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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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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? I've always had it and have told my ob/gyn. I'm worried about underlying issues. I've had one child and I'm 35.

What causes ovulation pain? I've always had it and have told my ob/gyn. I'm worried about underlying issues. I've had one child and I'm 35.

Have you told OBGYN?: Have you told your OB GYN MD that you are concerned about underlying issues with mid-cycle pain? If not, it is time to have that discussion and evaluation to be certain that it is "only ovulation pain" A 2nd opinion may also be helpful from an alternate OB GYN MD if there is no response to your initial conversation with him/her. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if ovulation pain becomes really painful ? And it tends to be on the right side, what could cause ovulation pain to be painful?

Should i be concerned if ovulation pain becomes really painful ? And it tends to be on the right side, what could cause ovulation pain to be painful?

Different facotrs: There could be other reasons for "ovulation pain" as the presence of an ovarian cyst. Some women experience "ovulation pain" more then others. In order to distinguish between an "ovulation pain" an other conditions you can schedule an appointment with an obgyn for an exam and a pelvic sonogram with you next ovualtion. ...Read more

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What is the cause of ovulation pain? Recently have different type of pain in lower abdomen during period. History of removing endometriosis & cyst.

Mittelschmerz: ovulation pain (mittelschmerz) is cause by first the actual rupture of the cyst causing a sharp sudden pain with some residual discomfort afterwards. But many ovulated cysts will also bleed slightly and the blood irritates the perineum causing often a couple days of crampy to sharp pain. Endometriosis rarely goes away completely and pain with bleeding more likely that or adenomyosis ...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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White lotiony cum and ovulation pain, what could this be caused by?

White lotiony cum and ovulation pain, what could this be caused by?

Ovulation?: Pre-ovulation mucus is thin, clear, and watery. Combining this with ovulation pain it may be consistent with you releasing the egg. ...Read more

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What causes pelvic pain during ovulation, sex?

Several possible: Many possible causes, but the combination of mid-cycle pain with painful sex is very often due to endometriosis. You would need to see a physician to sort this out further. ...Read more

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I'm having ovulation pain. Could Clomid (clomiphene) be the cause?

I'm having ovulation pain. Could Clomid (clomiphene) be the cause?

Yes: Clomiphene is a stimulant to the ovaries. It raises the FSH levels and triggers development of follicles. The ovaries enlarge as the follicle develops. Some women produce a large number of folicles, adding to the stretching sensation. Most of the time these symptoms are minimal, but on occasion can be quite uncomfortable. Almost always the symptoms are short-lived. ...Read more

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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

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Can sex stop ovulation pain?

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

Dr. Daniel Rychlik
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Mittelschmerz (Definition)

It usually mid cycle pain that ...Read more