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can you feel an ovarian cyst from the outside

A female asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sometimes: If the patient is thin an enlarged ovary can be palpated. Also if the cyst is large enough it can be palpated. Most pelvic pain caused by the female ... Read More

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Dr. Richard Shewbridge
32 years experience Endocrinology
Depends!: Depending on how heavy the patient is (the thinner the better in this case), the experience of the examiner (leave this in the hands of your gynecolog ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
You can't: Feel themm coming on, but you can feel them when they burst and there is nothing you can do at this point to prevent them. If you are getting them reg ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronan Monsef
Specializes in Family Medicine
Possible: Depends on the skill of the feeler and the size o the cyst.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
42 years experience Gynecology
Not usually: Most ovarian cysts cannot be felt by palpating the abdomen. They are best felt by doing a pelvic exam, and even with that, some soft cysts are hard t ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Treacy
34 years experience Gynecology
Inside: Ovarian cysts are always located within the ovary. They appear to be on the outside of the ovary since most arise from the tissue that is on the surfa ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Oswari
23 years experience Family Medicine
Cyst on an ovary: Ovarian cysts can form due to an imbalance of hormones during ones menstrual periods. I would recommend a check of hormones (possibly increasing proge ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Fluid filled : Structure. Many ovarian cysts are part of normal reproductive cycle, others are due to tumors, benign and malignant. See this site for more informati ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
9 years experience Family Medicine
Ovarian cysts: When there is pain due to ovarian cyst it is advisable to take pain medication for short term and generally patients do well once it ruptures. Althoug ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Dr. Ron Eaker answered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Common: A functional ovarian cyst is a simple cyst that is normal development from ovulation. In most cases it resolves on it's on and doesn't create any pr ... Read More

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