OVULATION is a critical part of reproduction. Not every person who menstruates will feel ovulation when it occurs, but it can be very painful for others.
Though the sensation isn’t necessarily cause for alarm, you shouldn’t ignore ovulation pain it can be a sign of something more serious.
THE BASICS OF OVULATION PAIN
1. In most cases, ovulation discomfort is brief and harmless. You may notice one-sided pain for a few minutes or even a couple hours on your day of suspected ovulation.
2. Ovulation involves a follicular cyst swelling and then rupturing to release the egg after a surge in luteinizing hormone (LH) goes through your body.
3. After the egg is released, the fallopian tube contracts to help it reach awaiting sperm for fertilization.
OVARIAN CYSTS are fluid-filled sacs or pockets in an ovary or on its surface. Many women have ovarian cysts at some time. Most ovarian cysts present little or no discomfort and are harmless. The majority disappears without treatment within a few months.
However, ovarian cysts — especially those that have ruptured — can cause serious symptoms. To protect your health, get regular pelvic exams and know the symptoms that can signal a potentially serious problem.
CAUSES AND SYMPTOMS OF OVARIAN CYSTS THAT WONT GO AWAY AFTER OVULATION
Most cysts don't cause symptoms and go away on their own. However, a large ovarian cyst can cause:
1. Pelvic pain — a dull or sharp ache in the lower abdomen on the side of the cyst.
2. Fullness or heaviness in your abdomen.
4. Spotting between periods.
5. HORMONAL IMBALANCES (Causal Effect).