Ovulation bleeding or spotting is common with many women. Some women still get some spotting every month, which can be a very reliable way to determine ovulation so they can use this sign to either avoid getting pregnant or to achieve conception.
Why Ovulation Bleeding Occurs
Ovulation spotting or bleeding is caused by hormones that try to weaken the surface of the follicle. A small hole will be created for the egg to be able to pass, causing pain and ovulation cramps for some women and also bleeding. Scientists believe that the bleeding may have been caused by higher estrogen levels. Also, going on a birth control pill stops the spotting, but it may return after you have stopped taking pills.
What Ovulation Bleeding Looks Like
Ovulation spotting or bleeding is not like normal menstrual flow. Spotting or a little bit of blood can occur while ovulating, the blood is either pink, dark brownish red colour. It may be mixed with cervical mucus and may be accompanied by mild pain in the stomach or some cramping that look like menstrual cramping.
Not all bleeding can be regarded as ovulation spotting. If you notice heavy bleeding that lasts for days and looks like you are menstruating, then you should immediately consult a doctor. Also, when bleeding comes with severe pain, it is not good and needs some medical attention.
Duration of Ovulation Bleeding
Ovulation bleeding doesn’t last long. It may occur for a day or two, 4-5 days the most. So if you have experienced spotting for a longer period, it is probably caused by an underlying medical attention and you should see your doctor immediately.