Anovulatory Cycles: can Menstrual Period Bleeding Occur?
By Nabta Team
An anovulatory cycle is one where no egg is released, thereby altering the hormones responsible for the menstrual period. In a cycle where the egg is shed, the drop in the hormone progesterone results in bleeding. However, in an anovulatory cycle there is no progesterone and the oestogen in the body is unable to sustain the growing lining of the uterus resulting in bleeding. Such cycles are common in women and often results in a normal menstrual period. However, it is not possible to get pregnant in an anovulatory cycle.