Ovulation Period Means

Susan asks…

If clear discharge means ovulation even when not on period how can u ovulate without a period? ?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Clear discharge doesn’t mean ovulation. You can have clear discharge for a good portion of the month. Granted, the consistency of the discharge will be different during ovulation, but just because you’re having clear discharge, you can’t assume that you’re ovulating.

Lisa asks…

Confused on how eggs dies after ovulation , does this mean you get your period ?

Okay , well ive been studying through all this about ovulation , fertlizing and all that but the confusing part for me is that infos says the after ovulation the eggs dies , does that mean you get your period? this is what i dont understand. so the egg get realse after period tracels through the fallopune tube & starting getting fertilize & ovulate after a week or 2 then it dies but yet continues to travel even it’s dead ? help me out here .

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

When you ovulate, the egg is released from a little “case” called a follicle. While the egg goes off on its own journey, hoping to be fertilized by sperm in the near future, the follicle has a job of its own. The follicle will shrink and become known as a “corpus luteum.” The corpus luteum releases a hormone called progesterone. Progesterone gets the body ready for possible pregnancy in every cycle, starting right away. It has many effects on your body, including nipple tenderness, gas and bloating, fatigue, moodiness, and every other PMS symptom you’ve ever heard of. Progesterone also keeps the uterine lining together and holds off your period to allow the egg time to implant. For most women, the luteal phase (meaning the timeframe that the corpus luteum is releasing progesterone) lasts somewhere between 12 to 16 days.

If the egg is not fertilized, it will die within 24 hours of being released. But your body has no way of knowing whether or not the egg has been fertilized or whether it died. Not yet, anyway. So the corpus luteum will continue to produce progesterone for the full window of time, which is about two weeks for most women. If the egg IS fertilized, it will take up to 10 or even 12 days for the embryo to travel through the fallopian tube to implant in the uterus. When an embryo implants, it starts releasing HcG, the “pregnancy hormone” that registers on pregnancy tests. The corpus luteum will continue to produce progesterone for the first part of the pregnancy, to sustain the uterine lining, if it senses HcG in your bloodstream.

However, if no embryo implants after about two weeks and no HcG is detected, the corpus luteum assumes that fertilization didn’t happen this time. It will stop producing progesterone at the end of its pre-determined two-week-ish time frame. Since your uterine lining is held together only by the action of hormones, when your hormone levels plummet, it falls apart. This causes the uterine lining to shed in what you experience as your period.

The egg does NOT continue to travel after it dies. Instead, it basically disintegrates, gets absorbed by the tissues around wherever it is when it dies, and the bits get processed out as waste just like when any other cell in your body dies. Your body will just go on like the egg is alive and traveling because your body has no way of KNOWING that the egg has died yet.

And there you have it.

The short answer is that IF you conceive, you aren’t officially pregnant until the egg implants. Also, your body has NO way of knowing whether an egg is fertilized except by waiting to see if it implants. So, your body is programmed to automatically wait about two weeks after every ovulation to give the egg a chance to travel and implant, and to allow time for your body to figure out whether you’re pregnant or not before your period begins.


Nancy asks…

Does early ovulation mean early period?

Hi everyone,
My last period was November 17 & my next predicted period is on December 17… Anyway I usually use OPK’s & this month I got a positive opk on Tuesday 29th November which I thought was quite early, so I’m assuming I ovulated 1-3 days after that?
Anyway I just wanted to ask, If you ovulate early does that mean your period is due a few days earlier than normal?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

I looked into the time between period-ovulation- period thing when we were trying for a baby and my periods seem to be 2-3 days different each month. When we started tracking the ovulation we realised the days between first positive opk to period was always the same but ovulation would be a little off from last period.
So thinking about it I would say yes, early ovulation, means early period. The egg has to travel the same distance each month so it wouldnt take it any longer or shorter as the distance will always be the same, but the hormonal build up to release the egg might be different due to stress, weightloss/gain and all that.
I do remember reading somewhere that as along as there is atleast 10-12 days between ovulation and normal period there is a good chance of conception as anything less then 10-12 days give the egg less time to implant.

Mary asks…

does early ovulation mean early period?

ive ask this a couple of times but not got that much of an answer. well today is 14dpo and i ovulated on cd10 normally have a 28day cycle but also normally ovulate on cd14 or 15 so am i due my period today or my normal 28day cycle.
please help.
dnt want to test i would rather be a week late for af then see a BFN.

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Yes it does. The length of a cycle is determined by when you ovulate. ALL women in the entire world get their period 10-16 days after they ovulate, with the vast majority getting their period 12-14 days after they ovulate.
Whether women have a long or short cycle is due to the number of days before ovulation, not afterwards.
So, yes, if you ovulate earlier than usual in your cycle then you will get your period earlier, provided you are not pregnant of course!
So you are due today.

Jenny asks…

is there a difference between periods and ovulation?

So im a bit confused and trying to clear up things… As im looking up things, it all says ovulation. is it the same as my periods?
is there a differnce between ovulation and periods? 6- 12 days after ovulation means what in terms of days with ur period?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Ovulation is what happens when an egg is released. This is also when you are most fertile and have the best chance for pregnancy. Generally this happens about 14 days before your next period. So on an average 28 day cycle (by cycle I mean the first day of your period through the last day before your next period) you will ovulate on day 14. Though you can ovulate at any time and it may not be the same every month…especially if your period is irregular.

Your period is what happens when a sperm does not make it to the egg. The egg only stays around waiting for sperm for around 24 hours (sometimes less, sometimes more). After no pregnancy occurs, the egg is absorbed into the lining of your uterus and about 14 days later, the lining of your uterus sheds and causes you to bleed.

Though the two go hand in hand pretty much, they are not the same thing. Usually, you ovulate have a period and then the cycle goes over again the next month and though it may not happen often, you don’t have to ovulate to have a period, nor do you have to have a period if ovulate. It is even possible, though not too common, to ovulate twice in one cycle.

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