Cramping Pain During or After Ovulation?

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Philip Druce

By Philip Druce, Founder of Ovulation Calculator

When you are trying to conceive, every ache and pain is put under the microscope. Could it mean you are pregnant? Is something wrong?

In reality, many of the feelings you will have during your cycle are completely natural and they were probably even present long before you were trying to conceive - they are just much more noticeable now.

But what about cramping 1 day after ovulation, or even 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 days after ovulation? Is that a normal part of your cycle or an indication of pregnancy?

We asked 9,670 women if they experienced any pain during or after ovulation that felt like cramping and 50% said yes. See the survey results below.

Cramping pain survey

There are over 3 million cases of ovulation pain each year in the US.

If you are trying to conceive, it's important to get the timing right. Luckily that's what Ovulation Calculator does. Learn when you ovulate by clicking here.

Ovulation and Mittelschmerz

Cramping pain during ovulation affects about 20% of women. Some women experience very painful ovulation.

Here's what happens. The follicle (capsule containing the egg) is surrounded by follicular fluid in the ovary. When you ovulate, the egg, fluid and some blood are released from the follicle and ovary.

Causes of ovulation pain

There are a few theories as to what causes this pain;

Ovulation pain cause by theories

The pain is referred to as mittelschmerz, which comes from the German words for "middle" and "pain." As this phenomenon describes a pain that occurs in the middle of the cycle, the name makes perfect sense. Contrary to popular belief, the presence of mittelschmerz in a cycle does not indicate pregnancy. It simply indicates ovulation.

However, there is one important distinction. Mittelschmerz occurs during ovulation. This is normally about 15 days before your next period, depending on your cycle and luteal phase length. If you are tracking your cycle closely, have never experienced pain or cramping during ovulation, and are certain that your cramping occurred after ovulation, it may be an indication that you are pregnant (more on this below).

Mittelschmerz affects 1 in 5 women and is most common between the age of 14 and 40.

Mittelschmerz age affects

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Ovulation pain symptoms

A pain on one side of your lower abdomen and pelvic area that occurs about 15 days before your next period is due.

Cramping pain symptoms

The pain can be described as a sharp and sudden abdominal pain or a dull and cramping like pain. In some cases the pain can be severe, but it is usually mild. Most women experience the pain for a short period of time (a few minutes to a few hours), but for some women the pain can last days (two to three days).

Scientists, researchers and doctors cannot explain why some women experience this pain and others don't. It could simply boil down to genetics.

The pain can be agonizing for some women and can be confused for appendicitis. This pain will only stop occurring at menopause.

Treatment

Treatment is not normally needed as the pain is not harmful. However, for severe cases of ovulation pain, it's recommended women take pain relievers that you can get over-the-counter.

Cramping pain treatment

Cramping AFTER ovulation

Most women ovulate about 14 to 16 days before the start of their period. If you are closely monitoring your cycle and the signs of ovulation, you should know when you are ovulating.

Cramping pain after ovulation

If you experience cramping after ovulation, it is possible that you are feeling the effects of implantation. About 20% of pregnant women report that they feel cramping after ovulation. This is a very positive sign that you may be pregnant, but please understand that not all women experience cramping at implantation. So if you do not feel cramps after ovulation, you could still be pregnant. Take the Implantation Bleeding or Period Quiz.

Other causes of cramping after ovulation

Pregnancy is the most common reason why women experience cramps after ovulating, but that uncomfortable feeling could be due to other things. A menstrual period causes cramps in most women, and although you are not likely to get your period so close to ovulation, it is possible. If you are cramping from your period, though, you should see normal period symptoms follow soon after the uncomfortable feeling sets in.

Endometriosis is another possible yet uncommon cause of cramping that could occur after ovulation. So, if you are experiencing cramping after ovulation and it is not a pregnancy or your menstrual period, you may want to schedule a visit to your gynecologist. Endometriosis can be a painful condition that may interfere with your ability to conceive, so it is important to involve your doctor early on if you think this may be a problem.

Other ovulation symptoms

Cramping pain is just one of 12 ovulation signs.

