Late ovulation - Definition

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Ovulation defines the moment when the ovum is released into the uterus by a follicle to possibly be inseminated by a spermatozoon. In normal cases, ovulation occurs on average on the 14th day before periods start. When the ovum is released much later than usual, generally after the 21st day, it can be called late ovulation, although the medical world is not in agreement on this subject, and in cases of abnormally long or disturbed cycles, consultation with a doctor and hormonal tests can enable a possible pathology to be investigated.