Our expert says:
Generally, if one is seeing their period regularly, then ovulation should be occuring. However, menstruation can occur even if ovulation has not taken place. The blood comes out from the uterus. There is a secretory phase to a menstrual cycle and if ovulation has not taken place there will be a time that the hormonal levels will drop to such an extent that will allow the shedding of the endometrium and that is how the blood would come out. Everytime that ovulation takes place does not necessarily invoke a pain in the stomach. Some people will experience this pain while others will have no pain and ovulation may still take place. The oocyte can survive for 48 hours in the fallopian tube.
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