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Why do women feel bloated during ovulation ? Is it normal?

Why do women feel bloated during ovulation ? Is it normal?

Everyone's Different: Hormone Fluctuation/ changes during Menstrual cycle makes every woman have different physical symptoms. During first half there is increased level of Estrogen, At the time of Ovulation there is surge of LH and Progesterone and last half of the cycle there is higher level of Progesterone and Estrogen along with it. ...Read more

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Ovulation (Definition)

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Is it normal to feel bloated and abdominal pains before and during ovulation? This experience is new and I am worried that something may be wrong.

Is it normal to feel bloated and abdominal pains before and during ovulation? This experience is new and I am worried that something may be wrong.

Probably normal: What you're describing sounds very normal for individuals that are ovulating for the first time. This will come and go over the next year or so. ...Read more

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

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

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Bloated feeling as if going to get my period but it's not due for 12 more days. Had sex all during ovulation week.

Flu season: Not sure if you gave dates wrong, or really know when you ovulate. Ovulation us an event of releasing the readied egg from the ovary. It is usually a bit over two weeks before the period. A female body cannot know it is pregnant till about two weeks after the egg is impregnated. ...Read more

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Had protected sex day b4 period. Period was on time and normal. Now round ovulation time and feeling bloated and crampy could i be pregnant?

Had protected sex day b4 period. Period was on time and normal. Now round ovulation time and feeling bloated and crampy could i be pregnant?

It happens anytime: You can get pregnant at any time during your cycle. The chance is less right before/during/after period, but still happens. Best chance is around time of ovulation--often midcycle for most women. Many women have some light period/bleeding during the first month or two after becoming pregnant. It is very easy and fast to do a home pregnancy test--which is highly accurate. So, check a hpt. Good luck. ...Read more