Sharp Pain In Breast During Ovulation

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Definition

Mittelschmerz is one-sided, lower abdominal pain that occurs in women at or around the time of an egg is released from the ovaries (ovulation).


Alternative Names

Ovulation pain; Midcycle pain


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

About 20% of women experience mittelschmerz, or pain associated with ovulation. The pain may occur just before, during, or after ovulation.

There are several explanations for the cause of this pain. Just prior to ovulation, follicle growth...

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