In most cases, a cyst is a benign mass that resolves by itself within 1-3 months. Many women do not even notice this process.
It happens that a cyst begins to grow or a cyst becomes a lot and they do not dissolve on their own. This is a pathology that needs to be treated.
Pain occurs in the lower abdomen, on the right or on the left, depending on which ovary the cyst is in. The pain does not disappear during the cycle and may recede after taking antispasmodics.
If it sharply intensifies, consult a doctor or call an ambulance: this is a symptom of a ruptured cyst or torsion of the ovary.
Pain during sex
When cysts become large, they can hang in the cervix or in an area close to it. Therefore, deep penetration becomes uncomfortable.
A growing cyst can press on the bladder, causing a feeling of fullness. When you often run to the toilet, as with cystitis, but you do not have pain when urinating, you need to do an ultrasound of the ovaries.
The ovaries synthesize and deliver sex hormones into the bloodstream – estrogens, progestogens (progesterone) and androgens (testosterone). Therefore, any problems with this organ affect the hormonal background. Cysts lead either to more frequent ovulation, or to its absence, as a result of which bleeding becomes irregular. Even a one-time uncharacteristic failure in the cycle is an occasion to go to the gynecologist.