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(ŏv′yə-lāt′, ō′vyə-)
intr.v. ovu·lated, ovu·lating, ovu·lates
To produce ova; discharge eggs from the ovary.

ov′u·la′tion n.
ov′u·la·to′ry (-lə-tôr′ē) adj.
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Patient discussion about ovulate

Q. i just have my period last november 25 and ended on 28.when is my possible fertile and ovulation period please help me identify my fertile and ovulation period

A. If someone knew it, it'd solve the human race many problems with fertility. The problem is that ovulation (and thus, the period of possible fertility) happens 14 days BEFORE the onset of menses, so you know about it only retrospectively.

However there ways such as serial body temperature measuring, along with kits that measures the level of hormones in the urine in order to estimate the time of the coming ovulation, and help in timing intercourse.

You may read more about it here (www.mayoclinic.com/health/ovulation-signs/AN01521 ) but anyway, consulting a doctor (e.g. gynecologist) may be wise.

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WHY: Chances are, you don't know exactly when you ovulate. But this is important as an egg only survives for 12-48 hours and sperm only lives for five days in the vagina, so the window of opportunity to conceive each month is short.
The other problem with not using contraception is that sperm can survive for about six days in the vagina, waiting for you to ovulate, and so cutting dramatically the days you are safe, especially if you have a shorter cycle.
WHEN a woman's fertility is marginal, such as when she ovulates irregularly, it's known as subfertility.
If you want to get pregnant, it's best to have sex mainly around the time that you ovulate because those are your fertile days.
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While it's not impossible to conceive a child, most women require treatment to become pregnancy because when a woman has PCOS, some rarely ovulate-or release an egg-while some women do not ovulate at all.
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