Can functional ovarian cysts cause breast tenderness?

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Hi I'm awaiting a follow up ultrasound scan for a 4.5cm cyst . I don't know as yet what type of cyst it is but does anyone know if constant breast tenderness is significant ? Do you only get this symptom with certain cyst?

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    Hi kola cube I had breast tenderness with my ovarian cysts as well as nausea, dry wretching and vomiting and headaches and period type pains and night sweats and hot flushes. Cysts can cause no symptoms in some people and lots of symptoms in others. Some people develop morning sickness type symptoms. Your breast tenderness is definitely connected to your cyst. X
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      Mine was a 7.5cm fluid filled simple cyst at first and then it partially ruptured and filled back up with septation and then a haemorrHagic cyst grew on top of it bleeding into it. Never felt as sick in my life. Dealing with this 18 months now! They thought it was my gallbladder and removed that unnecessarily and I got worse after that! Had it aspired in December and the bloating and sickness stopped but having some pains again and had scan and it's still there but 2cm now. Try a castor oil pack. I find great relief from that. Also milk thistle may help you as main cause of cysts is usually excess hormones due to the pill, steroids, hrt and other hormone drugs. The liver can't deal with the excess hormones and it causes the cysts. Milk thistle detoxes the liver and helps the liver get rid of excess hormones. I was on a hormone drug for years which I believe caused the cyst and the gallstone. Also some people swear by apple cider vinegar and blackstrap molasses 1 tablespoon of both in hot water twice a day. I did try this but it made me feel sick after a few weeks but I've heard good reports about this. I hope your cyst goes soon. Take care xxx
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      Hi Ace,

      I too have a 8cm functional ovarian cyst. I don't have any symptoms, but doctors discovered this when I went to visit for a different reason.

      My period has been delayed for 2 weeks now and I've been having minor cramps and breast tenderness. I don't know if my period is coming or if I'm pregnant as the symptoms have been coming and going for a week now.

      I don't have any extreme pain like you experienced. I'm scheduled to visit the doc again in a couple weeks.

      I'm very scared sad I'm afraid to do a pregnancy test because it might only end up in disappointment. I don't know if I should attribute these symptoms to the cyst either sad I'm at a loss...

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      Hi jm I had breast tenderness and irregular periods with my cyst unfortunately. Twice my periods were 2 weeks late and unfortunately in my case both times the cyst had grown. Just happened to me a few weeks ago and 2 weeks later had another period. Have a lot of period pains and lower back pain and nausea so I know it's the cyst again so will have to have another scan after my next period. I'm also experiencing insomnia again too. I visited a clinic last week that specialise in hormone problems and am having saliva tests every second day for my next cycle to see what's going on. They say I've either too much estrogen or low progesterone which is causing the problem. They've put me on a strong multivitamin with all the b vitamins as well as other stuff and will treat me once they have the results of my tests. I would suggest taking a b complex multivitamin too as they explained it helps balance the hormones and increase progesterone levels. I know in my case I'm definitely not pregnant and wish you well if you are. Take care
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