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12 Mar 2003

Dear Doc,
I have endo stage 4, and I have had many operations. Last year they cleaned the endo out again with a lapscope and put intergel in. I went for a check up about 3 weeks ago, and there are no scar tissue or visible endo. I was supposed to Ovulate on the 24th, but when I saw the gynae on the 26th he said I was only ovulating then. My period was late by 3 days, and I am always on a 28 day cycle. We are desperate for a baby and have been trying for 15 months. What is happening to my body? Why was my period late, and will it affect my fertility?
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01 Jan 0001

Most women do not ovulate at exactly the same time every month. If everyone kept a record of all their periods over 20 years, you would find that a late ovulation or a late period probably happens in about 80% of women every few years. You are more aware of it because you are planning a pregnancy. Eggs last for three days and sperm for 24-48 hours on average, so a few days either way in terms of ovulation will not make a difference to your chances of falling pregnant.

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