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Are there different types of ovarian pain?

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Acute ovarian pain comes on quickly (over a few minutes or days) and goes away in a short period of time.

Chronic ovarian pain usually starts more gradually, then it lasts for several months.

Ovarian pain may be continuous, or it may come and go. It may get worse with certain activities, such as exercise or urination.

It can be so mild that you don't notice it, or pain in the ovaries can be so severe that it interferes with daily life.

SOURCES:

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: "Endometriosis."

CDC: "Pelvic Inflammatory Disease."

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: "Pelvic Pain."

"Ovary." Katz, VL, Lentz, GM, Lobo, RA, Gershenson, DM. . 5th ed. Mosby Elsevier, 2007. Comprehensive Gynecology

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on October 17, 2018

SOURCES:

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: "Endometriosis."

CDC: "Pelvic Inflammatory Disease."

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: "Pelvic Pain."

"Ovary." Katz, VL, Lentz, GM, Lobo, RA, Gershenson, DM. . 5th ed. Mosby Elsevier, 2007. Comprehensive Gynecology

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on October 17, 2018

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