How do symptoms differ between an ovarian cyst and a fibroid tumor?

Depends . Ovarian cysts are often asymptomatic and found incidentally by exam or sonogram. The same goes for fibroids. If a cyst is going to cause symptoms, it will usually be pain, not necessarily with the period. May also occur with intercourse. Fibroids most often cause heavy menstrual bleeding, and sometimes also painful periods. If large enough, they may cause bladder pressure, or constipation.

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I have an ovarian cyst and fibroid tumor. I've been having "a rubber band sensation" around the top of both my legs. What could this be?

Hard to say. Too non-specific to say. It could be related to either of the pelvic findings, or might be nothing. If it's troubling you, an exam with a doctor can sort it out. Read more...

Hard pregnant like belly&leaking breasts along w/other pregnancy like symptoms. Not pregnant. No ovarian cysts or fibroids&thyroids fine. Whats wrong?

Check prolactin. Hi. Clearly we can't make a diagnosis without an evaluation and labs. But ANYTIME a non-pregnant woman has galactorrhea ("leaking breasts"), we docs wanna see a prolactin. Have your periods stopped? I'm voting for elevated prolactin. Read more...

Do ovarian cysts or fibroids hurt? I've been told I might have cysts or fibroids but I have no pain & sex is painless too.

Possible. Best way to evaluate this - is a simple pelvic and/or vaginal ultrasound. It is easy and gives you a straight answer regarding the problems you questioned. A GYN exam could also help. See a reputable GYN doctor if you can. Read more...

Doctors, what are the treatment options for ovarian cyst and fibroids?

Many options. Fibroids and cysts can simply be observed, treated with medication, or surgically removed. The best treatment option will depend on the characteristics of the fibroid or cyst. You should disucss this with your doctor. Read more...

Does fertilaid cure ovarian cysts and fibroids?

No. Fertilaid has not been show scientifically to cure - or even help - with any female reproductive condition, in spite of the banners on their websites. Read more...