However, it happens that the pain during ovulation is so strong and exhausting that it starts to cause anxiety and anxiety: is not it an excuse to call a doctor?
Causes of pain in ovulation
As is known, in normal ovulation in women occurs on average every month. There are exceptions in the form of one or two anovulatory cycles per year (when the egg does not ripen), and also in the form of twice occurring in one cycle of ovulation, which is quite rare. If ovulation does not occur at all, then it is a pathology, the causes of which should be sought together with a gynecologist if the woman is planning a pregnancy in the future.
Ovulation occurs around the middle of the cycle. The reference point is considered to be the 14th day of the 28-day menstrual cycle. Ovulation is preceded by the process of maturation of the egg. When the walls of the follicle are stretched to the limit, the woman in the area of ??the "active" ovary can feel pain.
Another cause of pain in ovulation is the rupture of the vessels at the base of the ruptured follicle. The released blood gets to the abdominal wall and uterine epithelium, because of which the uterus begins to contract, causing pain of varying intensity. Later, you can even observe insignificant blood impurities in the discharge after ovulation (which is also promoted by hormonal fluctuations in the subsequent phase).
Another cause of pain during ovulation may be a solder in the pelvic area or a very low pain threshold (respectively - a very high sensitivity of the woman to pain in principle).
The nature of pain in ovulation
Pain during ovulation can last from a second to several days, but should not exceed the duration of three days. It is localized in the lower abdomen from the side of the ovary, in which this month the egg has matured. Each time pain can be felt from different sides. Women who experience pain from ovulation from month to month will immediately recognize these feelings that are characteristic for this period.
The nature and intensity of pain in ovulation entirely depends on the physiological characteristics of a particular female body, as well as the degree of hemorrhage. As we have already said, it can be sharp, strongly pronounced, acute, and also dull, aching, weak. Some women do not feel anything on this day, others lose all working capacity, and sometimes even consciousness.
When should the alarm be sounded? Or is any pain with ovulation considered normal?
Is pain painful when ovulating?
Pain in ovulation, as a rule, is physiological and does not require special treatment, since it poses no threat to women's health. The maximum that you will be advised by a gynecologist, if the pain gives you discomfort, is painkillers.
But sometimes the sensations are so strong and unpleasant that you have to suppress ovulation to prevent pain. For this purpose, various oral contraceptives are used. Drinking plenty of fluids will make your condition easier at home.
Help to cope with the pain of ovulation is capable of a warm water bottle, but you can only resort to it if you are 100% sure of the cause of the pain. Otherwise, such actions can cause irreparable harm.
You should consult a doctor for pain during the period of ovulation, if they are accompanied by other symptoms, and also have the following distinctive characteristics:
- lasting more than 3 days;
- the pain is unbearably strong, until the loss of consciousness (in this case, waiting for the expiration of 3 days is not necessary);
- Pain is accompanied by headaches and dizziness, shortness of breath, vomiting, diarrhea, stools with blood, painful urination or fever.
Such pains can have other, dangerous, causes, requiring as soon as possible elimination.