Ovarian Cyst Symptoms Diagnosed at Mercy's Ovarian Cancer Institute

Ovarian Cancer Institute at Mercy - Baltimore

Ovarian Cyst Symptoms

Most ovarian cysts are harmless and do not cause any symptoms. Larger ovarian cyst symptoms may include:

  • Changes in normal menstrual bleeding
  • Pelvic pain or dull back ache
  • Pain during periods
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Pain during bowel movements
  • Fullness or bloating in the lower belly

Ovarian Cyst Diagnosis

Ovarian cysts can be detected during a pelvic exam. Additional testing may be conducted to diagnose the type of cyst, severity and composition. Tests for ovarian cysts may include:

  • Pregnancy test – to help determine the type of ovarian cyst
  • Pelvic ultrasound – to determine location and composition of the ovarian cyst
  • Blood test – to determine if the ovarian cyst may be cancer
  • Laparoscopy – to diagnose and remove an ovarian cyst


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