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Facts About Ovarian Cysts

Last weekend, in the Dear Sugar Needs Your Help post called Sex Hurts! What Can I Do?, a few of the comments mentioned that her pain could be caused by ovarian cysts.

While it's true that a cyst could be the cause of pain during or after sex, I don't want anyone thinking they have an ovarian cyst just because sex hurts. As with any concerns or ailments, seeing a doctor is the best approach.

It is good to know about ovarian cysts and their symptoms, so take this quiz and see what you know.


Facts About Ovarian Cysts

How big is the average size of a normal ovary?

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MsWalton MsWalton 9 years
This quiz really hit home...good job!!
danig danig 9 years
ha! if I had read each question properly I would have gotten 5 of 5! speed reading = low score
Vampyre Vampyre 9 years
I had an ovarian cyst. Lost my right ovary to it. For years I'd been telling doctors about all these problems I had, all they ever did was stick me on the pill. No pelvic exam, no ultrasound, no blood test. Nothing. It wasn't until I demanded a referral to a gyno that my doctor said, well, you have to have all these tests first. Turned out I had a cyst bigger than an egg on my right ovary. The surgery also found a small cyst on my left ovary. If the doctors had listened to me earlier I might have kept my right ovary. I'm on the pill to suppress the cyst on my left ovary. Moral of the story, if you know something is wrong, ask your doctor to do the tests. They don't always know best.
JessNess JessNess 9 years
I knew this girl in high school who had an ovarian cyst and it exploded while she was driving to work. She ended up having a hysterectomy at the age of 16
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 9 years
I had a friend who had chronic cysts on her ovaries. She'd have ruptures about twice a year. One cyst was so big that the rupture twisted her ovary. She was in a wheelchair for 2 months and couldn't take her final exams until she got better.
Yay! I aced that! My cousin had ovarian cysts removed when she was 18, one being the size of a softball. She's only 22, and can never have children now, because the cysts kept coming back, and she had to have one of her ovaries removed.
Marci Marci 9 years
I have a history of ovarian cysts, the largest one rupturing and being the size of an orange, so I would've been a little surprised if I hadn't gotten them all right.
Martini-Rossi Martini-Rossi 9 years
5/5 Sweet! I've been hearing alot about Ovarian Cysts, unfortunately it very common.
OhMyShannon OhMyShannon 9 years
Ovarian cysts are no big deal as long as they are functional cysts. These form during every menstrual cycle and go away on their own. However, if you suspect that you have a cysts I would advise you to see your gyno and have an ultrasound done. I had a dermoid cyst in my left ovary and it had to be removed. It became extremely painful because I let it go for so long. Bad idea.
kimsaks86 kimsaks86 9 years
I actually responded to that post and I mentioned "interstitial cystits" which is not ovarian cysts, but rather a bladder condition. I just wanted to clarify that.
rb24 rb24 9 years
I have had severe ovarian cysts since i was 16. Birth control has helped alot. Every couple years I have to change the type since my body seems to adapt. The sonogram isnt horrible. The internal sonogram is really uncomfterble
foxytnns foxytnns 9 years
5/5 Yay!
Adrianne Adrianne 9 years
:hug: Cheshire4ever.
Adrianne Adrianne 9 years
4 out of 5 right. I knew this stuff...I've had one.
Hootie Hootie 9 years
(Ovary) Sorry about the typo.
Hootie Hootie 9 years
I have a cyst on my left oavry right now. It scares me... It's 4.3cm... :(
catchawhale catchawhale 9 years
I had an ovarian cyst when I was 17. It was the size of a grapefruit and weighed 3 pounds.
Liss1 Liss1 9 years
I agree with Hotstuff. Believe me those ultrasounds are not pleasant! I have endometriosis and the doctor also thought i had cysts so i have had three of these :(
totonlaura totonlaura 9 years
3/5 not to bad..
BlairBear BlairBear 9 years
My sis-in-law just had surgery to remove two lemon size cysts. Only reason I knew some of these. Thanks Kristan.
hotstuff hotstuff 9 years
Pain during sex is more likely a sign of endometriosis NOT cysts. Many women have cysts that come and go especially around your menstral cycle. The cysts can get very large even up to 10cm or more and rupture. Even small cysts that rupture can cause pain. Your best bet is to get an ultrasound where you will drink 32oz of water 1 hr prior and you can know if you have a cyst or not!!!
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
this is very interesting. i had no idea about these, nor would i have ever thought about them!
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