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Was diagnosed with ovarian cyst before that ruptured. The signs of a smellie discharge and pain during intercourse is back. Can cyst return?

Was diagnosed with ovarian cyst before that ruptured. The signs of a smellie discharge and pain during intercourse is back. Can  cyst return?

Yes it can: Yes cysts can return. A visit to the obgyn for an exam and sonogram would confirm. Vaginal odor can be a sign of bacterial vaginosis. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. It is a good idea to get checked out. ...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 periods that last 3 weeks with heavy bleeding. Severe pain during intercourse and ovarian cysts. Any ideas? I can't take hormones.

I have periods that last 3 weeks with heavy bleeding. Severe pain during intercourse and ovarian cysts. Any ideas? I can't take hormones.

Need to see your doc: Periods longer than a week need evaluation by your gynecologist, as well as pain during intercourse. Could be a female gynecologic disorder. ...Read more

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Does an ovarian cyst causes pain during sex have to be a large one or can it be small in size? And is it necessarily cancerous?

Does an ovarian cyst causes pain during sex have to be a large one or can it be small in size? And is it necessarily cancerous?

See details: An ovarian cyst might cause pain during sex regardless of size. Most cysts do not cause pain. Pain does not imply that it is cancerous. Cysts are very common in your age group and the great majority are benign. ...Read more

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I get lower left pelvic pain during sex, Clear of STD and STI- Ovarian Cyst on left side but Doc says its harmless. what could cause pelvic pain then?

I get lower left pelvic pain  during sex, Clear of STD and STI- Ovarian Cyst on left side but Doc says its harmless. what could cause pelvic pain then?

Sacoiliac Joint: Subluxation of a unilateral sacroiliac joint can cause these symptoms. An Osteopath can usually diagnose. Injury, childbirth and Joint Hypermobility Syndrome can potentiate. At BOA.com the bio mechanism is discussed. A SIJ belt might help. ...Read more

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I had intense pelvic pain during sex. I had an ultrasound. my left ovarian cyst had ruptured and the blood was causing the pain. Is there a treatment?

I had intense pelvic pain during sex. I had an ultrasound. my left ovarian cyst had ruptured and the blood was causing the pain. Is there a treatment?

Rest: If this Ultrasound was recent and they made sure you are not pregnant, rest from sexual activity, Naprosyn (naproxen) for pain should allow the cyst to calm down. Should more severe pain occur a recheck at the emergency room would be indicated. ...Read more

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Ovarian cyst pain recurs every month during period week and then disappears (bloating, dull ache, pain during sex, full quickly) - should I see doctor?

Painful periods: 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. An evaluation for endometriosis, ovarian cysts and other issues needs to be done first. ...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 a 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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Can ovarian cysts cause bleeding after intercourse?

Can ovarian cysts cause bleeding after intercourse?

Ovarian cysts: An non-ruptured ovarian cyst would not have anything to do with bleeding after intercourse. A ruptured physiologic cyst (corpus luteum) could cause your period to happen earlier than expected. You should see your gyn. ...Read more

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Can sexual intercourse cause ovarian cysts to rupture?

Can sexual intercourse cause ovarian cysts to rupture?

Possibly: If it is very vigorous, the lady is thin, and the cyst is large. Not too often, but can happen. ...Read more

Dr. Alfredo Nieves
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Pain During Sex (Definition)

For both men and women, pain can occur in the pelvic area during or soon after sexual intercourse. It can happen at any time during sex -- for example, at the time of penetration, erection, or ejaculation -- or after sexual activity. Eventually, ongoing pain may cause a person to lose interest in any sexual activity. The medical term ...Read more


Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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