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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 1 Response Dec 18, 2011

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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.