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I had an ovarian cyst and I'm going too the obgyn for a pelvic exam and I'm scared! I'm 16 and I don't know what to expect?

I had an ovarian cyst and I'm going too the obgyn for a pelvic exam and I'm scared! I'm 16 and I don't know what to expect?

Talk to your doctor: Ovarian cysts are common, and most do not require surgery as they are not cancer.

You should be honest with your ob/gyn about your fears and make sure you talk to the provider honestly about your periods, your secuality and your concerns. ...Read more

Dr. Srbislav Brasovan
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Pelvic Exam (Definition)

Physical exam involving examination of the outside of the female genitalia (vulva), the inside (vagina), as well as an examination of the cervix, uterus, tubes, ovaries, and tissue around the uterus (parametria). A bimanual exam then involves 2 fingers in the vagina with the other hand on the abdomen. A rectovaginal exam is one finger inthe vagina, one finger in the rectum with ...Read more


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I had intense pelvic pain during sex. I had an ultrasound. My left ovarian cyst had ruptured and the blood was causing the pain. Is there a treatment?

I had intense pelvic pain during sex. I had an ultrasound. My left ovarian cyst had ruptured and the blood was causing the pain. Is there a treatment?

Rest: If this Ultrasound was recent and they made sure you are not pregnant, rest from sexual activity, Naprosyn (naproxen) for pain should allow the cyst to calm down. Should more severe pain occur a recheck at the emergency room would be indicated. ...Read more

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Pelvic pain, urinary frequency and urgency as well as mild incontinence...No burning/discomfort during urination. 4cm left ovarian cyst...Uti?

Pelvic pain, urinary frequency and urgency as well as mild incontinence...No burning/discomfort during urination. 4cm left ovarian cyst...Uti?

Rule out UTI: Symptoms cocnsistent with uti, thus first step is to get a urinalysis ; urine culture if analysis +ve for uti. Consult your gynecologist if urinalysis -ve. ...Read more

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Can small ovarian cysts go undetected in an external ultrasound and pelvic exam?

Can small ovarian cysts go undetected in an external ultrasound and pelvic exam?

Maybe: Small ovarian cysts may not be detected but usually are not clinically significant. Usually can detect ovarian cysts of 3-4 mm in diameter with good diagnostic ultrasound. ...Read more

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Hi. Jackie here, okay so I recently started jolivette. I was having an absent period for about 5 months and I was put on it. I also recently found out after a pelvic exam I have ovarian cysts. I started my period a week before I began the sugar pills. That wa

Hi. Jackie here, okay so I recently started jolivette. I was having an absent period for about 5 months and I was put on it. I also recently found out after a pelvic exam I have ovarian cysts. I started my period a week before I began the sugar pills. That wa

Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more

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Had excruciating lower ab pelvic pain radiating to groin like but worse than how it felt to rupture ovarian cyst. Now pressure&trouble bearing down?

Full exam: 34 year old lady with severe abdominal pain radiating to the groin. It sounds like you need to be seen immediately and get a full history and exam, pregnancy status. Know when the pain started, the location, duration, intensity, radiation, and also your medical history, surgical history, medications, and review of your systems and any other symptoms including bowel and bladder probs. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pelvic pain, low progesterone levels, ovarian cysts, what is wrong with me?

Pelvic pain, low progesterone levels, ovarian cysts, what is wrong with me?

Hard to say..: These may not be related to each other. Many things can cause pelvic pain, if you have large ovarian cysts (>4cm) they may be the cause, but smaller ones less likely to cause pain. Low prog levels (&small ov cysts) are both normal during certain phases of menstrual cycle. But low prog can cause mood sx, anxiety, sleep disturbances. If you have these natural Progesterone tx may help. ...Read more

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On tamoxifen having several issues with ovarian cysts and pelvic pain. No chance of having children. Would I benefit from removal of my ovaries?

On tamoxifen having several issues with ovarian cysts and pelvic pain. No chance of having children. Would I benefit from removal of my ovaries?

Not necessarily: There are multiple issues in your question and it would be best for you to discuss your symptoms with the doctor presribing your tamoxifen in conjuction with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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2 weeks ago- diagnosed w/ large ovarian cyst (6cm). Since then- spotting w/pelvic & rectum pain getting worse- next appoint in 2 mths- should I wait?

2 weeks ago- diagnosed w/ large ovarian cyst (6cm). Since then- spotting w/pelvic & rectum pain getting worse- next appoint in 2 mths- should I wait?

