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Question: right abdomianl pain

 lef1985 - Sat Oct 13, 2007 9:25 pm

Hi I am a 22 year old female who was diagnosed with a 5.3cm by 5.4 cm ovarian cyst while i was in the hospital and they did nothing for me . i am in alot of pain and i can't keep any food down. what can this mean
any help would be appreciated
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Sat Oct 13, 2007 11:01 pm

User avatar Hi Lef1985,

There are a lot of possible causes of abdominal pain. I am presuming that your pain is in the right lower quadrant given your report of the ovarian cyst.

Ovarian cysts can cause pain, particularly when they rupture. Another possibility is appendicitis. Colitis can also cause this problem.

Some of these issues can be serious so I would recommend you see a doctor about this as soon as possible.

Best wishes.

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