For many women, ovulation comes and goes without any symptoms. Only those who are paying attention to changes in their cervical mucus, or charting their basal body temperature will notice that they’ve ovulated. Sometimes, women have physical ovulation symptoms – like ovulation pain (a symptom called Mittelschmerz in the medical community).
Ovulation pain is not a common sign of ovulation, but it’s not uncommon either. An estimated 20 percent of women in their reproductive years will experience painful ovulation. This means 1 in 5 women will experience Mittelschmerz around the time they ovulate.