Ovulation is when an egg is released from the ovary into the fallopian tube, where it awaits the possibility of fertilization. Normally, one egg is released during a cycle, however, multiple ovulation is possible, and occurs when two or more eggs are released during one cycle.
According to American Pregnancy, normal ovulation is when one egg is released into the fallopian tubes to be fertilized or discarded. Every woman's body is different, and ovulation can occur at different times of the month, depending on that particular woman's cycle. Multiple ovulation is not as common, but possible. This happens when two or more eggs are released during one cycle and is the cause of the birth of twins.Learn More
According to American Pregnancy, ovulation itself lasts only one day while an egg is detached from the ovary follicle. However, the entire ovulation cycle is composed of two longer phases called the follicular and luteal phases.Full Answer >
According to WebMD, females have around 1 million eggs at birth. By the time a female reaches puberty, she only has approximately 300,000 eggs. Out of all of these eggs, only 300 to 400 ever ovulate.Full Answer >
According to the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center, an egg takes about 30 hours to get down the Fallopian tube. The trip starts when the egg is let loose by the ovary.Full Answer >
According to WebMD, fertilization takes place in the woman's fallopian tube. About two weeks after a woman's period, an egg is released. It stays in the fallopian tube for approximately 24 hours, waiting for fertilization by a single sperm.Full Answer >