Painful Ovarian Cysts: The Symptoms and Risks


Cysts are nothing much but ‘sacs’ filled with fluids that form in the ovaries and look like small blisters. These cysts are usually harmless and do not generally require medical attention. These cysts are generally non-cancerous or benign in nature. However in some cases the cysts can turn cancerous, that is why tests are required to correctly diagnose the presence of ovarian cysts. But in most cases, cysts do not cause any pain or any problems unless the situation gets complicated.

Some of the cysts that do cause pain have discussed below in detail. These ovarian cysts can lead to some very painful situations.

Bulky ovarian cyst

Research has proven that cysts larger than 10 cm usually lead to pelvic pain unilaterally or bilaterally, i.e. affecting one side only or both sides of the lower abdomen. One of the most unusual things related to these kinds of cysts occurred a few years ago when a 37 old woman had to be operated upon as she complained of severe pain in the abdomen. The surgery revealed an abnormally large ovarian mucinous cystadenoma cyst that had turned into a tumor weighing 328 lbs or 149 kg. The tumor was pressing upon the bladder, and the woman was suffering from acute pain and also had problem relieving her.

Ruptured ovarian cysts

In some cases ovarian cysts rupture or burst and lead to bleeding. They also sometimes twist upon themselves and also cause the fallopian tube to get twisted and cause severe pain in the pelvic area. Sometimes in place of the severe acute pain that lasts for only a few minutes, the patient might have a dull throbbing pain that lasts for days at stretch. Sometimes this dull pain is mistaken as the abdominal pain related to their monthly cycle. But the acute pain is much more severe to be ignored. It can lead to a very painful situation and requires immediate medical intervention.

Ovarian cystic pain might be unilateral or bilateral

Since ovarian cysts are present on both sides of the abdomen, pain can occur in both sides. But in reality that happens very rarely. But if pain is felt on both sides at the same time then chances are that both the ovaries have got ovarian cysts. It can lead to lots of pain.

Ovarian cysts may cause pain after sex

Ovarian cysts can also cause pain after sexual activity. In medical terms it is called dyspareunia, the pain might occur during sexual intercourse or even after it is over and can even persist for quite some time after that.

Ovarian cysts might cause pain during the monthly cycle

The presence of ovarian cysts can lead to pelvic pain just before or after the menstrual period. The correct diagnosis is required to ascertain the true reason of the discomfort; it might also be caused due to painful bowel movement, which is another symptom of ovarian cysts. But pain just before or after the monthly period is one of the very common symptoms of ovarian cysts.

If you have a painful ovarian cyst then you surely need to seek medical attention as soon as possible. You should never neglect this situation as not only the pain is severe but also it can lead to complications later on. The best way to treat ovarian cysts is by adopting holistic remedies. Holistic remedies treat the body as a whole and target all the factors leading to the situation. Holistic remedies target the actual factors leading to this painful situation and not just the symptoms, and that is why holistic remedies are most effective in treating ovarian cysts. Holistic treatment makes sure that the ovarian cysts do not come back ever again. If you want to live a healthy life free of ovarian cysts then you should surely opt for the holistic remedies.

Mary Parker