In the routine life of women, some signs that occur during the female cycle end up going unnoticed or unimportant, this when this woman is not a tempter. When the woman becomes a temptress and enters the tireless search for her so-dreamed positive, any different sign in the cycle is welcome, any method that will help her to detect when the possibilities of conception are greaterare even more welcome. And one of those little-known, but long-awaited, signs among those trying is ovulation bleeding. But is ovulation bleeding normal? When does it occur and how do you make sure it is the ovulatory period? We will clarify these doubts and some other doubts that surround this subject in this article, but first we will understand what ovulation itself is.
What is Ovulation?
Ovulation is the name given to one of the phases of the menstrual cycle , which usually occurs only once a month in each cycle. Ovulation occurs through hormonal changes that stimulate the ovary to release an egg to be fertilized by a sperm and thus pregnancy occurs. This process usually takes place 12 to 16 days before your next period .
When the ovulation date is approaching, the body begins to rise in the production of estrogen, which will be responsible for the uterine lining, preparing to receive for a pregnancy and in this first moment being a favorable environment for the survival of the sperm. With this sudden increase in estrogen, another hormone, called LH (luteinizing hormone), comes into action, causing the release of an egg by the ovary, gaining the name of ovulation.
This process, being completely linked to the woman’s hormonal levels, causes intense changes throughout the body, resulting in uncomfortable symptoms for women at this stage of the cycle. The well-known symptoms of PMS ( Premenstrual Tension), among them, is bleeding from ovulation which is not so common .
Why Ovulation Bleeding Occurs?
As we mentioned above, all women of childbearing age or who are not using any hormonal contraceptive method that interrupts the ovulatory cycle, experience symptoms of ovulation or PMS as it is popularly known. Some, present and suffer from these symptoms more intensely than others, but in fact, in a mild or intense way, they always occur due to the drastic hormonal changes in the female body.
The ovulation bleeding in particular occurs due to the sudden drop in the hormone estrogen during the course of the menstrual cycle. But we can only call it “bleeding”, because there really is blood, which in fact is so little in quantity, that we could call it an escape from ovulation. Because there is so little bleeding, some women don’t even notice when it occurs, going unnoticed when they clean themselves after using the bathroom.
This small bleeding appears in brown, red or pink stains that usually appear as stains on panties or on toilet paper when cleaning. Contrary to what many women believe, ovulation bleeding is not indicative of something wrong in the cycle or hormonal uncontrolled, it is just one of the symptoms that the body may experience in this phase change during the cycle.
If the bleeding in the ovulatory period is very heavy and is causing pain and discomfort, talk to your gynecologist to assess the condition. It is common for some women to feel the pain of ovulation, but only a slight twinge , nothing too painful. Therefore, everything that is in excess is necessary to talk to the gynecologist for follow-up.
Main Ovulation Symptoms
The most common symptoms of ovulation, which the vast majority of women experience in all cycles, in a very uncomfortable and uncomfortable way are:
- Swollen and sore breasts;
- Changes in mood;
- Abdominal swelling;
In addition to these main recurring symptoms, some women experience an increase in appetite, especially for sweets, an increase in libido, the appearance of acne, nausea and weight gain caused even by the swelling. But the most characteristic and awaited symptom by those trying to ovulate is that of fertile mucus , which during this period becomes more evident, abundant, transparent and with the appearance of egg white. This mucus has these characteristics exactly to improve vaginal lubrication and also facilitate the movement of sperm to the egg.
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Another very common symptom of the ovulatory period is the increase in body temperature or also known by the tempting, as basal temperature . Due to the hormonal changes of progesterone in the body, the body reacts to a slight change in temperature in the body, which can be checked using appropriate thermometers, indicating when ovulation is close, happening or has ended. If you choose to use this method, use mobile applications such as the Paula application to record temperature and symptoms. Through a graph it is possible to make a more specific monitoring of the ovulatory cycle, making it easier to identify when to work out in training.
How to Identify Ovulation?
Through the signs of the ovulatory period it is possible to identify when it is happening, but unfortunately not all women have these signs as evident or it is also not in all cycles that they occur. So how to identify ovulation to make it easier to get pregnant or even to avoid an unwanted pregnancy?
Some methods of monitoring the cycle, are very effective for this purpose, among the most reliable are: mucus check , libido changes, table (cell phone applications can be used) and the most reliable on the list are ovulation tests .
The mucus of the fertile period is more elastic, and the woman feels more humid during this period, even increasing her libido. The mucus check can be done through the fingers, identifying if the mucus “stretches”. The table, even for the ease of cell phone applications, is one of the most used methods for monitoring the cycle, and if you have a more regulated cycle, you can have a reliable identification of the ovulatory period.
But of all the options, the ovulation test is the safest to detect and confirm that ovulation is taking place. Knowing the probable days of the fertile days, you can do the ovulation test to detect whether it is close to happening, when it happens and when it is over. It is a great facility for those trying and at a low cost, since it is possible to find ovulation tests at a very affordable price. You can even purchase high sensitivity ovulation tests from Famivita, here in our online store .
My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.