Some women have absolutely no symptoms at all from an ovarian cyst. But, some women will have some or all of the following signs and symptoms:
* Dull aching, or severe, sudden, and sharp pain or discomfort in the lower abdomen (one or both sides), pelvis, vagina, lower back, or thighs; pain may be constant or intermittent—this is the most common symptom
* Fullness, heaviness, pressure, swelling, or bloating in the abdomen
* Breast tenderness
* Pain during or shortly after beginning or end of menstrual period.
* Irregular periods, or abnormal uterine bleeding or spotting
* 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
* Weight gain
* Nausea or vomiting
* Increased level of hair growth
* Increased facial hair or body hair
* Strange pains in ribs, which feel muscular
* Strange nodules that feel like bruises under the layer of skin
If you feel that you may have ovarian cysts, you should see your gynecologist for an evaluation.