reproductive health


Question by  clynnbarnard (40)

Should I have pain in my side when I ovulate?

My best friend swears that her side hurts every month when she ovulates, I do not experience any pain.


Answer by  treasureteepee (106)

It is fairly common to get some aches and pains during ovulation. If the pain is severe and persistant, it can indicate a more serious problem. There are women who have a condition known as Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome, which can cause pain during ovulation.


Answer by  pagan23 (1342)

No, you should not have pain in your side when you ovulate. She probably has a cyst or two on that ovary. If they are causing her pain she may need them surgically removed. She could also have some endometriosis. She needs to see and OBGYN and get an ultrasound to figure it out.


Answer by  luyuma (253)

No, a pain in the side could be a sign of a cyst, more commonly called Polycystic Ovary Syndrome(PCOS). PCOS occurs when a cyst forms in the ovary sac.


Answer by  sundaynightkid (30)

Your friend may feel pain when she ovulates, but not feeling pain is NOT a sign of a problem. Some women can feel it, others can't.


Answer by  Rose (6804)

It is very rare to actually know when ovulation occurs, some women will experience pain or flutters in their sides at ovulation but it is not normal or expected. If you want to ensure you are ovulating try reading Taking Charge of your Fertility, it has some sound advice on detecting ovulation.

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