“Affliction comes to us, not to make us sad but sober; not to make us sorry but wise.” – H. G. Wells
…a condition of great distress, pain or suffering
Got Ovulation Pain? Mittelschmerz… If 1 out of 5 women suffer from Mittelschmerz ( Ovulation Pain ) why do they only know what causes the pain? Yea, the eggs bursting in through tube yade’ yade’ yade’. What is the ROOT cause, if anyone has that info please forward to me. I have suffered from this for many many moons. Please help :-) xo7
Mittelschmerz is characterized by lower abdominal and pelvic pain that occurs roughly midway through a woman’s menstrual cycle. The pain can appear suddenly and usually subsides within hours, although it may sometimes last two or three days. In some cases it can last up to the following cycle. In some women, the mittelschmerz is localized enough so that they can tell which of their two ovaries provided the egg in a given month. Because ovulation occurs on a random ovary each cycle, the pain may switch sides or stay on the same side from one cycle to another.
Diagnosis of mittelschmerz is generally made if a woman is mid-cycle and a pelvic examination shows no abnormalities. If the pain is prolonged and/or severe, other diagnostic procedures such as an abdominal ultrasound may be performed to rule out other causes of abdominal pain.
The pain of mittelschmerz is sometimes mistaken for appendicitis and is one of the differential diagnoses for appendicitis in women of child-bearing age.
The pain is not harmful and does not signify the presence of disease. No treatment is usually necessary. Pain relievers (analgesics) may be needed in cases of prolonged or intense pain.
Hormonal forms of contraception can be taken to prevent ovulation and therefore ovulatory pain—but otherwise there is no known prevention.
Mittelschmerz is believed to have a variety of causes: