Frequently Asked Questions
What is the main ovarian cyst symptoms?
Is it true that ovarian cyst symptoms are the same as pregnancy symptoms.
I’ve read some answers here saying that but I don’t think that’s true.
The number of women suffering from ovarian cyst has caused concern for other women everywhere. The alarming growth of incidents may indicate that no one is immune to this dreaded reproductive problem. In recent years, millions of women from all walks of life have experienced having ovarian cyst, and chances are you too might have one as well. So it is vital that you learn the ovarian cyst symptoms to detect the disease as quickly as possible.
First you have to remember that ovarian cyst symptoms are different depending on its type. An ovarian cyst could either be one of the following: functional cyst, polycystic ovaries, endometrial cysts, cytadenomas and dermoid cysts. The symptoms of each of these types are different because their growth is not the same.
It is hard to tell the cysts on ovaries symptoms in its early development, which is definitely a bad news to all the women. They might just mistake the symptoms as part of their menstrual period. But if the pain gets really excruciating, then it is definitely not the ordinary menstrual cramp, it could be ovarian cyst already.
Recurring back aches could also be signs of having ovarian cyst. If your back is constantly aching, you should see your doctor quick for an examination. Lower back pain could also be a signal that you have cyst on ovary.
If you notice tenderness in your breasts, it may also be one of the ovarian cyst symptoms. See your doctor at once if you notice clearly the obvious change in your breasts. Irregular menstrual period is also one of the symptoms of having this type of reproductive disease.
If you feel like you always want to vomit, then you might be suffering from this disease as well. Women who are still in their reproductive years may simply mistake it as being a sign of pregnancy. But they might already be suffering from ovarian cyst if the feeling of vomiting is frequent.
Pain during sex may also indicate that you have ovarian cyst. In case it would be your first time to experience pain during your intimate moments with hubby, then it should be a cause for concern. The growing cyst in your ovary is causing the pain.
Problem in bowel movement is another symptom of having ovarian cyst. Women should not ignore if they have frequent constipation as it may be one of the ovarian cyst symptoms. You might also be developing cyst on ovary if you feel a constant abdominal pain accompanied by pressure.
Visit your doctor at once for ovarian cyst treatment if you are suffering from any of the symptoms mentioned above. Although most of the symptoms are also connected with other reproductive problems, it is better to be safe than sorry.
What is the Treatment for Ovarian cyst?
my grandma having 6cm ovarian cyst what is the treatment? she is 70 years old. doctors told that she is weak surgery is impossible.
The treatment depends upon the size and type of the cyst, the women’s age and overall health, her future pregnancy plans and the symptoms that she is experiencing. The treatment options include:
Expectant – Where the cysts are small (< 8 cm) and appear functional, they can be observed for 2-3 months as many of them resolve.
Surgery – can be decided upon if the cyst does not disappear on its own or is causing severe pain or bleeding or if the cyst is of a type which requires surgery (Dermoid, Endometrial, Cystadenoma). Surgery can be through laparoscope or conventional (by an incision on the tummy), depending on the size & type of cyst patient profile and expertise of surgeon.
Treatment of Polycystic ovaries – This depends upon the requirement of the patient, her symptoms and profile. Weight reduction in an overweight patient constitutes the most important treatment. The other treatments can be hormonal for regularising the periods and for excessive facial hair as well as ovulation induction (aiding in producing an egg) in case of infertility.
Can an ovarian cyst cause me not to get pregnant?
I am 22 years old, My boyfriend and I want to get married and have a baby. I recently found out I have a large cyst on one of my ovaries. I have always had an irregular period, but it’s always come. Could the cyst be why I haven’t gotten pregnant yet??
Not if your other ovary is alright. Like numerous parts of the human anatomy … such as the brain, if one side fails … the other part/one takes on the work for the both of them. Therefore, it’s not necessarily true … that you would only ovulate every other month. You can, and may, ovulate each and every month.
I tried to conceive for 10 years. I had a tipped uterus, as well as my uterus being “spongy” and twice it’s normal size. I had pelvic adhesions, which had twisted my fallopian tubes around … and bound them to my bowel. I also had cysts on both of my ovaries … the one on my right ovary turned out to be a dermoid cyst … which had burst and hemorrhaged, so my OB/GYN had to remove it.
Now … going by all of this, you wouldn’t think it was possible for a pregnancy to occur right? Wrong … my period was late one month, so I did a HPT … I couldn’t believe my eyes!! I gave birth to a very healthy 8lb 5 oz baby boy. Now, wait a minute … not done yet … lol. After his birth the doc gave me birth control pills, and after reading the possible side effects … I chickened-out and didn’t take them. Well … ONE month later … PREGNANT again!! I gave birth to a beautiful 7lb 11oz baby boy. My sons are not quite a year apart … in fact, they’re the same age for 9 days.
