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Ovulation bleedingção: what é, how to identify and when to go to the médic

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Ovulation bleedingção: what é, how to identify and when to go to the médic
Ovulation bleedingção: what é, how to identify and when to go to the médic

Ovulation bleeding is a small amount of bleeding that can happen during the ovulation period due to the common hormonal changes that occur during this period, and is considered normal and not a cause for concern.

Ovulation bleeding often goes unnoticed, this is because bleeding is very little, and can only be noticed in some cases through the presence of stains on the panties.

However, when heavy bleeding is observed or when it does not stop after a few days, it is important that the gynecologist is consulted so that the cause of the bleeding can be investigated and, thus, the most appropriate treatment can be indicated.


How many days does ovulation bleeding last?

Ovulation bleeding lasts for 2 days and happens in the middle of the menstrual cycle due to changes in circulating estrogen levels.

How to identify

Ovulation bleeding can be identified as a small pink, red or brown bleed, which can be noticed on underwear or when wiping with toilet paper, for example.

In addition to the small bleeding at ovulation, some women may experience some symptoms such as a slight increase in body temperature, increased appetite and libido, for example, in addition to mild colic in some cases. Learn about other signs and symptoms that can happen during ovulation.

What is the difference between ovulation bleeding and breakthrough bleeding?

Bleeding is a type of bleeding that happens outside of the menstrual period, which can be a consequence of gynecological procedures, change of contraceptives or gynecological infections, for example, while ovulation bleeding occurs within the menstrual cycle, related to the release of eggs by the ovary. See more about breakthrough bleeding.

Ovulation calculator

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When to go to the doctor

Ovulation bleeding is considered normal, not requiring any type of treatment, this is because it happens due to the common hormonal changes of the menstrual cycle, and may, in some cases, go unnoticed by the woman.

However, if the flow is very intense, lasts for more than 3 days or is accompanied by other symptoms such as abdominal discomfort or intense pain, similar to colic, it is recommended that the gynecologist be consulted, as it is possible that other tests are performed to help identify the cause of the bleeding.

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