Ovarian pain without a rule

It is probably very possible that you ask yourself the following question: Is it possible that ovarian pain appears even without having the period? It is an absolutely normal question, since it is usually very common to relate the ovarian pain with menstruation.

The reason for this relationship is quite obvious: in most cases, discomfort in the ovaries appear as a result of menstruation. It may even be the case that these discomforts appear during the middle of the ovulation cycle, which is called painful ovulation.

As we indicated on a previous occasion, we must be clear that, in reality, ovarian pain does not really exist, given that they are organs that do not have sensitivity. That is, the ovaries do not cause pain, and they do have a relationship with certain imbalances, especially related to the female reproductive system.

These discomforts appear mostly in the lower region of the abdomen, just below the region of the umbilicus and pelvis. It can be transient, acute or chronic (depending on the cause that caused its appearance). In turn, cramps may appear in the belly, or pricking sensation at the level of the ovaries, on either side of the belly.

Can ovarian pain appear without menstruation?

As we said in the previous lines, It is very common to relate ovarian pain with menstruation, mainly because menstrual pain is one of its main causes as a result of the action of prostagladine, which is a substance that causes contractions in the musculature of the uterus, which in turn causes pain.

However, yes it is possible to feel pain and discomfort in the ovaries without there being a rule. In these cases, these pains appear after ovulation (painful ovulation) or menstruation itself, is associated with Kidneys pain or with stomach pain, and it would be produced by other causes or reasons. We analyze these causes in the following section.

Causes of ovarian pain without a rule

There are different causes that can cause the ovaries to hurt and bother even without having the period or menstruation. As we will see below, one of the most obvious and usual causes is pregnancy, but it is not the only one. We summarize them:

  • Symptom of pregnancy: both are linked. Ovarian pain in this case always manifests in early pregnancy, almost immediately after conception has occurred. This pain decreases as the pregnancy progresses, may or may not be very intense, and may occur in one or both ovaries.
  • Ectopic pregnancy: Pathological pregnancy that develops outside the uterine cavity, as a result of which the uterine egg has been placed in the fallopian tubes instead of having migrated to the uterus.
  • Painful ovulation: Ovarian pain occurs during ovulation, usually in the middle of the ovulation cycle.
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease: is a sexually transmitted disease that causes a dangerous inflammation of the reproductive organs, caused by the viruses Neisseria gonorroheae or Chlamydia trachomatis. If it is not treated in time it can cause infertility.
  • Tumors: both benign and malignant (tumor or ovarian cancer). They usually do not cause symptoms until they are at an advanced stage. Therefore, it is important to visit the gynecologist periodically.

Ovarian pain in pregnancy

The truth is that when a woman is pregnant, any discomfort or pain tends to be worrisome, especially when she does not know if it is a common discomfort or not. This is what happens, for example, with ovarian pain in pregnancy.

In fact, did you know that it is one of the first symptoms that can appear when pregnancy occurs? It is not itself about ovarian pain specifically, but about a Abdominal pain similar to what appears when menstruation comes, which leads to confuse it with the discomfort that arise when the ovaries are ovulating.

This obviously does not mean that menstruation will come. It's more, ovarian pain in pregnancy is common to be noticed during the first weeks of pregnancy. Yes, the pain can also occur throughout the pregnancy.

Only when the pain is very lucky and is accompanied by other symptoms such as bleeding or fever is it essential to go quickly to the gynecologist, since they can be signs of other diseases.

Is it possible to feel cramps in the ovaries?

As we mentioned in the previous lines, the truth is that ovarian pain can also be accompanied by cramps. That is to say, to have the sensation of suffering painful and annoying punctures that feel like cramps.

In these cases, when cramps arise and menstruation has not yet come, it is very possible that they are treated ovulation cramps, especially when those discomforts occur in the middle of the cycle, when the mature ovum emerges from the follicle.

As you surely know, it is common for ovulation to be accompanied by some symptoms, such as ovarian pain and abdominal pain, in addition to the appearance of a very small amount of bleeding.

What to do before the onset of ovarian pain without a rule?

The most advisable thing is always to go to the gynecologist, who will evaluate you and investigate the cause that has caused the onset of ovarian pain. On the other hand, do not forget that it is extremely important to visit this medical specialist periodically, preferably at least once a year.

If you are pregnant and ovarian pain is very strong or is accompanied by other symptoms such as bleeding and / or fever it is best to go to the gynecologist quickly, for your medical evaluation. This article is published for informational purposes only. It can not and should not replace the consultation with a Physician. We advise you to consult your Trusted Doctor.

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