Ovarian cysts are solid or fluid-filled pockets in or on your ovary. They’re common, especially in women who are pregnant or who haven’t gone through menopause yet. Most of the time, they’re painless and harmless. You might get one every month as part of your menstrual cycle and never know it. They usually go away on their own without treatment.
A cyst becomes a problem when it doesn’t go away or gets bigger. It can become painful. There’s also the possibility of cancer, but it’s rare. The chances go up as you get older
Ovarian Cyst Symptoms Most ovarian cysts are small and don’t cause any problems. When there are symptoms, you might have pressure, bloating, swelling, or pain in one side of your lower belly. This pain may be sharp or dull, and it can come and go
Sometimes, a cyst needs emergency attention. See your doctor right away if you have: 1. Sudden, severe belly pain 2. Pain with fever and throwing up 3. Dizziness, weakness, or feeling faint 4. Fast breathing. These things could mean your cyst has caused the ovary to twist