Knowing when you ovulate will greatly increase your chances of pregnancy
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  1. Andi Jul 26, 2016
    I just finished my period on July 23 had sex on the 24, on mon the 25 I started to have really bad cramps through out the day. Now today tues 26 mid afternoon. I starting to have cramps again. Could I be ovulating early? Why would cramps happen after my period. Has anyone had cramps right after you period? Please let me know you thoughts.
    1. Shaqalia: I stopped taking birth control in July. I had unprotected sex on the 16th of August, but two days before took the plan B pill because I had sex that day also. My period came on the 20th then off on the 26 of August. It came back on on September 4th-8th. I've been having pains on both sides of my abdomen and headaches. Can you explain why?! - (Sep 14, 2016)
    2. Michelle: Plan B messes up your next two cycle and causes these types of symptoms. I had this problem also and thats what my doctor told me. Everything should go back to normal on your next period. - (Oct 06, 2016)
    3. Lisa: Why would you go off birth control if you don't want a baby?? - (Oct 12, 2016)
    4. Lisa: Hello Everyone! Can you please help me. Me and my husband been trying to conceive. Got my period on Sept 26. And had sex on Oct 7 and 12. Now I’m having cramps and discharge. Do you think I might be pregnant? I suffer from Hypothyroidism, at the same time I'm scared. So hard for me to become pregnant. Please help! Thank you so much - (Oct 14, 2016)
    5. Tracy: The same happened to me. My period ended on the 12th of this month. I had sex the 13th and 16th (beginning of my fertile window). Towards the evening, I started having serious cramps that brought out blood. I have tested but wasn't pregnant. Can't tell what that means. - (Oct 26, 2016)
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  2. Dsanjeevkumar9 Jul 27, 2016
    How many days should you have sex before your period?
    1. Sarah (OC Team): It depends on the many factors such as your cycle length and luteal phase etc. You can use Ovulation Calculator to see your most fertile days. - (Jul 27, 2016)
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  3. Shannon Jul 29, 2016
    I had a period on July 11 2016. I had sex on the 19th and the 25th my period is so messed up I'm not sure when I ovulate, my cramps are in my lower abs area it hurts. My question is I have one tube due to an ectopic in 2012 so I can't tell when I ovulate so could that be ovulation or pregnancy or period? I have had 3 kids but never felt this before to the point I'm bent over when it hurts.
    1. Sarah (OC Team): If you know when you ovulated it would be easier to work out if it was mittelschmerz or not. I understand that you said you're not sure when you ovulate, so it's hard to know. Can you have a look at this post and see if you had any of the other 12 signs of ovulation: https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/ovulation-symptoms-signs/. - (Jul 29, 2016)
    2. Claire: Shannon, I have been with my partner for 13 years and no protection. Nothing happened for 9 years. Then I downloaded an app on my phone called ovia fertility. Now I have 2 children and hopfully number 3 on the way ...all thanks to this little app. Hope this helps. Good luck! xxx - (Aug 09, 2016)
    3. Christina (OC Team): Technology has made amazing strides in helping women conceive, and fertility apps are no exception. :) One thing that stands out about Ovulation Calculator is that it updates whenever new data is logged, so it will become more and more accurate as you use it (unlike others that stay the same). Good luck to you, Claire and Shannon! - (Aug 09, 2016)
    4. Maryam: I had sex on my ovulation day. That was on the 22nd of last month and since then,I have been having pain in my abdomen. Does that mean I am pregnant? - (Nov 01, 2016)
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  4. Frances Jul 31, 2016
    I had my period on the 14 of July 2016 and I had HSG on the 25th of July 2016. My ovulation was on the 28th of this month and I am feeling cramping. Is this normal?
    1. Christina (OC Team): Cramping during ovulation (mittelshmerz) is normal for many women. You can expect it to subside by the time you have finished ovulating. Some cramping is also normal after the HSG procedure, but if you are still experiencing cramps days later, you should consult your doctor. - (Jul 31, 2016)
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  5. Jennifer Aug 06, 2016
    Can a person get pregnant if she has uprotected sex six days after her period? Her cycle is 27
    1. Kayla: Yes. You usually ovulate around that time. I had sex 9 days after my period and got pregnant. It just all depends on your menstrual cycle. - (Sep 01, 2016)
    2. Bethany: What if you have unprotected sex on day 5 and 6 (last day of my period) and your average cycle is 29 days? The cycle before was 33 days (the longest time I have charted). I've been back to school for 2 months and with midterms, being sick, and all-nighters. It's hard to tell if these symptoms (emotional mood swings, tired, cramping, aches everywhere, headaches, and change in appetite and nausea) are pregnancy symptoms. It's only been 13 days, but I noticed cramping immediately after sex (this was the first time I ever had unprotected sex) so I don't know if it's normal. I have a doctors appointment booked for this Tuesday. Will it be accurate enough to tell that early? (Booked for day 21 of my cycle). - (Oct 21, 2016)
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  6. Unknown Aug 06, 2016
    I menstruated on the 24th of July and had sex on the 1st of August. Can I be pregnant because I have a 28 day cycle?
    1. Christina (OC Team): It's difficult to accurately estimate ovulation based on your cycle alone because cycles do vary. If you weren't tracking ovulation and are unsure when you had your fertile window, it is possible. For example, if you ovulated on the 6th, the 1st would have been the first day of your fertile window. - (Aug 06, 2016)
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  7. Janey Aug 09, 2016
    I had my period on the 31st of July. My cycle is 24 days, so I was supposed to start ovulating on the 5th. Today I feel cramps. Could I be pregnant?
    1. Christina (OC Team): If your fertile window began on the fifth, you may now be experiencing cramping from ovulation. A woman's fertile window is six days, leading up to and including ovulation. - (Aug 09, 2016)
    2. Janey: Hi, My back still aches but now its on the left side - (Aug 12, 2016)
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  8. Enono Aug 10, 2016
    I menstruated on the 25th of July, and I have had sex on the1st, 2nd and 3rd of August. Can I be pregnant? My cycle is 24 days.
    1. Christina (OC Team): Most women ovulate within 12-16 days of the end of their cycle (next period). So the dates you mentioned were likely in your fertile window. Having sex in your fertile window makes pregnancy a possibility. However, the only way you can know for sure if you were ovulating would be to look for signs. Here is an article abut tracking cervical mucus and position changes https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/cervix-cervical-mucus/ And here is an article to help you track your basal body temperature https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/basal-body-temperature/ - (Aug 10, 2016)
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  9. Hiphe Aug 12, 2016
    I had my period on the 14th -18th of July, on the 27th of July I had sex, and on the 12th of August I started having cramps in my right pelvis. It was followed by bloody discharge, but not flowing as my normal period. Please what is happening?
    1. Christina (OC Team): You didn't mention your cycle length, but it sounds like this could either be a period or implantation bleeding. Have a look at this article to see the differences https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/implantation-bleeding-or-period-quiz/ - (Aug 12, 2016)
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  10. Jackie Aug 16, 2016
    I had my period on the 2nd of August. I had intercourse on the 11th and 12th of August. On my tracker, it says my most fertile days were on the 10th-15th. I started ovulating the 15th. What is the chances of me being pregnant? I'm feeling cramps...
    1. Christina (OC Team): If you ovulated on the 15th and had sex on the 11th and 12th, you were within your fertile window and have a chance to conceive in this cycle. Are you tracking ovulation in any other way? I'd recommend checking out these articles: https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/basal-body-temperature/ & https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/cervix-cervical-mucus/ for more info. If you just entered your fertile window on the 15th, you would ovulate on the 20th and the cramping could be from ovulation. It may sound complicated, but once you start tracking the signs, it will all make sense. Good luck! - (Aug 17, 2016)
    2. Jackie: My fertile window was the 10th-15th (from what my app says) and I ovulated the 16th. I had intercourse on the 10th-12th. - (Aug 17, 2016)
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  11. Kay Aug 18, 2016
    Hello, I had my last period on July 29th and it's 14 days late from my previous period. I'm tracking my periods. I have a 32-day cycle, and today, August 18, I have cramping on only one side. Does that mean I'm ovulating? We are TTC.
    1. Christina (OC Team): The best way to track ovulation is to track your BBT (info here: https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/knowledge/?q=basal+body+temperature) and log your results here. - (Aug 18, 2016)
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  12. Joan Aug 20, 2016
    My cycle is 28 days. I usually experience some pain in my anus during ovulation which I confirmed through ovulation tracking. However, since about 4 days after ovulation, I have been experiencing mild cramps for about 5 days now. What could this be pointing to?
    1. Christina (OC Team): Light spotting and cramping after ovulation could be a sign of implantation. Have a look at this article to learn more https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/implantation-bleeding-or-period-quiz/ - (Aug 20, 2016)
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  13. Cndy Aug 20, 2016
