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Pain on my lower right side near abdomen and ovary. Appendicitis and cyst have been ruled out. What else could it be from?

Pain on my lower right side near abdomen and ovary. Appendicitis and cyst have been ruled out. What else could it be from?

Many things: Other causes of rlq pain would include pid (pelvic inflammatory disease), tubo-ovaarian abscess, meckels diverticulitis, sigmoid colon diverticulitis, various types of colitis, muscular abdominal wall pain, gastroenteritis with diarrhea etc. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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Onset of lower right abdominal pain within last 24 hrs. Initially sharp and debilitating, but has improved. Appendicitis? Ovarian cyst? How to tell?

Onset of lower right abdominal pain within last 24 hrs. Initially sharp and debilitating, but has improved. Appendicitis? Ovarian cyst? How to tell?

You can't: Symptoms appear in similar way has to see a physician to differentiate one from other, as treatments are different. Call your doctor or go to ER ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of appendicitis vs ovarian cyst?  

What are the symptoms of appendicitis vs ovarian cyst?  

Onset of pain.: On physical examination, it is often very difficult to distinguish a ruptured right ovarian cyst from appendicitis; however, with a ruptured cyst, the onset of the pain is typically "hyperacute", whereas, with appendicitis the pain often begins like a typical "stomach ache" in the upper or mid abdomen before "moving" to the right lower abdomen. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have appendicitis or ovarian cyst leaking?

How do I know if I have appendicitis or ovarian cyst leaking?

Go to your doctor.: Self diagnosis is very risky, especially with appendicitis. Go to your doctor or the er. A ct would be the best test to distinguish between a cyst and appendicitis. Get checked though because if it is appendicitis, delay in diagnosis can lead to rupture which can cause fertility problems in the future, or even death. ...Read more

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Is it easy mixing up abdomen pain from appendicitis with ovarian cyst?

Is it easy mixing up abdomen pain from appendicitis with ovarian cyst?

Not to a MD: A skilled md can differentiate the ovarian cyst vs.Appendicitis symptoms and pain through history, physical exam and ancillary testing if necessary. So, see a md for the pain rather than try to "guess". ...Read more

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The difference between appendicitis and a ruptured cyst?

The difference between appendicitis and a ruptured cyst?

Different problems: Appendicitis is the result of infection to it usually result of blockage to the lumen of appendix and require surgery. Usually a thin walled follicular cyst of ovary, due to pressure built up by fluid will rupture called ' ruptured cyst', also give right lower abdomen, does not need surgery. ...Read more

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Cyst in my rite ovary. Pain in right ileac fossa appendicitis is ruled out. Cyst is infected... will my future pregnancy be affected due to cyst...

No: The usualcause ofpain in the. Lower rt. Quad of the abdomen is appendicitis. When this is ruled out thepresence of blood will give similar symptoms. A bleeding ovarian cyst will cause this problem but is rarely infected. I suspect the symptoms will subside soon and will not affect pregnancy. ...Read more

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Diagnosed w/a hemorrhagic ovarian cyst. Everyone (ER docs) thought appendicitis. CT &ultra sound showed cyst. High WBC. Severe pain again. Any advice?

Diagnosed w/a hemorrhagic ovarian cyst. Everyone (ER docs) thought appendicitis. CT &ultra sound showed cyst. High WBC. Severe pain again. Any advice?

Pelvic abscess: The high WBC count worries me. Hemorrhagic cyst may be associated with an abscess. It may not have been infected before but is now infected (abscess is usually due to a focal bacterial infection). I suspect that your doctor put you on antibiotics. If you are getting worse on the antibiotics, they may not be working. Call your doctor right away to let the doctor know it is worsening. ...Read more

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I have a dull ache in my right side in the region appendicitis pain typically is. I have had a cyst on this side before. What's the pain difference?

I have a dull ache in my right side in the region appendicitis pain typically is. I have had a cyst on this side before. What's the pain difference?

Maybe none: Pain could be exactly the same, but if you feel it is like the cust pain you had before, that is probable. However, if it is progressive, see a doctor asap. ...Read more

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What type of ovarian cyst when ruptured can be mistaken with appendicitis?

Corpus luteum: The most common would be the corpus luteum cyst, that which can develop in an ovary after egg delivery. However, any cyst which ruptures into the abdominal cavity can cause irritation of the pelvis and right lower quadrant, and is in the differential diagnosis of rlq pain in a female. Good luck. ...Read more

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Slight pain below belly button, in upper right stomach and slightly to the right of the belly button. Is it a cyst or is it appendicitis?

Slight pain below belly button, in upper right stomach and slightly to the right of the belly button. Is it a cyst or is it appendicitis?

Umbilical Hernia: It is unlikely to be a cyst or appendicitis. appendicitis not only causes pain but fever, loss of appetite, nausea, etc.... it also will worsen in a short time. Cysts tend to be short lived and resolve on their own unless very large. I would be concerned for an umbilical hernia which will cause pain that can radiate. Worse with straining and better with rest. They are easy to find on exam. ...Read more

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I thought my severe pain was appendicitis, but turned out to be an ovarian cyst. I'm in excrutiating pain w/a consistant lowgrade fever. Worry or not?

I thought my severe pain was appendicitis, but turned out to be an ovarian cyst. I'm in excrutiating pain w/a consistant lowgrade fever. Worry or not?

