(Closed) Anyone familiar with ovarian cysts?

posted 9 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
35 posts
  • Wedding: October 2010

sounds like you have polycystic ovarian syndrome. I have alot of the symptoms you have and I have had it since I was 18. Go to your doctor and get a blood test. Birth control works wonders for me, but everyones different.

Post # 4
519 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I’m with you there Sammibean6610. I was diagnosed with PCOS a couple years ago. The first cyst I had was in 2005 and I went about my business thinking I had a UTI and I would be seen for it after the weekend at the cabin with my family. Well, my family and boyfriend left the cabin after the weekend was over, and I decided to sleep in and go home later on Monday. Turns out that was a bad decision. I got really sick in the morning and thought I just wasn’t feeling well. I got up to shower and fell over in pain, I am pretty sure I blacked out. I called my mom and she immediately drove the hour to pick me up, rushed me to the ER and turns out my UTI was actually an ovarian cyst that had ruptured. I have NEVER in my LIFE felt anything that painful. Seriously. I say get a second opinion from a different OBGYN. It sounds like PCOS.

Post # 5
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

i have a friend who has PCOS and she had a few of those symptoms. She started getting facial hair and went on the proper bc and hormone levels to regulate it. BUT, she didn’t have the pain you are talking about.

I have endometriosis and I get searing pains during my period. I used to take prescription painkillers (vicodin, oye) for a week straight and go through a box and a half of super plus tampons. Yep, I’d use 60 over 7 days. Ridiculous, right? The pain would make me nauseuos and the painkillers would constipate me, causing a great deal of discomfort. I had “period pants” for the bloating b/c i got so big each month. So they put me on back to back birth control all the time to control it. I’m NORMAL again and I love it. My PMS mood swings were intense, man. I would be up and down like nobody’s business. They DID find 3 large cysts on my ovaries when they went in to poke around and they said that those tend to cause a lot of one-sided pain. Mine was always more painful on the left and guess where two of those little buggers were? Yep, left ovary. So the pain really can mean something. Don’t want to scare you, just reassuring you that you need to see your gyno

Anyways, long story short, it can be a lot of things and only a doctor can tell you what it is. Both are perfectly treatable (if the facial hair becomes an issue, there’s always laser treatment and it’s not that expensive, just save save save) and stuff you can live with. I hope you get an answer soon!

Post # 6
13 posts
  • Wedding: July 2010

I used to have problems with ovarian cysts when I was in my early twenties. Had severe pains when they ruptured and like Miss Lily said, it was the worst pain I ever experienced. I also had severe acne then, but no other symptoms. My OBGYN could see some enlarged eggs in my ovaries, but not enough for PCOS. He still put me on a testosteron binding form of BC and since then I had no more problems. Today I have no symptoms whatsoever even off the pill.

I really hope it works out for you and that your new doctor can shed some more light on this.

Post # 8
6597 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Your intestines curve right where you are talking about and lie on top of your left ovary! The most common problem people get in this area is intestinal. This might be Too Much Information for some – because of the large prominent curve in the intestine gas and other “stuff” can get stuck and trap and cause extreme pain in this area. So it could have been constipation/gas!?

Are you still getting the pain?

Post # 10
314 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

The pain in your back could be your kidneys. If you had a UTI or bladder infection, it’s possible that it spread to your kidneys, in which case it should be examined immediately.

Post # 11
3979 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Whoa, whoa, whoa! You’re still in serious pain & you have to wait for another check-up in 3 months? What do they want to check-up? How you’ve learned to cope with the pain on your own? I would go back to the doctor & ask for more tests! Did they do a pelvic exam? What kind of tests did they run?

I would be persistent on this one, especially if it’s causing you a lot of discomfort.

Post # 13
314 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I agree with Recessionista. You need to press for answers and 3 months is too long to live in pain. I’m no doctor and won’t pretend to know your diagnosis, but please take all of this into consideration and don’t settle for inconclusive answers. FYI – a bladder infection is detected by a urine sample — if your previous doc did not perform this test then her diagnosis was a stab in the dark. Your health is too important and I hope you’ll follow through and demand more tests.

Post # 14
453 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I posted a long post about pelvic stuff a week or maybe a couple weeks ago and I can’t find it now-anyway-drama I’ve had since college. (not to sound conceited) but it’s a good post with lots of info. I have PCOS and I also have endometriosis, and ovarian cysts, and had fertility issues…all of which can be related or not…at any rate, find a good doc who will take your concerns and the way you are feeling (whether not it is “normal” doesn’t matter if it isn’t “normal” for you!) Hugs and God bless sweetie!

Post # 15
3709 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I had ovarian cysts. I would have nausea, cramping, and pain on my right side. I went through several rounds of my Dr. doing pregnancy tests (I KNEW that wasn’t it), prescribing acid reflux medication, etc. before he finally ordered the ultra sound…sure enough…ovarian cysts in my right ovary. He immediately took me off of BC (ortho-tricyclene) and just monitored every 3 to 6 months. It has been 3 years now since I have been on BC and not only are my cycles easier to bear…there is not a single ovarian cyst there any longer. Each person’s body is different but 9 years of first depo and then ortho-tricyclene REALLY did a number on my body and my health. Weight gain, fibroid tumors, ovarian cysts, high blood pressure…you name it. Birth control can really do a number on you

Post # 16
100 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

ugh, i have pcos (or pos like i like to call it)


but anyway i agree, you need to get back to your doctor asap to check out what couid be wrong on the left side, don’t wait!

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