10 Warning signs of Ovarian Cyst

Many women develop ovarian cysts at some point in their lives. These cysts typically form during ovulation, which is the time during your monthly cycle when one of your ovaries releases an egg.

Ovarian cysts sometimes cause pain and other symptoms and sometimes they don’t cause any symptoms.  Often cysts form and then go away on their own. Although most ovarian cysts are non-Cancerous, in some cases cysts are a sign of ovarian cancer.

10 Warning signs of ovarian cysts are:

  1. Pelvic Pain –  Pelvic pain is one of the most common signs of an ovarian cyst. The pain may be dull like menstrual cramps or it can be sharp.
  2. Nausea and Vomiting –  Nausea and vomiting may sometimes occur when an ovarian cyst causes one of your ovaries to become twisted.
  3. Infertility –  Most Ovarian cysts are harmless and cause few to no symptoms, severe situations may cause fertility issues. Ovarian cysts are extremely common in women with PCOS and can make getting pregnant difficult.
  4. Bloating – Like many women, you may experience bloating during your period, but watch for unusual bloating that can result when an ovarian cyst grows larger.
  5. Pain During Sex – Ovarian cysts can occasionally result in pain or discomfort during sex.
  6. Changes in Bowel Movement – In some cases ovarian cysts can cause changes in urination and bowel movements.
  7. Fever- If an ovarian cyst becomes infected, you may develop a fever.
  8. Bleeding – Ovarian Cysts can sometimes cause bleeding.
  9. Pain –  Pain from ovarian cysts can travel beyond the pelvic area to your low back or even your thighs. 
  10. Unexplained Weight Gain – In rare cases, ovarian cysts can grow surprisingly large

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