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I Have Ovarian Cysts

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    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

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    Finally Found Out The Cause Of My Pain

    I recently went to the Emergency Room in pain on my lower right abdomen. I was convinced I had appendecitis. I had a UA done to ensure I wasn't pregnant, then a CT of my abdomen was preformed. The nice nurse gave me a shot of Morphine in my arm catheter while I waited on the...
    jaderenae jaderenae 31-35, F 1 Response May 10, 2013

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    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 18-21 1 Response Mar 24

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    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 26-30, F 7 Responses Apr 8, 2013

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    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 26-30 24 Responses Sep 20, 2012

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    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

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    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

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    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 1 Response Sep 4, 2013

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    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 22-25 6 Responses Sep 27, 2010

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    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 18-21 5 Responses Nov 10, 2010

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    I Have An Ovarian Cyst And Have Many Symptoms That Are Making Me Miserable

    I have an ovarian cyst that is causing symptoms that are making me sick. I had menstruation all month and dizzyness. This month it started and stopped again. I'm extremely emotional and it hurts to urinate. The doctor woul'dnt help me because I smoke. Now I'm hoping to get some...
    bluediamond8 bluediamond8 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 25, 2012

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    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 22-25, F 4 Responses May 17, 2013

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    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 56-60, F 1 Response Oct 25, 2013

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    I might he said wait 3 months

    and we will talk if my symptoms persist
    lcgirl08 lcgirl08 26-30, F Jul 14

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    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...
    LOVEDBYGOD83 LOVEDBYGOD83 26-30 Apr 5, 2012

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    Cysts...

    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

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    Ovarian Cysts

    I had surgery for it 2006 and I went back to my doctor and they said that I have bilateral complex cyst. I have been trying not to worry too, but it is hard.  I also am tired of going back for surgery.  Has anybody heard of "Ovary Cysts No More" an ebook by...
    artricialove artricialove 31-35 Mar 29, 2009

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    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 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 19, 2013

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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 9, 2013

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    Just Had Surgery For A Huge Ovarian Cyst

    This week I finally had surgery for an extremely large ovarian cyst that has been giving me trouble for two years. It's been six days since surgery. The doctor drained 6.8 liters of fluid and the cyst itself was around nine pounds! It filled the whole abdominal cavity and had all...
    czygyny czygyny 56-60, F 3 Responses Apr 6, 2013

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    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

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    Help...

    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 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 1, 2013

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    Soooo... on my right ovary I have a 7.

    5cm cyst. (That's about the size of a baseball) I also have a bunch of uterine fibroids (other types of cysts) different sizes. They were found a few weeks ago after I had goneto the emergency room in excruciating pain and vomiting. I had seen my regular doc the week prior, he...
    Thekidsmom Thekidsmom 36-40, F 10 Responses Jun 14

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    Cyst

    The other day I called my mom because I was in serious pain to where I couldn't even walk normal. The left side of my stomach was in so much pain all I could do was lay on the floor crunched up in pain. SO, my mom decided to take me to the hospital..... When I arrived, they asked...
    kathleenboatwright kathleenboatwright 22-25 1 Response May 7, 2013

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    10 Years Of Pain - Diagnosed Tomorrow

    Please can you describe what your feelings were at the time of your ruptured cyst and how often it happens to you? What tests did you have to diagnose you? I was taken to hospital on Friday with a stabbing pain and it felt like something burst in my deep right hand side. I don't...
    Kerriab Kerriab 26-30 Mar 18, 2013

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    Torsion

    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 Oct 23, 2013

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    I don't know what I have.

    I can't tell. And the Internet says I could have a bunch of different things. I have a random stabbing like pain. It comes randomly but is persistent enough to notice. I can't really tell if the pain is coming from my pelvis or lower abdomen, but my mom says that the spot is...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    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 31-35 2 Responses Mar 26, 2009

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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 24, 2013

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    Large (10cm) Complex Cyst: Young, Broke And In Pain

    I have been having severe pain in my right side for several weeks (severe enough to wake me up at night, and prevent me from falling back to sleep). My first doctor misdiagnosed it as PID, and prescribed antibiotics. I frantically called him a week later asking when I should...
    AnotherOne87 AnotherOne87 22-25 2 Responses Feb 17, 2012

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    Has It Ruptured???????????? Parinoid W/ No Health Insurance......

    Hi I am a 27 yr old female - I developed an ovarian cyst back in June of 2011 - It was diagnosed in Sept of 2011 - at that time it was a golf ball sized complex ovarian cyst, they told me to wait six weeks and get it checked out again. I have no health insurance so I have not had...
    nursie2011 nursie2011 26-30 4 Responses Mar 29, 2012

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    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 22-25 1 Response Nov 24, 2008

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    Ouch.

    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

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    My Story So Far!

    Hi I'm new to the forum so here is abit about me and my situation. My name is Mandi I'm 33, I've got a 14yr old son and have been with my other half 16yrs. I have suffered with IBS for about 7yrs now, so its normal for me to suffer with pain and bloatedness. In May I went to...
    Mandi1976 Mandi1976 31 3 Responses Aug 5, 2010

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    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 31-35 1 Response Jun 29, 2013

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    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 41-45 1 Response Nov 5, 2011

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    Cyst Removed On Right Side By Surgery - Now One On Left Side

    I had a huge ovarian cyst on my right ovary, 14cm. Over a year of looking pregnant and having pain (pinching especially while having my period or ovulating) I went to a new gynecologist that said, surgery immediately… They removed my right ovary and fallopian tube. I was told I...
    madetaylor madetaylor 31-35, F Apr 24, 2013

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    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 31-35 1 Response Dec 18, 2011

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    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 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    :(

    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 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 28, 2013

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    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

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    :'(

    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 18-21 Dec 30, 2010

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    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

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    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 18-21 6 Responses Nov 19, 2012

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    Ouch!

    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

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    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 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 17, 2013

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    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 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 4

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    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 26-30 1 Response Feb 27, 2012

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    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 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 14

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    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 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 26, 2013

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    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

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    Related Experiences

    I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer one month ago. The mass on my ovary was discovered through cat scan in the ER because I had symptoms of appendicitis. on Labor Day weekend I had...
    Lmm14 Lmm14 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 3

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    I have had HS for years, IT SUCKS!! When I was in my late teens to early 20's I went to general surgeon to have the cysts removed, unbeknownst to me and the Dr what they were. Mid...
    2purty4this 2purty4this 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 9

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