What Are The Symptoms of Ovarian Cyst?

Ovarian cysts can vary in size and may not always cause noticeable symptoms. When symptoms do occur, they can include:

  • Pelvic pain: Dull aching or sharp pain in the lower abdomen on the side of the cyst.
  • Bloating or abdominal swelling: A feeling of fullness or pressure in the abdomen.
  • Changes in menstrual cycle: Irregular periods or changes in menstrual flow.
  • Pain during intercourse: Discomfort or pain during sexual activity.
  • Painful bowel movements or urinary symptoms: If the cyst presses on the bladder or rectum.
  • Nausea or vomiting: In cases of a cyst causing twisting of the ovary (torsion) or rupture.
  • Feeling full quickly when eating: If a cyst is large enough to affect the stomach.

Keep in mind that many ovarian cysts are benign and resolve on their own without causing symptoms. However, if you experience persistent or severe symptoms, it’s important to consult a healthcare provider for proper evaluation and treatment.