What does Ovulation Pain feel like

What does Ovulation pain mean and feel like?

Ovulation cramping is the pain that occurs in either your left ovary or right side ovary each month. It usually last for about 0-48 hours. 

In some cases it could last longer for up to days past ovulation

Find out : How long does ovulation pain last for​

These pain usually happens around the time an egg is released from the ovary.​

​Some women have described ovulation pain to be similar to menstrual cramps.

Other women have described the pain to be a sharp pain or dull ache in the lower abdominal region  in either the left side or right side.

infact, one lady described the pain as "a sharp stitch like pain  in one side, over where I think my ovary should be"​

Although it is possible for a woman to experience sharp pain in both sides of the ovary, it's less common.

Women who experience ovulation pain or cramps on both sides are usually ovulating from both ovaries in that particular cycle. ​

Ovulating in both sides of the ovaries can lead to the conception of fraternal twins.​

does ovulation pain feel like period cramps

For some women, ovulation pain feels like the same pain they experience when they are on their period.

It's good to set the record straight that ovulation pain do vary from woman to woman.

A painful ovulation can occur before ovulation,during ovulation or even after ovulation.

This is the reason why you​ shouldn't rely on ovulation pain symptoms as your only way of detecting if ovulation has occurred.

​OPK's or ovulation predictor kits are your best bet of predicting and testing for ovulation.

For best results, test for ovulation first thing in the morning. This is because your first urine in the morning this is because more luteinizing hormone is available in your urine to be detected.​

You should test at lest twice daily first thing in the morning or in the afternoon between 2-4pm.​

Also the cervical mucus around the time of ovulation is slippery like egg white cervical mucus.

It is common to have a white discharge few days before ​ovulation.

Other common ways of determining ovulation is through your basal body temperature.​

does ovulation cramping feel like gas

Some women have a back pain and feel gassy during ovulation.

A painful ovulation sometimes feels like a bad gas pain​ in the lower abdomen.

For some women they feel bloated around ovulation.  These are all signs and symptoms of ovulation.​ So it's nothing to worry about.

Painful Ovulation on left side...is it normal

If you feel pain during ovulation  in your left ovary around your lower abdomen.  This simple means the egg will be released in the left ovary.

Remember, ovulation can switch sides each month or simple remain on one side for multiple cycles.​

painful Ovulation on right side...is it normal

Similarly, if you experience painful ovulation on your right hand side. This means ovulation is taking place in your right ovary.

A study has  shown that right sided ovulation tend to favour conceptions than left sided ovulation.

Based on studying 2659 menstrual cycles, 55% of the ovulation occurred in the right ovary

​The result of this study showed that the dominant follicle tend to develop more often in the right than the left ovary.

What is the difference between ovulation and implantation cramping?

 Implantation cramping occurs when the embryo attaches it's self to the walls of the uterus.

Implantation is usually accompanied by spotting and bleeding.

​The burrowing of the embryo through the uterine lining is what causes cramps and spotting.

Not all women trying to conceive notice implantation happening.


In conclusion, Ovulation pain is normal and should be nothing to worry about except you are experiencing strong ovulation cramps then you should seek medical help.

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