Does it hurt to ovulate?

(14 Posts)
delilah89 Fri 01-Nov-13 13:32:48

Really stupid question but half way through my cycle I get terrible pains in my abdomen and a bit bloated. Is this ovulation?
Thanks

keepswimming1 Fri 01-Nov-13 13:38:12

OH YES,
Mine hurts like hell - Just remember its a good sign at least you know roughly when your ovulating

ZingWantsCake Fri 01-Nov-13 13:44:30

yep, painful.
I can even tell which ovary is active.

Yup. I find I get bloating and it is accompanied by a headache and it evolves into a one sided sharp ache with a constipated, poker up arse type sensation. Useful but bloody annoying.

delilah89 Fri 01-Nov-13 13:47:12

ah - interesting.
For how many days after this are you fertile?

...or does it not work like that?
Thanks!

DeathMetalMum Fri 01-Nov-13 13:51:04

We concieved both dc this way, I think the evening I had the pains and the morning after both quite quickly after thinking of 'trying' too.

delilah89 Fri 01-Nov-13 13:55:33

So you reckon just 24 hours after the pains-ish?

You are generally fertile for a few days before you ovulate, you should notice a change in cervical fluid a few days before you ovulate and it is ideal for sperm to survive in. Once you've ovulated the egg deteriorates pretty quickly. It's dependent on a few factors but you're talking hours only. Certainly after 12 hours you'd expect the egg to be pretty much unusable.

Problem is, you don't know if the pain you're experiencing is ovulation or something leading up to it. I know from experience that I get the bloated, bruised feeling while I'm gearing up for ovulation and a sharp pain while actually ovulating. I am then left with a weird, irritated, constipated type feeling (which my obstetrician reckons is probably the effect of having ovulated, v common in his experience and he says that the slight bleeding caused by the egg releasing can irritate the pelvic cavity and that feels like a weird, constipated sensation).

VJONES1985 Fri 01-Nov-13 14:28:13

I'm now feeling like a bit of a weirdo for not having terrible pains and symptoms! Yesterday I was tired and queasy with a headache and it was around ovulation but may not have been linked to it at all. Other than that, I sometimes get a sharp pain on one side but mostly nothing...

bonzo77 Fri 01-Nov-13 14:40:56

i get this. when I started charting I realised that the pains are actually in the run up to ovulation, and stop about 2 days after. Theoretically makes it easy to work out my "fertile" days.

delilah89 Fri 01-Nov-13 15:05:09

Ah - so the idea is to have the sperm waiting around, as it were, for the egg's release?

VJONES1985 Fri 01-Nov-13 15:08:58

Yes, sperm can live for up to five days in the right conditions so it's best to start dtd one or two days before ovulation, then continuing for the next few days just to cover all bases!

delilah89 Fri 01-Nov-13 15:13:14

Thank you - I understand now. Think we missed the boat this month.

VJONES1985 Fri 01-Nov-13 15:14:37

Delilah - how are you tracking your cycle? Are you looking at cm and cp? Using opks? None of the above?

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