chrons disease, what part of the blood work is affected? Does that mean that the pregnancy can't be saw?

Should be ok: Many autoimmune problems improve with pregnancy due to the accommodation immunologically to the baby. It should be fine. I am not aware of the crowns affecting any of our routine bloodwork; in most cases thing go just fine. ...Read more

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What does spotting of the liver mean?

What does spotting of the liver mean?

It depends: If this was seen on an imaging study (like ultrasound or ct) it can mean there are spots in the liver. These are most often cysts, but in the setting of cirrhosis could be something more serious. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the ovulation sign?

What are the ovulation sign?

Signs of ovulation: Signs vary from woman to woman, and even cycle to cycle. The most frequent are: breast tenderness and bloating a week later, thin strechy mucus the day or two before, and of course pregnancy if you have sex around that time. ...Read more

Anovulation (Definition)

Anovulation is a fancy term for not ovulating. It means an egg or oocyte was not ...Read more