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A 21-year-old female asked:

Do ovarian cysts hurt or cause pain?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Not always: However, it is possible to have pain due to an ovarian cyst.
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Large ones do: Large ovarian cysts can twist and cause pain, but most produce pressure or menstrual irregularities.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

Do ovarian cysts hurt more when laying down?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Maybe: The ovary can move around inside you based your position. Different positions, such as laying down, turning side-to-side can place different stresses on the cyst causing it to hurt more or less.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Do ovarian cysts cause sciatic pain?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Paul Slosar
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Not usually: That would be a very unusual symptom from a cyst.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Ovarian cysts causing tailbone pain, what should I do?

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Dr. Gary Wang
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 40 years experience
Tail bone pain: Are you sure the pain is from ovarian cyst? You need see your ob-gyn.
Dr. Steven Hebert
Pathology 29 years experience
Don't think they are related in any way.
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A 47-year-old member asked:

Can ovarian cysts cause pain during running?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ramon Garcia-septien
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Yes it is possible: It could be held more if you have a rupture of the cyst.
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A 18-year-old female asked:

Can ovarian cyst cause pain before and after period?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Wendy Askew
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Yes, potentially: If it is large one (not just the normal follicular cysts that women develop in the normal course of hormone production to cause the menstrual cycle to occur). Also if the cyst does not resolve as it should normally, then it could cause pain.

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