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Doctor insights on: Severe Mittelschmerz Phenomenon

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Dr. Daniel Rychlik
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Mittelschmerz (Definition)

It usually mid cycle pain that ...Read more


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What is mittelschmerz?

What is mittelschmerz?

Mittelschmerz: Is the pelvic pain that some women experience during ovulation. ...Read more

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What can cause mittelschmerz?

What can cause mittelschmerz?

Ovulation: Mittelschmerz means "middle pain." it is a discomfort that occurs when the egg is released from the ovary. It occurs at cycle day 14, at the middle of an average 28 day menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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What are mittelschmerz symptoms?

What are mittelschmerz symptoms?

Ovulation pain.: Mittelschmerz is pain experienced in the pelvis or lower abdomen during the time of ovulation. It may last a few hours to a few days. ...Read more

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Do you suffer from mittelschmerz?

Do you suffer from mittelschmerz?

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

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What are symptoms of mittelschmerz?

What are  symptoms of mittelschmerz?

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

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How much time does mittelschmerz last?

How much time does mittelschmerz last?

Short lasting: Mittelschmerz can occur during ovulation and would be short lasting (hours). If bleeding into the follicle occurs and a hemorrhagic corpus luteum develops, the pain can last days. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of mittelschmerz?

What are the symptoms of mittelschmerz?

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

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How will I know if I have Mittelschmerz?

How will I know if I have Mittelschmerz?

Excluding: Excluding other conditions is critical. Even in the proper setting: mid cycle ovulating female it is imperative that other causes of abd pain be excluded, i.e: appendicitis. ...Read more