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Severe Mittelschmerz Phenomenon
Are there any links between mittelschmerz(severe sharp pain) and ovarian cancer? I also have bloating, fatigue, increased vaginal discharges, ovarian fdg uptakes. How concerned should I be?
Not much: This is a sharp pain in the middle of the menstrual cycle felt to be related to the release of one of the eggs from the ovary. Generally it is mild, sometimes more striking and some women find comfort in the discomfort as an indication that their system is working properly. Suffering is too strong a word for this pain. ...Read more
Abdominal Cramping: Usually mittelschmerz occurs around cycle day 14, upon ovulation. Symptoms can vary. It can be a sharp pain on either side of the lower abdomen (or both), or a dull lower abdominal cramping pain that lasts minutes to hours. This pain usually resolves. If it persists or worsens, then contact your health care provider. ...Read more
Lower abdominal pain: Mittelschmerz or pain associated with ovulation will be felt on the right or left side in the lower abdomen. This pain can be intense & associated with bloating, constipation. It can present just like appendicitis. Cyclic recurrence and timing in the cycle help the diagnosis. Typically it lasts 1-3 days. Women usually experience more intense ovulatory pain as they get into their mid-30's and up. ...Read more