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A 24-year-old female asked:

Is ovarian cyst pain constant?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
If twisted, yes: If the ovarian cyst is large enough to twist on its pedicle(attachment) and cut off its' blood supply then the pain will be constant and "excruciating" necessitating a Emergency Room visit for surgery.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

What should I do to relieve ovarian cyst pain?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Collin Smikle
Obstetrics & Gynecology 37 years experience
Ovarian cyst: A cyst (follicle) ruptures each month as you ovulate. Sometimes, the follicle (cyst) that contains the egg that you should ovulate grows bigger and the egg inside stops developing. The cyst may rupture and cause pain or discomfort. Using ibuprofen, naproxen, or some type of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent will help with the pain.
A 41-year-old member asked:

How can I deal with ovarian cyst pain?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Nicole Bullock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Ibuprofen: Ibuprofen would be my first recommendation for the occasional ovarian / ovarian cyst pain. If you have discomfort every month, birth control will keep the cysts under control, therefore minimizing any ovarian pain. Occasionally, a large cyst may leak or rupture causing severe pain. Most the time, this is still managed with prescription pain medicine and will resolve over a few days.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Can I go to school with an ovarian cyst if pain?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Depends: The size of the cyst may require decreased activity to prevent ovarian torsion which may require emergency surgery. Concentrating at school while taking narcotic pain killers may be difficult. Consult whit your physician and follow his advice.
A 30-year-old member asked:

If my body is abdorbing an ovarian cyst is there pain?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas Carzoli
48 years experience
No: Ovarian cyst causes pain when it is growing or when it ruptures, liberating irritating fluid into the pelvis. As it goes away or involutes, the pain goes away.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What to do if I have excruciating pain ovarian cyst?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
See your PCP: Physical exam is warranted. The symptoms you have described are serious medical conditions and need to be addressed by your primary care physician. See your PCP for evaluation, tests and imaging. Good luck.
Last updated Feb 18, 2019


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