The ovaries are an important part of the female reproductive system. They are typically walls that are located below the abdomen on both sides of the uterus. The hormones estrogen and progesterone are produced by the ovaries; the ovaries also produce eggs. An ovarian cyst is a high possibility among women; it is typically a fluid-filled sac. Most of the women develop at least one ovarian cyst in their entire lifetime. Ovarian cyst symptoms can be quite vivid, although in most cases these cysts are not painful.
In most cases, ovarian cysts do not have any symptoms. However, in some cases, there can be some symptoms if the cyst grows bigger in size. Here are some symptoms:
- Abdominal bloating: The cyst forms in the walls of your ovaries and can usually lead to your abdominal bloating or swelling, and can cause a little pain. This bloating is similar to the bloating during menstruation.
- Painful bowel movements: The bowel is a part of the intestine and can suffer from pain when you develop an ovarian cyst. When the bowel moves, you might witness a strain on your vagina due to the cyst.
- Pelvic pain: The pelvic pain is one of the most common symptoms of an ovarian cyst. The pain can be at its peak before or during the menstrual cycle.
- Painful intercourse: If you indulge in sexual intercourse while having an ovarian cyst, it can cause some pain to you around your ovaries, as you encounter pelvic thrust during the intercourse.
- Pain in lower back or thighs: If you are someone who witnesses heavy cramps in their stomach and thighs during menstruation, then you are prone to face the pain even when you encounter ovarian cysts. This is a common ovarian cyst symptom as most women witness pain while menstruating.
- Nausea and vomiting: If your cyst stays for a long period, then it could cause trouble to your digestive system. This could lead to nausea and vomiting.
- Fever: A fever is a rise in the temperature of your body, this is usually when your immune system is fighting some bacteria or disease. Just like nausea, a prolonged stay for your cyst can also lead to a fever, which usually subsides in a day or two with the right medication.
- Rapid breathing: If you encounter rapid breathing, dizziness, faintness or a feeling of being light headed, you must consult a doctor at the earliest and, possibly, get your blood pressure tested.