When a woman’s egg cell is released from her ovarian follicle, it is referred to as her ovulation period, which under normal circumstance happens only once every month. Within the next 12 to 24 hours, the egg cell can then be fertilized by a sperm cell soon after it was released. Women’s egg cell can only live for a period of up to 24 hours from its release, and then if it remained unfertilized it will just disintegrate. Otherwise, if there is a union between an egg cell and a sperm cell (fertilization takes place), it will go and travel down the Fallopian tube into the uterus. From there the egg cell will implant itself to the uterine wall starting the early stages of a woman’s pregnancy.

When Does a Woman Experience Bleeding during Ovulation?

When a female enters their ovulation phase or just prior to it which is pre-ovulation, there may be times that they will bleed. This is known as the ovulation bleeding. There are 3 distinct factors that actually differentiate bleeding during ovulation from a regular menstrual flow and these are:

1. In terms of appearance, menstrual flow is deep red in color whereas during ovulation bleeding it is light pink.
2. Ovulation bleeding can last up to a maximum period of 1 to 2 days
3. Bleeding during ovulation is lighter in terms of flow as opposed to the heavy bleeding during normal menstruation.

There are a variety of reasons why bleeding occurs during a female’s ovulation period. Unfortunately, for the majority of women who are regularly experiencing bleeding during their ovulation, there are no conclusive clues yet. One possibility is that it may be due to the emergence of the follicles. When females ovulate, their hormones are most active and this triggers the ovaries to produce at least 20 follicles having an immature egg. Out of these 20 follicles, only one of them will reach maturity. This process of the follicles maturing and later on bursting that bleeding occurs which can at times be accompanied by pain. If bleeding during ovulation lasts for more than a couple of days, it can be construed as not normal and thus it would be best to undergo a medical consultation.

An absence of ovulation can also happen and one indication of this is that a female’s bleeding episodes are observed to be very irregular. At times it could even be at least 2 weeks apart. Polyps in the cervix or in the uterus area and irritation of the cervix are some of the most common causes of irregular bleeding.

If you happen to have an irregular bleeding pattern, undergoing physical examination with a distinguished doctor would be your best course of action to help you find out what is the root cause of it. The presence of polyps, sub-mucous fibroids and many other problems could be detected by having an ultrasound examination as well as diagnostic hysteroscopy. Polyps can be extracted as the sample specimen from the uterus lining during diagnostic hysteroscopy for examination.

When bleeding comes before a woman’s ovulation, it may be indicative that a gynecological problem may exist. Nonetheless, if bleeding is not accompanied by a discomforting pain and is not long lasting, chances are it could be regarded as normal.

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