Ovarian Cysts Burst

How would you like to learn a few secrets to losing pounds fast? Whether you are having some success in your weight loss efforts or are struggling mightily, these secrets will definitely give you an added boost. Just keep reading to learn what these methods are and how to put them into use in your diet and exercise plan.

The Secrets to Losing Pounds Fast

To Get Rid of Junk Food Cravings – Snack on These Foods

The best snacks for you are ones that are full of fiber and protein. They are low calorie snacks that do a pretty good job of filling you up. Some great examples are apples, black olives, string cheese, low calorie yogurts, and beef jerky.

As you can see, that’s a wide range of choices. I don’t want to get bored of eating the same snacks day after day. Give this a shot for the next week or so and see how your body responds.

It’s worth the effort.

Perform Body Weight Squats Every Day

This is a great exercise that doesn’t get the credit it deserves. If you do these fast and deep, you’ll experience amazing results. You’ll tone your legs, thighs, hips, and butt.
You’ll also burn a whole lot of fat.

The best way to get started doing these is during commercial breaks on television. Shoot for doing at least 50 squats during at least 3 commercial breaks per day. If you find that you are able to do more than 50, keep on going. The more you do, the better.
You should be able to these very easily after a few weeks. Then add more commercial breaks to see even better results.

And do these exercises every single day.

These two simple and easy secrets to losing pounds will transform your body into a lean, mean, fat burning machine.

Fast and Safe Weight Loss – Results That Last

Are you looking for fast and safe weight loss that will not only help you take the weight off, but also help you keep it off long after you’ve attained your ideal weight? If that’s the case, then today I have few tips you’re going to love.

I’m going to show you how easy it can be make small changes in certain behaviors that produce dramatic results. So, no need to get stressed, we’re going to go over how to lose weight quickly and make sure it stays off.

Just keep reading this short little article to learn how.

Fast and Safe Weight Loss – Today!

Snack on bananas, apples, low-calorie yogurts, and string cheese

And that’s it. No other snacks besides those. This list contains two protein snacks with different tastes and two fruits with different tastes. And there’s a reason for that. These four foods take cover all the different variety of food cravings that almost everyone has.

If you have a variety of different tastes for healthy snacks, you’re less likely to reach for a junk a food. And more importantly, it makes it easier for you to adopt these foods as snacks into your eating habits over the long run.

This will enable to you to lose weight quickly and also have a means to keep it off for good. If you crave something sweet, eat one or two of the fruits. Their natural sugars are way better for you then the processed sugars found in junk foods. So, don’t worry about that. If you crave something different, eat one or two of the protein foods and those should satisfy that. These snacks are low in calories and can be brought with you anywhere.

All you have to do is start doing it!

During commercial breaks, get up and do jumping jacks

If you want to know why, I’ll tell you. Because not only do quick bursts of exercise work in the short run, but also in the long term. You can choose any form of exercise you want for this, but I chose jumping jacks to illustrate the point and keep things simple. When a commercial break comes on, all you have to do is exercise for the three short minutes a commercial break lasts.

Seven commercial breaks over the course of a day means over twenty minutes of exercise.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How often can ovarian cysts burst?
    What’s normal or is there a normal? Is once a month too often? Can you have one burst and then a couple weeks later have another burst?

    • ANSWER:
      There is not a number I can give you for the ‘normal’ amount of times ovarian cysts burst because everyones body works differently. If you want the cysts to stop forming, the best thing to do according to my doctor is to use birth control.

  2. QUESTION:
    Why do ovarian cysts burst sometimes?
    It happened to me today and i spent all day in the ER running tests bloodwork and so on. I was wondering why does that happen to a girl? Is that normal? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      they usually burst when your cycle starts so they don’t get too big. Sounds like you had a rather large one. I know I had some female problems earlier in the year and was told I had a cyst the size of a golf ball, so obviously mine wasn’t bursting every twenty eight days either.

      I had to have mine lanced and tested for cancer (I was asleep for it). Since that time the doctor put me on progestrogen to keep things working properly and to limit my chances of developing another cyst.

  3. QUESTION:
    How long does a burst ovarian cyst cause pain?
    How long can a woman typically expect her pain to last when an ovarian cyst bursts?

    • ANSWER:
      Depends on the size of the cyst that ruptured. Mine lasted a few days. Never had any symptoms when I urinated as the fluid just kind of left. I did go to ER in pain but it had been a few hours since it had ruptured and there was only a little fluid left. Take some Ibuprofen or something for the pain.

  4. QUESTION:
    Can ovarian cysts burst?
    How common is it?
    Can I die if it does burst?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes incredibly painful!!!!!!!!!!! mine grew to 4cm and when it ruptured ( three times before they could tell the exact prob) you can imagine the fluid going into cavity, felt like the worst period pain you can imagine, with painkillers the pain went but i think my body had to absorb or get rid of the infected discharge by itself. this was fixed in me by going back on the pill, apparently this gives the ovary a chance for rest, see your gyno. sorry not a doc and cant remember the exact terminology. Was never told i could die but felt like it.

  5. QUESTION:
    Do birth control (pills) really help to burst ovarian cysts?
    Junel 1.5/30

    • ANSWER:
      I get ovarian cysts and have never had a Dr tell me not to use B/C pills, but if your trying to rupture a cyst, it is not a good idea, I have had them rupture and it is agony.

  6. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cysts burst?
    What does it mean when it bursts and why does it burst

    • ANSWER:
      its like a blister, full of fluid. sometimes they just burst, i couldnt tell u why. i had one that burst during sex. obviously i didnt know it had happened at the time but i had horrible pain and the doctor later told me thats what happened.

  7. QUESTION:
    have my ovarian cysts burst i am in a lot of pain in my lower abdomen & lower back?

    • ANSWER:
      Can’t tell you that for sure but it is a possibility. It may also be a kidney infection. If it is causing you severe pain you should go to the Dr.

  8. QUESTION:
    Can an ovarian cyst burst while pregnant?
    In early pregnant can a cyst burst or is that impossible?
    Thanks for ur answers.
    Does it alwasy make u miscarry?

    Plz keep the rude answers or comments to urself. My God ppl.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes they can burst in pregnancy. I had one burst about a year ago right after I found out I was 6 weeks pregnant and it made me miscarry.

  9. QUESTION:
    burst ovarian cysts?
    About 4 weeks ago, my hip started hurting all the time.
    and a little bit of shoulder pain.
    When it first hit me, i couldnt walk.
    it hurt to lay down, to bend my knee, to do anythingg.
    it would hurt alot of the time when i did alot of walking or something.

    Then maybe a week later i had the worst period ever..
    It lasted for a week and i was bleeding through the super tampons
    in 2 minutes. i used a box of 36 tampons in 24 hours.
    I’ve had a little bit of spotting every once in a while for about 2 weeks.

    My hip still kills all the time.
    I have headaches and im alot more moody
    and i have shoulder pain..
    I also pee longer?
    I read something that if you have a cyst,
    it can affect your urination..
    I’ve been peeing alot longer. i may not feel like my bladders gunna burst,
    but i pee for like 4 minutes. Which i thought was weird..

    Is it possible i had a cyst that burst?
    My sister and i think my mom have all had cysts before..
    I’m very active too. so maybe that could’ve caused it to burst?

    • ANSWER:

  10. QUESTION:
    ovarian cysts that burst and then regrow cure?
    it has been going on for 6 years. have been in and out of hospital and the doctors say there is nothing they can do because of my age (19) i have tried lots of pain killers, anti inflammatory tablets, the contraceptive pill. i don’t know what to do. anyone know of a cure or got the same problem. thanks
    -I am still on the contraceptive pill, been on it for 4 years

    • ANSWER:
      How long did you take contraceptive pills for? They generally keep cysts from growing. They might not have an effect after a month, but after several months they may work. If you didn’t try them for 3 months in a row, then I’d give that a try.

  11. QUESTION:
    how long does the pain last from a burst ovarian cyst?
    I had a dull side ache for about a week and then it got really bad last night. This morning when I woke up the pain was almost completely gone but as the day has wore on I’ve gotten a bit of a dull ache back. Does this sound consistent with a burst ovarian cyst? If it does, how long is this dull pain going to last? I don’t have any other symptoms. No fever, nausea, vomiting, etc etc

    • ANSWER:
      I have had 5 surgeries for cysts. 2 of them ruptured. The pain was unbearable. I had to have emergency surgery. You can have small ones that rupture (most women have cysts in their lifetime). I would not think that you would still have pain though. See your doc and get an ultrasound. That’s the best way to tell. I didn’t have fever, nausea or anything else either. The ones I had that ruptured were really big though.

  12. QUESTION:
    Can an ovarian cyst burst twice?
    I had a cyst rupture a few days ago and last night I had similar, but not quite as bad, pain, as well as some bleeding. Could this be some blood left over, or is it something else?? How long is pain from a cyst rupture supposed to last?

    • ANSWER:
      no

  13. QUESTION:
    How many women have had surgery from a Burst ovarian cyst?
    I had surgery in march, and im still in pain when i have intercourse, and when im ovulating. Is it normal to be in pain 6 months later and loose interest in sex and men overall?

    • ANSWER:
      I have had re-current ovarian cysts burst, it isn’t much fun. After surgery for one it was determined i had endometriosis as well. did they check for this during your surgery? It may be that you have yet another irregular cyst, an ultrasound is a very easy, quick test that can quickly confirm the status of your ovaries. If this looks to be a problem that is going to keep happening to you, your Dr. should talk to you about hormonal treatment to help suppress the cyst growth. You should NOT still be in pain after your surgery, and if the pain while ovulating is more severe than “normal” crampy pain than you need treatment. it sounds as if this problem is really causing you to lose enjoyment in your life and that is a sure sign that it is time to step up treatment. Talk to your Dr. about the ultrasound and what medications and or treatments are available to you. Good luck!

  14. QUESTION:
    When an ovarian cyst bursts, where does the fluid go?
    I have several ovarian cysts, and one that was quite painful has finally burst. Where did all the fluid go that was inside the cyst?

    • ANSWER:
      it gets absorbed by your body.

  15. QUESTION:
    Can sex cause an ovarian cyst to burst?
    Well today I found out I have at least one ovarian cyst. But now I’m very hesitant to have sex because I am afraid it will cause the cyst to burst. It is the one thing I forgot to ask today, can anyone provide an answer? Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Actually every single woman has ovarian cysts. They only become a problem when they start to swell up. They tend to naturally burst, then grow back continually in some women, and not because of sex. Whoever your having sex with shouldn’t go that far up anyways. If they do, then you have a lot more to worry about than just your cyst bursting.

  16. QUESTION:
    best painkillers for a burst ovarian cyst?
    Hi,
    I’m 16 years old been to the hospital and they said I have an ovarian cyst that burst. Still feeling faint, sick, constantly tired and have pain in my stomach. What are the best painkillers for this?

    Thank you x

    • ANSWER:
      They should have prescribed something for your pain. You might try taking 800mg of Motrin (or advil) to see if that helps. Otherwise you should go to a gyno and see if they’ll give you a stronger pain med.

  17. QUESTION:
    An ovarian cyst that burst – could it cause a positive pregnancy test??
    I had an extremly large ovarian cyst for the longest time, and I was 2 weeks late when I started bleeding, but not too heavy. I went in 2 days later and the doctors said I had miscarried, and they followed my levels back down to 0 …. okay so the thing is, my levels were only 27 the day I went to the hospital, and they couldn’t have been higher than that, because a few days before I tested with HPT and they came back negative. I heard that Cysts carry the HCG hormone, so Im wondering if my cyst burst and that’s why when i was suposed to be 6 1/2 weeks pregnant, my hcg level was only 27 – (as I stated a little bit ago, was taking hpts every 2 days since 5 days before my missed period, all negative, but suddenly when I bled for 2 days I got positives) – so I was just curious if that may have caused my positive tests??…..

    • ANSWER:
      Sweetheart. Having gone through the same experience I know a cyst can’t cause HCG levels. The chances that you were pregnant are very possible. I to had very low HCG levels and my Dr went in to remove what he thought was an ectopic Pregnancy (Fetus outside the uterus) I was having pain so they went in to see. Turns out, it was 3 cysts, 1 of which burst and 2 others. After having them removed and drained my HCG levels skyrocketed.

      From personal experience, Cysts have caused 2 miscarriages very early on. We almost lost a 3rd but thanks to some wonderfully, in tune Drs. Everything turned out well

      I’m sorry. I hope you will be alright with this and make it through. Feel free to talk with other women about it. It’s very healing!

  18. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cyst burst and regrew?
    I recently had an ovarian cyst that caused me an intense amount of pain, causing me to spend about 4 days in bed trying not to throw up. When I finally got an ultrasound done, it was small enough to cause the technician to believe that it had burst, and that was what was causing my pain. She sent me to the GYN to be sure. During the pelvic exam the GYN said that it had re-grown and that I needed to come back for another ultrasound.

    I now have the same kind of pain on the other side (a stabbing occasionally and a lot of pain when it is pressed), and I am beginning to feel the symptoms that came with the first cyst bursting.

    I have never had ovarian cysts before. What is causing this sudden onset of them? And is it normal for a cyst to burst and re-grow like that?

    • ANSWER:
      The cysts are part of your ovulation cycle. It is normal for them to burst and re-grow (I’ve had this happen).

      For me, they came, I had them on and off for a while and eventually they stopped. Can’t explain why.

  19. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cysts??
    I was told yesteday that I have two cysts on my left ovary. One is fairly big. They told me to make another appointment in 6 weeks so they can check to see if the cysts ‘resolved’ themselves. I’m assuming this means burst? I have some questions:
    - if the cyst does burst, should I still go to the doctor?
    - where does the fluid go?
    - how much is it going to hurt? I already have a constant pain from it…

    Answers would be GREATLY appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      Ovarian cysts that resolve just disappear.
      If they rupture, they can cause internal bleeding & pain.

      I suggest you keep your appt. with MD & have an ultrasound test to see condition of cyst.

      If they need to be removed…you DO NOT have to have your ovary removed…find a surgeon who is expert in laproscopic surgery (done thru small incisions…go home same day.) & who does not believe in hysterectomies as 1st option.

      I had ovarian cysts & had them removed by laproscopic surgery. I had pain in my very lower left abdomen/pelvic area.
      Google: mayo clinic>>diseases>>cyst, ovarian

      Good luck to you.

  20. QUESTION:
    does it hurt more to have an ovarian cyst burst or be removed?
    I’ve had an ovarian cyst burst before. I’ve had numerous cysts since then and they didn’t burst, but did make things very uncomfortable until they dissolved. I now have another one, although I do not know the size of it, the ultrasound technician *who was VERY nice and very explanatory* was surprised as to how big it was and couldn’t believe it hadn’t burst already due to how active I am. I have a 9 month old that is now into EVERYTHING, lol. I am setting up an appointment with an OB tomorrow so I’ll know more then, but since I’ve never had one removed before, I was curious as to which one hurt more, having it burst or having it surgically removed? I know when mine burst it hurt more than my labor with my daughter. (I went all natural and had back labor)

    • ANSWER:

  21. QUESTION:
    Please help – Is it dangerous to have an ovarian cyst burst?
    My doctor was able to confirm that I had one burst not too long ago as they saw fluid around my ovary in a sonogram. Due to some of my persistent symptoms over the last couple of years, I’ve probably been having these cysts on/off. They’ve not really caused a lot of problems, except twice in the last 3 years, I had horrifically painful experiences that I’m thinking were due to cysts bursting. Horrible abdominal pain that had me in a fetal position on the floor, sweating, nausea, just downright hell. First time I went to the ER not knowing what it was – they couldn’t find anything at all. I even went for a sonogram a few weeks later to check for cysts and nothing was found then either.

    But now I’m wondering – if I should get that pain again, should I go back to the ER?? Is it dangerous to have an ovarian cyst burst or is it just unbelievably painful and I shouldn’t worry too much?? Please only answers from people who know what they’re talking about….

    • ANSWER:
      My daughter had this happen and I was with her in the ER. I’ve never heard it’s dangerous, but I’m not your doctor. I do think that it’s linked to endometriosis and you should be treated for that. Find a gyn that knows about these problems and will take your pain seriously.

