Unpacking The Cause and Management Of Ovulation Pains
Being a woman comes with many benefits, but it also comes with quite a few downsides, and the worst part is that most of them are invisible to others, so they seem as though they are not that serious.
One of these is ovulation pains. It is bad enough that as women, we get period pains that let us know that we are about to bleed for 5-7 days (if we’re lucky), but our body also likes to let us know that we’re fertile by hurting us.
Here is a simple guide to your ovulation pains and what you can do to relieve the pain.
What Are Ovulation Pains
In case you don’t know, ovulation is the stage of your menstrual cycle when an egg (ovum) is released from one of the ovaries into the fallopian tubes. Your fallopian tubes contract so that the ovum can meet the sperm and fertilize.
For some women, their monthly ovulation goes unnoticed. There is nothing to suggest that their bodies prepare for the egg to be fertilized until they get their period. They do not know it happened. However, for other women, ovulation is almost bad as having their period.
Ovulation pains are caused by the contracting of the fallopian tubes and can range from a dull ache to a sharp twinge that can last anywhere from a couple of seconds to two days.
Remedies For Ovulation Pains
Ovulation pains are completely normal, and unless they are debilitating, they should not be a cause for concern. There are some easy ways to deal with your ovulation pain so that you feel a little less.
You can deal with ovulation pains in much the same way that you deal with period pains because they are in the same area of the body and are caused by similar actions taking place in the body.
Rest is important as the pain can drain you somewhat. Using a hot compress will help you feel better as the heat will make the area feel more comfortable. There is no shame in taking a pain-relieving medication if natural remedies aren’t working, though.
The Bottom Line
Ovulation pains are just as normal as period pains in your menstrual cycle, and you should not worry if you get them as many people do. However, if the pain becomes unbearable or causes other health issues, you should see your doctor.
If your ovulation pains are regular and not debilitating, you can treat them in the exact same way that you treat period pains and take comfort in knowing that there are others in the world suffering the exact same pain as you are.