A 19-year-old female asked:
Can a cyst feel like a bruise? i have a 4.5cm ovarian cyst. it feels like a bruise, especially when i press on it and lower back hurts too
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Ovarian cyst: Yes. Ovarian cyst can cause discomfort /pain because they are space occupying lesions and so exert pressure against other organs, ligaments. The normal ovary s 3-5 cm long so a 4.5 cm cyst is not small and could cause pressure / discomfort ( bruise is blood that has extravasated so is also the pressure/ pain of space occupying lesion as well as muscle damage) f/u w/ doc
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Last updated Jun 20, 2017
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