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Can an ovarian cyst cause numbness?

Can an ovarian cyst cause numbness?

Low likelihood: Benign cysts don't cause nerve damage. A cancerous cyst could potentially spread to local or distant places and may affect some nerve also thus causing numbness. ...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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Can having an ovarian dermoid cyst cause bloating and constipation?

Can having an ovarian dermoid cyst cause bloating and constipation?

If it's very big: An ovarian dermoid cyst that is big (perhaps 10 cm or more) could cause constipation and bloating. Other types of ovarian tumors might be more likely to cause those symptoms. If those GI symptoms are significant, ovarian cancer might be something your doctor would want to rule out. Be sure you get followup. ...Read more

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Can an ovarian cyst cause leg pain?

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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Can having intercourse cause an ovarian cyst to rupture?

Can having intercourse cause an ovarian cyst to rupture?

Possible: Intercourse with deep penetration causes the uterus to move. The ovary is attached to the uterus by the ovarian ligament, so it is possible. ...Read more

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Can fibroid and ovarian cyst cause nausea?

Can fibroid and ovarian cyst cause nausea?

Perhaps: Rarely some ovarian cysts do produce hormones that can cause nausea. It is unusual. Please consult a gynecologist to rule out other problems. ...Read more

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What can cause an ovarian cyst to rupture?

What can cause an ovarian cyst to rupture?

Like a balloon: An ovarian cyst can rupture when it reaches a certain size, when the wall thins out, when the cyst ages, with change in hormones or with a minor trauma. Many times the rupture is without symptoms, however sometimes it can be very painful, can bleed, can require emergency or urgent health care. Your doc can monitor your cyst with ultrasound and exam. ...Read more

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How can an ovarian cyst cause infertility?

How can  an ovarian cyst cause infertility?

What kind of cyst: An ovarian cyst by itself will not cause infertility. But the ovary is capable of forming many kinds of cysts, and it's important to know what kind. For example, endometriosis can cause infertility and also an ovarian cyst. ...Read more

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Can an ovarian cyst cause extreme fatigue?

Can an ovarian cyst cause extreme fatigue?

Large ones do: Very large ovarian cysts can cause fatigue just by their weight to carry around. However, those patients often look and feel pregnant. ...Read more

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Can an ovarian cyst cause vagina to swell?

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Can an ovarian cyst cause vagina to swell?

No: I would look for other causes, unless the cyst is very large. A very large cyst can affect the flow of blood, which may cause swelling. ...Read more

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What can cause having an ovarian cyst?

Very common: A cyst is a fluid filled sac. Every month, your ovary makes several of these called follicles. The dominant follicle breaks open and releases an egg. If one does not burst, and grows to over 3 cm, we call it a cyst. ...Read more

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Does an ovarian cyst cause severe pain durning menastration?

Does an ovarian cyst cause severe pain durning menastration?

Not usually: Ovarian cysts are common and usually don't cause pain. Pain during menstruation can happen for many different reasons. You should see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Can an ovarian cyst cause frequent urination?

Can an ovarian cyst cause frequent urination?

Possibly: An ovarian cyst can cause pressure on the bladder and make the patient feel she needs to urinate more often. Please have your gynecologist check for a bladder infection to be on the safe side. ...Read more

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Can an busted ovarian cyst cause vaginal odor?

Can an busted ovarian cyst cause vaginal odor?

No: The ovary is not connected to your vagina. There is no relationship between an ovarian cyst and vaginal odor. Vaginal discharge requires an examination to determine the cause and treatment. Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause and often has a vaginal odor. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. ...Read more

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Can an ovarian cyst cause your abdomen to swell?

Can an ovarian cyst cause your abdomen to swell?

Yes definetly: Depends on how big it is, many other causes can make the abdomen swell also so u need to see your gyn to start out with. ...Read more

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Can an ovary cause bad your period cause a tumor or cysts?

Can an ovary cause bad your period cause a tumor or cysts?

Yes: If an Ovary is not functioning right because of cysts or a tumor it may present as abnormal menstrual bleeding ...Read more

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Can ovarian cyst cause delay in period?

Depends: If the cyst is due to anovulation ( egg which has not released) there are a variety of abnormal menstrual patterns which may be seen, including a delay in period. If appropriate a pregnancy test should be done for delayed or missed periods. ...Read more

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Can my ovarian cysts be causing my cramps, irregular bleeding and spotting?? All exams and lab work haven't shown anything else. I take amethyst OCP

Can my ovarian cysts be causing my cramps, irregular bleeding and spotting?? All exams and lab work haven't shown anything else. I take amethyst OCP

You said normal: You mention that your exams and tests were normal. In the other times that you asked this question we answered that this was likely breakthrough bleeding which is quite common on continuous birth control pills like Amethyst. A sonogram would confirm or exclude an ovarian cyst. Consider changing to an IUD or a different form of birth control to stop breakthrough bleeding ...Read more

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Could severe cramps while running be caused by my ovarian cysts?

Could severe cramps while running be caused by my ovarian cysts?

Possible: But improbable. 25% of all women have some sort of ovArian cysts. Most have no symptoms ...Read more

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Could severe cramps while running be caused by my ovarian cysts? I run often and these cramps usually only occur close to menstrual and last a while.

Possibly: Although the Cysts might be causing your cramps, more likely the cramping is menstrually related-that is related to hormonal changes occurring with your cycle. You need to follow up with a Gyn. You possibly need a thorough examination, hormone studies and Ultrasound to help define exactly what is going on. Generally, at your age, severe cramping is not unusual but can be helped. ...Read more

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I have really bad cramps and feeling sick, took a test came back neg, already had ovarian cysts. I been taking med for the pain but it comes back?

