Bleeding During Ovulation
- Is It Normal?



Bleeding during ovulation normally occurs in the middle of your menstruation cycle. This some light vaginal bleeding is not the same as your regular menstrual period as it tends to be pink to red in color, lighter than menstrual flow and will last for one to two days only.

If you have this regular pink spotting in the middle of your ovulation cycle, you can better predict when your ovulation occurs, which can increase your chances of getting pregnant.

Although the cause of the bleeding during ovulation is not clear, but there are factors why it happens:

  • Decline in Estrogen Level
    • Decline in estrogen level is a normal part of ovulation cycle. It happens twice, which is before the ovulation and after the egg is not fertilized. The second drop will trigger your normal menstrual bleeding while the first one will trigger the so called bleeding during ovulation, though it happens just before ovulation.

  • Process of Maturing The Ovum
    • The pain or bleeding may occur during the process of maturing and bursting out the egg from the follicles (basic units of female reproductive biology which contain an immature egg), which are produced by ovaries.

  • Birth Control Pills
    • Birth control pills can be a reason of the bleeding especially in the first few cycles after you start the birth control pills or any other hormonal birth control measures. This is due to your uterine lining try to adjust to the hormones change.

  • Uterine Fibroids
    • These non-cancerous tumors can make you bleeding during ovulation. They can grow anywhere in the uterine wall and can be removed surgically. Consult your doctor if it may concern you.

  • Uterine Polyps
    • Soft growth on the inside surface of your uterus also can be a result of the bleeding. This abnormal growth also can be removed through simpler surgery than fibroids.

The other reasons of bleeding in the middle of mentsruation cycle are due to irregular thyroid function, vaginal or cervical infection, the use of intrauterine device (IUD), and also serious problem like cancer and endometriosis.

Although most of the causes may not directly harm your body, you still need to be aware of any changes of this mid menstruation cycle bleeding. If you have any symptoms such as severe bleeding, bleeding that lasts longer than a couple of days and/ or accompanied by pain or acute discomfiture, you may need to consult your doctor.

Your doctor will perform physical examination of your uterus to determine the cause of the abnormal bleeding. You may want to consider ultrasound and diagnostic hysteroscopy as it can help you to detect sub-mucous fibroid, polyps and other problems. During diagnostic, it is possible to remove polyps for testing and take a sample of uterus lining.



Return to the top of Bleeding during Ovulation

Return to How to Get Pregnant Page

Go back to Your Pregnancy Week by Week Home Page