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Do ovarian cysts hurt more when laying down?

Do ovarian cysts hurt more when laying down?

Maybe: The ovary can move around inside you based your position. Different positions, such as laying down, turning side-to-side can place different stresses on the cyst causing it to hurt more or less. ...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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I think I have an ovarian cyst on left side. It hurts when I lay and get up. But I don't have any other symptoms. It's this constant pain.

I think I have an ovarian cyst on left side. It hurts when I lay and get up. But I don't have any other symptoms.  It's this constant pain.

Please see your gyn: Asap, as a pelvic ultrasound needs to be done to see if u do have a cyst, a fibroid, or other conditions, and your gyn should be able to determine if your pain is from a gyn cause or other causes, u may need referral after that. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with a 3 mm ovarian cyst and an uti today. I can't sleep because when I lay down I feel extreme pressure in my lower abdomen. Is this n?

I was diagnosed with a 3 mm ovarian cyst and an uti today. I can't sleep because when I lay down I feel extreme pressure in my lower abdomen. Is this n?

Re-evaluate : If the pressure is unbearable the safest option is reevaluation. Hopefully you had a urine culture sent and treatment is empiric at first. MD may consider augmenting your UTI therapy and ovarian cysts may cause torsion or there could be undetected pathology that needs reassessment. Need your full medical history, meds, age, vitals. Onset location duration character associated factors-know it 4 MD ...Read more

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I have ovarian cysts. I feel a bubble down by my clitoris but it's inside. It hurts. Is this a cyst? I got them before but they usually go away.

I have ovarian cysts. I feel a bubble down by my clitoris but it's inside. It hurts. Is this a cyst? I got them before but they usually go away.

See your GYN: A "bubble" near the clitoris which is "inside" is still close enough to the surface not to be an ovarian cyst. It might be a Bartholin's cyst which has gotten large enough to be felt near the clitoris, though those glands are generally further towards the base of the labia. In any case, it's something you should have looked at by your GYN doctor, to see if it needs antibiotics or drainage. ...Read more

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Hello! I hd an ovarian cyst lay yr.it's a yr nw,Lst wk I hd an unprotected sex, and I took d morning after pill(p2) I'm hvin blood stains,am I sf?

Hello! I hd an ovarian cyst lay yr.it's a yr nw,Lst wk I hd an unprotected sex, and I took d morning after pill(p2) I'm hvin blood stains,am I sf?

Morning after pill: Unable to tell. Morning after pill works by changing or delaying when you ovulate and altering the lining of your uterus to make it not a nice place for a fetilized egg to implant. The spotting is common after the moring after pill. Need to do pregnancy tests. Start 10-12 days after last unprotected intercourse. Each week for 2-3 weeks or until next normal period. If neg you are PROBABLY ok. ...Read more

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What if an ovarian cyst hurts?

What if an ovarian cyst hurts?

Getting larger: If a cyst hurts it usually indicates it is becoming larger. However, could be from ongoing inflammation/infection. ...Read more

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Do ovarian cysts hurt or cause pain?

Large ones do: Large ovarian cysts can twist and cause pain, but most produce pressure or menstrual irregularities. ...Read more

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What's supposed to hurt if I have an ovarian cyst?

What's supposed to hurt if I have an ovarian cyst?

Depends: If an ovarian cyst gets large enough or puts enough pressure on structures then pt may present with lower abdominal pain on the side of the cyst. If the cyst is large enough to cause torsion (twisting of the blood vessels feeding the ovary) that may lead to more severe pain and vomiting. Torsion is a surgical emergency because it may lead to the death of the ovary. ...Read more

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U/S says 5.6cm ovarian cyst resolved, but it still hurts all the time. What could be going on? I'm still having all the same symptoms.

U/S says 5.6cm ovarian cyst resolved, but it still hurts all the time. What could be going on? I'm still having all the same symptoms.

Cystic fluid: If the ovarian cyst resolved by rupturing with fluid accumulation on the lining of the internal body cavity (peritoneum), then that's why you are still symptomatic. Eventually this will resolve if that is the case. ...Read more

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I have an ovarian cyst & I eat It hurts and they say your not supposed to have pain with this but I have pain bad what could be causin the pain?

I have an ovarian cyst & I eat It hurts and they say your not supposed to have pain with this but I have pain bad what could be causin the pain?

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. Pelvic pain due to eating may not be from a gynecologic cause ...Read more

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Having an ovarian cyst with a thick septum. Two parts 4.5cm and 1.5cm. It hurts. Can't find much info about this type of cyst online. Ok to leave it?

Having an ovarian cyst with a thick septum. Two parts 4.5cm and 1.5cm. It hurts. Can't find much info about this type of cyst online. Ok to leave it?

