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Ovulation Symptoms Pain

Sharon asks…

What is the cause of lower right back and side pain?

I have been having sharp pain in my lower right back and abdomen for about two days now. It hurts with movement and especially when I sit down or stand up. I’m also feeling light headed and dizzy at times. I’m just wondering what could be the cause and if I should or shouldn’t go to a doctor.

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Do you have a fever? I would suggest having your doctor paged and asking them if you need to go to the ER. If the pain is severe go to the hospital.

If you are about two weeks from your period it could also be ovulation pain and if it burns during urination it might be a bladder infection. I’ve had plenty of those.

Either way, you need to see a doctor.

Good luck!!

Appendicitis Symptoms
By Mayo Clinic staff

Signs and symptoms of appendicitis may include:

* Aching pain that begins around your navel and often shifts to your lower right abdomen
* Pain that becomes sharper over several hours
* Tenderness that occurs when you apply pressure to your lower right abdomen
* Sharp pain in your lower right abdomen that occurs when the area is pressed on and then the pressure is quickly released (rebound tenderness)
* Pain that worsens if you cough, walk or make other jarring movements
* Nausea
* Vomiting
* Loss of appetite
* Low-grade fever
* Constipation
* Inability to pass gas
* Diarrhea
* Abdominal swelling

The location of your pain may vary, depending on your age and the position of your appendix. Young children or pregnant women, especially, may have appendicitis pain in different places.

When to see a doctor
Make an appointment with a doctor if you or your child experiences signs or symptoms that worry you. Abdominal pain so severe that a person is unable to sit still or find a comfortable position requires immediate medical attention.

Sandra asks…

What are effective natural remedies for menstrual pain?

I would like to know what herbal and dietary products are effective in reducing or eliminating menstrual pain. Serious, polite, constructive answers only please.
P.S. If anyone knows of any over the counter remedies, feel free to mention them as well, but I am mainly interested in the ones previously specified.

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Chaste Tree Berry (Vitex) – Vitex is a PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome) and fertility herbal supplement. It is known to stimulate the release of LH and promote Ovulation. It has been known to bring on Ovulation sooner. It may help to restore or regulate periods. It helps to improve chances of conception. It can be purchased in tablet form, dried berry or tincture form. Side effects may include nausea, stomach upset, headache and/or allergic reaction

Flax Seed Oil – Flax Seed Oil is one of nature’s greatest sources of omega-3 fatty acids, an essential fatty acid. It has shown to regulate steroid production, hormonal synthesis and nerve transmissions. It can help with infertility, pre-menstrual syndrome and irregular periods. Flax Seed Oil can spoil and should be kept refrigerated. Side effects may include diarrhea, gas and/or nausea. Should not be used with laxatives or stool softeners. People with inflammatory disease of the intestines, esophagus or stomach should use caution while using Flax Seed Oil.

Evening Primrose Oil (EPO) – EPO aids in the production of fertile quality cervical mucus. EPO also helps to alleviate signs and symptoms of PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome). Should only be taken from menstruation to ovulation because it can cause uterine contractions. Use caution if pregnant or lactating. Side effects may include headaches, nausea and/or diarrhea. Should not be used by people with Epilepsy or Schizophrenia.

Here are a few!!

Mandy asks…

Are there symptoms of pregnancy during the first few days?

There is a little pain around my naval and my breast are a little sore in one spot.

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

The only symptom you should have before you miss a period would be a change in basal body temperature (but you would have to chart from before ovulation to see the difference). Here is a list of the earliest symptoms and when you might feel them: http://birthingnaturally.net/trimester/first/signs.html

Pain around the naval is not an early sign in pregnancy. The uterus is down in the pelvis until you are more than half way through pregnancy.

The breast sensitivity in pregnancy is not a soreness in one spot. It is due to the mammary glands getting ready to produce milk, so the entire breast area becomes tender: http://birthingnaturally.net/pregnant/concerns/breast.html

So, your symptoms are not pregnancy symptoms – but that doesn’t mean you are not pregnant. No one ever wants to wait to find out, but unfortunately that is all we can do.

Good Luck, and just try to be patient.

Lisa asks…

Are Menstrual cramps the same as Ovulation pains?

