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Pelvic pain during luteal phase, left side only

For over a year now, I have had a cramping sensation (near the left ovary, sometimes lower back too). It always occurs during the luteal phase of my menstrual cycle and only on the left side of my pelvic region.

I did see an OBGYN who thought it may be an intestinal pain related to a hormone released in the luteal phase. Essentially, a PMS symptom.

No ultrasound, but there was a physical exam, after which it was determined I did not have a cyst.

However, this pain does not feel intestinal, nor does it correspond with any digestive movements. I'm interested in a second opinion.

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If it's in the beginning of the luteal phase, it could be ovulation pain. Some women tend to have that. It's called Mittelschmerz. The pain is thought to be from either stretching of ovarian tissue from egg release or blood or fluid from the ruptured follicle causing abdominal irritation.  
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Thanks, it usually occurs the 7 days prior to the beginning of my period, the end of the phase.

In any case, I hope it isn't cause for concern.
Hey Erica - did you ever get an answer? I have this exact problem.
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