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Can ovarian cysts cause hip and leg pain?

Can ovarian cysts cause hip and leg pain?

Very rare: Its very rare for ovarian cysts to get large enough to cause these symptoms. ...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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Yesterday dx with ruptured ovarian cyst and fluid in pelvis. Today sharp pain dizziness weakness leg pains and nausea for 4 hours. Is this expected ?

Yesterday dx with ruptured ovarian cyst and fluid in pelvis. Today sharp pain dizziness weakness leg pains and nausea for 4 hours. Is this expected ?

Yes: The ruptured ovarian cyst produces a fluid that when it is released and next to the peritoneum (lining of the inside of the body cavity) can produce those symptoms by irritating the nerves to you legs as well. ...Read more

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Severe lower right quad. pain. Have complex ovarian cyst. Have gained 4 inches in waist and hips in a month but no weight gain. Could it be from cyst?

Severe lower right quad. pain. Have complex ovarian cyst. Have gained 4 inches in waist and hips in a month but no weight gain. Could it be from cyst?

Maybe: Ovarian cysts can get large. They can cause pain, and also predispose to ovarian torsion, which cuts off the blood supply to the ovary, causes severe pain, and requires emergent medical attention. There are other causes of severe right lower quadrant pain that have nothing to do with the ovaries, like appendicitis. Please seek medical attention ASAP. ...Read more

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I have ovarian cysts on my right side. Is it normal to have calf pain, lower back pain, hip pain, and chest pains, along with usual stomach pains?

No: You may want to look into an alternative source for this pain. The ovaries should not affect your chest or legs, The hip could potentially be referred pain but still unlikely. ...Read more

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Could ovarian cysts cause leg weakness?

Could ovarian cysts cause leg weakness?

If gigantic: Typical ovarian cysts are too small to compress nerves leaving the lower spinal cord to enter the leg. A super large cyst could conceivably affect the retro-peritoneal ilio-hypogastric or ilio-inguinal nerves, or even the femoral, but I have never encountered this. I have seen post-operative complications affecting all of these nerves however. ...Read more

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Does an ovarian cyst cause leg pain and pelvic pain?

Does an ovarian cyst cause leg pain and pelvic pain?

Depends: It would need to be of a sufficiently large size to do so. Remember that ovaries produce cysts every month, and these (functional) cysts are normal, and don't cause pain. If they get larger than normal, (my opinion >3-4cm) or grow in size rapidly, or if they cause bleeding into the abdominal cavity then they can cause pelvic pain.Sometimes the pain will refer down the inner or front of the up.Thigh. ...Read more

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Can an ovarian cyst cause leg pain?

Yes: Ovarian cysts can be painless and they can cause a variety of pain symptoms. Sometimes cysts cause pain that extends into the leg. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

A growth (often balloon like) on an ovary. It is often thin walled ...Read more