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Dr. Philip Chenette
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Ovulation (Definition)

Ovulation is the act of the ovary releasing the egg after it has been hormonally prepared, to be ...Read more


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Is cramping normal during ovulation? While laying in bed it feels like I have light cramps on my right side?

Is cramping normal during ovulation? While laying in bed it feels like I have light cramps on my right side?

Yes: Some women are so attuned to their bodies that they can actually feel when they are ovulating, and which side it is happening on that month! This cramping you feel could be exactly that, especially when you are lying still. ...Read more

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Can you ovulate twice in a month I had pinchy ovulation pain and cramps in left side 3/4 days ago and the same today but the right side? Thank you

Can you ovulate twice in a month I had pinchy ovulation pain and cramps in left side 3/4 days ago and the same today but the right side? Thank you

Extremely unlikely: It is extremely unlikely for a woman to ovulate twice in a months, but in medicine never say never. If in doubt, do a pregnancy test and stay on birth control. ...Read more

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I had cramps on my left side at day 11 then on day 14 I had sharp pains on my right side which day would I have ovulated please?

I had cramps on my left side at day 11 then on day 14 I had sharp pains on my right side which day would I have ovulated please?

Imposible to say: It's impossible to say just based on the pains you describe. Sometimes a woman has pain on the opposite side that she ovulates on.... It's not always a very precise indicator of where ovulation occurred. The only way to really tell is by ultrasound to see where the follicle was where the egg was released from. ...Read more

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How long should you cramp on the one side after ovulation?

How long should you cramp on the one side after ovulation?

24 to 48 hours: Most women cramp 24 to 48 hours. Some women who have endometriosis may cramp for longer time and almost up to their period or till they have a positive pregnancy test. Some women with a cyst may also cramp longer. ...Read more

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I am cramping 3 days past ovulation on the right side, does this mean something?

I am cramping 3 days past ovulation on the right side, does this mean something?

Probably not: But keep a close eye on things and get medical attention if it worsens or other symptoms (like fever or nausea) develop. ...Read more

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I had painful cramp on my left side. Is it my ovulation? As I did not have any muscus nor discharge.

I had painful cramp on my left side. Is it my ovulation? As I did not have any muscus nor discharge.

Could be: It is possible. They often occur 2 weeks after your period if you have periods every month
take some ibuprofen and water to relax
best wishes
dr M ...Read more

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6 days after ovulating had cramps on left side with pink tinge when wiping after urinuating and fleshy colored lumps (about 4 small) in toilet. Why?

6 days after ovulating had cramps on left side with pink tinge when wiping after urinuating and fleshy colored lumps (about 4 small) in toilet. Why?

Old Blood: Likely when you say ovulation I think your mistaking your menstrual period with ovulation. Ovulation is the release of an egg not a period. 2 weeks after ovulation women then have a menstrual period, which is the shedding of the uterus. The fleshy colored lumps were likely dried blood clots that you were still passing. Your OK. ...Read more

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Miscarried 12-11-13 7wks. Could I be ovulating again? I have some mild cramping on my left side. How much time do I have? Its only been a few hours.

Probably not: If you just miscarried on dec 11 (and today being dec 21) it would be too soon to ovulate again. Depending on how far along you were when you miscarried, it can take up to 6 weeks to begin cycling again. The farther along you were, the longer it can take. ...Read more

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Every other month or so for about 9 months I've had cramps on my left side at ovulation. This month had a very light period. Possible causes?

Every other month or so for about 9 months I've had cramps on my left side at ovulation. This month had a very light period. Possible causes?

Multiple: Could be a cyst on that ovary or a fibroid on the uterus sitting next to the ovary. You could have endometriosis or there could be scarring near that tube. Or you may just be sensitive to ovulation, which is less likely given the time span. ...Read more

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My cycle is 26 days, now am on day 8, I have mild cramps on my right side and when I wipe I had a slipery clear discharge, am I ovulating this early?

My cycle is 26 days, now am on day 8, I have mild cramps on my right side and when I wipe I had a slipery clear discharge, am I ovulating this early?

Unlikely, but possib: You may want to use an ovulation kit to figure this out, if you are trying to have a baby, but you are more likely to be a week away from ovulation, hope that helps? ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have cramps on one side of stomach after 4days into ovulation?

What does it mean when you have cramps on one side of stomach after 4days into ovulation?

Ovulation: Your could have a small cyst consistent with ovulation from the ovary on that side. This is normal, though you may not always notice it every month. ...Read more

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I think I had ovulation cramps on one side, but it was a day after my period ended. Is that normal or even possible?

I think I had ovulation cramps on one side, but it was a day after my period ended. Is that normal or even possible?

