Health Alert- Women's Health Ovarian Cancer, Cysts and menopause awareness

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An ovarian cyst is a fluid-filled sac within the ovary. Often they cause no symptoms. Occasionally they may produce bloating, lower abdominal pain, or lower back pain. The majority of cysts are harmless. If the cyst either breaks open or causes twisting of the ovary, it may cause severe pain. This may result in vomiting or feeling faint. Some or all of the following symptoms may be present, though it is possible not to experience any symptoms: Abdominal pain. Dull aching pain within the abdomen or pelvis, especially during intercourse.Uterine bleeding. Pain during or shortly after beginning or end of menstrual period; irregular periods, or abnormal uterine bleeding or spotting., Fullness, heaviness, pressure, swelling, or bloating in the abdomen.When a cyst ruptures from the ovary, there may be sudden and sharp pain in the lower abdomen on one side.Change in frequency or ease of urination (such as inability to fully empty the bladder), or difficulty with bowel movements due to pressure on adjacent pelvic anatomy. Constitutional symptoms such as fatigue, headachesNausea or vomiting. Weight gain Other symptoms may depend on the cause of the cysts: Symptoms that may occur if the cause of the cysts is polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) may include increased facial hair or body hair, acne, obesity and infertility.If the cause is endometriosis, then periods may be heavy, and intercourse painful. The effect of cysts not related to PCOS on fertility is unclear

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