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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.


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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Excess body fat can lead to an overproduction of certain hormones that disrupt ovulation while too little body fat can disrupt the menstrual cycle, meaning you ovulate less often.
The controversy was resolved by the Swedish paleobotanist Rudolf Florin (1938-45) who demonstrated a reduction series, starting with ancestral Cordaitales and early, now extinct, coniferous groups, in which the ovulate strobilus was indeed a branched structure.
Even though women ovulate regularly, sometimes their bodies gear up for egg release at odd times during their cycle.
During a normal menstrual cycle in which a woman ovulates (called an ovulatory cycle), a small number of follicles begin to grow.
It is not clear how obesity affects fertility in women who ovulate normally.
Secondly, studies of nonnursing mothers show that about half of all women ovulate before the sixth postpartum week, and at least two-thirds ovulate before their first menstrual period.
Polycystic ovary syndrome - those women whose ovaries contain many small cysts, have hormone imbalances and do not ovulate regularly.
Evergreen trees; leaves dimorphic, scale leaves short, on current year's growth only, needle leaves in bundles of 2-4, persisting 2-12 years; pollen cones, elongated, non-woody, short lived; ovulate cones conic or cylindrical, woody, persistent for two to many years; seeds with a single wing.
Numerous studies find they can reduce your risk of ovarian cancer, probably by limiting the number of times you ovulate throughout your lifetime.
The eggs of a woman that do not ovulate don't remain after the menopause.
The journal article confirms that women do not ovulate at several intervals in a single month.
Erroneous news reports that women can ovulate more than once during a menstrual cycle resulted from journalists' misinterpretation of a study published in the July 2003 issue of the journal Fertility and Sterility, reproductive health experts say.