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Doctor insights on: Are Light Cramps Normal During Ovulation

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Dr. Philip Chenette
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Ovulation (Definition)

Ovulation is the act of the ovary releasing the egg after it has been hormonally prepared, to be ...Read more


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Is cramping normal during ovulation? While laying in bed it feels like I have light cramps on my right side ?

Is cramping normal during ovulation? While laying in bed it feels like I have light cramps on my right side ?

Yes: Some women are so attuned to their bodies that they can actually feel when they are ovulating, and which side it is happening on that month! this cramping you feel could be exactly that, especially when you are lying still. ...Read more

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I usually dont feel ovulation cramps, but i had sex about a week ago and now i can feel cramps during ovulation, is this normal?

I usually dont feel ovulation cramps, but i had sex about a week ago and now i can feel cramps during ovulation, is this normal?

Mittleschmertz: Mittleschmertz ( middle pain) is mid-cycle pain that happens with ovulation. Some women experience this every month. Some never experience it. Some notice it when they ovulate on one side but not the other and it can occur just randomly once or a few times. It is very unlikely that this had any thing to do with having sex. ...Read more

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Im getting brownish discharge with cramps and back pain during my ovulation cycle. What does that mean? Is it normal?

Im getting brownish discharge with cramps and back pain during my ovulation cycle. What does that mean? Is it normal?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Is it normal to cramp during ovulation? Having lots of pregnancy symptoms, possible implantation?

Is it normal to cramp during ovulation? Having lots of pregnancy symptoms, possible implantation?

Likely mittleschmerz: Many women feel small pains around ovulation, before-during-or after - its called mittleschmerz. There are some abnormal causes of pain around ovulation but most often it's normal. Individual women choose different words to describe it, many in my practice describe 'pinging' or 'cramping.'. ...Read more

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So it Normal to have sore breast and period like cramps during the whole week you're ovulating or should I be worried ?

So it Normal to have sore breast and period like cramps during the whole week you're ovulating or should I be worried ?

Watch it: yes, it could happen. avoid caffeine. and use warm compress. it should resolve after your period starts. if not, talk to your doctor ...Read more

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Sore boobs/nipples and burning like cramps on one side of pelvis. Had sex during ovulation week last week. Not due for period for over a week. Normal?

Sore boobs/nipples and burning like cramps on one side of pelvis. Had sex during ovulation week last week. Not due for period for over a week. Normal?

Infection?: As mentioned earlier these symptoms mean something, but they are not signs of pregnancy. Cramping and pain are often signs of infection or irritation. It is physically impossible to have symptoms in the pregnant female until at least fourteen days after insemination. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have cramps when ovulating?

Is it normal to have cramps when ovulating?

Could be.: Many women have a definite pain with ovulation. It is called "mittleschmertz" (sp). Most women can recognize it and are reassured. Others have distress over this and the pain is different in each person. There can be some bleeding with ovulation and sometimes it is significant enough to cause pain and further evaluation. If you have problems or concerns, see your gyn. ...Read more