Maybe: Ovulation occurs 2 weeks prior to your period. So, if you have 21 days between the first days of your cycles, you could ovulate on day 7. If you bleed for 6 days, then ovulation would be a day after you finish your period. A way to double check is keep a calendar of your cycles and the ovulation pain and see if you get your period 14 days after the ovulation pain. ...Read more

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Can having slight cramping on the days after ovulation possibly mean that you've conceived? Been feeling cramping on the left side?

Can having slight cramping on the days after ovulation possibly mean that you've conceived? Been feeling cramping on the left side?

Not normally: Cramping is not usually a sign of conception. You can take a pregnancy test if you miss your period. This is much better than trying to guess based on symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be cramping on 1 side or the other after ovulation. It's not painful. Had unprotected sex before and after ovulation?

Is it normal to be cramping on 1 side or the other after ovulation. It's not painful. Had unprotected sex before and after ovulation?

Yes: Usually only one ovary releases an egg during a cycle. There is a little bit of fluid that is released during this process which can cause some irritation of the lining of the abdomen resulting in cramps. Some women are sensitive and can "tell" when they ovulate but you should never depend on this as a form of birth control. ...Read more

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Got a positive ovulation test 24 hours before sex. Also had sex after side cramping. Are my chances high? Sex 24 hours after ovulation?

Got a positive ovulation test 24 hours before sex. Also had sex after side cramping. Are my chances high? Sex 24 hours after ovulation?

Timing is correct: For TTC. Ovulation usually happens between 24-48 hours after a natural LH surge, which is what OPK picks up. Good wishes and good luck. ...Read more

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Last period march 13.Ovulation on the 27 & this morning april 4 I have been having cramping and sharp pains in the lower right side what does that mea?

Last period march 13.Ovulation on the 27 & this morning april 4 I have been having cramping and sharp pains in the lower right side what does that mea?

Cyst vs ectopic: It is critical that you seek help soon to sort this out. Pain on one side of you abdomen could mean a cyst is rupturing, a normal pregnancy is just beginning or an abnormal pregnancy, such as an ectopic, is forming. When pregnancies form outside the uterus, this could be a dangerous situation for you. Please see your provider and get this sorted out soon! ...Read more

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Dull feeling of tender pressure/fullness in LRQ for 3 days plus some cramping. Worse with pressure on left or right side. Usually have pain when I ovulate which was a week ago, but this is different. What might cause this?

Multiple causes: ovarian cyst appendicitis, . pelvic inflammatory disease, possible infection/STD, colitis or infection for starters. Any unexplained RLQ pain should be evaluated immediately at the ER.-NOW! Please have someone transport you to the ER asap. ...Read more

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I ovulated 4 days ago and now I have cramp like pain on the left side of my abdomen I am TTC could this be implantation pain??

I ovulated 4 days ago and now I have cramp like pain on the left side of my abdomen I am TTC could this be implantation pain??

Unlikely: Implantation may cause some spotting, but it is unlikely for it to cause noticeable pain. The pain that you're having is more likely to be pain related to fluid from the ruptured follicle when it released an egg. That fluid can be irritating to your pelvis. The pain, as long as it is moderate, should go away on its own but if it worsens or persists longer than 48 hours, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Trying to conceive. I ovulated about a week ago, now I'm having bad cramping on the right side. Could this be implantation cramps?

Trying to conceive. I ovulated about a week ago, now I'm having bad cramping on the right side. Could this be implantation cramps?

Possible: Implantation generally occurs 6 1/2 to 7 days after ovulation and fertilization. Some women will increase implantation bleeding and/or some mild cramping; but if you do not have it, it does not mean you are not pregnant. Hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more

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Light cramps right side 2 days post ovulation. Now having clear CM but more than usual. Used pull out method. What are chances of pregnancy?

Light cramps right side 2 days post ovulation. Now having clear CM but more than usual. Used pull out method. What are chances of pregnancy?

No way to tell: It is too early to detect a pregnancy. If you miss your period, take a home pregnancy test. Over the counter tests can detect pregnancy as early as a day or two past your expected period. The pull out method is not as effective as other means of birth control. You might want to see your doctor for a more reliable method. ...Read more

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Started bleeding 5 days early had unprotected sex 3 days before ovulation and only light cramps on one side like when I ovulate implantation bleeding?

Started bleeding 5 days early had unprotected sex 3 days before ovulation and only light cramps on one side like when I ovulate implantation bleeding?

Possible: 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. If you are trying to avoid pregnancy considering your age please see your doctor to discuss birth control options. If you are trying to get pregnant take a prenatal vitamin. ...Read more