Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs that grow inside an ovary. They can affect women of all ages and most are small and benign and do not cause problems or pain. Usually most ovarian cysts go unnoticed and go away spontaneously. In some cases the cysts can grow large, and cause pain. Depending on the reason for the cyst, the pain can be at ovulation time, menstruation, during sex or related to bowel movements.
It may be constant or intermittent; appear suddenly or gradually.Other symptoms of ovarian cysts may include:
Pressure or fullness in the abdomen
Irregular periods or bleeding between periods
Dull ache in the lower back and thighs
Nausea or vomiting
Diagnosis of Ovarian Cysts
Because most ovarian cysts cause no symptoms and go away on their own, they are usually found during a routine pelvic exam. Dr Barak performs pelvic scan routinely in his rooms.