Ovarian cysts are common – most common are functional ovarian cysts which appear and disappear during menstrual cycles. Sometimes women could have ovarian cyst which does not depend on hormones and appears to be ovarian tumor which should be removed in most cases. Ovarian cyst is fluid-filled sac that usually forms in one ovary. Ovarian cyst symptoms can be severe and need immediate medical care.
Sometimes ovarian cyst does not produce symptoms – it could be found during routine physical exams. But in many cases ovarian cyst symptoms are obvious – especially if woman has large cyst or ruptured cyst or twisted cyst.
Main ovarian cyst symptoms
In most cases ovarian cyst symptoms appear as the cyst grows. Main ovarian cyst symptoms can be noted during large cysts. Very specific ovarian cyst symptoms appear if they twist, bleed or rupture.
Ruptured ovarian cyst usually causes severe sharp pain that comes on suddenly – commonly occurs in the middle of menstrual cycle and often happens following sexual intercourse or intensive physical activities.
Severe ovarian cyst symptoms that require immediate medical care
Severe and/or sharp pelvic pain,
Faintness and/or dizziness,
Rapid breathing without any visible reason.
Above mentioned four symptoms can indicate cyst rupture or tumor torsion – both complications can have serious consequences if not treated urgently.
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Disclaimer: It is strongly recommended to consult your doctor for professional advice. Above mentioned information and recommendations are just general and should be adapted to each person according to personal health indicators and status.