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Medicine For Mittelschmerz
Not much: This is a sharp pain in the middle of the menstrual cycle felt to be related to the release of one of the eggs from the ovary. Generally it is mild, sometimes more striking and some women find comfort in the discomfort as an indication that their system is working properly. Suffering is too strong a word for this pain. ...Read more
Abdominal Cramping: Usually mittelschmerz occurs around cycle day 14, upon ovulation. Symptoms can vary. It can be a sharp pain on either side of the lower abdomen (or both), or a dull lower abdominal cramping pain that lasts minutes to hours. This pain usually resolves. If it persists or worsens, then contact your health care provider. ...Read more
Lower abdominal pain: Mittelschmerz or pain associated with ovulation will be felt on the right or left side in the lower abdomen. This pain can be intense & associated with bloating, constipation. It can present just like appendicitis. Cyclic recurrence and timing in the cycle help the diagnosis. Typically it lasts 1-3 days. Women usually experience more intense ovulatory pain as they get into their mid-30's and up. ...Read more
Fluid to reabsorb: When the egg releases from the ovary there can be a bit of bleeding, and the follicular fluid also is released. That fluid and blood may be irritating to the pelvic tissue for several hours as it is being reabsorbed. Some tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen may sometimes help. See your gynecologist if the pain becomes significant. ...Read more
Ovulation pain: Pelvic pain related to ovulation, which usually occurs at the midway point between menstrual cycles. The pain is due to some problem with ovulation, such as a large cyst. The act of sex during this time can cause the cyst to rupture which can be painful. Mittelschmerz (german for "middle pain") can occur without sex so sex is not actually part of the definition of mittelschmerz. ...Read more
Mittleschmerz: Mittelschmerz is the pain sometimes associated with ovulation, the release of an egg from the ovary. Mittleshcmerz is caused by stretching of the ovarian capsule as the follicle grows, and by the slight bleeding that can occur at the time the egg is released. Ovulation can be prevented with ocps, other choices are ibuprofen, and a heating pad. Reducing caffeine intake helps! ...Read more
I only experience Mittelschmerz in my left ovary (so only every other month). Should I be concerned?
I would not: Consider that a matter for concern.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not specifically: Mittelschmerz is merely ovulation pain. If the pain is related to ovulation the temperature should rise that day or in the next two or so. Very stressful for patients to do the temperatures. We recommend for regular cycles not to worry about this measurement. If cycles are not regular or 28day, you should seek some assistance. ...Read more
I have mittelschmerz. Is it possible to get pregnat with it and when it the best time to conceive?
Have brownish bleeding 15 days after mittelschmerz and 22 days after pull out method. Is it implantation bleeding?
Implantation bleedin: Implantation bleeding is not really as common as the internet would have you believe. When it does happen it's usually 6-12 days after ovulation. A pregnancy test 7-10 days after unprotected intercourse is much more helpful. Implantation bleeding occurs exclusively in pregnant women. ...Read more
How long does mittelschmerz last if you're having it after your ovulation days? I'm 12 days away from my next period.
Ovulation pain: Mittelschmerz generally lasts no longer than 1-2 days. Sometimes there can be ovarian pain before the actual release of the egg. Mittelschmerz refers to the pain actually from the release of the egg and shortly afterwards. ...Read more
I get mittelschmerz pain since I had my twins. I noticed a trend. Every other month I experience the ovulation pain on both sides. Is this abnormal?
No: Some women ae very cognizant of this type of mid cycle pain. ...Read more