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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 » HopefulNik said:
    Ive been feeling this all day long and according to my tracking I was suppose to ovulate yesterday.
  • Jul. 2, 2014 10:46pm » BeccaBee224 said:
    1 dpo and still felt ovulation pain on right side. Yesterday was bad, and I do not ever get pains during. Perhaps I had them because of ttc?
  • Jun. 22, 2014 10:13pm » wakeup79 said:
    Ive been having these pains for 4/5 days. They have been really bad too. It could be because I stopped taking Sprintec two weeks before O.
  • May. 17, 2014 1:47am » Wanna have baby dust said:
    im at 16 dpo...no such symptoms
  • Feb. 3, 2014 2:33am » 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
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