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Question: Basic question about ovulation


 mickapoo - Tue Oct 18, 2005 2:39 pm

I have regular periods, usually every 28 days or so. I know ovulation is supposed to come about 14 days before your period, but are there months when you can still have your period but not actually ovulate? I have read that some women don't ovulate every month, but I wasn't sure if there was an ovulation/regular period correlation, and like i said, my periods are regular. Thank you.
 Shana Johnson, CNA - Tue Oct 18, 2005 6:46 pm

User avatar The majority of women of reproductive age ovulate almost every month. Many women will however have an occasional anovulatory (not ovulating ) cycle which may be due to significant stress. A minority of women ovulate very irregularly or do not ovulate at all and it is this group of women that will benefit from medication to help induce ovulation

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