What are the symptoms of ovarian cysts?

Dr. Deepti Gupta

Laparoscopic Surgeon
Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled pockets or sacs in the surface or inside the ovary. Women develop ovarian cysts at some point in their life, and most of the time, they hardly cause any harm or discomfort. In fact, they disappear without any treatment within some months. Unfortunately, some ovarian cysts – especially the ones that have ruptured – lead to problematic symptoms in a woman’s body. To care for your health, women need to get frequent pelvic examinations and recognize all the symptoms that indicate a probable serious health issue. Most of the time, ovarian cysts do not cause any symptoms and slowly go away by themselves. But if the ovarian cyst is large, it could lead to complications like: • Bloating • Heaviness or fullness in the abdomen • Pelvic pain, which occurs as a sharp or dull ache in the lower part of your abdomen on the side of the cyst If you have any one of the following symptoms, you need to seek immediate medical attention from a doctor: • Pain with vomiting or fever • Severe and sudden pelvic or abdominal pain If you experience any of these signs and symptoms or those of shock, including rapid breathing, weakness or lightheadedness, back pain, and cold, clammy skin, consult a doctor for the correct treatment at once.
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