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Spotting during ovulation: causes and consequences

Pink spotting during ovulation

Spotting during ovulation can scare a woman in real earnest, especially if she is planning a pregnancy. Quite often, spotting is accompanied by oncological diseases of the female genital tract, cervical erosion and ulceration, as well as damage caused by a spiral. However, in some cases, the appearance of streaks of red in the vaginal mucus can be normal.

What sort of vaginal bleeding can appear in the middle of a cycle?

The gynecologist is often visited by those women having thin streaks of red in their vaginal mucus. Complaints about smearing brown discharge, which also indicate the presence of blood, are much less. In both cases,  bloody stains on the menstrual pad in the middle of the cycle can be considered normal if:

  • these are isolated cases;
  • the discharge is scanty and appear for 1-3 days.

Under no circumstances should you hesitate to see a specialist if the discharge has a bright scarlet color and its intensity is like an extraordinary menstruation. There are a number of reasons for the appearance of bleeding in the middle of a cycle and none of them should be ignored. Some of them are:

  • Rupture of the large vessels of the uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes;
  • Damage to the uterine by a spiral;
  • Ovarian dysfunction;
  • Pathology of the thyroid gland;
  • Oncological diseases;
  • Perforation of the vessel wall caused by cervical erosion and ulceration.

Slight spotting during ovulation

Ovulation is the rupture of the follicle and release of an egg into the fallopian tube. Before this occurs, a very important process takes place – the egg cell matures and accumulates nutrients. This would be impossible without a good blood supply. As a result, the rupture of the follicle may lead to the damage of the capillaries hitherto feeding the egg. This is especially true for women with fragile vessels.

Thus, appearance of small streaks of blood in the vaginal mucus during ovulation is a quite normal and physiological phenomenon. However, if such discharge appears during every ovulation, it is necessary to see a doctor. Regular rupture of the vessels indicate serious pathologies, which need to be got rid of before becoming pregnant.

Fragility of vessels may be caused first of all by:

  • Shortage of rutin and ascorbic acid;
  • Deficiency of unsaturated fatty acids;
  • Diseases of the cardiovascular system;
  • Diseases of the liver, which raises blood levels of bilirubin and cholesterol.

Heavy spotting during ovulation

Heavy spotting during ovulation always requires immediate medical attention. According to a number of reasons that can cause unplanned menstruation, such bleeding can be divided into diseases of the female reproductive system and humoral regulation disorders.

If the first group of causes is directly related to vascular lesions of the uterus and its neck, then hormonal dysfunctions would lead to the tearing away  of the lining of the uterus. The ovaries, thyroid and pituitary hormones are vital in the regulation of the reproductive system. Thus, heavy spotting during ovulation may occur due to pathologies such as:

  • Insufficient production of progesterone – a hormone released by the corpus luteum in the ovary;
  • Excessive production of estrogen by the ovaries;
  • Endemic and colloid goiter ;
  • Neurocirculatory dystonia;
  • Diseases of the pituitary gland.

Hormone-secreting tumors can also cause uterine bleeding and spotting in the middle of a cycle. Hormonal contraceptives and abortions often trigger ovarian dysfunction.

What if spotting appeared in the middle of a cycle?

First of all, you need to calm down and think about whether this is related to ovulation. You can make this much easier if you keep a schedule of basal temperatures. But if you are not doing so, then the only option left is to rely on your own feelings – during ovulation, many women experience discomfort from constant dampness of the underwear, and mucus stains may be found on the  menstrual pad or panties.

Do not forget to exclude such factors that were capable of causing minor injury to the vagina and cervix – rough sex, uncomfortable positions, collection of swab by an obstetrician, presence of a spiral, and others.

The nature of the discharge should also be examined. A few drops of blood that appeared on the underwear during ovulation are not a major cause for concern. It is quite a different matter if you observe this phenomenon on a monthly basis. In this case, it is very important to go for a thorough diagnosis.

Can one get pregnant if spotting appeared during ovulation?

A small amount of blood released during the rupture of the follicle is not an obstacle to conception. At the same time, tearing away of the lining of the uterus, which occurs during a hormonal failure, can significantly affect the reproductive function. First, the corpus luteum, which protects the uterus from the release of the fetus, is often not formed during ovarian dysfunction. Moreover, the chain of ovulations is not interrupted, but rather a new cycle begins. Secondly, when there are hormonal regulation pathologies, the lining of the uterus tears away, and the embryo cannot implant itself on the wall of the uterus, that is, the placenta is not formed.

In summary, spotting during ovulation should not go unnoticed. If you are in doubt of consulting a doctor or not, it is best to choose the first option because early diagnosis allows for a successful treatment.