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It hurts when something touches my cervix and I'm bleeding from vagina when I strain, my belly and ovaries hurt during my period & it hurts during sex?

It hurts when something touches my cervix and I'm bleeding from vagina when I strain, my belly and ovaries hurt during my period & it hurts during sex?

Go to the Doctor: Hi. Unfortunately you are in need of urgent in person medical attention. There is little we can do here about your significant symptoms. Please get to your gynecologist urgently. ...Read more

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Mild Pain Or Pressure In Pelvis (Lower Abdomen) (Definition)

Mild pain or pressure in pelvis (lower abdomen) is a symptom that can be due to a variety of causes, including issues with the gut, bladder, and for females, organs such as ...Read more


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Ovaries hurt during & after my period almost like contractions. Place pressure it hurts and when I release, when I stretch it feels like I pull on it?

Ovaries hurt during & after my period almost like contractions. Place pressure it hurts and when I release, when I stretch it feels like I pull on it?

Needs evaluation: Lower abdominal pain is complex and can be caused by many things. The ovaries are only one of the possible causes. If the pain is only during menstruation then endometriosis is one possibility. The next step is to see an obgyn who can begin the evaluation for pelvic pain. I see you are located in Irving. Our practice would be happy to help you. ...Read more

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Why does one ovary hurt more during a period?

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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I have been suffering with disabling pain in ovaries during period it feels like they are swelling up and the pain is insufferable?

I have been suffering with disabling pain in ovaries during period it feels like they are swelling up and the pain is insufferable?

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. Cyclic pelvic pain could be endometriosis or a variety of other gynecologic causes ...Read more

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Skipped period last month got period this month. During period have a sharp pain in left ovary area going trough to anus while on my period.

Skipped period last month got period this month. During period have a sharp pain in left ovary area going trough to anus while on my period.

Possible cyst: It may simply be referred pain since all of our pelvic organs lie on the same muscular bed and pelvic nerves. It may also represent some type of cyst on the ovary as well. Since it is arouond the time of your period, a gyn may be the best to see if the pain becomes severe or debillitating. ...Read more

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I went off of birth control and just had my first period after 9 months. I am having severe pain in ovaries (not cramps) during period. What are these?

I went off of birth control and just had my first period after 9 months. I am having severe pain in ovaries (not cramps) during period. What are these?

Pelvic pain: There are too many causes of pain in the lower abdomen to be able to answer. If the pain continues schedule a visit for an exam, testing and possibly a sonogram. Birth control would likely regulate your cycle and may decrease menstrual pain as well. ...Read more

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Pain in L and R iliac region and rectal area, especially painful during period. Not cyst or endo according to ultrasound on uterus and overies.

Pain in L and R iliac region and rectal area, especially painful during period. Not cyst or endo according to ultrasound on uterus and overies.

Obgyn evaluation: A sonogram does not rule out endometriosis. Consider seeing and Obgyn and perhaps a gastrointestinal specialist to address the rectal pain. One option might be to start medication to suppress the menstrual cycle to see if this helps ...Read more

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My ovaries hurt and I jut got off my period a week and a half ago, is this normal?

My ovaries hurt and I jut got off my period a week and a half ago, is this normal?

GYN: Any pelvic pain which s unexpalined deserves a GYN pelvic examination. OK to use oTC antiinflammatory meds (Advil/Aleve) until seen and examined by a GYN specialist. ...Read more

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I think I have accidentally ingested a bit of mold now my sides killing ne and ovaries hurt but not on period!?

Not related: I doubt your ingestion of a bit of mold would have caused abdominal and ovarian pain. You may want to discuss your pain with your doctor to see if perhaps OCP might help your ovarian pain. ...Read more

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My ovaries hurt. And I have been bleeding like I'm on my period. It's been like this for a month now what could I have?

My ovaries hurt. And I have been bleeding like I'm on my period. It's been like this for a month now what could I have?

Need to see doctor: Your ob/gyn doctor is the best person to answer this question in person. You need to have a physical gyne exam done by your doctor, and if they need to run tests, they will. You want to make sure that this bleeding is not causing any anemia from excessive blood loss. However, they need to see you first, so it can be documented for further work up. ...Read more

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Why do my ovaries hurt I had unprotected sex 10 days before my period and he finished 2 days in a row inside me?

Why do my ovaries hurt I had unprotected sex 10 days before my period and he finished 2 days in a row inside me?

Anxiety?: The way you ask the question, it's pretty obvious you're worried about an unplanned pregnancy. Anxiety can cause physical symptoms. That's called somatization. First thing you need is a pregnancy test. My bet is that if it's negative your 'ovary pain' is going to go away. It's also time to have a talk with yourself about your sexual decisions. ...Read more

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So my ovaries hurt while I'm on my period and sometimes a week or so after my period spots of brown stuff I'm guessing blood shows up when I wipe. What could this be?

