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Leftie / righty or ambidextrous ovaries?

(8 Posts)
JustShaggingForNow Fri 07-Jan-11 10:42:28

I only ever get ovulation pains on my right hand side. Is my left ovary just being lazy?!?

KnackeredCow Fri 07-Jan-11 10:52:57

Maybe you only feel the pain when you're ovulating from your right?

JustShaggingForNow Fri 07-Jan-11 10:58:58

It's every month though?!?! But confusing as I thought that it should alternate?

DeidreBarlow Fri 07-Jan-11 11:02:34

I seem to remember my consultant once saying taht you don't always alternate which overy ovulates. You could several ovulations from one side before it alternated.

KnackeredCow Fri 07-Jan-11 11:10:50

I agree with what Deidre has said. My DH is a GP, but when a junior doctor did loads of obs & gynae. He told me it's completely random from which ovary you ovulate and so you could ovulate from the same one for a number of months in a row.

Even if you were only ovulating from one, and you are doing so every month, it won't reduce your chance of conceiving.

GetDownYouWillFall Fri 07-Jan-11 11:14:29

I'm the same JSFN I only ever seem to feel it on the right hand side. I've often wondered if perhaps my left ovary doesn't work, or maybe I just don't feel it in the same way on the left.

Interesting that it is completely random though, I'd always thought it alternated left and right every cycle.

AttilaTheMeerkat Fri 07-Jan-11 14:19:22

I have also been told that the process of which ovary ovulates is completely random.

winterwombatland Mon 10-Jan-11 04:14:41

That's very interesting ladies - thanks for sharing. I only get pains on the left side and thought the right might be defunct or something. Good to hear I'm normal (well, nomral-ish....!)

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