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I have pelvic pain due to ovarian cyst, my cyst are causing me headaches and pregnancy symptoms Should I go to Emergency Room?

I have pelvic pain due to ovarian cyst, my cyst are causing me headaches and pregnancy symptoms Should I go to Emergency Room?

Goals of care: You have the answer. If you need relief from unbearable pain then you may need to go to ER. If you would like to have your condition better studied and treated your doc or Gynecologist would be your best resource. ...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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What are the danger signs of an ovarian cyst, when is it considered an emergency?

What are the danger signs of an ovarian cyst, when is it considered an emergency?

Severe pain: An ovarian cyst becomes an emergency when it becomes twisted around its blood supply. This is called an ovarian torsion. Symptoms mimic appendicitis - severe pain, nausea, vomitting, abdomen tender to touch, pain with walking. ...Read more

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I have benign ovarian cyst 5.5x 8.5 cm, if it bursts or twists would it be a medical emergency? What could the consequences be?

I have benign ovarian cyst 5.5x 8.5 cm, if it bursts or twists would it be a medical emergency? What could the consequences be?

Yes it would: We cannot prescribe or diagnose on Health Tap, but a ruptured or torsed (twisted) ovary at that size would indeed be a surgical emergency. If not addressed you could hemorrhage or lose the ovary. You need a live doctor to be managing this right now. ...Read more

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Is it possible an ovarian cyst can cause a false negative on a hpt ten years ago I had horrible cysts 2 ruptured and I had emergency surgery to stop internal bleeding. I am now 7 days late

Is it possible an ovarian cyst can cause a false negative on a hpt ten years ago I had horrible cysts 2 ruptured and I had emergency surgery to stop internal bleeding. I am now 7 days late

An: An ovarian cyst should not cause a false negative on a hpt, however there are other causes. These includs:
testing too early
error when performing the test
not reading the result when directed, i.e. Waiting too long to read the result
my advice would be to repeat the test if your period does not start in another week or so, or you can have one done in your doctor's office sooner.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Negative preg. Test but pelvic pain, ovarian cyst on right. Pressure. Per doctor not an emergency. Frequent urination. Doctor next week. 2nd opinion?

Negative preg. Test but pelvic pain, ovarian cyst on right. Pressure. Per doctor not an emergency. Frequent urination. Doctor next week. 2nd opinion?

Pelvic pain: The pain that you are experiencing could be from the cyst. If the pain is not disabling it is prudent to observe it and repeat the ultrasound in a few weeks especially if it is done after a period. Frequent urination could be a sign of a UTI or an overactive bladder which could also cause pelvic pain. You need to follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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I recently had an ovarian cyst rupture, now I've been bleeding and in mild pain, do I need emergancy care?

Ovarian cyst: A ruptured physiologic cyst (corpus luteum) will cause mild pain and cause your period to occur early. If the pain is bad enough, get care otherwise you should be fine. ...Read more

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Have ovarian cysts. Took emergency contraception. 6dys later spotting & slight bleeding. Now worse constant pressure & pain in lower left abdomen.?

Upt: Its likely cramping and a period from the hormones. You may have a hx of pelvic pain, this making it worse. You may have a uti, ovarian cyst; take a pregnancy test but it would be early to have pain from pregnancy in ur tube. Try 2 aleve (naproxen) 2x per day, the changes in the uterus due to the hormones r initiating bleeding and cramping. ...Read more

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I had anal sex 2 weeks ago and 2 days later I had an emergency surgery removing an ovarian cysts. My period is late. Am I pregnant?

I had anal sex 2 weeks ago and 2 days later I had an emergency surgery removing an ovarian cysts. My period is late. Am I pregnant?

A very tiny chance: Women have more than one hole, but sperm must enter the correct hole in order to swim to the egg and create a pregnancy. Any activities in the wrong hole do not lead to pregnancy (unless other activities happen "in the heat of the moment"). One can consider using a reliable form of birth control if not wanting a baby, regardless of what sexual activities are going on, as life can be surprising. ...Read more

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Is a 3.4 CM ovarian cyst big?

Is a 3.4 CM ovarian cyst big?

A little big: Around ovulation, the follicle measures around 2 cm, so this is a little bigger. It's not so big, though, that it can't be watched. It will likely resolve on its own. ...Read more

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How bad is a 4.7 CM ovarian cyst?

How bad is a 4.7 CM ovarian cyst?

Probably not: Each month when a woman ovulates, a cyst forms at least 2 cm in diameter. After ovulation that cyst may increase to 6 or 8 cm and still be normal. It will usually go away over the next few weeks. ...Read more

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How fast can an ovarian cyst grow?

