Sharp Pelvic Pain During Mid-cycle
The pain that many women feel at mid-cycle is called
Mittleschmerze. It is merely the release of the egg from the ovary
and is not something to worry about. NSAIDs (Non-steroidal
anti-inflammatory drugs) can often alleviate the pain.
Mittleschmerze is usually diagnosed by evaluating family and
medical history and ruling out any other possible problems on a
routine examination. Ultrasound at the time of mid-cycle is the only
way to know for certain, yet this is very time consuming and it is
difficult to catch the moment at which the egg is released, making
the procedure largely unnecessary.
NSAIDs should be avoided if a woman has any kind of bleeding
problems including stomach ulcers. They are a bit irritating to the
stomach and should be taken with food. They should not be taken
if there is any chance of pregnancy.