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Back and sides pain for the past 4days similar to menstrual pain. Period was 2weeks ago. Ovarian cyst? If so, what should I do? I'm so uncomfortable.

Back and sides pain for the past 4days similar to menstrual pain. Period was 2weeks ago. Ovarian cyst? If so, what should I do? I'm so uncomfortable.

See a doctor: It can be anything and you need to see your ob/gyn doctor, so a physical exam can be done to determine the actual cause, since your symptoms are so broad. If you feel it's an ovarian cyst, your doctor can determine whether it needs to be imaged, based on your physical, abdominal, and pelvic examination. Your history, onset of current symptoms, recurrences, and palpation will yield best results. ...Read more

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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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Can a ovarian cyst on the right ovary (5cm)cause pain in the left pelvic area, along with back pain? It feels like severe menstrual cramps on left sid

Can a ovarian cyst on the right ovary (5cm)cause pain in the left pelvic area, along with back pain? It feels like severe menstrual cramps on left sid

Yes: Cysts on the rt can leak fluid and cause pain in the pelvis and lower abdomen. You should see your gyn to make sure that there is not a more serious issue developing. ...Read more

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I have ovarian cysts on the left side and right side of ovary and it feels like menstrual cramps is that a bad sign?

I have ovarian cysts on the left side and right side of ovary and it feels like menstrual cramps is that a bad sign?

Ruptured cyst: It is very common for ovarian cysts to rupture, and at that time, you can have abdominal cramping that feels like a period. This is nothing to worry about. If your pain is difficult to bear, however, or if you have a fever, or nausea/vomiting, then see your doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Ovarian cyst rupture 3 weeks ago , i'm late for my period & having upper & lower abdomen pain breast tenderness & menstrual cramps , why ? Normal ?

Ovarian cyst rupture 3 weeks ago , i'm late for my period & having upper & lower abdomen pain breast tenderness & menstrual cramps , why ? Normal ?

Cyst: If you're late for your period, the first thing you should do is take a home pregnancy test. It sounds like the symptoms you're having are premenstrual and it's possible you'll have your menstrual cycle in a couple of days. 600 mg Ibuprofen can help with the pain you are describing. ...Read more

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Can birth control help shrink ovarian cyst and ease menstrual pain?

Can birth control help shrink ovarian cyst and ease menstrual pain?

No and Yes: No, contraceptive pills do not help shrink existing ovarian cyst; they may prevent you from forming a "follicular cyst or a corpus luteum cyst" since they block your ovulation though. Yes, you can anticipate your "menstrual pain to be eased" by the hormones in the contraceptive pills ...Read more

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Can ovarian cyst rupture (free fluid) cause pelivc pain , abdonminal upper & lower pain , menstrual cramps & discharge ?

Yes: May have cyst fluid or blood cause irritation and pain and may cause infective peritonitis if infected. ...Read more

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Tubes tied and ovarian cysts with no period since may what could this mean? Had a baby in april this year

Tubes tied and ovarian cysts  with no period since may what could this mean? Had a baby in april this year

Not sure: Without a history I can't tell what is going on. You had a baby in April and sometimes some women do not get their periods until months after a pregnancy. If you are breastfeeding, that may be the cause of your amenorrhea. The cysts you mention may be normal cysts or may signify another process. Tying tubes does not affect your period. You will need to be evaluated by an OBGYN for diagnosis. ...Read more

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I am on loestrin 24 fe for about a year with sometime no period or just light. Also this month pain on right side - could it be ovarian cysts?

Pelvic pain: Given that you are on birth control, the chance of ovarian cysts and pregnancy are certainly decreased. First, the lighter or absent periods is common on the pill. Second, the lower dose pills might be associated with less effective suppression of cyst formation. You need to perform a pregnancy test, and if your pain is significant, you need to contact your doctor for an exam and ultrasound! ...Read more

Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more


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Menstrual Pain (Definition)

A painful cramping sensation in the lower abdomen occuring just before or during the menses. It can be associated with other symptoms including, but not limited to. Headache, ...Read more