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Ovulation with No Period – Can You Ovulate Without a Period?

no period no ovulationOvulation and periods go together. In a healthy woman, they go hand-in-hand. However, in some cases, you can still ovulate without having a period. This occurs in women who have irregular periods.

Technically speaking, you can still experience monthly bleeding without ovulating, but this bleeding is a result of an anovulatory cycle (which means you didn’t ovulate that month) and it’s not considered an actual menstrual period.

Confused? Let me explain. To answer this question, you have to understand how ovulation and menstrual periods work together.

Ovulation and a True Period

For the healthy woman who is not using hormonal birth control, she will ovulate on day 14 of her menstrual cycle. (This is assuming that she has the classic 28-day cycle.) During ovulation, her ovaries will release one mature egg, ready for fertilization. After the egg is released, it stays alive for 12 to 24 hours. If it’s not fertilized by a sperm, it will disintegrate and absorbed into the lining of the uterus (called the endometrium).

Immediately afterwards, the corpus luteum (the follicle that the egg burst out of during ovulation) will begin to produce the hormone progesterone, which significantly thickens the uterine lining in order to receive the fertilized egg. The corpus luteum produces progesterone for roughly 14 days after ovulation. If no egg is fertilized, the uterine lining will begin to break down and slough off.

Two weeks after ovulation, the uterine lining will be discharged through the vagina, and it’s known as your menstrual period. This is a true period. The menstrual bleeding that you experience is a combination of cervical mucus, the uterine lining, and varying amounts of blood.

Ovulation with No Period Can Happen

Because your menstrual period is the result of what happens during ovulation, it is not common for you to ovulate without a period. Common situations in which you ovulated without having a period are in the cases of pregnancy and uterine scarring.

When your uterus has been scarred – as a result of a reproductive disease, a C-section, D&C procedure, or another medical procedure – the normal thickening and buildup of the uterine lining (which should happen after ovulation) doesn’t occur. If this is the case, you may ovulate but have no period. (In some cases, you may have a very light period.)

When Do Women Ovulate?

For all women with healthy reproductive systems (who have regular periods), they will ovulate 14 days (2 weeks) before the start of their menstrual period.

So, that’s why women with the average 28-day menstrual cycle, a woman will ovulate on day 14 (two weeks after the first day of her last period). If you have a longer menstrual cycle, for example 35 days between periods, you will ovulate on day 21 of your cycle. (35 minus 14 = 21). And if you have a shorter cycle, for example 21-day menstrual cycles, you will ovulate on day 7 (immediately following your period.)

However, you should keep in mind that there are many factors that can affect the timing of your ovulation – such as stress, illness, certain medications, jetlag, disruption of your regular routines, and other things. Because of these external factors, ovulation doesn’t always occur when it should. It can arrive earlier than expected; or later than normal.

Because the timing of your ovulation can fluctuate, it’s very important that you pay attention to the signs of ovulation – including cervical mucus that is slippery, wet and similar to “egg whites.”

Learn more about the Signs and Symptoms of Ovulation.

Anovulatory Cycle and Estrogen Breakthrough Bleeding

So, we understand that ovulation with no period can occur in certain circumstances, but can a woman have her period without ovulating that month?

The answer is no.

But a woman who does not ovulate can experience monthly bleeding. This bleeding isn’t the result of the normal shedding of the uterine lining (as with the case of a true period), but it’s the result of estrogen breakthrough bleeding.

With estrogen breakthrough bleeding, you have excess estrogen that causes your endometrium (lining of uterus) to thicken over an extended period of time. But because you have an anovulatory cycle (you didn’t ovulate that month), there is no progesterone to offer structural support to the growing endometrium. As a result, the uterine lining will begin to slough off, and you’ll experience vaginal bleeding. Estrogen breakthrough bleeding can occur at irregular intervals.

If you’re not charting your menstrual cycle, you can easily mistake this breakthrough bleeding as a regular period.

Anovulatory cycles typically affect women in the teen years and during perimenopause (the years leading up to menopause). However, it can also affect women occasionally throughout their reproductive years. When you have estrogen breakthrough bleeding, it’s a result of a hormonal imbalance.

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About the author: DP Nguyen is founder and editor of Hip Chick’s Guide to PMS, Pregnancy and Babies. She’s an expert pregnancy and women’s health blogger. She is NOT a medical doctor and does NOT offer medical advice. Connect with her on Google+, Twitter and Facebook.

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  • Micki April 30, 2018, 12:58 am

    I had the Mirena IUD for 7yrs (yes I know it’s only for 5) and was taken out 2 weeks ago. I had no periods while using it. We are trying to conceive and my question is how can I tell when I am ovulating without having my cycle to track it? Do women take a long time to conceive after removal or does it typically happen soon? And, when could I expect to start having my cycle again? I would normally start at the end of the month but nothing has happened

  • Angel March 14, 2018, 12:20 pm

    Hi, my frnd is married for 8 years and has no child. She has a problem of hormonal imbalance. She is taking medicines for that. She had her last periods on dec 30th 2017 and didn’t get periods after that. And she is not even pregnant. What should she do to get pregnant..? And how can she track her ovulation days..??
    Please reply.

