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Can ovarian cysts or fibroids mimic fetal movement?

By Anonymous May 22, 2016 - 9:31pm
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I have been diagnosed with ovarian cysts and recently an ultrasound discovered a small fibroid. Lately when I lay on my back I've started noticing a pressure near my right ovary that becomes a visible bulge that can be seen and felt rolling that feels a lot like fetal movement. It only rolls. It does not actually move from one area to another. I have some discomfort and occasional sharp pain that's been going on for quite some time. A lot like the cyst pain I'm used to. Except IT only appears when I ovulate. Could the cyst or the fibroid cause that weird movement?

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Hi Anon!

Thank you for reaching out to Empowher!

Fetal movement can feel like rolling and babies cam move more when the mother is in a certain position.

But cysts adapt too, to the woman's cycle. Ovulation can be a time where cysts could get larger or even dissipate and that's what you could be feeling.

Read more here: http://www.empowher.com/condition/ovarian-cysts/symptoms

Women with fibroids can feel nothing, have moderate discomfort or it can feel quite severe. We have a section on fibroids you can check out here: http://www.empowher.com/condition/uterine-fibroids

Are you concerned about pregnancy, Anon?


May 23, 2016 - 5:30am
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