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stomach pains? period or ovulation?

By Anonymous November 24, 2014 - 10:37am
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i had my period 11 days ago and today im experiencing stomach pains will these be period pains or ovulation pains i had the coil took out 4 weeks ago so my last period was my first period in nearly 6 years

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well i spotted in Wednesday a week before my m/c on Thursday was heavy bleeding with cloths (normal cramping) by friday the same but lighter, any idea what it means ?

December 26, 2014 - 7:34pm
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Dear liiziie21,

Thank you for sharing your question. 

Many women have clots in their menstrual blood from time to time. The clots may be bright red or dark in color. Often, these clots are shed on the heaviest days of bleeding. The presence of multiple clots in your flow may make your menstrual blood seem thick or denser than usual.

Your body typically releases anticoagulants to keep menstrual blood from clotting as it's being released. But when your period is heavy and blood is being rapidly expelled, there's not enough time for anticoagulants to work. That enables clots to form.

If you have excessive clotting or clots larger than a quarter, you should see your health care provider to rule out any conditions that might be causing an abnormal period.

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December 30, 2014 - 12:38pm

Glad that I could help! Yes, stringy mucus is a sign of ovulation.

Have a great holiday and feel free to come back if you have any other questions!



November 26, 2014 - 12:21pm

Hi Anon,

Thank you for visiting the EmpowHER community and for sharing your question. 

While a normal cycle is considered anywhere between 21 and 35 days, the average is about 28 days.  Ovulation occurs mid month, this averages to day 14 every month give or take several days before and after. Based on a normal cycle you would be ovulating around this time- but it's hard to say since you just had a reversal procedure and your cycle needs some time to regulate.

How bad are the pains? Ovulation pain typically is pretty mild however it varies from woman to woman. Some experience a dull, achy feeling, which lasts for a few hours or even over a couple days. Other women experience a sudden, sharp pain, lasting just a moment.

Anon, if the pain is more than mild, I would call your doctor to make sure you aren't having any complications from the procedure. 

Will you give your physician a call today?



November 24, 2014 - 12:33pm
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Anonymous (reply to kristincaliendo)

thanks for the reply im just getting sudden sharp pains that are lasting seconds then going i think im having ovulation pains as this morning ive noticed string mucus which ive looked up and this is a sign of ovulatin? thank you for getting back to me x

November 25, 2014 - 4:31am
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any advice would be fab thank you

November 24, 2014 - 10:42am
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