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What is mittelschmerz?

What is mittelschmerz?

Mittelschmerz: Is the pelvic pain that some women experience during ovulation. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Rychlik
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Mittelschmerz (Definition)

It usually mid cycle pain that ...Read more


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What can cause mittelschmerz?

What can cause mittelschmerz?

Ovulation: Mittelschmerz means "middle pain." it is a discomfort that occurs when the egg is released from the ovary. It occurs at cycle day 14, at the middle of an average 28 day menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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What are mittelschmerz symptoms?

What are mittelschmerz symptoms?

Ovulation pain.: Mittelschmerz is pain experienced in the pelvis or lower abdomen during the time of ovulation. It may last a few hours to a few days. ...Read more

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Do you suffer from mittelschmerz?

Do you suffer from 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

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What are symptoms of mittelschmerz?

What are symptoms of mittelschmerz?

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

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How much time does mittelschmerz last?

How much time does mittelschmerz last?

Short lasting: Mittelschmerz can occur during ovulation and would be short lasting (hours). If bleeding into the follicle
occurs and a hemorrhagic corpus luteum develops, the pain can last days. ...Read more

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Can you explain what mittelschmerz is?

Can you explain what mittelschmerz is?

Pain from ovulation: "Mittelschmerz" is German and means "pain in the middle" (of the cycle) when ovulation ensues. During ovulation an egg literally breaks through the surface of the ovary, which in some women can cause pain that can last for hours to a day or two. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of mittelschmerz?

What are the symptoms of mittelschmerz?

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

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How will I know if I have Mittelschmerz?

How will I know if I have Mittelschmerz?

Excluding: Excluding other conditions is critical. Even in the proper setting: mid cycle ovulating female it is imperative that other causes of abd pain be excluded, i.e: appendicitis. ...Read more

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Why does mittelschmerz last a whole day?

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

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Can I treat mittelschmerz without medications?

Sure: Try options like warm bath, heating pad, exercise ; acupuncture. ...Read more

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I have had mittelschmerz for about 4 days. Is this normal?

I have had mittelschmerz for about 4 days. Is this normal?

Not mittelschmerz: Mittelschmerz comes from ovulation and a follicle having ruptured; it does not last 4 days, there may be a growing ovarian cyst. ...Read more

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What is mittelschmerz that occurs after sex?

What is mittelschmerz that occurs after sex?

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

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How do you relieve ovulation mittelschmerz pains?

How do you relieve ovulation mittelschmerz pains?

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

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What are the signs and symptoms of mittelschmerz?

Ovulation Pain: Mittelschmerz is pain experienced in the pelvis or lower abdomen during the time of ovulation. It may last a few hours to a few days. ...Read more

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Can mittelschmerz last for 7 days each month mid cycle?

Mittelschmerz: Mittelschmerz is a term used to describe ovulatory pain. Generally it is noted to occur at mid-cycle, when ovulation is occurring and lasts for 2-3 days. If pain persists beyond ovulation, a persistent ovarian cyst may be present that warrants further investigation. ...Read more

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Do any of you know of anything I can do to prevent mittelschmerz pain?

Do any of you know of anything I can do to prevent mittelschmerz pain?

Mittleschmerz: Nsaid drugs like Ibuprofen are helpful, birth control pills also help considerably with mittleschmerz. If neither of these help, you should consult your doctor about other possible causes. ...Read more

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Mittelschmerz pain without discharge im I ovulating?

Mittelschmerz pain without discharge im I ovulating?

Possibly: This occurs in 20% of women either consistently or intermittently. You can use an ovulation predictor kit to confirm. ...Read more

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Any way at all to relieve ovary pain? Feels like mittelschmerz but I am 59.

Underlying reason: At age 59 it's unlikely it's ovarian pain at all, although not impossible. If you have persistent pain it's more likely either GI or gu; i'd strongly suggest at least seeing your primary doctor to help you sort out and where to go next. ...Read more

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Can mittelschmerz cause back pain too?

Possible: Ovarian pain can radiate to the low-midback region however generally is found in the abdomen and pelvic region. ...Read more

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Can mittelschmerz be felt before period?

Can mittelschmerz be felt before period?

Ovulation: This is usually a pain that is felt during ovulation. It is usually mid-cycle and yes, it would be before the next period. ...Read more

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Help! Is it possible to have mittelschmerz and be pregnant at the same time?

Help! Is it possible to have mittelschmerz and be pregnant at the same time?

No: Mittelschmerz is a brief pain that occurs when one ovulates. If you are pregnant then you do not ovulate. Ovulation occurred that allowed the pregnancy ...Read more

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Is there any medical treatment for mittelschmerz (ovulation pain)?

A few things: Your doc will examine you first to see if there is an obvious reason. He/she can give you pain medications, treat with hormones such as birth control pills or do a laparoscopy to look for endometriosis. ...Read more

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With mittelschmerz, do you see a rise in basal body temperature?

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

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I have mittelschmerz. Is it possible to get pregnat with it and when it the best time to conceive?

I have mittelschmerz. Is it possible to get pregnat with it and when it the best time to conceive?

Yes: Many women with mittelschmerz have no problems getting pregnant. It can be a sign of endometriosis which cause infertility. The best time to conceive is at midcycle, about 2 weeks before the next period. ...Read more

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Have brownish bleeding 15 days after mittelschmerz and 22 days after pull out method. Is it implantation bleeding?

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

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How long does mittelschmerz last if you're having it after your ovulation days? I'm 12 days away from my next period.

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