I’ve read a lot about women being able to predict their ovulation, by the type of symptoms that occur around the time their egg is being released. Apparently, the symptoms are similar to the ones that occur the premenstrual cycle.

Are the two the same? For instance, say that a woman expects her period on the 8th of every month, and about a week before that time, she experiences tender breasts, cramping and bloating, all the classic PMS symptoms. Is this evidence that she is ovulating? Or are they two completely different things?


Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

I find that ovulation pains are sharp and stabbing, usually on one side alternating each month. For eg. Left side one month, right side the next etc. Happens around 14 days after last period and doesn’t last long.

The pain is sharp whereas period cramping is dull and like a tight feeling which can last for a day or 2 and is right across the lower abdomen. Not localised.

PMS usually strikes a few days before period is due. I.e on friday if they’re due on tues/wed.

Mary asks…

What could the pain in my lower right side be?

I have had a pain in my lower right side come and go for the past week. It feels like a knife in my side. The time frame is stays has been different each day.

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Have you had surgery in the past? If so, it could be an adhesion.
Could be ovulation, possibly slight constipation, pulled muscle or hernia, gas pains. Lower right side is very general…exactly where on your lower right side? Close to the groin? In line with the navel? More toward the middle? Near the rib cage? Is it worse with activity or certain position? What relieves it? Any other symptoms?

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Ovulation Calculator Girl

Sandy asks…

Does every girl ovulate at 14 days?

I have a 34 day cycle. Would I still ovulate at abour day 14? Or would it be more like day 17……??? Please help.
I got my period on may 12th. Due to get it again june 15th.

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

No…ovulation can occur at any time throughout your cycle. They say on average it is around the 12-14 day after the START of your period. You have a longer cycle than most so you may ovulate later. I would highly suggest getting an ovulation kit…the digital ones are much easier to use but they are more expensive. I used a digital ovulation kit and got pregnant the first month we tried…so I would swear by them! I have attached a link to a website with lots of information on ovulation…

I have also attached a link to an online ovulation calculator. I may help you better predict if you are ovulating without buying a kit…I don’t know how well they work though.

Sandra asks…

Boy or Girl?

Does anyone have advice or gender selection? I already have a 15 month old boy and would love a little girl. Help!

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

You do only have a 50/50 chance of getting ether sex.
But there is a method called “Shettle Method” and it works on the theory that female sperm swim slower but take longer to die where male sperm swim faster and die quicker.
So you should have sex every second day after your period ends and stop a twoor three days before ovulation because the male sperm will die and only the female will survive.
This process means that it may take longer to conceive though.

Also you need to have the right ph balance in your body also. This can be done with a change of diet.

Here are some links I have found for you.





Also by joining this ovulation calendar it will tell you when to have sex to have a baby girl. You just have to click ‘Try For Girl’

Betty asks…

A Baby is wanted here , what are the chances good of bad?

ok so my period started on the 11th have a 28 day cycle …mostly on time except like twice. i had unprotected sex on the 17 18 and 22 could i be .. what would my chances be

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Okay. I just punched it into an ovulation calculator and girl… You need to get ‘busy’.
You should be most fertile from January 22 through the 27th.
Happy.. Uh.. You know what!
Use the same site or choose a different one to find your most fertile days next month if you don’t get pregnant.


Or just go to babycenter.com

Mary asks…

what is my ovulation?

what is my ovulation?my first to the last period was January 5,2010 and how to conceive a baby girl?thank you

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

You’ll also need to know your cycle length to predict your ovulation date. You can use an online ovulation calculator such as http://www.ovulation-calculator.org/ to do so.

Susan asks…

girls only please?

maybe u can help me. my period started wensday last week (may 23). its a 28 day cycle. when should i ovualte? any websites that can help me with this. my fiance and i have been trying almost 2 years for a baby and so far nothing yet.
i recently found out that i have one tube open and one tube blocked. i had surgery bk in october to remove ovarian cycsts and thats when i found out my chances of getting pregnant r slim. i was told two months ago when i had the test done to see about my tubes to try last month and this month while nothing. i have a appt. june 1 so im going to ask then about it. hope this helps alittle.
sorry this is so much to read but one more question. should i hold off on sex until im ovulating or what?
im 21 and hes 23 and yes we r ready to have kids

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Ovulation Calendar And Due Date

Linda asks…

Ovulation and conceiving help please ladies?