Cramps: your cramps may be related to your ovarian cysts, which can sometimes grow and may even rupture, causing pain. you should see your gynecologist if the cramps get worse or persist since there may be other problems going on in your pelvic region including infection or other medical problems causing the cramps besides just the cysts ...Read more

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I had an ovarian cyst in Sept and when I run I'll get cramps in my right where the cyst happened.I usually get cramps in my left side. Is this normal?

I had an ovarian cyst in Sept and when I run I'll get cramps in my right where the cyst happened.I usually get cramps in my left side. Is this normal?

Recommend follow up: It sounds like you should have a follow up ultrasound examination to recheck your ovaries. There are many causes of pelvic pain, however you ovarian cyst may have returned. Or you may have developed a new one on the opposite side. ...Read more

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I have bad menstrual cramps only on the left side. Was diagnosed with an ovarian cyst 5 years ago.

I have bad menstrual cramps only on the left side. Was diagnosed with an ovarian cyst 5 years ago.

The past: ovarian cyst is not necessarily the cause. If you had surgery for the cyst -then scar tissue could be an issue. ...Read more

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If an ovarian cyst twists can they save your ovary? Ive been having bad pain, bloating & vaginal cramps.

YES, very often: "Twisting" can be partial or complete; intermittent or persistent. If surgery by laparoscopy or laparotomy has to be performed, there is a very good chance that your ovary can be saved. The recommendation now is not to remove the ovary even if it does not look very "viable"; it will frequently retain good ovarian tissue and remain functional. ...Read more

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I have an ovarian cyst and find that my uterus cramps after I eat grapefruit, is this normal? Should I stop eating grapefruit?

Try it: There is no reason not to give change in diet a trial. Omit grapefruit and if it relieves symptoms, so much better. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I have cramps three days after my period but I'm not pregnant nor do I have an ovarian cyst (at least I don't think) is this normal?

I have cramps three days after my period but I'm not pregnant nor do I have an ovarian cyst (at least I don't think) is this normal?

Normal variant: You can feel some cramps after the menstrual cycle. If the symptoms continue, ultra sound test would be helpful to rule out any ovarian cyst that are common cause of such cramps as well. Feel better ...Read more

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14 days ago, got period 3 days late and lesser in severity. Experiencing cramps, nausea, dizziness. Feel I have an ovarian cyst but do hpt in case?

14 days ago, got period 3 days late and lesser in severity. Experiencing cramps, nausea, dizziness. Feel I have an ovarian cyst but do hpt in case?

HPT: Will put you mind at ease. It always amazes me to hear that women say they feel a cyst forming because by all rights that should not be possible .Maybe you burst a follicular cyst when you ovulated , that causes lower abdominal pain usually on one side because it was the side you ovulated from and if bad enough some have had nausea and dizziness with that too. When you burst a follicular cyst blee. ...Read more

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My doctor put me on birth control for my unbearable cramps and ovarian cysts so i don't get periods anymore but I have one right now.. Why?

My doctor put me on birth control for my unbearable cramps and ovarian cysts so i don't get periods anymore but I have one right now.. Why?

What kind?: If you are on birth control pills, and are taking the placebo week (one week out of four with most pills; one week out of 12 with seasonale/seasonique) you should have a period when you stop taking your active pills. Progestin only pills are a little different, though. You don't take inactive pills, just active ones. With those, you might not have regular periods, but have breakthrough bleeding. ...Read more

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I noticed that for several cycles, I have had pain for up to 5 days before my period. I found out that I had a cyst on my right ovary. Will things like heat and Midol help with my ovarian cyst pain? My ovarian cysts make menstrual cramps a lot worse.

Sure: Midol and a heating pad are certainly options you can consider. You may want to discuss treatment options for painful periods with your Obgyn. Birth control often helps with menstrual pain. Most ovarian cysts resolve on their own without treatment. ...Read more

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Period lasting more then a week, stomack pains, cramps, lower back pain, body getting numb, feel like vomiting have an ovarian cyst what's wrong ?

Period lasting more then a week, stomack pains, cramps, lower back pain, body getting numb, feel like vomiting have an ovarian cyst what's wrong ?

See a doctor: Sometimes when you have a cyst the ovary can twist, cutting off blood flow to the ovary. This can cause the symptoms you're feeling. See a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Woke up with the worst pelvic pain & cramps I've ever had. Almost went to ER, but eased off after about 20min. Now moderate pain on both sides of pelvis & spotting. Is this my ovarian cysts rupturing? Do I need to call my GYN or can I ride it out?

Woke up with the worst pelvic pain & cramps I've ever had. Almost went to ER, but eased off after about 20min. Now moderate pain on both sides of pelvis & spotting. Is this my ovarian cysts rupturing? Do I need to call my GYN or can I ride it out?

Most likely: Always good to keep your GYN informed.
Also, would be good to know about your menses, date of last menstrual cycle, sexual activity, contraception, results of pregnancy test if appropriate, other symptoms such as fever----
Certainly, if the pain is recurring, getting worse, etc, need to be seen ...Read more

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I'm 3 weeks late, real crampy but just had an ovarian cyst break a little over a week ago. Could I be pregnant?

I'm 3 weeks late, real crampy but just had an ovarian cyst break a little over a week ago. Could I be pregnant?

Late period: Especially if you are sexually active can always be related to pregnancy. The best way to find it if to take a home pregnancy test. By this time results should be accurate. Take care! ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

A condition in which a growth (often balloon-like, thin-walled, and filled with fluid) arises on an ovary (the female ...Read more