What are the symptoms of ovarian cysts?

Many women have ovarian cysts without having any symptoms. Sometimes, though, a cyst will cause these problems:

  • pressure, fullness, or pain in the abdomen
  • dull ache in the lower back and thighs
  • problems passing urine completely
  • pain during sexual intercourse
  • weight gain
  • painful menstrual periods and abnormal bleeding
  • nausea or vomiting
  • breast tenderness

If you have these symptoms, get help right away:

  • pain with fever and vomiting
  • sudden, severe abdominal pain
  • faintness, dizziness, or weakness
  • rapid breathing

Ovarian Cysts Questions

Information is provided by:  The National Women's Health Information Center which is Sponsored by the Office on Women's Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services