Saturday, August 7, 2010

Is Painful Ovulation Normal? Many women experience cramping, headaches, bloating, and constipation or diarrhea that coincides with their period every

Many women experience cramping, headaches, bloating, and constipation or diarrhea that coincides with their period every month. However for some women mid-cycle ovulation pain is also an issue.

Painful ovulation or mid-cycle pain affects about twenty percent of women. Although the pain may feel like something serious is wrong, painful ovulation or is rarely serious but it can be a sign that your hormones are out of balance or an underlying condition such as:

• Poly Cystic Ovarian Disorder (PCOS)
• Endometriosis
• Fibroids
• Cysts

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Most women who experience painful ovulation usually report a nagging pain that begins as a sharp twinge and diminishes into a dull ache for the next day or so. However for some women, the pain can be severe enough to be disabling. For some women nausea, and/or light menstrual spotting may co exist with ovulation pain.
Ovulation pain usually lasts for 6 to 8 hours in most women; however, occasionally it can last as long as twenty-four to forty-eight hours.

While the discomfort can occur on either side of the abdomen, it is more commonly experienced on the right. Pain in the abdomen can occur during intercourse or it can be aggravated by intercourse, working out or other physical activity. In addition to pain, some women also experience gastrointestinal symptoms and increased frequency of urination. Painful ovulation may occur every month, but more typically occurs every third to fourth cycle.

Dietary changes and natural remedies are effective in decreasing the occurrence of ovulation pain.