I Have Ovarian Cysts

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 281 People

    I was 14 when I found out

    that not only i have a cyst on my ovaries which was bigger than my actual ovary, I also was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease.
    chlo3ann3 chlo3ann3
    16-17, F
    Oct 4, 2014

    10cm Dermoid Cyst, A Bit Worried!

    Hi everyone, I'm very new to all this but figured it was the best place to come for support and advice. I'm a 30yr old mum of 3 and I just discovered I have a 10x9.5cm dermoid on my right ovary. Firstly, the radiology report was very positive and thought the was nothing sinister...
    CyrilsHost CyrilsHost
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Jan 14, 2013

    I am 13 years old and was diagnosed with

    multiple cysts(5)ranging from 3cm to 6cm. Have found it very painful, so painful that I have thrown up and passed out because of the pain. its hard to do daily activities that kids my age do
    karalynn123 karalynn123
    1 Response Nov 1, 2015

    Technically Speaking I Had An Ovarian Cyst....

    I woke up one morning with a horrible pain in my right side. My husband tried to reassure me that it was probably nothing more than a touch of food poisoning and I would be fine soon. The pain however did not go away and I soon convinced him that what I had was definitely not...
    BigMomma81 BigMomma81
    26-30, F
    Sep 15, 2011

    Why Me?

    I am a healthy person, eat right, exercise and don't drink or smoke. Yet I have a Ovarian Cysts. My first time it was discovered I was about 16 years old and was put on birth control pills, over the years I had to go on birth control pills when it got too painful. I thought...
    pamofsuddenvalley pamofsuddenvalley
    61-65, F
    2 Responses Oct 25, 2013

    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
    3 Responses Oct 5, 2011

    I had an 9.6 cyst on my ovary.

    I was a lucky case, I had no idea it was even there. I had no pain. Doctors were so shocked with my case, told me I shouldn't even be able to walk and be in alot of pain. When I finally got my surgery, went really well. They managed to remove the whole cyst. But unfortunately my...
    Rubi0x Rubi0x
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 4, 2015

    At Wits End!

    Okay so i have been dealing with constant problems in this area that I have seen doctors for multiple times over the past 9 1/2 years. My main symptom at the risk of it being too much information, is frequent urination and intestinal motility and gut issues. I went to a Gyno...
    Hellokittez Hellokittez
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 18, 2013

    The Size Of My Fist

    It was last week the end of March and I was having such bad stomach pains. I wasnt sick but I felt as if someone punched me in my belly. In the am when I would wake up, it would feel as if it reached my lower back also. I dealt with this pain for about 3 days until my inner...
    Apr 5, 2012

    Ovarian Cyst Vanished

    Hi, to all you gorgeous women! Well here is my story. I had my first ovarian cyst at 17 years old, it was a 7cm hemmergatic cyst that kept getting bigger until they had to remove it. Then I had another hemmergatic cyst when a was 7 months pregnant with my daughter that also had...
    Lilbit85 Lilbit85
    22-25, F
    Apr 4, 2011

    i have a 6 cm ovarian cyst on my right side

    and they are going to have to remove it with surgery i am very nerviness about surgery never had surgery and they are doing this tomorrow morning at 7:30 in the morning i am scared. then i have been told that it run in the family so if i have a girl i have to tell her to get it...
    queenbrit queenbrit
    31-35, F
    Feb 20, 2014

    Real Diagnosis Ovarian Cyst, Was Told It Was Ibs!

    a few months ago a was suffering from extreme stomach problems; gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, and agonizing pain. i was told it was irritable bowel syndrome, turns out a few nights ago i finally had enough and the pain and symptoms worsened and i had found out with a ct...
    meganwitham meganwitham
    5 Responses Nov 10, 2010

    I am 20 years old and on Thursday I am getting

    my ovaries removed I have had 7 surgeries in the past 8 years to remove my ovarian cyst and they continued to come back. Im scared. this year after 7 surgeries to remove ovarian cyst in both my right and left ovary they got as big as 21cm I started gaining a bunch of weight...
    valenballerina valenballerina
    1 Response Mar 24, 2014

    Dermoid Cyst!!

    I have always had this dull pain on my left side for many years, it wasn't really painful.....I notice at the end of Sept, the pain starting to bother me, i shrug it of, few day past, at night, i started to have fast heartbeat,  never felt this way before, my kids thought i was...
    Raeven09 Raeven09
    1 Response Nov 5, 2011


    When I was 17 Years old I went to school. During My first Period class I had a horrible pain, I thought they were terrible cramps. I called my mom to pick me up. When I got in the car my mom and her friend noticed I was very pale. They decided to take me to the hospital. I was in...
    TigreCR7 TigreCR7
    1 Response Dec 30, 2010

    Finally Had Surgery On Friday

    I finally had my surgery on Friday to have my ovarian cyst removed. It was definitely huge. They drained 6.5 liters of fluid from it. I think I might post pictures of the difference between my stomach before and after the cyst because there is such a huge difference. I feel a lot...
    Ashley868 Ashley868
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Apr 8, 2013

    Ovarian Cyst

    hello all, back in sept / oct time i kept on bleeding...so went to the docs and she sent me for an ultra sound... that was nov 25th , there i was told i had a 4cm cyst on my left ovary. It causes me so much pain!!! anyway - so about a month later, i see an gyno - and they are...
    ktcarp11 ktcarp11
    1 Response Feb 27, 2012
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    Aug 20, 2015

    New To Having Ovarian Cysts, Hurting, And Confused By The Drs.

