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6 Ways Ovarian Cysts Can Completely Ruin Your Sex Life

Normally, they don’t cause any symptoms. But when they do, they can be downright brutal. They can mess with your lifestyle. Your mood. Your self-esteem. And even your sex life. That is ovarian cysts for you.

Here are the 6 different ways that ovarian cysts, and its symptoms may be to blame for your orgasm drought.

1. The pain during sex ovarian cyst symptom

Ovarian cysts can make sex unbearable. They can cause pain. Not the good 50-shades-of-Grey kind. They cause the hey-could-you-stop kind of arousal-extinguishing pain. And unlike conditions like vaginal dryness that cause superficial painful sex, ovarian cysts usually cause deep pelvic pain.

It may be that the additional weight of your partner puts additional pressure on the cyst and surrounding tissues, or that it causes the ovarian cyst to burst or that your partner’s penis knocks on the cyst during penetration. Whichever the cause, it’s not pretty. And not the best companion when it comes to building a healthy sex life.

2. Weight gain – the esteem-shifting symptom of ovarian cysts

Unexplained weight gain is a symptom of ovarian cysts. One that has knack of lowering a woman’s self-esteem especially in the bedroom.

The weight gain may be as a result of hormonal changes that the presence of the cysts brings about. In extreme cases, it may be due to the weight of the cyst. For most women, it doesn’t really matter. Piling on weight, especially when it is immune to all the weight loss diets you know, is no way to boost your confidence in the bedroom. It messes with your confidence and in so doing, also messes with your ability to orgasm.

3. Distended abdomen – the figure-altering symptom

While still on the subject of self-esteem, ovarian cysts have more than one way to attack. If weight gain doesn’t work, it can simply create a bulge in your abdomen. This can make you light-shy and can make the can-we-please-switch-off-the-lights excuse more appealing. All this is not good for you. And it’s definitely not good for your partner.

4. Breast tenderness –the symptom that makes arousal weird

If you find nipple stimulation a faster way to turbo-charge your arousal, ovarian cysts can ruin that for you. This is because they can cause breast tenderness – a pregnancy-like symptom of ovarian cysts.

It will feel weird when your partner touches your nipples. And if playful biting is your thing, it won’t feel as arousing as before. And just like that, ovarian cysts can destroy your pleasure buttons.

5. Ovarian cyst treatment scars and body image

There are times when ovarian cysts become so large that removal through surgery is inescapable. There are also times when serious complications like ovarian cancer give you no choice in the matter.

While all this may be for a good cause, your health, it can end up leaving your body with permanent scars. These may make you shy or uncomfortable in intimate situations. And it may take some adjusting for you to get used to. But till you do, all the self consciousness that comes with the scars can make it hard for you to reach your potential – so far as sexual satisfaction goes.

6. Ovarian cyst symptoms that simply take you off the sex mood train

Ever tried getting into your sexual element when having back pains? Or enjoying a kiss when experiencing bouts of nausea and vomiting spells? Or when experiencing sharp pelvic pains? Or when you are sure that you can experience bleeding at any time? You can imagine how hard it can be. Or how much of a nightmare trying to pleasure, or receive pleasure, can be for a woman with cysts in her ovaries.

 

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Large Ovarian Cyst Symptoms – The Case Of A Woman With A 90 Pound Cyst In Her Ovaries

What are the symptoms of large ovarian cysts? And how bad can the symptoms really get?

A case that was documented in the Journal of Medical Case Reports, and which LiveScience reported, could clue us in on what reality holds for women with cysts in their ovaries.

However, you should note that not every ovarian cyst grows into a 90-pound monster. And in most cases, ovarian cysts don’t cause symptoms. This case is therefore not the norm. But that doesn’t mean that it isn’t true or that ovarian cysts can’t grow to as large a size as this woman’s did.

The woman, who was 58 years old, lived with the cyst for an extended period of time without knowing of its presence. All the symptoms that she experienced she filed them under growing-old problems. That was until she started gaining weight for unexplained reasons.

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When she went to the doctor, she was surprised to learn that not only did she have ovarian cysts, but also that the cysts were to blame for some of the discomfort and pain that she was experiencing.

Here are the symptoms/signs/effects of the large ovarian cyst that was in her ovaries.

Increased waistline

The woman noticed that her waistline was increasing. And for no apparent reason.

She hadn’t changed her eating habits. And her general lifestyle was still the same.

The increase in her waistline is what prompted her to visit a doctor. It is what led to the discovery of the huge cyst.

Heaviness in the stomach

The heaviness that this woman was feeling was literal. She was carrying 90 pound of excess foreign weight in her body.

According to the doctors who operated on her, the discomfort that she had was largely due to the effect that the large cyst had on her stomach. They noted that the cyst had “squished the contents of her stomach.”

Difficulty breathing

The space that her reproductive system had occupied wasn’t enough for the ovarian cyst. It had grown so large that it had pushed against her diaphragm. And since the diaphragm plays an important process in the breathe-in / breathe-out process of the respiratory system, this caused her to have breathing problems – her breathing was shallow.

Displaced uterus effect

As her cyst grew, it needed more and more space. And so it took more and more space, not caring whom it took it from.

As after-surgery medical results showed, her uterus also fell victim to the rapid expansion ambitions of the large cyst. It got displaced. And as you would imagine, this definitely would have had an effect on her fertility had she been young enough to get pregnant.

Ovarian cancer

To be clear, ovarian cancer is not a symptom of ovarian cysts. It’s just that cysts sometimes develop cancerous cells. As did this woman’s.

Lucky for her, the signs of cancerous ovarian cysts were detected early enough. She therefore received treatment on time and was later declared to have fully recovered from the cancer attack.

Results/Effects of the large ovarian cysts and related treatment

By the time the woman had gotten rid of her ovarian cysts and by the time she had undergone the treatments necessary to make her whole again, the woman had gathered a couple of battle scars.

She had lost her uterus, her fallopian tubes and her lymph nodes. The good thing was that she made it through alive.

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