  22. QUESTION:
    Can a doctor burst an ovarian cyst at an office visit?
    My daughter went to the doctor tolday and the doctor said she had a cyst on the ovary and it was getting ready to burst so he burst it. Said it was better to it to be burst in a controlled setting than her being at home and it bursting.Is this right?

    • ANSWER:

  23. QUESTION:
    can a burst ovarian cyst put you in intensive care?
    hi can a burst ovarian cyst hospitalise you and put you in intensive care?

    • ANSWER:
      If it spills it’s contents all over your abdomen and it twists or damages your ovary, yes it can be severe and you may need emergency surgery to drain the fluid, however not too sure that it could put you in intensive care.

  24. QUESTION:
    What does it feel like when an ovarian cyst bursts?
    Been having alot of pain and cramping this month. Thought it was due to ovulation but cramping was there for a few days, stopped for a few, and started again. I have been told I have cysts on my ovaries. What does it feel like if a cyst bursts? Also, if you have cysts on your ovaries does that mean you have polycystic ovarian syndrome?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, No, having ovarian cysts doesn’t mean that you have PCOS. I’ll give you a link to a website that has some good information about ovarian cysts and PCOS. It explains it better than I can.

      Good Luck

  25. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cysts and getting pregnant?
    I have had an ovarian cyst burst about six years ago. I was on a low dose birth control at the time. I am now on a much stronger one and haven’t had a cyst burst since. My husband and I are hoping to start a family soon. Having had a cyst in the past, is there a possibility I may have trouble conceiving?

    • ANSWER:
      Ovarian cysts will usually not effect your ability to have kids. For the majority of women, the presence of ovarian cysts has no impact on their ability to conceive. Typically, ovarian cysts remain small and don’t interfere with ovulation or conception

      Conventional medicine has really only 3 approaches to treating ovarian cysts – wait and see (& hope that it goes away itself), birth control pills, or surgery.

      Birth control pills are really only a short term solution to ovarian cysts. Often they will get rid of the cyst or at least reduce it, but only temporarily – it will probably come back once you stop taking the pill & ttc.

      Conventional medical approaches to ovarian cysts are very limited, and treat the symptoms rather than the underlying root cause. Have you considered the natural approach? If you take a holistic approach to treating what really is a profound internal, metabolic and hormonal problem, you are much more likely to get results.

      If you’re interested in getting more information, there’s a good website below.

      Hoper this helps, and good luck.

  26. QUESTION:
    do you get your period when you have a ruptured/burst ovarian cyst?
    ok well i have an ovarian cyst but i was just wondering if like when it ruptures or bursts would you still get your period that month or will it just skip it?

    • ANSWER:

  27. QUESTION:
    Anyone ever have an ovarian cyst burst?

    Yes please!! Any details you can give me would be appreciated!
    Yes please!! Any details you can give me would be appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      Not only did the cyst burst but so did the ovary. I had rather have a baby with no drugs than go through it again. When someone gripes about pain I tend to get annoyed they don’t know pain till they go through this.

  28. QUESTION:
    The doctors at the ER said I have an ovarian cyst and also they think I have had one burst should I have sex?
    I just got home from the ER this morning after a long night. My ultra sound showed a Ovarian Cyst and fluid surrounding it. So they thought I had a Cyst burst which is probably why I was in so much pain after intercourse. But my question is should I be having intercourse? I was trying to get pregnant and had a miscarriage so I’m not sure if I need to hold off on sex?

    • ANSWER:
      an ovarian cyst can be REALLY painful…if you can tolerate the jiggling associated with intercourse…then i would say that you have nothing to worry about…ovarian cysys are common and they usually break on their own…
      if it does not hurt, then I would go for it!

  29. QUESTION:
    ovarian cysts bursting?
    my ovarian cyst just burst (it was the most painful thing i have experienced thusfar…). is there anything specific i should avoid eating/drinking/doing for the next 24 hours? i called the student health center at my school and they said to take 4 motrin every 6 hours for pain, but other than that i’m not sure what else to do. it’s still sore and painful in the area. any suggestions??
    i know it was the cyst that burst because i’ve known it was there, and for the past two weeks it has been hurting. i went to the doctor a week ago, and they said it had swelled some, and they also found cysts in my breast. they said to keep an eye on it since it may burst, and well… here i am, recovering from the most painful experience i’ve ever had.

    • ANSWER:
      I suffer from this as well, and find warmth helps, I usually get in a nice warm bath. You have my sympaties, it is very painful. I get very heavy periods after this, with large clots, so be prepared just in case. Get some sleep and a hot water bottle. hope you feel better soon

  30. QUESTION:
    what is the difference if any between an ovarian cysts filled with blood and a chocolate cysts?
    before i was ever diagnosed with endo. i had a chocolate cysts burst on my ovary and it bound to my intestines. ouch!! 10 yrs later i m told i have a blood filled cysts on my right ovary. i had a partial hysterectomy last yr and was wondering if this is a sign its coming back or if its just a regular cysts with just a bit more pain and not endo related. and aside from surgury,…is there anything i can do to get it to go away quicker? or to make it burst and be done with it? anticipation mixed with the pain of feeling like your ovarys bein squeezed to death just aint doin it for me. lol and btw..its not strangulated. just hurts like hell. any help would be great!! thank you. t.
    ok but is blood in a cysts mean for sure its a chocolate cysts or not? and yes ive already done the lupron and its a horrible drug. i have permanent bone loss from it. been there done that with about everything possible related to endo. just wondering if this is the same thing repeating all over again.

    • ANSWER:
      Ovarian cysts filled with blood and debris are chocolate cysts; they are the same. They are called Endometriomas, often present in a lot of women with Endo and can become excruciatingly painful and quite large. I’m sure you know, but a hysterectomy is not a cure for Endo. The recurrence, such as that which you are experiencing, is quite high in the 5 year window following the procedure. If all Endo is not truly removed, it will recur, no matter whether you have uterus, ovaries, tubes, etc. or not. There is no cure for Endometriosis. Anyone telling you different is simply uninformed or is still adhering to outdated myths and old wive’s tales like “pregnancy, menopause and hysterectomy are curative.” They aren’t, nor are any meds a cure – they can provide temporary relief for some women some of the time, but they are only stop gap measures and all come with potentially negative and long lasting side effects. HOWEVER, there are ways to get help and feel better…my suggestion would be to seek the help of a true Endo specialist, one who can truly surgically *excise* the disease through advanced laparoscopic surgery. Excision is far different from the ablation, fulguration, cauterization and vaporization methods commonly used by most doctors who think that because they took a laser course, they are suddenly Endo experts. Typically, they will laser “what they could” and place the patient on suppresive meds afterwards. This is common, but it is not the best practice. Excision through any means (laser, monopolar scissors, etc.) is supported by scientific data as being the best way to eradicate the disease with a very low recurrence rate for the long term. Please visit any of the following websites to learn about excision and see one of the specialists:

      www.centerforendo.com
      www.endometriosistreatment.org
      www.endoexcision.com
      www.adlap.com
      www.drcook.com

      Good luck and I hope it all works out and you are able to be seen by someone who can truly help you, as those docs at the links above. You have a right to have your disease effectively treated and regain your quality of life – you need not suffer. Best wishes.

  31. QUESTION:
    Do ovarian cysts only hurt when they burst or can they hurt as they develop?
    I just had 2 ovarian cysts removed (one on my right ovary and one on my left ovary) They were benign and only fluid filled. One looked like it has burst. My surgery was only 2 months ago. I started cramping again and went in for a sonogram and found another cyst has already grown on my left ovary. They give me the worst cramps. But someone told me yesterday that they are only supposed to hurt if they burst.. is that true? Can I cramp because they are growing or developing?

    • ANSWER:
      They absolutely can hurt like hell and like childbirth when they are developing. They don’t have to burst to hurt and be causing serious damage inside you.

  32. QUESTION:
    ovarian cyst that burst and pregnancy, i have already asked but only had two answers please help!?
    i had an ovarian cyst that burst mid way through my cycle six weeks ago it was so very painfull i bled for two weeks and have not had a period since (its been about 25 days since i stopped bleeding). when i went to the hospital they said i had another two smaller cysts forming in each ovary. i am worried that i now can’t get pregnant. the hospital have been no help giving me advice or even telling me anything about this can someone please tell me everything i need to know. god bless and thankyou x

    i am also think i am a few days late with my period so could i already be pregnant. i heard that burst cysts can be a sign of implantation is this true or has anyone else heard this. i also know that cysts can cause irregular periods so i am not ruling this out either. though i have always been regular as clockwork. any more advice would be gratefully recieved thanks x
    i never said before that i was infertile, the doctors told me i am probably infertile but have heard since that people have still got pregnant with cysts. i am now very confused,
    sorry it appears i didn’t put enough information here, i will make myself clearer. i was told that i was infertile due to these cysts and due to an eating disorder i have lived with for 15 years. hence why i am doubtfull that i am already pregnant, my main question was answered that you can still get pregnant when you have ovarian cysts. depending on what type they are. but i have found that i am now more confused than ever. for the past few months since i was told i was infertile i thought i had accepted it especially when i only had myself to blame, but i am hearing so many different stories i just don’t know what to think.

    • ANSWER:
      I’m presently going through a very similar experience right now. I have cysts on my ovaries and experienced an ectopic pregnancy in Jan 07.

      Just last week, I had very bad pain in my left side and with such irregular periods, I guessed that it was just going to be a heavy bad one. However, after 4 days of bleeding, wicked cramps and noticed that my blood was not dark and odoured like menstrual blood, I went to emerge. At first, I was misdiagnosed and was treated for food poisoning. After two more days of pain and bleeding I was rushed to emergency to learn I had a burst cyst on my ovary and only time would correct it. After two more days of pain (even with heavy medication) I was rushed to hospital because the pain was unbearable (would not even stand/walk). My blood counts dropped a lot, I was rushed to surgery to learn I had an ectopic pregnancy in the same tube that my previous one from Jan07. They removed the tube, drained 1L of blood from my stomach and I was in recovery for 4 days.

      Somethings I have learned:
      - People with cysts have irregular periods.
      - You can get pregnant and have cysts – even burst ones.
      - Going on birth control pills can reduce your cysts from swelling.

      I’d like to also mention, the I thought I skipped a period in April – - but had normal periods in May & June. My bloodwork NEVER showed I was pregnant.

      If you are dizzy, still bleeding, stomach ache, bloating – - return to the hospital and be instant that you have BOTH internal and external ultrasounds. You can also request larascopy where they make a small incision and look around inside. Also, consider having your doctor compare your blood counts. You could internally bleed, not know it, and be fatal.

      Good luck and God bless!

  33. QUESTION:
    How long will it take to recover from a burst ovarian cyst?
    Today is Monday, and late Thursday night I was experiencing the worst abdominal pain(if I din’t already have my appendix removed would’ve said it was that) and violent vomiting. So after hours of the Er poking, prodding, blood samples and internal ultrasound…they THINK I had an ovarian cyst burst sent me on my way with Lortab and that was that.
    A few years ago I had similar symptoms and had a cyst the size of a grapefruit removed which left about 2 cells remaining on my right ovary. I have no insurance and they told me to make a gyn appt. Four days have passed, since it was the weekend I could not make any appts. Now I am so bloated and in pain I can’t walk straight and am always tired. I realize things take time, but I need some kind of relief as to when am I going to be able to go back to work. There is no way I can function right now since my job is very physical and fast paced. HELP ME PLEASE!
    My friend told me if I had insurance they would not have sent me home! Why am I any differant than any one else ?? That doesn’t seen like that is even a legal thing to do! Aren’t hospital supposed to be not for profit?
    I feel so foolish I call my job every day telling them I need more time. I am about to just say I need the rest of the week off(not that I can afford it) ….what else can I do? Can hardly sleep and the Lortab works but I don’t like the way I feel from it! Too much like vicodine. I can walk around the house slowly but only for short periods of time! This Sux!

    • ANSWER:
      All conventional medical approaches to ovarian cysts are very limited, and treat the symptoms rather than the underlying root cause. What often happens is that the treatment gets rid of the cyst, but then it comes back again – just like in your case.
      Have you considered the natural approach? If you take a holistic approach to treating what really is a profound internal, metabolic and hormonal problem, you are much more likely to get results.

      If you’re interested in getting more information, there’s a good website below. Good luck, and hope this helps.

  34. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to conceive with ovarian cysts and no medication?
    I’m asking this question here because you ladies are all prego! Congrats, anyway I have really bad cysts and they have seem to be alot worse after I had my son. This month I was having intense pain and I thought a cyst had burst. My doctor told me he wants to monitor me to see if I’m ovulating but he thinks I’m going to need an extra push and go on meds to ttc. Anyone conceive without the use of meds and having cysts? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Yes! It took 10 months of trying, but I am now pregnant (almost 12 weeks now). I have PCOS, but don’t take anything for it. I always said that if it took over a year and we hadn’t conceived I would go on meds, but I didn’t want to.

      So in answer to your question, yes, it does happen, it happened to me!

  35. QUESTION:
    DID MY OVARIAN CYST BURST OR IS IT MY PERIOD THAT CAME TOO SOON??? IM SCARED, HELP?
    I got off birth control 3 months ago and I have an ovarian cyst in my right ovary with 6 cm.
    I had my last period on December 1st.
    It was supposed to appear on January 1st.
    Yesterday I started having some pain in the lower area of my abdomen, and I’ve been feeling nauseous and dizzy, my flow is a little heavier than normal…
    Is it my period that came 10 days sooner than expected or did my ovarian cyst burst??? If it burst what should I do and what will happen to me???

    • ANSWER:
      Am not a M.D. but 1 of my ovaries burst couple of years ago & it hurt like hell – so much that I couldn’t stand up straight or walk on my own for a long time. If your ovaries burst, enter the E.R. immediately. Please pray for me as I just found out today that my other ovary has a cyst.

  36. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cyst burst? Or something else?
    I was wondering if anyone could shed some light on what they think might have happened here..

    I’ve had some problems with cervix / ovaries, which were discovered when I was pregnant. I don’t think any cysts were detected, but either way, I was recommended to come back for a check-up after I had my son. Well, I never did (I know, I know, bad idea), and my son is now 2.

    For the past few months I have noticed my cervix feeling tender whenever I have sex. Positions that are normally enjoyable feel “too deep,” like my cervix is being bumped, and I can only have shallow penetration, which is unusual. Then a few days ago, I was having sex and the same feeling occurred. We stopped for a moment because I said it hurt, but the pain did not subside, it just intensified. For a good 20 minutes I was curled in a ball sobbing, feeling abdominal pain that can only be compared to the pain I felt during labor contractions.

    My boyfriend and friend ended up carrying me to my car to take me to the ER, but on the way I took some pain relievers and by the time we got there I the pain was calming. I don’t currently have health insurance, so I convinced them to just take me back home instead.

    A friend of mine told me it sounded like I had a cyst burst. I have no idea what’s going on, but I’m definitely a little freaked out. I went today to get on a new health insurance plan so I can see a doctor, but until then — any ideas??

    • ANSWER:
      A cyst rupturing is a possibility. Painful intercourse can also be a sign of pelvic inflammatory disease, however that is usually accompanied by a fever and feeling very flu-like. If it hurts like you describe the next time you have sex, it likely was not a cyst, unless you have several that have formed. Regardless, I think it’s time you see a gynecologist.

  37. QUESTION:
    Had an ovarian cyst burst… need adult advice please?
    At the beginning of November, I had what I was told a functional ovarian cyst that had burst. I was told that it would take me up to 3 months to heal from the extreme pain I was/still am having. Now they never told me to refrain from having sex while I heal, although I thought it would be a good idea.. however, I gave in. What I’m wondering is if anyone out there knows what could happen to me if I continue to have sex while I’m healing… any infections, bleeding… cause the inability to have kids.. anything like that.. any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      Well..I think it’s because the movement during sexual intercourse might jostle everything around that area. On the other hand…well, my mom had ovarian cysts and a certain someone who’s answering this question fixed that :) So I’m not sure, but if it helps with pain management, I don’t see why not. On the other hand…well, I’d talk more to my Dr. if I were you.

