Q: Doctor Hello!! Is it possible to menstruate but not ovulating?
A: Yes, it is possible. Typically, the ovaries in females release an egg every month. If this does not get fertilized, the womb which had been getting ready to receive a fertilized egg, sheds its thickened lining. The release of an egg stimulates the production of the hormone, progesterone. This hormone is mostly responsible for keeping periods regular. But in some instances, a mature egg is not released regularly on a monthly basis and sometimes, no egg is released at all. In this case, progesterone is not produced and the cycle is either erratic or bleeding, heavy.
This kind of cycle, known as anovular cycle, is quite common in adolescent girls especially in the first year after they start menstruating. Other causes of anovular cycle include hormonal disorders, obesity, weight loss, thyroid problems, polycystic ovarian syndrome, hirsutism and pituitary problems.
Treatment options include lifestyle changes (focused on eating healthy, weight loss, exercise, stress management etc), medications to induce ovulation or to regulate menstruation and surgical (to remove part of the ovaries and restore hormonal balance)
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Q: Dr. I’m glad because of this your page. You ‘re so wonderful by the testimonies of the page. May Almighty who for His mercy loved you to this kind gesture, bless you abundantly. Please, do me a favour, because I’m confused. Can a woman have menstruation and Ovulation at the same time? If possible, is it normal?
A: Amen to your many prayers and I love you right back! :d
Can one menstruate and ovulate at the same time? Yes…this may not be very common but it is very possible. Is this normal? It’s not abnormal :d It all depends on a woman’s cycle. To understand this some more, I reproduce the details of a post I made a while ago on a related question.
Q: Please Dr, is it absolutely free to have sex during menstruation? Secondly, if it is free, can a woman get pregnant during that period?
A: I had to hide a quick smile when I read this 😀 I’m not sure what you mean by free. Free from stress or free from sexually transmitted infection? Or perhaps you want to know if it’s safe?
Well, having sexual intercourse during a lady’s menstrual period does not make a man impotent, neither does it kill vital organs in his body…contrary to all the stories you have probably heard
However, it is obviously messy and it is also easy to contract Sexually Transmitted Infections at this time.
Can one get pregnant at this time? Unlikely but not impossible. It depends on the length of a woman’s cycle. If she has a short cycle, she could be seeing her period a few days away from her ovulation. Thus, if she has sexual intercourse, perhaps towards the end of her period, the sperm, which can stay ‘alive’ for days after sexual intercourse, are still available to fertilize the eggs released during ovulation. So, having sexual intercourse during menstruation is NOT a means of contraception, people 😀
For more on this topic, please click on this link https://chatwithdrketch.com/2015/04/10/daily-health-tips-irregular-periods/
Have a good night everyone 😀