Early detection makes treatment of ovarian cysts easier. For this reason, it is important that you see a doctor as soon as you notice any of the common symptoms of ovarian cysts. Symptoms like lack of appetite, occasional mild abdominal pains, changes in your menstrual cycle and an increase in the need to urinate; are reliable tell-tale signs of the presence of ovarian cysts in your ovaries and once they start to show, you should consider a medical check up.
There are however symptoms that give you no option. Ones which when they start to show are a sign of serious ovarian cysts complications. And which if ignored, however small the period, can lead to fatalities. With these symptoms, it’s not just advisable that you see a doctor. It’s a must. And more importantly, you need to do so immediately.
This is because these ovarian cysts symptoms are a sign that something has gone horribly wrong. That the cyst in your ovaries has ruptured, has twisted or has led to a complication that is having an unbearable effect on the functioning of your body. These are symptoms of ovarian cysts that fall under the you-need-to-see-a-doctor-right-now category and they shouldn’t be ignored. Not even for a second.
Ovarian cyst rupture is a serious complication mainly because of the effect that the rupture can have on the ovaries. And given that the fluid that is released after the rupture can cause infections of the female reproductive system, it is one ovarian cyst complication that should never be ignored. (There is also the loss of blood that the cyst burst can cause).
As for twisting of the ovarian cyst, a potentially fatal complication that restricts blood flow to the ovaries, it can lead to death of ovarian tissues. And if that happens, it will not only impact your fertility but the presence of dead ovaries in your body may lead to unimaginable complications.
Mayo Clinic lists the following 7 symptoms as reliable signs that things with the cysts in your ovaries have gotten out of control.
1.Severe sharp pain
The pain may be continuous or intermittent and is usually a symptom of a serious complication. It may a sign of ovarian cyst rupture or ovarian torsion. It may also be a sign that the cyst in your ovaries has become so large that it is seriously pressing against the nerves in your ovaries and those in surrounding tissues and organs.
It’s a symptom that is indicative of a serious complication. More likely a sign of an ovarian cyst induced infection.
If you start feeling dizzy, especially if the dizziness comes with extreme abdominal or back pain, you need to see a doctor immediately. It may be a sign that you have lost a lot of blood because of an ovarian cyst complication. Or that you have an infection.
In this case, this symptom arose because the cyst had grown so large that it had pressed against the woman’s diaphragm. If you are experiencing this symptom, it may therefore be as a result of having an abnormally sized cyst that needs to be removed. Or you may be experiencing the effects of a serious ovarian cyst complication.
5.Nausea and vomiting
Especially when it is accompanied with excruciating pain or any of the above symptoms
This happens when infections, likely caused by a cyst burst, get out of control. By the time shock sets in, you are already swimming in super-dangerous waters.
7.Cold, clammy skin