    • DP Nguyen March 14, 2018, 1:00 pm

      She should start tracking her basal body temperature every day, so she can see when her temperature spikes (on day 14, when she ovulates). There are also period apps with thermometers that will help you figure out when you are ovulating. I think that would be the best way in her situation!

  • Mapree February 3, 2018, 11:13 am

    Its been 9years without my periods im 44 years,now I want to have a child,what must i do or what must i take to bring back my periods

  • Divya Rajesh December 20, 2017, 12:39 am

    Hi… I m planning for pregnancy I have pcod and under treatment this is my third follicular study and I ovulated on day 13 and doctor prescribed with susten 300 for 15 days …. And now its 43 days I haven’t get my period… I don’t want to make any pregnancy test as I didn’t feel any symptoms lik nausea and all just slight glittiness and lower back ache and much of white discharge daily… How long susten makes periods any idea of my pregnancy… Please help me out…

  • Lisa November 4, 2017, 5:11 am

    Hi Doc,I’m 20years old and I haven’t seen my period for the past 3 months,i was recently diagnosed with PCOS and was prescribed m2tone to be taken for 2 months, I sometimes have this white discharge but I havent seen any improvement with my menses..Do i have to change my diet or what foods to be precise? I’ll be glad if you could be of help to normalize my flow,waiting for your response thanks.

  • Karmina October 16, 2017, 12:04 am

    I have question

    Today I started my period….but I just had my last period oct 6 2017…..I do get backache and cramps for couple days and my period will last no more than 6 days. I stop using birth control pills a month go…I know is not normal to have ur period twice in the months…what is wrong to stop my birth control pills and that reason my periods are coming twice a month?

  • Julia Morales September 8, 2017, 1:25 pm

    Hi DP Nguyen,
    Thanks for sharing this. As noted above, there are many reasons why you might have missed a period and there are extensive tests that a doctor can do to find out what those reasons are. Additionally, anovulation can be brought about by various factors that include but are not limited to stress and anxiety, extreme, extreme exercise and weight loss, drugs and medications, such as steroidal oral contraceptives, can also negatively influence ovulation and lastly hormonal balances such as estrogen and progesterone imbalances. Ultimately, I think if one is trying to fall pregnant then it is advised that you consult with your doctor to receive proper treatment and care.
    Best Regards,
    Julia Morales.

  • jenny yang September 1, 2017, 6:53 pm

    Hello I need help I am currently 8 months postpartum and have not had my period yet and I also do not breastfeed. I did breastfeed for 3 to 4 weeks including formula feed and stopped breastfeeding due to my lack of milk. I am a big girl too so i’m wondering if it is normal for me to not have my period yet?

  • monalisa August 29, 2017, 1:21 pm

    For past two months I have not been seeing my period so I don’t know if i ovulat or not .Am I okay?

  • karen clark August 14, 2017, 2:04 am

    hi if you don’t have a period how can you tell if you are ovulating??? I’m 30 next month and I’m really wanting to start having kids…..some how…aka find a donor….. I saw my mom bring 5 kids up on her own cuz our dad was always at work “20 days in, 7-10 days out” but I haven’t had my period for 3-5 yrs except for the few times I was on the pill to help. so is there anyway except buying an ovulation test at the store??? TIA

  • Liyya August 13, 2017, 1:38 pm

    D last time I saw my period was 4 months ago, I did home prey text sevrally shows negative. Whots d cause pls

  • Afs8 July 26, 2017, 11:43 pm

    I couldn’t get past the highly insulting and presumptive part of this article where the author kept referring to the cycles of a ‘healthy woman’. I do not have regular menstrual cycles because I have PCOS like so many other women in this world, but I don’t consider myself ‘unhealthy’ because of that. I am in perfect health and have had no other health issues or medical procedures in my life, thankfully.

    I would recommend that the author makes a change to her verbiage and her idea of a ‘healthy woman’. Looks like there are also many other issues with accuracy in this article, so I would also suggest leaving the medial advice or opinions to medical professionals. False information online can be harmful and misleading, even if you have good intentions.

    • Jessica September 11, 2017, 10:16 pm

      I quit reading after the insistence that *every* woman has a 14 day luteal phase.

