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what does it mean when your ovaries hurt

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possible UTI: This sounds more like a urinary tract infection (UTI) than an actual problem with your ovaries. You ought to be checked.

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Dr. John Paas
Dr. John Paas answered
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
UTI or gyn infection: I would suggest going to get a urinalysis to exclude a urinary tract infection. If this is negative, you may need a gynecologic exam to exclude pelvic ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
10 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hard to determine.: Please consider a consultation and providing more information about your current condition. Has this ever happened before? Do you have regular periods ... Read More
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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Probable ovary cyst.: If we assume the pain on your left lower abdomen is from your ovary, it's usually caused by an enlarged ovarian cyst, usually more prominent during mi ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
25 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not sure: You could have a cyst on the right ovary. Or if you've ever had abdominal surgery, there's a chance you have adhesions, or scar tissue, on that side a ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Several things.: Ovaries might be naturally large, or they might be enlarged because of like ovarian cysts, or conditions like polycystic ovaries. Cancer should be ru ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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It could mean: that it is time for you to see your GYN for a comprehensive pelvic exam and transvaginal ultrasound.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Go see your doctor: I'm not sure why/how you know it's your ovaries that are hurting when you cough (as opposed to just saying that your lower abdomen bothers you). There ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
19 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not likely: Not likely. However if you are having pain near your ovary and there is the chance you are pregnant, then you need to take a pregnancy test. If you ar ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Douglas
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
See below: You could be pregnant, you could have an ectopic pregnancy - so get this checked.

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