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what if an ovarian cyst hurts?

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Dr. Edward Schmidt
Radiology 35 years experience
Getting larger: If a cyst hurts it usually indicates it is becoming larger. However could be from ongoing inflammation/infection.

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Can pinworm infestation lead to complications such as ovarian cancer?

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No: Pinworms are not a cause of ovarian cancer.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What are my chances of having ovarian cysts pop?

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Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Unlikely: Most ovarian cysts resolve on their own or with treatment. Occasionally, they leak the cyst fluid within (ruptured cyst) or twist (ovarian torsion). When that happens there is usually some degree of pain.
A member asked:

The difference between appendicitis and a ruptured cyst?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Huge but simlar pain: There is a huge difference between appendicitis and a ruptured cyst. However the initial symptoms may be nearly identical making the differential diagnosis confusing. Appendicitis requires close observation, antibiotics, and possible surgery for impending rupture. However rupture ovarian cysts rarely require intervention other than pain medication unless there is sever associated bleeding.
A 21-year-old female asked:

I have an ovarian cyst that hurts me excruciatingly about once a week, is that normal? And what do I do about it?

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Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Ovarian cyst: The cyst should be followed. If it does not go away or gets larger, it could be removed depending on its size.
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A 34-year-old female asked:

Having an ovarian cyst with a thick septa. Two parts 4.5cm and 1.5cm. It hurts. Can't find much info about this type of cyst online. Ok to leave it?

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Dr. Justin Diedrich
Gynecology 14 years experience
See a GYN: It's right around the size when i would recommend taking it out. If you have pain, definitely have it removed. Thick separations are also a sign that it may need to come out. I recommend you talk to a gynecologist.

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