  • Candy may July 16, 2017, 3:12 pm

    Hi I’m candy I had a DNC done on me a little over 2 year and I had a small period for 8 day I was in jail well after that I had never had bleed again it’s been over 2 in a half year closes to 3 years I am wondering I do belive I still ovulate its kind like egg eights I do this almost every day through the month I want to try and conceive again so I am thinking about buying hotmail test and ovulating test along with test to see if the sperm my husband throughs are good if any one can pleases help i was 19 when this happened I never had a realugar pd I always bleed more or less I have alot of health problams but no I’m 23 going on 24 and still don’t have a pd and have had one in over 3 years I have a lot of surgery of DNC at least 27 of them since I was 15 years old when I first started my pd and had got pregnant then lost ever one since then I had 6 misscargey

  • Summer February 17, 2017, 11:36 pm

    OK guys I havent had a period since November of 2015 and now it’s 2017 I stopped taking birth control because it was making me sick every day and come to find out in every birth control has some kind of medicine I’m highly allergic to, but anyways I have not had a period in almost 2 years and it’s worrying me but I have gooey clear discharge and my Dr said it’s ovulation but can anyone else explain why this is? I’m 16 going to be 17 this year and still don’t have a “Period” I don’t know what going on and I’m afraid it’s going to harm me and I won’t be able to have children in the future please help me

  • Mina February 16, 2017, 9:09 am

    Hi. This might be an odd one out here but here goes anyways. I’m 26 (27 years next month) and i was pregnant back in february 2016. I terminated because of my health at the time and the lack of being able to support a child comin into the world at that time. Since then I have not had any periods or vaginal bleeding of any sort… now as of October 2016 6 months after and still without any periods at all i am again pregnant (4months as of today) how did this happen if I was not ovulating? Im really trying to figure this out as i live with medical professionals who they are just as stumped. If you have any scientificly proven info that could help us better understand how a woman not ovulating for 6 months can get prego it would be awesome. Im posting more so out of curiosity than looking for help in the matter. Its just odd. Everything i know about pregnancy is that you must be ovulating to get pregnant which i was not for 6 months and all of a sudden during that time of no ovulation i somehow managed to get pregnant. Any takers?

    • clara August 16, 2017, 10:17 pm

      You probably got pregnant the first time you ovulated then.

  • monalisa February 7, 2017, 8:43 am

    Hi I haven’t seen my period since on the 7th of Oct 2016 which I had my D&C.been going for scan and all they will see is PID.ban teating that also.but 3days ago I went back for scan and the same PID is still showing plus growth around my womb.pls what should I do cuz been have severe pains around my abdomen.

  • chacha January 24, 2017, 4:45 am

    Hi all, please I haven’t missed my period or ovulation since I started seeing it at age 15, am 27 now and trying to get a baby…but after seeing my November period, I took some herbal medicines intended to cure normal infections but since then I have had 2 normal periods and no ovulation (28 days cycle and nothing has changed about d number of days, colour or anything except for d missed ovulation).. what could be d cause? help friends

  • Brebree January 21, 2017, 7:00 pm

    Hi I have a question ?

    I haven’t had my period since July 16 it is now January 17 me and my fiance have been trying to have a baby but no luck so for the past two months I’ve been taking ovulating tests hoping that would help with getting pregnant.they come out positive every week and pregnancy test negative.please help thank you

  • saira January 19, 2017, 4:05 am

    Hi, I usually have regular periods with 32 cycle. i’m now 17 days late and did a home pregnancy test at 13 days late but it turnout negative. I’m still waiting for my period and no symptom that it will come soon. I also don’t have any pregnancy symptom. I’m confuse what actually happening since I never missed my period. Could I be pregnant? Me and my partner are trying to have a baby though, and it’s stressful to be missing period but not pregnant! Your advice and opinion is much appreciated. Thanks!

    • Mina replying to Saira February 16, 2017, 9:21 am

      Hi Saira, i suggest having a pregnancy test through blood done. When i had my first child (he is now going to be 11 in November) i had the exact same happen to me. No period for weeks and each test i took came back negative for pregnancy hormones so for 6-7 months as i had no signs of being pregnant went on with my life. I began to show quite rapidly by the last 3 months and had a blood test done that showed i was in fact pregnant the whole time…. sometimes you can have pregnancies with no soreness fatigue and morning sickness. It happens. So get blood work done if you want a 100% accurate test if you still believe you may be pregnant. Currently i am 4 months prego now and not sure how as i have had no ovulation for 6 months before my suspected conception date so im currently trying to figure out what happened on that. Good luck. Get blood tested for pregnancy. There are more than just hormone markers that can tell you if you are actually pregnant.

  • unknown January 11, 2017, 5:30 am

    my friend who hasn’t ever had a period can she get pregnant or suggest what she can do

  • Jayce Shoemaker January 7, 2017, 11:42 am

    Hello so i had a baby almost 8 months ago and have been exclusivly breastfeeding and was on the mini pill. My pills ran out and we resorted to condom use. I have not had a period senice before my daughter was born. I just took pregnancy test and it says positive, so i have no idea how far along i am. Help!?

