I have always heard and said "my ovaries hurt" when I have cramps. Then someone told me the other day that your ovaries aren't the ones that hurt- it's your uterus! I was bewildered. Why does one side of my abdomen hurt on different months? I always thought it was because I have two ovaries, one on each side, and different ones are hurting on different months...
-------------------- "Love does not make itself in the desire for copulation, but in the desire for shared sleep." - The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera Posts: 410 | From: Dallas, TX | Registered: Dec 2005
| IP: Logged |
Technically period pain is from your uterus - the muscles contracting to shed your uterus lining, so, it shouldn't be your ovaries, they are in a slightly different place. I know what you mean about one side hurting more - I get that too, but as far as I know it doesn't indicate what side you have ovulated from. Maybe someone else can answer that bit..
Posts: 76 | From: Australia | Registered: Jul 2006
| IP: Logged |
Copyright 1998, 2014 Heather Corinna/Scarleteen
Scarleteen.com: Providing comprehensive sex education online to teens and young adults worldwide since 1998
Information on this site is provided for educational purposes. It is not meant to and cannot substitute for advice or care provided by an in-person medical professional. The information contained herein is not meant to be used to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease, or for prescribing any medication. You should always consult your own healthcare provider if you have a health problem or medical condition.