Ovary pain is certainly not something that you will hear woman will say they look forward to…by any means! However, it is one of the symptoms of ovarian cyst, and…believe it, or not…it could actually help keep a woman from getting the most serious consequence of a cyst…cancer of the ovaries.
Symptoms of a cystic ovary can be very vague, and without pain from a cyst, a patient could easily be misdiagnosed. The majority of the symptoms could resemble many common illnesses, so women need to pay attention to changes in their bodies.
Ovarian cysts are very common in women of childbearing age. They are usually ‘just watched’ for one to three months to see if they disappear. Or, a doctor might prescribe oral contraceptives in an attempt to shrink the cyst.
Post menopausal ovarian cysts however, could be cause for alarm. A surgeon will likely schedule a procedure to remove a part of the cyst, and have it biopsied to make sure that it is not malignant. If it is cancer, ovary removal is necessary.
Even though ovary pain is a big indicator that a potential health problem exists, some times a doctor will dismiss it…and that could be life threatening to a woman.
Some of the additional symptoms of ovarian cyst may be…
- abnormal bleeding
- nausea or vomiting
- breast tenderness
- dull ache in lower back
- weight gain
- pain during sex
- more painful than usual periods
If ovary pain is experienced along with one or more symptom for longer than four or five weeks… a second opinion should be sought.
When women know how to recognize changes within their own bodies, they will become aware of the symptoms of ovarian cyst should they appear, and…that just may save their life!