The symptoms of ovulation pain are obvious the pain occurs during ovulation (usually around two weeks after menstruation) in the lower abdomen. Ovulation pain can be felt only on one side during each cycle, either left or right depending on which ovary is releasing an egg that month. It can feel like pressure, cramps, or sharp pain. There is usually no need to see a doctor about this. For instance, I am personally able to feel my ovulation sometimes. It could be described as "pain", but it is not severe. I know I do not have any gynecological problems or STDs, so I am not concerned about feeling ovulation. In fact, it tells is a rather handy way of telling when I am fertile!
Women who are feeling extreme pain, prolonged pain, or are simply worried that something is wrong are advised to make an appointment with their doctor. Sometimes, ovulation pain can be an indication of conditions that require treatment. Endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), an ovarian cyst, and even appendicitis or an ectopic pregnancy, can all cause this symptoms. In the last two cases, a woman might think she is experiencing ovulation pain while the pain is in fact caused by something else.