How does ovulation take place?

The article was consulted professionally by Master, Dr. Nguyen Thi Hong Thank – Obstetrician and Gynecologist – Obstetrics and Gynecology Department – Share99 Phu Quoc International Health Hub.

Ovulation is a normal biological phenomenon in the female body of the age of reproduction, and is an indispensable factor for a woman to become pregnant. Compared to inactive ovarian periods (pre-puberty, menopause), or incomplete endome systems (puberty) or already weakened (premenstrausal), ovulation in adulthood is a sign of a complete endome endome system and a healthy lifestyle.

1. What is ovulation?

Ovulation is part of the menstrual cycle ,which occurs when eggs are released from the ovaries. When the egg is released, it can be fertilized by sperm or not.

If fertilized, the egg will begin the process of cell division, and at the same time moveto the uterus , until the cystic embryo (blastocyst) forms that will nest in the uterus, and if the nesting is successful then the pregnancy process begins. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will decompose, and the lining of the uterus peels off according to menstruation.

2. How does ovulation take place?

How does ovulation take place? Typical ovulation takes place around the 14th day of a 28-day menstrual cycle. However, in reality, each person's menstrual cycle takes place very differently, and not everyone has a typical menstrual cycle of 28 days, so it is quite difficult to accurately determine the moment. In the most general way, ovulation takes place over a period of four days before and four days after the middle point of the menstrual cycle.

3. How long does ovulation take?

How long does ovulation take? The process of ovulation begins with the body secreting follicle stimulating hormones (FSH),typical between the 6th and 14th days of the menstrual cycle. This element helps the eggs in the ovaries to mature in preparation to be released.

Once the egg has matured, the body will massively secrete large amounts ofluteinizing hormone (LH),which initiates the release of eggs. Ovulation can take place after 28 to 36 hours from the moment of the secretation of the post-mageized hormones.

Ovulation time

Depending on the person, the ovulation period will take place after 28 to 36 hours from the time of the secrete of the body hormones.

4. Are there any signs or symptoms that may occur?

Imminent ovulation can cause changes in vaginal secrety. Secrety often becomes in, there are even cases that look like egg whites. After ovulation, the number of secretion can be reduced, and the fluid may become dense, more opaque.

Besides, ovulation can also cause:

● Light bleeding or bleeding

● Chest tightness

● Increased libido

Ovarian pain, which is characterized by discomfort or pain on one side of the abdomen, and it is also known as mittelschmerz

Not everyone appears symptoms when ovulation occurs.

5. In a menstrual cycle is it possible to shed more than one egg?

The answer is yes, because some people may shed more than one egg in a menstrual cycle.

Some studies suggest that many people may even shed 2, even 3 or more eggs in a menstrual cycle. There are studies that say that up to 10% of candidates who participated in the study shed 2 eggs in a menstrual cycle.

The ovulation of many eggs can occur completely naturally, or under the intervention of assisted reproduction methods. If the ovulation eggs are fertilized and developed, nesting well then the woman will get multiple pregnancies (double pregnancy, triple pregnancy, four or more pregnancies).

6. Is it only on the right day that a woman is able to conceive?

The answer is no. After being released from the ovaries, the eggs can only be fertilized between 12 and 24 hours. However under ideal conditions, sperm can survive in the woman's reproduction for up to 5 days. For that reason, if there is sex in the days before ovulation occurs or on the right day of ovulation then the woman will be able to conceive.

7. What does the conception window mean?

The fertile window is a 6-day period calculated before and including the date of ovulation, and this is the period during which the woman is more likely to successfully conceive ifshe has sex .

Sperm under ideal conditions can survive several days in the fallop tube after sex, ready to fertilize the eggs once the eggs are released. After release from the ovaries, in the fallop tube eggs have an interval of up to 24 hours for fertilization. After this period, the egg is no longer capable of fertilization, and the window for conception ends.

Ovulation Test Sticks

Using ovulation test sticks will help women monitor ovulation

8. Is there a way to monitor ovulation?

The process of ovulation and the moment of ovulation can be confirmed precisely by ultrasound or a bloodormonal test, however they should be carried out at a medical facility. Besides, the woman can self-monitor at home in the following ways (although the accuracy will be lower):

● Background temperature measurement table: The woman will take her own temperature test every morning during the menstrual cycle and write it in the monitoring table. Ovulation takes place when the woman sees the background temperature rise above average for 3 consecutive days.

● Use ovulation predictor kit (OPK): The woman can buy these test sticks in pharmacies for self-monitoring. In principle, these test sticks will detect the presence of a localized hormones in the urine. Ovulation can take place within a few days of the result line being darker or darker than the witness line.

9. If you want to conceive, how often should a woman have sex?

Theoretically, the woman only needs to have sex once during the conception window period to conceive. However, if couples want to increase their likelihood of successful conception, it is possible to perform daily sex during the entire period of the conception window, and the best, most likely to succeed period is 2 days before ovulation and the date of ovulation.

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