So me and my fiance are trying for a baby.we have been together nearly 9 years now and really think were ready.

Im 22 he’s 25 we are both healthy weights and eat pretty good,we both have reduced our alchol dramatically. Neither have had 1 drink in nearly 2 months.

I have just begun my period (Yesterday) and I written my dates all on a calendar. By my calendar I worked it as im ovulating on 25th Jan.

Please can anyone give me any advice on how to conceive meaning eating ECT.

Also are ovulation tests accurate and worth buying.

Thank you in advance.

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

As you’re only starting now, just have a lot of sex and think very positively! You didn’t mention birth control, but if you were on the pill and just stopped, it’ll take a few months for your body to regulate to prepare for pregnancy. Also, keep high intensity exercise to a minimum. I read a study that said women who do high intensity exercises are less fertile due to the egg not being able to attach itself to the uterine wall if the woman is much too active. If after a few months you are still not pregnant, you can look into other methods like the ovulation test.

Mary asks…

How to know i’m ovulating & how to calculate my ovulate date?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

No one can tell you when you are going to ovulate. They would only be guessing. (and that goes for ovulation calendars as well). The day of ovulation is different for everyone. Even if two women have the same cycle length, they could be ovulating on different days. The day of ovulation can change each cycle. Anything can affect ovulation: stress, illness, travel, hoildays, exercise, anything different. You need to observe and learn about your body.

Read the book: Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler. The book explains your cycle, charting and how to get pregnant. It is a great book and a must read! Check out the website: http://www.fertilityfriend.com/ Buy a basal thermometer at the drug store. Start charting your waking temperature so that you can get an accurate picture of what is happening in your cycles. This information can aid you in having sex at the correct time.

The only day you get can pregnant is when you ovulate. The day you ovulate, your body releases the egg. The egg lives a maxium of 24 hours. However, sperm can live up to five days in fertile cervical mucus but most live three days. Your fertile phase are the 3-4 days prior to ovulation and the day of ovulation. In order to maximize your chances of getting pregnant, you would have sex every 24 hours during this time. Unless you think your partner has low sperm count, then you would have sex every other day during your fertile phase.

In order to know when you ovulate and when you are in your fertile phase, chart your waking temperature and observe your cervical mucus.

In order to get pregnant you need fertile cervical fluid/mucus. The cervical mucus consistency varies through a woman’s cycle. The consistency of your cervical mucus changes during the cycle due to hormonal fluctuations. You are considered most fertile when the mucus becomes clear, slippery, and stretchy. Many women compare mucus at this stage to raw egg whites. The amount of this thin mucus will steadily increase until you experience your ‘mucus peak’. This is the last day of this phase where the chance of conception is high. It is closely tied to ovulation. During this phase, the sperm’s survival rate is higher. Here is some information of cervical mucus.

Stages of Cervical Fluid: Post Menses
Stage 1: Lasting 2 – 3 days CM is Sticky or Gummy
Stage 2: Lasting 2- 4 days: CM is Creamy, Milky, Lotion Like – Beginning of your fertile period
Stage 3: Lasting 1-5 days: Egg white Cervical Fluid – At this time you are very fertile.
Stage 4: Dry, Moist or Sticky (Infertile)

Here is a more detailed description:


http://www.fertilityuk.org/nfps401.html – this one has pictures

Lisa asks…

Can an ultrasound be off by 11 days?

I was with two different men in July. First one was July 13th and the other one on July 19th.

According to my 38 day cycle length and my ovulation calendars, I would have ovulated on July 21. So based on that information, I calculated my pregnancy on my own. I had my first ultrasound on Nov 5th. They said I was 18 weeks, 5 days pregnant and not my estimated 17 weeks, 2 days.

Can anyone give their opinion on who they think the father is?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

I just had an anatomical survey ultrasound performed today, and when I asked the technician if my estimated due date was still April 7th or if it had changed from the previous ultrasound, she would not give me a straight answer, stating that ultrasounds can vary by up to *two* weeks.

Based on how far you are along, your estimated conception date was July 6th through the 12th, so I’ll say the first man you slept with is most likely the father.

