The following signs and symptoms that commonly relate to ovulation. Defining ovulation is such that it’s a crucial process in the menstrual cycle of women, as it involves the release of an egg from the ovary. Detecting signs and symptoms of ovulation can be helpful for various reasons, such as evaluating the timing of ovulation for fertility purposes or diagnosing infertility problems related to ovulation. Important considerations for inclusion are:
1. Increase in thin cervical mucus secretions: One common sign of ovulation is an increase in thin cervical mucus secretions noted at mid-cycle. This change in cervical mucus consistency occurs due to hormonal changes during ovulation.
2. Premenstrual symptoms: Women may experience typical premenstrual symptoms around the time of ovulation, including menstrual cramps, breast tenderness, fluid retention, and appetite or mood changes.
3. During ovulation, some people experience mild cramping that can feel like a dull ache or nagging pain on one side of the lower abdomen (stomach) or pelvis.4 Sometimes, this pain can also feel sharp. The side you experience pelvic pain on typically depends on which ovary releases the egg. In some cases, the pain can alternate each month or feel worse on one side of your body. Generally, pelvic pain during ovulation is milder than cramping during your period. This pain may last anywhere from a few hours to a couple of days.
4. Changes in body temperature in such that the body temperature at rest (BBT) when the ovary releases the egg could rise .5 to 1 degree Fahrenheit (0.3 to 0.6 degrees Celcius) and remains at this level until the end of the menstrual cycle.
5.An Increase in the sex drive can be a sign of ovulation whereby there is a surge of estrogen that increases the blood flow to the pelvic region. In addition, a rise in Luteinizing hormone (LH) stimulates the production of testosterone, increasing sexual desire.
6. Hormonal fluctuations can cause a wide variety of symptoms at different points of the menstrual cycle, thereby producing one or more symptoms such as headaches, nausea, sensitivity to light malaise, tender or sensitive breasts, boating and water retention.