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Pelvic pain after ovulation
SaraJane83 posted:
My husband and I have been trying to conceive for a year and a half unsuccessfully. We had a miscarriage at 10w5d in December and two early losses since. I've noticed more frequently that I'm having low pelvic pressure/pain and rectal pressure after ovulation. This has been occuring over the last 4-5 months. It will last only the day after but comes and goes throughout the entire day. Could this be cyst related? I had an ultrasound in October at 5 weeks pregnant because of bleeding that showed one small cyst on each ovary but no diagnostic testing since.
Jane Harrison Hohner, RN, RNP responded:
Dear SaraJane: We are sorry for your loss last December. That must have been so hard after trying to conceive for a year. Now you have had to endure the two early losses.

One can have the fluid from a normal ovarian follicle spill out when the egg/oocyte is ejected. That fluid can be very irritating to the lining of the abdomen. While it will resolve on its own in 24-72 hours, it does not usually cause a sensation of pressure--usually pain.

Since this is a symptom which is becoming more frequent I would urge you to return to your OB or clinic at the time when you predict the symptoms will be present. An ultrasound can be done to check for free fluid in the lower abdomen/pelvis released by a follicle.

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SaraJane83 replied to Jane Harrison Hohner, RN, RNP's response:
Thank you for your answer.

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