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How long should I wait to have sex after having an ovarian cyst rupture?

How long should I wait to have sex after having an ovarian cyst rupture?

It shouldn't matter: You will not cause injury by having sex, so it depends purely on your level of discomfort. ...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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How long do I have to wait to have sex after an ovarian cyst removal?

How long do I have to wait to have sex after an ovarian cyst removal?

Not long: I tell most patients, as soon as they feel like it. Usually 7-14 days or so. Depends though on your surgery type and would go on the recommendations of your physician. ...Read more

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I had a hemorrhagic ovarian cyst to rupture, how long should I wait to resume sexual intercourse?

I had a hemorrhagic ovarian cyst to rupture, how long should I wait to resume sexual intercourse?

When comfortable: An ovarian cyst is inside of your abdomen, the only thing that would keep you from having sex would be your comfort. You can't really hurt anything by having sex, so if you feel up to it and have the desire there is no reason not to. ...Read more

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When is it safe to have sex after a ruptured ovarian cyst?

When is it safe to have sex after a ruptured ovarian cyst?

WHEN your gyn says: You can so u need to be asking him or her that or if u haven't seen a gyn, (meaning u had it diagnosed in the er) u need to see a gyn so the gyn can do a follow-up ultrasound to make sure the cyst has not returned and the fluid has been resorbed. ...Read more

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I think I have an ovarian cyst. And am ovulating? Ok to have sex?

I think I have an ovarian cyst. And am ovulating? Ok to have sex?

OK unless XS pain: Small ovarian cysts are associated with ovulating. See your dr. If you have significant pelvic or lower abdominal pain. You probably won't feel like sex if you are in pain anyway. ...Read more

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Can somebody be on their period and have an ovarian cyst at the same time? And is it safe to have sex?

Can somebody be on their period and have an ovarian cyst at the same time? And is it safe to have sex?

Yes: Yes. Most ovarian cysts probably have no correlation with having a period. Most cysts are follicular cysts and develop from a mature follicle that failed to expell the egg. There are other types of ovarian cysts, including dermoid cyst, cystadenoma or endometrioma. It likely has no bearing to sexual activity, unless the cyst cause significant pain. ...Read more

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I had an ovarian cyst rupture back in oct. I still am unable to have sex like I use to sometimes it so painful we have to stop? Why?

Probably not cyst: Cysts are just a "collection of fluid" and are typically not painful. The actual rupturing of a cyst can cause pain due to the inflammation involved but is will not last more than a couple of weeks at the most. Pain that persists for multiple weeks or months is not related to a prior cyst. See a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm a virgin with a 3cm ovarian cyst that never hurts. When I decide to have sex in the future, would it be painful & can it cause it to rupture?

I'm a virgin with a 3cm ovarian cyst that never hurts. When I decide to have sex in the future, would it be painful & can it cause it to rupture?

No: Having intercourse will not play any role physically on an ovarian cyst that you might have. However you should have the cyst evaluated every so often to make sure it does not cause problems for you. ...Read more

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What's causing me to bleed every time I have sex? I have ovarian cyst. It's very disturbing n uncomfortable. It also stresses me out to C blood after sex

What's causing me to bleed every time I have sex? I have ovarian cyst. It's very disturbing n uncomfortable. It also stresses me out to C blood after sex

Maybe cervicitis?: Bleeding after sex is often due to cervicitis, i.e. inflammation of the cervix; penile contact can make fragile tissues bleed. Some cervicitis is due to chlamydia or gonorrhea, but many cases are not related to STDs. See your gynecologist; it should be pretty easy to find the cause. Good luck. ...Read more

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Ovarian cyst, told to wait & see if it goes away. Now having pain in right ovary area that worsens with walking & sexual intercourse. What should I do?

Ovarian cysts: Most small (physiologic) cysts go away with time. If the pain worsens, then the first step is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication. If this is unable to be tolerated or taken, then see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can having intercourse cause an ovarian cyst to rupture?

Can having intercourse cause an ovarian cyst to rupture?

Possible: Intercourse with deep penetration causes the uterus to move. The ovary is attached to the uterus by the ovarian ligament, so it is possible. ...Read more

Sexual Intercourse (Definition)

Couples often worry about having sex during pregnancy. They may be afraid that having sex could cause a miscarriage or harm the baby. It is best to talk to your doctor or nurse midwife about your specific situation to make sure you are considered at low risk for complications such a ...Read more


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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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