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Can somebody be on their period and have an ovarian cyst at the same time? And is it safe to have sex?

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Dr. David Dang
Radiology
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In brief: Yes

Yes. Most ovarian cysts probably have no correlation with having a period.
Most cysts are follicular cysts and develop from a mature follicle that failed to expell the egg. There are other types of ovarian cysts, including dermoid cyst, cystadenoma or endometrioma. It likely has no bearing to sexual activity, unless the cyst cause significant pain.

In brief: Yes

Yes. Most ovarian cysts probably have no correlation with having a period.
Most cysts are follicular cysts and develop from a mature follicle that failed to expell the egg. There are other types of ovarian cysts, including dermoid cyst, cystadenoma or endometrioma. It likely has no bearing to sexual activity, unless the cyst cause significant pain.
Dr. David Dang
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Dr. Mary Engrav
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: Yes,

Yes, you can have an ovarian cyst at the same time as your period.
That is a good question as usually cysts come at mid-cycle, but if it is a large or persistent cyst then the pain can continue. If the patient had increased pain however, fever, vomiting, or any new complaints then they should have immediate medical evaluation. If there is any chance the patient is pregnant then a tubal pregnancy would have to be ruled out as this can also cause pain in that area.

In brief: Yes,

Yes, you can have an ovarian cyst at the same time as your period.
That is a good question as usually cysts come at mid-cycle, but if it is a large or persistent cyst then the pain can continue. If the patient had increased pain however, fever, vomiting, or any new complaints then they should have immediate medical evaluation. If there is any chance the patient is pregnant then a tubal pregnancy would have to be ruled out as this can also cause pain in that area.
Dr. Mary Engrav
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