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Ovulation pain?

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SparklyStream Wed 15-May-13 22:03:52

Does anyone else get pain around ovulation time? I've had three babies (youngest 15 months) and never had it until recently. I'm sure it coincides with ovulation timings - does ovulation-related pain exist?

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Thu 16-May-13 00:28:41

I became aware of it personally only in my late30's/early 40's and not every month. There's a German name for it, "mittel schmerz" literally meaning middle pain (middle of the menstrual cycle). On one side of the lower abdomen, lasts a day. I found a warm bath soothing but didn't usually need a painkiller but for me it was more of a nagging cramp feeling rather than sharp pains.

If you are actually sick with it or have a raised temperature I'd get yourself checked by your doctor.

Jestrin Thu 16-May-13 06:46:08

God yes! Agonising pain at ovulation time but only on one side. I haven't had it since having a mirena.

NotTreadingGrapes Thu 16-May-13 06:49:08

Yes! On right hand side only.

Followed by that (TMI) appalling pain up the bum, which is apparently some pouch filling up or emptying with blood after ovulation.

SparklyStream Fri 17-May-13 21:24:40

Thanks ladies. I'm sure that must be what it is!

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