Is Bleeding During Ovulation Normal?

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There are several symptoms that women have experienced during ovulation. For example, some women seem to have tenderness in the breasts when they are ovulating. Others may experience some degree of nausea or another. Other women have experienced bloating. Still other women have experienced an increased sex drive during ovulation. Lower abdominal pain during ovulation is also common, and occurs in roughly twenty percent of all women. These are some of the most common symptoms of ovulation.

It is more rare for a woman to experience bleeding during ovulation. However, bleeding during ovulation can be normal. Bleeding during ovulation occurs in some women when their estrogen levels drop right before ovulation. Normal bleeding during ovulation would occur in a generally light manner, and be relatively brief. If the bleeding is more severe, or is prolonged, it may not be ovulation bleeding at all, but rather a symptom of another problem.

There are other problems that can cause bleeding or spotting in between menstrual periods. Some women, for example, will have breakthrough bleeding during the first few cycles after they begin taking birth control pills or another form of hormonal birth control. If a woman has fibroids, which are tumors that are not cancerous that grow in the uterine wall, she may experience bleeding. Fibroids that are large or that are interfering with conception may be able to be removed surgically. Polyps on the uterus can also cause irregular bleeding that would occur between periods during ovulation. A hormonal imbalance may also be responsible for bleeding in the middle of the cycle. Finally, some medications and herbal supplements may also cause a variety of spotting or bleeding conditions, often by changing the way that hormones work or by affecting the way in which the woman’s blood will clot.

There are still other more rare problems that can cause bleeding during ovulation or in between periods. These can include using and IUD, problems with the functioning of the thyroid, an infection in the vaginal area or the cervix, or even cancer. If you experience severe or prolonged bleeding during ovulation, you should speak with your health care provider.

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