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When does ovulation take place?

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Ovulation occurs for most women 11 to 21 days after the first day of menstruation, according to the American Pregnancy Association. This is based on a woman with a menstrual cycle of 28 to 31 days. Ovulation is when an egg is released from the ovary, making the woman fertile.

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Many women experience mittelschmerz, or middle pain, when ovulation is occurring, according to What to Expect. This pain is likened to twinges or cramps in the abdomen. A woman's basal body temperature also dips just prior to ovulation and rises sharply when she ovulates. A change in vaginal discharge, which makes it similar to an egg white consistency, is also common during ovulation.

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