Women usually like to calculate when they are fertile, that is, when they are ovulating to know which days of the month they have the best chance of getting pregnant or perhaps to avoid pregnancy. The period occurs when the egg has not been fertilized after ovulation, so can there be a period without ovulating?
Your period (also known as a period or menstruation) is the monthly bleeding that occurs 12 to 16 days after the woman has released an egg (in the ovulation cycle). If the egg is fertilized, it is when the pregnancy occurs, but if it is not fertilized, it is when the woman will have her period. However, this is not always the case.
The rule when there is no ovule
If a woman’s body has not released an egg that month during her cycle, this is known as an an ovulatory cycle. This means there has been no ovulation. Technically, if a woman is not ovulating or does not release the egg, in principle you cannot have any kind of period. However, sometimes a woman may experience similar bleeding during her period even though she is not ovulating and no eggs have been released from her body.
This bleeding is called an ovulatory bleeding and although it looks like a normal menstrual period, it is not the same and can be perfectly confused with the period.
How does it differ if it is not a rule?
- It’s really hard to be 100% sure if you’re ivulating or not, especially if you don’t track your periods or don’t have a medical follow-up. Regular periods would normally have bleeding similar to an ovulatory bleeding and for this reason many times, women do not know how to differentiate one thing from the other.
- On the other hand, if a woman continues her periods, she could be able to say that she is not ovulating correctly. Also, a woman who is not ovulating may notice that her cycles are different from normal because they may be heavier or lighter than she is used to.
Why is there blood if there is no ovum?
- If a woman is not ovulating it seems pointless for her to bleed, but there is a reason why this occurs. Estrogen may continue to build up in a woman’s body, but it does not have the levels needed for ovulation. Estrogen levels can start to drop dramatically at one point in the month, causing bleeding to occur and be mistaken for a normal menstrual period.
- Another reason can occur when an ovulatory bleeding occurs because the endometrium builds up and the lining of the uterus cannot support it. This bleeding is more common and is known as estrogen withdrawal bleeding.
- If you think you have your period but you are not ovulating, go to your doctor to find out and get treated to get back to normal.