Post # 1
For those who have been diagnosed with ovarian cysts, what were your symptoms? I’m on CD9 and having lots of dull pain in my left side that’s referred down through my hip and thigh. Yesterday DS was crawling on me and my lower left abdomen was really sore to the touch when he would push there. Normally my pain is evenly spread, so I’m wondering if the one sided pain is indicative of a cyst. I have an appointment with a specialist at the end of January to do some diagnostic surgeries and tests, so until then I’m just trying to journal my symptoms. Unless I have severe pain that warrants a trip to emerg, I’m SOL until the specialist appointment since my gyn and GP both don’t care to figure out what’s causing me so much pain.
Post # 2
The one time I had them it had already been so bad I couldnt sit or walk.
I had one left which was full and another cyst of another kind orange sized on the right. So when the pain hit me it was rather bad. Needed surgery done immediately but my hospital thought we could wait. Which resulted in a messy rupture.
Left side was easily taken care off. Right not so much.
My sister had them each time she got her bleeds and only starting on the pill aged 15 stopped this. Before she would get them each month and had surgery 3 or 4 times.
Post # 3
I had 8 cysts on each ovary, totaling in 16 cysts when i was only 13! I was in dull pain that increased to severe over the course of a month. At the time I did not know they were cysts. They ended up rupturing one night and I thought I was dying. I went to the ER and they put me on birth control and I have not had a problem since, however I suspect I will one day when I am TTC. I would just monitor the pain, there really is not much to do about them except for invasive surgery!
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2007 - City, State
Pressure and pain on that ovary. I don’t get them simultaneously. Hurts to walk, hurts to pee, definitely hurts to poop, hurts to exist. HA. Pain that shoots from the ovary down my leg into my knee. Usually on the right side, I have only had it a couple times on my left. Hilarious that I just now realized I have not felt that pain in a long time because I’m pregnant. The things you forget.
I will say diet affects my cycle huge. Getting my iron and vitamin d up, and severely limiting dairy and conventional meat, as well as supplementing with 3g of vitamin c per day, helped my cycle tremendously. My period and ovulation ruined my life for 2+ weeks every month, and I wasn’t even ovulating every month. I was told I would not be able to get pregnant again, and became pregnant out of the blue 2x in 3 months after changing my diet. I miscarried the first time and I thought it was a fluke. We had been having unprotected sex for 2.5 years since the birth of our last child. I’m also gluten free, which has helped my pelvic pain significantly because I am celiac. But I didn’t get pregnant until I eliminated red meat, eggs, and started juicing and drinking smoothies daily. Animal foods have a huge impact on hormones and cycle health.
Post # 5
catmom17 : I have PCOS and have had it for years. I have multiple cysts and other than the ocassional sharp pain during sex, I never had any symptoms of the actual cysts themselves.
I have had them rupture a few times though, and the pain is immense. I’ve had a natural MC before and this was 100x worse. I was crawling around on the bed, in the shower, moaning to Dh and begging him to help me lol. The first time, I almost wanted Darling Husband to call an ambulance. I ended up going to hospital but by the time I was seen, the pain had subsided so I went home and went to my GP instead. The next couple of times I knew what it was so I took some pain killers and went to my GP when I felt better.
I’ve never needed surgery for it, they always just did an U/S (internal one) and confirmed it was a cyst.
It is normal to have cysts, it is less normal to have many or large ones however that’s still not necessarily a problem. Definitely document your symptoms but I wouldn’t go to the doctors unless you were in severe pain, until your appointment. They will refer you for an internal ultrasound to check it all out and will easily be able to count the number and size.
Post # 6
i have the same situation, PCOS and most recent ultrasound found 30+ cycsts on each of my ovaries and them both being 3x the ‘average’ size of overies in the first place,
I get ruptures, and they are some of the worse pains I’ve felt in my life, but I also do get days were one side or both are VERY tender to the touch and my GP has mentioned it could be growth pains, small rupture or my body trying to ovulate.
My symptoms are
-painful & heavy periods (helped with Pill)
-excessive hair growth (helped with lazer hair removal) I HAVE JUST STARTED GROWING CHIN AND CHEST HAIRS AT 25 and i want to die.
-acne & oily skin no matter how good my diet is
as young broke bride mentioned, cysts are common, see your GP but theres not much else anyone can do for it.
Post # 7
going2bmrsc : Oh I am so sorry.
I had surgery and they removed one ovary. After that I started exessive hair growth. Sadly since the gyn at the hospital was so bad I was so scared of gyns that i just stayed away from other dr.’s.
BUt since we have cancer in the family a few years later I had to go. I found a trustworthy gyn and she found out I need hormone therapy so I get a hard dose of oestrogen since I have to many Androgyne smth (Sorry I am not good with this medical stuff).
The hospital should have already started me straight after surgery but well. It cant reverse what damage is already done by me not trusting to go back to a gyn but it stops worse so maybe talk to your gyn.
Post # 8
going2bmrsc : I feel you on the hair growth. I too have the chin and chest hair that I have to keep on top of. I hope your laser is a success!
Post # 9
kuko : No need to be sorry! I deal with the cards I’ve been delt. Yeh I pretty much plan on getting everything ripped out once i’ve had children & then just supplement myself with hormones rather than trust my body to do so.
My current GP doesn’t want to bother doing hormone testing until i’m TTC so until then I just live on pain killers and just try to keep healthy & SO MUCH LAZERRRRRR
youngbrokebride : yeh it’s awful I was sitting out for dinner last week and just rubbed my chin and there was a 15mm SUCKER RIGHT THERE LIKE HE POPPED out of NOWHERE!! ahaha I was mortified. But Laser has worked wonders for me, i’m lucky to have dark hair so that’s been a big expense but a big help.
Post # 10
Thanks all. Before my pregnancy I was diagnosed with all the markers of PCOS except cycstic ovaries, so it wouldn’t surprise me if I was getting them now. I know cysts can be common around ovulation, but I’m also still not ovulating regularly so who knows. Then today I started getting searing pain on my cesarean scar and more intense pelvic pain near my ovaries, so I’m hoping not to have a rupture here soon.