See a GYN: It's right around the size when I would recommend taking it out. If you have pain, definitely have it removed. Thick separations are also a sign that it may need to come out. I recommend you talk to a gynecologist. ...Read more

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Why do ruptured ovarian cysts hurt so much?

Why do ruptured ovarian cysts hurt so much?

Fluid irritating: The fluid or blood that comes out of a ruptured cyst irritates the internal skin lining of your body, called the "peritoneum". Your body absorbs it, and then the pain goes away. ...Read more

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How long will it hurt after an ovarian cyst ruptures?

How long will it hurt after an ovarian cyst ruptures?

It varies: But sometimes a number of weeks. Make sure you are under the care of a physician. ...Read more

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Is an ovarian cyst suppose to hurt really bad? And is the cyst what's cause this almost clear whiteish discharge?

Is an ovarian cyst suppose to hurt really bad? And is the cyst what's cause this almost clear whiteish discharge?

Yes&No: Yes, Ovarian Cysts can hurt really bad. The clear white discharge is unlikely from the ovarian cyst. Likely either vaginal juices or infection. Clear white discharge could be yeast-but that is usually thicker and curd like-Cheese like. Bacterial infections also-but they usually smell pretty foul. Other consideration isPelvic Inflammatory Disease. Should see a Gyn Doctor. ...Read more

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How long does it take for ovarian cysts to go away? I have had it for 3 months now and it still hurts bad. Will I need surgery?

How long does it take for ovarian cysts to go away? I have had it for 3 months now and it still hurts bad. Will I need surgery?

Depends on the size: It depends on the size of the cysts and how severe are the symptoms
you can take anti inflammatory medicines like Motrin for pain and discuss with your doctor how big the cysts are and what treatment will be best for you. Sometimes hormonal treatment with birth control pills can reduce the size and orevent cysts from forming. Not all cysts need surgery. ...Read more

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I have had an ovarian cyst that is 4cm for the last two years that hasn't gone away and am wondering if this could hurt my fertility?

I have had an ovarian cyst that is 4cm for the last two years that hasn't gone away and am wondering if this could hurt my fertility?

Cysts & Fertility: Ovarian cysts of 4 cms rarely affect ovulation and subsequent fertility. If your periods are irregular then only then would consideration be given to ovarian cyst removal or evaluation with Laparosopy. Many cysts can be "suppressed" with the oral contraceptives of that size. ...Read more

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How long does it take to feel better after having an ovarian cyst rupture? I had one rupture and it is now 4 days later & it still hurts really badly

How long does it take to feel better after having an ovarian cyst rupture?  I had one rupture and it is now 4 days later & it still hurts really badly

One week to 10 days: The fluid in the spontaneously ruptured ovarian cyst has to be absorbed by the peritoneum(inside lining of the body cavity) and until it does, the fluid will serve as an irritant and therefore- pain. ...Read more

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How do women get ovarian cysts? I was told having ovarian cysts can be fatal, is this true or false? And how do we get them and why do we get them? Why do they hurt so bad when it bursts?

Ovarian : Ovarian cysts are most often "follicular" in origin. This means that the ovary is trying to ovulate and doesn't release the egg or "luteinize", which means become a corpus luteum. It will then persist or sometimes enlarge. Follicular cysts appear black on ultrasound as they contain only fluid (which transmits the sound better than tissue).
Another type of ovarian cyst is a hemorrhagic corpus luteum. This too is related to ovulation. During the release of the egg, the wall of the follicle may break through a blood vessel causing bleeding in the abdomen or into the cyst cavity. These will appear acutely often accompanied by pain. On ultrasound, they have "mixed echogenicity" meaning a combination of solid and cystic components. Women can have significant bleeding with hemorrhagic cysts particularly if they are on blood thinners or have bleeding disorders. Hemorrhagic ovarian cysts will often resolve over time spontaneously and require surgery on some occasions.

Ovarian cyst that continue to enlarge are suspicious for neoplasms or tumors. These can be benign or malignant (cancerous). A common benign tumor is a teratoma, often called a "dermoid" tumor.

For functional cysts (follicular and corpus luteum) prevention is commonly afforded through the use of oral contraceptives. ...Read more

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How come ruptured ovarian cysts hurt?

Several reasons: But far-and-away the most common is that cyst rupture involves bleeding from the cyst; internal bleeding (in the peritoneal cavity) causes 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 cyst. 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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2nd time in 3 months a 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 a 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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Does tubal test hurt? I am a virgin. I have an ovarian cyst so I will be undergoing laparoscopic procedure. They will also do the tubal test.

Tubal Test?: I believe you are referring a test to see if your fallopian tubes are patent (chromopertubation). If done during the laparoscopy you will be under anesthesia and you won't feel it. Obviously you will have some pain from the surgery.
Are you trying to get pregnant? Don't see the need for it unless you have problems conceiving. ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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