    I had my period start on August 7, 2016. It ended August 11th 2016. I took an ovulation test on the 19th of August. I was ovulating. I had intercorse on the 17th and the 19th. Now one day later I'm cramping. What could be happening? Could I be pregnant?
    1. Christina (OC Team): One DPO is early for implantation. Have a look at this article to learn more https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/implantation-bleeding-or-period-quiz/ - (Aug 21, 2016)
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  14. Amanda Aug 21, 2016
    I started ovulating from the 15-22 and I had sex 17-18-20-21-22. Today I have cramping like my period. My period cramps are pretty bad. Could I be implanting or is it nothing?
    1. Christina (OC Team): If the actual date of ovulation was the 22nd (today), your cramping is more likely due to ovulation. Have a look at this article to learn more about implantation bleeding and timing. https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/implantation-bleeding-or-period-quiz/ Good luck! - (Aug 22, 2016)
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  15. Porsha Aug 22, 2016
    I started ovulating on August 20th and I started having dull cramps and pain above my right hip the next day. It's still hurting now. Am I Pregnant?
    1. Christina (OC Team): You're in what's known as the "two week wait" now. You can test on the 3rd, but you may want to have a look at this article for information on implantation in the meantime. https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/implantation-bleeding-or-period-quiz/ Good luck! - (Aug 22, 2016)
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  16. Jemma Aug 24, 2016
    Me and my boyfriend had sex 1 day before my ovulation day on the 21st of August 2016. Now, 3 days later, I've got mild stomach cramps. Could I be pregnant? They are like period pains but I'm not due for my period for a week and a half.
    1. Christina (OC Team): 2 days past ovulation is early for implantation cramping. Have a look at this article to learn more https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/implantation-bleeding-or-period-quiz/ - (Aug 24, 2016)
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  17. Sarah Aug 24, 2016
    My periods are very irregular. I had a period July 19-23 and then again Aug 11-16. So I have a 23 day cycle, but I'm unsure of my ovulation date. My period tracker said August 17-22. Can you help me with this?
    1. Christina (OC Team): Log your dates into your account here to get a prediction. Then, use another method to track ovulation and log your results here. Your prediction accuracy should increase. Here is one way to track ovulation: https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/cervix-cervical-mucus/ Good luck! - (Aug 25, 2016)
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  18. Thandy Aug 25, 2016
    Hi, my period was on the 12 -14th of August. Me and my hubby had sex on the 16-21-22. Now on the 25th, I started feeling cramps in my back and my lower abdomen. Could it be ovulation?
    1. Christina (OC Team): It depends on the length of your cycle, but it sounds like ovulation is a possibility. - (Aug 25, 2016)
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  19. Phindile Aug 27, 2016
    Hi! My husband and I are trying to conceive. My period was on the 8th-12th and I ovulated on the 21st-25th. Now I am having cramps in my abdomen. I have a 28-day cycle. Could I be pregnant?
    1. Christina (OC Team): Have a look at this article about implantation: https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/implantation-bleeding-or-period-quiz/ The process could cause cramping, but the timing seems early for implantation. You can confirm with a test on the 6th or 8th of September. Good luck! - (Aug 27, 2016)
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  20. Felicia Aug 28, 2016
    Hi, I ovulated on the 22-25 August, and now I am having mild cramps. Could it be pregnancy?
    1. Christina (OC Team): Have a look at this article about implantation https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/implantation-bleeding-or-period-quiz/ Good luck! - (Aug 28, 2016)
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  21. Monica Aug 29, 2016
    Hello :)
    I ovulated on Aug 20-24 and had sex a few times during that time frame. I had mild to annoying cramps on my right side on the 27th that lasted for a couple of hours. I don't normally cramp mid-cycle. I'm wondering if it could be pregnancy? I have a 28 day cycle. Thank you.
    1. Christina (OC Team): Have a look at this article on implantation if you think this may be the cause. https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/implantation-bleeding-or-period-quiz/ You can test on the 7th. Good luck! - (Aug 29, 2016)
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  22. Mone Aug 29, 2016
    I ovulated from the 22nd-27th of August and had sex on 8/23/16. My ovulation day was 8/28/16. Now today, I'm having a lot of cramping and sharp pain on the right side only. What does this mean? I've only been trying for like 3 months and really don't know what to look for.
    1. Christina (OC Team): Are you sure you ovulated on the 28th? Cramping could be a symptom of ovulation. Cramping could be a symptom of ovulation. More on that here. https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/ovulation-symptoms-signs/ - (Aug 29, 2016)
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  23. Louise Sep 01, 2016
    I am taking Clomid (100mg) and having follicle tracking. I ovulated on Friday the 26th or Saturday the 27th of August and I have been having cramps since Sunday, the 28th of August. Endometriosis has been ruled out. What could this mean??
    1. Christina (OC Team): Cramping pain could be a symptom of ovulation, implantation or a menstrual period, depending on where you are in your cycle. After ovulation, implantation is a possibility. Have a look at this article for more information. https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/implantation-bleeding-or-period-quiz/ Good luck. - (Sep 01, 2016)
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  24. Blessing Sep 01, 2016
    My last period was August 18, 2 days after I started taking clomid. I have a 30 day cycle. I had sex on the 27th, 29th, 30th. Yesterday, l had camping pain. Could it be implantation?
    1. Christina (OC Team): Could be that your period is coming or it could be implantation. You can read more about implantation here https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/implantation-bleeding-or-period-quiz/ - (Sep 02, 2016)
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  25. T Sep 02, 2016
    I always have left side pain during my ovulation with very tender breasts and constipation. What does it mean?
    1. Christina (OC Team): Some women experience symptoms of ovulation. You can learn about them here: https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/ovulation-symptoms-signs/ - (Sep 02, 2016)
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  26. Lilii Sep 03, 2016
    I start my period on the 17th. My cycle lenght is 27 days. I have taken cerophen on the 3rd day of my period. l've felt ovulation cramps from the 1st to the 3rd of Sep. I am feeling cramping again. What does it mean????
    1. Christina (OC Team): It's difficult to say. Possibly ovulation cramps. Have a look at this article on the symptoms of ovulation https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/ovulation-symptoms-signs/ - (Sep 03, 2016)
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  27. Samina Sep 03, 2016
    Hi, I'm cramping 6 days past ovulation for the first time.
    1. Christina (OC Team): Have a look at this article about implantation https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/implantation-bleeding-or-period-quiz/ Good luck! - (Sep 04, 2016)
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  28. Samina Sep 04, 2016
    Hi, the first time after ovulation (6days past), I had very bad cramps, but only for a few minutes. Please help me.
    1. Christina (OC Team): Cramping could be a sign of implantation. Have a look at the following article to see whether you may have other signs https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/implantation-bleeding-or-period-quiz/ - (Sep 04, 2016)
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  29. Yollenda Sep 05, 2016
    My hubby and I had intercourse on 20/08/2016 and on 21/08/2016. I ovulated on 24/08/2016. Since that, I have cramps and back pain. Is it possible that I may be pregnant? Please help.
    1. Christina (OC Team): Your cramping could be from implantation or menstruation. Have a look at this article to learn more about the signs of each https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/implantation-bleeding-or-period-quiz/ - (Sep 05, 2016)
    2. Veronica: Hello. I had sex during the same time on the 21st of August and have cramps since then, but my cycle length is 28 days. I generally ovulate in the middle. Do you know what it is? - (Sep 08, 2016)
    3. Christina (OC Team): If you had sex within your fertile window, and it seems as though you did, there's a chance you are pregnant. Only a test can confirm. Good luck! - (Sep 09, 2016)
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  30. Samina Sep 05, 2016
    And today started cramps in my left side and right side. No other sign right now.
    1. Christina (OC Team): Try also using an OPK or charting BBT to track ovulation. You can learn more about BBT charting here https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/basal-body-temperature/ - (Sep 05, 2016)
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  31. Ay Sep 05, 2016
    I have been trying to conceive for 8 months but really just started monitoring my ovulation last month with this app. A few months back, April precisely, I would often have sharp pains on the right side of my tummy to my leg. I have checked with my doctor, done scans and tested but nothing was found. I was given antibiotics which seems to always subside the pain.
    Now this month again, I felt this pain. I noticed this sharp pulling pain that starts around my fertile window and when I am actively intimate with my husband. It's a sharp pulling pain that comes on and off and sometimes am thinking fertilization just took place. I have really been hopeful in my 2WW to test today as suggested by ovulation calculator but then i woke up with AF this morning which has got me all sad and moody.

