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A 18-year-old female asked:

Do ovulation come with pain?

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Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 46 years experience
It can: About 20% of women have "mittelschmerz " or pain mid-cycle, when ovulation occurs. The pain may occur just before, during, or after ovulation. The pain may switch from side to side, depending on which ovary is preparing preparing and releasing an egg. Nsaids are helpful for pain. If very bothersome, occasionally patients are put on birth control pills to stop ovulation and therefore the pain.

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Franklin, TN
A 34-year-old female asked:

Why do I have pain when i'm ovulating?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
Mittelschmerz: Mid cycle pain, . When you ovulate, release follicle contents including egg, and perhaps some blood, causes inflammation in pelvis, with resultant pain. In abdomen and/or pelvis. May be from spasm of fallopian tube. Can also occur if adhesions from prior inflammation or surgery. Symptomatic rx generally.

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