Ovarian Cysts - Symptoms

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What symptoms are caused by ovarian cysts?

Most ovarian cysts are never noticed and resolve without women ever realizing that they are there. When a cyst causes symptoms, pain in the abdomen or pelvis is the most common one. The pain can be caused from:

  • rupture of the cyst,
  • rapid growth and stretching,
  • bleeding into the cyst, or
  • twisting of the cyst around its blood supply (known as torsion).

If the cyst has reached a large size, other symptoms may arise as a result of pressure or distortion of adjacent anatomical structures. These symptoms can include abdominal fullness or bloating, indigestion, feeling full after eating only a small amount (early satiety), urinary urgency, feeling an urge to defecate or having difficult bowel movements, or pain with sexual intercourse.

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Comment from: alantrika, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: February 28

About 2 weeks back I had abdominal pain mostly towards my left side of lower abdomen. I could stay no longer so I went to emergency and underwent an ultrasound. It showed left ovarian hemorrhagic cyst of 4cms and they told me to do tumor markers blood test; reports awaited.

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Comment from: Robin, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: May 30

I was diagnosed with my first cyst when I was 20. It was so painful I had to go to the emergency room. After the pain went away it was several years before I had another one. I was around 25 and was in so much pain I couldn"t even sit. I went to the emergency room and found out it was a double cyst. Now I"m 30, my tubes are tied and it seems like I get them every couple of months. It"s very painful and sometimes nothing helps.

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