Pain that occurs before menstruation, such as premenstrual dysphoric disorder, is now being named and studied for alleviation. However, about half of women experience pain at the time of ovulation, but research is still lacking on ways to relieve these pains.
sPremenstrual syndrome is now well known, and menstruating women may feel pain at other times in their cycle. At the time of ovulation, for example, many women may experience pain, without taking it seriously:0% of menstruating women will actually be affected by ‘Mittelschmerz’, or mid-cycle painreports UK designer. These pains are usually felt in the lower abdomen, on one side of the lower abdomen, or in the middle of the pelvis, on the side of the ovary that has expelled the unfertilized egg.
What is Mittelschmerz?
at the time ofovulationthat is, 7 to 19 days before the next period, some menstruating women experience severe pain. The specialized app explains that these occur due to “the rapid increase in a chemical hormone called luteinizing hormone in the body.” key. This hormone causes an unfertilized egg to be released from the follicle — a fluid-filled sac — into the ovary, causing the muscles in or around the ovary to contract. The LH peaks about 24 to 36 hours before ovulation, when you feel ovulation painwhich fade after three to twelve hours.
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“Mittelschmerz varies by person, level of inflammation, and how the rest of the menstrual cycle goes,” Le’Nise Brothers, a menstrual nutritionist, explains to UK designer. The pain ranges from moderate to severe, but some women have it diagnosed occasionallyAppendicitis It was very intenseAccording to a 2022 report on the syndrome published in National Library of Medicine.
Mittelschmerz syndrome is still little known
If purposes It dates back to 1949 and Mittelschmerz actually mentioned it, and there appears to be no study looking at the causes, symptoms, or means of alleviating painful ovulation, helping to reduce the pain women feel. However, the conversation seems to be changing More people on their period are reporting painful ovulation on period tracker appsNB UK designer And key.
Most of the time, painful ovulation is not a sign of poor health.explains Dr. Melanie Boone, MD, a gynecologist, with barber. However, this pain can sometimes be the result of a more serious condition, such as a cyst, infection, fibroid, or even endometriosis or adenomyosis. To make sure it’s mittelschmerz and not another condition, the gynecologist recommends monitoring the pain: If ovulation occurs, it should be located on one side in the lower abdomen and last a fairly short period.
Until more scientific research is done on this topic and makes it possible to identify and alleviate these pains, Specialists recommend the same solutions as painful periods : Apply heat with a hot water bottle for example, take a hot shower or even ibuprofen.
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