Ovarian pain without your period
Can ovarian pain appear without a rule? Yes. Discover why and what are the main causes of ovarian discomfort without menstruation.
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 very common to relate 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, since 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 prostaglandins, which is a substance that causes contractions in the muscles of the body. uterus, which in turn causes pain.
However, it is possible to feel pain and discomfort in the ovaries without a rule. In these cases, these pains appear after ovulation (painful ovulation) or menstruation itself, is associated with kidney pain or stomach pain, and would be produced by other causes or reasons. We analyze these causes in the following section.
Causes of ovarian pain without your period
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:
The 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 of the uterine cavity, as a result of 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 gonorrhea 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 in itself specifically ovarian pain, but an abdominal pain similar to that which appears when menstruation comes, which leads to confusing it with the discomfort that arises when the ovaries are ovulating.