Laura asks…

What’s the best fertility charting website?

I used Fertility Friend and had success with it, but it (FF) now wants me to subscribe to continue using it past the free trial. I don’t mind paying a subscription fee, but…are there any other charting sites out there that are worthwhile and possibly free?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

I use fertilitygal.com. It’s free, and you are able to adjust and record menstruation, BD, ovulation and luteal phase on the calendar. Once you become pregnant you can record your due date and doctor’s appointments too. It also gives you a little bit of info. Each day of your cycle (or pregnancy) with what is going on inside your body. Then there is the BBT chart and you can even record symptoms along with it. I would definitely recommend it.

Mandy asks…

When am I going to ovulate or when did I?

I’m a teenage girl. I had unprotected sex I mean for literally 10 seconds yesterday.
My last period was on the 4th of July. Due every 28 days as usual.
I’m not sure when I ovulate. Have I already? Or? When am I going to?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Try to use this ovulation calendar tool http://www.ovulationcalendarsoftware.com/ to trace your cycle and find the date of ovulation.

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Lh Surge But No Ovulation Pcos

Helen asks…

Two LH surges?

This month I had two LH surges. One happened and then the line went light and then I seemed to have another one. I do not have PCOS so I don’t understand why. I am late on my period but I don’t have positive HPT. Anyone have any clues?

The other thing is I do have cramping like I am going to get my period but it is not coming. This has been going on for about 4 or 5 days. It has been 17 days since my “first” LH surge and 13 days since my “second” LH surge.

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Hi!!! Sometimes your body will gear up for ovulation but it doesn’t happen so it will try again. That is why you probably got 2 LH surges. This is completely normal to have happen. I would go with the 2nd surge as being your ovulation time. I would wait wait a couple more days and then test again with an early response. I had 12 days of positive opk’s one cycle. I was on Clomid but I asked my doctor why and she said that my body was trying for multiple days to ovulate. I asked her if it was due to the Clomid and she said most likely but she said it happens to women that are not on any medication sometimes as well. I hope this helps. Best wishes!!!

Donna asks…

I’m confused, is this picture a positive or negative OPK? Ovulation test NOT pregnancy test?

Ok…this is my first time to use and opk. I have PCOS and I am on clomid so I know that it can effect and ovulation test. I took a test yesterday and couldn’t tell if it was positive or almost positive. Most people told me it was positive. But I took another test today and the test line looks lighter than it did yesterday. It starts out dark at the top part of the test line then it kinda patchy. So I don’t know if it was just a bad test or what. So my question is…is it positive, did I only get an LH surge for one day….did I ovulate, am I ovulating or am I fixing to ovulate. In the picture the top test was from yesterday and the bottom was from today. The control line is on the right and test line on the left. Thanks for any input or experiences. Here is the picture (sorry its blurry took it with my phone) http://s673.photobucket.com/albums/vv93/rachelleharrell/?action=view&current=0218101636.jpg&newest=1

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

OPKs are so confusing! Anyway, it looks like you’re close but not quite positive. You only get an LH surge in the 24-36 or 48 hours before ovulation, which could explain the second test being lighter. This is why I do basal body temperature charting– I was getting too confused over OPKs and I couldn’t stand it any more. Good luck!

Lizzie asks…

Ovulation Strips? What do you think?

My last period started on July 21 I looked up on ovulation calender and it said I would be ovulating anywhere from the 2-7.
I used ovulation strip since the 2nd and on the 4th the line was darker. So we did lots of BD Saturday, and Sunday? How accurate are those strips? TTC for 8 months

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

For the most part they’re pretty accurate. They test for the LH surge that comes before ovulation. However, if you have PCOS then you can lots of LH surges. Meaning you test positive more than once in your cycle. Also, just because you test positive doesn’t mean you ovulate. However, if you’re having a fairly normal cycle and have been having regular cycles then your odds are pretty good. Good luck!

Carol asks…

Clomid and ovulation test?

