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Ovarian Cysts (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care

A health care professional should be contacted if the following symptoms occur:

  • Fever
  • Abnormal pain or tenderness in the abdominal or pelvic area
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Weakness, dizziness, or fainting
  • Pallor or anemia (possibly from loss of blood)
  • Abnormally heavy or irregular menstruation
  • Abdominal swelling or unusual increased abdominal girth
  • Abdominal pain if blood thinners such as warfarin (Coumadin) are taken
  • Increased facial hair similar to a male pattern
  • High or low blood pressure unrelated to medications
  • Excessive thirst or urination
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • A noticeable abdominal or pelvic mass

A woman with the following symptoms should go immediately to a hospital's emergency department:

  • Weakness, dizziness, or feeling faint, especially from standing
  • Fainting
  • Persistent fever
  • Severe lower abdominal or pelvic pain
  • High or low blood pressure unrelated to medications
  • Excessive thirst or urination
  • Unexplained shoulder pain combined with abdominal pain
  • Persistent nausea and vomiting

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