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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...

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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..

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Some women experience slight pain in their ovary during ovulation, but it's likely your uterus in pain while you're menstruating.
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