  • Ashley January 1, 2017, 6:51 pm

    Hi, I haven’t seen my period for two months(November and december)and January 1st I’m ovulating, is this normal?

  • madhu December 23, 2016, 3:33 am

    Hi, I am 23, I have pcod, I took femilon for two months and I stopped last month.. my last period was on 19th November.. and on December 2 I have spottings for two days.. I still don’t get my periods.. and I checked I m not pregnant what can I do for that?? Pls reply me

  • Hilda Ramirez December 21, 2016, 5:02 pm

    Hello I had my period since the being of this year till Aug. 27 and then it stop I haven’t had one since I also wasn’t having sex since july 15. 2015 . I recently start having sex on Dec 11 unprotected but he pulls out I wanna know is there anyway I can get pregnant

    • Deanna January 16, 2017, 10:06 am

      Absolutly, when not using ptrotection there is always chance.

  • Nikki December 20, 2016, 5:33 am

    I would like to know if your ovaries shut down what do that mean and will they come back

  • Ericka November 29, 2016, 11:16 am

    My last period was September 8th,2016…. I had started the 3rd of September…. It was extremely heavy and cloggy…. Since then I have not had a period…. Today is November 29th….. I have been having unprotected sex because me and my husband have been trying for almost 2 years to have a baby…. Please help

    • Rachel Berndt December 10, 2016, 5:41 am

      Did you have any symptoms that you are pregnant besides missing your period twice in a row?

  • Elisa B November 19, 2016, 5:18 am

    Pls doc I have a present problem I ovulated last month 17days after the first day of my previous period n had sex after my ovulation days but I’m worried cos my ovulation came again, a day after having sex, that is: I had sex on 16th and expected my period on the 17th of November, 2016 but i rather ovulated again making it two ovulations before my period which i dont know wen its coming again since its complicated. I’m worried that even my ovulation is now very painful n makes me very wet. Could I be pregnant? Or could it be ectoptic preg cos of pains on my left ovary/fallopian tube im worried if I’m ovulating twice before a menstral period pls help. Thanks

    • Rachel Berndt December 10, 2016, 5:50 am

      When you had sex the day before you expected your period to come, did you have sex prior to that day, but not as far back as before the start of the “previous period” that you mention? Because the second ovulation may be white vaginal discharge, a sign of pregnancy because the body is using the hormones to generate help for the lining of the uterus and white vaginal discharge is a sign of the hormones at work in a healthy manner. The basic consensus here? Chart your period from now on, which would include a handwritten analysis of when you 1.first bleed at the day #1 , 2. when you stop bleeding entirely, #3. when you experience blood ovulation (tiny bit of blood with stuff that happens naturally)–people call it spotting, but because spotting is an ambiguous term, I would avoid that term because it could mean several things. #4. When you ovulate, even if you are guessing when you are ovulating. Put a big star next to your best guest at your most vivid ovulation #5. AND CHART EVERY TIME YOU HAVE UNPROTECTED SEX, NO MATTER WHEN IT IS.

  • Elisa B November 19, 2016, 5:02 am

    Pls doc I have a present problem I ovulated last month 17days after my previous period n had sex after my ovulation days but I’m worried cos my ovulation came again a day after having sex on the first day my period would have started which was on the 17 of this month. I’m worried that even my ovulation is now very painful n makes me very wet. Could I be pregnant? Or could it be ectoptic preg cos of pains on my left ovary/fallopian tube im worried if I’m ovulating twice before a menstral period pls help. Thanks

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  • Neesha November 16, 2016, 5:17 pm

    You cant breed if you cant bleed

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  • Deedee August 29, 2016, 10:00 pm

    Hi…my periods are typically regular however occasionally(once every 4-6 months) my period may not come….I’m not on any birth control …..I have had a c-section and was once told my uterus is turned backward….is it possible that I am still ovulating and get pregnant?

  • Jedidah August 26, 2016, 7:08 pm

    I have not seen my menses since eight months after giving birth to my baby, but had light spotting last two weeks which lasted for just two days with cramps. Right now I feel like am ovulating which my husband noticed as we had sex yes night. Pls what’s happening to me. This is my third child.

  • Karissa July 14, 2016, 6:17 pm

    Can a lady who hasn’t ever had a period nor ovulation nor menstruation get pregnant

    • Bex July 17, 2016, 12:19 pm

      Hi no its not possible to get pregnant if you don’t ovulate when you ovulate your ovaries release an egg if you never ovulate there is no egg and without the egg pregnancy can not happen.

