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What can be done for ovarian cyst causing upper abdominal pain near ribs?

What can be done for ovarian cyst causing upper abdominal pain near ribs?

Not sure: That an ovarian cyst would be the cause of an upper abdominal pain issue. See your family doctor for an evaluation, as further testing may be needed to look for a differnt reason for your pains, other than from an ovarian cyst. ...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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Is upper abdominal pain normal after ovarian cyst rupture? I am 21 years old and I can barley walk or stand for long because of the pain

Is upper abdominal pain normal after ovarian cyst rupture? I am 21 years old and I can barley walk or stand for long because of the pain

POSSIBLY: Usually a ruptured ovarian cyst causes very acute and sharp pain, typically in the lower abdomen. If this pain has always been in the upper abdomen, I would be suspicious of another source, such as gallbladder, pancreas, stomach, or even appendix. I recommend you seek a direct medical exam and opinion. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've had lower right abdomen pain for 6 weeks, have had an MRI scan showing a 3cm ovarian cyst. Is this common and what is likely to be the next step?

I've had lower right abdomen pain for 6 weeks, have had an MRI scan showing a 3cm ovarian cyst. Is this common and what is likely to be the next step?

Ov cysts r common: Ovarian cysts are common, in fact they occur every month you cycle. If they're simple, no worry. If your post menopausal, you'll need further evaluation. You should discuss w/the doctor who ordered the scan. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cyst cause lower right abdomen pain and lower back pain?

Can ovarian cyst cause lower right abdomen pain and lower back pain?

Yes,: It could. But there are other potential causes, if you are having acute symptoms consider getting an evaluation. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cysts be the cause of severe lower right abdomen pain? Had cold sweat, felt faint. Can home took meds slept and now better, still sore.

Can ovarian cysts be the cause of severe lower right abdomen pain?  Had cold sweat, felt faint. Can home took meds slept and now better, still sore.

Yes: Among other things. Consider a pregnancy, constipation, bladder infection, appendix. If nauseated or feverish consider seeking help, an upt if applicable. ...Read more

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If you had a large ovarian cyst & it ruptured causing pelvic & abdomen pain how long does it take to heal? I'm a really skinny girl & sensative

If you had a large ovarian cyst & it ruptured causing pelvic & abdomen pain how long does it take to heal? I'm a really skinny girl & sensative

Depends: If the cysts was a simple cyst it usually resolves in 3-7 days
if it was not a simple cyst, it may require some attention
if it was an endometriosis cyst it can take weeks to settle down
if it bled inside, it can take a week to settle down. ...Read more

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Hie, Am having right ovarian cyst 50mm*30mm size. It is paining, symptoms are like urinary urgency, lower abdomen pain, lower abdomen pressure.

Hie, Am having right ovarian cyst 50mm*30mm size. It is paining, symptoms are like urinary urgency, lower abdomen pain, lower abdomen pressure.

See a Dr: If an ovarian cyst is causing discomfort and urinary urgency, it needs further workup to ensure that it has not twisted or ruptured. Pressure on the lower abdomen probably means the cyst is increasing in size and needs re-evaluation to ensure there is no associated fibroid in the uterus. Alternatively the symptoms can be due to a simple Urinary tract infection. See a Dr to get your urine tested ...Read more

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Have rt lower abdomen pain has had appendix, gallbladder, part hysterectomy & back surgery an have small ovarian cyst. What could pain be?

Have rt lower abdomen pain has had appendix, gallbladder, part hysterectomy & back surgery an have small ovarian cyst. What could pain be?

Hard to say: There are many possibities and usually a detailed exam and appropriate studies can determine the cause. Among some possibilities include diverticulitis, scar tissue from your prior surgery, a hernia, an irritation from a nerve in your back above where you had your previous back surgery just to name a few. I would encourage you to be seen. ...Read more

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Ct scan & 2 ultrasounds july '12 showed 3 ovarian cysts (10 cm)-1 mo. Later also showed cyst at "mouth" of cervix. Now dull ache in abdomen/pain in ba?

Ct scan & 2 ultrasounds july '12 showed 3 ovarian cysts (10 cm)-1 mo. Later also showed cyst at "mouth" of cervix. Now dull ache in abdomen/pain in ba?

Likely cyst pain: The size of your cyst(s) is large and the mouth of cervix description may indicate growth and likely is the cause of your dull ache. I would consider surgical removal. ...Read more

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I just found out that I have a dermoid ovarian cyst about 6cm by 5cm could this cause back and belly pain?

I just found out that I have a dermoid ovarian cyst about 6cm by 5cm could this cause back and belly pain?

Yes: I would think the answer is yes but what did your doctor have to say? Is removal recommended? ...Read more

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I have lower stomach pain just came on tonight I had an ovarian cyst before 5 years ago?

I have lower stomach pain just came on tonight I had an ovarian cyst before 5 years ago?

