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Can a ovarian cysts cause pain on my right side when the cysts is on the left?

Can a ovarian cysts cause pain on my right side when the cysts is on the left?

Possibly : If the cyst was exceptionally large then pain referred to the other side is possible. This is not as likely as something else causing the pain. ...Read more

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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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Can ovarian cysts cause pain down thighs? I have one on the left side and feel pain/discomfort down my thigh.

Can ovarian cysts cause pain down thighs? I have one on the left side and feel pain/discomfort down my thigh.

Referred pain: Any ovarian follicle that is larger than about two centimeters is termed an ovarian cysts. Some cysts can be as large as orange.Dull aching, or severe, sudden, and sharp pain or discomfort in the lower abdomen (one or both sides), pelvis, vagina, lower back, or thighs; pain may be constant or intermittent the most common symptom thigh pain is referred from cyst resting on nerve in the pelvic area. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cysts cause pain to walk and it hurts on the left side, I have been taking birth control pills and still got a cyst. How come.

Can ovarian cysts cause pain to walk and it hurts on the left side, I have been taking birth control pills and still got a cyst. How come.

Usually resolve: It is normal for a small cyst to develop on the ovaries from time to time. Ovarian cysts are quite common in women during their reproductive years and may be a single cyst or many cysts. Most cysts are benign and only require monitoring. Most are cysts which develops from tissue that changes in the normal process of ovulation. They usually disappear within 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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Can an ovarian cyst on the right side cause pain on the left side with diarrhea ( foul smell yellow) cramps, chills. Blood work and CT scan are ok?

Can an ovarian cyst on the right side cause pain on the left side with diarrhea ( foul smell yellow) cramps, chills. Blood work and CT  scan are ok?

Seems Unlikely: I would think that the pain would be on the same side as the cyst. Your symptoms sound more GI in nature and the cyst may be just an incidental finding on the ct. Remember that all regular cycling women will produce one cyst each month (usually <2.5 cm) and that is the special cyst that has an egg inside. ...Read more

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I have a history of ovarian cyst on my left side some they rapture n some they taking them out what i'm upset is I don't have a normal sex life with my partner cause of the pain I get I wanna know what can I do about this please help me n now also i'm get

You should be disc: Discussing this with your gyn doc, depends on what kind of cysts you have, you may need to get on continuous bc pills to prevent the cysts, if you have endometriosis you may need depo- Lupron or further surgery so without knowing more details cannot provide other advice so you should make an appt with your gyn or go for a 2nd opinion, but if u go for a 2nd opinion make sure u bring your records. ...Read more

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Ovarian cyst cause a change in discharge? Experiencing sharp pain in lower left side and a thick white/milky stretchy discharge with mild odor.

Ovarian cyst cause a change in discharge? Experiencing sharp pain in lower left side and a thick white/milky stretchy discharge with mild odor.

Discharge: I would look to other causes of this pain and rule out cervicitis, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, urerthritis or a urinary tract infection. You need to see a doctor to have a urine test and a pelvic exam and possibly cultures taken to determine the cause. Hope this helps ...Read more

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I have ovarian cyst and me an my significant other had intercourse an he had gone really deep it caused sharp pain on my left side where the cyst is an the pain has worsened. Could he have ruptured my cyst if so what do I do. If helps my cyst is the size

I have ovarian cyst and me an my significant other had intercourse an he had gone really deep it caused sharp pain on my left side where the cyst is an the pain has worsened. Could he have ruptured my cyst if so what do I do. If helps my cyst is the size

May need to go to ER: If your abdominal pain continues to get worse, you should go to an ER in a hospital as Surgery may be necessary to remove the cyst if your pain is severe, persistent and associated with nausea/ vomiting or Fever. If you remain relatively well for 24 hours then you could wait to see your doctor next week. ...Read more

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Left side ovarian cysts pain had 2 ultrasounds been referred to ob/gyn now the pain is starting below left rib cage im in agony what's the cause?

Left side ovarian cysts pain had 2 ultrasounds been referred to ob/gyn now the pain is starting below left rib cage im in agony what's the cause?

? middlesmertz: Functional hemorrhagic ovarian cysts are common and patients may experience middlesmertz (ovulation pain) – i’d consult your gyn and confirm with repeat us to be certain nothing else is occurring. ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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


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