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No.: Ovulation pains occur only doing ovulation, which is the process of releasing an egg from the ovary, which occurs approximately in the middle of the cycle (halfway between periods). Pains or symptoms that occur are only ovulation symptoms if they are specifically related to ovulation. ...Read more
Days prior to ovulation one can find clear thin cervical mucus, bloating, and cramping. Usually the act of ovulation may not produce any type of discomfort at all. Some may feel slight cramping with ovulation due to the release of follicular fluid
or a small amount of blood from the surface of the ovary. ...Read more
I haven't been ovulating for 3months all of a sudden I feel ovulation symptoms, what could have possibly changed in my body?
Ovulation: It is not uncommon for a patient who does not ovulate regularly and may frequently skip several periods to spontaneously ovulate on her own without medication. Some patients with ovulation dysfunction have periods every 5 to 6 weeks, and some have periods only once or twice a year or even less frequently. The frequency of ovulation in a particular patient can also vary with weight gain or loss. ...Read more
No: A woman's body doesn't have any immediate changes upon fertilization because her body doesn't know her egg got fertilized until a few days later. ...Read more
Yes: Its possible, but if its a day before your actual period you are not ovulating then. Symptoms can be helpful but don't trust them too much; symptoms do not predict anything exactly. ...Read more
I have been on cryselle for almost a year. For the last two months I have had ovulation symptoms. Should I be concerned?
Not likely ovulating: With the pill, it's unlikely you are ovulating. If, by chance, you are, the pill does other things to reduce fertility, like thicken cervical mucus and thin the endometrial lining to prevent implantation. If you are concerned, however, you need to talk to your GYN. Maybe a different pill would work better. ...Read more
14 days before: Ovulation occurs 14 days before your next menstrual cycle. If you had a menstrual cycle every 21 days then yes you would be ovulating on day 7. The best way to know if you are ovulating is to use a home ovulation kit available at any pharmacy. This is more reliable that tracking symptoms. ...Read more
I charted my ovulation and I've had ovulation symptoms these past few days. Now I have a sharp pain on my right side. Do cysts form after ovulation?
Yes: Ovarian cyst form in women of childbearing age as a result of ovulation. Most are normal and disappear after a few weeks. However some persists and even grow. Some can rupture. There is a condition called "mittelschmerz" that occurs around ovulation as a result of growth and release of the egg. It can cause abdominal cramping than might last a couple of hours. One in five women experience this. ...Read more
I had unprotected sex 5 days before getting ovulation symptoms, how likely is it I'll get pregnant?
Low possibility: If your periods are regular. Released sperms will not last longer than 3days ...Read more
Can you still experience ovulation discharge while on the pill or any of the ovulation symptoms while on the pill?
Not usually: The hormones in the pill usually prevent the ovulating cervical mucus but they don't always block ovulation and the symptoms associated with a functional cyst and it's rupture at the time of ovulation can still occur. This is most likely with the triphasic pills and least likely with the ones with more active pills in the pack (24 vs. 21). Hope this helps. ...Read more
I've had my period for 6 years and I've never had ovulation symptoms but since my last ovulation and now my current one, I'm getting them. Why?
Watch and wait: Women will see variations is their cycles and their symptoms from time to time. They will usually fix themselves after 3 or 4 cycles. If it doesn't and you have continued symptoms, see you doctor for evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more
I took an ovulation test which came back negative but I am having ovulation symptoms-headache, vaginal discharge. Could I in fact be ovulating?
How long does ovulation symptoms last? I usually feel light cramps and bloated some light headaches for about a week before ovulation. Is it normal?
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