mid-cycle pain

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mid-cycle pain

Unilateral pain that occurs at the time of ovulation, attributed to release of an egg from the ovary, which is accompanied by peritonitis.
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The condition is often associated with severe dysmenorrhea, chronic pelvic pain, chronic fatigue, deep dyspareunia, ovulation pain, abnormal bleeding and infertility.
Appendicitis, which needs rapid treatment to prevent an abscess, or ovulation pain (mittelschmerz pain) due to an egg leaving the ovaries.
In one case, the patient reported considerable midcycle ovulation pain that completely resolved by suppression of ovulation with combined oral contraceptive pills," he said.
Ovulation pain, whose other name is Mittelschmerz pain, on the right and left sides of the pelvis, when the right and left ovaries alternately drop an egg.
I was first of all told that I was simply suffering ovulation pain but I knew that it wasn't anything as simple as that.
Ovulation pain doesn't usually need treatment but if it gets worse, lasts longer, occurs at a different time or you develop other symptoms, see your GP as there's likely to be another cause.
She consulted Mr Neale for six years with violent stomach aches, but he dismissed it as severe ovulation pain.