  38. QUESTION:
    Anyone out there with ovarian cysts??? I have questions!!!!?
    Can anyone describe to me what it feels like when an ovarian cyst burst? I was diagnosed with them when I was 13 and I continue to get them quite often,(I am now 15). Just now I felt one pop. Well I couldn’t actually feel it pop like a balloon, it was a slow process. For me it starts a little in my lower stomach, then it gets severely intense going into my back, then back into my stomach. It lasts for about 10-20 minutes, but its bad! And I can’t even breathe because it gets that bad when it bursts. I still have a slight stomach ache from it.

    And do cysts pop every time you get one? Almost every time that I know I have one, a week or so later I can feel it burst. And quite frankly, I’m really getting sick of these things popping. It almost brings me to tears every time. I asked my doctor, but she said theres nothing they could do, a hysterectomy wasnt the answer, shes not giving me BP, and said I had to deal with it. Whats your input on this?
    is it possible that this stomach ache that I get a lot isn’t ovarian cysts? i just concluded that it was that, because I went to the ER and they said it was an ovarian cyst. But my stomach is still hurting from the one that just burst. I’m sick of them bursting, I can handle just having them, but do they seriously have to burst too?!! EVERY FREAKING TIME I GET ONE?!!

    • ANSWER:
      I personally do not have ovarian cysts “pop,” but I do have PCOS. I have heard horror stories about them popping and how painful they can be. Check out www.soulcysters.net, you can find tons of fantastic information about this. Herbs are extremely helpful for cysts too (that doctors wont tell you). Progesterone Cream helps shrink your cysts and gives you less painful periods. Vitex helps regulate you. Sorry you are going through this!! Shoot me an email if you have anymore questions. I bet I can help.

  39. QUESTION:
    question bout periods and ovarian cysts?
    the period right after you have an ovarian cyst burst.. is it heavy??

    just wondering what im in for.. I had one burst around sunday or monday..

    I also have a chance of being pregnant.. I am going to test in a few days if I don’t get my period..

    Also.. is it hard to concieve while having ovarian cysts? I have heard for some women its no problem at all, while others do have trouble..

    thanks in advance! :)
    i was in the ER on monday and they did a ultrasound and the Dr. told me it looks like a ruptured cyst…

    they didn’t detect pregnancy with the ultrasound.. but if i was pregnant I would have only been 1 week into it..wayyy too early to detect a pregnancy with an ultrasound (earliest is like 4-5 weeks)..

    I also had sex that night.. and also on tuesday and wednesday.. so there is a big possibility.. (along with on new years eve/the first/second of this month) (most fertile time was between the 28th of dec-2nd of this month)

    • ANSWER:
      If an cyst burst, it is usually very painful. This is due to the fluid within the cyst to irritate the pelvic area. I have a history of cysts and I haven’t seen heavy periods with bursting cysts.

      How do you know it is a cyst and not an ectopic pregnancy??

      I don’t think having cysts decreases your chance of getting pregnant. You should always use protection unless you want to be pregnant.

  40. QUESTION:
    Why am i bleeding?? Could it be ovarian cysts bursting?
    I have had bursting cysts in the past, and they hurt like hell but i never bled. I have been cyst free for many months now. My period COMPLETELY stopped about 2 weeks ago, and i know you can still bleed over 7 days but that’s not what this is. I stopped bleeding completely and now for the last 3 days and even after sex once i have been bleeding a little. I have had small twingy pains on my left ovary and also some breast gland pain. I even had cramping down my legs like menstrual cramps one night. I’m almost POSITIVE i’m not pregnant. Could it be the ovarian cysts causing my hormones to whack out and cause these symptoms?
    I have an appt. with a GYN on the 12th. My period was really heavy and clot passing too. Anyone have any idea? Uterine Polyps maybe?

    • ANSWER:
      It is possible that you are just experiencing some breakthru bleeding or that your menstrual cycle might be a little wonky. It’s a good thing that you are going to your gynaecologist soon. Even if your symptoms have disappeared by then you need to mention them to your doctor. Until then, unless the bleeding gets very heavy, you start passing clots or you start to experience pain, stop worrying.

  41. QUESTION:
    do you feel sick to your tummy and the runs when a ovarian cyst burst and have pain?

    • ANSWER:
      yes i have cysts on my ovaries, and when they burst it feels like i just peed my pants, and the stomach pains are horrible! pooping alot with it is also common, but go to the doctor to see if there are any options to helping you with them.

  42. QUESTION:
    What is the treatment for a burst ovarian cyst?
    I had an 11cm ovarian cyst drained from my left ovary in November 07 which came back and had to be removed in February 08. Since then I had been in constant pain, especially when sitting or during in intercourse. A few nights ago I couldn’t sleep as I was in so much pain in my pelvic area, lower back and it seemed to go inot my hips.

    I’ve just had an internal ultrasound scan which showed that my left ovary is covered with cysts again, one of which is just over 3cm and another has burst and filled my pelvis with fluid. The sonographer lady said it was an awful ot of fluid in there and that it was probably what was causing so much pain aswell as the cysts being painful.

    I asked about treatment and all she said was that the result of the scan will go to my GP and gynaecologist and it is up to me to go to them to find out what the treatment will be. I said I hve an appointment with my Gynyaecologist in 3 weeks and she said I need to be seen sooner than that as the fluid should not
    …be there.

    What is the treatment and how soon will I need to be seen? Is it serious? I’m supposed to be going away on holiday tomorrow.

    Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      You need to cancel your vacation and get over to the doctor ASAP first thing. There is no way in H*LL I’d wait three weeks to see my doctor for a burst ovarian cyst. If your doctor won’t see you then you need to go to the hospital or urgent care ASAP.

      Good luck, sweetie!

  43. QUESTION:
    If my Ovarian Cyst burst, will tissue show up in my period?
    I had terrible pain on Monday went to the dr and found I had a large ovarian cyst. I have surgery scheduled for tomorrow to remove it. Yesterday i thoought I was getting my period, but it was very light. This morning I woke up and the blood was heavy, with several clumps of what apperaed to be skin or tissue. Is this residue from teh cyst bursting?? Or another miscarriage (I had one in the spring..) My dr’s office opens in a few hours..just looking for words of wisdom until i call..
    I am telling the whole truth. Why would I lie?? I’m not sure if the cyst burst. It was found on Monday by my DR. Surgery was scheduled for tomorrow by my DR. I have not had pain since Monday, just tissue in the blood that appeared this morning..I have an appt later today that’s why I was able to use my computer. Thanks for being so polite and really making me feel better.

    • ANSWER:
      Hon, it may very likely be another miscarriage. Sorry. I have been there myself both with the ovarian problems and miscarriages and I know the anguish and pain both cause. You should reach out to your doctor this morning to let him/her know about this development. I hope you heal quickly and painlessly…I wish you luck!

  44. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cyst burst: help me prove my mother wrong.?
    So this morning I had the worst pain I had ever felt in my life. In a split second I went from being normal to feeling this giant pressure in my lower stomach, almost more like over my vagina. This pain made it almost impossible to move. I had to prop my legs up in a very uncomfortable way. I eventually suck a pillow under me but moving felt so much worse. It was a stingy feeling and I felt light headed , like i was going to pass out. I think i started to sweat too. eventually I had to call my mom to bring up some painkillers. I went to bed and I feel better but Even now i can feel a small, sharp pain.

    So now my mother is trying to convince me that this pain came from something i ate; these Jimmy dean sausages i ate this morning. I had like two or 3 for one and Honestly I think all of you can agree a stomach ache doesn’t hurt nearly as much as a ovarian cyst bursting, and you CAN tell the difference. Yet, of course i’m stupid and only 17… ( like i don’t know my own body!) and I have witnessed a friend go through the same thing. Honestly I think this is just another attempt for my mom to convince me not to eat and just survive off “salads”, because she think i’m fat. Though I’m clearly average sized. ( and they say I’m being dramatic)

    Anyways, please tell me your stories.

    • ANSWER:
      You need to get to a doctor.

  45. QUESTION:
    ovarian cyst burst need advice girls only please ?
    ok i am 21 and just recently found out i had cysts well i am on my period but i only bled for 2 days then stopped. last night as i was cooking dinner i fell to the ground because of severe pain in my side i couldn’t move it was paralyzing to me. When my fiance helped me up to the bedroom my pants were covered in blood but not menstrual it was more watery and as if i had cut my self i did do some googling and found that my cyst probably ruptured, i don’t have insurance and no money i don’t know if i should go to the ER or not i know it could be dangerous but with no insurance and bills already i don’t want to add on to my debt for something that will go away thanks in advanced for helping and please don’t leave rude comments if you knew where i was in life you would understand
    i know that it is a cyst they run in my family and i was diagnosed with it in december when i had a fallopian tube removed

    • ANSWER:
      You SHOULD go to the ER but trust me I understand. I had a cyst burst and had the pain you did. I went to the ER and it cost me 00. I am also un insured and I’m 19 so we are close in age. (you’re lucky t have had your fiance with you because mine was stuck 3000 miles away when mine happened)

      Except the hospital didn’t reduce my pain or give me a clear diagnosis.

      You need to go to the free clinic ASAP and get on birth control.

      Birth control can help clear ovarian cysts. (this is the advice my GYN gave me)

  46. QUESTION:
    ovulation with ovarian cysts! BURSTING HEEEEEEEEELP!!!!!!?!?!?
    i know i have ovarian cysts and i usually can feel when they break and its just a bit of pain. me and my fiance are TTC and around the time i was ovulating i felt my cysts break, is that a good sign or bad one?! usually i dont feel them breaking around the time i ovulate so i’m just wondering if this good be a good sign if we are TTC this month….help?!?!

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  47. QUESTION:
    what is more painful, burst ovarian cyst or child birth?
    a few friends and myself had a big debate about this, opinions please,

    • ANSWER:
      My cousin’s daughter has problems with cysts, and I know that she’s described them as being quite painful…but after hearing her descriptions compared to my three-time experience with childbirth…your average childbirth takes the painful prize over a burst cyst. Neither is fun.

  48. QUESTION:
    I’m 18 yr old female and I’ve just been diagnosed with small ovarian cysts. What can I expect? 10 pts?
    Apparently I have small ovarian cysts. One of them burst last night, which made doctors aware of my condition…Does this mean I can’t have kids oneday? What can I do to decrease my risk of ovarian cancer and from this happening again?

    How common is this for girls my age? Should I be scared?

    • ANSWER:
      I don’t know everything about this though I have this in my left ovary.

      Though, I do know that cysts in the ovaries can cause hormonal imbalances that can be related to irregular and heavy periods, hair on the chest, back and chin and lumpy breasts.

      Since one of the cysts burst, this might mean that you possibly need surgery, but obviously only your doctor can know for sure. Also, you might need to start a course of antibiotic therapy to reduce the chance of infection.

      It really depends on how cystic your ovaries are to get the surgery.

      Peritonitis can also be something to watch out for in the next few days, but if you get on the antibiotics you will be fine.

      Check the links out and i hope this helps a bit.

  49. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cyst has burst and when to seek medical attention?
    I have PCOS (poly cystic Ovarian Syndrome). I keep it under control with BCP. I had a cyst burst about 7 years ago, I went to the Dr at the time because the pain when it burst, well scared me, lol. I felt fine afterwords, no nausea, vomiting, low blood pressure, nada. I woke up last night and to the same pain. Sharp, sudden acute pain that lasted about 10 seconds. Woke me up from the dead of sleep, not very please with that. It’s a little tender this morning, but otherwise, again, I feel fine. I know my OB and all he will say is everything is fine. Unless I come down with other symptoms, should I even bother going in? I understand the risks of having a cyst rupture, but I have no other symptoms and it ruptured about 5 hours ago. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      ok if that cyst ruptured u need to be in the ER right away that is something you should not play with that cyst fluid carries poison so Please Go AND SEE A DR. ASAP

  50. QUESTION:
    What can be done about ovarian cysts?
    I have recently been to hospital due to a very LARGE ovarian cyst that had burst inside me…. It caused terrible pain for days and may make it hard for me to get pregnant in the future.

    Does anyone have the same problem? or any information about what i can do to help prevent the cysts

    • ANSWER:
      Oh blimey that must have hurt.

      I have PCOS & have had cysts before, but they were small & never caused me any pain, I do have regular ultrasounds to make sure there’s no large ones, but I seem to have the hormonal side of PCOS rather than the cystic side.

      As far as I’m aware, you can’t necessarily prevent them, but you can try to prevent them by engaging in a healthy, active lifestyle.

      http://www.marilynglenville.com/general/cysts.htm


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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Pregnant, ovarian cyst, Ectopic pregnancy?
    So i went to the doctor about last week and they said i have a ovarian cyst but all they did was check on my stomach, then they said i need to go get a sonogram so i went to go get a sonogram and they said they didn’t see anything but a little dot in my Fallopian tube so they said it might be a ectopic pregnancy, and they said it is not a ovarian cyst, but NOW they called me and said that its a ovarian cyst but i still think i am pregnant. Whats yall’s opinions?

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  2. QUESTION:
    Has anyone had ovarian cysts during pregnancy?
    I found out I have ovarian cysts about a month ago. Mine are the small percentage that are EXTREMELY painful. It is so bad that I can’t pick up my 16 month old and put him in his crib without feeling like I am going to cry. I just took a home pregnancy test and found out I am pregnant. Will this complicate the pregnancy? How will the pain killers I am taking effect the pregnancy?

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  3. QUESTION:
    positive pregnancy test. ovarian cyst. not pregnant. another positive test. HELP!!!!?
    okay so my girlfriend and i thought she was pregnant after the condom broke about a month ago. about two weeks later she went to the hospital and had an ovarian cyst, which they said could make pregnancy tests positive. they did multiple ultrasounds before surgery and then a pregnancy test before she went in to surgery and then sucked all the fluid out. she was negative for the test and they didnt say anything during the ultrasounds. we had sex about a week later with a condom and i stopped after about 20 seconds saying i cant do this right now after everything thats happened. i didnt finish and we had a condom the whole time that didnt break. last night, a few days later, she took a pregnancy test and it said positive. how is that possible? could it still be because of the cyst? they did ultrasounds and everything. how could this happen?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, i have a cyst on my ovary and have had it with my last 3 children. At no time have i had a false positive pregnancy test from having the cyst there. So that is not true. I dont know whether they are saying to you that medication she had in hospital may cause a false positive preg result? But as for the cyst causing it its simply not true as ive done several tests trying to fall pregnant with the cyst still there and have had no false pos.

      If they did ultrasounds on her then a baby probably would not have even been picked up at that stage as she would have been really early.

  4. QUESTION:
    what are the dangers of ovarian cysts while pregnant?
    I have always had cysts and they tend to rupture releasing toxins throughout my body. I am a little nervous now because I am not on birth control to control the cysts now that I am pregnant. At the doctors I was informed that I had another cysts, my last one ruptured right before I got pregnant. I didn’t think to ask any questions at the time because I was taking in a lot of information because this is my first pregnancy. I am curious as to how this will affect my baby and what would happen if it ruptures. Please help! I was also informed that even though I am 10 weeks my uterus is the size of 6 1/2 weeks. I feel like a mess!

    • ANSWER:
      The 2 options my obgyn gave me was to have it surgically removed in a few weeks by doing this there is a possiblity of having a spontaneous miscarriage. Or leave it with the possiblities of it getting bigger, bursting and putting me in preterm labor or it twisting around my ovary and having to get that removed in the end. They decided they are not going to remove it unless it presents a problem so far mine has not caused me any problems. How far along are you? Are they going to monitor it and see if its growing or shrinking? I would get some more info from your OB next time you go. I do know that lots of women do have them removed and go on tho have healthy pregnancy’s but there is always a risk of miscarriage.

  5. QUESTION:
    Having pregnancy sypmtoms did HPT but came back negative. Could I be pregnant or have ovarian cysts?
    This is week 4 of pregnancy symptoms that I have been having. It’s been 6 weeks since I last had my period. I am tired, nauseated on and off all day, dizzy, got breast soreness a week ago, white discharge, lower back pain, breaking out all the time with acne, bloated, no spotting at all, intercourse is feeling different like I’m tighter down there. I did a HPT in the morning and it came back negative. It’s been more than 6 weeks since I had a period. My friend said she didn’t know she was pregnant until she was 3 months pregnant. She did HPT too. Any advice? I am thinking of waiting a few more weeks to take another one and then call the dr.

