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Understanding New and Severe Abdominal Pain

Since this is such a common symptom and since your timing is right, you are probably experiencing pain from normal ovulation. This pain is called by the medical name "mittelschmerz."

If your pain is severe, if it persists for longer than a day, or if you develop fever or nausea along with your pain, then you should be evaluated by a doctor to make sure it is not from a more serious problem, such as appendicitis.


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