For many women, ovary pain can be a common occurrence. Depending on the phase of the menstruation cycle, ovary pain occurs when an egg is released from one or the other ovary, the sac like structures that house the eggs on either side of the uterus, releasing one egg every month during the menstruation cycle.
Pain in either ovary occurs in about one in every five women, causing discomfort. Often the pain may last minutes to over two days, depending on the woman. Most often, this pain is temporary and is no cause for concern, however there are several theories about what causes this lower abdomen pain.
How do I know if I have pain in my ovary?
Some basic signs of ovary pain may be
What else could be causing this type of pain?
Sometimes, the discomfort you feel deep in your abdomen could be caused by other medical conditions and should be evaluated by your doctor if it doesn’t go away after two days. Some other causes of lower abdominal pain could be:
Several of these reasons for pain should be discussed with your physician as some conditions would require further treatment.
When you visit your doctor he or she may ask you for a complete medical history, and or a physical exam, including a pelvic assessment. Blood tests might also be ordered to get a complete picture of your internal health.
If the situation you experience is repetitive and severe, your doctor may also opt to perform exploratory surgery using a tube like instrument that enables him or her to see inside the abdominal cavity.
In most cases, pain in the lower abdomen is
intermittent and passes quickly. Being alert and aware of how your body feels
helps your doctor determine the possible cause of your ovary pain and helps him
or her to offer you the best treatment plan that will increase your comfort and
keep you feeling your best. Ovary Pain Home
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