    What else are the symptoms caused by.

    I haven’t had any abdominal pain or weight gain which seems to the common symptom of having ovarian cysts. Help?

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  6. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cysts during pregnancy??
    I’ve had a few before, and they were detected via ultrasound. I have a OB appt on the 3rd – if I tell her I think I have one, will she check?? I am in so much pain from it – I’m 100% positive that’s what the pain is because I’ve had the before and this feels the exact same, right where my right ovary is at (which is where I always have them anyway.) Will she check for one? If she does, and she finds it, is there anything they can or will do for me?? I know they usually go away on their own but mine usually take FOREVER!!!!!!

    Has anyone else experienced a ovarian cyst while pregnant? What happened with it?? Please help! Thanks!

    I’ll be 12w6d when I go in.

    • ANSWER:
      I’m in the same position right now only mine is on my left side the pain comes and goes but it is dull and annoying and messes with my peeing my bladder never feels empty when it acts up and when you press on it you can feel the pain like it’s gonna pop or something , I’m 13wk1day and dont have an appt till next week when I will be 14wks 3days, I too have had with previous pregs and it does go away I just never had this late mine usally go away by 10week, I am gonna tell my midwife but let me know what happens Im curious to know what they do for it.

  7. QUESTION:
    Ectopic pregnancy? Ovarian cyst? Something else? I am pregnant – advice please?
    I am only 5 weeks along in my 4th pregnancy. I have 2 children & lost my 3rd at 10 weeks pregnant in July of this year. I have a pain, its about 2 inches higher than my pubic bone, and about 4 inches to the left. I had a pap smear 3 weeks ago and the doctor was concerned I might have an ovarian cyst or ectopic pregnancy because of the sensitivity I had when she pressed there. She checked my blood and I was negative. Now I am 6 days late and have had 4 positive pregnancy tests. Is this a normal pain to still be feeling? I feel it every once in a while, nothing in particular brings it on. Any advice on this please??

    I am going to the ER in the morning, but am trying to get opinions for the time being. Thanks a lot.

    • ANSWER:
      That happened to me and the doctor said it was “the tell tale pain” its probably just the baby attaching itself. I hope all is well for you, but dont worry until, they tell you to..Good Luck

  8. QUESTION:
    Can fibroids or ovarian cysts be mistaken for a ectopic pregnancy?
    Can fibroids or ovarian cysts be mistaken for a ectopic pregnancy? I went to the dr yesterday and he said that i had fibroids and ovarian cysts, but i feel like i am pregnant.

    • ANSWER:
      If you take a blood test you will be able to see if you have a hcg level. If you do, you are pregnant.

  9. QUESTION:
    Can having ovarian cyst before pregnancy cause spotting and cramps during pregnancy?
    I’m 7.4 weeks, I was diagnosed with endometriosis and have ovarian cysts before becoming pregnant. Can this be causing my spotting, don’t have cramps just the usual mild to nothing. Can this affect this pregnancy, been spotting since 5.5 weeks.

    • ANSWER:
      You can definitely see spotting and have really bad cramping if you have cysts while pregnant. I watched my girlfriend go through this with her second child. Most of the time the cysts burst fairly early, it’s painful for a bit but then you feel fine and the pregnancy is not affected. She had one cyst that for some reason got larger than expected and didn’t burst until her fifth month, and left her on bed rest for a week to recuperate. However she was fine after that and has a healthy toddler now.

      The effects of the cyst are likely going to be felt by you long before the baby’s safety is compromised. The baby is safe in it’s amniotic sac, the cysts are outside of that, and even worst case scenario the doctors could operate safely to remove the cysts if they pose any danger.

  10. QUESTION:
    Help With Ovarian Cysts and Pregnancy.?
    I’m pretty sure that I’m pregnant.
    I have ovarian cysts on my left and right ovaries, and have been having bad pains in my ovaries. Some of it is because of too much running exercise, I know that but it’s been around 7 days since I’ve done any exercise and I am still having pains. Is this good or bad?
    Is there any advice that I can be given?
    Please Help.

    • ANSWER:
      if you think you are pregnant, have problems with ovarian cysts and are having alot of pain you need to get to the doctor ASAP to make sure its not something more serious like ectopic pregnancy.

  11. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cysts and pregnancy?
    Do ovarian cysts make it harder to get pregnant? I’m almost hoping that they do. I am on a birth control, Yasmin, and I’m wondering how easy is it to get pregnant when I have ovarian cysts?
    Please elaborate!

    • ANSWER:
      should be easy enough if the cysts are not too big

  12. QUESTION:
    Can ovarian cysts alter the results of a pregnancy test?
    I am two months late, and have had a history of being about a month late due to ovarian cysts. I have taken to pregnancy tests and they both said no. Does anyone think I am actually pregnant?

    • ANSWER:
      People may say that ovarian cysts can alter the tests, but they can’t. They do not change the hormone levels in your body…just cause pain. I know because I have multiple cysts of various sizes, some even large enough to cause concern to doctors. I have had 3 children and 4 pregnancies. If the test says no, you probably are not pregnant. Cysts do cause weird menstrual cycles and you can skip a few…also known from experience. Take a different brand test incase those are defective, but I don’t think you are pregnant….oh, and even through all of my cysts, all of my pregnancy tests were accurate.

  13. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cysts and Pregnancy?
    My friend was recently “misdiagnosed” as pregnant last week.
    She says that she has gone back to the doctor since then and they told her that she had actually had an ovarian cyst, and told her that she 100% for sure cannot become pregnant.
    She also is missing one of her two ovaries (I’m not too sure how true this is…).
    She’s 16 years old.

    She didn’t specify on what kind of cyst this was, but I was wondering if this was even possible? Can you flat out diagnose someone as pregnant and then take it back?

    Or could a home pregnancy-test say that she was pregnant if she really had an ovarian cyst?

    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      I doubt very much that her story was true.

      I have many ovarian cysts and I fell pregnant with triplets at 17. There would need to be a pregnancy hormone for a test to show positive. And cysts do not give out pregnancy hormones.

      I think your friend is spinning you a lie.

  14. QUESTION:
    repost : Question about ovarian cysts while pregnant?
    First off, in August, I was having these pains in my right side above my hip accompanied by bleeding. They did a pregnancy test and I was pregnant but miscarried over the next couple days. When they did the ultrasound they found cysts on my right ovary and said that was where the pain was likely coming from. This pain was there for about a month before this but intensified at this time.
    So, now, I found out a few days ago that im pregnant again. And again, im starting to have this pain in the same spot which im assuming is a cyst returning. Im just over 5 weeks
    My question is has anybody had a normal pregnancy with painful cysts? Im not supposed to see my doctor for another month but am a little concerned, its not really painful but just a small dull pain that i can feel there all the time.

    • ANSWER:
      You can have a normal pregnancy with cysts. A friend of mine had cysts, one baby with no major problems, but then baby #2 she had to have surgery to remove a softball size cyst-which is very uncommon. Your doctor will monitor you with ultrasounds if the cysts are growing too large and interfering with the baby. If you are truly concerned, call your doctor. That is what they are there for, if there is concern they will address the problem how they see fit. Don’t be tooo worried, many women have cysts and have very normal pregnancies, some don’t even know they have them.

  15. QUESTION:
    Can Ovarian Cysts cause bleeding in early pregnancy?
    Ok, I am 6 weeks pregnant, went to ER this morning for bleeding, they did all sorts of test and a sonogram and baby is fine measuing just right HB 188, but they did tell me I have an ovarian cysts. They gave me no explaination as to why I was bleeding. Could this be why? Anyone else ever experience this in early pregnancy?

    • ANSWER:
      I bled in early pregnancy, right about 6 or 7 weeks pregnant. It’s completely normal to bleed in the first trimester. As long as your not having terrible cramping or pain and there is no odor or clotting, you are fine. Since they did all the tests and everything is good, I wouldn’t worry about it.

      If it gets worse or you start having pain, then go back to the ER.

  16. QUESTION:
    Can ovarian cysts cause a woman to have a false negative pregnancy test result?
    Can ovarian cysts make a woman have a false negative pregnancy test? I was told that it should not bother it, but I have all of the symptoms of pregnancy and the home pregnancy tests keep saying that I am not pregnant. How is that possible that I am having pregnancy symptoms.

    • ANSWER:
      No. Ovarian cysts have absolutely no affect on the accuracy of pregnancy tests. Pregnancy tests test on how much HCG (the hormone an embryo/fetus gives off) in either the blood or urine, depending on which type of test you take. Typically, blood tests are more efficient. It’s a proven fact that not all women can get accurate results by doing a urine test, so when in doubt, it’s always best to get tested at the doctor’s.

  17. QUESTION:
    can ruptured ovarian cysts prevent pregnancy?
    i went to the doctor 5 months ago and they told me i had a ruptured cyst in my ovary…i really didnt do anything about it because i didnt know what that meant to have it ruptured so i left home and kept living my life, but now i have been trying to get pregnant for over 3 months and failed, i have been having sex daily except weekends, but its so hard to get pregnant..i heard its harder to get pregnant with cysts in your ovaries but what about ruptured cysts? PLEASE HELP ME!! im really trying to conceive or maybe i cant because of the ruptured ovarian cyst..i should also let you know that i have a vaginal infection for not drinking alot of water i only drink water like once a month and they told me its bad so it hurts when i pee..could thatbe a problem with getting pregnant as well? PLEASE HELP !!

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  18. QUESTION:
    PREGNANCY AND OVARIAN CYSTS?
    has any one been pregnant with a large Ovarian cyst on one of their ovaries? If so how does it affect the pregnancy??

    • ANSWER:

  19. QUESTION:
    how possible is it to get a false positive on a pregnancy test with ovarian cysts?
    my girlfriend said she has ovarian cysts and and she took a test and it came up positive the test said it could give a false reading with ovarian cysts i have been careful not to get her pregnant

    • ANSWER:
      No. She’s preggo.

  20. QUESTION:
    can ovarian cysts cause a positive pregnancy test?
    I read they can i have missed my period and got positive tests (home ones) But i read they can stop your period and cause a positive test. Am i pregnant or is it the cysts???

    • ANSWER:
      sounds like you are pregnant :)

      i heard somewhere too that large cyst can give you faint positive pregnancy test, but i don’t know how true that is.

      it seems more likely to me that you would be pregnant though! so congratz mommy! awww and on mothers day too :)

  21. QUESTION:
    ovarian cysts and a pregnancy test!!?
    i was diagnosed with ovarian cysts yesterday….but i have all the symptoms of a pregnancy….headaches…vomiting and back pain ext. im 8 weeks late for my period!! the nurse done a urine test 2 see if im pregnant but wasnt happy with the negative results so has booked me in for an appointment on friday to do a blood test and see if any of the hormone for a pregnancy shows up in my blood!!!…could i be pregnant but the cysts are over taking the hormone in my urine? or is it more likely im not pregnant and the symptoms i have are because of the cysts on my ovaries? bare in mind my stomachs big, hard and round making me look about 2-3 months gone!!! please help bcz i feel in myself im pregnant….do us women just no?!

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  22. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cysts and pregnancy?
    I have ovarian cysts on BOTH of my ovaries, me and my fiance have been trying to get pregant now for a year and two months, but I am still not pregnant, is there something “other than the ovarian cysts” keeping me from getting pregnant? I was told by my OB/GYN that I would have to have surgery before I could get pregnant. but I know alot of my friends were told the same thing and most of them have atleast 2 kids. could I be infertile?

    • ANSWER:
      Could be fibroid.

  23. QUESTION:
    Pregnancy or ovarian cysts?? PLEASE HELP?
    So I need some help figuring out my symptoms because I have no (known) history of ovarian cysts and I have never been pregnant.

    My last period started on Jan 16. I had unprotected sex 24-27. I started spotting on Jan 31, and then I had nausea and cramping on Feb 2. Since then I have had nausea after eating, heartburn, moodiness (though this happens easily lol), and extreme exhuastion. Today I got a little nausea after eating in the morning and then out of nowhere I had this sort of dull, stabbing pain in my lower left pelvic area. It didnt hurt too bad but it lasted a few hours. After that though, it turned into a dull, almost burning pain (very similar to menstraul cramps but a little different). I still have this cramping and I am just wondering if it could be a sign of pregnancy or ovarian cysts.

    Also, my nipples seem a little sensitive and they are erect and red.

    My period isnt due for another 8-10 days

    (took a hpt on Feb 2 but it was negative, I also know it was a bit early though)

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  24. QUESTION:
    ovarian cysts while pregnant?
    has anyone had ovarian cysts while pregnant? what did it feel like?and what was the outcome of the pregnancy? askin cause they say i might have had one ruptered and that was the day i found out i was pregnant. so im still waitin on the results of the tests to see if it effected the pregnancy.

    and also my hcg levels are at 260 and they said im 2 weeks along, but that dont make sense, that would mean im 4 weeks along right? sooo confused wish there were better docters available around me
    BTW i did try googleing it thank you. it doesnt say diddly squat only that its a very good chance of ending ur pregnancy thats why i came to the one spot where i could get answers from people who went throught the same thing, thanks but no thanks

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  25. QUESTION:
    Ectopic pregnancy, ovarian cysts, something worse????!!!!?
    Well I asked a question on here earlier about cramping after a period. I just had a period (September 3) it was lighter than normal but was bright red so I don’t think it was implantation bleeding. It started out as light pink and brownish spotting then it got heavier (which lasted 4-6 hours) then went back to light pink spotting then stopped the next day. Well anyways the cramping wasn’t bad when it started, it was just light cramping now its gotten worse. Its cramping into my legs (it feels like the cramping I had a week or 2 after I found out I was pregnant a few months ago which resulted in miscarriage) and its starting to really bother me. I’m going to make a doctor’s appointment tomorrow but I was just wondering what you think this could be and if anyone thinks it could be an ectopic pregnancy or an ovarian cyst? Would a pg test show positive if it is an ectopic pregnancy? Please let me know what you think this could be I have never had anything like this happen before(cramping like this after period). Thank you. And good luck to all ttc..

    • ANSWER:
      if you are having pains after a miscarriage, you need to go see a gyno, because something could be very wrong… do not hesitate! and write down a list of everything you have here… to make sure you dont forget something.. good luck, i hope all goes ok with you!!!!

  26. QUESTION:
    Has anyone experienced an ovarian cyst during pregnancy, and what was the outcome?
    I am 13 weeks pregnant. Had an ultrasound this morning because of pain in my right side that I recognized as cyst pain. It currently measures 2cm… Several years ago, while not pregnant, I had a endometrioma (cyst) removed surgically that measured 9cm. Just wondering if any mommies out there had cyst issues while pregnant, I’m just looking to ease my mind! Thanks so much…

    • ANSWER:
      Up until 12-16 weeks, every pregnant woman has a cyst that’s called a Corpus Luteum cyst. It is actually a part of the progression of pregnancy, it secretes hormones until the placenta takes over. Totally normal and nothing to worry about unless it persists past 16 weeks. And especially with it only being 2cm, I wouldn’t worry about it.

  27. QUESTION:
    ovarian cysts..and pregnancy..?
    i always get overian cysts..sometimes i feel the little pains by my ovarys and ive actually had to go to the hospital before because one started bleeding(not fun btw,very painful)my question is can getting them often cause you to have problems getting pregnant? i mean i have irregluar periods,i get cysts probably one every 3 to 4 months.it usually goes away pretty quickly.and also i wanted to ask.. whats my chances that i actually have a larger cyst this month..or could i be pregnant? i have some signs of pregnancy..but not exclusive to it.and i feel really weird.. not pain..but almost like im walking around with a full bladder and i can feel it moving and kinda weird when i sit down or roll over on my side when i sleep..could that just be an enlarged cyst.has anyone had this befor?

    • ANSWER:
      If you think you’re pregnant you need to get tested.

