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Bad cramping for up to 1 week after ovulation. Is this normal?

Bad cramping for up to 1 week after ovulation. Is this normal?

It's more: Than what most women describe, but not necessarily 'abnormal.' if it persists you should see a gyn doctor to address possible causes. ...Read more

Dr. Philip Chenette
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Ovulation (Definition)

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Ttc and had cramps for 5 days now ten days after ovulation and now my period is 8 day early w/ bad cramps any ideas?

Ttc and had cramps for 5 days now ten days after ovulation and now my period is 8 day early w/ bad cramps any ideas?

Period: It sounds like you are having your period. It's a little too soon to test for pregnancy, but in another 5 days you can take a home pregnancy test to see if you are actually pregnant. However, if you are having bleeding, then the likelihood is, this is your period. ...Read more

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What does severe cramping after ovulation mean?

What does severe cramping after ovulation mean?

Mittelschmerz: This is called mittelschmerz, meaning middle pain. It happens in some women every month and in some women only occasionally. There are many possible causes including rupture of the follicle on ovulation, muscle or fallopian tube contraction and small leakage of blood around ovulation. If pain is severe or prolonged see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get cramps days after ovulation?

Is it normal to get cramps days after ovulation?

Your history? : That depends on you. Do you normally cramp with ovulation or is this abnormal for you? Cramps can be caused by gas , intestines, constipation, bladder issues as well as gynecological causes. ...Read more

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How long should you cramp on the one side after ovulation?

How long should you cramp on the one side after ovulation?

24 to 48 hours: Most women cramp 24 to 48 hours. Some women who have endometriosis may cramp for longer time and almost up to their period or till they have a positive pregnancy test. some women with a cyst may also cramp longer. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if you have light cramping after ovulation?

What exactly does it mean if you have light cramping after ovulation?

Likely mittleschmerz: Many women feel small pains around ovulation, before-during-or after - its called mittleschmerz. Individual women choose different words to describe it, you say 'cramp-like' - many in my practice describe 'pinging' or 'pinching.' it doesn't mean you have or have not ovulated yet, just that its around the time it would be happening. ...Read more

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After ovulation, when implatation, or fetilization occurs, does it make you feel cramps and make you feel like af is comming ?

No: Some women will feel when they ovulate, release an egg from the ovary. There can be no sensation at the time the sperm merges with the egg, fertilization, or when the early embryo implants in the uterus. What do you mean by af? I imagine not atrial fibrillation! ...Read more

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Thick, not clear, but super-stretchy CM a few days ago (not thin like the ideal ewcm). Dryness & mild cramps a day after. Ovulation?

Thick, not clear, but super-stretchy CM a few days ago (not thin like the ideal ewcm). Dryness & mild cramps  a day after. Ovulation?

Can't really know. : Tracking your cycles and watching your mucus are both good methods of determining your ovulation, but if you want to add some science to the situation, you can buy fertility tests. There are individual test strips that monitor the lh level in your urine. When it spikes (+), you will know that you are going to ovulate in 24-48 hours. There are also more expensive machines that check estrogen and lh. ...Read more

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How long after ovulation can you feel cramps?

How long after ovulation can you feel cramps?

Anytime: You can feel cramps before or during ovulation too; it's called mittelschmerz (which means roughly "middle-pain.") ...Read more

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What could bleeding & cramping after ovulation mean?

What could bleeding & cramping after ovulation mean?

It's not normal: It's not normal to bleed and cramp after ovulation. It could be a hormone imbalance, infection, polyps, fibroids, or other factors. If this happens more than once (one month), see a qualified gyn or fertility specialist who can diagnose the problem(s). ...Read more

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Is it normal to cramp and still be bloated right after ovulation?

Post ovulation sx: Cramping and bloating after ovulation can be normal, but can also reflect extra progesterone produced by a "double ovulation", much more common after 30. The sx. are due to normal effects of progesterone (made at ovulation and until your next period) and rupture of the cyst in your ovary(ies) at ovulation. ...Read more