  • onika July 5, 2016, 12:48 pm

    I’m 46 last see my periods Jan. 2015 can i get pregnant

  • onika July 5, 2016, 12:46 pm

    I’m 46 last see my periods Jan. 2015 can i get pregnent

  • Renee June 5, 2016, 10:21 pm

    Hi I’m Renee I got my period when I was 13 had it toll about 15 1/2 then I had a bad one I bleed so much after that I haven’t had one sens I’m now 21 it’s been 6 years the doc told me that it’s bc my weight would go up and down it can mess with it well my weight has been the same no change. They can’t give me any answers. Wish I knew what was happening they told me everything loloks fine there’s nothing wrong that I’m a late bloomer. This is all I think about my soon to be husband are trying to have a baby soon and idk if I can have children I took a ovulating test the results came out unclear or just real faint I’ve taken one every week for 3 months and it dose all the same unclear or faint like someone help me please

    • Judy Hamilton August 7, 2016, 2:26 pm

      Hi Renee my periods were roughly every 3 weeks I started age (14 1/2). After a few traumatic experiences my periods stopped for 7 years. I got tested and the Dr said there was nothing physically wrong with me – I had phsycologically turned them off. I was given chlomid tablets to bring them back so I could get pregnant and I fell within 2 months. I breast fed for 14 months but then my periods still didn’t come back. I wanted a second child so I was again given chlomid and again I fell pregnant I had my second child breastfed til 15 months but I moved away from the area while the baby was 8mths old. My periods came bak with a vengeance after finishing breastfeeding I have now had my periods every 2-3 weeks for 14 years! Ask the Dr for chlomid tablets they are free of charge and should bring back your periods. Good luck Renee!

  • kunda damales May 26, 2016, 3:45 am

    i have been having irregular periods and for the past two months i hvnt rxperience any .i have symptoms of pregnancy but when i checked it was negative.what could be the proble?

    • Elisa B November 19, 2016, 5:23 am

      Are u on drugs that could trigger that? May be hormonal imbalance

  • Juliet Tsaminya May 4, 2016, 4:08 am

    Hi I am 27 years, I have use some birth control pills and for four to five months now my ovulation is not regular. I also feel something moving through my abdomen and stomach, sometimes like it’s breaths or slight shake.
    Please help me Doctor

  • surbhi April 28, 2016, 2:13 am

    my period was come in 25 april 2016 and after 15 days again started my period…i went to my dr she said for u/s.in ultra sound foun a cyst4.4 cm and still i dont have period… can i ovulate and get pregnant..??? how can i get pregnant with this problem

  • Opeyemi March 25, 2016, 4:16 pm

    My wife has missed her period for 2 months now but she ovulate. Pls what can u advice? We av done both urine and blood test but reads negative. Pls come to our aid.

  • Cathy March 8, 2016, 6:50 pm

    I have irregular periods. I was not aware I was pregnant until mid May 2014. I was due in 01 December 2014. When would be the likely time I ovulated?

  • Mia March 8, 2016, 1:15 am

    I have very irregular menstrual cycles always have, and about the beginning of April 2015 I got pregnant even tho I hadn’t had my menstrual cycle for about 6 or 7 months prior . I didn’t actually find out I was pregnant till I was about almost 4 1/2 months because I was so use to not getting my period if it wasn’t for the every day morning sickness I would of never took a test . I had a healthy pregnancy my son is now 14 months and I’m thankful because I didn’t think I was able to get pregnant . What I’m trying to say is to those of you who are experiencing the same things I was don’t give up hope. It seems that the less you try or even think about trying to get pregnant the more chances of it happening are bigger , well at least in my case. Goodluck to you guys

    • June March 16, 2016, 6:06 pm

      This gave me some hope! My husband and I have been trying for A few years now. I was on Bc for A while to help regulate my periods cause I’ve always had irregular periods. July I stopped birth control hoping I would have a chance. That’s been 9 months now! 2 months prior before this say around November my Doctor informed me I have PCOS so she perscribed me medication that should help me get pregnant Metformin witch is also used to treat diabetics. Still No period and still no baby!

    • saumya July 31, 2016, 5:38 am

      thanks…for sharing your experience.

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  • vivian February 12, 2016, 12:32 am

    I have very irregular periods… I can stay for even a year… My husband and I are deadly in need of a baby. We went for medical check up and said all was fine with me despite small cysts. I was put under hyponnide for a month. No change up to date since neither did I get pregnant nor did I get my periods back. Pls help. As I close kindly Advse if gynoside makes me fertile as it brings back my periods instantly once I take them by for the hyponnide…. No

    • viola February 20, 2016, 8:11 am

      I had my last period august last year but uptill now I have not seen my period again BT as I am talking to you now I am ovulating, will it be possible for me to conceive. thanks

  • M Lazaga January 14, 2016, 8:34 pm

    Hi Iam 15 years old. And I had my firt sex. Jan.10 2015. Iam very conscious about what happened but though the semen comes out near my vagina. But Im still uncomfortable. I just want to clarify and to prove that I will not get pregnant cause it seems difficult.. I think so.. I didnt have my last month mens. And I dont feel something changes as symbolizes that Im on getting pregnant these past 5days.. My menstruation is irregularly sometimes I skip 1 month or 3 months before having a mestruation. Is there a high possibility for me to get pregnant after my first sex?