    Please, what causes sharp pulling pains on the right side of the stomach? It goes from the pelvic side down to the leg and sometimes comes with a lower back ache just around fertile window period. That is before I ovulate until AF starts?
    1. Christina (OC Team): Some women experience cramping pain during ovulation. You can have a look at this article for more information on the symptoms of ovulation: https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/ovulation-symptoms-signs/ I would suggest talking to your doctor again about the sharp pulling pains. Good luck! - (Sep 05, 2016)
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  32. CHy Sep 05, 2016
    I had my period on the 20th of August to 22nd and I have a 28-day cycle. I started my ovulation on the 2nd of this month, but before the 2nd, I was having lower abdominal pain. I made love on the 23rd, 25th and 29th of last month and we also made love during my ovulation. But I am having pain in my left abdomen. Am I pregnant and is my ovulation day correct?
    1. Christina (OC Team): To be sure of your ovulation day, try charting BBT. More on that here: https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/basal-body-temperature/ Only a test can confirm pregnancy. Good luck! - (Sep 06, 2016)
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  33. Samina Sep 06, 2016
    I want tell you something. Before, when my cycle started, I had period cramps. This time, nothing yet. I have 6 days left until my period starts.
    1. Christina (OC Team): You still have a good amount of time before your period. You may begin to notice the symptoms as it gets closer. - (Sep 06, 2016)
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  34. Katie Sep 06, 2016
    My husband and I are trying for our second child. I think I ovulated on the 1st of Sept. We DTD on the 30th and Aug 1st, and on the 3rd. Right after the 3rd, I had a slight brownish/ pink discharge that lasted for about 2 whips, and I had ovary cramping on one side. It only lasted one day. Now on the 5th and 6th, my ovaries are cramping again, plus I had breast tenderness for a week. Could I be pregnant?
    1. Christina (OC Team): Implantation usually occurs about a week after ovulation, so your cramping at 3DPO is a bit early. Still, have a look at this article for more symptoms of implantation. https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/implantation-bleeding-or-period-quiz/ - (Sep 06, 2016)
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  35. Jess Sep 06, 2016
    I ovulated on the 1st of September and I am feeling lower abdominal cramping. My period isn't due for 11 more days. What could this be?
    1. Christina (OC Team): Have a look at this article about implantation https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/implantation-bleeding-or-period-quiz/ Good luck! - (Sep 07, 2016)
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  36. Jess Sep 07, 2016
    Hi, so I ovulated on the 1st of September. The last 2 days, I have been having these crampy feelings in my lower abdomen. It would be september 5th and 6th when they occurred. My period is suppose to be here in 10 days. What does this cramping mean? I have been very moody, my boobs hurt and I have been craving chocolate, but I normally don't get crazy or start being moody until the day before my period.
    1. Christina (OC Team): It sounds like implantation is a possibility. Have a look at this article for more information. https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/implantation-bleeding-or-period-quiz/ - (Sep 07, 2016)
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  37. Ify Sep 07, 2016
    I had my period on the 3rd of September - 7th of September. My cycle is 29 days. When am I supposed to ovulate and have sex with my partner? We hope to get pregnant with a baby boy.
    1. Christina (OC Team): If you log your cycle dates into your account here at Ovulation Calculator, you will get a prediction of your fertile window. Good luck! - (Sep 07, 2016)
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  38. Onoja Sep 07, 2016
    I had my period on August 27th and am having waist pain today. I want to know the exact time to get pregnant.
    1. Christina (OC Team): Try adding your cycle dates into your account here to get a prediction of when you will ovulate. Good luck! - (Sep 07, 2016)
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  39. Shontavia Sep 07, 2016
    I just need a better understanding. So I had sex last night on the 3rd of September, 2016, and in the early morning of the 4th. Ovulation Calculator says I should ovulate around the 6th of September. But I have been having back aches, hip pain/tenderness and cramps ever since the 4th. I just wonder if I could be pregnant, and if not, what's the weird feelings? Oh, I also went to work today and my back and hip still hurts.
    1. Christina (OC Team): Ovulation Calculator will give you a prediction based on your cycle dates and information. If you want to know exactly when you ovulate, you should use a physical method to track, such as BBT charting or OPKs. If you log your results into your account here, your prediction should update and become more accurate. So if you are showing signs of ovulation now (cramping), you may be ovulating later than your prediction. Have a look at this article for the signs and symptoms of ovulation https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/ovulation-symptoms-signs/ - (Sep 08, 2016)
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  40. Kelly Sep 08, 2016
    Hi there! I have a 25 day cycle I ovulated on Sept 5th and had sex on the 3rd, 4th and 6th. And today, the 8th, I'm having really strong cramping there. Had to stop walking because it was pretty intense. Could this be pregnancy or implantation?
    1. Christina (OC Team): It's a bit early for implantation, and any cramping from this is usually light. You can learn more about implantation here. https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/implantation-bleeding-or-period-quiz/ - (Sep 08, 2016)
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  41. Shaheer Sep 09, 2016
    My periods started on the 25th of August. On the 5th of September, my hsg of right tube was done. I did bd(intercourse) on the 8th of Sep. Today, I feel pain in my right side (lower portion). I am taking antibiotics also. Please guide me......
    1. Christina (OC Team): Do you know if/when you ovulated? - (Sep 10, 2016)
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  42. Vers Sep 10, 2016
    Menstruation started on the 15th of August and my cycle is 31 days. I had sex on the 31st of August, 1st of Sept and 2nd of Sept. Is it possible for me to get pregnant?
    1. Christina (OC Team): It is possible if you were in your fertile window when you had sex. The only way to know this would be to track ovulation. You can get started with a prediction by entering your cycle dates in your account here. Good luck! - (Sep 10, 2016)
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  43. Vers Sep 10, 2016
    Couldn't understand your response clearly. Could you please be precise?
    1. Christina (OC Team): In order to get pregnant, you must have sex within your fertile window. This means that you should know when your fertile window takes place. Have a look at this article for a deeper explanation https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/get-pregnant/ And you can also use your Ovulation Calculator account to get a prediction of when your fertile window will be. Just fill out as much as you can in the "Me" section. I hope that helps! - (Sep 11, 2016)
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  44. Eve Sep 10, 2016
    Hi, I always had a 28-day regular cycle until January. I always thought I was pregnant but would later get disappointed. Then, I decided I had an irregular period. I thought a yeast infection was the cause, then I treated it. I thought it was completely gone but no. I still had another irregular period. I went for a test and was told I had a hormonal imbalance. I started eating well, sleeping early and taking pills since I was ttc, in July. I had my period 6-8 of Aug and totaly treated that infection. I seemed to ovulate on the 16-17, and I had sex on midnight of the 28th. I got my period again that morning, but it came normally only on the 29th, scanty on the 30th, nothing on the 31st (didn't know what to think). I made love on the 2nd. Noticed thick cloudy stretchy discharge after bowel movements between Aug. 4-6 and my chart said fertile between 6-11. Made love on the 10th and waited for 30mins before a warm bath. I wiped my vj and noticed clear stretchy discharge. I don't know if it's sperm or my ewcm. I had bad but mild cramping 10hrs after. Do you think I have a chance at ovulation? Or if I have ovulated, a chance at pregnancy? Pls help.
    1. Christina (OC Team): Irregular cycles can make tracking ovulation a bit tricky, but it's not impossible. Try using OPKs or taking a closer look at cervical mucus and position throughout your cycle. Here's an article that may help: https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/cervix-cervical-mucus/ As for this cycle, we don't really have enough information to know whether you were ovulating on the 10th. I'd suggest taking a test if AF doesn't show in two weeks. Good luck! - (Sep 11, 2016)
