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Why do ovarian cysts cause bloating?

Why do ovarian cysts cause bloating?

Inflammation: Ovarian cysts may cause the feeling of bloating. This may be due to fluid leaking from the cysts and pelvic inflammation as a result of the cysts. Inflammation will cause swelling and fluid accumulation. Should have a pelvic ultrasound to evaluate the size/quality of the cysts. 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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Feels like my ovaries r a computer and my cysts r a virus. Why do ovarian cysts cause pregnancy symptoms like bloating, weight gain & breast soreness?

Feels like my ovaries r a computer and my cysts r a virus. Why do ovarian cysts cause pregnancy symptoms like bloating, weight gain & breast soreness?

Hormones: You produce a cyst every month. The cyst or follicle is what houses your egg. This cells of the cyst produce your female hormones. It is these hormones that are causing the symptoms. The cysts are biologically doing their job to try and get you pregnant every month. Read more

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Wjat causes gas and bloating from fibroids and ovarian cysts?

Wjat causes gas and bloating from fibroids and ovarian cysts?

Any enlarged masses: In abdomen can cuase bloating and fullness simply from the mass effect and irritation of surrounding bowel. Read more

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What causes gas and bloating from fibroids and ovarian cysts?

What causes gas and bloating from fibroids and ovarian cysts?

Pressure: The intestines are located all around the uterus and ovaries. So it's possible if there are fibroids or ovarian cysts, there can be pressure on the bowels interfering with digestion. Read more

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I have a left ovarian cyst. Can it cause right side pain, nauseau, and severe bloating?

I have a left ovarian cyst. Can it cause right side pain, nauseau, and severe bloating?

Yes: A left ovary can "swing behind the uterus" and cause right sided symptoms especially if large. Read more

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I have a huge ovarian cyst on my left ovary, could that be the cause of my chronic bloating?

I have a huge ovarian cyst on my left ovary, could that be the cause of my chronic bloating?

Yes, but it would: Depend on its size. Cysts on the ovary can become very large before it becomes symptomatic. Because there is concern of enlargement or malignancy, please consult with your gyn, Read more

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Pelvic/Transvag sono on 8/22 showed partially ruptured ovarian cyst with small amount of free fluid. Would this cause bloating and abdominal fullness?

Pelvic/Transvag sono on 8/22 showed partially ruptured ovarian cyst with small amount of free fluid. Would this cause bloating and abdominal fullness?

Yes: When you ovulate, a cyst on your ovary ruptures to release the egg, and some fluid escapes into your abdomen. This can cause an initial sharp pain, or a sense of fullness or bloating. If it gets worse, or doesn't go away within 2-3 days, see your doctor. Read more

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2 weeks &menses don't stop, secod weeks they are brown &black clots. Pain in pelvic&back, vomiting, dizziness, bloating&gases. Is a5, 5cm ovarian cyst cause?

2 weeks &menses don't stop, secod weeks they are brown &black clots. Pain in pelvic&back, vomiting, dizziness, bloating&gases. Is a5, 5cm ovarian cyst cause?

Maybe: The cyst may be producing greater amounts of estrogen, but other things /causes need to be checked. Your profile says you are 62 years old - if that's the case then you need to see a doctor and have a sonogram & biopsy (at a minimum). I would need more history to give a better assessment about the causes. In most cases, a "simple" 5.5cm cyst has a good chance of going away on its own; 62yrs:worrie Read more

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Can ovarian cyst cause bleeding with tissue pieces from vagina for 3days? Then daily dull pain right side abdom, 4week bloating, late period not pregnant

Can ovarian cyst cause bleeding with tissue pieces from vagina for 3days? Then daily dull pain right side abdom, 4week bloating, late period not pregnant

Possible: Pregnancy is always on the list of possibilities when a woman has abnormal uterine bleeding or cycles. You may be having anovulatory cycles (cycle without producing an egg from the ovary). If a urine pregnancy test is negative, I would recommend evaluation by your gynecologist, and treatment will depend on the cause of the abnormal bleeding and your current short-term pregnancy goals. Read more

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Can ovarian cysts cause bloating and a bladder infection?

Can ovarian cysts cause bloating and a bladder infection?

Yes: All in the same neighborhood. Ovaries can cause bbc vague, nonspecific symptoms, like bloating; can press on the urinary bladder and give similar symptoms, but not likely to cause infected urine. Read more

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Can ovarian cysts cause stomach fluttering, bloating, lower back and pelvic pain, heavy feeling in stomach. Comes around time of period hx of gastrit?

Can ovarian cysts cause stomach fluttering, bloating, lower back and pelvic pain, heavy feeling in stomach. Comes around time of period hx of gastrit?

Ovarian cyst: It is possible that an ovarian cyst could cause the symptoms that you mention. Many other things can cause pelvic pain. The bloating and heavy feeling sounds more gastrointestinal than gynecologic in origin. See an Obgyn first and then if a cause can not be found a GI specialists can evaluate you next. Read more

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When does bloating go away from having an ovarian cyst?

When does bloating go away from having an ovarian cyst?

When removed: If ovarian cyst is causing bloating as a symptom. Only way the bloating will go away is if the cyst is removed. Bloating with ovarian cyst happens if the cyst is rather large in size and there may be other symptoms like pelvic pain, pain during bowel movements, pain during sexual intercourse and before/after periods. Read more

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How long could bloating from an ovarian cyst take to go away?

How long could bloating from an ovarian cyst take to go away?

Quickly: Usually within 48-72 hours depending upon the size of the cyst, use of anti-inflammatories, and whether or not a procedure was performed. Read more

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I have a 3.8cm ovarian cyst left side for a year. Am experiencing bloating to my left side and pressure a little pain and feeling of a heaviness.?

I have a 3.8cm ovarian cyst left side for a year. Am experiencing bloating to my left side and pressure a little pain and feeling of a heaviness.?

Ovarian cyst: Presence of simple ovarian cyst can give a sensation of pressure and heaviness.
If your pregnancy test is negative, the best approach will include;
1. A trial of birth control pill.
2. Treat your discomfort with mortrin as needed.
3. Repeat pelvic ultrasound in three months.
Conservative management is best if the simple cyst is less than 5cm and your symptoms are getting better. Read more

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How long should bloating last for following keyhole surgery to remove ovarian cyst? And are there any ways to reduce the bloating?

How long should bloating last for following keyhole surgery to remove ovarian cyst? And are there any ways to reduce the bloating?

No: Your "bloating" most likely is due to retained gas inside the intra-abdominal cavity and not due to typical "gas pains". This retained gas should be expected to get reabsorbed within the next 24-48 hours following surgery. Read more

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I have an ovarian cyst of over 9cm and I look 6 months pregnant. Since december the cyst has tripled and I have gained over 20# could this bloating be due to the cyst?

I have an ovarian cyst of over 9cm and I look 6 months pregnant. Since december the cyst has tripled and I have gained over 20# could this bloating be due to the cyst?

Yes,: Yes, this could be from the cyst. Please consult your gynecologist immediately and clarify the plan. You may need to have definitive treatment of this cyst. It is very important that you be seen and have this re-assessed. Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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