Ovulation is the release of a mature egg from an ovary during the
Ovulation dates vary widely from woman to woman and from month to
month. Many women need to use one or more methods to pinpoint their ovulation
day. This can be done by checking for several days of stringy cervical mucus, charting
basal body temperature changes, and checking luteinizing hormone changes
with urine test kits.
Some women feel a brief period of sharp pain on one side of the
lower abdomen (the side where the egg was released) when they ovulate. This
pain is called mittelschmerz. An increase in vaginal discharge or slight
spotting may also occur near the time of ovulation.
March 20, 2013
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology
How this information was developed to help you make better health decisions.
To learn more visit Healthwise.org
© 1995-2013 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
We are happy to take your appointment request over the phone, or, you may fill out an online request form.
Disclaimer: The information on this website is for general informational purposes only and SHOULD NOT be relied upon as a substitute for sound professional medical advice, evaluation or care from your physician or other qualified health care provider.