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Doctor insights on: Which Day Of The Menstrual Cycle Does Ovulation Normally Occur

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Should I be worried about spotting 7dpo? I'm normally 28-30 day menstrual cycle. Had unprotected 6 days before I ovulated. We didn't even finish....

Should I be worried about spotting 7dpo? I'm normally 28-30 day menstrual cycle. Had unprotected 6 days before I ovulated. We didn't even finish....

Can take a test: It is possible you are pregnant. In another week or so, try taking a home pregnancy test. Ovulation can be difficult to predict solely on the timing of menstruation since it can vary a bit from month to month. In addition, a pregnancy can occur even if the man does not ejaculate inside the vagina. If you are trying to avoid pregnancy, be sure to discuss contraceptive options with your doctor. ...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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If I have a 28 day menstrual cycle, when will I ovulate?

If I have a 28 day menstrual cycle, when will I ovulate?

Ovulation: Ovulation occurs 14 days prior to the first day of bleeding. Therefore, in your 28 day cycle ovulation occurs on cycle day 14 counting first day of bleeding as the first day of your cycle. A perfect, consistent 28 day cycle is not necessarily the norm. Most have a range of cycle lengths, say 26-29 days. Ovulation then occurs in the interval of cycle days 12-15. ...Read more

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What is my menstrual cycle length my recent cycl came early my periods was 2/1/13 3/3/13 4/2/13 5/2/13 6/1/13 n 6/30/13 n around what day do I ovulate?

29-31d; day 15-17: I looked at your menstrual history, and your cycles were all between 29 and 31 days long. You count from the 1st day of bleeding, to the following cycles 1st day of bleeding. Ovulation occurs 14 days before the menstrual cycle starts, so your ovulation occurs on day 15 (when the cycles are 29 days apart) on day 16 if they are 30 days, and day 17 for 31 day cycles. Plan accordingly! ;-). ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a menstrual cycle without ovulating?

Is it possible to have a menstrual cycle without ovulating?

Not wihtout medicine: No. There are many reasons for vaginal bleeding that are not menstruation, but a menstrual period cannot start naturally without ovulation first. ...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

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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Ovulation (Definition)

Ovulation is the act of the ovary releasing the egg after it has been hormonally prepared, to be ...Read more