The majority of ovarian cysts don’t cause any signs or symptoms – which is one of the main reasons it is so important to receive a routine checkup from your OB-GYN. However, in some cases – depending on the severity, number, and type you have – indicators of ovarian cysts can include:
- Abdominal pain
- Abdominal bloating
- Lower back ache
- Weight gain
- Nausea or vomiting
- Loss of appetite
- Painful or frequent urination
- Painful menstruation
- Abnormal bleeding
Even if a patient has a milder ovarian cyst – with or without symptoms – it can still result in a problem if the cyst twists, breaks or bleeds. Because of these risks, it’s crucial to return to the office periodically (typically in three months) so that the OB-GYN can check on the status of the cyst.
If you think you might have an ovarian cyst, call 973-669-5711 to schedule an appointment with our dedicated staff at Women First Health Center today.