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Ovulation - Fallacies in Predicting Ovulation Time

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Ovulation Pain

Pain and discomfort experienced by some women during the time of ovulation is called ovulation pain or "mittelschmerz" or mid-cycle pain.

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Some women experience pain and discomfort during the time of ovulation which is called ovulation pain or "Mittelschmerz" or mid-cycle pain. Ovulation pain is centered on the lower right or left side of the abdomen. The pain is usually mild to moderate and does not interfere with woman's daily activities. Often, this pain is confused with the pain caused by appendicitis.

Ovulation Pain: Mid Cycle Pain

In addition, the woman may also suffer from nausea, headaches and migraine associated with the pain.

Ovulation Pain: Headache

Causes for Ovulation pain

The exact cause for ovulation pain is unknown. However, following theories have been suggested:

  • The growing follicle may stretch the membrane of the ovary, causing the pain.
  • The bursting of the mature follicle may release small amounts of fluid and blood that may irritate the abdominal lining and may cause pain.
  • The fallopian tube may experience spasm during the time of ovulation and may cause pain.
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Ovulation pain can be relieved to some extent by placing a heat pad on the abdomen, taking a long warm bath, relaxing or taking a nap. If the pain is severe, you need to see a doctor to rule out other health problems. The doctor may prescribe a painkiller or an oral contraceptive to treat the pain.

Reference:

  1. Signs of Ovulation - (https://americanpregnancy.org/getting-pregnant/signs-of-ovulation/)
  2. Contraception - (https://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/contraception/index.htm)
  3. The Ovulation Method: Natural Family Planning - By John Billings
  4. A Clinical Guide for Contraception - By Leon Speroff, Philip D. Darney
  5. Women's Health: A Practical Guide for Healthcare Professionals - By Sarah Bekaert

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Doris1513

I am 23 years old me and my husband been trying to get pregnant since 3yrs but no luck at all my period stop on 4-29-14 and my cycle its. 32 days when should I been ovulation

agyemang

I had miscarriages on the 29 jan. 2014 and had my mess on 12 feb. 2014, again march 12 and again 28 march 2014 help me check my next mess.

GLORIAUCHE

I just finished my period which started on the 2nd of dDecember 2013 and ended on the 7th of December 2013. When is my ovulation and most fertile days to get pregnant?

Lethu

Last month I calculat my sycle day and I have unprotected sex 4 days from my ovulation day but I did'nt conceive so what am I suppose to do now coz my boy friend stay far

Shantel15

Had my ovulation date on d 7th and I had sex,how long should I wait before I ve a pregnacy test?

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