Do ovarian cysts cause pain?

Dr. Deepti Gupta

Laparoscopic Surgeon
Ovarian pain is either chronic or acute. The former begins gradually and lasts more than several months. Acute ovarian pain, on the other hand, starts suddenly and gradually diminishes after a short period. Sometimes, the pain is continuous; in other cases, it comes and goes. Some women experience pain that’s so mild it’s hardly noticeable, while others experience such severe pain that it hampers their regular lifestyle. Certain activities, like urination or exercise, often make it worse. Doctors diagnose ovarian pain in different ways, mostly based on the suspected cause. The doctor goes through the patient’s medical history, conducts a physical examination, and makes inquires about the pain. The questions include the location of the pain, when it started, the frequency, how it feels, and whether the pain makes it hard for the patient to conduct everyday activities. Diagnostic imaging tests, like ultrasound, are used to discover the cause of the pain. A cyst that is large is capable of causing a sharp pain or dull ache in the pelvic region if it ruptures. They are also responsible for irregular menstrual periods and painful bowel movements. In some cases, women may also experience pain at the time of intercourse. Ovarian cysts are not always painful, but in certain circumstances, you might experience painful symptoms. Consult a doctor regarding the proper course of treatment and get relief.
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