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Is ovulation and menstrual period the same thing?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine
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In brief: No!

Although they are each tied to the other. Ovulation happens around mid-cycle: a mature oocyte (egg) is released from the ovary.
If the egg is fertilized by sperm, then the menstrual period will not start. If bleeding and cramping (roughly) 2 weeks after ovulation, this is called the menstrual period.

In brief: No!

Although they are each tied to the other. Ovulation happens around mid-cycle: a mature oocyte (egg) is released from the ovary.
If the egg is fertilized by sperm, then the menstrual period will not start. If bleeding and cramping (roughly) 2 weeks after ovulation, this is called the menstrual period.
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