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What's supposed to hurt if I have an ovarian cyst?

What's supposed to hurt if I have an ovarian cyst?

Depends: If an ovarian cyst gets large enough or puts enough pressure on structures then pt may present with lower abdominal pain on the side of the cyst. If the cyst is large enough to cause torsion (twisting of the blood vessels feeding the ovary) that may lead to more severe pain and vomiting. Torsion is a surgical emergency because it may lead to the death of the ovary. ...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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I have an ovarian cyst & I eat It hurts and they say your not supposed to have pain with this but I have pain bad what could be causin the pain?

I have an ovarian cyst & I eat It hurts and they say your not supposed to have pain with this but I have pain bad what could be causin the pain?

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. Pelvic pain due to eating may not be from a gynecologic cause ...Read more

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I think I have an ovarian cyst on left side. It hurts when i lay and get up. But i don't have any other symptoms. It's this constant pain.

I think I have an ovarian cyst on left side. It hurts when i lay and get up. But i don't have any other symptoms.  It's this constant pain.

Please see your gyn: Asap, as a pelvic ultrasound needs to be done to see if u do have a cyst, a fibroid, or other conditions, and your gyn should be able to determine if your pain is from a gyn cause or other causes, u may need referral after that. ...Read more

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Does tubal test hurt? I am a virgin. I have an ovarian cyst so i will be undergoing laparoscopic procedure. They will also do the tubal test..

Tubal Test?: I believe you are referring a test to see if your fallopian tubes are patent ( chromopertubation). If done during the laparoscopy you will be under anesthesia and you wont feel it. Obviously you will have some pain from the surgery. Are you trying to get pregnant? Dont see the need for it unless you have problems conceiving. ...Read more

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Last week,Doctor said I may have an ovarian cyst that ruptured (getting test next week) but my cycle started & it hurts way more than usual. Normal?

Last week,Doctor said I may have an ovarian cyst that ruptured (getting test next week) but my cycle started & it hurts way more than usual. Normal?

Not usual: Ovarian cysts form every month in healthy young women. Normal ovaries may be filled with small cysts (known as functional cysts). Once in a while, a cyst will become large and may cause pain due to pressure on surrounding tissues. Ovarian cysts generally resolve on their own in 3-4 weeks, but an enlarged cyst can rupture causing significant pain. Try Naprosyn (naproxen) 500 mg up to 3x/day. ...Read more

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Hello i have been told i have an ovarian cyst on my left ovary but every time i am on my period both of my ovaries hurt and the pain awful like a 10?

Hello i have been told i have an ovarian cyst on my left ovary but every time i am on my period both of my ovaries hurt and the pain awful like a 10?

Many options: There are multiple options. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are effective reversible treatments that will help many people. There is also a drug called Lysteda that contains no hormones which will help others. Consider seeing an Obgyn for an evaluation of painful periods ...Read more

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I was supposed to get my period aug 16 but it has not come.I took 2 pregnant tests, both negative. I think i may have an ovarian cyst b/c my ovaries hurt.

I was supposed to get my period aug 16 but it has not come.I took 2 pregnant tests, both negative. I think i may have an ovarian cyst b/c my ovaries hurt.

Pain: If you are experiencing pain go an see your doctor they can examine you and possibly order an ultrasound to evaluate for cysts if needed... They can also order a blood pregnancy test to put your mind at ease. ...Read more

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I feel like I have an ovarian cyst, no bowel movement in 3 days, extremely gasey, hurts to press under right rib cage, stomach bloated, er?

I feel like I have an ovarian cyst, no bowel movement in 3 days, extremely gasey, hurts to press under right rib cage, stomach bloated, er?

See your doctor: Ovarian cysts that cause symptoms usually involve the pelvis and may cause changes in menstrual flow. Bloating is common. If concerned, your doctor can evaluate with pelvic ultrasound. ...Read more

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Am i pregnant, or do I have an ovarian cyst? Me and my boyfriend had sex the 4th. At least a day or two after, severe pain in my abdominal area, and tender boobs. The pain shoots through my thighs, and lower back. Sometimes my hip hurts too. I have to pe

Am i pregnant, or do I have an ovarian cyst? Me and my boyfriend had sex the 4th. At least a day or two after, severe pain in my abdominal area, and tender boobs. The pain shoots through my thighs, and lower back. Sometimes my hip hurts too. I  have to pe

A : A variety of things could be going on. Yes an ovarian cyst is possible. A urinary tract infection (uti), std's, vaginal infections etc. Are all possible. Pregnancy should be ruled out with a pregnancy test and all the other issues can be investigated by your doctor with simple testing in the office. If your doctor believes you have an ovarian cyst, a special type of ultrasound will be ordered to visualize your ovaries. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What if an ovarian cyst hurts?

What if an ovarian cyst hurts?

Getting larger: If a cyst hurts it usually indicates it is becoming larger. However could be from ongoing inflammation/infection. ...Read more

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Do ovarian cysts hurt or cause pain?

Large ones do: Large ovarian cysts can twist and cause pain, but most produce pressure or menstrual irregularities. ...Read more

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Do ovarian cysts hurt more when laying down?

Do ovarian cysts hurt more when laying down?

Maybe: The ovary can move around inside you based your position. Different positions, such as laying down, turning side-to-side can place different stresses on the cyst causing it to hurt more or less. ...Read more

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Having an ovarian cyst with a thick septa. Two parts 4.5cm and 1.5cm. It hurts. Can't find much info about this type of cyst online. Ok to leave it?

Having an ovarian cyst with a thick septa. Two parts 4.5cm and 1.5cm. It hurts. Can't find much info about this type of cyst online. Ok to leave it?

See a GYN: It's right around the size when i would recommend taking it out. If you have pain, definitely have it removed. Thick separations are also a sign that it may need to come out. I recommend you talk to a gynecologist. ...Read more

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How come ruptured ovarian cysts hurt?

Several reasons: But far-and-away the most common is that cyst rupture involves bleeding from the cyst; internal bleeding (in the peritoneal cavity) causes pain. ...Read more

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How long will it hurt after an ovarian cyst ruptures?

How long will it hurt after an ovarian cyst ruptures?

It varies: But sometimes a number of weeks. Make sure you are under the care of a physician. ...Read more

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How long does it take for ovarian cysts to go away? I have had it for 3 months now and it still hurts bad. Will i need surgery?

How long does it take for ovarian cysts to go away? I have had it for 3 months now and it still hurts bad. Will i need surgery?

Depends on the size: It depends on the size of the cysts and how severe are the symptoms you can take anti inflammatory medicines like Motrin for pain and discuss with your doctor how big the cysts are and what treatment will be best for you.Sometimes hormonal treatment with birth control pills can reduce the size and orevent cysts from forming.Not all cysts need surgery. ...Read more

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I have had an ovarian cyst that is 4cm for the last two years that hasn't gone away and am wondering if this could hurt my fertility?

I have had an ovarian cyst that is 4cm for the last two years that hasn't gone away and am wondering if this could hurt my fertility?

Cysts & Fertility: Ovarian cysts of 4 cms rarely affect ovulation and subsequent fertility. If your periods are irregular then only then would consideration be given to ovarian cyst removal or evaluation with Laparosopy. Many cysts can be "suppressed" with the oral contraceptives of that size. ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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