What are the causes of ovary pain?
According to VeryWellhealth.com, ovary pain, which is often felt in the lower abdomen, pelvis, or lower back, are related to ovulation and menstruation. A GYN problem like endometriosis or pelvic inflammatory disease, or even a medical condition affecting your digestive or urinary system can be to blame. This can make the diagnosis more difficult.
Menstrual pain is a normal discomfort of being a woman going through her cycle. This cramping is experienced during or just before a menstrual cycle, also known as, dysmenorrhea. Uterine muscles are contracted to release these prostaglandins and other hormonal substances.
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Mittelschmerz is a German term that’s translated to mean “middle pain”. Other names for this include, mid-cycle pain, ovulation pain, menstrual middle pain or just – cramps. Mittelschmerz occurs during ovulation when an egg is released by the ovaries. This can cause severe pain and cramps for some women, typically on one side of the lower abdomen.
Endometriosis is a condition where endometrial tissue is found outside the uterus. It is ‘trapped’ in the pelvic area and lower tummy (abdomen) and, rarely, in other areas in the body.
What are the causes?
- Pressure on the cyst area
- Hormone fluctuations
- Physical activities
- Sex or during sex
- Everyday activities
- Constipation or straining
A tubal, or ectopic, pregnancy, occurs when the embryo implants itself outside the uterine cavity – commonly within one of the two Fallopian tubes. A tubal pregnancy can’t proceed normally. The fertilized egg can’t survive, and the growing tissue might destroy various maternal structures. Left untreated, life-threatening blood loss to the mother is possible. Early treatment of a tubal pregnancy can help preserve the chance for future healthy pregnancies.
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
Uterine Fibroids are benign tumors that originate in the muscle part of the uterus called the myometrium. They are the most common solid benign growth within the reproductive tract. Fibroids are caused by a few things. Genetic changes, hormones and other growth factors.
What are RARE causes of ovary pain?
- Ovarian Cancer
- Ovarian Remnant Syndrome
- Ovarian Torsion
- Phantom Ovary Pain