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A 21-year-old member asked:

are ovarian cysts painful?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: Yes they can be painful. They usually resolve without specific treatment other than pain management.
Dr. Mark Sacher
Pain Management 33 years experience
Can be: Ovarian cysts sometimes get larger or smaller with different concentrations of your female hormones. Menstral cycle can cause surge of female hormones which can enlarge ovarian cysts which can be painful. Furthermore, large ovarian cysts can cause right or left lower abdominal or pelvic pain.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

What can I do for these painful ovarian cysts?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Depends: If the cysts are benign and functional they can be suppressed with medication that suppresses ovulation, like birth control pills. Try Ibuprofen for the pain.
A 44-year-old member asked:

I think i might have ovarian cysts: how painful are they?

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Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 32 years experience
Often asymptomatic: They might be painfull or asymptomatic, depends on size and nature/morphology of the cyst, unilateral or bilateral . Some of them could be secreting tumor, granulosa cell tumor( estrogen production ). The clinicians and the pathologist should share their possibly valuable information in establishing a correct diagnosis. Thank you for question.
Ilion, NY
A 22-year-old female asked:

Was just diagnosed with ovarian cysts due to lvl 10 pain. Worried about followups as the paperwork is empty, what should I expect as a minimum?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology 35 years experience
Need more inf0: Based on what is provided, it is hard to formulate an answer to your question. Size of cyst, treatment recommended and follow up recommendations would be helpful. Ultrasound characteristics of cyst are important as well. Most (>90%) of benign cysts resolve with time. The ones that don't are the ones which are acted upon by most doctors.
New Carlisle, OH
A 29-year-old female asked:

What can be done to help ovarian cysts how long are they painful for?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Keshab Paudel
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Pain might go away: Many women have ovarian cysts at some time during their lives. Most ovarian cysts present little or no discomfort and are harmless. The majority of ovarian cysts disappear without treatment within a few months.However, ovarian cysts — especially those that have ruptured — sometimes produce serious symptoms. The best ways to protect your health are to know risky symptoms and see gyn doc regularly.
VA
A 25-year-old female asked:

At what point can doctors intervene and do something about reoccurring painful ovarian cysts?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Try...: Avoid infectious sexual partner. Get a full term pregnancy. If FHx diabetes/ PCOD....get on metformin.

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