Cyst Pain

Dr. Elizabeth Pryor answers the question, Could this dull pain on my side be a cyst?

Questions

I am six weeks pregnant with my second child. I have been having a dull pain in my right side. Should I be concerned?

Answer

This type of pain is not unusual. It might be from a cyst in the ovary, which makes a hormone to support the pregnancy. These types of cysts are very common and will not affect your pregnancy. This cyst makes a hormone until nine weeks, when the pregnancy takes over making this hormone.

However, it is difficult to pinpoint the cause of pain without an examination. It is important to notify your doctor so that he or she may evaluate you.

The information on this Web site is designed for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for informed medical advice or care. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting your pediatrician or family doctor. Please consult a doctor with any questions or concerns you might have regarding your or your child's condition.

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