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What is the difference between Ovulation and Period?

Asked by E. Reyes, Last updated: Jul 16, 2020

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Amla Amelia

Amla Amelia

Answered Mar 02, 2020

Ovulation and period are two processes that occur in the female reproductive system. Both processes are not the same, but one must occur before the other can be experienced. Without ovulation, it will be very hard for any woman to experience her monthly menstrual cycle or period. Ovulation simply means the process by which eggs are produced in the ovaries. The ovaries are located in the right and left side of the uterus. Whenever they are produced, they move to the uterus through the Fallopian tubes.

Ovulation usually occurs every 14 days, and ovulation usually lasts for 5 days. Period, on the other hand, refers to the periodic discharging of the flow of blood and cells coming from the lining of the uterus in females. After ovulation, eggs move into the uterus, waiting to be fertilized. However, if this fails to happen, the lining of the uterus, together with the unfertilized eggs, will come out.

 

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