Treatments and drugs

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Possible treatments for mittelschmerz include:

  • Pain relievers. For the relief of discomfort from mittelschmerz, try an over-the-counter drug such as acetaminophen (Tylenol, others), aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) or naproxen sodium (Aleve).
  • Birth control pills (oral contraceptives). If mittelschmerz causes you a lot of discomfort or occurs monthly, ask your doctor about taking birth control pills. They prevent ovulation, so you shouldn't have ovulation pain while on them.
May 30, 2014