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Can Ovarian Cysts Cause Upper Abdominal Pain
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
Simple liver cysts — fluid-filled cavities in the liver — usually cause no signs or symptoms and need no treatment: However, they may be large enough to cause pain or discomfort in the upper right part of the abdomen. Most liver cysts can be detected on ultrasound or computerized tomography (CT) scans. When needed, treatment may include drainage or removal of the cyst. The cause of simple liver cysts isn't known, but they may be the result of a malformation present at birth. Rarely, liver cysts may indicate a serious, underlying condition such as: Polycystic liver disease, an inherited disorder, Echinococcus infection, a parasitic infection, Liver cancer. ...Read more
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
Depends on size: I suppose if the cyst were extremely large filling the abdomen then pain could be in the upper left quadrant. That is not a very common finding. ...Read more
Look for other cause: Since the ovaries are way down in the pelvis, a woman with upper back pain should first look for all the causes of upper back pain. It sounds unlikely for an ovarian cyst to cause just upper back pain but not symptoms between the upper back and the pelvis. A primary care doctor can evaluate, as the upper back is actually the upper rib cage area. ...Read more
Poly cystic kidneys: Not usually but certainly can.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: But unlikely. There is a certain type of ovarian cyst that causes overproduction of estrogen and that could cause breast pain, though those cysts are unlikely. It's more likely that the 2 are unrelated. I don't see your age, so it's difficult to say why you're having breast pain, but most common is due to hormonal reasons, typically cyclical. If you feel a mass, go to doctor right away. ...Read more
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