I just got af today and suppose to go on 100mg of clomid on day 3-7. I also have pcos. I bought a ovulation test but it says the results might be not accurate due to the clomid and pcos. My doc says to use the ovualation test but then the paper that came in the box says it might not be accurate. So confused???Help?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

I am on clomid and use ovulation predictor tests… It doesn’t effect the outcome of your LH surge – It really helps to pinpoint your ovulation which can be delayed while on clomid…

I take 50mg.. Days 3-7 , got a positive on a OPK…

Sharon asks…

Clearblue Fertility Monitor/PCOS?

I have PCOS,and last month(first attempt TTC) i used the OPK strips.they didn’t really work,as i had 2 different brands telling me opposite meanings!.i am considering investing in a Clearblue ovuation monitor,but they are expensive and i don’t want to waste money on it,if it doesn’t help me. i am aware with PCOS that the LH surge can be elevated for a long period of time,due to the excess hormone levels.so are Ovulation monitors a waste of time for PCOS sufferers?.btw my cycle is regular,and no problems there.

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

I have pcos and i am also finding it difficult to use opk strips!
Im not sure about the monitor though however I have been wondering about getting one! However I have left a site below that I could not live without the forum is filled with woman going through the same theres everything from pcos treatment, helpful diets for pcos if needed and general support! Good luck

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Lh Surge Still Positive After Ovulation

Susan asks…

Ovulation Questions please help!?

I took and ovulation about 2:00pm today, and again at 8. It was positive early..and now it isn’t? Can someone help.

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

If you had a positive ovulation test, then you should expect ovulation approx. 12-48 hours from the positive test. The LH surge that ovulation tests detect can be as short as 24 hours, so its possible you caught the surge on the way down at 2 pm, and it was gone by the 8 pm test.

A positive is a positive, so get busy! Good luck!

Lisa asks…

OPK positive, need some more info/advice please?

Yesterday my OPK was negative BUT I think my pee was diluted. Today I stopped drinking several hours before I tested and my OPK was positive.

I have heard some people get positives for a few days, and I am hoping I didn’t miss the beginning of my lh surge.
My temperature also spiked this morning although I know you need to see a sustained rise to consider ovulation.

I am also getting EWCM .What are the chances I haven’t missed my ovulation? If I haven’t missed it ,then when should I have sex and for how long?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

If you your opk is positive you are likely to ovulate in the next 12-36 hours. If you missed ovulation the test would read negative. GL

Betty asks…

ovulation tests (urine) showing positive for 7 days?

I tested for 7 days and had a positive result everyday. It is ment to show when the LH surge and then you ovulate 24-36hrs after the surge. After the 1st positive result i tested more than 36hrs later and still had a positive result!!
Any one have any idea why??

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

LH is always present in your body always. And you will have many LH surges during your cycle only one surge will be high enough to trigger ovulation. The LH is a surge means peeks and drops within the same 48 hour. All your test where not positive I’m sure it just looked positive but there weren’t nest time get the clear blue digital read out test less guess work good luck.

Carol asks…

How an ovulation kits works?plz…help?

im a person with irregular periods….i went to my dr. and she gave me a medicine to take from the 3rd day of my last period which was on 21march 2009.and predicted that i will be ovulating from 31st to 7th april.And i bought 1 ovulation kit to make sure of ovulation ,but the result was -ve,i searched on a website that predict ovulation and the calender showed that 31st to 6th and im most fertile only on 4th and 5th will the kit become +ve only on most fertile days or from the day ovulation starts,im really tensed please help me.

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Ovulation kits, to get positive u need a LH surge which is usualy 2-3days b4 u ovulate..cause wen u get positive surge on the test u usualy ovulate around 2-3 days later but sometimes it can b 24 hrs later..i found them to b really confusing to use and ive neva got positive even though blood test showed i ovulated..the only thing i did was made love every 2nd day a few days after my period ended..

Donna asks…

Ovulation Question…..Please Help!!!?

Ok so I found that yesterday I had some clear CM yesterday. So I got an Ovulation test but it said Neg? What could that mean? Also I bought it from the Dollar Tree? Does anyone have any info on those test? Can anyone help me and give me some info?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

I have clear cm a few days before i get a positive ovulation test, i think most woman do.

These are the best opks: http://www.babycreation.com

you might have already missed your LH surge or are getting ready to have it… Oh and don’t use first morning urine with ovulation tests, use second urine of the day around 10am.

Good luck and God bless!

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