A woman may experience some or all of the symptoms of ovulation, including the following:
- Changed secretions: slippery and sticky secretions may come out of the cervix when ovulation occurs, about two weeks before menstruation.
- Suffering from premenstrual symptoms: they include breast enlargement, pain when touched, mood swings, and flatulence, as the occurrence of ovulation may accompany suffering from premenstrual symptoms.
- Abdominal pain: Some women may experience general or specific pain on one side of the abdomen.
- Rise in temperature: The basal body temperature rises slightly after ovulation, as this sign does not indicate the imminence of ovulation, but rather its occurrence, as the temperature rises by half a degree Celsius.
- Regular menstrual cycles: Ovulation occurs more often if the menstrual cycle occurs every 24-35 days.
- Increased level of hormones in the urine: The levels of hormones in the urine increase when the time of ovulation approaches.
Ovulation occurs when an ovarian follicle ruptures to release an egg that travels to the uterus through the fallopian tubes. The cause of this pain is due to the swelling or rupture of the ovarian follicle, as this pain lasts for a period ranging from a few hours to a few days, and it is worth noting that there is no evidence that the occurrence of this pain is a sign of a serious problem.
Ways to know the occurrence of ovulation
There are many methods used to determine the occurrence of ovulation, but the doctor’s ultrasound examination, in addition to checking the hormones in the blood, is the most accurate method. Other methods include the following:
- Ovulation testing devices: These devices measure the level of luteinizing hormone in the urine, and it should be noted that these devices are available without the need for a prescription to dispense.
- Basal body temperature chart: This method requires recording the basal body temperature every morning during the cycle, in order to monitor changes, as ovulation is confirmed after the temperature continues to rise above the basal value for three days.
- Fertility test: This test measures the levels of both estrogen and luteinizing hormone, to help determine the six days of the fertile period. In fact, this method is more expensive compared to others.
- ↑ “Ovulation”, www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au, Retrieved 31-3-2019. Edited.
- ↑ “How can I tell when I’m ovulating?”, www.nhs.uk, Retrieved 31-3-2019. Edited.
- ↑ “What does ovulation pain mean?”, www.medicalnewstoday.com, Retrieved 31-3-2019. Edited.
- ↑ “What Is Ovulation? 16 Things to Know About Your Menstrual Cycle”, www.healthline.com, Retrieved 31-3-2019. Edited.
Symptoms of the day of ovulation in women