Mid-cycle bleeding that you didn’t understand? It’s almost certainly ovulation bleeding. Although uncommon, it is perfectly natural and usually causes no concern.
We’ll look at why women have bleeding during ovulation, how to detect if you’re experiencing it, and what you can do about it. Keep reading along to get an insight about the potential causes of ovulation bleeding and when it can be a point of concern.
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What is the cause of bleeding during ovulation?
The quick fluctuations in hormones which occur during ovulation are the most common cause of ovulation bleeding. According to study, ovulation bleeding is linked to higher levels of luteal progesterone and luteinizing hormone around this time of the month. Oestrogen levels rise in the days before ovulation and then fall after the egg is discharged. When progesterone levels begin to rise, the transition from oestrogen to progesterone may result in spotting.
Ovulation Spotting Signs
- Ovulation spotting lasts one to two days and shows as a few drops of blood on toilet roll or in your panties.
- Because it is usually mixed with cervical fluid, it may appear to be light pink or scarlet in colour (which increases after ovulation). If you’re trying to conceive or want to avoid becoming pregnant, this could mean you’ve reached your fertility window.
- While ovulation bleeding is uncommon, other ovulation symptoms such as a change in your basal body temperature (which decreases slightly before rapidly rising after ovulation) or the composition of your cervical fluid may be more reliable (which should resemble egg whites around this time).
Ovulation Bleeding: How to Spot It
Ovulation spotting can occur at any point throughout your cycle, although it is more common when you are not on your usual period. As it only will only last one or two days, it is much lighter than your regular period. It might be light pink or darkish brown in colour.
You must, however, use a sanitary pad, tampon, or menstrual cup because period flows are heavier. It occurs every 21-35 days and lasts roughly 5-7 days.
Some women may suffer minor menstrual-like ovulation pain and a rise in thin, stretchy cervical mucus secretion during ovulation.
You may also have other ovulation symptoms, such as:
- Tenderness and soreness in the breasts.
- Pain in the lower abdomen or pelvis.
- Sexual desire has increased.
- Variations in your body’s core temperature.
- Heart rate has increased.
We may move on to the following part now that we’ve addressed the factors that can assist you recognise ovulation bleeding.
THE CLOSING WORDS
9–14 percent of women report bleeding between periods between menarche (the start of periods) and menopause. Ovulation bleeding is one of the most common reasons of bleeding between periods, but it is far from the only one. As a result, it’s vital to monitor the bleeding and consult a doctor if you have any concerns.
Because everyone’s menstrual cycle is different, keeping track of yours to determine the average cycle length and ovulation day is a smart idea. This information can help a doctor figure out whether the bleeding is caused by ovulation or something else.