      But I have a history of ovarian cysts and was told by my doctor that they can cause scar tissue to form on your tubes and they can become blocked. So yes – you could have problems getting pregnant. If there is scar tissue on your tubes it puts you at risk for tubal pregnancies which can be very serious and life threatening.

      I haven’t experienced pain from the cysts as you have, but I’ve had 2 surgeries to have the cysts removed. I never had any symptoms with mine, they were discovered through an ultrasound as part of a pelvic exam done by my doctor. After my last surgery the doctor said that if I did want to have kids in the future I may require another surgery to fix the tubes.

  28. QUESTION:
    Does having ovarian cysts decrease the chance of getting pregnant?
    I had an ovarian cyst rupture in April and the doctor said i still have one. Man does it hurt when those thing’s rupture. Never been in so much pain. Anyway do they decrease the chances of pregnancy?

    • ANSWER:
      I’m sorry that this has happened to you and I hope that you are feeling much better by now.

      For the majority of women, the presence of ovarian cysts has no impact on their ability to conceive.

      Typically, ovarian cysts do not interfere with ovulation or conception.

      You will need to consult with your gynecologist for an individual evaluation, but I would say that NO – the cysts will NOT decrease your chance of pregnancy.

      If you are not wanting to conceive yet, then you should be using some form of birth control.

      Good Luck! =)

  29. QUESTION:
    Are ovarian cysts normal during pregnancy?
    Monday i had an ultrasound, and they didn’t discuss anything with me besdies they couldn’t find my left ovary. Today the nurse called me and told me she wants me to come back in 4 weeks to have another ultrasound because they believe there is a cyst on my left ovary. Is this normal, or should I be concerened. I am 12 weeks and 4 days pregnant, and she said the baby looks very healthy and nothing is wrong with her/him. I just don’t know what to expect.

    • ANSWER:
      First congrats! I am also 12 wks 4 days! May babies! Anyway, i dont think it is something to be worried about, my doctor told me that i have some cysts too, but they are left over from ovulating and will go away with time. They are normal to come and go because they can be left over from your folicals! hope i helped!

  30. QUESTION:
    Appendicitis, Ectopic Pregnancy or Ovarian Cysts?
    I’m going to start from the beginning with this one as it confuses me never mind anyone else! It is quite a few questions really! I’ll understand if you can’t be bothered to read it all – I’m just stressing a bit!

    My period was due 6 days ago but the day before I was in agony – I had a stitch like pain all over my abdomen (from under my breasts to the top of my legs). It was a constant pain for about 24 hours then it started to ease off. During this 24 hours I called my doctor and made an appointment. I got one for the next day.

    When I went in the next day the pain had subsided but it was still pretty painful so the doctor examined me. She prodded around in my stomach and it really hurt when she pressed down on my lower right abdomen. She thought it could be appendicitis or ectopic pregnancy. She did a pregnancy test and that came back negative so she sent me to hospital.

    I arrived at the hospital and after the usual 2 and half hour wait I was seen by a surgeon who said because the pain had subsided he thought he may have been an ovarian cyst that burst causing the pain and now my body was reabsorbing the fluid. Which makes sense.

    But I’m still worried. My period still hasn’t turned up and I’m still waiting for the doctor’s to ring to arrange a scan (to check for more ovarian cysts), I’m also still in agony (not as bad as when it started but it still bloody hurts). I’m taking four lots of paracetamol a day (my limit) and it doesn’t touch the pain! It’s always there!

    Also, my friend just found out she was 12 weeks pregnant and she’s been getting false negatives for 8 weeks of that pregnancy. She got our other friend to do a pregnancy test (she’s 8 months pregnant) and (to her shock) that also came back negative. I’ve also had the following syptoms;
    No period pain – or period – just the weird stitch like pain
    Nausea – constantly
    Dizzy Spells
    Enhanced Smell – I can smell stuff better than anyone around me – been told it’s a sign of pregnancy
    Tired all the time! I’m sleeping almost 12 hours a night and I’m still knackered!
    Crying/Emotional for no reason
    Constipation – I haven’t been since before period was due
    Covered in spots – usually spot free
    Headaches – think this is because I’m so tired
    Backache – but I do suffer from this sometimes anyway
    Sore/Tender Breasts – somedays my nipples are so sore I can’t touch them
    Dreams of pregnancy – I think this is because I’m hoping I am
    Craving sweet things – I’m a savoury kinda girl!

    So my questions are;
    I’ve heard that ovarian cysts can effect you fertility. Is this correct?
    The test at the doctors was negative but could I still be pregnant?
    If I am pregnant could it be ectopic? Is this why I’m in pain?
    I’m taking a lot of paracetamol should I cut down until I have a positive or negative pregnancy result?
    Will the scan show up the pregnancy? They’ll be looking for ovarian cysts not preganancy.
    I’m taking folic acid everyday (have been since we started trying) could this be what’s causing the pain?

    I guess I just want some reassurance really. My partner and I have been trying for a baby but we’ve said when it happens it happens. I know stressing about it won’t help either!

    Anyone got any advice to calm my nerves before I get the results of my scan? I’m calling the doctor today to try and sort out my appointment. I think I’m also going to do a home pregnancy test – probably tomorrow morning – to put my mind at ease!

    Thanks in advance!
    I’m going to phone the doctor’s later and find out if I can have a blood test to check. But until then I’ll pop to the chemist and get a home pregnancy test to double check in the morning!

    My friend (who is 12 weeks) said her blood test came back that she had something wrong with one of her hormone’s but wasn’t pregnant – then she found out she was. Is that possible??

    • ANSWER:
      Q.1 Yes, ovarian cysts can affect fertilty, they produce a lot of hormones found in pregnancy, but obviously not hcg, which a hpt looks for.

      Q.2 Yes, you could still be pregnant. Hcg levels do not increase the same way in an ectopic pregnancy as in a normal pregnancy. When i had my ectopic i went between faint positives and negatives all the time. The doctor needs to do a Beta hcg reading from a blood test to detect hcg in an ectopic. they will rise and fall and that should be monitired as part of diagnosis.

      Q.3 Yes, you have a lot of symptoms of ectopic pregnancy. My pain came and went, it wasnt constant, and that’s how mine was missed. I didnt tick the correct symptom boxes. It was my blood levels gave it away. However, you havent had a positive hpt at all have you? Only a blood test will tell.

      Q.4 Consult your GP. you should be fine with paracetamal, but if you are in that much pain, you need to be re-seen.

      Q.5 No, an ectopic pregnancy will not show up in a scan unless it is being specifically searche for. even then it can be missed. Ectopic means ouside of the womb. When a scan is done when a woman is known to be pregnant and has these symptoms it is used to detect a faltering pregnancy inside the womb. It rules it out, it dosent detect it. If the pregnancy is located in a fallopian tube or beside the ovary it is very difficult to spot. Remember this isnt, never was and is never going to be a baby. It’s a mass of cells and may present itself as a small bulge in the tube, or not be detectable at all. An ovarian cyst can be detected this way, but then they are very very common in early pregnancy anyway, as that particular ovary has all the work to do producing the hormones your body needs to maintain a healthy pregnancy.

      A healthy pregnancy at this stage will show up in the scan, but if your urine hcg level is reading as negative then it isnt likely to be seen. An egg sac can be seen anywhere between 4 and 5 weeks. It may just appear as a black circle in the womb lining, so they wont confirm pregnancy but can let you know pregnancy is likely.

      Q.6 No, folic acid would not be affecting you like this, it is naturally found in many many food stuffs..

      What you have described above, arriving at the hospital and then the pain subsiding happened to me. It was an ectopic pregnancy. It wasnt detected until 6 weeks and 3 days. Which is really far on, i’m a very very lucky girl. you need to get your bloods monitored, this is the best way to detect. In my opinion you need to get a second opinion or do something today. Ectopic pregnancy is a life threatening condition. If you think you have one you need checked out. Urgently. Have any beta hcg’s been done?

      Edit: If you have had beta hcg done and it read negative this couldnt possibly be an ectopic. you will ALWAYS get a positive blood result. If you havent had one done, just ask.

      Edit: your friend at 12 weeks? Yeah, i guess so. no lab is infallable. they could have read her other bloods as increased progesterone etc but misread her hcg levels. They go into different blood vials and are seen by different technicians, the results are loaded at different times on to a computer and then can be read by the hospital. My hcg results were always back in about 2 hrs. Other hormones were a few days. Mistakes can happen. If she is 12 weeks she will be having her first scan etc and all must be well.

      .

  31. QUESTION:
    ovarian cysts and pregnancy?
    i was diagnosed about 2 months ago with ovarian cysts. (im still in my teens, if that matters in this for some reason) anyways is it normal to miss a period when you have them? I am definitely not pregnant (and yes i know that for a fact). other than that, what are the chances of being able to have kids in the future with them? do the chances totally decrease because of my cysts? no rude answers please!

    • ANSWER:
      I don’t know what stage of puberty you are at, but in teenagers, it is quite common to have irregular cycles and miss periods especially in the first 1-2 years after starting menstruation. This is because the hormones that govern your period are fluctuating all over the place in the early stages of puberty, resulting in erratic cycles. Ovarian cysts are very common during this time as well because ovarian cysts are usually “functional” i.e. they arise as a result of hormonal stimulation of cells in your ovaries; as mentioned previously, hormones are plentiful during early puberty.

      If you are otherwise healthy, it is most likely that the cysts were an incidental cause, i.e. the missed period had nothing to do with the cysts being present and they are not related.

      HOWEVER, there is a specific state of hormonal imbalance called “polycystic ovarian syndrome” where ovarian cysts are associated with missed periods, but usually also include other symptoms like obesity, excess male hormone levels causing problems with excessive hair and also decreased fertility (not completely unable to have children, but may have difficulty)

      There are blood tests which can help your doctor let you know whether you have polycystic ovarian syndrome. It is a pretty complicated topic. If you are really concerned, you should ask your doctor to talk to you more about this

  32. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cysts and pregnancy tests?
    for about a month I’ve been thinking I was pregnant.. I’ve taken a bunch of tests and all were negative. I got violently ill tonight, my boobs have been sore for days, my back is killing me, and I’ve been exhausted for weeks. I don’t know why I never thought of this before.. I found out I had an ovarian cyst a few years ago. Sometimes it bothers me a lot, sometimes not at all. The things I’ve been feeling lately are NOT from a cyst. So my question is.. how can an ovarian cyst effect pregnancy test results? I found a few things about it online but not as much as I’d like. I’m going to keep looking, but ANY information/ personal experiences you could tell me would be greatly appreciated! Thank you so much.

    I read that it can cause false positives. I also just read about a lady who kept getting negatives and went to the doctor about it and she was pregnant. She took another test when she got home and it still said negative. I really want to know more about things like that happening, but I can’t find much.

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  33. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have a ovarian cyst while pregnant?
    I am 16 weeks pregnant with my first baby. Went in to hospital to have it removed as its 12cm by 9cm . thats when u found out i was 7 weeks pregnant. anyone have similar experience. How can you tell which is pregnancy pain and cyst. I was in a lot of pain with the cyst until 8 weeks pregnant and it vanished thn came back when i was 14 and half weeks.

    • ANSWER:
      i have a ovarian cycst the size of a golf ball, the doctor told me i would never get pregnant so when i became pregnant it was super unexpected.
      i am now 41 weeks pregnant, and you can decipher the pain between cyst and baby,
      atleast i could
      cyst is on your ovary, baby is in a different place
      good luck and congrats
      definatly ask your doctor cause this is only what i found with myself

  34. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cysts and pregnancy??? PLease Help!?
    Hi everyone I have been trying to get pregnant (this is my third month trying) anyways I ovulated and had sex with my hubby about two days ago but now I am having very bad pains and I have had history ovarian cysts but i haven’t had them for awhile and it definitely feels like there back but just on the side that I ovulated on I think….ne ways my question is will ovarian cysts complicate the process of trying to get pregnant????? Please help me……

    • ANSWER:
      In my experience, yes…. I have been having hemorrhagic cysts for a few years and have not conceived my 2nd child yet after 3 years of trying. I am assuming that the cysts are part of the problem, whether the cause or another symptom, I am not sure. I have always suspected I have Polycystic ovarian syndrome, though my doctor has not diagnosed this.

      One of the symptoms of an ovarian cyst is infertility, but this does not mean that you will not conceive. Cysts are very common, affecting most women at one time or another.

      What type of cysts have you had? There are several kinds, and each means something different as far as fertility goes. Talk to your doctor and see what she thinks.

      Three months is not very long to be trying, don’t give up! Good luck to you….

  35. QUESTION:
    Will an ovarian cyst ALWAYS make a pregnancy test positive if it is one that produces HCG?
    I have taken 8 pregnancy tests (2 come in each pack) 4 last saturday and 4 yesterday that all said positive…i dont want to worry my parents if its an ovarian cyst because i was on the pill which can have side effect of cysts. How likely is it that this is a cyst or am i really pregnant?

    • ANSWER:
      It is EXTREMELY unlikley that the cysts are causeing your pos preg test.
      Like 1 in 1,000,000 chance.

      You are pregnant. You need to see a doctor, and tell your parents.

  36. QUESTION:
    So…..is it possible that I am still pregnant? or have ovarian cysts?
    I think that I may either be pregnant or have ovarian cysts because I have all these pregnancy-like symptoms. (period that showed up 2 weeks late that was shorter than normal, fatique, lightheadedness, metal taste in mouth, sensations in my abdomen (I think they are either round ligament pains if I am pregnant or they could be ovarian cysts if I am not pregnant.)

    I’ve had a negative pee test, negative blood test, but for some reason when I had other things checked just in case, they told me that one of my liver enzymes, alkaline phosphatase, is slightly elevated and the medical center who ordered the blood tests for me are now asking if they can test me for mono…which is completely ludicrous! Because the only symptoms that I have for mono is lightheadedness, fatigue, and weightloss (I lost 15 lbs, but quickly gained back 5lbs). No fever, no sore throat, no headaches, no loss of appetite (I am a BIG eater!), no rash, etc…)

    I’m going to get tested for mono elsewhere, but I’m going to get a second opinion as well because when I asked the first medical center about the possibility of ovarian cysts, they completely disregarded everything that I brought up to them,

    Have any of you had negative pregnancy (both blood and urine) tests and then found out later you were really pregnant?
    Just so you know…my periods have always been regular….and the most I’ve ever been late was 1 or 2 days. I was 15 days late.

    Holly, you’re right…I’m probably gay.

    Thanks for the info, Lize.

    Twisted ninjette: rashes are always listed as a symptom for mono. But I don’t have any rashes…but I guess it is still possible to have it. Rashes or no Rash.

    My boyfriend doesn’t have mono…and neither do my roommates….or anybody else I know. Last time I knew of anybody who has mono was in high school. Which was about 8 years ago.

    • ANSWER:
      I was in your same boat… Swore I was pregnant! But my doctor did an ultra sound and found that I had a strand of pearl on my ovaries. I felt the exact same way and my breat were killing me! Turns out it was because my hormones were out of whack because of the cycsts. There is a possiblity that you could still be pregnant and miscalculated your period or you ovulated late, but I would go back to the doctor and demand that they test to see if you have PCOS. Not many doctors are trained and understand quite what it is. So if they are not willing to do anything for you, I would suggest finding a new doctor. I would also suggest if not already that you are seeing a doctor that specializes in womens health, not just a normal doctor.

  37. QUESTION:
    Pregnant and ovarian cysts.?
    Ok so I’ve had ovarian cysts in the past before this pregnancy. I am now 17 weeks and have been feeling pain like when i had the cysts. Is it possible for them to come back during a pregnancy? At my 12 week ultrasound, she said my ovaries are fine but i’ve had so many problems with my ovaries that I don’t know what to expect. I’m going to the doctors on thursday

    • ANSWER:
      I have one but I am 12 weeks and they said it most likely has been there since I conceived. Maybe they just missed it on your 1st ultrasound. Good luck at the doctor’s office. I am sure whatever it is you will be okay.

  38. QUESTION:
    REPOST- SO WORRIED. Is it an ovarian cyst, something else? Am I pregnant? Is it an ECTOPIC Pregnancy?
    i’m 17 and i’m scared what is happening to me.

