Light pain in the left side of my abdomen / possible sign of conception

by Sivi

I'm having light pain in the left side of my abdomen after 14 days from the start of my period.

My doctor told me that I ovulated on the 12th day after my period.

Do you know what is the reason for this? Is it a possible sign of conception?

Laura's Answer:

Hi Sivi,

First, I have to tell you that I'm not a doctor and cannot legally diagnose the cause of your symptom (of light pain in the left side of your abdomen).

I can only give my thoughts on what may be happening.

I'm assuming you are trying to conceive. So it could be a possible sign of conception.

What is happening in the body after ovulation is the (possible) fertilized egg is traveling down the fallopian tube. This can cause slight pain in the right or left side of the abdomen from slight contractions of the tube as it helps move the embryo into the uterus.

At the same time, the corpus luteum in the ovary is producing more hormones for the support of a possible pregnancy and can cause slight aches in the right or left side of the abdomen.

Also, fluid from the ovarian follicle can escape into the abdominal cavity and can cause irritation.

There are other possible causes of light pains in the abdomen. If you are at all concerned about it, you should contact your doctor.

For instance, if the pain gets worse, is prolonged, or is accompanied by other symptoms (fever, nausea, and/or vomiting, and so on) you should to have it checked out by your doctor.

One cause of severe pain could be ectopic pregnancy. Which needs to be taken care of as soon as possible.

Another cause of pain is cysts in the ovary. So again, if the pain persists and/or gets worse and/or is accompanies by other symptoms, then by all means get it checked out.

If this were me and I had light pain on one side of my abdomen 14 days after my period and 2 days after ovulation that only lasted a couple of days and did not get worse, I would not worry about it.

When we are trying to conceive, we naturally are fine-tuned to our bodies. And are naturally more observant and concerned over every little ache and pain. I do it, too ;0)

Just try to relax and enjoy this time (I know, easier said than done). And, again, if you have any concerns, contact your doctor.

These are my thoughts on light pains in left side of the abdomen after ovulation that can be attributed to conception symptoms when trying to conceive.

I hope this helps,

PS Please leave a comment below if you have questions about what I wrote above.

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