(Closed) What does ovulation feel like?

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
3625 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I haven’t been on the pill for 10+ years so I don’t know if this will make a difference but I have recently started being able to feel myself ovulate – unfortunately. For me, it’s a lot like how they describe online that it’s like a cramp on one side of my lower abdomen. I tend to get pretty intense cramps during that time of the month so for me, the ovulation cramp is very similar. It lasts for about a day and it’s very clearly on one side. I use a phone app that charts and this matches up to the ovulation predictor very accurately.


Post # 4
95 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Same for me. It’s a pinching-like cramp deep in my hip area, and lasts for a day or so. It’s always on one side or the other (though, I can’t recall if it alternates or not). Its called;


But not everyone gets it. Also, it can take place right before, during, or after Ovulation.

Post # 5
790 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I can’t always “feel” it – sometimes I do have the cramp on one side. But I always know when it’s happening because (TMI) there is a lot of physical evidence (like…a panty liner is not optional). Also a major increase in sex drive.

Post # 6
615 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Mother of the Bride's residence

For me, I get stabby kinds of pains, sort of beside my hip bone. If I stretch or move quickly I can really feel it. At least, I think it’s ovulation! It coincides with other indicators.

Post # 7
835 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I feel the same as @Eglantine:  I will have the cramps and my sex drive is also through the roof! 

Post # 8
624 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Its like gas or a pinch as someone described. They are almost like PMS cramps for me but come and go quickly.

Post # 9
750 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

OMG I get those pains on random days (or so I thought) and always wondered what they were! I just made the connection, I’m always ovulating when it happens! Now I understand lol thanks for making this thread!

Post # 10
44 posts
  • Wedding: March 2010

I’ve been on the pill for over 10 years, too. 

First time I felt ovulation pain I actually went to the doctor – on a Sunday – thinking it was my appendix or something! It actually *really* hurt. It lasted 1 or even 2-3 days for me, with one side being far more painful than the other.

“pinching-like cramp deep in my hip area” describes it very well, I think – very different from PMS for me.

Post # 11
400 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Ballet513:  It feels like cramping at your side, like the ovary area sometimes it can feel like it is at your hip you may even feel mild cramping in your back

Post # 12
453 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’ve never felt it . . .

Post # 13
652 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

A few years ago when I was in high school, I had the following conversation with my mom –

Me: My hips hurt.

Mom: Maybe you’re ovulating.

I now equate the two whether they’re related or not – though someone else mentioned hip pain so maybe my mom was onto something 🙂

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