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Is ovulation pain serious?

Is ovulation pain serious?

No: It can be a mild "twinge" or cramping, but never serious unless there is a large ovarian cyst present. ...Read more

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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What causes ovulation pain?

What causes ovulation pain?

Cyst rupture: The ovarian cyst actually ruptures to release the egg. The inherent damage to the ovarian capsule could be the source of the pain. The amount of pain varies from woman to woman and from cycle to cycle. ...Read more

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Can sex stop ovulation pain?

Can sex stop ovulation pain?

Not impossible: But i wouldn't count on it. You can always try and see. ...Read more

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Is ovulation pain last for 4 days?

No: Usually the ovulation pain is present is very short, one day if that. ...Read more

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How long does the ovulation pain last?

Shortlived: Ovulation pain typically lasts for 1 day. It is short lived and dissipates fairly quickly. ...Read more

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Is there a such thing as ovulation pain?

Is there a such thing as ovulation pain?

Certainly: Yes, it's extremely common and is often called 'mittelschmerz' which means middle-pain. ...Read more

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Ovulation pain. Is this common? Only left side.

Ovulation pain. Is this common? Only left side.

Sometimes: Some women do experience pain with ovulation. It is called mittelschmerz and occurs due to stretching of the ovary with ovulation or due to the release of fluid on ovulation. You can read more about it at: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/mittelschmerz/basics/definition/con-20025507 ...Read more

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Does ovulation pain mean im going 2ovulate soon?

Does ovulation pain mean im going 2ovulate soon?

Ovarian cyst: A cyst (follicle) ruptures each month as you ovulate. In some women, this causes a lot of pain but others have no or minor cramping. If it happens at the same time each month, it is a good sign for ovulation. Sometimes, the follicle (cyst) that contains the egg that you should ovulate grows bigger and the egg inside stops developing. The cyst nay rupture and cause more pain or discomfort. ...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 exactly is going on to cause ovulation pain?

What exactly is going on to cause ovulation pain?

Fast follicle growth: In the final days before ovulation the dominant follicle grows rapidly, and it is usually this rapid growth of the dominant follicle that women feel. When the egg actually releases from the follicle, that happens because of a thinning of the wall of the follicle and the egg "leaks" out, not "bursts" out as many women think. So the pain sensation typically precedes actual ovulation. ...Read more

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How many days is it normal to feel ovulation pain?

How many days is it normal to feel ovulation pain?

Ovulation: Discomfort or pain associated with ovulation is from small amount of blood and fluid liberated with the egg from the follicle. Can last 24-48 hours. If severe try motrin-like drugs if not attempting conception. For long term relief take birth control pills to suppress ovulation. If pain still persistent may need evaluation for other causes of pain like endometriosis. ...Read more

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Does ovulation pain normally happen on the day yu ovulate?

Mittelschmerz: Ovulation pain (ie mittelschmerz) can be on or around ovulation 2 or 3 days usually. ...Read more

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Ovulation pain lasting over a week? Is this normal? Thankyou

Ovulation pain lasting over a week? Is this normal? Thankyou

Unlikely: Ovulation pain (mittelscherz) is discomfort felt by one in five women at the middle of her menstrual cycle when the egg releasing from the ovary. The duration of the pain can vary ranging from a few minutes to 48 hrs. In some women with endometriosis the ovulation if occurring near pelvic scaring can trigger more severe pain which persists longer. If repetitive see your doc. ...Read more

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I suffer with really painful ovulation pain. Should I be worried?

I suffer with really painful ovulation pain. Should I be worried?

Pain with ovulation: 34 F suffers with really painful ovulation pain. Asks: Should I be worried? ANS: really bad pain worries everyone including you and your Dr. So need to find out the cause and treat cause. May be just normal ovulation pain but as it worries you you need to tell your Dr and discuss. Let us know what it is from. ...Read more

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How long does ovulation pain last and what can I do to relieve it?

How long does ovulation pain last and what can I do to relieve it?

Ovulation: Discomfort or pain associated with ovulation is from small amount of blood and fluid liberated with the egg from the follicle. Can last 24-48 hours. If severe try motrin-like drugs if not attempting conception. For long term relief take birth control pills to suppress ovulation. If pain still persistent may need evaluation for other causes of pain like endometriosis. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have ovulation pain before, during or after ovulating?

Yes!: Peri-ovulatory pain can be before, during, or after ovulation. It doesn't usually last more than around 48 hours. ...Read more

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How long would ovulation pain last and what can I do to relieve the pain?

Ibuprofen: If not allergic, or contraindicated usually Ibuprofen 600 mg three times per day is beneficial. ...Read more

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How common is it to have ovulation pain before, during and after ovulating?

How common is it to have ovulation pain before, during and after ovulating?

Mittelschmerz: I am not a gynecologist i know ovuation pain if can occur during and after ovulation. Mittelschmerz may last a few minutes to a few hours or 2 to 3 days. Rarely it can be longer than this. Hopefully, a gynecologist will also address this question to clarify whether the pain can occur before ovulation. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many days is it normal to feel ovulation pain during each ovulation cycle?

Can you let me know how many days is it normal to feel ovulation pain during each ovulation cycle?

Mittelschmerz: Mittelschmerz may last a few hours or 2 to 3 days. Rarely it can be longer than this. Only about 20% of women experience this & it may be intermittent. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Rychlik
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Mittelschmerz (Definition)

It usually mid cycle pain that ...Read more