So, as you can see … you’re soooo still able to get pregnant. Don’t fret … just go with the flow, and when the time is right … you will be a mommy.
I know how you feel hun, and I wish you all the best ……
BTW: Welcome to Y!A !!
what is an ovarian cyst, how is it seen, can you feel it, and what re the symptons?
I have a small ovarian cyst on my right ovary. When i went to the doctors they didn’t give me much info.
Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs that develop on the ovaries, the female reproductive organs that produce eggs. Women can develop ovarian cysts as a normal part of their menstrual cycle as the ovaries prepare eggs to release into the fallopian tubes. While many of these cysts are completely benign (not harmful to health), some ovarian cysts can be malignant, meaning they pose a danger to health
Types of Ovarian Cysts
Ovarian cysts can develop for a number of reasons and range from being completely harmless to life threatening. Here is an outline of the various types of ovarian cysts:
cystadenomas: cysts that develop on the outside of the ovary, causing pain if they are particularly large
dermoid cysts: cysts that can also grow hair, teeth and a variety of other tissues, causing pain if they are particularly large
functional cysts: cysts filled with eggs that develop during menstruation and disappear once the eggs are released
endometriomas: cysts that grow in or outside of the uterus, causing pain if they are particularly large
polycystic ovaries: cysts filled with eggs that aren’t released and, instead, continue to grow.
Symptoms of Ovarian Cysts
The type of ovarian cyst you have will determine the symptoms you experience. However, some cases of ovarian cysts are asymptomatic, meaning the cysts exist without causing any noticeable symptoms. In general, the following are common symptoms associated with the presence of ovarian cysts:
achiness in the in the back (especially the lower back) and upper legs
irregular menstrual cycles
nausea and/or vomiting
pressure and/or pain in the abdomen
pressure and/or pain on the bladder and/or rectum
problems passing urine
Keep in mind that the above symptoms of ovarian cysts are fairly generic and may also be associated with the presence of other conditions, such as endometriosis, ectopic pregnancy or pelvic inflammatory disease. As a result, seeing a doctor is important for an official diagnosis of ovarian cysts.
In more serious cases when the ovarian cysts are particularly harmful to your health, symptoms include:
dizziness or light-headedness
severe abdominal pain
shortness of breath and/or rapid breathing
If you start experiencing any of the above symptoms, seek immediate medical attention.
Can you wanna be pregnant so badly you have the syptoms?
I just recently had my last Depo shot in April of 2006. Me and my husband want a baby so badly.
It started a couple weeks ago, but my stomach feels like it has a knot in it when I lay belly down, and I have been going to bed around 10-11pm and I just can’t get myself outta bed till around noon or so. I usually get up around 8-9am. I took a home pregnancy test last week and it was negative.
I have heard that if you want to be pregnant really badly, that your body makes the changes as if you were.
Is this true or is it just a tale?
It doesn’t hurt when I lay on my belly, I just feel sick when I lay on my belly, and believe me, I’m the kinda person that sleeps best on my belly.
This sounds like the situation that I was in about a year ago. I had one shot (April ’05)… when my next shot was due… I didn’t go to get it after all the bad stories that I have heard about it. I felt a little bit of pressure around my lower abdomen on both sides when I slept on my belly… I went to the doctor (I was also pregnant… I’m guessing a faulty dose or something… anywayz…) it turned out that I had an ovarian cyst. When I lost the babies about 4 months into the pregnancy… they did a scan. The cysts did not look like normal cysts (women develop cysts around the time they have their period… in most cases go away on their own… or if they do stay there… some are harmless not all… anywayz…). They then sent me to get an MRI done… and it turned out that I had dermoid cysts… and at that point in time… they went from feeling like small pressure on my sides when I lay down… to terrible pain… felt like I was paralized at certain points. So… I got them removed back in Feb. 06 before they got any worse. To this day… I still think that it was the depo shot that gave me the cysts… and the doctor said that it may or may have not been the shot. I would honestly get it checked out… before you waive it off and it might actually be something. Call your doctor and let him/her know. Schedule and appt. Anywayz… if you want so bad to be pregnant… then yes you can get the symtpoms. I know of a girl who said that she was pregnant… she got the morning sickness… the tiredness… the belly… the whole 9 yards. 9 months came… she was still pregnant… 10 months… still pregnant… 11 months… she said that she lost the baby. But get this… she was still a VIRGIN!!! Her parents abused her and neglected her… and she wanted someone to love her so bad… so in her mind… she thought that she was pregnant… though she wasn’t. I hope all of this helps. Good luck!!