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A few months ago I got this funny pain in my lower abdomen for about a day, didn't think anything of it ... until it came back a few weeks later, then again a few weeks after that. When I realised it was every 28 days and always on my 14th day I googled it and came up with Mittelschmerz! I had never heard of it and none of my family or friends have experienced/heard of it either. How common/uncommon is it?
Yes, used to be every month, lasting for perhaps 12 hours or so, sometimes it was quite sharp too. Quite useful when I was looking to conceive! Alas those days are fading, and to some extent the lack has been a marker of impending menopause.
I get this too, but it is more to one side level with my hip (it varies from month to month - it's been at the right side for the last two months). This makes it slightly painful to straighten my leg at the hip on the affected side, so I tend to end up limping around usually for about two days. I used to get really bad period pains, so this on top seemed really unfair! Now my period pains have pretty much disappeared (thanks to my mooncup) but there is nothing I can really do about the ovulation pains - I suppose it is useful though for knowing when ovulation takes place and knowing everything is working...
Hi there, I get really bad ovulation pain - very sharp and painful accompanied by bloating. At one time I was worried it was endometriosis but the pain only occurs mid month. Most times I take ibuprofen which get rid of it but it's funny how some women never experience it at all. Wish I was one of them!
I get it too and before I was pg with DD it was dismissed by the docs as hormonal and they would do nothing. I too had the sitting down was agony thing and moving around in general was horrible. DD is 7 months old and I got my period back with the ovulation pain beforehand with my whole abdomen swelling up. Anyhoo, when i had my pg scans they found an ovarian cyst which explains a lot as I never had the problem when I was younger or when I was on the pill. As it has returned with a vengance I plan to ask for a referral to get the cyst looked at. Its always worth insisting on having it looked into and not to accept it as a woman's burden IMO.