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  45. JEnny Sep 11, 2016
    Hi. I ovulated Thursday or Friday. I know it's much too early for implantation. But my left side (pelvic area near hip bone) is a little cranky and slightly tender to the touch, nothing major and probably wouldn't notice if I wasn't ttc, could this be the side I ovulated from? Maybe the corpus leutum?
    1. Christina (OC Team): Is it possible that you ovulated later? How are you tracking? Have a look at this article for more info on ovulation signs https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/ovulation-symptoms-signs/ - (Sep 12, 2016)
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  46. Zarine Sep 11, 2016
    My cycle is 28 days. I started my period on the 18th of August and had sex after my mps. That's on the 25th and again on the 2nd of September. I am feeling like I have cramps in my lower abdomen. What could be the problem?
    1. Christina (OC Team): If you had sex in your fertile window, it could be a sign of implantation. Otherwise, it could be a sign that your period is coming. If AF doesn't show on time, I'd suggest taking a test. Good luck! - (Sep 12, 2016)
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  47. Shawnta Sep 12, 2016
    Hi, I've been worried but.. Ok, let me just start from the beginning. My last period started on the 19 of Aug. Having a cyst on my ovaries is very scary, but I believe i ovulated between the 30th-3. Last week, for about 2 days, I felt cramps, which never happens before my period. Since then, I've been feeling sick on and off as if I need to vomit. Yesterday, I had sex twice thinking it would bring my period on, but all I got was some pink stuff. What's going on? Someone, please help.
    1. Christina (OC Team): This sounds like it could be from implantation, but if you are concerned, please talk to your doctor. - (Sep 12, 2016)
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  48. Rochelle Sep 14, 2016
    I had my period on August 22nd. I ovulated on Sep 7th and had sex that day. I started cramping every day after that. Can I be pregnant?
    1. Christina (OC Team): Any pregnancy-related cramping usually doesn't begin until implantation, which happens a bit later. So it's difficult to say whether your cramping is pregnancy-related, but if you had sex in your fertile window, pregnancy is a possibility. Good luck! - (Sep 14, 2016)
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  49. Kimmie Sep 15, 2016
    I have a 25 day cycle. My period came on Sept. 1st. It completely stopped on the 6th. I had sex on the 10th. I took an opk on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday (Monday being the lightest result). Did I ovulate Saturday? And could I be pregnant from having sex just one time during my fertile phase?
    1. Christina (OC Team): You didn't mention the results of your OPK tests. Did you get a strong positive result after Monday? - (Sep 16, 2016)
    2. Kimmie: I got a strong result Friday and Saturday. Sunday was a little lighter than other line. Monday was really light. - (Sep 16, 2016)
    3. Kimmie: Does that help at all? I sure hope so? - (Sep 16, 2016)
    4. Christina (OC Team): A peak positive OPK will tell you that you are about to ovulate soon, usually within 12-48 hours. Unfortunately, it cannot tell you the exact date of ovulation. If you want to know this, the best way is to chart BBT. You could have ovulated on Saturday, but it's not possible to say for sure. Yes, you can get pregnant from having sex once within your fertile phase. It only takes one good sperm! Good luck! - (Sep 17, 2016)
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  50. Arpitha Sep 16, 2016
    I am a pcos person, so I have an irregular period. We are trying to conceive. My last period was from 24-30 of Aug. My doctor gave me a FSH shot on the 10th of Sep. I also had an hcg shot, and the doctor instructed us to make contact on the 15th. But from the 13th until today, my breasts are tender along with abdominal cramps. Am I pregnant?? Please give me a sufficient reply. Thanks in advance.
    1. Christina (OC Team): Unfortunately, only a test can confirm whether you're pregnant. The symptoms you mention could be early signs of pregnancy, or they could be symptoms of ovulation or menstruation, depending on where you are in your cycle. Good luck! - (Sep 16, 2016)
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  51. Ivy Sep 17, 2016
    Hi, I used mefenamic acid a week before my period because of painful cramps. When my period came, I just saw a little blood for a day and that was all. I usually bleed for 5 days. I tested negative fo pregnancy. My worry is, will I ovulate this cycle?
    1. Christina (OC Team): I would suggest waiting a few days and testing again. - (Sep 17, 2016)
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  52. Olajumoke Sep 21, 2016
    I usually have cramps during my ovulation, but according to the ovulation calendar, my ovulation was the 3rd of September. The cramps started on the 4th and ended the 6th. it's usually a sharp pain for few minutes, especially at night, and may occur 3 times in a day within that period. What may be the cause or does it mean my ovulation was between 4th and 6th? This has been happening for some years now.
    thanks
    1. Christina (OC Team): Are you tracking ovulation in another way? Ovulation Calculator will give you a prediction, but this will become more accurate as you log information about your cycle, so it may be possible that you ovulated later. I'd suggest using a physical method to track, such as OPKs or charting BBT. - (Sep 21, 2016)
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  53. Veronica Sep 21, 2016
    Christina, about how long after intercourse during ovulation should you expect implantation bleeding or cramping to occur?
    1. Christina (OC Team): Usually between 6 and 12 days past ovulation. - (Sep 21, 2016)
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  54. Angela Sep 22, 2016
    I have a 27-day cycle. My last period was on September 11th -15th. On the OC, it's says I'm in my fertile period now, but ovulation will be on the 23rd. Today, on the 22nd, I started having abdominal cramps on the right side. I always have this on my 'supposed' ovulation day. Does this mean I already ovulated, ovulating now, or it's coming later?
    1. Christina (OC Team): Cramping is a sign of ovulation, but it's not a reliable way to tell exactly when you're ovulating. It's possible that you ovulated on the 22nd, but I cannot say for certain. - (Sep 22, 2016)
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  55. Eman Sep 23, 2016
    I had clomid 50 for 5 days then the pregnyl 5000 shot on the 12th day of my cycle. At 5 days after the shot, I experienced cramps for 2 days. Now, it's gone but I'm bloated.
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  56. Rechara Sep 26, 2016
    I took an opk yesterday for the first time in my fertility window and it was positive. Since logging that, OC changed my ovulation date to today. We had intercourse yesterday after seeing the positive high lh. Before sex, I was achy in the low andomen, and i also felt the aches with deep penatration. The aching subsided overnight. Could this have been ovulation? I took a opk again this morning and it was negative. I'm wondering if i ovulated early.
    1. Christina (OC Team): The achiness could have been from ovulation, and you could have ovulated yesterday or today. The important thing is to have sex within your fertile window, and it sounds like you did that. Good luck! - (Sep 26, 2016)
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  57. Kelly Sep 26, 2016
    Hi. I had cramps and tender breasts around ovulation day and on the day, I felt sharp shooting pain. Then, no pain the day after.
    I am now 4dpo and on 2
    1. Christina (OC Team): It sounds like those may have been normal symptoms of ovulation. Have a look at this article https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/ovulation-symptoms-signs/ - (Sep 26, 2016)
    2. Kelly: I think it cut off most of what I wrote here. - (Sep 27, 2016)
    3. Christina (OC Team): It does seem that way. Try your comment again. - (Sep 27, 2016)
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  58. Jane Sep 27, 2016
    I had my period on the 1-3rd of September. And I ovulate on the 14-16. From the 19th, I felt this cramping pain. Today is 27 already. Could it be that I'm pregnant or my period will still come? Please help me. I really need to get pregnant. I have been trying for the past 4 months now. I'm 28 years old.
    1. Christina (OC Team): Cramping could be a sign of implantation, but the only way to know for sure is to take a pregnancy test. Good luck! - (Sep 27, 2016)
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  59. Naa Sep 28, 2016
    I menstruated on the 10th of September and had sex on the 21, 22 and 24th of September. I have been having pains in my abdomen from the 26th of this month. What could it be, please?
