Ovarian cysts are fluid or tissue filled sacs that are seen in in the ovary. Most of them are benign and they appear and disappear and most of the time to not need any control. But a portion of the women who experience these cysts find that in their cases the cysts do not go away on their own and they can become cancerous or can cause other problems.
There are some signs which will help you to find out if you are suffering from ovarian cysts.
Pelvic pain that doesn't go away
If you are suffering from a pelvic pain that doesn't go away, it can be a sign of ovarian cyst problem. The pain generally happens in the lower right or left side of the lower pelvis. This is the location where your ovaries are situated. This is the most common symptom of this problem. You may generally feel it when you exercise and during sexual intercourse. But the pain will be constant in that specific area and it will be there even after your menstrual cycle. Sometimes the pain can be severe and you may need to see a doctor.
You feel like having to pee all the time
If you suffer from ovarian cyst, you may feel an urge to pee all the time. It happens when the cyst push against your bladder. On the other hand, some women may feel that they need to go pee but it's harder for them to go. This happens because of a blockage caused by the cyst.
Pain during sex
During sex you may feel pain on one side if you are suffering from ovarian cyst. Sometimes when the cyst becomes big it can fall behind the uterus and if that happens it can sit right by your cervix. If that is the case, you will feel pain during sex. If this is the case, you should immediately talk to your gynaecologist.
Back or leg pain
If somehow a cyst becomes too large, it can result in back or leg pain. This happens if that cyst compresses the nerves running along the back of your pelvis. If you have sciatica like pain at your back or leg, and a doctor is not able to figure out what is causing the pain, then it may be because of ovarian cyst.
You constantly feel full or stuffed up
This is another sure sign that you are suffering from ovarian cyst. They can cause a feeling of having this in the abdomen. Since it is a mass and it is also occupying some space, it will exert some pressure and that may make you feel full or stuffed up. Generally the sensation will be only on one side but if you have cysts in both ovaries then you may feel that fullness on both the sides. If you are not suffering from constipation but even after that you are feeling full for 2 to 3 weeks, it is better to look for ovarian cyst problem.
You are suffering from belly bloat
Swelling can be common and can because by other problems as well but if the size is too much, it can be because of ovarian cyst. Generally the size of such cysts stay under 10 cm but some of them can grow very big, like the size of a watermelon and that can cause swelling.