Ovarian cyst

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What is ovarian cyst?

A cyst is a closed sac, having a distinct membrane and division on the nearby tissue. It may contain air, fluids, or semi-solid material. Once formed, a cyst may go away on its own, rupture, or require surgical removal.

Common symptoms reported by people with ovarian cyst

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with ovarian cyst

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
13
Tried for
anxious mood (13)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
13
Tried for
pain (12) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
13
Tried for
depressed mood (12) anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
pain (10)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
pain (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
anxious mood (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Percocet)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
anxious mood (4) depressed mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
pain (6)

Data from patients with ovarian cyst, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with ovarian cyst

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (10 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 1 more
Total evaluations
14
Tried for
anxious mood (13)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (9 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness edema in lower extremities 2 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
pain (12) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness heartburn
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
depressed mood (12) anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
chronic constipation cold sweat 4 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
pain (10)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (22 evaluations)
Side effects
increased pain increased sleepiness 2 more
Total evaluations
23
Tried for
pain (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (8 evaluations)
Side effects
dry mouth
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
anxious mood (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
abdominal cramps nausea
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Percocet)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness headaches
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
abdominal pain
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
anxious mood (4) depressed mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 2 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
pain (6)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with ovarian cyst, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has ovarian cyst on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 3
20s 65
30s 191
40s 204
50s 109
60s 47
70+ 11
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 121
20-29 years 96
30-39 years 50
40-49 years 28
50-59 years 3
60-69 years 3
70+ years 1

Sex

Distribution of sex

100% Female
0% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 393
Not Diagnosed 6

These charts show data from ovarian cyst patients who have completed their condition history
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