    I had my last period on the 31st of august. on saturday the 12th I started feeling slight nausea but i didnt think anything was wrong. On wednesday the 16th I got sharp cramps that felt like they were on my right ovary. the area hurts on and off and is still tender but but hurts less over time. the whole time i have been feeling slight nausea and also on friday my ankles started hurting. i threw up last night for the first time. today so far there hasnt been any nausea but i feel bloated.

    i’ve never experienced anything like this before, especially during this time. occasionally i’ll get throbbing
    pain around my ovaries when i have sex with my boyfriend (who has a very large and slightly curved penis) but it will stop within an hour. I only had comparable pain to this once but felt it immediately during sex. I threw up soon after from what i think was the pain.

    my bf thinks i might have ovarian cysts but i’ve never felt this kind of pain before i started having sex with him 6 months ago. i know the pain after sex might be his size and shape but i normally never show any of the symptoms of ovarian cysts.

    i don’t normally have pain halfway thru my cycle. i have never felt anything during ovulation, i have never even kept track of my ovulation. my period is inconsistent, sometimes it is 27 days other times it is 33 or more days.

    after reading lots of stuff online about the nausea and the ovary cramps im starting to think im pregnant. i dont have any other symptoms except i was moody on thurs, no spotting, no sore breasts, no abnormal fatigue. recently my boyfriend has noticed my cm getting really thick. he says my cervix still feels soft and unplugged.

    i am worried after reading the symptoms of ectopic pregnancy. for a while i have had a feeling that i am infertile. i used to have sex several times a day every day with my past 2 boyfriends, though i used condoms and spermicide. there were countless times that the condom broke and their semen got into my vagina. i was almost positive every single one of those times that i would get pregnant and i never did.

    i have pretty heavy periods every month i can soak an entire thick pad in a few hours. this is another sign i’ve read about infertility.

    i’m scared now after reading that ectopic pregnancies show pain on only one side. the worst part is that they can show up as negative on home tests and i won’t even know if i truly am pregnant. i am assuming the worst here, that im pregnant in the first place and that its ectopic. i’m afraid to wait until my period comes in 1.5~2 wks because i heard thats when the pain gets unbearable if its ectopic. I want answers asap
    i wanna know if this is something planned parenthood can deal with.
    right now i am 7-10 days pdo and im just so scared since i have never experienced any of this before.

    plz reply ASAP THANKS

    • ANSWER:
      you need to get to the doctor as soon as you can, hopefully they can then tell if you are pregnant or not and arrange a pelvic scan to see exactly what is going on. I had pains and still do occasionally but i have no cysts, one of my friends has had cysts and didnt have much pain at all, and another friend had bad pain, felt like it was in her kidneys, and she had an ectopic but she was also experiencing bleeding. You definately need to get checked out asap to rule things out.

  39. QUESTION:
    Is an ovarian cyst during pregnancy dangerous?
    Hi, when I was told I was pregnant. The doctor discover and ovarian cyst on my left side. I’m 18 weeks pregnant with no complications. Does anyone know is it dangerous to have a cyst during pregnancy.. Or have gone through the same situation?? Thank you for answering.. :)

    • ANSWER:
      It is not dangerous to the baby whatsoever. They usually tend to go away on their own.
      If you feel sharp pain where the cyst is, keep it in check. It could be because its twisting or it has burst. If it gets too big (rarely), the docs will drain it laparoscopically and it does not touch the baby.

  40. QUESTION:
    Do ovarian cysts sometimes mimic the symptoms of pregnancy?
    Do ovarian cysts sometimes mimic the symptoms of pregnancy??? My last menstrual period was on 11/24… I went into the hospital two nighs ago and they told me that I have a 2cmX4cm cyst on my ovary… It is a functional cyst… they said that when the egg broke through the ovary a cyst grew over it.. and it should go away once I get my period…. I called my regular Ob/gyn and she sounded ok.. she said that everything is normal and that it should go away on its own… and that I should have an appointment in about a month to see if it has gone down at all then we’d take it from there… Well once i asked her about if my symptoms were related to the cyst she sounded really concerned!!! She asked if I could go in right away.. but I was unable to… so she asked if I could get a pregnancy test right a way… So i took the test and It came back NEGATIVE!!! cane these symptoms be the cyst mimicking pregnancy…. ?? I’m really confused… Have any of you had a cyst and the doctor thought you were pregnant and you really weren’t?! or vice versa? Please help!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      I have struggled with ovarian cysts my whole life. Recently being the worst of times, I had to have my left ovary removed. Anyway, I never did feel pregnany symptoms with my cysts. Just severe pain in my side and abdomen. She probably wanted you to take a test because she was concerned that it could possibly be an ectopic pregnancy (where you get pregnant in your fallopian tubes, which is extremly dangerous.). But I would not worry about it since the test came back negative. Just keep a check on your symptoms, and if you feel anything unusual or painful, head straight for your OBGYN. Good luck, and Happy New Year!

  41. QUESTION:
    IF my girlfriend has Ovarian Cysts, can she still get pregnant?
    My girlfriend has given my every reason to trust her, and no reasons not to. She tells me she’d had Ovarian Cysts since she was a young girl, and is incapable of bearing a child. We did the deed (hid the pickle so to speak) and she was a virgin. I also was a virgin. We did not use protection (no chance of STD as we are virgins and no pregnancy from Cysts). I guess what I’m trying to say is is there a chance she was misinformed, and can in fact become pregnant? We are both pretty young, and a child is not something we can handle right now.

    • ANSWER:
      Ovarian cysts can make it difficult to get pregnant, but not impossible. I have them and have gone through surgery because of them, and I am currently pregnant with my 3rd. You may want to use protection to help ensure it won’t happen.

  42. QUESTION:
    are these symptoms coming from ovarian cysts, or pregnancy?
    i went to the DR today and she said i have a cyst on my right ovary, she did a urine pregnancy test, which was negative. i am going to have an ultra-sound later early next week, where i am going to have them do blood work. any ways, im not if the symptoms i am having are from my cyst or pregnancy(i think it may be pregnancy) b/c when i got pregnant the first time it was late to detect, and cause me to have a cyst just like the one i have now…. i have been having a lot of pregnancy symptoms, but i dont know the symptoms of just having a cyst.
    *hot flashes
    *nauseous (especially after i eat)
    *head aches on and off
    *extremely vivid dreams
    *milky discharge(not think, almost runny—TMI, sorry)
    *constipated
    *flu-like symptoms
    *dizziness about once a day
    *MAJOR food aversions

    —i know the cyst didnt rupture, cause she could feel it when i went in today

    • ANSWER:
      You know what, I’m going thru the SAME thing!!! I was even 13 days late on my period. I just KNEW I was pregnant….. ERRR!!! Wrong! I had a cyst on my left ovary… I had ALL those symptons… It all started when I spotted for 1 day (light pink) 1 week before my period. It could be either or, but I had the EXACT same thing happen to me. I could have written your question…….. seriously…

  43. QUESTION:
    How can i tell the difference between a ectopic pregnancy & ovarian cysts?
    So i had my period 10/4 & then some other bleeding 10/27, but I’m about 8 weeks pregnant. I’ve been having pain for the last couple days like right near where my left ovary should be. I’ve had endometriosis for years so I get lots of weird pain & I’ve had cysts before too, so I’m not sure if this pain is pregnancy related or something else. Can anybody help? Please don’t tell me to see a doctor, that’s not an option right now. I don’t have insurance, and I don’t want to show up at the ER unless it’s an actual emergency!
    Ok, I KNOW I’m pregnant, but I don’t have any intention of seeing a dr at all unless it’s an emergency. I delivered my youngest child at home by myself, and would probably do that this time too. So I was just hoping that someone could give me some definative signs of a tubal pregnancy, so I won’t have to wait til I’m bleeding to death to know.

    • ANSWER:
      There’s no reason to take a test since she already told us that she’s 8 weeks pregnant.

      There’s a body of cells called the corpus luteum and it is technically classified as a cyst but it has a function. When we get pregnant, the fertilized egg is given it’s nutrition from this cyst… this is how it survives until the placenta is formed and fully takes over all functions of baby growing.

      Unless you’re getting alot of pain and cramping that you’re not used to, I wouldn’t worry about it.

      This cyst I described above will typically dissipate on it’s own once the placenta has taken over the baby’s nutritional needs.

  44. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cysts, Ectopic, or Pregnancy???
    So I have had 4 positive pregnancy test done, at home. Im a little concerned that I may be having ectopic or have ovarian cysts… both of these will make a test positive- Says so in the pamphlet that comes in the box! I have researched the symptoms of all three and they seem to have many in common… I have cramping and had some bleeding- discolored mucus (brownish color)
    The soonest my dr could get me in is in two weeks.. Im an unconvinced that i am pregnant… What is a sure Way to tell?? How painful is an ectopic? Or Ovarian cysts??? Please worried here! Serious answers only

    • ANSWER:
      If you are worried then I would go to the ER and find out for sure. I have had two EP and can tell you that both were totally different. The first started out as brown blood and then by the 8th week I had really hard side pain. On my second I knew that I had to get to the doctor quickly but the doctor told me that this preg was normal. So when I started bleeding I got worried and again he told me that it was not an EP. Started with the side pain and immediately went to the ER and they told me I had a mass on my right fallopian tube but since the doctor told me that he saw the baby in my uterus they just gave me a referral to give to my doctor. Well when I went to the doctor he said it was a cyst. To make a long story short, I got a second opinion and my EP pregnancy was diagnosed and tried the shot but my tube eventually ruptured (it ruptured in the hospital thankfully but the pain was really bad that I was begging for drugs) and had to be removed. Bottom line go to the ER and don’t wait because it can cost you later. Hopefully everthing works out for you and keep me updated.

  45. QUESTION:
    women who have had ovarian cysts during pregnancy!?
    when did you cyst develop? how did you know? and did it reoccur in other pregnancies? i think i may have one, but im not sure im even pregnant yet, im testing tomorrow. please help

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  46. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cyst During Pregnancy! How can I cure it?
    I’m suffering from ovarian cyst for two years now. Tried a lot of varies treatments but very little of them used to help (birth control pills and others). I don’t wanna have surgery ’cause I’m pregnant and I don’t want take any medication. Please give an advice of some good solution on the internet to cure ovarian cysts during pregnancy!

    • ANSWER:
      I have had the same problem like you for a loooong time (8 years) and I know what it’s all about. I suffered from ovarian cyst during pregnancy and then by chance it happened to me to come across

      http://www.ovariancystsnaturalcure.info

      This website provides a great solution (100% natural and safe) for your cyst problem. It did wonders for me. Try it out!

      10 points? :)

  47. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cysts or pregnancy symptoms? HELP?
    i am 24 yrs old and have ALWAYS been a regular 28 day cycle girl.. me and my boyfriend have been together for 3yrs and use the pull out method and no other form of bc (we have both graduated frm college, have our own townhouse.. we are not planning to get pregnant but if it happens then we wld be ECSTATIC!) soooo my period came exactly one week early last month July 5 (which it NEVER does) and was a normal period with clots. (not sure when i actually ovulated since it came early).

    NOW i assumed i wld be back on a 28 day cycle since it didn’t come early this month and planned to start August 1.. but i’ve yet to see AF. i took pregnancy tests bout a week n half ago and all negative. and the last time i was late, i was pregnant. BUT in between this period, i experienced a dull ache on both sides of my abdomen..not painful, jus a very dull ache similar to period cramps; nausea, aversion to foods, fatigue and mood swings.

    i actually had a pap smear July 26 in which they did a vaginal ultrasound and found very small cysts on both ovaries (no baby sac tho, not sure if it was even too early). NEVER had this before. but the dull ache sort of went away last week. now, period like cramps (different cramp feeling than the dull ache) started on Aug 1, the day i was to start my 28 day cycle. like i REALLY felt like it was coming, and go to the bathroom and nothing.. now my breasts have been itchy (don’t know what that means).

    could my early and now late period be pregnancy? or cysts? the doctor didn’t worry too much about the cysts because they were soooo small and not causing me pain.. jus annoying dull achey feeling. what’s going on? anybody else have these symptoms and found out they were REALLY pregnant and the doctor was wrong? HELP! lol

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  48. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cysts causing pregnancy like symptoms?
    Okay, so I’m pretty sure that I have a problem with ovarian cysts. My doctor felt something on my ovaries and I went on the birth control pill but I’ve lost insurance and ran out of my re-fills and so now I’m having problems again. Every other month my period is coming late and four cycles ago I thought I was pregnant but the test was negative and then I got my period the next day. So I’m trying not to think that I’m pregnant or waste money on a test but it has been a while. My last period started on September 1st. So it’s a week and a half late. I’m nauseous and my nipples are soar which is a sign of elevated estrogen, which can be caused my cysts. I haven’t felt a single cramp so my period is at least a week off, my progesterone levels must not have fallen. So I guess my question is, it’s just the cyst right? And what am I to do about these cysts?! I can’t afford 0 to go to the doctor to get the pill. Does anybody know of any way that I can get a prescription cheap? I don’t believe that I qualify for health insurance for cheaper than 0 per month, I live in New York state.

    • ANSWER:
      You are right ~ those are all symptoms that ovarian cysts would cause.

      If I were you, I would be worried to let them go untreated.

      Is there a Planned Parent Hood in your area you could check out? They are able to help people without medical insurance afford birth control.

      Best of luck!

  49. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cysts causing pregnancy like symptoms?
    Okay, so I’m pretty sure that I have a problem with ovarian cysts. My doctor felt something on my ovaries and I went on the birth control pill but I’ve lost insurance and ran out of my re-fills and so now I’m having problems again. Every other month my period is coming late and four cycles ago I thought I was pregnant but the test was negative and then I got my period the next day. So I’m trying not to think that I’m pregnant or waste money on a test but it has been a while. My last period started on September 1st. So it’s a week and a half late. I’m nauseous and my nipples are soar which is a sign of elevated estrogen, which can be caused my cysts. I haven’t felt a single cramp so my period is at least a week off, my progesterone levels must not have fallen. So I guess my question is, it’s just the cyst right? And what am I to do about these cysts?! I can’t afford 0 to go to the doctor to get the pill. Does anybody know of any way that I can do? I live in New York state.
    What government insurance or free clinics? I know of none.

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  50. QUESTION:
    SERIOUS: ovarian cysts and pregnant?
    My best friend has PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome), which is a health problem that can affect a woman’s menstrual cycle, ability to have children so on and so forth..she called me this morning crying and scared because she took a pregnancy test and it said she was pregnant…she also hasnt had her period in like 8 months. she’s 19 years old and has had PCOS for a few years. she had a past pregnancy scare but the doctors ruled that time out. now we’re going through it again. I’m very worried about her because she wants to have kids of her own one day and things like this keep messing with her head. I told her to get some test and take one every morning each day for a few days and see what it says and if she is we’ll take her to the doctor. what else can I do to help her out?

    • ANSWER:


Ovarian Cysts And Pregnancy

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Let Them Catch The Sun

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Has anyone had ovarian cysts during pregnancy?
    I found out I have ovarian cysts about a month ago. Mine are the small percentage that are EXTREMELY painful. It is so bad that I can’t pick up my 16 month old and put him in his crib without feeling like I am going to cry. I just took a home pregnancy test and found out I am pregnant. Will this complicate the pregnancy? How will the pain killers I am taking effect the pregnancy?

