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A 25-year-old female asked:

Can my anxiety prolong or worsen a condition? i have ovarian cyst discomfort it's not going away i keep thinking the worst.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Anxiety.: Your anxiety is not likely to worsen an ovarian cyst. Do you have a cyst or is it pain that you believe would be consistent with an ovarian cyst? Marked anxiety can decrease your pain threshold and can turn you into an emotional wreck. If you are guessing about the source of your pain - encourage to get it checked out. Take some of the fear out of this.

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Last updated Aug 4, 2013

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