mittelschmerz


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mittelschmerz

 [mit´el-shmerts] (Ger.)
pain at the time of ovulation, midway between the menstrual periods.

mit·tel·schmerz

(mit'ĕl-schmārts),
Abdominal pain occurring at the time of ovulation, resulting from irritation of the peritoneum by bleeding from the ovulation site.
Synonym(s): intermenstrual pain (2) , middle pain
[Ger. Mittelschmerz, middle + pain]

mittelschmerz

/mit·tel·schmerz/ (mit´el-shmertz) pain associated with ovulation, usually occurring in the middle of the menstrual cycle.

mittelschmerz

[mit′əlshmerts]
Etymology: Ger, MITTE, middle, Schmerz, pain
abdominal pain in the region of an ovary during ovulation, usually occurring midway through the menstrual cycle. Present in many women, mittelschmerz is useful for identifying ovulation, thus pinpointing the fertile period of the cycle. Also called intermenstrual pain.

mit·tel·schmerz

(mit'el-schmārtz)
Abdominal pain occurring at the time of ovulation, resulting from irritation of the peritoneum by bleeding from the ovulation site.
Synonym(s): intermenstrual pain (2) .
[Ger. Mittelschmerz, middle + pain]

mittelschmerz

Pain or discomfort in the lower abdomen felt by women at the time of OVULATION, between menstrual periods. The cause is uncertain but is thought to be either stretching of the Graafian follicle or irritation of the PERITONEUM from blood or follicle fluid. The term is German for ‘middle pain’.
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