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Does late ovulation cause late period?

My period is 2 days late, Is it possible I ovulated late? My expected ovulation date was around 1/24 but I got white cm that wasn't stretchy, I got egwc around 1/28-1/30. I just wanna clarify and not stress about it.
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973741 tn?1342346373
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Sure, you could have ovulated late.  Most women are late with their period starting from time to time.  Things that cause us to be late include stress, changes in routine, illness, weight gain or loss.  Have you had unprotected sex?
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No, I never had intercourse. Just oral sex.
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Ovulation is the lead event and the period is the end event, not the other way around. The last period doesn't start a cycle that causes ovulation, instead, ovulation starts a cycle that then causes a period. The body sloughs off its uterine lining 14-15 days after ovulation, even for women who are irregular in their cycles. This means if a woman has a 28-day cycle, she might expect to see ovulation on day 14 and a period on day 28, but if she has a 60-day cycle she would expect ovulation to be around day 46 and the period on day 60. (She wouldn't expect to split the difference and ovulate on day 30 or anything.) The period is doing clean-up work of an unneeded endometrial lining, and then the bod ovulates again when it  happens to feel like it, and it might be whenever. Then the period comes 14 days later. Anyway, if you ovulated a little later than usual this month and now your period is a little later than usual, it sounds like you're seeing a normal time lapse.
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Please question: if my period day is dropping by 5 day what could my ovulation day e.g i had my period for January on 10th, but for the  February is 5th what could my ovulation day. Can this cause un-pregnancy?
Thank you
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Wdym? You bleed for 5 days?
Hi, Optech,

You are saying that instead of being the exact length of a calendar month (30 or 31 days, or 28 in the case of February), your cycles seem to be about 26 days long? That is not particularly unusual. The average menstrual month is about 28 days, though the length of women's menstrual months varies widely around the "average." Perhaps you are also saying that this last time was a shorter month than usual? If February 5 was the first day of your most recent period, you would have ovulated approximately last January 21 or 22. (This obviously didn't cause a pregnancy since you had a period on February 5.) But without more data in hand, you cannot be sure when you will ovulate this upcoming month.

The best way to try to determine when your periods will come, and whether your menstrual months are even (such as, always 26 days or always 28 days) or irregular (such as, sometimes 28 days, sometimes 30 days, sometimes 26 days) is to keep a calendar of your menstrual months. Either use an online app or just graph paper. Mark 1 through 30 or 31 across the top, and fill in the menstrual month dates below those numbers, beginning with the first day of your period. Then do the same with a new line for the next month, and so on. Like this:

Day     1     2     3     4     5   etc.

Jan.    10   11   12   13    14  etc.
Feb.     5     6    7    8     9   etc.

Always start a new line when your period comes. If you are doing this on paper and would like to be cute, you can write the dates when you are having your period in red, and the other dates of the month in black or in pencil. (Kind of corny but also visually useful.)

Once you have several months' worth of records, you will be able to see at a glance how even your cycles are (i.e., if they come exactly every so many days or not) because if they are, the bar chart produced by the dates will be very even. If you have months of records and your months are even, you will then be able to project into the future when the next period is likely to arrive. And if those predictions turn out to be correct, you can also project your ovulation, at 14 days before the beginning of your upcoming projected period. (Not reliably 14 days after the beginning of your last period, though, unless your cycles are 28 days like clockwork and never, ever vary.)

But if your menstrual months are irregular, attempting to project when ovulation will come is much harder. You can use ovulation test strips if they are available and you can afford them (I always found them to be expensive and limited in use).  You can talk to your doctor if your cycles are wildly irregular (sometimes 60 days and sometimes 12) to see if there is something like a cyst or fibroid that might be causing this. But otherwise, a woman with irregular menstrual months is kind of limited to just making a best guess.

Thank you, am very happy to the answer.

My next period will be on 1th of march .
If so, and you know this absolutely for sure because you are super regular, you can expect ovulation to be on around February 24 or 25. I might caution you, however, that the body can pause and delay ovulation for reasons of its own, or even skip a month.
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