How Long After Your Period Do You Start Ovulating?

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Alternative Names

Ovulation pain; Midcycle pain


Lower-abdominal pain that is:

  • One-sided
  • Recurrent or with similar pain in past
  • Typically lasting minutes to a few hours, possibly as long as 24-48 hours
  • Usually sharp, cramping, distinctive pain
  • Severe (rare)
  • May switch sides from month to month or from one episode to another
  • Begins midway through the menstrual cycle

Signs and tests

A pelvic examination shows no abnormalities. Other diagnostic...

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