So my ovaries hurt while I'm on my period and sometimes a week or so after my period spots of brown stuff I'm guessing blood shows up when I wipe. What could this be?

Menstrual cramping: Usually caused by female hormone fluctuations. If you are not allergic use Aleve (naproxen) or Advil for pain and cramping. The brown discharge is most likely old menstrual blood; however if you are having unprotected sex, I suggest a pelvic exam and culture of the discharge to rule out infection. ...Read more

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Why do my ovaries hurt? Ovarian cysts? (I'm not on my period or about to start by the way)

Why do my ovaries hurt? Ovarian cysts? (I'm not on my period or about to start by the way)

Rule out infection: Typically ovarian cysts are painless unless they become infected or become inflammed for some other reason. Due to your younger age, you should see a physician for proper diagnosis which may require an ultrasound. Feel Good! ...Read more

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Hello I have been told I have an ovarian cyst on my left ovary but every time I am on my period both of my ovaries hurt and the pain awful like a 10?

Hello I have been told I have an ovarian cyst on my left ovary but every time I am on my period both of my ovaries hurt and the pain awful like a 10?

Many options: There are multiple options. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are effective reversible treatments that will help many people. There is also a drug called Lysteda that contains no hormones which will help others. Consider seeing an Obgyn for an evaluation of painful periods ...Read more

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Why do my ovaries hurt when I sneeze? Not on period, not on birth control- have been of for just over a month. Had first period since.

Ultrasound: For this answer you probably need a physical exam and perhaps an ultrasound. Checking for an ovarian cyst is one possibility. The source of the pain may not be your ovaries though. Sneezing causes a tightening of the abdominal wall muscles and this may be the source of the pain. You also should be checked for a hernia. ...Read more

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I'm polycystic. 2 peg tests shows negtaive. I'm 3days late of my period. I'm so tired, my ovaries hurt and sometimes I feel my heart is racing. Any help?

I'm polycystic. 2 peg tests shows negtaive. I'm 3days late of my period. I'm so tired, my ovaries hurt and sometimes I feel my heart is racing. Any help?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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I had my period on feb 1. I had spotting for 3/d. And pain on both ovaries for 7 days on and off also lower back pain. Why does my ovaries hurt?

I had my period on feb 1. I had spotting for 3/d. And pain on both ovaries for 7 days on and off also lower back pain. Why does my ovaries hurt?

Ovarian cysts: It might be that the period was not actually a period and ovarian cysts might explain the discomfort. This is a good enough reason to consult your ob/gyn and see if you need to be seen for an exam, cultures, and an ultrasound. ...Read more

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When boobs hurt during period are they growing?

When boobs hurt during period are they growing?

They are likely: Tender ; sore because of water retention. The fluid will go back down. ...Read more

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Just curious. Why do hips hurt during period so much? I know mine do, not sure about other women.

Just curious. Why do hips hurt during period so much? I know mine do, not sure about other women.

Congestion & Cramps: During Menstruation, pelvic cramps and congestion can make your hips feel sore and heavy. Every women expresses menstrual discomfort differently. Pain radiating or transferred elsewhere is different for different women. Some Ibuprofen should help. ...Read more

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My left kidney hurts. It hurts while peeing and after. Right one hurts from time to time. Both hurt during period. Should I be worried?

Get checked: A urinalysis would be a quick, easy, and cheap way to make sure you don't have an infection. A good history and exam can rule out other things. See your doctor for an evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why does my right side hurt so bad during period?

Cramping: There is some normal cramping that occurs during periods; however, if it is severe pain, you should get evaluated for endometriosis, where some endometrial tissue attaches outside the uterus and can cause similar symptoms. ...Read more

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My period started on the seventh last month n only lasted 3 n half days when its normally 7 can I be pregnant being two days late but my ovaries hurt?

My period started on the seventh last month n only lasted 3 n half days when its normally 7 can I be pregnant being two days late but my ovaries hurt?

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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Day late for period both ovaries hurt I been trying with fiance he is hoping I am but it will be my first am I pregnant? Something else??

Day late for period both ovaries hurt I been trying with fiance he is hoping I am but it will be my first am I pregnant? Something else??

Pregnancy Test: Home pregnancy tests are 99% accurate for detecting pregnancy. They are available at a drug store for $10-20. The home pregnancy tests are a urine test for human chorionic gonadotropin, which increases gradually after implantation. Some advocate taking the test a week after a missed period. However, talk with your OB/GYN, get an exam, and get educated about the best methods and blood testing too. ...Read more

Ovary (Definition)

The usually paired female or hermaphroditic reproductive organ that produces ova and, in vertebrates, estrogen and ...Read more