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Doctor insights on: Cramping And Spotting During Ovulation With Ovarian Cysts

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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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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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Is pain during ovulation normal after an ovarian cyst?

Is pain during ovulation normal after an ovarian cyst?

Pain w ovulation: Don't know which type of ovarian cyst you are referring to> Mittelschmerz (pelvic / abdominal pain w ovulation) could occur with or without another issue occurring. Sorry - don't have enough info to give too much feedback. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cysts cause pain all the time, or just during ovulation?

Can ovarian cysts cause pain all the time, or just during ovulation?

Ovarian cyst: A cyst (follicle) ruptures each month as you ovulate. Sometimes, the cyst may rupture and cause pain or discomfort. If you have pain throughout your cycle, you could have endometriosis. Using ibuprofen, naproxen, or some type of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent will help with the pain. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have an ovarian cyst. Does it rupture and leak fluid during your ovulation times? Will there be blood in mucus also?

How can you tell if you have an ovarian cyst. Does it rupture and leak fluid during your ovulation times? Will there be blood in mucus also?

Ultrasound: To see a cyst you need to take a look on ultrasound. Sometime you see it and sometimes you might see a lot of fluid around that shows the cyst already burst open. It is possible to bleed but that is not common ...Read more

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I had a ovarian cyst burst during the night with some spotting & severe pain. Now pain has decreased. No spotting now. How long until there is no pain?

I had a ovarian cyst burst during the night with some spotting & severe pain. Now pain has decreased. No spotting now. How long until there is no pain?

Until fluid is gone: The pain is a result of the ovarian cystic fluid irritating the lining of the body cavity (peritoneum). the pain will go when the fluid is totally resorbed by the body. ...Read more

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Does endometriosis cause pain on just one side of your stomach? Or does this sound more like ovarian cyst? Mild cramps during period. I have pcos

Belly pain: Endometriosis will cause pain on whatever side the actual deposits are and should radiate based on ur Neuro/Embrio anatomy. Ovarian cyst will most of the time hurt only to the side of its location. However, there are other reasons to have pain in the belly in a young woman, like u. If pain is persistent, please have your doctor examine u ASAP to determine he need for further workup. Hpe u feel btr ...Read more

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Is it normal to have vertigo just before or during ovulation? I do have a history of ovarian cysts and have had an ovary removed because of them.

Is it normal to have vertigo just before or during ovulation? I do have a history of ovarian cysts and have had an ovary removed because of them.

Not normal: Vertigo is not a normal symptom associated with menopause. Unless this has always happened to you with all of your previous cycles we can not conclude the two are related. See your primary care doctor to have an evaluation for vertigo. ...Read more

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I have an ovarian cyst & I. Spotting started on May 7 then nothing till may 11 what could this be?

I have an ovarian cyst & I. Spotting started on May 7 then nothing till may 11 what could this be?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems Obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Could a ruptured ovarian cyst cause light spotting followed by sharp stabbing pains the following day.?

Could a ruptured ovarian cyst cause light spotting followed by sharp stabbing pains the following day.?

Yes, although: Usually ovarian follicles (small cysts formed every month) rupture 12-16 days after your menstrual period. When women feel pain from this it is call middleschmertz. Sometimes cysts will persist and rupture at larger sizes. You do not need to worry about this pain unless it persists or is accompanied by fever, nausea, or vomiting. Your gynecologist can help you with an exam an may be ultrasound. ...Read more

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Went to GYN, told me the ovarian cyst grew in 3 months, it's now hemorrhagic, follow up in 6wKs, could this be why I've had spotting?

Went to GYN, told me the ovarian cyst grew in 3 months, it's now hemorrhagic, follow up in 6wKs, could this be why I've had spotting?

Yes: A hemorrhagic ovarian cyst can definitely be a cause of spotting. I would definitely keep your doctor's advice, however, to follow up in 6 weeks about the growth of the cyst and your symptoms. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Had a complex ovarian cyst rmvd from my left ovary yr ago & just found out I've a simple cyst on the same ovary. Will it prevent me from ovulating?

Had a complex ovarian cyst rmvd from my left ovary yr ago & just found out I've a simple cyst on the same ovary. Will it prevent me from ovulating?

