My husband and I have decided to start trying. I only have two or three menstrual cycles a year is it still possible that I am ovulating with out my period?
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replied January 4th, 2007
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Very unlikely.
When you ovulate, the follicle that the egg "popped out from" is now what is called a "corpus luteum". As this dies off your progesterone levels drop and your period begins.

Without ovulation you don't get the rise and fall of progesterone and without the rise and fall of progesterone you don't get a period.

Are you currently using any form of hormonal birth control that may be affecting your cycles, or is this a normal cycle for you?

If this is normal for you, my advice would be to visit your doctor for a fertility work up, it maybe you have a simple hormone imbalance which needs looking at, or you may need further assistance in trying to conceive.
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replied January 4th, 2007
Thanks! That is what I figured. I think it is just a hormone inbalance because the pill always helped.
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Thanks! That is what I figured. I think it is just a hormone inbalance because the pill always helped.
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replied January 4th, 2007
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When you use the pill you don't actually have a period - it's just a withdrawl bleed from the placebo pills in the pack.

Ask your general/family doctor to refer you to a fertility specialist.

Good luck and keep us updated on ttc goes Smile
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