I Have An Ovarian Cyst

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    Willful Ignorance: Four years ago,

    after a visit to my gynecologist, I learned that I have an ovarian cyst. She told me that the cyst will reduce in size and eventually disappear as long as I take birth control. So I did. A year later I returned to her for a check-up. She was pleased to report that my cyst had...
    Lullacus Lullacus
    22-25, F
    3 Responses May 11, 2014

    No More Pain, Please!

    I'm a 39 year old, wife and mother of three. It was about four years ago that I lifted something heavy and it sent me to the hospital in pain that I thought I was dying. While there, and after many tests they found that I had an ovarian cyst that bust. They estimated the size to...
    yllowbug yllowbug
    36-40, F
    Oct 5, 2011

    I have had these since I was a teenager.

    .. It is very painful... I think it actually makes my cramps worse around my period... When I have talked to the doctor about it they gave me birth control which didn't help or change the sharp pains. & the birth control made my hormones crazy which caused flare ups with my skin...
    MsAnonymous1 MsAnonymous1
    22-25, F
    Nov 4, 2014

    I am posting here because I am not sure

    if what I am going through is normal for a cyst. My period in February was almost a week early and afterwards I had some discharge with blood streaks in it so I went to my Dr for a pap smear which came back normal (had an abnormal one in 2006). My period in March was normal and...
    jessicanessa jessicanessa
    26-30, F
    Apr 16, 2014

    Sometime last year I started to get pains in my

    lower back and abdomen. Since I came off my period a few days around that time, I shrugged it off as ovulation pains or just lingering period pains. Then I started to get the pain in my ribs on both sides and the pain got worse. I would wake up every morning with this pain. I...
    WishfulCreations WishfulCreations
    18-21, F
    Apr 3, 2016

    Was told I had an ovarian cyst this really

    terrified me to the max already I suffer a great deal of anxiety ..I just pray its nothing more I've tried not to think about it but the pain won't let me I tried reading symptoms boy did it scare the crap out of me just weary ...
    Truth7 Truth7
    31-35, F
    Dec 17, 2013

    I Had One

    I recently had been missing alot of work starting 6/5/2013 I was only staying at work maybe 1 hour if that due to the pain and frequent need to use the bathroom. I thought it was just an UTI or something along those lines so went to my doctor and got some antibiotics, didn't help...
    Fearsomekitty Fearsomekitty
    Aug 24, 2013

    No More Ovary

    When I was 13 I had my first period. It was the only period I ever had. When I was 16 I went to see an ob/gyn about why I wasn't having anymore. The did a routine exam and put me on the schedule for an ultrasound. While I was on the table the ultrasound tech was being very quiet...
    cengelke cengelke
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 4, 2010

    Does An Ovarian Cyst Make You Sick?

    I was diagnosed with a 10cm ovarian cyst several weeks ago. All I had was pain until last weekend when I really started feeling crummy and nauseous. I've been to the emergency room once with this and they did another ultrasound and the cyst shrunk a little down to 9.5 cm. My...
    czy4brds czy4brds
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Jan 31, 2013

    Don't Know How Long I've Had It..

    I have an ovarian cyst..not sure how long I've had it. I only know that the pain in my pevic area has been there for about 8 months. It may be more like nearly a year, but with other issues going on it's hard to remember. I've had an ectopic pregnancy before and am familiar where...
    SunflowerKiss SunflowerKiss
    36-40, F
    Aug 25, 2009

    I am a 20 year old college student.

    I had my first cyst when I was a junior in high school, it was blood filled and burst and caused irritation in my abdominal cavity. I had my second cyst a year ago, it eventually grew to the size of a baseball and I had to have surgery to have it removed. I recently had...
    faithhope23 faithhope23
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 5, 2014

    Tired Of The PAIN!!

    I went to see a GYN on the 10th of Sept because I had been having bad pelvic pain. It was very familiar so I knew I had a cyst. I explained how I was feeling and where. This Dr tells me that it's not a cyst because my pain was up too high and that it was my psoas muscle. That...
    Buquaqua Buquaqua
    41-45, F
    1 Response Oct 5, 2013

    Back in June I got really sick

    and wound up in the er. Assuming it was kidney infection they performed an ultrasound. That is when they found a large cyst on my right ovary. Fast forward 3 weeks and I am sitting in a gynecology oncologist office being told there's a chance my right ovary will not be able to...
    shorewife84 shorewife84
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jul 16, 2015


    I was having pain on my left lower pelvis....I haven't been on the pill for a few years.  A few days later, because of kidney stone pain, I got a ct scan that revealed a 3cm cyst on my ovary.  It still twinges...I am now taking the pill again...hopefully this one will...
    girlkitty79 girlkitty79
    26-30, F
    Jul 2, 2008
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