    I have just been told I have a 3.5 cm physiologic cyst on my left ovary, but the pain has been on right side. It's been debilitating at times. My doctor seems not as concerned, and isn't very forthcoming with information.I am confused, hurt, and I have questions. I am trying to...
    dragonblue1976 dragonblue1976
    2 Responses Dec 18, 2011

    Ovarian Cysts... Scared To Death.

    Toward the end of 2012 I started noticing a lot of discomfort on my right side. Not pain really, just discomfort when I laid on it and especially when I had my period. I went to my regular doctor and they said it was probably muscular and nothing to worry about. On December 11th...
    Rebo9858 Rebo9858
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Apr 19, 2013

    Recurring Cysts

    I am 20 years old. I have been on birth control for almost 3 years now, but in April 2013 I started to notice what would be my first cyst. I noticed that my stomach looked "swollen" or bloated, and i was having dull pains in my abdomen that would come and go. Sometimes i would...
    cydneee cydneee
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 9, 2013

    Whats Been Going On..

    So as some of you know I had an opperation a while back to get cysts removed.. Well a couple of weeks ago the pains started coming back and I mean they where far worse than before I litteraly couldnt move.. One tues evening I was home from work an had went into the bathroom...
    deleted deleted
    15 Responses Sep 20, 2012

    I am 16 and my doctor found an 8 cm ovarian cyst

    but he won't do anything about it but give me birth control.... I want to get a job but my doctor said I cannot do any impact exercise or lift heavy things. I want to have a career that won't require too much movement now because I'm going to probably grow more cysts like these...
    AprulZ AprulZ
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 25, 2015

    Im 24 With A 8cm Ovarian Cyst

    I was told I need surgery I have no kids...I want to though in the future. Im not scared the fact that im having surgery becasue I want this pain over with. It makes me constipated I have to pee like every hour, my lower back hurts. It's been a nightmare. what im terrified about...
    kurlyrah kurlyrah
    26-30, F
    4 Responses May 17, 2013


    I have a 4cm cyst on my right ovary and a 3.8 cm on my left. I have had cysts before, but this is the worst!!!! Any ideas to help with the pain? Besides this oxycodon?:(
    Princetongirl2014 Princetongirl2014
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 14, 2013

    I Have A Six Pound Ovarian Cyst

    I just found out not that long ago that I have a huge ovarian cyst. I am not sure how big it is (I've noticed people say how many centimeters theirs is) but the gynecologist told me it probably weighs at least six or seven pounds. It started on my left ovary and is now so big it...
    Ashley868 Ashley868
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 17, 2013

    Not Sure If I Do Or Not? Help

    Hi, I've been having heavy and painful periods and painful lower abdomen pain about 2 weeks after my period and horrible bloating and excessive gas! I went to the doctor yesterday and he said its most likely irritable bowel syndrome, but I feel other wise. I've seen people's...
    ambie1 ambie1
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 24, 2013

    Ovarian Cyst - My Story

    I have been feeling bloated and uncomfortable for at least the past 6 months, which I put down to diet related issues. I have had trouble losing weight which I attributed to stress from work resulting in poor food choices and lack of exercise. I even don't fit into my work tops...
    keloz keloz
    1 Response Jun 29, 2013


    Hello all! I'm 30 years old, and I have ovarian cysts. My cycles have gotten progressively worse over the years, and about 2 years ago I started to experience even more discomfort by having cramps, heavy discharge, pain during intercourse, and frequent spotting and bleeding...
    Megglez Megglez
    31-35, F
    Jul 19, 2013

    Please Help, I Feel So Alone..

    I just recently turned 20 years old and am well into my second year of university. I have always had extremely painful periods and excessive bleeding however after switching from birth controls about a million times (there's no pill, injection or patch I didnt try) I gave up. I...
    karmalime karmalime
    7 Responses Nov 19, 2012

    Recent Diagnosis

    Recently I was diagnosised with a 3 cm simple cyst. I am told to have a follow up u/s in a few weeks to see what happens to it. I have been having pelvic pain, diaherria, bloating, and numbness in my legs (from my thighs to my feet) and arms for 2 months. Prior to this I was...
    anitah77 anitah77
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Sep 4, 2013

    In January 2014 I started getting sharp pains.

    I had lots of fatigue and was very bloated even when it wasn't my time of the month. The pain got so bad I went into the ER and they told me I just had acid reflux. I tried telling them that my pain wasn't in my stomach but in my lower abdomen. They refused to acknowledge me and...
    Anakitty11 Anakitty11
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 13, 2016

    I'm 17 and I was diagnosed with Ovarian Cysts.

