Are Ovarian Cysts Causing My Abdominal Pain?

Cystic ovaries are often considered the hallmark of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, or PCOS. Frequently caused by Insulin Resistance, PCOS may present with the development of multiple cysts on the outside of the ovaries.

How Do Ovarian Cysts Develop?

A cyst on an ovary develops when an egg follicle either fails to release its egg or fails to dissipate after the egg is released. The result is a fluid-filled sac that may range in size and cause a variety of symptoms, if any at all.1 One of these symptoms is abdominal pain.

What Is Abdominal Pain?

Perhaps better characterized as pelvic pain, this kind of pain occurs below the belly button and can be the result of many different health concerns.2 Although ovarian cysts can spark abdominal pain, this sensation can be a symptom of many other conditions, including: 2

  1. Appendicitis
  2. Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or IBS
  3. Mittelschmerz, or painful ovulation
  4. Premenstrual Syndrome, or PMS
  5. Menstrual cramps
  6. Ectopic pregnancy
  7. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, or PID
  8. Uterine fibroids, or non-cancerous tumors in the uterus
  9. Endometriosis
  10. Urinary tract infection, or UTI
  11. Kidney stones
  12. Interstitial Cystitis, or IC
  13. Sexually transmitted diseases, or STDs, including Chlamydia and gonorrhea
  14. Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  15. Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
  16. Scar tissue
  17. Vulvodynia, or pain in the vulva
  18. Dyspareunia, or pain during intercourse
  19. Chronic pelvic pain

Ovarian Cyst Symptoms

Although abdominal pain is common in women who have ovarian cysts that present symptoms, it is a sensation that is shared with many other health conditions. Understanding other symptoms of ovarian cysts will help women and their doctors determine whether or not the pain a woman feels is, in fact, cyst pain. Other ovarian cyst symptoms include discomfort, dyspareunia (pain during sexual intercourse), and painful menstrual periods.1

Do I Have Ovarian Cysts?

The only way to determine whether or not one has ovarian cysts is to consult with a doctor. Typically, healthcare professionals will utilize an ultrasound to determine whether or not cysts are present on the surface of the ovaries.1 Many women who have ovarian cysts are unaware of their presence, as they do not normally present with symptoms; however, some cysts can be cancerous or indicative of more serious health concerns, such as PCOS. For this reason, women who experience abdominal pain and other symptoms are encouraged to seek medical treatment if necessary.

The other thing a women suffering Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) might do is to look into the Insulite Health 5-Element System that is available. In particular, the PCOS System offers hormone-balancing effects that have been scientifically calibrated to reverse the condition. That means there is hope for women who properly educate themselves and take the precautions necessary to thwart the effects of the disease and no reason why PCOS has to be interpreted as a devastating diagnosis.

Learn more about the subject of ovarian cysts and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and how it could be affecting your ability to get pregnant, visit us on the web at www.pcos.com.

Insulite Health, a Boulder, Colorado USA based company, is committed to reversing Insulin Resistance – a potentially dangerous imbalance of blood glucose and insulin. Scientific research has revealed that this disorder can be a primary cause of excess weight gain and obesity, plus Pre-Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes. Insulin Resistance can also underlie the cluster of increased risk factors for cardiovascular damage called Metabolic Syndrome (Syndrome X) as well as PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) – a major source of serious diseases as well as heartbreaking female infertility.

Recognizing that there are millions of people who need this kind of systematic approach to reversing insulin resistance, Insulite Health has developed systems to address the underlying causes of Metabolic Syndrome, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), Excess Weight/Obesity, Pre-Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes.

For more information about Insulin Resistance and research links to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), PubMed Health, GenBank and more visit us at www.pcos.com.

1“Ovarian Cyst,” About.com, 13 January 2010 < https://pcos.about.com/od/glossary/g/cyst.htm> (21 February 2012).

2“Pictures Slideshow: What’s Causing Your Pelvic Pain?” emedicinehealth, 26 September 2011 < https://www.emedicinehealth.com/slideshow_pelvic_pain_causes/article_em.htm > (21 February 2012).

Next Steps

Becoming victorious over the symptoms of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is not an easy task, but you can overcome your symptoms to live the life you deserve.

It takes strength, courage, and perseverance. It can be challenging and that’s why Insulite Health created the PCOS 5-Element System. It’s a step-by-step process that will help you balance your hormones and reverse PCOS symptoms using our proprietary 5% Solution.

So take the next steps now! Use the links below to learn how to make the changes that will transform your health and your life forever.

  1. Read more about PCOS
  2. Take the PCOS Test and assess your risk!
  3. Learn more about the Insulite 5-Element PCOS Solution

About Insulite Health PCOS.com

Insulite Health, is committed to helping women reverse their symptoms of hormone imbalance. Scientific research has revealed that this imbalance can be a primary cause of many devastating health symptoms. Hormone Imbalance can also underlie the increased risk factors for PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) – a major source of serious diseases as well as cause of excess weight gain, adult acne, unwanted facial hair, depression, anxiety, and heartbreaking female infertility.

©Insulite Health, Inc., pcos.com empowers women with PCOS to transform their lives through a process of healing with the 5-Element PCOS System — the world’s only complete solution for helping women heal from the symptoms of PCOS and hormone imbalance.

Robin Nielsen

Chief Wellness Officer at Insulite Health, LLC
Robin is an Integrative Clinical Nutritionist, Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition. She comes to Insulite Health with a passion for helping women live vibrant, passionate lives. Robin had her own struggles with health. As a teenager she suffered from digestive disorders, weight, acne and hypoglycemia. As an adult she continued to struggle with balancing blood sugar, adult acne, mood swings, weight gain, arthritic conditions in her hands and chronic inflammation. Robin understands first hand how symptoms of poor health can keep us from living the life we dreamed of.

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Robin is an Integrative Clinical Nutritionist, Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition. She comes to Insulite Health with a passion for helping women live vibrant, passionate lives. Robin had her own struggles with health. As a teenager she suffered from digestive disorders, weight, acne and hypoglycemia. As an adult she continued to struggle with balancing blood sugar, adult acne, mood swings, weight gain, arthritic conditions in her hands and chronic inflammation. Robin understands first hand how symptoms of poor health can keep us from living the life we dreamed of.

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