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What is this midcycle abdominal period like pain all about?

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Angela Zhang
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In brief: Mittelschmerz

Mittelschmerz is the mid-cycle abdominal pain that occurs in women just before, during, or after ovulation (when an egg is released from the ovaries).
It usually is one-sided, can last a few minutes to a few hours, and is sharp/cramping. No treatment is necessary but you may take pain relievers such as Ibuprofen for prolonged or intense pain.

In brief: Mittelschmerz

Mittelschmerz is the mid-cycle abdominal pain that occurs in women just before, during, or after ovulation (when an egg is released from the ovaries).
It usually is one-sided, can last a few minutes to a few hours, and is sharp/cramping. No treatment is necessary but you may take pain relievers such as Ibuprofen for prolonged or intense pain.
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