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What do the terms anovulation and ovulation mean?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Gerard Honore
Dr. Gerard Honore
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Dr. Philip Chenette
Fertility Medicine

In brief: Ovulation yes or no

Anovulation means that no egg is released.
Ovulation means that an egg is released.

In brief: Ovulation yes or no

Anovulation means that no egg is released.
Ovulation means that an egg is released.
Dr. Philip Chenette
Dr. Philip Chenette
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