    My doctors said I have three choices.. I can get surgery and not be able to have kids in the future, do nothing, or get on birth control and hope it helps. The birth control sounded like the best plan offered, however, my parents won't let me use it they believe it will just...
    MacKenziePatriciaLee MacKenziePatriciaLee
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jul 14, 2014


    Has anybody on here ever had an ovarian torsion? You please describe the pre-feelings of that for me? I am very worried that is what is happening to me!!
    Princetongirl2014 Princetongirl2014
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 23, 2013


    These cysts are hurting worse and worse by day. I feel as if the cyst on the right side ha grown. If I touch that area of my abdomen I can feel the fluid move with more pressure. Every time I twist, turn, crouch, or bend the pain is stabbing. The pressure get worse, and I feel as...
    Princetongirl2014 Princetongirl2014
    18-21, F
    Oct 15, 2013

    I was told many years ago

    that I had endometriosis due to my symptoms, yet never had surgery. I thought I was a big baby and I needed to just "man up" and deal with the pain and other symptoms I had. My gyno made me feel like it was not that big of a deal, so I just went on with my life. Some months were...
    Amie77 Amie77
    36-40, F
    1 Response Sep 16, 2015

    Just found out I have a 23cm ovarian cyst on

    the left side. I had no symptoms other than the fact that I look pregnant. The day after I found out is when my period went irregular and I started to get pain. Its weird I don't know why it would all of a sudden start to happen. I don't know anything until my appointment next...
    misskararae misskararae
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Feb 22, 2016

    2nd Time Around For This Horrifying Cyst Experience!

    Hello, I am new to this site but am so thankful that I have found it! It's so comforting to know i'm not alone... Well heres my story. Sorry in advance if its too long lol It all started back in April of this year, I woke up one morning with a dull aching pain in my abdomen...
    shuree04 shuree04
    6 Responses Sep 27, 2010

    Hi I'm 13 years old and 3 days ago I was

    diagnosed with a ovarian cyst. Really painful. I was fed and given pain killers through IV. I there anyone else going through this. If so comment your experience
    sara20014 sara20014
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 12, 2014

    So I have recently been diagnosed with a 6.

    7 cm ovarian cyst. The report didn't say whether it was simple or what not it just said there were no septations, nodules, or vascularity. I was able to see it on ultrasound and it looked like a black hole. Anyway doc wants to see me back in a couple months for another...
    Leash1211 Leash1211
    31-35, F
    Feb 27, 2015

    Just Learned About My Ovarian Cysts...

    After being diagnosed with an "unresolved UTI" for over TWO months, I finally got a doctor who ordered a CT scan and found a 5 CM cyst on my ovary pressing up against my bladder (hence the symptoms of a more traditional UTI!) This started when one day I was suddenly overcome...
    Eryn815 Eryn815
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Oct 26, 2013

    Hi all, I had a repeat TVUS a couple of days

    ago post a couple of admissions to hospital for severe abdominal pain. Whilst I was in hospital it was found that I had a cyst on my ovary. This was documented as a heamoragic cyst and I was allowed to go home with follow ups etc. The next TVUS showed that this cyst had a couple...
    lg12345678 lg12345678
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 12, 2016

    8cm Ovarian Cyst

    i worried about ovarian cancer and surgery tomorrow i want to keep both ovaries but they told me i may lose one ovary
    krismegoodbye krismegoodbye
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 9, 2013

    Ovarian Cyst the Worry

    Recently I started to feel a sharp kind of numb pain on my right side. I tried to ignore it and took paracetamol and ibrupofen and no joy. Most pains I feel never last that long and normal drugs always do the trick, so obviously I became frantic with worry. I am an excessive...
    ingwetrust ingwetrust
    2 Responses Mar 26, 2009


    I have been treated for ibs since jan 2012 then found cyst in october 2012 but did nothing, then had appendicitis in june 2013 and they found the cyst to be larger than an apple. Since then i have not gone a day without pain, i take 30 tablets a day. What do you do to combat the...
    SGreenley95 SGreenley95
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Oct 1, 2013

    My Huge Ovarian Cycst...

    In the middle of September, I noticed that my lower abdomen was harder than normal. A week or two later, I went to my family doctor and since I wasn't in any pain, he didn't do any tests. He said I probably just strained an ab muscle and not to worry about it. Three weeks later...
    KellyKau KellyKau
    1 Response Nov 24, 2008


    I started getting ovarian cyst at 14 years old. It's been three years now and I still get them. I have had horrible pains in my stomach for three years now and ill never get used to it. I cry all the time from the pain because it literally feels like a knife going through my...
    Josielee95 Josielee95
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 28, 2013

    I am so happy to have found a place like this

    where I can share with people in my same situation. I have battled with ovarian cysts and the symptoms that come along with them. I had a cyst on my ovary 1-2 years ago and I believe it is back. So, I went to the doctor to have it all checked out. No results yet. I made the...
    EmmyGo EmmyGo
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 8, 2015
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