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I have overian cyst its 5 cm. Can that be painful. My doctor said no?
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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In brief: Certainly can.
A five centimeter ovarian cyst is well within the range of what is considered normal - many women form cysts this size and have no pain.
However, a cyst this size could cause severe pain if formed rapidly by filling with blood - usually this is treated with pain meds, but could require surgery. It would cause severe pain and would require surgery if it is twisted (torsed ovary) around inside.

In brief: Certainly can.
A five centimeter ovarian cyst is well within the range of what is considered normal - many women form cysts this size and have no pain.
However, a cyst this size could cause severe pain if formed rapidly by filling with blood - usually this is treated with pain meds, but could require surgery. It would cause severe pain and would require surgery if it is twisted (torsed ovary) around inside.
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