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Ovarian Cysts (cont.)

Ovarian Cysts Symptoms

Usually ovarian cysts do not produce symptoms and are found during a routine physical exam or are seen by chance on an ultrasound performed for other reasons. However, symptoms can be present, especially with large cysts. The following symptoms may be present:

  • Lower abdominal or pelvic pain, which may start and stop and may be severe, sudden, and sharp
  • Irregular menstrual periods
  • Feeling of lower abdominal or pelvic pressure or fullness
  • Long-term pelvic pain during menstrual period that may also be felt in the lower back
  • Pelvic pain after strenuous exercise or sexual intercourse
  • Pain or pressure with urination or bowel movements
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Vaginal pain or spotty bleeding from the vagina
  • Infertility

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An ovarian cyst is a sac filled with liquid or semi-liquid material arising in an ovary.

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