    • ANSWER:

  2. QUESTION:
    ovarian cysts? pregnancy? negative test.. all the signs..?
    for three weeks or so i have been experencing general pregnancy . I have also been on the short for a year and have never had any sign of blood. earlly this week i started 2 have light vaginal bleeding, It lonly asted about 3 days. I have taken 2 tests that came out negative. then in the last two weeks ive been experiencing severe left abdominal pain than began spreding across the entire pelvic region as well as intenese cramps. For a couple days the pain pretty much dissapeared give or take a few minor pains. I went to the doctor on wednesday and the pain had become intese again. I told her of all the symptomns..(pain during/after sex and tenderness whiping after using the restrrom , too) she gave me a UTI test – negative then i got a vainal ultrasound. I wont know the results till tuesday. Which seems like a whiel to wait if this coudl be serious. Has anyone experineced somthing like this before? what should i do?
    Missed cycle ( i havent has a cycle in a year)
    implantation bleeding (i possibly had this.)
    Tender breasts (some what)
    darkening of areolas
    fatigue/tiredness **
    nausea **
    Backaches **
    headache ** (severly right be hing my right eye, over and over since i have been sick)
    Fequent urination **
    Constipation **
    Food Cravings
    mood swings**
    Depression like symptomns **

    correct me if i missed anything

    I also has TSS 3 years ago and have since had several abdominal problems and UTI’s However nothing like this before..

    my grandmother recently was found with a cyst and when they removed it they found out she had full blown cancer.. This scares me but its also the only perosn i know of with a cyst of any sort in my family. Also my doctor didnt do the ultra sound.. i was sent to the Out patients in the hostpital.. i have been there before over a serious injury and was sent home and told i would get results in a couple of days

    • ANSWER:
      you will get the result soon, i think the birth control you are on is bad for you, but just be patient, nothing will kill you before tuesday unless you walk infront of a bus

  3. QUESTION:
    Pregnancy and a history of Ovarian Cysts?
    I have reoccuring ovarian cysts. This condition began at the onset of purberty. Since the first cyst I have been on birth control. I got married almost three months ago and we are ready to begin trying. Is there any research information available to document the reoccurance of cysts after pregnancy? Does it decrease? My doctor has said that I will be on birth control until menopause to stop the cysts (except when trying of course when I’ll be under a strict monitoring from the Dr.). Has anyone experienced a reduced number of cysts after their first pregnancy?

    • ANSWER:
      hey love, the good news, after you get pregnant, the cysts go into a sort of hibernation period where they actually decrease in size… however, when your periods start again, without monitoring from your MD, the cysts will reoccur…. the only thing that you can do to stop this, is to have the larger cysts removed before they actually burst, or to go into a state such as an induced “hormone reduction:” as the change of life would be, and you would then suffer from hot flashes, etc. so unless, you are in an extreme amount of pain, or the cysts are bleeding, I would just abide by the MD’s decision for now…. good luck, love, all the best…

  4. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cysts and pregnancy?
    My 25 year old daughter has a history of ovarian cysts and had one rupture the other day. What are the risks? She is 6 weeks into her pregnancy.
    Thank you in advance for your help.

    • ANSWER:
      Ovarian Cyst during Pregnancy
      By:
      Kelly Shanahan

      Question :
      I am 35 and 13 weeks into my second pregnancy. Four weeks ago, I went to the hospital for pain in my lower right quadrant. A sonogram showed a cyst on my right ovary, about 15cm. The doctor has had me in bed since then, and I have had two more sonograms. It hasn’t gone down. The doctors seem to think it is fluid-filled and not cancerous. Can cysts really go down on their own? How long should I wait to see if it will go down? Have you heard of any cysts this large during pregnancy, and do they pose a danger to the baby?

      Alberta

      Answer :
      Cysts (fluid-filled structures) can go down on their own, but it is unlikely a 15cm cyst in pregnancy will do so. Cysts are not that uncommon during pregnancy, affecting about 1 in 1,000 pregnant women. The vast majority of ovarian masses found during pregnancy are benign; the incidence of ovarian cancer is 1 in 25,000 births. Ultrasound can be helpful in determining if a mass is benign or malignant, but it cannot do so with 100 percent certainty. If ultrasound shows that the mass is strictly fluid-filled, without septation or thick walls, it is probably benign.
      The problem with large, even benign, cysts during pregnancy is that they may rupture or torse (twist on themselves). Either of these events leads to significant pain for mom and the potential for miscarriage or preterm labor and delivery for the baby. Large (more than 6-8cm) cysts are usually removed surgically if they do not decrease in size spontaneously over the course of a few weeks. In pregnancy, the best time to operate is in the second trimester, ideally around 14-16 weeks. Occasionally, a cyst may be dealt with via laparoscopy, but very large cysts often require a large, open incision.

      A 15 cm cyst is rather big, and the potential for complications like rupture is high. If it has remained for more than two weeks, I suggest you talk to your doctor about your option. Your doctor may have been just watching you for now, until you get out of the first trimester (the first 13 weeks of pregnancy). I have removed several masses this size during pregnancy, and all of my patients went on to deliver normal, healthy babies.

      http://yourtotalhealth.ivillage.com/ovarian-cyst-during-pregnancy.html

      and more info

      http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/diseases/facts/ovariancysts.htm

      http://womenshealth.about.com/cs/ovariancysts/a/ovariancysts.htm

      http://www.emedicine.com/med/topic1699.htm

  5. QUESTION:
    developing ovarian cysts in pregnancy?
    how soon can ovarian cysts occur? and if you get them with your first pregnancy, will you get them in later pregnancies? i actually found out i was preggo the first time from the cyst on my left ovary. im not late and experiencing the same pain in the left ovary, especially during intercourse. any opinions count!!

    im taking a test in the morning

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  6. QUESTION:
    please help…birthcontrol ovarian cyst pregnancy?
    ok ive been on ortho tricyclin lo for 3 months…I am 20…my boyfriend and i have been having unprotected sex for awhile..i got my period this month as usual but it lasted 2 days and stopped…i didnt even get any period symptoms like i normally do..which i know that birth control helps with cramps and all that…but this is the first time i havent felt like i was getting a period…i have been feeling very very tired and have no energy at all…what is the likely hood that i could be pregnant..i also just found out like a week and a half ago that i have ovarian cysts, does this affect anything…so i was not pregnant then because they did multiple test and did a CT…but i have had unprotected between then and and now…if i even took a pregnancy test would the hormone show up since i could only be less than 2 weeks pregnant?

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  7. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cysts vs. Pregnancy Symptoms … help determine which one.?
    So, the first day of my last cycle was November 21st, which lasted 6 days. My fiance and I had unprotected intercourse on Novemeber 30th and December 3rd , on which both occasions he did not pull out upon ejaculation. About 1 week ago, I began having sharp pains on both sides of my abdomin which has over time spread to my upper and lower abdominal areas. The pains in my lower abdominal area feels like cramping from menstruation but not so severe. I have become extremely bloated, semi-constipated and have expereienced slight nausea and fatigue.

    I am not sure if these symptoms are that of pregnancy or ovarian cysts. Through my research on the internet, i have found that both cases [cysts and pregnancy] have almost identical symptoms.

    I was taking Yasmin for about 2 weeks [about 1 month ago] but decided not to because i decided i wanted to conceive. I dont know when my next cycle is to come because of my severe irregularity. I just wanted to know if you have any advice.
    i have also had a little spotting…maybe about 2 days ago!

    • ANSWER:
      go to a gynecologist and get a checkup ASAP. They can do blood work to check for pregnancy and ovarian ultrasound to check for ovarian cysts….

  8. QUESTION:
    ovarian cysts and pregnancy?
    i was diagnosed about 2 months ago with ovarian cysts. (im still in my teens, if that matters in this for some reason) anyways is it normal to miss a period when you have them? I am definitely not pregnant (and yes i know that for a fact). other than that, what are the chances of being able to have kids in the future with them? do the chances totally decrease because of my cysts? no rude answers please!

    • ANSWER:
      I don’t know what stage of puberty you are at, but in teenagers, it is quite common to have irregular cycles and miss periods especially in the first 1-2 years after starting menstruation. This is because the hormones that govern your period are fluctuating all over the place in the early stages of puberty, resulting in erratic cycles. Ovarian cysts are very common during this time as well because ovarian cysts are usually “functional” i.e. they arise as a result of hormonal stimulation of cells in your ovaries; as mentioned previously, hormones are plentiful during early puberty.

      If you are otherwise healthy, it is most likely that the cysts were an incidental cause, i.e. the missed period had nothing to do with the cysts being present and they are not related.

      HOWEVER, there is a specific state of hormonal imbalance called “polycystic ovarian syndrome” where ovarian cysts are associated with missed periods, but usually also include other symptoms like obesity, excess male hormone levels causing problems with excessive hair and also decreased fertility (not completely unable to have children, but may have difficulty)

      There are blood tests which can help your doctor let you know whether you have polycystic ovarian syndrome. It is a pretty complicated topic. If you are really concerned, you should ask your doctor to talk to you more about this

  9. QUESTION:
    Could ovarian cysts cause a pregnancy test to give a false negative?
    I’m not sure if I even have a cyst, but I have missed my period by about two weeks. I’ve gained a considerable amount of weight, and acne has shown up. So I took two pregnancy tests and they came up negative. I just need to know if it’s possible to get a false negative if I do have a cyst.

    • ANSWER:

  10. QUESTION:
    Can you still have ovarian cysts or ectopic pregnancy after a partial hysterectomy? ?
    Had a partial hysterectomy 5 months ago. They left both ovaries. Have felt really great until 2 days ago. I have had a lot of vaginal spotting followed cramping and kind of sharp pain where my left ovarie is and lower back pain. It comes and goes but is getting stronger and more frequent. I thought it might be a cysts or worse an ectopic pregnancy
    Any one else have this?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, you can have cysts because you are still ovulating.

      No, you cannot have an ectopic pregnancy, because there is no way for sperm to reach an egg in your tubes and fertilize it.

      Go see your doctor. Vaginal bleeding and pain after a hysterectomy is always something you should seek attention for.

  11. QUESTION:
    Help With Ovarian Cysts and Pregnancy.?
    I’m pretty sure that I’m pregnant.
    I have ovarian cysts on my left and right ovaries, and have been having bad pains in my ovaries. Some of it is because of too much running exercise, I know that but it’s been around 7 days since I’ve done any exercise and I am still having pains. Is this good or bad?
    Is there any advice that I can be given?
    Please Help.

    • ANSWER:
      if you think you are pregnant, have problems with ovarian cysts and are having alot of pain you need to get to the doctor ASAP to make sure its not something more serious like ectopic pregnancy.

  12. QUESTION:
    OVARIAN CYST PREGNANCY DO I NEED 2 GO 2 THE ER?!?!?!?
    I calculated online that if I was to be pregnant I would be 5 weeks but the symptoms dont coinsde with my symptoms. I have a past of unexplainable pelvic infections and ovarian cysts. Right now I am bloated, VERY fatigued with lightheaded weakness and racing of the heart thats gotten worse and worse(I cant even sit with out it happening), I have sharp stabbing pains on both sides but mostly my left ovary area, fullness, nausea, the shakes especially in the hands and anything such as the smell of paint makes me want to hurl. What is going on? Do I NEED to go to the ER??

    • ANSWER:
      No, just calm down first of all. I had a 7cm ovarian cyst throughout my first 4 months of pregnancy. What can the ER do for you? Not much at this time. Pregnancy symptoms will not always be the same for everyone, and neither do ovarian cysts. The bloating/fullness could easily be gas, which could also explain the stabbing pains. Nausea, and smell sensitivity are common pregnancy symptoms. There is absolutely no need to go to the ER and absolutely not necessary to call 911. Just call your doctor and schedule an appointment for as soon as possible and explain your symptoms. He will test you for pregnancy and if he believes you do have a cyst or pelvic infection, he will schedule tests or prescribe medication as necessary.

  13. QUESTION:
    Ectopic pregnancy, ovarian cysts, something worse????!!!!?
    Well I asked a question on here earlier about cramping after a period. I just had a period (September 3) it was lighter than normal but was bright red so I don’t think it was implantation bleeding. It started out as light pink and brownish spotting then it got heavier (which lasted 4-6 hours) then went back to light pink spotting then stopped the next day. Well anyways the cramping wasn’t bad when it started, it was just light cramping now its gotten worse. Its cramping into my legs (it feels like the cramping I had a week or 2 after I found out I was pregnant a few months ago which resulted in miscarriage) and its starting to really bother me. I’m going to make a doctor’s appointment tomorrow but I was just wondering what you think this could be and if anyone thinks it could be an ectopic pregnancy or an ovarian cyst? Would a pg test show positive if it is an ectopic pregnancy? Please let me know what you think this could be I have never had anything like this happen before(cramping like this after period). Thank you. And good luck to all ttc..

    • ANSWER:
      if you are having pains after a miscarriage, you need to go see a gyno, because something could be very wrong… do not hesitate! and write down a list of everything you have here… to make sure you dont forget something.. good luck, i hope all goes ok with you!!!!

  14. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cysts during pregnancy?
    I went to the doctor today for pain and some light spotting and they saw a cysts on one of my ovaries. The also did a pregnancy test. The first urine test came out negative but the 2nd was positive so they did a blood test which showed my levels at 950. They think that I am about 2 or 3 weeks along but they did not see anything on the ultrasound. Has this happen to anyone else and had a normal pregnancy or should i be worried?Please Help!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Ovarian cysts will usually not effect your ability to have kids. For the majority of women, the presence of ovarian cysts has no impact on their ability to conceive, or on the pregnancy itself.

      Of course, you still want to get rid of the cyst. Conventional medicine has really only 3 approaches to treating ovarian cysts – wait and see (& hope that it goes away itself), birth control pills, or surgery. All 3 options fail to address the underlying cause of the cyst, which means that even if it does go away (or is removed) it is quite likely to come back again.

      That’s why I believe in the holistic treatment approach for ovarian cysts. It’s totally natural, and addresses issues such as diet, your metabolism, and your hormones. If you can get these right, you will get rid of your cyst naturally and forever, without the need for drugs or surgery.

      There’s a good site below with articles and more information. Hope this helps, and good luck with no. 2!

  15. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cysts or Pregnancy? HELP?
    How can I tell between Ovarian Cysts and pregnancy?

    Please help, I don’t want to get my hopes up for nothing!!!!

    • ANSWER:

  16. QUESTION:
    Question about pcos/ ovarian cysts and pregnancy? ?

    if you have pcos, has pregnancy cleared or improved any of your symtoms?

    or if you suffered from oily skin, spots etc how has pregnancy affected these things?

    also, how long did it take you to conceive? thanks

    • ANSWER:
      I have pcos and Im 37 weeks pregnant. I have never had spots but I had oily skin. My pregnancy has actually dried up my skin and I have no more pains caused from pcos in my lower abdomen. it took me 2- 21/2 years to concieve. good luck.

  17. QUESTION:
    Will ovarian cysts cause pregnancy complications (read for details)?
    Hi,

    My husband and I have been TTC for a while and I finally got a referral to see an infertility specialist. He confirmed that I have ovarian cysts. He put me on Provera and I start my first round of Clomid in four days. My question is… are the cysts going to cause complications if we conceive on Clomid?

    I know a girl who also had cysts and her doctor “cleared up her ovaries” before starting her on Clomid. I’m not sure what he did to “clear them up”, we’re not friends, she’s a friend of a friend, so I don’t talk to her.

    I just want to make sure that if we do conceive on my first round that it’s not going to end up in a miscarriage because of the cysts. Has anyone else had cysts and conceived? And had a healthy, full-term pregnancy?

    Thanks. :)
    Sorry, I should have mentioned that he was not at all concerned about the cysts themselves. He said that they are not cancerous and he said they are small and I shouldn’t have problems with them bursting. I just didn’t know if being pregnant could make the odds go up of having lots of complications. I am willing to deal with the complications if it will give us a healthy child, all we want is a family.
    He put me on Clomid because the cysts are causing me to not ovulate or have a period. So I need help ovulating in order to conceive.

    • ANSWER:
      We all get cysts on our ovaries from time to time, just not everybody realizes it. Some dissolve, some errupt(very painful) and others grow too large that they need to be removed. I had one errupt in September. I’m over 4 months pregnant now. When I went for my 1st u/s they told me I had some cysts, but were not concerned or anything. I know plenty of women who have them as well and have children and we all got pregnant without Clomid or anything else so I don’t know why they would put you on it. I don’t know much about Clomid but either way you should be fine so don’t worry =)

  18. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cysts and Pregnancy?
    I was juts diagnosed with Ovarian cysts caused by going on and off the pill. I have completely stopped taking birth control, 1 to stop the cysts and to bring my body back to normal hormones, and 2 my husband and I are going to start trying to have a baby. I am wondering if the cysts are going to affect my being able to get pregnant. My periods were pretty normal before I started messing with taking the birth control. Can I still get pregnant with the cysts?

