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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 figure out why I have pain on the other side, what is a normal size for a phyisologic cyst and what does this mean? This is fairly new to me.
In September, I had a cyst burst, and it ruptured my ovary. The pain and massive bleeding from that sent me to the ER, where I also learned I was miscarrying twins. No follow up was made for either and no information given for either case. just go home, rest, take a hot shower take advil. (Damn Kaiser... at my routine exam 3 weeks before that, they found no cyst, no pregnancy, but I was 7 weeks when I miscarried and had the cyst rupture)

I went to the doctor a 3 weeks ago because I had a positive hpt and similar pains in the same spot as before. I haven't had a cycle since, either. After the nightmare, I didn't want to go through that pain again. hormone levels were checked, and are supposedly normal, and a blood test says I am not pregnant. On ultrasound, the tech found a cyst on my right side, where it hurt horribly while she was pressing on it. But the doctor says it's on the left side, and that a FSH level of 1.5 is normal, that at 3.5 cm, she wants another ultrasound in 2 or 3 months.

So I am confused. What I have read online doesn't match up. Even on the Kaiser site, it says normal FSH level is 3-30 (not sure of unit type) and from what I have read, most "normal" cysts are around 2 cm. What's up? What do you do for the pain? I work with preschoolers and a have teenager. I don't want a repeat of September... I feel like I have a timebomb inside of me right now.
dragonblue1976 dragonblue1976 31-35 2 Responses Dec 18, 2011

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I am going similar situation with my daughter. She is only 15 years old now. I took her into kaiser since 2012 for pain in lower left side. told me she was fine. she was 13 years old. 3 days ago same thing . Also in 2013, 6 months ago. Nothing been done. Yesterday at the ER I ask for copy of her catscan done in 2013 and yesterday discover she had a 3.5 cm cyst on her left overt who then was. 61.9 cc total weight . Now is 9.1 cc. No pain medicine was given, no follow up with a OB doctor. I know is hard to treat her due to being virgin but i feel they really should had inform me at the time. I suggest get a copy of your records , get a 2nd. opinion and be your own advocate. I had kaiser for 18 years and I always thought it has been pretty good but I have to say, after Obama care, and don't get me wrong , every one should get help, but my insurance has double and I am paying almost double around 1000 pr. month with a 1000 copay at the er who is not fair.less treatment because they have so many people coming in to the ER for really none emergency treatment like flue symptom so some one has to pay so I am really consider changing my instance to a pop plan. I really like my doctors but the paying patients will be force out due to less care, more money. The service is no longer there.on the other hand , state law they must see all patients due to the law and lawsuit. people are destroying their own healthcare system in this country who was the best country for healthcare in the world and we do have medical who also help the patients who can not afford the insurance. Now, I need to speak my opinion because I am pretty upset with the system. Most people at the ER yesterday had only a cold. Sneezing and they where at the ER. One older gentleman had stage 4 cancer with horrible pain waiting over 5 hrs to be seen. Is this fair. worked hard all his life to have insurance where lazy welfare people sitting there sneezing and they do not pay or contributing to our society . Button line, My daughter should had been follow up with a OB doctor ultrasound a few weeks later, etc. They dropped the ball but who is to blame. Our society today with all the freeloader who never pay for anything but just take. Some one has to pay the price . We need to help everyone of course but who really need help.

I am in a similar situation as you ,same size cyst on my left ovary I am afraid in lots of pain .I last had a menstrual cycle on month gao ever since I have never,my doctor does not seem so concerned but wants me back in 6 weeks time,I have been put on birth control. i have terrible stomach and back pain .Good luck and will have you in my prayers

Hi, it is frustrating. I am so sorry you are going through something similar. I wish doctors would be more helpful. Some are, most aren't. 6 months? Really? Make a big stink. At least 3 months. If you miss 2 cycles though, call. Or if your next cycle is late, or unusually painful & light or super heavy make an appointment. I should update my story because I ended up w/ a second rupture and have since learned quite a bit. I would be happy to share more with you if you want.

Hi I always hear about ruptures,you may share more with me if you like. I try and read up alot because I do not have medical aid ,I am on minesse once I complete the course I will go for another scan.It hurts alot after meals so I try to go without eating when I have to,I also wear less tight hugging clothing as that courses me the moment my menstruation is non existent.I am also under alot of stress but I am unsure if that affects the cyst or not.

you really should look into some medical help. Maybe mho who I do not like but I think you can sign up before 2/15 obama care or you need something. just google cheap insurance. You need to make sure you follow up with a Ob doctor. you should not have to live like this.