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Bardstown, KY
A 35-year-old female asked:

can you have ov symptoms (e.g., pressure, cramps) for 4+ days? i had two abnormal periods last month, lasting 1-2 days so i'm unsure of ov schedule.

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Dr. Nabila Babar
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: ovulation pain can sometimes last 3-4 days but usual is 24-48 hours. if periods shorter than usual do pregnancy test. cycle can be sometimes affected by emotional stress and occasionally women can have anovulatory cycles also
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
I don't think having: ovulation symptoms for four days is terribly unusual. Most women experience only a day or two, but the effects of hormones and egg release could certainly persist a little longer. With irregular periods, you can not be certain when you ovulate, and I would not rely on the presence of symptoms to indicate when it is...either for purposes of conception OR contraception. Stay well:)

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