    1. Christina (OC Team): It could be from ovulation. Have a look at this article https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/ovulation-symptoms-signs/ - (Sep 28, 2016)
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  60. Brianne Sep 30, 2016
    Sep. 21 to Sep. 30, me and my boyfriend have been having sex. For three days now, I've been having mild cramps in lower abs. We are trying to have a child, but I want to know if it is it working.
    1. Christina (OC Team): Have you been tracking your cycles? Depending on where you are, cramping could be from ovulation, implantation or your period. - (Oct 01, 2016)
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  61. LAT Oct 02, 2016
    Hi there. I think I felt ovulation the other day (4 days ago). I had slight twinges of pain on my left side. I kinda felt like a nerve pain for about 1 hr. It came and went. Then I saw CM, so TTC that night with hubby. It's day 4 and since 2 days ago, I've felt a slight pulling sensation on left side. Not painful at all, but it can almost feel like I'm a little bloated on my left side.
    1. Christina (OC Team): Implantation could cause some mild cramping. You should be able to test in about 0 days. Good luck!! - (Oct 02, 2016)
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  62. Unknown Oct 02, 2016
    I had my period on the 18th of September. I have had sex on the 29th and on the first of October. Can I be pregnant?
    1. Christina (OC Team): If you were in your fertile window when you had sex, you could be pregnant. If you're trying to conceive, log your cycle info into your account here and you'll get an estimate of your fertile window. - (Oct 03, 2016)
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  63. JeQuitta Oct 03, 2016
    I ovulated on the 28th of this month. I've been feeling mild cramps for the past couple of days. Does implantation occur this soon?
    1. Christina (OC Team): Implantation typically occurs between 6 and 12 days past ovulation. Good luck! - (Oct 04, 2016)
    2. JeQuitta: Thank you - (Oct 04, 2016)
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  64. Mrs Oct 04, 2016
    I had my period on 18th of August and my cycle is 28 days. I ovulated on the 1st of Sept. and I had sex on the 2nd of Sept. I have had pain in my right abdomen on the 2nd of Sept. What is happening?
    1. Christina (OC Team): Are you sure you ovulated on the first? Cramping could be a sign of ovulation. - (Oct 04, 2016)
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  65. Tiffany Oct 04, 2016
    I menstruated on the 9th of Sept and I'm ttc in my fertile days. I have had cramping for the last 5 days, but no light spotting. I've had sore breasts. I'm not sure what to think and when to test.
    1. Christina (OC Team): You can test 14 days past ovulation. Good luck! - (Oct 04, 2016)
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  66. Maridenia Oct 04, 2016
    Hi, I menstruated from sept 12-16. I was taking clomid and started from the 16-20. According to my ovulation app, it mentions my fertile window to have been the 22-27. We DTD on 25, 26, 27, 29, 30. Now, since Sat (Oct 1) still going. I've been experiencing cramps on my left side only. I have some nausea and the pain feels like it goes toward my back. No spotting or mucus. Do you think it's implantation, ovulation, or AF? Says I should expect AF in 8 days, but another app on my phone tells me it's 13 days away.
    1. Christina (OC Team): It could be implantation or AF. Do you know when you ovulated? You can test at 14 days past ovulation. Good luck! - (Oct 04, 2016)
    2. Maridenia: My positive OPK was on the 26 at 8:20pm. On the 27th and early morning of the 28th, it tested positive. By the time it was 10pm on the 28th, it was back to negative. So if I ovulated within 48 hrs of the 26th, I should have ovulated between the 26th-28th. And now, since Oct 1st, all this pain and nausea has been occuring.. - (Oct 05, 2016)
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  67. QueenKubura Oct 04, 2016
    What does feeling bloated during your fertile period mean?
    1. Christina (OC Team): Bloating could be a normal symptom of ovulation https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/ovulation-symptoms-signs/https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/ovulation-symptoms-signs/ - (Oct 04, 2016)
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  68. Bukky Oct 05, 2016
    I just got married last month on the 17th of September 2016. I had sex with my husband, but on the 26th to 30th of September, I had my period. From the 1st to the 5th of October 2016, we always had sex without protection. But seriously now, I am having headache, lower back pain, stomach pain, tiredness and I'm always weak. Please, could this be pregnancy or what?
    1. Christina (OC Team): If you aren't tracking ovulation, it's difficult to say whether it's a possibility. If you think you may be pregnant, take a test. - (Oct 05, 2016)
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  69. Glory Oct 05, 2016
    Hi, I menstruated on the 12th to the 16th of Sep. I had my ovulation from the 23rd to 28th of Sep. We DTD on the 23rd and 25th.
    1. Christina (OC Team): Good luck! - (Oct 05, 2016)
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  70. Rea Oct 05, 2016
    I had my períod on the 20th of september and I had unprotected sex on the 2nd of october. Would I be pregnant?
    1. Christina (OC Team): Try creating an account here to track your cycles. You'll get an estimate of your fertile window. If you have sex during your fertile window, you have a chance. Good luck! - (Oct 05, 2016)
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  71. Kayla Oct 06, 2016
    I have been using OPK, as I had my IUD pulled Aug 2nd. I had a small period after that, and then another starting Sept 10, making for a 39-day cycle. The night before last, I was 15 days from day 39 (never caught an LH surge, but I discovered I was using them at the wrong time of day, after 2 weeks) also night before last I had EWCM, a SHOW cervix, bloating, earlier that day I had a headache, and pregnancy like nausea, and I had cramping on the left side that night for about 5 mins. My husband and I decided to go for it. (We are trying for a boy, so want to hit as close to OV as possible.) Now, I am having cramping across my lower abdomen. Not just on one side. Its too early for implantation I think. Could I have misread the signs and cramps before, and ovulating now? Or could they just be related to something else?
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  72. Ramat Oct 08, 2016
    I had my period on the 30th of August and ended it on the 1st of September. I had unprotected sex on the 18th of September to the 20th. Am I pregnant because I am yet to see my period and am going through some kind of pain.
    1. Christina (OC Team): Have you taken a pregnancy test? - (Oct 09, 2016)
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  73. Gloria Oct 09, 2016
    Please help. I just stated feeling this sharp pain in my lower abdomen and it's going to my pelvis and the left side of my belly. My ovulation was on the 15th of October 2016. What is this pain?
    1. Christina (OC Team): Hi, did you mean the 5th of October? If so, you would be a bit earlier than implantation would typically occur. - (Oct 09, 2016)
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  74. Happiness Oct 09, 2016
    I had my period on the 25th of September, and I met with my man on the 3rd of September. The next day until now, I started having cramps. What could it be?
    1. Christina (OC Team): Cramping could be a symptom of ovulation. Later in your cycle, it could be a symptom of implantation or a menstrual period. - (Oct 10, 2016)
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  75. Jhetta Oct 09, 2016
    I had my periods on 9/17/16. And have been following my Ovulation. I had sex on September 30,October 3,6. I am 9DPO and am experiencing lower abdominal cramps. Am I pregnant?
    1. Christina (OC Team): Only a test can confirm pregnancy, but your symptoms sound promising. Good luck! - (Oct 10, 2016)
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  76. DivDj Oct 12, 2016
    Hi Team, thanks for the above clarification. I'm at 15dpo today and right after ovulation, I felt cramps, fatigue and some oher symptoms of pregnancy. However, on 14dpo and 15dpo, I saw some brown spottting and I'm wondering whether it could be AF as AF is due tomorrow. I am quite depressed as I thought it is the first time I was getting pregnancy symptoms right after ovulation. Can a woman experience all such symptoms after ovulation and still gets her AF?! Thanks in advance.
    1. Christina (OC Team): Yes, unfortunately, many women experience pregnancy-like symptoms before AF. Good luck! - (Oct 12, 2016)
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  77. Annu Oct 13, 2016
    I had a period on the 2nd of October. I had sex on the 9th to 12th of October. Now I'm feeling pain in my lower belly like my period is coming. Am I pregnant??


