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Mittelschmerz (cont.)

Painful Ovulation Diagnosis

No specific test can determine if a woman has mittelschmerz. It is a diagnosis of exclusion - meaning the doctor will order to make sure no other medical problems exist. The diagnosis is confirmed if the test results are normal and the pain is typical for midcycle pain. The doctor may ask the woman to keep a diary of her menstrual cycles to determine if the pain occurs at midcycle.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/10/2014
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