Ovarian cyst, functional

  • Fluid-filled sac within or on the ovary
  • Symptoms may include abdominal pain or fullness and an irregular menstrual cycle
  • Caused by a change in the normal function of the ovaries during egg production
  • Cannot be spread from person to person
  • Affects females only
  • Can occur in females of reproductive age, more commonly occurs in the middle of menstrual period
  • May be mild to severe
  • Rarely life threatening

Urinate as soon as you feel the urge to go

 

FOR PAIN

  • Apply hot or cold packs to the area
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Distraction
  • Over-the-counter medicine (refer to manufacturer’s recommendations for dosage):
    • Acetaminophen
    • Ibuprofen

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