Ovulation Pain

Ovulation pain is otherwise known as mittelschmerz. This pain is usually felt in the lower abdomen on the side of the ovary that releases an egg to fertilize. Ovulation usually occurs during the middle of the menstrual cycle (14th day) in women, and the pain is associated with it. If the pain is severe, pain medications can help.

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Is hysterectomy the only treatment option for endometriosis?

Query: Hello doctor, Do I have to get a hysterectomy if I have severe endometriosis and not debilitating pain? I am suspected of endometriosis. I have uncomfortable ovulation pain recently and started having pain in the left ovary. Pain goes down to the leg every now and then, and I also get pain in the t...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I appreciate the details you shared, but before making any comment, I request you to share your reports for my better assessment. Also, when is your lap appointment? If you have any other details, please share with me, like how many days you are having this problem? ...  Read Full »

What can I do to prevent pregnancy after sex on day 15 of the cycle?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 161 cm and 78 kg and taking Crestor. I had intercourse on the night of my 15th day of the cycle using the withdrawal method, and the next day early morning (day 16 of the cycle), I felt the ovulation pain. I took four pills of Zahra (same contains as Yasmin) 12 hours after interco...  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You had followed the withdrawal method. Secondly, you had taken emergency pills within 12 hours. You had taken maximum precautions, which we can do. Further, do take precautions of having safe intercourse during this cycle also. You had felt ovulation pain, but it is no...  Read Full »

Why do I get intense pelvic pain in the middle of my cycle?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old. And about five or six times in the past year, I have experienced intense, nauseating pain that I can only guess is ovarian, but I cannot find anything on the internet to really pinpoint it. It alternates sides, lasts for a couple of hours, and is always between days ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The pain you have been experiencing is most likely the ovulatory pain, typical to occur in the midcycle when one has regular cycles of 28-30 days, or if you have you menstrual periods of varying dates, you can observe that exactly 14 days prior to the menstrual perio...  Read Full »

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 icliniq.com. 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 »

Is cramping after intercourse a positive sign of pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am planning my second baby. We had unprotected sex. My last month periods were twelve days before that. Two days after the intercourse, I got cramps. I visited the doctor, and she said you are ovulating. Still, some cramps are there, and there is a white watery discharge. My periods...  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is true that you should have some pain while you are ovulating. But ovulation pain mostly lasts for four to five hours only. If it is from seven to eight days, then it can be due to some other reason like acidity or stomach infection, which leads to some cramps. W...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi doctor, I am 28 years old. Eight months ago, I got married. Now, I am trying to conceive. I am getting period like cramps 12 days before period, mainly on the right side of the lower abdomen. Pain ranges from mild to severe. My hormones are normal, but AMH is 7.01 ng/mL. My TVS before and after p...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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?

Query: Hi doctor, I am getting abdominal pain twice every month. Once during the first day of my period, and then in the middle lower abdomen (where the uterus is) on the 9th day of my period. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Kamalpreet Kaur Nagpal

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

Can the lower abdomen pain be due to ovulation?

Query: Hello doctor, For the past two days, I am feeling a mild pain on my lower abdomen and having a feeling that my bowels are not getting cleared. I had my last period about two months back. My periods have become irregular since then. Last month, I got examined and was detected having a uterine fibroid...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The best way to check for an ovulation pain or mittelschmerz is to check for LH (luteinizing hormone) surge with an ovulation kit. If the test is positive, then you are likely to ovulate or have ovulated already. The pain can also be due to submucosal fibroid. I sugge...  Read Full »

Kindly recommend a drug to stop ovulation and menstruation permanently.

Query: Hello doctor, I want to stop having menstrual period. I am 38 and widowed. I go through pains in both period and ovulation. Kindly recommend a drug that can stop ovulation and menstruation permanently. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Uzma Arqam

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. For stopping menses, few medical options are there but you have to be on hormones continuously and it could have some long-term side effects as well. But, if you go for a surgical option, it would be permanent with no side effects. You can have continuous Progestero...  Read Full »

Having pain in left ovary, and it increases during exercise. Is it ovarian cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 33 years old female, and I have had three c-sections and normal regular periods. My menstrual cycle three months back was short and lighter, and I ovulated about a week early. I noticed some pain, which almost reminded me of implantation pain. This continued on and off with pain an...  Read Full »


Dr. Shalaka Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. After undergoing three cesarean sections, it is quite possible to have intra-abdominal adhesions. Which may give rise to intermittent pain associated with the bowel movements. The pain that you experienced could be mid cycle ovulation pain. As you have undergone tr...  Read Full »

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