Probably not.: A simple cyst is usually benign and will go away on its own. In fact when you ovulate, the egg is released from a cyst and then the cyst resolves.

Cysts do not usually interfere with ovulation. Depending on the size and symptoms of this cyst, your doctor may want to repeat your ultrasound in 6 weeks to insure it has resolved or is not getting bigger or complex appearing. ...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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Is it possible for the act of ovulation to rupture an already present ovarian cyst if the normal egg were to push or rub against the cyst as it moved?

Is it possible for the act of ovulation to rupture an already present ovarian cyst if the normal egg were to push or rub against the cyst as it moved?

Not likely: An egg develops in its own follicle and is not likely to rupture an existing cyst. The ovarian follicle containing the egg does rupture at ovulation. ...Read more

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Could trace free fluid in the pouch of Douglas signify a leaking ovarian cyst? Or is trace too small of an amount since it was also around ovulation.

Could trace free fluid in the pouch of Douglas signify a leaking ovarian cyst? Or is trace too small of an amount since it was also around ovulation.

Interpretation: It is not possible to draw conclusions based on isolated aspects of a radiology study. It is very common to find a trace amount of fluid in the cut de sac when doing a pelvic ultrasound. Without knowing the clinical circumstances no conclusions can be made a this time. Physiologic fluid can be a normal finding. ...Read more

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Can I ovarian cyst cause ovulation twice?

Can I ovarian cyst cause ovulation twice?

Sort of: When you ovulate, an egg can be released from two separate cysts. This often leads to twins! You do not release two eggs from one cyst. ...Read more

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Do ovarian cysts cause late ovulation?

Do ovarian cysts cause late ovulation?

Ovarian cyst: A cyst (follicle) ruptures each month as you ovulate. Sometimes, the follicle (cyst) that contains the egg that you should ovulate grows bigger and the egg inside stops developing. The cyst may rupture and cause pain or discomfort. If not, you may miss your cycle.
As you get older, the changes in your cycle may increase then become more irregular. ...Read more

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Is spotting 2 weeks after perood, ovarian cyst, normal?

Is spotting 2 weeks after perood, ovarian cyst, normal?

Could be: This sounds reasonable and can be accompanied by mild cramping known as middleschmerz. ...Read more

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Can having an ovarian cyst rupture cause ovulation, or rupture because of ovulation?

Can having an ovarian cyst rupture cause ovulation, or rupture because of ovulation?

Ovarian cyst: Ovarian cysts that tend to rupture are fairly large in size and there is a significant amount of pain associated with that. Note that there can be a small amount of pain associated with ovulation and that is called "mittelschmerz". ...Read more

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2nd time in 3 months an U/S has shown bilateral ovarian cysts. But I thought only one ovary ovulates each month? R ovary hurts, cyst is 1cm.

2nd time in 3 months an U/S has shown bilateral ovarian cysts. But I thought only one ovary ovulates each month? R ovary hurts, cyst is 1cm.

Bilateral cysts: A one cm ovarian cyst is quite small and in the process of ovulation production both ovaries are stimulated and cysts sometimes forms. You are correct that ovaries generally alternate ovulation, but unless you have PCOS most cysts are benign and unilateral. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have ovulation pain or an ovarian cyst rupture?

How do you know if you have ovulation pain or an ovarian cyst rupture?

Ovarian Pain: Ovulation pain is for 1-2 days mid cycle. A pain from a cyst would occur after ovulation in the 2nd half of your cycle and persist for several days pelvic pain should be further evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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19 And I want to have a baby but I have irreg. Cycles ovarian cyst and I don't think im ovulating what should I do?

19 And I want to have a baby but I have irreg. Cycles ovarian cyst and I don't think im ovulating what should I do?

Talk to your OB: First of all I hope you are married,
second, you should be able to provide stable home and good opportunity for both education and health to your baby.
So if you cannot please try to get good education, job, house to provide good support for your "Baby" ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Spotting (Definition)

Spotting (vaginal spotting) is a symptom in which a woman has light bleeding from the vagina between menstrual cycles. Spotting is usually very light and may be just a ...Read more


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Ovulation (Definition)

Ovulation is the act of the ovary releasing the egg after it has been hormonally prepared, to be ...Read more