Posted by: Chelsea | 2008/11/06

have period but not oviolating

Our baby was born on May 25 and died 6 days later. We' ve been trying for the past 5 months to fall pregnant again. However my period cycle is between 14 and 22 days so I am unable to say when I am oviolating. Spoken to my doctor she says it might be
that I am not oviolating at all. Then how come i have my period each month. I ' m really confused I thought the unfertilised egg responsible for your monthly period

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Dear Chelsea

You could have your period every month but still not be ovulating. Anovulation will either result in an absence of a period or irregular menstrual cycle. If your periods are ranging between 14 and 22 days cycles, then it is highly likely that you are having ovulatory problems. A menstrual period will occur even if an unfertilised egg is not produced. One can easily assess if you are ovulating or not by doing a mid cycle progesterone test or an ovulation test kit that is commercially available.

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