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Ovulation Pain

Very Early Pregnancy Symptom

Symptom Details

Ovulation pain, or "mittelschmerz" (a German word meaning middle pain) affects approximately 20% of women. It is described as sharp pains followed by a dull nagging ache that can last a day or so around mid-cycle. For some women the pain can be severe enough to interfere with daily life. It usually lasts about 6 to 8 hours, but can last up to 48 hours for some. It is normal and quite common, painful ovulation is rarely serious.

Comparison Chart

The chart below shows a comparison between the number of times this symptom was experienced by pregnant vs non-pregnant women.


**NOTE: Data for 15-21 dpo tends to be lower than expected as many women stop tracking symptoms after a positive pregnancy test.

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  • 10 weeks ago » TTCno7 said:
    Think I've missed Oing this cycle :( dpo4 n have horrible back middle cramping . Feels very similar to ovulation pain..but is centred n low
  • Jan. 20, 2014 8:27am » babysalt said:
    today is the 11th day in my cycle and im having horrible ovulation pains
  • Sep. 26, 2013 3:38pm » lhayes said:
    I had ovulation pain for 3 days, it felt like I was bruised very badly on my cervix. I am hoping this isn't a sign of infertility.
  • Aug. 14, 2013 5:49am » Bernice01 said:
    0dpo and pain is horrible. not sure if i might be pregnant. took a teat yesterday, completely negative, but all symptoms are there!
  • Jul. 23, 2013 7:43am » riyaksb said:
    today I am CD12 I am having middle pain on and off..
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