(Closed) Might be TMI… Ovarian cysts?

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

You should request a ultrasound. Sometimes there are cysts in places they can’t feel from an exam. I’m surprised she didn’t want one to begin with. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I wasn’t aware that they could just do a vaginal exam to find cysts. I had ovarian cysts when I was about 13 and one burst when I was with my mother in the grocery store. I actually collapsed on the floor in pain. My mom thought my appendix burst so I went to the ER. They did an ultrasound on me in order to see the cysts.

So I can’t tell you that it is what you experienced but it certainly sounds possible.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I agree with the others.  I had a horrible pain in my hip area and couldn’t figure it out, my doctor even sent me to physical therapy (even though I said it wasn’t actually my hip, just in that area).  Well it kept hurting and so they ended up doing an ultrasound and that revealed a cyst.  So I would ask your doctor to an ultrasound just to rule that out.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I have ovarian cysts and I have had one rupture. What you describes sounds like that is what is wrong. This is kind of a weird question, but did the pain shoot to your tail bone? When mine ruptured I was in school and I was not able to move and started crying. If I moved at all it would hurt. When I went to my obgyn I told him that I was having pain and I thought I sounded stupid by saying it pain went to my tail bone but he knew exactly what I was talking about and did an internal ultrasound and saw where it had ruptured. He prescribed me an antibiotic and a pain reliver.                                                               My doctor had already diagnosed me with pcos so he knew I had cysts, so it wasn’t out of the question to asume one ruptured.

You should really go back to your obgyn and ask for an internal ultrasound, because you can get a very serious ifection if it isn’t taken care of.

It is always better to be safe than sorry.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Doctors just give you the run around. You literally have to demand things. I’m having an ultrasound and a colposcopy done in two weeks. I too have cysts (self diagnosed and eventually diagnosed by the doctor years after the fact without having an ultrasound) and it makes sex quite painful. I often get sharp pains that stop me dead in my tracks and bring me to tears. Hope you get everything figured out! I’ve been dealing with this 4 years and the doctors are just now taking me seriously after hounding them about it.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I have PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndome) so I’m well-versed in cysts. Your doctor should have done a vaginal ultrasound. They can see any cysts and also evidence of the residual fluid left after a cyst has burst. The fluid causes a unique burning sensation and can even cause a slight fever. It can feel like an appendix issue if it’s on the right side. The pain can be extreme or just a heavy dull ache, or a sharp pain. The residual pain after a rupture can take days to end because that fluid is being absorbed in the abdominal cavity. You may have a recurring problem that causes cysts when you ovulate.  

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@Britk:  What you described exactly has happened to me and yes it was a cyst! I even threw up Frown. The doc told me that they do not do much for cysts…they usually eaither put you on birth control pills or if you get another one and it becomes very large they can remove it with surgery. But they can monitor how big they get with a sonogram.

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2012

It might not be a ruptured cyst but just a cyst. Pain during sex can be caused by a cyst, but seriously ask for an internal ultrasound. Hopefully your doctor can find the problem. Good luck.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Same thing happened to me, and I am SURE what you experienced was a cyst rupturing. It happens very often during or after sex (it did for me.) You have to request an ultrasound pretty soon after to be able to see the fluid from where one has ruptured. The fluid is what irritates your insides and causes the pain; the more time passes after it ruptures, the more it absorbs back into your body and the less it hurts. The larger the cyst, the more fluid therefore the longer it takes to absorb and the longer and more intensely it hurts. Does that make sense?

Going to the doctor a week after won’t really tell you anything unless you have more cysts, which you may not. Even then, cysts are normal during ovulation (2 weeks after your period) but do not normally grow to a size that will cause extreme pain. If you continue to have painful cysts rupturing you may have a problem, but I think that most everyone will experience one or two bad ones at some point in time. All they can really give you is a prescription for lortab or something but there’s nothing proven to prevent them. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Not to scare you, but you need to get an ultrasound, because there’s still the possibility that he just poked it real hard and it didn’t actually burst.  I had pain like that during sex once, and my doc did the ultrasound, and we found a 4cm cyst that had not burst.  Six weeks later at another ultrasound, it had grown to 12cm, and a 4cm and 3cm set of siblings had popped up.  They went in surgically a week later, because they were getting so big I was risking a twist and possible issues with the ovary or the tube.  If I were you, I’d ask to see a different doctor in the practice if there is one.

 

 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I would definitely suggest a second opinion. I had a similar experience. The first doctor blew it off and told me now to worry. I went to a second doctor and found out that I have poly cystic ovation syndrome as well as endometriosis. And a slew of hormonal problems. These types of things can affect your reproduction. Not trying to be negative but it is something that certainly should be checked again. I hope its nothing and just a unfortunate incident but im sure you would find comfort in making sure.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m going to echo everyone on getting an ultrasound. I also had a cyst, but the ultrasound is the only way to really tell how serious it is. Mine cleared up on its own…they basically told me I’d clear it with my next cycle, which apparently I did.  I don’t know much else about them, but your pain does sound similar to mine.  Another possibility is that it is UTI related.  I found that pain to be in a similar place kind of, and it also makes sex painful.  They make home test kits for that, so you could easily check on that yourself. And finally, if it’s on the right side, it could be appendix-related, which needless to say, is a medical emergency.

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