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can ovarian cysts cause upper abdominal pain

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Not sure: That an ovarian cyst would be the cause of an upper abdominal pain issue. See your family doctor for an evaluation, as further testing may be needed t ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
POSSIBLY: Usually a ruptured ovarian cyst causes very acute and sharp pain, typically in the lower abdomen . If this pain has always been in the upper abdomen, ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Conner
24 years experience Family Medicine
Bladder infection vs: I suspect you may have a bladder infection. If you are sexually active you should be tested for std's. Constipation and kidney stones are also possi ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Yes,: it could. But there are other potential causes, if you are having acute symptoms consider getting an evaluation.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Carzoli
46 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Ovaries are located in lower abdomen and even a large cyst won't cause just upper abdominal swelling.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Picco
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Simple liver cysts — fluid-filled cavities in the liver — usually cause no signs or symptoms and need no treatment: However, they may be large enough to cause pain or discomfort in the upper right part of the abdomen. Most liver cysts can be detected on ultrasound o ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin O'neil
27 years experience Urogynecology
Possibly: Ovarian cysts and other causes of female pelvic pain can also cause referred pain to the lower back. If your doctor has ruled out other more common c ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Yes: Many women feel small pains around ovulation, before-during-or after - its called mittleschmerz. There are abnormal causes of pain around ovulation bu ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Ovarian cysts: No, not directly. There is no obvious connection. Please see your PCP for evaluation.
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends on size: I suppose if the cyst were extremely large filling the abdomen then pain could be in the upper left quadrant. That is not a very common finding.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Look for other cause: Since the ovaries are way down in the pelvis, a woman with upper back pain should first look for all the causes of upper back pain. It sounds unlikely ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zachary Veres
17 years experience Family Medicine
Ovarian cyst: Yes ovarian cysts can cause pelvic pain during intercourse. Endometriosis and adenomyosis can also be conditions that cause chronic pelvic, menstrual ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramon Garcia-septien
44 years experience Family Medicine
Yes it is possible: It could be held more if you have a rupture of the cyst.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
41 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Not usually: In some conditions called polycystic kidney disease if the cysts are large it may cause abdominal pain and blood in urine.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depend: Most cysts don't cause any symptoms and go away on their own. Big cyst may may cuase irritation of the lower back pain. Pelvic pain a constant or i ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Ovarian cysts.: Ovarian cysts, especially when ruptured, can cause severe pains on one side in the pelvis and lower back. This pain typically lasts a few days and is ... Read More
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Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: But unlikely. There is a certain type of ovarian cyst that causes overproduction of estrogen and that could cause breast pain, though those cysts are ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Sometimes an ovarian cyst sits back behind the uterus and next to the rectum, so it can cause pain in or around the rectum.
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Very rare: Its very rare for ovarian cysts to get large enough to cause these symptoms.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jarrod Kaufman
28 years experience General Surgery
Kidney cyst: Generally not unless they're very large and in that location usually they cause back pain.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
26 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Dyspareunia is a frequent symptom of ovarian cysts.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
31 years experience Pathology
Yes: Torsion of ovarian cyst , rupture and hemorrhage can be the cause of pain.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Possibly: abdominal symptoms.

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