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Old 05-20-2008, 10:18 PM   #1
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question about ovulation

hi everyone,

I'm not sure exactly where this belongs but here goes

I was wondering how long do we ovulate for? do we ovulate for 1 week and then get our periods or do we ovulate for 2 weeks and then get our periods? I forgot if its 1 week or 2 weeks

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Old 05-20-2008, 10:45 PM   #2
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Re: question about ovulation

Women start their periods on average 2 weeks after ovulation. Ovulation is the release of one egg, and it doesn't take very long.

Old 05-21-2008, 12:25 PM   #3
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Re: question about ovulation

Ovulation takes about 24 hours. The egg may live up to 2 days in the fallopian tubes so you can still get pregnant within this time frame. You can have sex a couple days before you ovulate and get pregnant as the sperm can live several days inside the woman's body. For a woman who has a 28 day cycle she should ovulate on the 14 day after the first day of bleeding. This is just a general rule as you may or may not ovulate on the same day of your cycle from month to month. Also if your periods are longer/shorter/inconsistent your ovulation day would be different.

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Re: question about ovulation

Ovulation lasts around 24 hours, but I notice discharge for around 3 days.

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