Can You Have a Period Without Ovulating?

Can You Have a Period Without Ovulating?

If you do not ovulate, is it still possible to have a period? Well, the answer to that question is actually kind of complicated. It is possible to have some bleeding even if you are not ovulating. This is known as anovulatory bleeding. It is not really technically referred to as a menstrual period, since you are not ovulating, but you can think of it as a period in a cycle when no egg is released. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

Anovulatory cycle

If a woman gets her period but does not ovulate, it is considered an anovulatory cycle. If a woman is not already charting her cycles, she might not even know that she isn’t ovulating. She might think that her period is normal and might not ever expect there to be a problem.

Why does anovulatory bleeding happens?

Why does a woman continue to have anovulatory bleeding if she is not ovulating? When a woman’s body continues to produce estrogen that helps to develop the lining of the uterus, but the level of estrogen is not enough to trigger ovulation that is when anovulatory bleeding occurs. This sometimes is referred to as “estrogen breakthrough bleeding”.

“Real” period or anovulatory bleeding?

Is there any way to tell if you are having a “real” period, or just anovulatory bleeding? Sometimes, but not really. Some women will notice a change in their menstrual flow, and it will either become heavier or lighter. If you are trying to get pregnant and are not having any success, it might be a sign that you are not ovulating properly.

If unsure, always consult physician

If you are not sure if you are ovulating or ovulating properly, you should ask your doctor for more information on anovulation. While it can be really difficult to determine why you are not ovulating, there are treatments methods that can help you get back on track. Especially if you have regular periods, it can be really tough to track down the reason for your troubles. However, your doctor can give you some tips on how to handle aproblems.

Improve ovulation

There are many things that you can do to help to improve your ovulation and even medications that your doctor can give you to help jump start your ovulation. If you find out that you are not ovulating, do not give up hope or think that you will never have kids. It is actually quite easy for doctors these days to help women who are not ovulating.

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Maureen Stephens, BS, RN
Maureen Stephens, BS, RN | ConceiveEasy
Ms. Stephens has spent over twenty years in the healthcare world, specializing in obstretical and medical/surgical nursing. She joined ConceiveEasy as she has a strong interest in educating and empowering women and promoting fertility awareness.