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Anovulatory menstrual cycle

Menstrual cycle without ovulation is known as an anovulatory menstrual cycle. When you’re trying to conceive, it’s normal to begin paying closer attention to your cycle. After all, in order to become pregnant, you first must ovulate. When anovulation occurs, a woman cannot get pregnant. For women who have completed menopause, this is quite normal.

Commonly occurs:

  • 12-18 months after menarche and before the onset of menopause,
  • During the use of the contraceptive pill.

Causes of an anovulatory cycle: If the preovulatory surge of LH is not potent enough to cause ovulation. For women in both age groups, many changes are happening to their bodies. Sudden changes to hormone levels can trigger anovulatory cycles. Other causes include:

  • body weight that’s too high or too low
  • extreme exercise habits
  • eating habits
  • high levels of stress

If you’re having a period every 24 to 35 days, it’s likely that you’re ovulating usually.