Saturday, August 7, 2010

What Causes Ovulation Pain

Pain experienced during ovulation can be debilitating for many women. For many, it is also associated with cramping, headaches, bloating, and constipation or diarrhea.
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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Painful ovulation is believed to be caused by a small leakage of blood from the ovary that occurs at the time of ovulation. This blood, which is later reabsorbed, is thought to cause an irritation of the abdominal wall which causes ovulation pain.
The degree of pain you feel depends on your individual pain threshold, the volume of blood that is released and the amount of space that exists between a woman’s ovary and her abdominal wall.

Targeted dietary changes, herbs and natural remedies are effective in decreasing the occurrence of ovulation pain.