  • Meher January 14, 2016, 6:48 am

    Hi, Can you please help me in providing some information regarding my case. Im 32 years old and have been married for last 4 years. we start start trying for kids from last 2 years my hubby is at home for one month and back to work for one month. we have gone through all tests which was okay except doctor told me that I have PCOs although my period cycle was normal and all. she started our treatment and mainly providing me Ferti M injections, so I had 18 injections in my period cycle of November (which started on 18th November, 2015) but still cant get pregnant. I started my periods/bleeding on day 22 which was 8th December, 2015(early as normally I have a cycle of 28 to 30 days). Pregnancy tests are negative and I’m still not having my periods on. Im really confuse whats happening as my husband is due to come again. but I dont understand still no periods. Further i just finished my medicition of infections which includes few antibiotic tablets. Can you plz look at my case and let me know the reason and if its safe to be injected this much? thanks and waiting for your reply.

  • Kimberley Lewis December 26, 2015, 12:42 pm

    I hve not been see any period almost 1year now but I went to the doctor sometime and the tell me tht I hve hormone problem I hve 2 hormone male and female. I am 27 years old soon to be 28 nxt month and from I knw my self having sex I hve never hve a come and I want a bby so bad can u help me plsssss

  • DP December 14, 2015, 10:57 am

    Hi..I m planning to get pregnant but my periods are irregular. ..I had my last period on 24th Oct n it stayed only for few hours…after that I never had periods till now. ..so how can I find out when I m ovulating. ?

  • Boitumelo November 14, 2015, 7:56 am

    Can i get pregnant without my period?

    • Shana Shaw January 22, 2016, 11:24 am

      That’s what I wanted to know I am 41 and I don’t have a period at all so can I get pregnant?

    • Mia March 8, 2016, 1:17 am

      Yes! I did

  • Gabby November 12, 2015, 10:15 am

    Hi, I suspect to be pregant (around 11 weeks). Last month I had spotting and no period, this month I skipped my period. Did pregnancy test two days ago, shows negative. Today started ovulation pain. Don’t have any preganancy symptoms. I am 47. Do you suggest I go to a gynae to check this out?

  • T.baby November 4, 2015, 8:29 am

    I’ve try to get pregnat for the past 3years all test said we’re ok, so my doc started me on dexamethasone comply with flagy & proscopan for 3months i’m just in my one month on them he started me on clomid on my 4 to 9 day of my cycle 2 days had gone on my next cycle but there’s no any pregnacy symptoms like i used to when i’m usualy pregnat only cramping in my left leg i don’t understand myself

  • Grace October 21, 2015, 6:20 am

    Throughout diz yr i av seen my period just three times and now 4 ova 2months i av not seen my period bt i was confirmed pregnant through blood pt…

    • sandra lephogole April 14, 2016, 11:11 pm

      am 48 my husband want a baby and i last see my periods 2015 september

      • China December 13, 2016, 6:40 pm

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  • LaRa October 21, 2015, 12:06 am

    I have always had regular period but suddenly missed it for 2 mos now. I feel pregnant, but hpt says negative, ultrasound says uterus and ovaries are normal/clear. Confused here..any inputs please..?

  • Neethu August 31, 2015, 11:30 am

    Hi, my wife last period was 3 month before, but now she is one month pregnent as per blood test (HCG) & Scanning, pls give your openion regarding this to my mail only.

  • Queen August 6, 2015, 1:29 am

    Hy Me my self and I ,I just stopped 2 see my period on 6june until now so I haven’t go 2 the doc to chuck that I’m pregnant or not so what I need to know is that it is possible 4 a lady to not go to her period for that long and still not be pregnant?

  • Wangeci mwangi July 28, 2015, 10:22 am

    Iam 20yrs old and my periods have not been that normal…i mean i can stay for about 3 months or even more without undergoin menstruation but there is signs…so i want tu know does that have anything to do with hormanal imbalance and is it possible for me to get pregnant please help

  • Wangeci mwangi July 28, 2015, 10:22 am

    Iam 20yrs old and my periods have not been that normal…i mean i can stay for about 3 months or even more without undergoin menstruation but there is signs…so i want tu know doe that have something to do with hormanal imbalance and is it possible for me to get pregnant please help

    • Assata December 30, 2015, 6:38 pm

      Same here and I want to get pregnant

  • Dia July 24, 2015, 6:53 am

    I wonder if anyone can help. I came off the pill in February and had my first periods in March, since then I have not had any period, but have ovulated three times ( one each month) but a bit inconsistent. I have got my hormones checked and all seems to be ok. Doc says there is probably one hormone that is blocking probably the periods related to the brain. I have always had my periods before taking the pill. Doc says its wierd to ovulate and have no periods. After reading this forum I am confused and really stressed. I am now taking progestoren vaginal pills to provoke the periods. Is having periods really necessary to show that we are ovulating properly. Doc says that I may be doing fake ovulations in my body which dont result to periods.

