Pain in Your Pelvis
Pain is a common symptom women experience during their periods. However, it may seem worrisome if you are dealing with pelvic pain that is persistent. The pain may be intermittent. It may come one month, disappear for a couple months, and then return. Or you could experience pain randomly throughout the month that is not linked to your period.
Pelvic pain linked to an ovarian cyst is often felt in the lower abdomen. Many women describe this pain as a dull or sharp sensation. The pain could be constant, or it could ebb and flow. Typically, pain from an ovarian cyst increases during your menstrual period. This is because your body is producing hormones during this time. These hormones can cause ovarian cysts to get larger. This triggers the pain.
If an ovarian cyst ruptures, the pain can be sudden and severe. The pain is typically felt primarily in the pelvic region.