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Can an ovarian cyst cause lower back pain (current)? Can a ovarian cyst cause a miscarriage (3yrs ago)? Diagnosed a week ago with ovarian cyst.

Can an ovarian cyst cause lower back pain (current)? Can a ovarian cyst cause a miscarriage (3yrs ago)? Diagnosed a week ago with ovarian cyst.

Ovarian cyst: Pain from the very insist would normally be filled in front and to one side or the other. However it is possible to have pain in the back from the cyst. Ovarian cysts again not the usual cause of miscarriages however, you can get a hemorrhagic corpus luteum cyst which lowers the Progesterone level which leads to miscarriage. Not a typical cause of miscarriageā€¦ But I have seen situations where Progesterone levels are very low in the presence of such assist. Check Progesterone levels and supplement if needed

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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Might having ovarian cysts cause a miscarriage?

Might having ovarian cysts cause a miscarriage?

No: Ovaries have cysts early in pregnancy to produce Progesterone to keep the pregnancy safe. This is a normal finding, they are called corpus luteum!

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I have a 5cm ovarian cyst on my left ovary & I am 19. It caused my miscarriage at 7w. Could it cause reoccurring miscarriages if untreated?

I have a 5cm ovarian cyst on my left ovary & I am 19. It caused my miscarriage at 7w. Could it cause reoccurring miscarriages if untreated?

Probably not: This sounds like a corpus luteum cyst which normally would support a pregnancy. Normally the cyst may range from 2.5cm to 5.5 cm and regress if you do not get pregnant. A miscarrage at your age is fairly common although emotionally stressful.

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I am at my wits end after suffering with painful ovarian cysts for years. What more can be done? I am a 24 y/o female who has suffered painful ovarian cysts for the past 4 years. I have two children, and suffered one miscarriage before they were born.

I: I understand your frustration. It sounds like you have failed all conservative treatment. Please discuss surgical options with your physician. You may also want to seek out a second opinion about other conservative treatments. Cysts are very painful and debilitating and I'm sorry you are going through this.

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Miscarriage, ovarian cyst or period? How can I tell the difference?

Miscarriage, ovarian cyst or period? How can I tell the difference?

Interesting question: I assum you have period, but you want to know it is a miscarriage, or normal period, and want to know it is caused by ovarian cyst. First of all, you know what your normal period should be, if you missed your period for few days, especially after pregnancy test, then you know it is miscarriage. Sometime, functional ovarian cyst may delay your period, you may find out by ultrasound and blood test.

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If ovarian cyst is present and get pregnant will that increase my chances of miscarriage? I had one in May and am scared it will happen again. Thanks!

If ovarian cyst is present and get pregnant will that increase my chances of miscarriage? I had one in May and am scared it will happen again. Thanks!

No: Sorry about your miscarriage. : (A simple ovarian cyst doesn't increase your chances of having a miscarriage. On average, a miscarriage occurs in 1 in 5 recognized pregnancies. If you have only had one miscarriage, you are not at any higher risk of having a second miscarriage. Your risk is still about 1 in 5. Best wishes!

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Does ovarian cyst make it harder to get pregnant? I got them after miscarriage I never had them before then and my ob said they're small and not growin

Does ovarian cyst make it harder to get pregnant? I got them after miscarriage I never had them before then and my ob said they're small and not growin

Depends on cyst: What it is, why its there, and how long it's been there. Ovarian cysts are very rarely (if ever) connected with miscarriage, and miscarriage does not cause a woman to get cysts. Small cyclic ovarian cysts (follicles) are common and normal in women who cycle: your doctor can explain further if you are interested. Good wishes.

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A week after sex, had sharp pains in pelvic region and lower back. Doc said ovarian cyst. Could it have been a miscarriage? How young can u be to have 1?

There is no: Particular cut off age for a female to have a miscarriage. Wouldn't anticipate this much severe pain for a miscarriage of a very early pregnancy. Take care.

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Period almost 2 weeks early, very heavy, severe cramps/back pain, pain in upper stomach, too. Diagnosed with ovarian cyst two weeks ago. Miscarriage?

Pregnancy test: If this bleeding was due to a miscarriage then your urine pregnancy test will be positive. Simply take one and then you will know. You can then schedule a visit to discuss irregular periods.

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I have my period but my blood is watery, really painful cramps that last long. All I could find out is ruptured ovarian cyst or miscarriage? Or pregnay

I have my period but my blood is watery, really painful cramps that last long. All I could find out is ruptured ovarian cyst or miscarriage? Or pregnay

Watery period: If this is the first time this has happened, it may be. Pregnancy may be hard to prove if you miscarried because PT may be negative by now. Ovarian cysts may be shown on ultrasound, especially if you continue to have pain. Recommend birth control if you are not trying to get pregnant.

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Watery period. First cramp was really painful and last hours. Heavy bleeding. Am I having a miscarriage? Or am I pregnant? Or do I have ovarian cyst?

Gynecological issue: Recommend to see specialist, If is still ongoing go to the emergency room. You need a MRI of the pelvis, good gynecological, examination, Measure hormones in blood.

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Could a tube pregnancy show up on a CT scan as a ovarian cyst? Preg test faint + but I also had heavy bleeding could that also be a miscarriage?

Could a tube pregnancy show up on a CT scan as a ovarian cyst? Preg test faint + but I also had heavy bleeding could that also be a miscarriage?

CT of pelvis: CT scans of the pelvis are less accurate than ultrasounds. In addition a CT shouldn't be done with a positive pregnancy test unless a true emergency like appendiciitis. So, yes a cystic lesion on CT could be an ectopic. See your OB doc as soon as you can.

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Can a early pregnancy show up as an ovarian cyst on a CT? Was checked for kidney stones 3 days later faint + on test then heavy bleeding, miscarriage?

Can a early pregnancy show up as an ovarian cyst on a CT? Was checked for kidney stones 3 days later faint + on test then heavy bleeding, miscarriage?

Possible: An ovarian cyst in the form of corpus lutetium is normal in early pregnancy. About 25% of early pregnancies are lost spontaneously, many due to chromosomal defects in the embryo. It is quite likely that you had a spontaneous loss of an early pregnancy.

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5'6/150lbs (68.0389kg)/dizzy since 6wk miscarriage 5/6/15/ 8cm ovarian cyst rupture 9/1 Belly pain/nausea since 10/9 Gerd meds help mildly. Could this be cardiac?

5'6/150lbs (68.0389kg)/dizzy since 6wk miscarriage 5/6/15/ 8cm ovarian cyst rupture 9/1 Belly pain/nausea since 10/9 Gerd meds help mildly. Could this be cardiac?

Not likely: You have a compilation of medical issues that represent both GYN and G.I. problems. A visit to your MD for an heart exam and workup can allay your cardiac concerns.

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Miscarriage (Definition)

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