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Is spotting during ovulation a blessing or a curse?

Stressed and spotting with ovulation

This type of bleeding usually occurs just prior to the ovule being released by the ovary. It can sometimes be mistaken for the start of the menstrual cycle, but when it stops short or tapers off after just a bit of spotting, it becomes more obvious that it was not. Of course, any bleeding that is not a part of your normal menstrual cycle can be stressful for you, so let’s look at some reasons for this type of spotting and which are worrisome as opposed to those that can could indeed be helpful, especially if you are the better half of the many couples who trying to get pregnant.

Can spotting during ovulation help achieve a much-wanted pregnancy?

What is medically known as inter-menstrual cycle bleeding may very well be just an ovulation signal, which is the way that many women are able to detect when they are at max fertility for that particular month. As such, spotting during ovulation can be an excellent aid in getting pregnant for couples that are trying hard to have a baby. What could be better than an outwardly visible sign of ovulation? In most cases, spotting during ovulation will only last a couple of days and then the actual ovulation will follow immediately thereafter. After monitoring this occurrence for several months, you should be better able to pinpoint the best time to get pregnant. Many women receive no sign of ovulation and must depend on other more difficult methods for figuring out when they have reached max fertility and can indeed get pregnant, such as constantly taking their basal body temperature.

When to worry about spotting during ovulation

  • Sometimes this bleeding can be caused by a non-cancerous tumor called urethra fibrome, which causes urethra polyps. Whenever this bleeding lasts more than a couple of days and you have no other signs that you are ovulating, it is best to consult your doctor to see if you have any polyps.
  • Another cause could be if you suffer from anorexia or bulimia.
  • Excessive stress levels can also cause spotting.
  • If you are experiencing a great deal of anxiety, this could be another cause of this type of bleeding.
  • If you have undergone a significant amount of weight loss or gain, you could experience this type of bleeding.

Any of the above should, of course, be brought to the attention of your physician.

Contraceptives may cause spotting during ovulation

Often, when you first start using any oral contraceptives, you could experience some bleeding for several months as your body adapts to your new hormonal levels. Although spotting during ovulation being caused by contraceptives may not be very common, it does happen and is no reason to panic. Just remain calm and try to figure out if maybe it was caused by intercourse or just by being new to taking contraceptives. Take a few notes regarding the bleeding, such as color, consistency and timing and then, armed with your notes, visit your doctor to discuss your symptoms. He can then decide your best course of action.

Whether spotting during ovulation or any type of bleeding occurs every month or just once a year or so, in some cases it could be a sign of disease, so be sure to check with your doctor to rule out any other causes. On the other hand, if you are trying to get pregnant and have already received a clean bill of health from your doctor, pay careful attention to your body and be thankful that Mother Nature is giving you a visible indicator that can help you in your endeavor.