(Closed) Tell Me About Your Ovulation Pain!

posted 6 years ago in TTC
  • poll: When do you get O pains?
    I get O pains 2 days before ovulation. : (18 votes)
    10 %
    I get O pains 1 day before ovulation. : (23 votes)
    13 %
    I get O pains the day I ovulate or while ovulating. : (49 votes)
    27 %
    I get O pains after O. : (13 votes)
    7 %
    I do not get O pains. : (32 votes)
    18 %
    It varies month to month. : (21 votes)
    12 %
    Other. : (1 votes)
    1 %
    I love lamp. : (23 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
    2652 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - Catholic Church

    I’m curious about where people feel O pain. I’m yet to O while paying attention to this and want to know how high in my abdominal area to be looking for this pain. Or is it lower than the abdominal area?

    Post # 4
    4354 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I can’t remember if I got it 1 day before O or on O day but I got it every single month off the pill, I would need to check my FF to know the exact day. For me it felt like a more milder version of my AF cramps, and usually only lasted an hour to a few hours max and that would be it. So for me, they felt more like… spasms? Or stabbing kind of. And they alternated sides every month, I kept track. It was pretty crazy and the pain was very localized.. like maybe an area the size of a plum? OH and I got my O pains in line with my hip bone, halfway between hipbone and belly button line.. if that makes sense?

    Post # 5
    1720 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    Mine is during! It felt like appendicitis. I fully expect to be crippled on the couch tomorrow. Idk how my body expects me to get pregnant when I feel like crap!

    Post # 6
    292 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I get mittelschmerz every month on whichever side I’m ovulating. Some months I have it for a few days before, others I only have it during ovulation. I’d describe it as a sharp, ripping pain. It almost feels as if the egg is a sharp shard of glass that’s piercing through the fallopian tube. Lovely! But I’m sure it will come in very handy when we’re ready to TTC.

    Post # 7
    3059 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Interesting! Love seeing the different responses.

    I feel O pains the day before I ovulate, always in the evening that lasts several hours. Its intense pressure on my side; the side in which I’m ovulating. I used to think this was the day I was ovulating until I started charting my bbt. I found that the  morning following my O pains, I get a dip in temperature and then it’s the following day, my temp increases to confirm O (the day after O pains).

    Post # 8
    1263 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I voted during O, but sometimes it is the night before. I agree with @MrsMaskatoBe, it feels somewhat like appendicitis! Very painful for about 12 hours, just like a squeezing feeling or a cramp that won’t go away. Mine is also usually on both sides. I don’t always get a temp dip, but I know I’ve O’d when my temp goes way up and I have usually gotten a couple of positive opk’s the day before.

    Post # 9
    881 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I have experienced two kinds of O pain. The first is a sharp stabbing pain below my belly button on either the left or right side. I’d liken it to the sharp stabbing cramps  I sometimes get when I go for a run but these are not on my side, they occur where a bikini bottom would cover. I have experienced these 2 days before O and also on O day it varies by cycle. The second O pain I always get the day after I ovulate. It is always in the evening and usually lasts an hour or two. It is best described as uncomfortable pressure in the vaginal region. It helps if I push a bit to relieve the pressure. I temp to identify my o date and I also use opks.

    Post # 10
    1175 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I’ve never felt any O pains in the 19 or 20 cycles we’ve been TTC.  I do, however, get a strong and clear thermal shift when I’m temping so I do know I’m ovulating.

    I wonder if it means it’s a better/stronger O in some way if you get pains with it?

    Post # 11
    1571 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @ScottishMrs:  I feel it way down low in my abdomen, probably like 4 inches to the left or right of my bellybutton, but much lower.

    I also I have no idea when in my cycle I get that pain, because I am SO irregular. 26 day cycles, 38 day cycles, nothing is unusual for me.

    Post # 12
    1351 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I don’t know what kind of pain this is, but two days ago I felt pain in my lower abdomen, and in my low back! It was strange, because it was days after my period on CD 8. Then it went away. 

    Post # 13
    291 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I can feel pains but im confused: are the pains the physical act of ovulation or are they the signals that tell me im soon to ovulate? i thought it was the former, but reading these replies, it seems like it can be anything.

    i would like to know as *if* we decide to try, it will be so helpful in knowing when im fertile.


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