Are you pregnant or is it ovarian cyst bloat? It may be hard to tell considering the two conditions can physically present similarly.

Like a pregnancy, where a woman's belly becomes larger and rounder, cysts can alter the appearance of the abdominal area. Cysts develop in a fluid-filled sac in one or both of the ovaries or on the surface, while fetuses develop nearby in an amniotic sac in the uterus.

One of the most common side effects of ovarian cysts is abdominal distension, a belly abnormally swollen outward, also called ovarian cyst bloat. As ovarian cysts get bigger, so can your belly. Other common symptoms of ovarian cysts include abdominal and pelvic pain, bloating and fullness in the abdomen area. In general, cysts are prevalent in premenopausal women and often go away on their own.

When cysts get too big

Huge ovarian cysts are also common and don't always look like pregnancies.

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