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adikat posted:
I am a single lady of 32yrs old,i av been having a very painful ovulation for the past four(4) months which usually comes in a small amount of vaginal bleeding and goes away within 24 hours. i would like to know if it has anything to do with any health problem or if it is age related. Any assistance would be appreciated.
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Byroney_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hello Adikat and thanks for posting.

I always have pain with ovulation, and my doctor called it Mittelschmerz , which is a German word meaning "middle pain." This article says in part, "The pain of ovulation can range from a mild twinge to severe discomfort and usually lasts from minutes to hours. It is generally felt on one side of the abdomen and may vary each month, depending on which ovary is releasing the egg during that cycle. In some cases, a small amount of vaginal bleeding or discharge may occur..."

I don't know if this is what you're experiencing, but a visit to your doctor will be able to determine that. Whatever the cause for your pain, a diagnosis and treatment plan from your doctor should help you start to feel better.

Some of our members may jump in and share their stories with you, too.

Let us know how you're doing,

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dawn24 responded:
I am 21 years old. The first time it happened to me was about two years ago. I went to a OBGYN she didn't look at me just told it was normal. I still will get it often. But not every month. I will get sharp pains or sometimes just a dull throbbing pain. Look it up a lot. Theses are some of the symtoms for endometriosis. But some people just say its normal.
harleyquinn47 responded:
I know it seems weird, but I always feel like I have painful ovulation even though I'm on birth control and shouldn't even be ovulating......that makes me sound crazy haha But I always just get major cramping the week before my period begins. In fact I'm getting it right now.....I mean I don't get the bleeding, though. But I would just go see what your doctor says sometimes these things happen and I'm sure it's not anything odd. Good luck!

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