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Have a sharp pain in my left ovary area (if i poke that area it can hurt in response have had pain before) period is 8 days late could it be a cyst?

Have a sharp pain in my left ovary area (if i poke that area it can hurt in response have had pain before) period is 8 days late could it be a cyst?

Yes it could be.: If the egg didn't release on time, there could be a "functional" cyst. But be sure that the late period isn't related to a pregnancy. If there is a possible pregnancy, run a home urine test. The pain may be related to a tubal pregnancy or a corpus luteum cyst which is normal during an early pregnancy. ...Read more

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Why does one ovary hurt more during a period?

Ovulation: You would only ovulate from one ovary each cycle. That ovary would have a cyst as a normal part of the cycle. That cyst could cause the ovary to be painful. That is all normal. ...Read more

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What causes twinges in ovaries before period?

What causes twinges in ovaries before period?

Have not heard of: This. Some women have pain or sensation in ovaries around time of ovulation. ...Read more

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Every period only my ovary hurts, a twinge of pain?

Every period only my ovary hurts, a twinge of pain?

Mittlesmerch: The symptom of pain during ovulation is called "mittlesmerch" and other that the discomfort, it is harmless. ...Read more

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I've been slightly worried about my missing period recently. My sides hurt (ovary area) + I've been feeling off. What could this be attributed to?

I've been slightly worried about my missing period recently. My sides hurt (ovary area) + I've been feeling off. What could this be attributed to?

Recent sex?: if yes, do a pregnancy test to make sure you are not pregnant. If negative pregnancy test, you can attribute to anovulation (or irregular periods due to lack of regularity with release of egg from your ovary). If this persists, see your GYN who may be able to help regulate your cycle Best wishes Dr M ...Read more

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Periodic pain on left ovary area just one week before period. Does it signal anything?

Probably not: Not if it's been present for a long time. If it is new, you will need to see doc to discuss it. ...Read more

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Cycle got shorter the last 18 months from 28 to 24-25 days and occasions spotting before period comes. Does this mean my ovaries are ageing? Age 30.

Cycle got shorter the last 18 months from 28 to 24-25 days and occasions spotting before period comes. Does this mean my ovaries are ageing? Age 30.

No: This type of gradual change in menstrual cycle length, even occasional spotting, can be considered normal.It is very possible that your cycle length will return to the longer length. You may be surprised to learn that all the eggs in your ovaries were present on the day you were born and they age right along with the rest of you.It's ok to be aware of your biologic clock; cycle length not an issue ...Read more