Is there any correlation between the size of your cyst and the type/amount of symptoms you experience? I ask because from all that I've read on here and everywhere else, many here seem to have bigger cysts than myself (as of last U/S, my cyst was 1.9cm). Now it could have grown in the last few months, but I won't know for sure until my next U/S in December. After 2 U/S the cysts has stayed the same.
Mine was also small.. I only had the pain in one ovary that sometimes radiated to the back . If it is really large, of course it would be pressing on some other organs causing a lot more pain than I experienced. I would guess also that it would depend on the location...
I have a 7cm ovarian cyst and didn't even know it. It was an accidental finding on a CT scan for something else. The only "symptom" I have is frequent urination because it's pressing on my bladder. So i guess everyone's bodies are different!
I'm new to this forum. I just found it today and I'm so glad I did. I too just recently found out I have a small ovarian cyst which was discovered on a spiral abdominal & pelvic CT scan. I would never have known I have it. I had gone to my urologist because I thought I had a UTI (I didn't) and he ordered the spiral CT scans. The newer spiral CT scan machines show EVERYTHING and my report came back that the scans were fine except for a "SMALL ovarian cyst" which appears to not be a solid mass. They didn't tell me the size of the cyst. The uro's nurse said these are common and many women walk around with them. I have no other symptoms, except like you I do have frequent urination. I feel fine, have no pain or pressure and my only complaint is the frequent urination, although I'm on a high fiber diet and drink 80 ounces of water a day, so I'd expect to have frequent urination.
I'm trying to decide whether to leave the cyst alone since it's not bothering me and since everything else on the CT scan appeared clean.
I had a 10 cm cyst and had no pain. I did have some sluggish bowels but thought that was just old age. :-) Also had some bloating but thought that was related to my not-so-perfect heart. That was the reason I even mentioned it to my doctor at my routine visit. She skipped over the heart business and sent me in for a trans-vaginal ultrasound. Yuck. But there it was - a fat old cyst. Mostly I felt like I was carrying something around in my left pocket all the time.
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