If your pain is: Worsening, you should not wait two months. Get to a gynecologist, because your cyst could be twisting or bleeding. Or it could be another cause. ...Read more

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Treated w/ luprin for endometriosis on 10/29. Developed an ovarian cyst in nov. Started having pelvic pain a couple if days ago, could the cyst be causing the pain?

Treated w/ luprin for endometriosis on 10/29. Developed an ovarian cyst in nov. Started having pelvic pain a couple if days ago, could the cyst be causing the pain?

Yes: Lupron (leuprolide) acts to temporarily shut down your own production of ovarian hormones and this causes endometriosis to shrink/regress. If given during the first half of the menstrual cycle it can cause a "flare" effect and cysts can form, the cyst could be the cause of the pain, and if it is severe you should see about getting a sonogram. ...Read more

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I've had a dull pelvic pain/sensation for 4 days now. Ovarian Cyst? I live in Baton Rouge, LA. Where can I go for gynecology care if I don't have insurance? Thanks.

Ovarian cyst: Can go away on it's own, however, pain can be a sign of problems, increasing pain, may best be handled in the Emergency department at your local hospital, they may have referral system for a follow up gynecologist visit. ...Read more

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Can I have ovarian cysts? I have sharp pain in my pelvic area, they can last up to 20 minutes. They hurt the worse when I get upset. I tried taking ibprophen 200mg and taking hot baths and nothing is working...Can you help?

You: You should be seen by your doctor and have an ultrasound. An ultrasound is the best way typically to determine if a woman has ovarian cysts. Also if there is any chance you could be pregnant then please take a test. If you have worse pain, think you are pregnant, or have vomiting or fever then you should be seen as an emergency. ...Read more

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Does a pelvic test checks for ovarian cysts?

Does a pelvic test checks for ovarian cysts?

Ovarian cyst: A rectovaginal examination should detect ovarian cysts/tumors/masses in a thin patient. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cysts cause back and pelvic pain?

Can ovarian cysts cause back and pelvic pain?

Yes: Many women feel small pains around ovulation, before-during-or after - its called mittleschmerz. There are abnormal causes of pain around ovulation but most often it's normal. Abnormal cysts, tumors, ruptured cysts, torsion are all also causes of pain. If you feel the pain is significant, calling your doctor would be a good idea. Good wishes. ...Read more

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How do they test for ovarian cyst besides pelvic?

How do they test for ovarian cyst besides pelvic?

Ovarian cyst diagnos: Ovarian cysts can be evaluated by pelvic exam, ultrasound, ct scan, or an mri. Most frequently, an ultrasound is the the commonest diagnostic tool. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cyst cause adnominal pain as well as pelvic pain?

Can ovarian cyst cause adnominal pain as well as pelvic pain?

Yes: It depends where the cyst is situated and whether it is irritating your abdominal wall. Pain sensation can feel as if it is coming from the pelvis or from the abdomen. ...Read more

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If I have pelvic pain on my right side and around to my lower back, could I have an ovarian cyst? I've had this before.

If I have pelvic pain on my right side and around to my lower back, could I have an ovarian cyst? I've had this before.

Little likely, but..: The info reported does not suffice to deduce right diagnosis. However, it is highly likely to reach a reasonable diagnosis by following suggestion in articles listed in How to Handle Sickness in http://formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. More? Welcome to contact me via www. Healthtap. Com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to log in for appointments. Best wish to health... ...Read more

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If you have an ovarian cyst and it bursts, can the symptoms be as simple as back and lower pelvic pain. Dull but constant with a heavy discharge?

Yes: Some simple ovarian cysts will leak or "burst", causing some temporary lower back or pelvic pain. If the pain is mild or moderate, and goes away after some hours or a few days, you should be just fine. ...Read more

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I am on my 3rd week of BCP due to ovarian cysts and having some mild pelvic pain that comes and go. I had no pain prior taking bcp. Is this a concern?

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. It does not seem likely that it is related to birth control. If you have a cyst that has already been confirmed this is the most likely source ...Read more

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I had the very first ovarian cyst rupture in 06/13 dr said that I shouldn't have anymore pain but pelvic pain returned in dec, jan and march. Help! ?

Other causes: If you had an episode of pain that was explained away as an ovarian cyst, and then this same pain kept recurring across multiple cycles, then someone needs to entertain other causes of this pain. If it is linked to your cycle, it might be endometriosis. ...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


Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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