  • tryinghOping June 15, 2015, 1:23 pm

    I am 27 married and have been trying to fall pregnant for the past 5 years.. I skip periods for 5 months or even more at a time I’ve been to specialist and they found my eggs being smaller than the average female size which is 8mm… Please help what do I do????

  • Chidinma May 24, 2015, 7:30 pm

    She missed her period for 2moths and the doctor said she is not pregnant what might b d cause.

  • Ijea May 8, 2015, 1:47 am

    Thank u alot 4d help u render….In my own case,i’ve never mis my period but since four mnths now i’ve not seen my ovulation,please what do i do,pls?

  • Cemens April 20, 2015, 3:29 am

    Yea its true you can ovulate without normal periods

  • Ana April 10, 2015, 3:47 am

    I stopped ovulating 3 days ago, my period isn’t due for another 2 weeks, I’ve been nauseous for 3 days and I threw up for about 2 days. I had sex 3 times while ovulating right before these signs started. I don’t want to go get a home pregnancy test yet, I just want to know if this is normal.

  • ritika April 9, 2015, 1:00 pm

    I have pcos n irregular cycles presently on metformin but missed periods for 2 months was not sexually active in dese days so can’t be pregnancy..how do I know that if I’m ovulating or not plz help

  • tryinghoping January 15, 2015, 8:17 pm

    I actually have a question I have an irregular period, I am trying to get pregnant. I had a period twice in one month. Then missed my period for 6weeks, three neg hpt, so I continued to check my ovulation date, I had intercourse at this time, then started my period six days after ovulating. Can I still be pregnant? Because, most people say you start your period 14-16 days after ovulation, but my period is irregular , im just going to go through another month of false hope

  • TORIA December 13, 2014, 10:24 am

    Most of u agree wit her whereas u fil u disagree. wat she meant is.. u can raise a building with out roofing(can ovulate witout period)… but u cant roof without raising a buildin(cant have a real period wit out ovulating)

  • Elizabeth November 30, 2014, 11:19 am

    You ladies who are saying this article is false, not accurate, or a lie need to reread this. The author clearly stated you CAN ovulate WITHOUT having a period, but you CANNOT have a period without ovulating. You are stating the author is wrong, but your comments are agreeing with what the article said.

  • prao November 19, 2014, 11:57 am

    i am 20yrs old… i didn’t have my periods since last 8 months…i have pcos.. and i am already on medication…my ovaries seem to have enlarged (when compared to my past scans) my endometrial layers are forming… but still i don’t bleed monthly…. i have albuminous secretions every now and then…. and am worried whats happening with in my body…

  • neisha September 30, 2014, 10:58 pm

    I haven’t see my period for 2 months now and am not pregnant ,but I when to doctor before and he said I have hormone problem , in April i remove a polyps and open my fallopian tube one was block .may ,June and July I have a period but for august and September I didn’t see my period am worried would like to get a response please

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  • Jessi April 27, 2014, 11:34 am

    I agree that you can ovulate without a period as it’s happened to myself and many people here. However, I think some of you should re-read the article. It says “…ovulation with no period can occur.” But that a period without ovulation can not occur, however break thru bleeding due to estrogen is possible. I think maybe the author could explain that a little more clearly because the way she puts it is confusing. She did not say that you can’t ovulate without a period, just the opposite.

    • Amber February 28, 2015, 12:51 am

      I completely agree. I have PCOS and have had 10 “periods” in 11 years. I have 3 children and have had two miscarriages in a total of 15 years. I have achieved 2 pregnancies without a period. 1 resulted in birth and the other a miscarriage in January this year at 9 weeks.

  • Susan February 9, 2014, 6:50 am

    Hi .
    I had bin tryin 2get pregnant 4d past 8yrs now.I’ve not seen my menstrual period 4d past 7 months.And,had bin experiencing dis pain & mucus like ovulation every month.
    So,do u think I cud get pregnant? Pls, help!

    • Chioma May 17, 2015, 9:47 am

      what can a woman wishing ro get pregnant not to see her period for over 7months

    • jun July 13, 2015, 3:21 pm

      I can only imagine what you are like in real life. Are you kidding me….4d. What the hell is wrong with you

  • Alicia October 15, 2013, 12:43 pm

    I havent had a perios since I was 17 and I am 25 and have a healthy 6yr and 2y old. So I would have to disagree with you.

