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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

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 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

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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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Neuro dr says leg pain notcoming from spine. Thinks fluid from rptrd ovarian cyst from jan irritatrd sacral nerves, may need to be"washed out"thoughts?

Neuro dr says leg pain notcoming from spine. Thinks fluid from rptrd ovarian cyst from jan irritatrd sacral nerves, may need to be"washed out"thoughts?

See your Gyn Doc: If the neurosurgeon has cleared the spine as a cause, then i would have your gyn specialist see you, and possibly with help of an examination and possibly a pelvic ultrasound, confirm your DX and treat you.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Can a 1" ovarian cyst result in severe hip flexor pain that extends down the front of the quad? pain intensifies upon any leg movement.

Can a 1" ovarian cyst result in severe hip flexor pain that extends down the front of the quad? pain intensifies upon any leg movement.

Seems unlikely: A tiny ovarian cyst seems like an unlikely cause for the pain that you describe. Consider seeing your primary care doctor or an orthopedist for an exam. Hip flexor injuries are quite common and they can confirm the diagnosis and arrange therapy to help you feel better ...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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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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Can para ovarian cysts & or ovarian cysts cause leg numbness? I had sonogram & was told I have a para ovarian cyst & an ovarian cyst, each 2cm

Can para ovarian cysts & or ovarian cysts cause leg numbness? I had sonogram & was told I have a para ovarian cyst & an ovarian cyst, each 2cm

Usually not: Two 2 cm cysts are generally not big enough to cause leg numbness. Get checked out for another cause. Also the small cyst on the ovary will likely resolve on its own in several weeks. ...Read more

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Can a ruptured ovarian cyst cause severe burning in the legs and feet?

Can a ruptured ovarian cyst cause severe burning in the legs and feet?

Unusual: Pain can radiate to other areas of the body. I have had patients have menstrual pain radiate into neck, shoulder, chest ,buttocks, thighs. So, I guess , you could have pelvic inflammation radiate to your feet. If no improvement. Have an exam by your doctor. ...Read more

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Ovarian cyst 25mm can it cause aching legs and pain on the opposite ovary, also is it normal to have periods every 14 days or less at 47?

Something else: It would be uncommon for a cyst 25mm to cause pain. If the pain was associated with endometriosis, then yes, this could be of a piece causing pain, but cysts that size are too small to cause pain in and of themselves. Not normal to have periods that frequent at 47. Could be breakthrough bleeding, but need biopsy at 47 to make sure it's not pre-cancer or cancer. See your gynecologist soon. ...Read more

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Can a 2.5cm ovarian cyst cause bad groin pain and aching behind knee (same side).The ovary is painful and the groin/leg pain started at this time also?

Possibly: The ovarian 2.5 cm cyst is only one inch in diameter, but if it is sitting on a nerve that runs through your pelvis to your legs, you will get inguinal or radiating leg pain, depending on the nerve and its' distribution. Pose your question with the MD who diagnosed the cyst initially and if it is not a GYN MD then find one who is, that can examine you. ...Read more

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Could a ruptured ovarian cyst caused blood clot in leg (dvt)?

Could a ruptured ovarian cyst caused blood clot in leg (dvt)?

Not usually: Immobilization, cancer, trauma and coagulation disorders are the most common causes of dvt. ...Read more

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Can a small ovarian cyst that hasnt ruptured cause discomfort, nausea, pelvic, and lower back discomfort, pain in upper legs, can't eat, freq. Urination?

Yes: Sadly, an ovarian cyst can cause discomfort, nausea and pelvic pain. Pain in the upper legs and frequent urination with a small cyst is likely something else. You may have a bladder infection on top of having a cyst? If you've lost your appetite as well i would see a doctor for an evaluation as you wouldn't want to miss something. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I have a ovarian cyst 4 cm. Would this cause breast tenderness and achiness in my body, mostly in legs. It was getting better with rest but is not no?

I have a ovarian cyst 4 cm.  Would this cause breast tenderness and achiness in my body, mostly in legs. It was getting better with rest but is not no?

It could be the : Effect of hormones from ur ovaries causing ur symptoms. Follow up with ur gyn for any concern. Take care! ...Read more

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Would a ovarian cyst and uterine polyp cause pelvic pain every day & back ache, shivers down legs aching legs, headaches. Heavy periods.

Would a ovarian cyst and uterine polyp cause pelvic pain every day & back ache, shivers down legs aching legs, headaches. Heavy periods.

Polyp: A uterine polyp can certainly cause heavy periods. Ask if you are a candidate for a simple minimally invasive procedure called myosure. An ovarian cyst can cause pain. ...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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If sciatica pain was caused by free fluid from ovarian cyst, should surgery have relieved pain immediately? Or might it take a few days to resolve?

