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Doctor insights on: Ovarian Cysts That Push On Sciatic Nerve

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Do ovarian cysts cause sciatic pain?

Do ovarian cysts cause sciatic pain?

If large enough they: Can mimic pain over a sciatic distribution by catching the nerves forming the sciatic nerve in the pelvic region and placing pressure on them like a disc herniation. ...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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I have a 1mm ovarian cyst, pelvic pain, sciatic pain, fatigue, pain w/ sex, nausea and others sx. Not a UTI or pregnancy. What could be causing my sx?

I have a 1mm ovarian cyst, pelvic pain, sciatic pain, fatigue, pain w/ sex, nausea and others sx. Not a UTI or pregnancy. What could be causing my sx?

Chronic Pelvic Pain: If chronic, usually is part of the pain syndrome in the title. Need to eliminate structural lumbar abnormalities. Diagnostic work-up usually unremarkable. ...Read more

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If my 2 cm tarlov cysts are pressing on the sciatic nerve and is the cause of my hip pain, can the MRI show proof that the cysts pressing on the nerve?

If my 2 cm tarlov cysts are pressing on the sciatic nerve and is the cause of my hip pain, can the MRI show proof that the cysts pressing on the nerve?

Yes.: There are two ways Tarlov Cysts can be best seen radiographically. MRI is the test of choice. But CT Myelogram can also be very helpful. The MRI can clearly show the cyst compressing one of the nerves, L5 or S1 that contributes to the Sciatic Nerve. If you are telling me that your Tarlov Cyst measures 2 cm then you must also have had an MRI. Moreover, a cyst that measures 2 cm is very large. ...Read more

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Could ovarian cyst press femoral nerve?

Could ovarian cyst press femoral nerve?

Unlikely but: If huge or causing pressure over inguinal region, or associated by large hernia, could compress, but if you have femoral nerve involvement, might wonder about a diabetic etiology. See neurologist, do EMG study and get answer. ...Read more

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Can an ovarian cyst make it hard to urinate? As in having to really push to get it out?

Can an ovarian cyst make it hard to urinate? As in having to really push to get it out?

Unlikely.: Ovarian cysts, unless extremely large, shouldn't cause troubles emptying your bladder. I would see you doctor and find a more likely explanation, which, for your age group, is most likely urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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I have to push to urinate. I am 26f with history of ovarian cysts. Could this be the reason? Does it mean it's a large cyst?

I have to push to urinate. I am 26f with history of ovarian cysts.  Could this be the reason?  Does it mean it's a large cyst?

See a GYN MD soon: There might be a growth(ovarian cyst) or something else pressing on the bladder that needs to be evaluated and resolved. See a gyn md at your earliest convenience. ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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