According to medical estimates, around one fifth of all women of reproductive age can feel their ovulation. For some of these, the feeling is prominent and hard to ignore. Others only have a slight sensation, and can only feel their ovulation if they play close attention. Sometimes, tracking your cycle through means like an ovulation calendar or charting to conceive using basal body temperature can fill in the missing pieces of the puzzle and inform you that the pain and abdominal pressure you are feeling are actually caused by an egg being released from your ovary.
Ovulation pain is not normally a cause for concern, and does not indicate a medical problem. To the contrary, pain and abdominal pressure during ovulation are a useful tool to let you know when you should be having intercourse, if you are trying to get pregnant. And for those who do not have any ovulation pain or pressure, there may be other symptoms. Egg white and runny cervical mucus, a slightly bloated abdomen, and tender breasts (which many women also experience during their period) are among them.