Mittelschmerz is the medical term for the pain associated with ovulation. It is usually one-sided (on the side of the ovary that is ovulating), cramp-like, sharp, sudden, and can be accompanied by mild vaginal discharge.

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What could be the reason for period symptoms in 20 days of normal cycle?

Query: Hi doctor, We are trying for a baby for three months. I have been facing a couple of issues. I feel the symptoms of periods within 18 to 20 days of my previous cycle. My regular cycle was between 25 to 28 days before. I was taking Folvite (Folic acid tablet) but started using iron tablets for two m...  Read Full »

Dr. Kamalpreet Kaur Nagpal

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The feeling of symptoms like periods but not actually having bleeding could be due to ovulation pain, what is called in medical terms is Mittelschmerz's pain. If your cycles are ovulatory, all the more good. Try for conception in the middle of your cycle days, say in ...  Read Full »

Please explain the reason for menstrual cramps 10 days before period.

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Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

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Answer: Hi, Welcome to I do understand your concern and due respect for that. It is hardly 8 months that you are planning for pregnancy, which is really not very long time that you should think over so much. I suggest you Folic acid tablets, once daily in the morning after food.¬†This tablet wi...  Read Full »

Why do I get abdominal pain on the first and ninth day of my period?

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Dr. Kamalpreet Kaur Nagpal

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Many individuals experience such pain. The period day pain is dysmenorrhoea (pain due to menses). The mid-cycle pain is ovulation pain called as Mittelschmerz in our term, due to the release of the egg. This usually indicates the ovulatory cycle.  Read Full »

Longer cycles and constant spotting. Should I be afraid that I am not fertile?

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Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You seem to be experiencing periods irregularity since last two months where I believe your stress levels have been high, which could have delayed your menses. The presence of continued spotting from the mid cycle to till date in this cycle is possibly due to serum ...  Read Full »

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