Most are harmless, but one could burst if it grows too large.
A ruptured cyst doesn’t always cause pain.
If it does, you might have sudden, sharp cramps on either side of your lower stomach below the belly button.
Before the cyst ruptures, you may feel pain or pressure in your lower belly, thighs, or lower back.
How long does ruptured cyst pain last?
Your pain should go away in a few days. Let your provider know right away if you your pain gets worse, if you feel dizzy, or have new symptoms. Follow up with your provider if you need imaging or blood tests. If you have a complex ruptured ovarian cyst, you may need to stay in the hospital for 1 or more days.
What are the symptoms of a ruptured ovarian cyst?
What are the signs and symptoms of a ruptured ovarian cyst?
- Dull or sharp pain on one side of your lower abdomen.
- A feeling of fullness or heaviness in your abdomen.
- Pain that comes with a fever.
- Pain accompanied by vomiting.
- Lightheadedness or weakness.
- Breathing at a rapid rate.
- Chilly, clammy skin.
What happens if a cyst burst inside your body?
If left untreated, benign cysts can cause serious complications including: Infection – the cyst fills with bacteria and pus, and becomes an abscess. Peritonitis – if an internal cyst bursts, there is a risk of peritonitis, which is inflammation of the membrane lining the abdominal wall.
What causes an ovarian cyst to burst?
Usually we don’t know what makes a cyst burst, Dr. Yet there can be huge cysts that are so slow-growing that they don’t rupture — as well as small, fast-growing cysts that do. Sex and intense exercise also can cause a cyst to rupture. “Some ovarian cysts cause pain in your lower abdomen and other symptoms,” says Dr.