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Hello Dr. How many days do y continue to have pain after ovarian cyst rupture? Its been three days and today i got the same pain and heaviness agian

Hello Dr. How many days do y continue to have pain after ovarian cyst rupture? Its been three days and today i got the same pain and heaviness agian

Varies: Some patients have severe pain with ovarian cysts. Others have none. The experience is highly variable from person to person. One should not assume that a cyst is the cause of pain without being evaluated by a doctor. ...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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Three nights ago I experienced sharp pain which I wrote off as a possible ovarian cyst bursting it has occurred a few nights now, dull off & on. ?

Pelvic Pain: This sounds like pelvic pain which could be from a number of etiologies. It is best to first rule out GYN etiologies via a trip to see your GYN Specialist ASAP. If the pain escalates in an incremental and unrelenting fashion, go right to the nearest emergency department for immediate evaluation. ...Read more

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Just found out I have 2.1 inch ovarian cyst does that require surgery ?

Just found out I have 2.1 inch ovarian cyst does that require surgery ?

Ovarian cyst: Although you have a 2.1 inch cyst in your ovary, you haven't mentioned how long its been there, are you having any symptoms, or how was it found. If you are having a lot of symptoms and/or pain, surgery would help to relieve these symptoms. Still, it is not uncommon to develop a cyst that will resolve without treatment. ...Read more

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Why do I feel nauseous after sex? I have had an IUD for over three years and had an ovarian cyst about 9 months ago.

Why do I feel nauseous after sex? I have had an IUD for over three years and had an ovarian cyst about 9 months ago.

Multiple causes: stress, tension, anxiety and pain would be the chief offenders. I do not think this is related to ovarian cysts; hoever, a progesterone IUD could cause these issues. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing shooting vaginal pains for three days. I'm 64, radical hysterectomy in 1983, one ovary saved. Could this be an ovarian cyst?

Broad differential.: The differential diagnosis is broad. The cause of your pain could indeed be ovarian in etiology. However, it is not uncommon for other disease processes (such as kidney stones) to refer to groin area as well. More history, exam, and possible imaging studies may be needed to give you a good answer. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How do you shrink or get rid of an ovarian cyst that is an inch, what can I do or take if no one will remove it, anything to get rid of it?

How do you shrink or get rid of an ovarian cyst that is an inch, what can I do or take if no one will remove it, anything to get rid of it?

Depends: Ovarian cysts are small fluid-filled sacs that develop. . Most cysts are harmless, some may cause problems such as rupture, bleeding, or pain. Moreover, surgery may be required in certain situations to remove the cyst. ...Read more

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I have a 4 inch ovarian cyst on my left side. It hasn't been causing much pain I just delivered a baby vaginally on august 9th. Will I be okay?

OVARIAN CYST: The gyne usually operates on cyst more than 2cm. In size but if it is not bothering you like abdominal or backpain, then you can leave it alone. ...Read more

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Hi..I am having a ovarian cyst on my left ..its 4.8 inches. I m having 12 days bleeding in periods ...is it normal..I am 22 years old?

Hi..I am having a ovarian cyst on my left ..its 4.8 inches. I m having 12 days bleeding in periods ...is it normal..I am 22 years old?

Huge cyst: 4.8 inches means the cyst is over 12cm. It is unlikely go go away and needs to be removed. It can be done laparoscopically. ...Read more

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Can I play soccer three days after an ovarian cyst popped?

Can I play soccer three days after an ovarian cyst popped?

Usually not rec: You need to ask your doc that ? As your doc knows how big the cyst was or how much fluid is in your pelvis and what your exam was like and your other medical conditions. ...Read more

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Can I play soccer three days after a detected ovarian cyst?

Can I play soccer three days after a detected ovarian cyst?

Yes: You probably have had the cyst for awhile before it was discovered. If you had no symptoms from the cyst while playing soccer than you are welcome to continue playing unless you gynecologist says you should not. ...Read more

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A 5cm ovarian cyst was removed from my left ovary last month. About three days sharp shooting pain started every once in a while what could it be?

A 5cm ovarian cyst was removed from my left ovary last month. About three days sharp shooting pain started every once in a while what could it be?

Depends: Pain on left side could be bleeding from site causing irritation. If in mid cycle could be pain from ovulation. Having a cyst means the brain and ovaries are not in balance. Look at life style avoid tobacco smoke, alcohol, eat a healthy diet (fresh vegetables and fruit and good proteins), avoid sugar, processed food, commercial animal fats, sleep 7-8 hours, move through the day, have healthy bm. ...Read more

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I believe I have an ovarian cyst, but I am not able to see my doctor for three weeks. I was curious if there was any way to ease the pain until then, or if I should go to an urgent care?

I believe I have an ovarian cyst, but I am not able to see my doctor for three weeks. I was curious if there was any way to ease the pain until then, or if I should go to an urgent care?

Yes, need eval: If you are having continuing pelvic or abdominal pain, lasting a day or more, it is best to have a doctor evaluate what is going on. You may be correct, that it is an ovarian cyst, but if might be something else that requires more urgent treatment. You may be given a pain killer in the end, but the correct diagnosis needs to be made first. Go on in! ...Read more

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How long till fluid goes away after burst ovarian cyst i look like a ballon my legs full of fluid to?

How long till fluid goes away after burst ovarian cyst i look like a ballon my legs full of fluid to?

Very concerning : A ruptured ovarian cyst would definitely not cause anything like what you are describing. If you are really swelling in your legs, abdomen and have been diagnosed with an ovarian mass please see your doctor asap. These are concerning symptoms for more serious conditions than an ovarian cyst. The kidneys and heart need evaluation too. ...Read more

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What do uterine fibroids or cysts/ovarian cysts typically look like on an MRI?

What do uterine fibroids or cysts/ovarian cysts typically look like on an MRI?

MRI findings: Uterine fibroids can appear as dense masses on MRI, or increase in density in the layers of the uterine muscle. Ovarian cysts are often fluid filled but also can be solid masses on MRI. I would ask your health care provider or the radiologist to interpret these findings rather than trying to identify these conditions yourself as there appearance on scans are not always the same. ...Read more

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I have cramps three days after my period but I'm not pregnant nor do I have an ovarian cyst (at least I don't think) is this normal?

I have cramps three days after my period but I'm not pregnant nor do I have an ovarian cyst (at least I don't think) is this normal?

Normal variant: You can feel some cramps after the menstrual cycle. If the symptoms continue, ultra sound test would be helpful to rule out any ovarian cyst that are common cause of such cramps as well. Feel better ...Read more

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I have ovarian cysts, but my lower abdomen is super hard plus my period has lasted almost three weeks.could my cyst be the reason for the weird feelin?

I have ovarian cysts, but my lower abdomen is super hard plus my period has lasted almost three weeks.could my cyst be the reason for the weird feelin?

Are you: Sexually active? If so you may be pregnant or having a threatened miscarriage, have you checked a pregnancy test? This is an issue for which you need to be examined. There are lots of unanswered questions and your health and well being is important. Take time to get seen and take care of yourself! Wishing you health and happiness. ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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