Could be many things: Lower stomach pains may mean a few different things. It could be gas or constipation. It could be a cyst or ruptured ovarian. It could be pregnancy. You would need to be evaluated by a doctor and assessed for the possible reasons to why you are having stomach pain. This may involve an abdominal and pelvic exam, urine pregnancy test and sonography. ...Read more

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I am suffering with lots of pain from an 4.6 ovarian cyst I had a partial hysterectomy 9 years ago I'm having lots of stomach pain vomiting and leg?

See your doctor: Cysts on the ovary are common and not necessarily a problem. That said, some cysts represent abnormal growths and need to be removed. Large cysts that cause pain need to be evaluated by your doctor. The other symptoms may or may not be related but they should be evaluated as well. Cysts (especially in a 48 yo with symptoms) require a visit to the doctor. ...Read more

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Have several ovarian cysts and now have bad lower belly pain and top of my legs ache?

Have several ovarian cysts and now have bad lower belly pain and top of my legs ache?

Pelvic ultrasound: You need to see a gyn md to have an exam and pelvic ultrasound done to rule out or in a recurrent ovarian cyst or other causes as a source of the pain. ...Read more

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Can birth control pills have a side effect of ovarian cysts. I have left belly pain by pelvis.

Can birth control pills have a side effect of ovarian cysts. I have left belly pain by pelvis.

No: Birth control pills usually suppress the formation of ovarian cysts. Sometimes a cyst will form in-spite of the pill but they are much less common while on birth control pills. If your pain is persistent, you may want to see your Gyn as there are many causes of this type of pain. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I have a 9cm ovarian cyst. Can it cause fatigue, bladder pain, stomach pain, nausea & dizziness?

I have a 9cm ovarian cyst. Can it cause fatigue, bladder pain, stomach pain, nausea & dizziness?

YES: All the above symptoms can be caused by a large ovarian cyst. This should be followed and reported to your physician. Twisting of the ovary on its blood supply can cause these symptoms and if not addressed can cause serious problem and possibe loss of the ovary ...Read more

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I get a lower stomach pain during sex- in some positions- no STD or endometriosis have already been checked. Had an ovarian cyst- waiting for check up.

I get a lower stomach pain during sex- in some positions- no STD or endometriosis have already been checked. Had an ovarian cyst- waiting for check up.

Pain with Sex: This could be totally normal. It is probably al's a good idea to avoid the position so as not to replicate the pain. If you are not pained in other positions, you may have solved the problem. ...Read more

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5'6/150lbs(68.0389kg)/dizzy since 6wk miscarriage 5/6/15/ 8cm ovarian cyst rupture 9/1 Belly pain/nausea since 10/9 Gerd meds help mildly. Could this be cardiac?

5'6/150lbs(68.0389kg)/dizzy since 6wk miscarriage 5/6/15/ 8cm ovarian cyst rupture 9/1 Belly pain/nausea since 10/9 Gerd meds help mildly. Could this be cardiac?

Not likely: You have a compilation of medical issues that represent both GYN and G.I. problems. A visit to your MD for a heart exam and workup can allay your cardiac concerns. ...Read more

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Could an ovarian cyst be cancerous, or be a sign to ovarian cancer? Also, have massive weight loss, fatigue, lack of appetite. And severe stomach pain.

Could an ovarian cyst be cancerous, or be a sign to ovarian cancer? Also, have massive weight loss, fatigue, lack of appetite. And severe stomach pain.

Ovarian cysts: By your symptoms, it sounds like you need to see your gyn doctor. I you are not getting an answer you find acceptable, it is not wrong to get a second opinion. ...Read more

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Can an ovarian cyst cause your abdomen to swell?

Can an ovarian cyst cause your abdomen to swell?

Yes definetly: Depends on how big it is, many other causes can make the abdomen swell also so u need to see your gyn to start out with. ...Read more

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Will an ovarian cyst show up on an abdominal cat scan?

Will an ovarian cyst show up on an abdominal cat scan?

Maybe: The ovaries are in the pelvis and an abdominal ct frequently will not pick up the ovaries. If there is suspicion of a problem with the ovaries in particular, the best imaging of the ovaries is with a transvaginal ultrasound. ...Read more

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Pain in lower right abdomen for about a week...sometimes pain in ovaries already had period.could it be an ovarian cyst?

Pain in lower right abdomen for about a week...sometimes pain in ovaries already had period.could it be an ovarian cyst?

Needs evaluation: Sharp pain the lower right abdomen could indicate appendicitis which is a surgical emergency. People with this symptom need to evaluated quickly with a health professional. Other causes include ovarian cysts as you mention as well as many other potential causes. ...Read more

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I had my ovarian cyst rupture 4 days ago, but my abdomen and stomach keeps on getting more swollen and sensitive. Is there anything I can do to help?

I had my ovarian cyst rupture 4 days ago, but my abdomen and stomach keeps on getting more swollen and sensitive. Is there anything I can do to help?

Ultrasound: It sounds like you need to have an ultrasound and see a gynecologist to confirm that's all it is. If you have already done this, You may get some relief from some ibuprofen. ...Read more

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Upper Abdominal Pain (Definition)

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Abdominal Pain (Definition)

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