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Rosa Cabrera RN

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ask: WHY DO MY OVARIES HURT?

By vslv92
 
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I started my period one day and there was pain in the area of my left ovary. The pain lasted for 7 days (my period lasted for 4 days). At first it wasn't bad, it just hurt when I touched the area. By the 7th day it hurt to bend. There was no pain at all the day after that. It is not 6 days later and it hurts again. I know I need to go to the doctor, but in the meantime what do you think?

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Rosa Cabrera RN

vslv92,

Thank you for your question and welcome to EmpowHer.

One possible reason why your Ovary hurts can be that you may have an ovarian cyst. I am not a doctor, so I'm not diagnosing you and you will definitely need to get this pain checked out.

Most ovarian cysts do not cause symptoms. The two most common symptoms are:

Pelvic pain
Menstrual bleeding

Pain is usually caused by:
Direct pressure from the cysts on the ovaries and surrounding structures
Causing chronic pelvic fullness or a dull ache
Bleeding from a cyst into and around the ovary
Causing more intense, sharp pain as the blood irritates the lining of the abdomen

Pain may come and go on a regular basis. Or, you may notice the pain more:
Just before or after your period
During sex

Other symptoms:
Urinary discomfort associated with bladder pressure or irritation
Nausea
Diarrhea

In rare cases, a cyst may become twisted. This can cut off its own blood supply, causing:
Severe abdominal pain
Vomiting
Fever

Call your doctor right away if you have these symptoms.

http://www.empowher.com/condition/ovarian-cysts

Please keep us updated on how your doctor's visit goes and what is causing the pain.

Rosa

July 28, 2011 - 8:35am
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