Not to: "worry" but "excruciating" pain and fever from an uncomplicated ovarian cyst is very unusual...contact your GYN for further treatment.

Hope this is helpful
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Just started cycle. Pain in side. Could it be ovary cyst? I've felt this before & it wasn't appendicitis. Seems to only happen on my menstrual cycle.

Abdominal pain: Appendicitis usually presents with nausea and vomiting, fever that worsens with progression, and the right lower quadrant pain may be worse with coughing. Your diagnosis seems reasonable, but if it worsens, you develop any other symptoms, etc., you should see a doctor and make sure. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in lower right side but down near hip, close to pubic region. More likely ovarian cyst or appendicitis?

Hard to say: Nauseated? Pain duration? Quality of pain? Fever? Time of month? You should see a doctor for an exam and lab work to be safe. ...Read more

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If I did have an ovarian cyst rupture, how long does the pain last? I am completing 2 days. Appendicitis and kidney stones were ruled out.

If I did have an ovarian cyst rupture, how long does the pain last? I am completing 2 days. Appendicitis and kidney stones were ruled out.

3-5days: 3-5 days is typical. But the pain should always be gradually getting better. If it gets worse at any time, you should seek care again. Also it is 100% important that pregnancy is not a possible cause of the symptoms. ...Read more

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Severe ovarian cyst pain I was diagnosed with ovarian cysts 13 months ago, in the ER they thought it was appendicitis. I hadn't had any severe pain since my diagnosis until this last month. I had mirana placed 25 months ago. I've been to my gynecologist t

I: I am very concerned about several things here. That is way too much Ibuprofen (advil and Motrin are other words for ibuprofen). Taking 800 mg every 6 hours for a few days is a lot, but taking 800 mg every two hours is very concerning, and can cause side effects with your stomach and your kidneys. You need to be immediately evaluated for this pain and irregular bleeding. It is not normal. Sometimes these symptoms can occur in the first few months after a mirena, (levonorgestrel) but you state you are 25 months out, so these symptoms are very abnormal. Please have a complete gynecological evaluation. You likely need an imaging study such as an ultrasound. There are other pain medications that you can be treated with. Please be seen immediately for your symptoms. ...Read more

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N (medically unable to vomit) after pain. D & upset stomach has been common for 1-2wk. Pain stabbing in stomach closing in lrq. Cyst or appendicitis?

N (medically unable to vomit) after pain. D & upset stomach has been common for 1-2wk. Pain stabbing in stomach closing in lrq. Cyst or appendicitis?

Tough to say: Those symptoms in a woman of childbearing age have several possible causes. Suggest you discuss with your doctor. Some type of imaging study, e.g. Ultrasound or ct scan and lab work may be needed to help sort it out. ...Read more

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I have suffered with ovarian cysts and now I have this really bad pain, feels numb &aches, and it hurts when I pee. Got ultrasound. Not appendicitis.

I have suffered with ovarian cysts and now I have this really bad pain, feels numb &aches, and it hurts when I pee. Got ultrasound. Not appendicitis.

Bladder infection?: You might have a bladder infection. Needs a urine test to confirm. Sometimes they are treated without the test. See your primary care provider today to find out. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Breast cancer, lymphadema, ovarian cysts, fibroid, atrophic kidney, gallbladder polyps, diverticula, appendicitis, osteoprosis, ddd are they connected?

Breast cancer, lymphadema, ovarian cysts, fibroid, atrophic kidney, gallbladder polyps, diverticula, appendicitis, osteoprosis, ddd are they connected?

Muliple issues: I would suggest that you seek a comprehensive medical evalaution: some GI symptoms may be related; however breast cance, ovarian cysts, kidney diease are all separate issues. Get yourself in the hands of an expert or experts-ASAP. ...Read more

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Ever since my ovarian cyst rupture I can't seem to feel better from my abdomen it makes me think it's appendicities but ER said it's not what it is?

Ever since my ovarian cyst rupture I can't seem to feel better from my abdomen it makes me think it's appendicities but ER said it's not what it is?

Please see a gyn: As you need followup, the er should have referred you to or consulted with the gyn on call as you may need a laparoscopy to see what is going on a ruptured cyst can cause in some cases an infection or peritoneal irritation or peritonitis so you need to see a gyn. ...Read more

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What is a cyst?

What is a cyst?

A sack of fluid: A cyst is a fluid filled sac that usually has a thin wall (capsule) and is filled with a watery fluid. Complex cysts may have multiple fluid sacs all bunched together. They are usually treated by drainage though often the capsule neds to be removed to prevent recurrence. Other cysts may have thicker contents. If it is filled with pus its usually referred to as an abscess. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What is a stenes cyst?

What is a stenes cyst?

Skene's cysts?: Skene's glands (periurethral or paraurethral glands) are located next to the distal end of the urethra. Cysts form if the gland's duct is obstructed, usually because the gland is infected. The infected glands or cysts occur mainly in adults. Cysts may form abscesses or cause urethral obstruction and recurrent uti's. ...Read more

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What exactly is a cyst?

What exactly is a cyst?

A cyst: Is a sac of tissue filled with fluid. Depending on the location, tissues and organs involved, a cyst can be a minor problem or extremely serious. ...Read more

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Appendicitis (Definition)

The inflammation of the appendix which can cause right lower quadrant pain that radiates and ...Read more