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What Causes Ovulation Pain
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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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