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Doctor insights on: Ovarian Cramping After Ovulation

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I took an ovulation test tonight. test line darker than control line with ovarian cramping. can I be pregnant? Also feeling a bit odd today.

I took an ovulation test tonight. test line darker than control line with ovarian cramping. can I be pregnant? Also feeling a bit odd today.

Doubtful: ovulation predictors show when you are ovulating, not pregnant. You are probably ovulating now, but we always need to make sure your are not pregnant. Please do a urine pregnancy test or go to your obgyn for a blood test which will show pregnancy before you even miss your period ...Read more

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Dr. Philip Chenette
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Ovulation (Definition)

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Is it normal to get cramps before ovulation.?I have pcos, had ovarian drilling done 2m ago and now tracking if I am ovulating regularly!

Is it normal to get cramps before ovulation.?I have pcos, had ovarian drilling done 2m ago and now tracking if I am ovulating regularly!

Yes: Some but not all women have discomfort which could be described as cramping at the time of ovulation it is called mittelsmirtz (german for middle pain). You could try ovulation prediction tests which are available over the counter which measures your lh surge (a marker of ovulation). ...Read more

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Why do I experience cramps and gas after ovulation?

Why do I experience cramps and gas after ovulation?

Normal: It's normal to have these symptoms after ovulation. They likely are due to the hormonal changes that occur in your cycle. Whereas estrogen predominates the first 1/2 of the cycle, Progesterone dominates the 2nd 1/2 and Progesterone causes the bowel to slow down, and causing increased gas production/bloating. Cramping can also be due to physical effects of egg leaving the ovary. ...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?

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