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A 33-year-old female asked:

How long can mittelschmerz last? lower back and ovarian pain for the last 4 days, but shouldn't be ovulating yet according to my calendar and cm.

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Usually just : a few hours. If longer, possible hemorrhagic ovulatory cyst, or endometriosis , for example. If pain is lasting you need an exam with your doctor to be sure.
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