If sciatica pain was caused by free fluid from ovarian cyst, should surgery have relieved pain immediately? Or might it take a few days to resolve?

Hmm...: Well sciatica generally is not caused by anything in the abdomen, so highly unlikely the fluid from ovarian cyst caused your sciatica. I would have your doctor get an MRI of your spine if your sciatica doesn't resolve in a week or two as the most likely culprit will be a herniated disc. ...Read more

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I have bad leg pains with bilateral ovarian cysts with constipation, what could it be ?

These may: All be separate problems. Need details of history to help. I would make appointment to see your doctor to sort things out. You can take Motrin or alleve for leg pain and stool softeners or laxatives for constipation. ...Read more

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Had ovarian cyst rupture over a week ago is it common to still be feeling some discomfort mainly in one spot and leg ( right side)?

Had ovarian cyst rupture over a week ago is it common to still be feeling some discomfort mainly in one spot and leg ( right side)?

You could: But it should be getting better, your gyn can do a followup us to make sure everything is resolving and nothing else is going on and u need to get on something like low dose pills or other to prevent future cysts form ocuring as long as u are not trying to get pregnant. ...Read more

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I have bad left sided back pain - left front ovarian region pain and very pain full achy left leg? can this be related to an ovarian cyst -

Possibly: The pain you are describing could possibly be related to an ovarian cyst but could also be related to the urinary tract system, GI tract, or be musculoskeletal. You'll need to see your doctor for evaluation to determine the cause and treat the pain appropriately. ...Read more

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How long till fluid goes away after burst ovarian cyst i look like a ballon my legs full of fluid to?

How long till fluid goes away after burst ovarian cyst i look like a ballon my legs full of fluid to?

Very concerning : A ruptured ovarian cyst would definitely not cause anything like what you are describing. If you are really swelling in your legs, abdomen and have been diagnosed with an ovarian mass please see your doctor asap. These are concerning symptoms for more serious conditions than an ovarian cyst. The kidneys and heart need evaluation too. ...Read more

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2 months ago i found out i had a right ovarian cyst @ ER i'm still having sharp pains lower back pains leg pains and headaches could it b cancerous?

2 months ago i found out i had a right ovarian cyst @ ER i'm still having sharp pains lower back pains leg pains and headaches could it b cancerous?

Unlikely.: Some cysts, like serous cystadenomas are precursors of cancers. Any cyst the persists for more than 2-3 menstrual periods should be checked further, particularly in those who have a history of ovarian cancer. You are young to think of such possibillities, but your pain is likely from your cyst, which can get filled with blood. You also could have painful endometriosis. Get it removed asap. ...Read more

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I have severe pain in my right leg due to an ovarian cyst. I can actually feel the bones hurt. Is it normal?

Remote possibility: The only way i can imagine the association of your leg pain and ovarian cyst is pressure effect of the cyst to nerves supplying the lower extremities . For this to happen , the cyst should be big and would produce other symptoms first than leg pain ...Read more

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Leg has tingling sensation had ovarian cyst rupture a week ago and dual pain in lower pelvic area witch shots down leg giving off tingling sensation ?

Leg has tingling sensation had ovarian cyst rupture a week ago and dual pain in lower pelvic area witch shots down leg giving off tingling sensation ?

Referred pain: It is hard to tell the cause of your symptoms. It is possible that you have referred pain. This could result from the inflammatory process in the pelvic area due to your recent cyst rupture. Your nervous system detect the inflammatory process. However your brain and spinal cord interprets the problem coming from your legs instead in the form of tingling. Check with your physician for proper care. ...Read more

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I have a 93mm unilocular midline ovarian cyst, possibly cystadenoma. Pain in lower buttock down leg, very restricted urination.

I have a 93mm unilocular midline ovarian cyst, possibly cystadenoma.   Pain in lower buttock down leg, very restricted urination.

Need removal: Typically a CA-125 level would be checked to help determine the likelihood of malignancy. Sounds low based on the US findings. Regardless, the mass should be removed to relieve your symptoms and so that a pathologist can evaluate the ovary. Most times both tubes and ovaries would be removed and sometimes the uterus. Discuss with surgeon to make the best decision. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have an ovarian cyst and fibroid tumor. I've been having "a rubber band sensation" around the top of both my legs. What could this be?

I have an ovarian cyst and fibroid tumor.  I've been having "a rubber band sensation" around the top of both my legs. What could this be?

Hard to say: Too non-specific to say. It could be related to either of the pelvic findings, or might be nothing. If it's troubling you, an exam with a doctor can sort it out. ...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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Leg Pain (Definition)

Pain in lower ...Read more