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Fibroids and mensrual pain after your period

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 the following pain:

  • Pain after period ends

  • Pain occurring mid-cycle (around 10 days after the end of your last period)

  • Excessive pain during period

  • Abnormal pain or cramps 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.

If you experience pain after your period, excessive pain during periods, or abnormal pain or cramps throughout your menstrual cycle, you may be living with uterine fibroids. You can review other symptoms of uterine fibroids and common fibroid pains like pelvic pain & what fibroid pain typically feels like.


[1] 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.

[2] Bukulmez, O., & Doody, K. J. (2006). Clinical features of myomas. Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America, 33(1), 69–84.

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