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Can you let me know how many days after a period does a woman ovulate?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
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In brief: Day 14 but it varies

In an idealized 28-day cycle ovulation occurs 14 days after the first day (cd 14) of the last mentrual period.
In real life, most of us have seen apparently normal ovulations between day 11 and maybe 15-16. For women with regular but longer cycles, let's use 35 days as an example, best guess is usually 35-14= cycle-day 21. With irregular cycles, there is no general reliable rule of thumb.

In brief: Day 14 but it varies

In an idealized 28-day cycle ovulation occurs 14 days after the first day (cd 14) of the last mentrual period.
In real life, most of us have seen apparently normal ovulations between day 11 and maybe 15-16. For women with regular but longer cycles, let's use 35 days as an example, best guess is usually 35-14= cycle-day 21. With irregular cycles, there is no general reliable rule of thumb.
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