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Symptoms of Ovarian cysts

Symptoms of Ovarian cysts: Introduction

Symptoms of ovarian cysts differ between individuals depending on the type, size and number of cysts, among other factors. Many women have no symptoms at all. Sometimes women can experience lower abdominal pain which can vary in intensity. Symptoms may also include painful intercourse.

Complications of ovarian cysts include twisting, rupturing or bleeding of a cyst, which can result in sudden, sharp abdominal pain. Pelvic bleeding or hemorrhage can also occur and result in low blood pressure, shock and death if not diagnosed and treated promptly.

Sometimes ovarian cysts can affect normal hormone production or create problems with ovulation, and result in symptoms, such as irregular or infrequent periods, amenorrhea, vaginal bleeding, and infertility. This is especially a risk for women who develop polycystic ovarian syndrome....more about Ovarian cysts »

Symptoms of Ovarian cysts

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Ovarian cysts includes the 26 symptoms listed below:

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Ovarian cysts: Complications

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Ovarian Cysts: NWHIC (Excerpt)

Most cysts are small and do not cause symptoms. Some cysts might cause a dull ache in the abdomen because they are twisted, bleeding, or have burst; others might cause pain during sexual intercourse. (Source: excerpt from Ovarian Cysts: NWHIC)

Ovarian Cysts: NWHIC (Excerpt)

Many women may have functional cysts or benign cystic tumors without having any symptoms. Sometimes, though, a cyst will swell large enough to cause pressure or pain in the abdomen. The cysts also may put pressure on the urinary tract and cause problems with urine flow. Some women may have pain during sexual intercourse. Although it is rare, it is possible for a very large cyst to become twisted, stopping its own supply of blood. This can cause nausea, fever, and severe abdominal pain. In women with endometriosis, ovarian cysts can cause the commonly felt symptoms of pelvic pain, painful menstrual periods, abnormal bleeding and painful sexual intercourse. (Source: excerpt from Ovarian Cysts: NWHIC)

Ovarian cysts as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions

When considering symptoms of Ovarian cysts, it is also important to consider Ovarian cysts as a possible cause of other medical conditions. The Disease Database lists the following medical conditions that Ovarian cysts may cause:

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Ovarian cysts. This signs and symptoms information for Ovarian cysts has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Ovarian cysts signs or Ovarian cysts symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Ovarian cysts may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Ovarian cysts symptoms.


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