Fibroid Pain During Period & Ovulation
Symptoms of Fibroids
Abnormal painful cramping during your period, after your period, abnormal pain throughout your menstrual cycle, or pain during ovulation may be a sign of uterine fibroids.
Women should be particularly suspicious of uterine fibroids if they experience:
Pain after period ends
Pain occurring mid-cycle (around 10 days after the end of your last period)
Excessively painful periods
Abnormal pain during menstrual cycle
Pain after a period or mid-cycle pain during ovulation is 2 to 3 times more common for women with uterine fibroids to experience than women without uterine fibroids. In addition to more frequent cycle pain, women with uterine fibroids report more pelvic pain throughout all phases of their menstrual cycle than women without uterine fibroids.¹
The exact relationship between fibroid size, location, and pain at various points during or after your period or ovulation is not well understood. Uterine fibroids can grow to significant sizes very quickly,² possibly causing period and ovulation abnormalities. Women concerned about the possibility of having uterine fibroids should take extra care to monitor their entire menstrual cycle for recurring pain patterns and bleeding irregularities.
 Zimmermann, A., Bernuit, D., Gerlinger, C., Schaefers, M., & Geppert, K. (2012). Prevalence, symptoms and management of uterine fibroids: An international internet-based survey of 21,746 women. BMC Women’s Health, 12(1), 6.
 Bukulmez, O., & Doody, K. J. (2006). Clinical features of myomas. Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America, 33(1), 69–84.