Ovarian Cyst

Ovarian Cyst

When to See a Doctor

The following symptoms are considered a medical emergency and you should seek medical help immediately:

  • Sudden, severe abdominal pain
  • Pain with fever and vomiting
  • Faintness, dizziness, or weakness
  • Rapid breathing

If you have a cyst, these symptoms may reflect a ruptured cyst. Once in a while, a large, ruptured cyst causes heavy bleeding.

Medical Exams

If you are experiencing symptoms of ovarian cysts, consult your doctor. Your doctor will do a pelvic exam to feel for any swelling on your ovary. If a cyst is located, your doctor will either watch and wait or obtain more tests to facilitate treatment plans.

Additional tests may include:

  • Ultrasound to locate the cyst and determine shape, size and consistency.
  • Pregnancy test to exclude pregnancy
  • Hormone level test
  • Blood test to rule out cancer