    1. Christina (OC Team): If you had sex in your fertile window, it's possible. Good luck! - (Oct 13, 2016)
    2. TYTY: Hi Annu, I'm going through the same thing. My period started on 2nd-8th. I had sex on the 9th and 14th. Now I'm feeling dull aching in my breast. I was having cramps yesterday, but totally different from period cramps. My breasts itch too. My period is due on the 30th of this month.....can someone help me out? - (Oct 18, 2016)
    3. Christina (OC Team): You'll have to take a pregnancy test to find out if you're pregnant. Good luck! - (Oct 19, 2016)
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  78. Mayer Oct 13, 2016
    I forgot to had that I do urinate like crazy, especially at night
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  79. Kate Oct 13, 2016
    Hi, can some one please help me? I was pregnant and had a miscarriage in February, so I'm not pregnant. I got period on 14/8/206, 9/9/2016 and 6/10/2016. I think my ovulation is starting today and I had sex yesterday. I dont know what to do. Can you please help me?






    1. Christina (OC Team): I'm sorry for your loss. I don't understand the question. Can you clarify? - (Oct 14, 2016)
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  80. TP Oct 16, 2016
    Hi, I had my period on the 27th of September. I have tested with an OPK on the 13th of October. It shows positive. I had sex on 12,13,14 and 15 of October. For the past two days, I have left side abdominal pain for few minutes and sometimes slight back pain. What could be the reason?
    1. Christina (OC Team): Implantation can cause cramping, but it typically occurs 6-12 days after ovulation. Have a look at this article https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/implantation-bleeding-or-period-quiz/ - (Oct 17, 2016)
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  81. Iniya Oct 18, 2016
    I had my period on the 29th of Oct. OPK turned positive on the 13th of Oct. I have felt cramps on left side of my abdomen and back pain on 15 to 17 Oct. After that, nothing. No spotting and mucus. What could this be?
    1. Christina (OC Team): Are you tracking ovulation? Cramping mid cycle is often a symptom of ovulation, but you should also notice cervical mucus. Have a look at this article https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/ovulation-symptoms-signs/ - (Oct 19, 2016)
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  82. Loveth Oct 19, 2016
    I had my period on the 3rd to the 6th of October. I had sex with my husband on the 15th to 17th, and now am having this pain on one side of my abdomen please what could be the reason? Someone help me, please.
    1. Christina (OC Team): It sounds like this may be a symptom of ovulation. Have a look at this article https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/ovulation-symptoms-signs/ - (Oct 19, 2016)
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  83. Loveth Oct 20, 2016
    I thought my ovulation should be on the 14th to 17th of October, so why am I having pain now? I have never experienced this before.
    1. Christina (OC Team): It's possible that you're ovulating later. - (Oct 20, 2016)
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  84. Ebony Oct 20, 2016
    I had my period on the 21st of August (30-day cycle) and I made love on the 26th and 27th of August and then again on 4,5,6,7,and 10,12 16 of Sept. Now my boobs are heavy with a sore nipples. I have been having mild cramps for three days now. Could I be pregnant?
    1. Christina (OC Team): It sounds like a possibility. Good luck! - (Oct 20, 2016)
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  85. Tharini Oct 22, 2016
    Hi Christina, I had my period on September 27th and my positive OPK was on the 13th of October. I had lower abdominal pain on my left side from the 15th to the 17th. After that, I didn't feel like that. Today, I felt some pain from my right side for few minutes. How should I take this?
    1. Christina (OC Team): Hi Tharini, It's difficult to say what caused your cramping. Being that it lasted until the 17th and you had a positive OPK on the 13th, it seems late for ovulation, but it's also early for implantation. If AF doesn't show on time, take a test. Good luck! - (Oct 22, 2016)
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  86. Andria Oct 22, 2016
    My period started on the 4th of October and ended on the 9th (24 day cycle). I had sex on the 5th and the 10th. I was having cramps during ovulation but they were light cramps. Is there a possibility that might be pregnant?
    1. Christina (OC Team): If you had sex in your fertile window (5 days before and the day of ovulation), there's a possibility. Good luck! - (Oct 22, 2016)
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  87. Tiasha Oct 24, 2016
    I had my last period Oct.1st and it ended the 6th. I started ovulating on the 16th, but my fertile window was the 11-17th. I had sex most of those days, and now I've been cramping. Could I be pregnant?
    1. Christina (OC Team): It sounds like it's a possibility. Good luck! - (Oct 24, 2016)
    2. Shortanee: We have the same FW. - (Nov 17, 2016)
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  88. Cindy Oct 24, 2016
    I had my period on September 28, 2016. I have a 33 day-cycle and a 14 day luteal phase. I made love with my husband on October 15th and had my ovulation somewhat on the 16th-17th of October. Could it be positive for me to conceive?
    1. Christina (OC Team): If you ovulated between the 16th and 17th, the 15th would definitely have been in your fertile window, so there's a chance. Good luck! - (Oct 24, 2016)
    2. Cindy: Hopeful, Miss Christina. Thank you very much! - (Oct 24, 2016)
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  89. Evelyn Oct 25, 2016
    I am always having pain on my left side when am ovulating. Does that mean my right tube does not produce an egg anymore?
    1. Christina (OC Team): Your left ovary may be the dominant one, meaning that you ovulate more often on this side. And you may not always feel ovulation pain. I'd suggest using OPKs to see exactly when you are ovulating. Good luck! - (Oct 26, 2016)
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  90. Mallory Oct 25, 2016
    I had my period Oct. 11-13, which isn't normal for me because I always have a normal period. It also wasn't heavy as it always is. It's been 12 days now and I'm having very severe cramps on the left side only. I've never been in this much pain before and it's right where my ovary is. What could it be? It goes off and on and will feel like my inners are being pulled on one side, then being stabbed in the middle.
    1. Christina (OC Team): Ovulation is a possibility, but if you think you may be pregnant, take a test. Good luck! - (Oct 26, 2016)
    2. Natalia: I got my period Oct 5 - 10. I ovulated the 21st or 22nd and had sex three days after I was supposed to get my period (Nov 6). Now I have lower stomach pain and I press on my stomach and get sharp pain. It doesn't even feel like I'm going to get on my period. When I pee, I have tissue in my urine and my cervix is closed, somewhat soft and high. I'm trying to get pregnant. Can I be pregnant? - (Nov 08, 2016)
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  91. Nina Oct 26, 2016
    Hi my period was on the 18th of Oct. It lasted 3 days. Yesterday and today, oct. 25 and 26th, I have light cramps. Could I be ovulating already? My cycle has been about 27 days.
    1. Christina (OC Team): Is it unusual for your period to last three days? Was it also lighter than normal? Ovulating on the 26th would mean you have a very long luteal phase. - (Oct 27, 2016)
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  92. Jacqueline Oct 29, 2016
    Hello All, I have a very irregular cycle and finally got the Nexplanon removed in April. I thought I figured out my cycle but keep getting BFN.
    I missed my so called period on the 23rd. Yesterday, I had random cramping for a couple of hours and CF was very watery. I thought it was a sign of my cycle about to start, but I haven't felt any bloating. I have no idea what to think. Could I have ovulated this late?
    1. Christina (OC Team): It's difficult to say. It can take some time for cycles to return to normal after birth control. - (Oct 31, 2016)
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  93. Misire Oct 31, 2016
    Please help me out. I started my period on the 26th of Oct 2016 and usually I have pains, but on the 29th, I started having pain at the left side of my abdomen while. Today is the 31st of Oct and I'm still feeling the sharp pain.
    1. Christina (OC Team): It's difficult to say what is causing your pain, but if you're concerned, talk to your doctor. - (Oct 31, 2016)
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  94. Olabintan Oct 31, 2016
    Hi, I saw cervical mucus again after ovulation day. My LMP is 18 Oct, according to ovulation calculator. I joined the group here 5 months ago. My cycle is irregular, but for over 5 months they always predict my fertile days and ovulation. Cervical mucus always come the day they predict and I always notice ovulation symptoms also. I had sex throughout my fertile days and ovulation from the 23rd to 28th of Oct, but cervical mucus is a lot from the 30th of Oct, up till today again. I don't understand it. Please help.
    1. Christina (OC Team): It's good that the app seemed to be on target for you, but irregular cycles can often be unpredictable. In addition to logging here, try using a physical method to track ovulation, such as OPKs. In this cycle, your fertile window may have been later than anticipated. Good luck! - (Oct 31, 2016)
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  95. Olabintan Nov 01, 2016
    Thank you.
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  96. Gabbie Nov 01, 2016
    I stopped family planning pills 4 months ago but I have not conceived. Does it affect my fertility? On the 21st, my periods started and lasted for 4 days. When am I ovulating?
    1. Christina (OC Team): The amount of time it takes for your cycles to return to normal after birth control can vary. If you log your cycle dates into your account here, you'll get a prediction of ovulation and your fertile window. Good luck! - (Nov 01, 2016)
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  97. Abi Nov 02, 2016
    I have a boy who is 11 years old and I've been trying for a 2nd baby for 2 years.
    My LMD is 21st October. I identified my ovulation day by cramps yesterday and had intercourse yesterday and the day before yesterday as well. Can I get pregnant? Can i proceed? My age is 35 and my husband is 41.
    1. Christina (OC Team): It sounds like a possibility. Good luck! - (Nov 02, 2016)
