(Closed) Ovulation Cramps – what do they feel like?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
14494 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

They are different for everyone, but I usually get sharp cramps right or left (alittle low) to my bellie button.  Usually I get a headache or nausia with it, only lasts about an hour or two.   I only feel them a few times a year, the rest of the year they go unnoticed.

Post # 4
11068 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Bit like a stitch I guess, as @tksjewelry said it’s quite a sharp pain and I only get a few a year, maximum.

Post # 5
131 posts
Blushing bee

I get mine every month for one day.  It basicially feels like pressure or tightening around my abdomen.  The pain is not localized for me. 

Post # 6
6892 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I get them every month and didn’t realize what they were until I started charting (for my PCOS). They are sharp and are in the abdomen/ovary region for me.

Post # 7
5398 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m no help because I never actually got any, I instead paid more attention to the CM. 

Post # 8
4038 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I don’t feel it every month (or maybe just don’t remember it) but when I do notice it, it’s like a sharp pain right on one side of my abdomen or the other (like @tksjewelry it’s to either side of my belly button but a little lower). I feel or for about a minute, off and on during the day, but it’s usually only for one day. Off topic, but my sense of smell goes through the roof that day also…I avoid making anything that starts with raw meat (particularly chicken) because the smell makes me gag. 

Post # 9
209 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I have them every month, too. I usually feel them on the right side of my lower abdomen (but it can vary). They are sharp, but more of an annoyance than being a horrible pain.

@FutureMrsMck, my sense of smell is already very strong, so when I’m ovulating and PMSing it also crazy. I was on the train once and smelled the M&M peanuts that a guy at the other end of the train had opened. Raw turkey and beef also makes me want to puke.

Post # 10
1317 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@latoya: & @Mrs Sarah McK: Thanks for mentioning the increased sense of smell. I thought it was only me! Although I never noticed any of it until we started TTC!

So far I’ve noticed jabs to my right, lower abdomen and below my belly. Since I’ve never noticed these “pains” before, I was starting to get worried. 

OP thanks for posting this!

Post # 12
1820 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I get them every month, too – they’re very regular and very good about switching sides.  (Hopefully this means goods things for when I start TTC.)  I would compare the pain to a dull running stitch at belly button level, but off to either side.  It happens several times one day per month.  I would say, though, it’s not a bad pain and it doesn’t come with the digestive tract pain that often accompanies cramps.  It’s just kind of a reminder that there is something going on in there.

Post # 13
820 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I get them too, not every month but many months. I’d call it like a mildly painful twitch that for me, lasts in its most significant state only 5-10 minutes, but once it happens, it is mildly achy for awhile the remainder of the day/night. It is a very unique feeling. I am actually feeling it today and I believe I am ovulating today based on other signs too (I chart) so I can also say that for me, it is much lower than belly button level. More like if I make a triangle over my girl parts/bikini region by putting my two pointers and two thumbs together, its at the top side of that triangle. 

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