Varies: A simple cyst can grow up fairly rapidly in a matter of days. Other types of cysts can take from weeks to months to years. ...Read more

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How often do ovarian cysts go away?

How often do ovarian cysts go away?

Almost always: It is normal for a small cyst to develop on the ovaries from time to time. Most cysts are benign and a few may be malignant an require monitoring. Most resolve in 6-8 weeks on their own and the discomfort can be controlled with ibuprofen. ...Read more

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How do I deal with an ovarian cyst?

How do I deal with an ovarian cyst?

Do waht yoru gyn say: Says, it depends what your sxs are how big and what kind, many simple cysts can be watched to see if they resolve with your next period, us should be done to follow it, sometimes you may need bc pills or other meds to help the cyst resolve, sometimes you may need outpt or inpt surgery to take care of it, the most important thing is to see your gyn so it can be followed or treated. ...Read more

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Is a ovarian cyst 45mmx43mm very big?

Is a ovarian cyst 45mmx43mm very big?

Big enough.: Consult yourgyn. Usually you should have some pain at that size. Repeat sonogram in 8 weeks. ...Read more

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How can I deal with ovarian cyst pain?

How can I deal with ovarian cyst pain?

Ibuprofen: Ibuprofen would be my first recommendation for the occasional ovarian / ovarian cyst pain. If you have discomfort every month, birth control will keep the cysts under control, therefore minimizing any ovarian pain. Occasionally, a large cyst may leak or rupture causing severe pain. Most the time, this is still managed with prescription pain medicine and will resolve over a few days. ...Read more

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What can I do about ovarian cyst pain?

NSAIDS: Non steroidals like Aspirin or advil (ibuprofen) etc help with pain and inflammation of rupt cysts. If you want to avoid ovulation you use birth control pills or Progesterone injections to hault ovulation. ...Read more

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What is a clear ovarian cyst of 1.7 cm?

What is a clear ovarian cyst of 1.7 cm?

Follicle: Every month your ovary makes 5-15 small cysts and one eventually enlarges to 1-2 cm, eventually releasing a single cell 'egg'. If your cyst does not go away in 6-8 weeks, you should contact your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Can a 5 CM ovarian cyst resolve itself?

Probably: If the cyst is simple and 5cm in size, then yes - good chance it may go away on it's own. Larger than 7cm, and it is much much less likely that it can resolve on it's own. A follow-up sonogram in 6 weeks can tell if it is going away. ...Read more

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Could ovarian cyst grow up to 13cm in size?

Could ovarian cyst grow up to 13cm in size?

Yes: They can also grow much larger. The risk of malignancy does not correlate with the size of the cyst. ...Read more

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How common are ovarian cysts in women over 60?

How common are ovarian cysts in women over 60?

Very rare: Most women at age 60 are now post menopausal and not ovulating any longer which is the primary cause of functional ovarian cysts. An ovarian "cyst" at this age is a concern as malignancies are more common. ...Read more

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What can be done for a suspected ovarian cyst?

What can be done for a suspected ovarian cyst?

Ovarian cyst: Surgical intervention for premenopausal women with newly diagnosed asymptomatic, small simple ovarian cysts is not recommended. Surgery should be performed for diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cysts that are large, persistent, or symptomatic, and those with findings suspicious for malignancy. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what a simple ovarian cyst is?

Can you tell me what a simple ovarian cyst is?

OK: The definition of simple ovarian cyst is in comparison with complex cyst. Simple cyst is diagnosed with ultrasound, you will see a cystic structure in the ovary with echo-lucent (very clear). Very oftern, it is a non-ovulated follicle. It will disappear naturally without treatment. The complex cyst, on the other hand, with echogenic area inside of the cyst, needs further investigation. ...Read more

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Would like to know more about the ovarian cyst?

Would like to know more about the ovarian cyst?

A normal process: A woman produces an ovarian cyst every month from alternating ovaries. This is called ovulation. Normally, an ovulatory cyst is about 20 mm maximum, but cysts can grow to be large and cause problems. Most cysts less than 4 cm will resolve after a cycle or two, but if they get bigger, they need to be followed carefully. Severe pain from "torsion" can occur when the ovary with cyst twists on itself. ...Read more

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How do I deal with the pain of an ovarian cyst?

How do I deal with the pain of an ovarian cyst?

Close follow-up: Sever pain should be evaluated with same day appointment or er visit to rule out ovarian torsion or ectopic pregnancy--both of which are dangerous. After this has been ruled out, nsaids (advil, Ibuprofen or Naproxen with tylenol) should help in most cases. ...Read more

Dr. Walter Husar
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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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