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    Ovulation is a stage of the female menstrual cycle, which involves the release of an egg from one of the ovaries. For most women, ovulation takes place about once every month until menopause, apart...


    Ovulation is a stage of the female menstrual cycle, which involves the release of an egg from one of the ovaries. For most women, ovulation takes place about once every month until menopause, apart from episodes of pregnancy and breastfeeding. About one in five women experience pain and discomfort all through ovulation. The duration of the pain varies from one woman to the after that, but ranges from a few minutes to 48 hours. In most cases, ovulation pain doesn’t mean that whatever thing is wrong. However, brutal pain may sometimes be symptomatic of gynecological conditions including endometriosis. See your doctor if your ovulation cramp lasts longer than three days or is associated with other unusual menstrual symptoms, such as heavy bleeding. Ovulation cramp is also known as mid-cycle pain and mittelschmerz.

    Symptoms

    The symptoms of ovulation cramp can include, pain in the lower abdomen, just inside the hip bone. The pain classically occurs about two weeks before the menstrual period is due. The pain is felt on the right or left side, depending on which ovary is producing an egg. The pain may switch from one side to the other from one cycle to the next, or remain on one side for a few cycles. The pain sensation varies between individuals. As for example, it could feel like uncomfortable pressure, twinges, sharp pains or cramps. The duration of the cramp may range anywhere from a minute to 48 hours.

    Theories on possible causes

    The exact reason of ovulation pain is not clear, but theories include emerging follicle are the hormones that prompt the ovaries to produce around 20 follicles. Each follicle contains an immature egg but only one follicle by and large survives to maturity. It is hypothetical that ovulation pain is caused because of the expanding follicle which stretches the membrane of the ovary. Ruptured follicle is a circumstance wherein when the egg is mature, it bursts from the follicle. This may cause slight bleeding. The peritoneum might be irritated by the blood or fluids from the ruptured follicle and this may trigger the pain.

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    2 Responses to “Cramps during ovulation”

    1. lisa says:

      When I am exercise whether it be jogging, spinning, or any cardio activity I develop cramps usually near my lower right side of my stomach. It lasts about 10 minutes or until I walk it off. Then I am fine to resume my exercise. I have noticed that it happens near the ovulation time but I sure can’t make a connection. I don’t always get this pain every month but about once every two to three months. Can you help explain what the problem might be and what I can do to alleviate the cramping. I sometimes will attribute it to having to move my bowels but not sure why it would happen at this time during the month.

    2. MARIE VILLARREAL says:

      I HAVE BEEN CRAMPING EVERY DAY I OVULATED ON 05 JUNE 2009. DO YOU THINK ITS AN EARLY SIGN OF PREGNANCY?

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