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  98. Andrew Nov 02, 2016
    I am 4 days past my ovulation day. I had some cramping on my left side yesterday and I woke up today and found spots of blood on the toilet paper. What could this mean? I thought it would be early for implantation.
    1. Christina (OC Team): This is a bit early for implantation (typically 6-12dpo), but that doesn't mean you aren't pregnant. Good luck! - (Nov 02, 2016)
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  99. Ish Nov 02, 2016
    I want to have my second baby now. Tried but not yet. My cycle is 31 days. Today is the 12th day after my period date. I have a little bit of a stomach ache too. Is this day my ovulation period for sex?
    1. Christina (OC Team): I'd suggest tracking ovulation with OPKs or charting BBT. It's difficult to tell based on symptoms alone. Good luck! - (Nov 03, 2016)
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  100. Mimi Nov 05, 2016
    Hi. I had my period on the 25th -30th of Oct. I made love on the 31st. I've been having slight cramping on the left side of my abdomen since yesterday. Today is 5th nov. OC says I'm supposed to be ovulating. I did an ovulation test with the stick but showed negative. What could be the cause of the cramping?
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  101. Annia Nov 05, 2016
    Hi, I had sex with my bf on the 16 of Oct. That was a week before my period. 3 days after, I experienced frequent urination, mild cramping slightly tender breasts. I already got my period on the 25th of Oct and that lasted 4 days. It is heavy just like my regular period. After 2 days of my period, I started feeling cramps and tender breasts, which come and go and I have headaches and back pains. Could i be pregnant?
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  102. Eam Nov 06, 2016
    Hi, I need help. I dont know what's happening. I and my hubby are trying to get pregnant. I have a normal period every month, although there was a time it got delayed like 33/35 days. Usually, I'm on a 29-day cycle. Last Sept, I got my period on the 25th, then last October, I was waiting for it to come. Then on the 20th, I had a sign that I have spotting of brownish discharge with many egg-yolk-like mucus, so I tried to wear a napkin but in the morning when i got to pee, I wiped with a tissue and there was no more blood. The napkin only had a dot, so I think maybe it stopped. So it has stopped and on 25th, the expected day, I didnt have my period until now (November 6). I tried 3 pt and all were negative. I'm feeling hot, have a dry vagina and pain in my lower right back. I dont know what's happening. Am I or I'm not?
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  103. Seema Nov 06, 2016
    I menstruated on the 21st of Oct. After 10 days, on the 30th of Oct., I felt cramps in my lower stomach for 1 day. Again, today I feel cramping in the lower part. I'm trying for pregnancy.
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  104. Charmaine Nov 08, 2016
    Can you have implation bleeding just after a period?
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  105. Danielle Nov 08, 2016
    I recently had my period on October 25th and it ended on the 31st. I had sex every day from the 28th until today. I started getting a cramping like feeling on my left side. Could I possibly be pregnant?
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  106. Heather Nov 08, 2016
    I got my period October 9th, and had a positive ovulation test on October 25th. Bad cramps November 5th after having sex that lasted two hours. Was suppose to get period yesterday. Could I be pregnant?
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  107. Natalia Nov 08, 2016
    Got my period oct 5-10 and had sex 3 days after ovulation, which was the 22 of Oct. A couple of days after,I had lower abdominal pain, then the pain came a lil more up to my stomach. I also had tender breasts and white creamy discharge. My cervix closes and opens just a tiny bit this morning. I had skin-like tissue in my pee. Am I pregnant? I've been trying for almost a year. I'm suppose to get my period the 6th and still nothing.
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  108. Mima Nov 09, 2016
    In the last 8-10 months, I have been having ovulation pains on the left side. I mean, one month is pain free and the other is painful, and the period after painful ovulation is quite long but not heavy. What do you think I should do? Do I go to the doctor or it's nothing to worry about?
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  109. Olabintan Nov 09, 2016
    I've had cervical mucus today. My period is due on 12th of Nov. I'm not itching. What can this be?
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  110. Olabintan Nov 10, 2016
    I had cervical mucus on the 9th of Nov with clear mucus, but my period is suppose to be on Nov 12th. What can this be?
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  111. Hana Nov 10, 2016
    Hi, I got my period on the 26th of Oct and I had sex one day before my period ended. My period was finished in 5 days. Now I have cramping on one side and I feel swollen, dizzy and tired. Could I get pregnant while my unprotected sex was on 30th of Oct?
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  112. Temitope Nov 10, 2016
    What does it mean when 5 days after ovulation, I saw blood, but it only lasted for 24 hours. Am I safe or does it mean pregnancy?
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  113. Cynthia Nov 11, 2016
    Hi, I'm a mother of two and I normally feel cramping and discharge during my ovulation, but for last month and this month, I noticed that I didn't experience those symptoms. Does it mean that I didn't ovulate.?
    Thanks
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  114. Janet Nov 12, 2016
    Hi, I had an HSG done in the month of August. I had my last period on the 27th of October and was advised by the doctor to have sex from 3-13th of Nov, however, I am having abdominal pain and cramps from three days. That is the 9th of Nov. So is there a chance of me getting pregnant? I have a 7 year old daughter. Please advise. Thanks.
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  115. Rocio Nov 12, 2016
    This is the first month that we are trying to get pregnant with our second child. My last period was on Oct 21st. The thing is that for the last days I've being feeling nauseous, experiencing pelvic cramps and having sensitive breasts, so today, we went to the lab and we got a negative result. Could it be too soon to know? Or is a definitive no?
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  116. Nneky Nov 17, 2016
    I had sex on 11th of oct and menstrated on the 30-4 of Nov, but I'm feeling pain below my abdomen. Not on either side but in the middle. What's the problem?
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  117. Becky Nov 18, 2016
    Hi, I've been TTC from 18 months now and I have very regular periods. This month, I took 100mg of clomid and had sex on the 8th, 10th, 12th and 14th day. And around the 18th to 19th day, I was having cramps, severe headaches and sore breasts and hardened nipples. I was sure I got pregnant but NO! I had my period one day before my due date. And normally, I only have spotting on the 1st day of my period, but this time, it is proper bleeding. Is it possible that I might have conceived, but implantation couldnt happen or something? What could be the reason? Can somebody help please it is distressing. All my tests are normal.
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  118. Zerin Nov 20, 2016
    My period started on the 22nd of Oct. 20 days later, I had a sudden pain in my lower abdomen. The pain went away after 2 days. My cycle is 26 to 28 days. Today is the 30th day of my cycle and I didn't get my periods yet. I have a slight on and off pain in my lower abdomen. What could it be?
    1. Danielle: You're possibly pregnant. I had the same thing happen with me and I just found out last night that I'm pregnant. I took another this morning and it's positive!! I wish you luck! - (Nov 21, 2016)
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  119. Zerin Nov 22, 2016
    I hope so too, Danielle. Thank you and congratulations to you. I still didn't get my period, so I hope that I am pregnant.
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  120. Molly Nov 22, 2016
    I had sex on the 14 of Nov and I ovulated 4 days afterwards. Two days after sex, I got a bad diarrhea. Since then, my stomach has been very upset. There is this funny taste in my mouth. It's like my stomach is floating. I have some cramps in the abdomen, but im not nauseous, though. Could I be pregnant four days before sex? I have a 26-day cycle.
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  121. Deborah Nov 24, 2016
    I have a 25-day cycle. My period was from the 23rd of October to October 28th. I had sex on November 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. Still, I'm not pregnant. What am I doing wrong?
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  122. Faith Nov 26, 2016
    My cycle is 28 days. My period started on the 12th of November 2016 and ended the 16th of November. I had sex 19-20 23-26 and today. The 26th is my ovulation day. Can I be pregnant? I've been having pain in the lower right side of my abdomen every few hours.
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  123. Vik Nov 27, 2016
    Hi, me and my partner are TTC. We had sex nearly every day before ovulation and on the day of ovulation. After a week or so, I started to get cramps. Could it mean I am pregnant? Someone please give me an advice on how I could get pregnant. We really want a baby.
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  124. Diana Nov 29, 2016
    I missed my period for 3 months and I took primolut N. I had sex immediately after my last dosage. 3 days after my period came and 6 days after my period, I had sex again. I'm feeling sharp sudden pain in at one side of my pelvis. Could it be pregnancy? I've been trying to conceive again after I lost my 3 week old baby last July. Please help me.
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  125. Tola Dec 05, 2016
    I do have this pain whenever I am ovulating. It is near either of the side of my stomach, but last month after menstruation, I had sex and during my expected ovulation there was no pain. That is what made me know that I am ovulating. Please, what has happened?
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  126. Aki Dec 07, 2016
    My period was Nov 24 and I had sex Dec 2nd and 3rd.
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