Our expert says:
There are many important differences between ovulation and menstruation. Ovulation is when the ovary on producing a follicle and once this follicle has reached maturity, ovulation then takes place. Ovulation is when the follicle that has been produced and containing an egg cell is then set free from the ovary so that it can then in-turn enter the fallopian tubes to allow for fertilization to take place. This occurrence usually occurs in the middle of ones menstrual cycle. Menstruation on the other hand is the time during a menstrual cycle when vaginal bleeding occurs. This is usually at the end of the menstrual cycle. You can see your period and also not be ovulating; this usually results in irregular menstrual periods. If however one has regular menstrual cycles then it would usually imply that ovulation is taking place.
Answered by: Dr. Y. Dasoo
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