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A 30-year-old female asked:

Can small cysts in ovaries increase ovulation cramps/bloat? it doesnt feel like the pain is just on one side, it's in all the pelvic region. normal?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 56 years experience
Ovarian cysts: Small ovarian cysts do not contribute to ovulation cramping/bloating. Sometimes two eggs mature at once, providing higher estrogen production, and the drop in estrogen just prior to ovulation will feel much the same as just prior to a menstrual period, with bloating and cramping. Ask your gyn physician about endometriosis, which accentuates the pain when this occurs.
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Last updated Aug 1, 2020

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