Bloating During Ovulation

A Detailed Summary of Bloating During Ovulation and Its Remedies

A bloating sensation may be the first sign of ovulation. Though annoying, the intensity of this fertility sign can be controlled with appropriate treatment. Continue reading this HerHaleness article for more details on this condition, as well as how to treat it.
HerHaleness Staff
Last Updated: Mar 5, 2018
When a woman ovulates or produces eggs, she is known to be in her fertile phase. Prior to ovulation, there are several signs exhibited by a woman's body that are indicative of the approaching ovulation. Bloating during ovulation, especially in the lower abdominal region, is one of the symptoms of ovulation. The degree of the bloating sensation may vary depending from woman to woman. This is also one of the positive signs which indicates that one can conceive during this period.
A mild pressure may also be felt in the abdominal region as a result of bloating. These signs may indicate the changes a woman's body undergoes during early pregnancy. However, some women may find this quite annoying, as it gives a feeling of fullness and an increase in weight.
Causes

As mentioned earlier, bloating is one of the physical signs of ovulation that most women experience. During this time, the levels of the hormones in the body surge. Changes in the hormonal level can lead to a number of alterations in the body. Cravings for certain foods may also increase during this period. Salt intake increases and women may tend to consume a lot of foods that are high in salts, like, cheese, chips, and other processed foods. Over consumption of these salty foods tends to retain water in the tissues, which can give the feeling of bloating or fullness or lead to weight gain during ovulation.
Sometimes, the bloating sensation may be felt like gas filling up the abdomen and it may even be passed out of the body. Some women also gain weight because the body tends to retain water, which gets accumulated in the tissues. This is one of the primary reasons why there is a feeling of considerable weight gain during ovulation. Water retention may be seen as swelling in the arms and legs. The abdomen may also feel swollen and soft when touched.
Other signs of ovulation may include experiencing abdominal cramps, which may be preceded by a sensation of bloating. Cramps may be caused as a result of the egg (or ovum) being released from the ovary. The breasts may appear to be tender or sore and hurt when touched. Some women may also experience a heightened sense for smell and taste. Mood swings and increased outbursts of energy is also one of the signs for impending ovulation. In rare cases, a few women may also experience nausea induced vomiting and headaches.
Remedial Measures

You can get rid of the bloating sensation quite easily, and also prevent its recurrence. The trick is to increase water intake and reduce the consumption of junk food, which has high concentration of salt. An alteration of this diet also helps in reducing this feeling. Include foods that prevent water retention and creation of gases in the body.
Following a routine exercise regimen will keep a check on weight gain and also keep you occupied.
You can also take over-the-counter diuretics to drain the excess water out of your body. The diuretics flush out the excess water from the tissues, while retaining the required amount of water in the body. In case the over-the-counter drugs are not as effective, consult a health care provider or a gynecologist, who may diagnose your problem and prescribe the required drugs and medication forms.
If you have a feeling of discomfort or pain during this phase, or if you suffer from chronic or persistent bloating, then consult a gynecologist who will be able to analyze your exact condition and provide appropriate treatment thereof.
Disclaimer: The information provided in this article is solely for educating the reader. It is not intended to be a substitute for the advice of a medical expert.