  • Erin September 17, 2013, 3:55 pm

    This article is FALSE information. I have not had a period for over a year, due to breasfeeding and a low weight. I AM ovulating. All of my hormone levels confirm this, and my physician agrees. She actually advices me to go on birth control so I do not become pregnant again.

    • Julie Paz October 3, 2013, 9:24 pm

      I agree with you 10000%…
      By the way my sister didnt get her menstrual cycles for 6 months and dhe got pregnant my nephew is now 2yrs old.


    • Des June 3, 2014, 6:01 am

      This article doesn’t support the idea that “you can not ovulate without a period.” It’s saying, “you can not have a period if you DO NOT OVULATE.” With that said, you can most certainly ovulate and have no menstraul period. It’s not a false article, you’re just not understanding the concept of the information provided that’s all.

      • Betty September 11, 2014, 11:40 pm

        Thanks alot this article helped cos now i understand perfectly well why i have not been seeing my period although i ovulate every month.its because i had D&C 3 tiimes this year…but what drug can be recommended for scarred uterine?

  • favi villa August 5, 2013, 11:35 pm

    I want to say thank you to you ladies that say you can ovulate with no cycle. My sister and I happen to be hanging out and I happen to start having extremely bad cramps. I’m currently on the pill because I gave up hope with my ex fertility doc he said since I couldn’t conceive with the third try he stop his service. I’m on the pill since I haven’t had a cycle for over roughly 3 months. I’m hoping that the pill is helping me with a regular cycle and maybe later ovulate. As I said my sister shocked me when she informed me I can ovulate without a cycle. Its amazing how much nurses and doctors think they know it all. Again thank you all!

  • Chloe June 3, 2013, 4:52 pm

    This page is bullsh*t! My periods stopped completely when I started the pill, even when I went off the pill, and started on a contraceptive needle, I still haven’t had a period for over 2 years. I asked my doctor when I was trying for our baby and she said Ill still ovulate without my period. I defiantly ovulated because I have a baby now…

  • samantha May 22, 2013, 10:27 pm

    where it says you cant ovulate without a period, lie. it’s extremely rare but I conceived without any periods and no ovulation, but apparently I popped out an egg.

    • Yo June 18, 2015, 9:21 pm

      You have no period and still conceived?? How long had you tried and how long have you not had a period. Sorry to be nosey, I’m just hoping you can tell me something good for my situation lol

  • Denise May 10, 2013, 9:14 pm

    I think saying something is impossible is incorrect unless you’ve experienced it! I got pregnant in December 2011. I had gotten off Depo in June and my period had not returned at all! not even light bleeding…so when I was told I was pregnant, I was a bit surprised! I even asked the doctor how did I ovulate without a period for the past year?? She told me it happens. But I had an ectopic pregnancy 🙁 probably because of the thick lining of my uterus from not having periods (from being on depo for 3 years).

  • Breane May 9, 2013, 2:47 am

    Please be advised that sometimes nurse practitioners can also give you d wrong info to a degree to cause disapointments. For instance, they told my friend that she doesnt ovulate since she had irregular periods,therefore she ‘ll have a hard time getting pregnant In future. She got pregnant even though she had missed her period for a month.According to the doctor she shouldnt have been pregnant since she didnt ovulate. Always research your answers with a help of a professional, but Trust your body as well. No one knows your body better than you.

  • Breane May 9, 2013, 2:38 am

    I totally agree. This information is totally wrong since a woman can ovulate without having a period in some cases like pcos where d egg doesnt pass through d tube and becomes a small cyst on d overies.

  • Mmomma April 11, 2013, 12:18 pm

    The information given is definitely NOT true- I’m breastfeeding and never got my period almost 5 months. Yesterday, I was having really bad pelvic pain on my right side- I thought I couldn’t ovulate since I never got my period but I tested last night and the ovulation test was positive instantly and that explain the pain, I have always had painful ovulation.
    After reading so much mixed info online, just wanted to write this so people know it actually happens.

    • haley August 3, 2013, 1:05 am


      • haley August 3, 2013, 1:10 am

        Ok Me and my husband is wanting to have a baby but I’ve never had a pierod ever but id when im ovulating so can you give me advice? Thanks

  • Nina Parr December 28, 2012, 11:03 am

    This is actually NOT true. My sister and I both ovulate but don’t have periods. We haven’t been thoroughly tested but the theory is that we just don’t go through the shedding of the lining. My sister has conceived twice with absolutely no problem.

  • L.Winlock January 23, 2012, 6:59 am

    Hi I am a 23 year old,I have had a problem with missing my period for years at end no
    I had it last,last year august 2011
    Currently I am experiencing the worst breast pains ever
    I stuggle to sleep at night,I suffer with yeast infection.I’m not even sexualy active right now as I am single born again lady
    Headaches trouble me all the time!I don’t know what to do anymore,I am so scared of what this might mean or end up at
    Please help Doctor

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