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can i ovulate and have a period at the same time?

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Is it possible to ovulate and have a menstrual period at the same time? i have pain on the right side of my abdomen and i had very slight spotting two days ago(brown in color) as well as extreme nausea and the spotting is now red and i use one tampon a day. which does not really fill up. the spotting so far has lasted 3 days since Fri 6/6/2011. what could it be?
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replied June 8th, 2011
Welcome to ehealthforum,
Having abdominal pain and spotting/mild bleeding during ovulation is commonly seen in few women. Sometimes this is also accompanied by nausea and headaches etc. These symptoms are usually due to the peak in hormonal levels around the time of ovulation. This should subside in few days. Wait and watch for your periods.
If you are sexually active, then the spotting, nausea, and cramps during midcycle time could also be suggestive of possibility of implantation bleeding. Visit your gynecologist/obstetrician for further evaluation and assistance.
Take care.

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