Many women suffer from ovarian pain during menstruation or the ovulation phase. This pain is usually focused on the part that goes from the navel to the pelvis. The pain can be more or less intense, from a slight prick to cramps or discomfort accompanied by long-lasting periods. But what is this annoyance really about?
Causes of ovarian pain and period discomfort
- The vast majority of women suffer this type of pain during ovulation, menstruation or pregnancy. During ovulation, many may experience discomfort, also known as breakthrough pain. This pain can appear before, during or after. It is caused by the growth of the follicle that affects the surface of the ovary.
- On the other hand, during menstruation, ovarian discomfort is very common among women. Many of them suffer from it when their period is about to drop. Instead this pain is usually due to what is called prostaglandin. This substance causes the muscles of the uterus to contract and these discomforts appear. But if the rules are very abundant and painful every month, we are facing endometriosis. Every month the endometrial cells increase to prepare a possible egg to be fertilized. Although when these cells grow outside the uterus, such as in the ovaries, intestine or bladder, it is when endometriosis occurs.
- Also in pregnancy discomfort can be created in the area of the ovaries, especially during the first month. Above all, keep in mind that as long as you have persistent discomfort or it worries you, go to your gynecologist so that he can examine you and can offer you a proper diagnosis and rule out that it is something more serious.
- Remember that to soothe ovarian pain, avoid excessive coffee, but if you can take an analgesic (ibuprofen or paracetamol), oral contraceptives or practice sports, drink herbal teas such as chamomile or hot water baths. All this can contribute very effectively to the reduction of ovarian pain.