Ovarian Cysts: Symptoms & Treatment

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Cysts are fluid-filled sacs that form in or on the ovaries.



  • Hormonal problems
  • Endometriosis
  • Pregnancy
  • Pelvic infections



  • Lower abdominal pressure, bloating, swelling or pain
  • Sudden and severe pain following a rupture
  • Pain, as well as nausea and vomiting, if a cyst causes ovary twisting
  • Pelvic pain
  • Dull lower back and thigh aches
  • Difficult bladder or bowel emptying
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Unexplained weight gain
  • Pain during your period
  • Unusual vaginal bleeding
  • Breast tenderness
  • Frequent need to urinate



  • Pelvic exam
  • Ultrasound



  • Pain medications
  • Hormonal birth control
  • Surgery 

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