    • ANSWER:

  19. QUESTION:
    ovarian cysts or pregnancy?
    13 days ago was day one for my period. I get my period every 38 days. Recently I have had sore boobs, lower abdominal pain ( dull aches and pressure), lightheaded, headaches, moodiness and i started noticing i pee more. I also noticed this could be related to ovarian cysts. My cramping will go from one side to th other and sometimes to whole thing and some lower back ones as well. I took a pregnancy test and it was negative. My period was not normal it was brown bleeding and some dark red. Very light and lasted three days than some brown spotting for one day. Has anyone experienced this or know which this could be? This would be my second pregnancy. I did not use protection, but we are wanting a baby.

    • ANSWER:

  20. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cysts and pregnancy?
    I have ovarian cysts on BOTH of my ovaries, me and my fiance have been trying to get pregant now for a year and two months, but I am still not pregnant, is there something “other than the ovarian cysts” keeping me from getting pregnant? I was told by my OB/GYN that I would have to have surgery before I could get pregnant. but I know alot of my friends were told the same thing and most of them have atleast 2 kids. could I be infertile?

    • ANSWER:
      Could be fibroid.

  21. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cysts after pregnancy?
    Just had my daughter 7 weeks ago, Last week I went for my 6 week check up and was told I have cysts on my ovaries. I’ve never had cysts of any kind and I’m wondering if the hormones during pregnancy caused the cysts? She told me it was nothing to worry about since it was only a few, that I don’t have endometriosis, I’m just wondering, how do I know when they pop?

    • ANSWER:
      There will be NO question on if they pop! You will feel it if they do… and it WILL hurt. IF (I hope they don’t), but if they do, you will know without a doubt

  22. QUESTION:
    Please answer for ovarian cysts or pregnancy…?
    13 days ago was day one for my period. I get my period every 38 days. Recently I have had sore boobs, lower abdominal pain ( dull aches and pressure), lightheaded, headaches, moodiness and i started noticing i pee more. I also noticed this could be related to ovarian cysts. My cramping will go from one side to th other and sometimes to whole thing and some lower back ones as well. I took a pregnancy test and it was negative. My period was not normal it was brown bleeding and some dark red. Very light and lasted three days than some brown spotting for one day. Has anyone experienced this or know which this could be? This would be my second pregnancy. I did not use protection, but we are wanting a baby.

    • ANSWER:
      I hope you get the answer you want.
      I felt the exact same way back in january and didnt know that those are similar pains. . i totally thought i was pregnant but it turned out i had cysts. I freaked out b/c i had the brownish clear discharge with the pains in my hips and all. I have 2 kids so the symptoms felt dead on but they were just cysts. If you look at my questions asked in the past i asked this same question a couple of times. good luck

  23. QUESTION:
    How can i tell the difference between a ectopic pregnancy & ovarian cysts?
    So i had my period 10/4 & then some other bleeding 10/27, but I’m about 8 weeks pregnant. I’ve been having pain for the last couple days like right near where my left ovary should be. I’ve had endometriosis for years so I get lots of weird pain & I’ve had cysts before too, so I’m not sure if this pain is pregnancy related or something else. Can anybody help? Please don’t tell me to see a doctor, that’s not an option right now. I don’t have insurance, and I don’t want to show up at the ER unless it’s an actual emergency!
    Ok, I KNOW I’m pregnant, but I don’t have any intention of seeing a dr at all unless it’s an emergency. I delivered my youngest child at home by myself, and would probably do that this time too. So I was just hoping that someone could give me some definative signs of a tubal pregnancy, so I won’t have to wait til I’m bleeding to death to know.

    • ANSWER:
      There’s no reason to take a test since she already told us that she’s 8 weeks pregnant.

      There’s a body of cells called the corpus luteum and it is technically classified as a cyst but it has a function. When we get pregnant, the fertilized egg is given it’s nutrition from this cyst… this is how it survives until the placenta is formed and fully takes over all functions of baby growing.

      Unless you’re getting alot of pain and cramping that you’re not used to, I wouldn’t worry about it.

      This cyst I described above will typically dissipate on it’s own once the placenta has taken over the baby’s nutritional needs.

  24. QUESTION:
    question about pcos/ ovarian cysts and pregnancy? ?
    if you have pcos, has pregnancy cleared or improved any of your symtoms?

    or if you suffered from oily skin, spots etc how has pregnancy affected these things?

    also, how long did it take you to conceive? thanks

    • ANSWER:
      I had super oily skin and acne…until i got pregnant. Now for the past 9 months i have had PERFECT skin! i love it….due in 3 weeks i hope the clear skin stays post baby. I did not have pcos and it took us 9 months to conceive after 10 years on birth control. Good luck!

  25. QUESTION:
    ovarian cysts..and pregnancy..?
    i always get overian cysts..sometimes i feel the little pains by my ovarys and ive actually had to go to the hospital before because one started bleeding(not fun btw,very painful)my question is can getting them often cause you to have problems getting pregnant? i mean i have irregluar periods,i get cysts probably one every 3 to 4 months.it usually goes away pretty quickly.and also i wanted to ask.. whats my chances that i actually have a larger cyst this month..or could i be pregnant? i have some signs of pregnancy..but not exclusive to it.and i feel really weird.. not pain..but almost like im walking around with a full bladder and i can feel it moving and kinda weird when i sit down or roll over on my side when i sleep..could that just be an enlarged cyst.has anyone had this befor?

    • ANSWER:
      If you think you’re pregnant you need to get tested.

      But I have a history of ovarian cysts and was told by my doctor that they can cause scar tissue to form on your tubes and they can become blocked. So yes – you could have problems getting pregnant. If there is scar tissue on your tubes it puts you at risk for tubal pregnancies which can be very serious and life threatening.

      I haven’t experienced pain from the cysts as you have, but I’ve had 2 surgeries to have the cysts removed. I never had any symptoms with mine, they were discovered through an ultrasound as part of a pelvic exam done by my doctor. After my last surgery the doctor said that if I did want to have kids in the future I may require another surgery to fix the tubes.

  26. QUESTION:
    ovarian cysts during pregnancy?!?
    i had my first ultrasound yesterday and the nurse found a cyst on each of my ovaries. when i asked her about it she said that cysts during pregnancy are normal. anyone know more about this?

    • ANSWER:
      my sister had this when she was pregnant with both her girls don’t worry they will keep an eye on it but it is very common hope i helped congrats any way and all the best

  27. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cysts and pregnancy tests?
    for about a month I’ve been thinking I was pregnant.. I’ve taken a bunch of tests and all were negative. I got violently ill tonight, my boobs have been sore for days, my back is killing me, and I’ve been exhausted for weeks. I don’t know why I never thought of this before.. I found out I had an ovarian cyst a few years ago. Sometimes it bothers me a lot, sometimes not at all. The things I’ve been feeling lately are NOT from a cyst. So my question is.. how can an ovarian cyst effect pregnancy test results? I found a few things about it online but not as much as I’d like. I’m going to keep looking, but ANY information/ personal experiences you could tell me would be greatly appreciated! Thank you so much.

    I read that it can cause false positives. I also just read about a lady who kept getting negatives and went to the doctor about it and she was pregnant. She took another test when she got home and it still said negative. I really want to know more about things like that happening, but I can’t find much.

    • ANSWER:

  28. QUESTION:
    women who have had ovarian cysts during pregnancy!?
    when did you cyst develop? how did you know? and did it reoccur in other pregnancies? i think i may have one, but im not sure im even pregnant yet, im testing tomorrow. please help

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  29. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cysts causing pregnancy like symptoms?
    Okay, so I’m pretty sure that I have a problem with ovarian cysts. My doctor felt something on my ovaries and I went on the birth control pill but I’ve lost insurance and ran out of my re-fills and so now I’m having problems again. Every other month my period is coming late and four cycles ago I thought I was pregnant but the test was negative and then I got my period the next day. So I’m trying not to think that I’m pregnant or waste money on a test but it has been a while. My last period started on September 1st. So it’s a week and a half late. I’m nauseous and my nipples are soar which is a sign of elevated estrogen, which can be caused my cysts. I haven’t felt a single cramp so my period is at least a week off, my progesterone levels must not have fallen. So I guess my question is, it’s just the cyst right? And what am I to do about these cysts?! I can’t afford 0 to go to the doctor to get the pill. Does anybody know of any way that I can get a prescription cheap? I don’t believe that I qualify for health insurance for cheaper than 0 per month, I live in New York state.

    • ANSWER:
      You are right ~ those are all symptoms that ovarian cysts would cause.

      If I were you, I would be worried to let them go untreated.

      Is there a Planned Parent Hood in your area you could check out? They are able to help people without medical insurance afford birth control.

      Best of luck!

  30. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cysts or pregnancy symptoms? HELP?
    i am 24 yrs old and have ALWAYS been a regular 28 day cycle girl.. me and my boyfriend have been together for 3yrs and use the pull out method and no other form of bc (we have both graduated frm college, have our own townhouse.. we are not planning to get pregnant but if it happens then we wld be ECSTATIC!) soooo my period came exactly one week early last month July 5 (which it NEVER does) and was a normal period with clots. (not sure when i actually ovulated since it came early).

    NOW i assumed i wld be back on a 28 day cycle since it didn’t come early this month and planned to start August 1.. but i’ve yet to see AF. i took pregnancy tests bout a week n half ago and all negative. and the last time i was late, i was pregnant. BUT in between this period, i experienced a dull ache on both sides of my abdomen..not painful, jus a very dull ache similar to period cramps; nausea, aversion to foods, fatigue and mood swings.

    i actually had a pap smear July 26 in which they did a vaginal ultrasound and found very small cysts on both ovaries (no baby sac tho, not sure if it was even too early). NEVER had this before. but the dull ache sort of went away last week. now, period like cramps (different cramp feeling than the dull ache) started on Aug 1, the day i was to start my 28 day cycle. like i REALLY felt like it was coming, and go to the bathroom and nothing.. now my breasts have been itchy (don’t know what that means).

    could my early and now late period be pregnancy? or cysts? the doctor didn’t worry too much about the cysts because they were soooo small and not causing me pain.. jus annoying dull achey feeling. what’s going on? anybody else have these symptoms and found out they were REALLY pregnant and the doctor was wrong? HELP! lol

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  31. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cysts causing pregnancy like symptoms?
    Okay, so I’m pretty sure that I have a problem with ovarian cysts. My doctor felt something on my ovaries and I went on the birth control pill but I’ve lost insurance and ran out of my re-fills and so now I’m having problems again. Every other month my period is coming late and four cycles ago I thought I was pregnant but the test was negative and then I got my period the next day. So I’m trying not to think that I’m pregnant or waste money on a test but it has been a while. My last period started on September 1st. So it’s a week and a half late. I’m nauseous and my nipples are soar which is a sign of elevated estrogen, which can be caused my cysts. I haven’t felt a single cramp so my period is at least a week off, my progesterone levels must not have fallen. So I guess my question is, it’s just the cyst right? And what am I to do about these cysts?! I can’t afford 0 to go to the doctor to get the pill. Does anybody know of any way that I can do? I live in New York state.
    What government insurance or free clinics? I know of none.

    • ANSWER:

  32. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cysts, endometriosis, pregnancy?
    June 13th, the day my period got over, my stomach started feeling crampy and tight. There is a fairly large mass on my lower left side, and it is painful to push on. It also hurts to push right below my belly button. I did have diharria once, but besides that It hurts to try to fart and I do not poop as regularly as I used to, and it hurts my lower abdomin when I push hard to relieve myself. I used to get blood in my stool in the past but I have not during this. I get little bursts of shooting pain in my lower pelvic area (ovaries?) and occasionally in my sides and ribs. My back does seem to tighten up when I am standing for too long or walking for too long. In the first week or so, my stomach would constantly feel empty. I have daily headaches. I feel bloated sometimes.
    My period used to be every 4 weeks about and used to be pretty heavy… Now it seems to be about 3 weeks apart and it starts out heavy but is not
    as heavy for as long. It does still last 7 days just like before. This started 3-4 months ago. I am expecting my period sometime this week. Sometimes my cramps are extremely uncomfortable. My mom had ovarian cysts and endometriosis. I am a runner and when I would get done running during track, (distance running) I would feel sick to my stomach and
    have to sit/lay to help ease the pain. I am 17 years old… Could I be having ovarian cysts and endometriosis like my
    mom?
    Also, I had a pap smear recently… Which turned out fine.

    • ANSWER:

  33. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cysts and pregnancy??? PLease Help!?
    Hi everyone I have been trying to get pregnant (this is my third month trying) anyways I ovulated and had sex with my hubby about two days ago but now I am having very bad pains and I have had history ovarian cysts but i haven’t had them for awhile and it definitely feels like there back but just on the side that I ovulated on I think….ne ways my question is will ovarian cysts complicate the process of trying to get pregnant????? Please help me……

    • ANSWER:
      In my experience, yes…. I have been having hemorrhagic cysts for a few years and have not conceived my 2nd child yet after 3 years of trying. I am assuming that the cysts are part of the problem, whether the cause or another symptom, I am not sure. I have always suspected I have Polycystic ovarian syndrome, though my doctor has not diagnosed this.

      One of the symptoms of an ovarian cyst is infertility, but this does not mean that you will not conceive. Cysts are very common, affecting most women at one time or another.

      What type of cysts have you had? There are several kinds, and each means something different as far as fertility goes. Talk to your doctor and see what she thinks.

      Three months is not very long to be trying, don’t give up! Good luck to you….

  34. QUESTION:
    ovarian cysts??? uti ??? pregnancy?
    okay so my breast have been sore for a little over a week and I have been peeing constantly for 2 weeks and just recently i have been waking up around 4 to 6 am to pee and have pain on my left or right side for about 2 mins before i can fall asleep again. Also for the past 2 days when I urinate my left side hurts. it also hurts if i move a certain way. another symptom i have is slight nausea.Does this sound like ovarian cyst , uti , or pregnancy??? PLEASE HELP i have a doctor’s appt. next Monday but i really would like to know. thank you

    • ANSWER:

  35. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cysts in pregnancy?
    So I am still early in my second pregnancy (6-8weeks) For the past week I have had very bad pains in my lower right side of my abdomen. I went to the dr yesterday morning, where he called an ambulance for me to get in to the ER, fearing it was an ectopic pregnancy or appendix. After 7.5 hours, they found cysts. It is still very painful, but the ER dr said there is nothing that can be done for them except using a hot water bottle when the pain strikes. Has anyone else had these, and did it affect you throughout your whole pregnancy?
    Hayden- I didn’t even think of that, my brain has been all over the place lately.. Then again these docs are the same ones that were trying to shove morphine and fentanyl in my IV yesterday (I said no, I am not in THAT much pain, they said if you want something, anything, just ask) I thought it was a bit odd, seeings how they knew I was pregnant and they were so quick to offer it and asked me numerous times if I wanted it.

    • ANSWER:
      Hey hun, I had the same problem. I found out I was pregnant at 3.5 weeks because of painful abdominal pain, and they did an ultrasound on me at 4 weeks and found that it was a 4cm cyst in my Fallopian tube. They told me there was nothing they could do either, and that it would just go away. After a few weeks the pain DID go away, to my surprise. A hot water bottle was definitely my best friend at that time, as well as just relaxing. The most advice I can give to you is relax, don’t stress, and use a hot water bottle. Everything will be okay! :) The cysts will hurt for a bit longer, and then stop (to my knowledge). They won’t effect the baby at all or anything.

  36. QUESTION:
    can ruptured ovarian cysts prevent pregnancy?
    i went to the doctor 5 months ago and they told me i had a ruptured cyst in my ovary…i really didnt do anything about it because i didnt know what that meant to have it ruptured so i left home and kept living my life, but now i have been trying to get pregnant for over 3 months and failed, i have been having sex daily except weekends, but its so hard to get pregnant..i heard its harder to get pregnant with cysts in your ovaries but what about ruptured cysts? PLEASE HELP ME!! im really trying to conceive or maybe i cant because of the ruptured ovarian cyst..i should also let you know that i have a vaginal infection for not drinking alot of water i only drink water like once a month and they told me its bad so it hurts when i pee..could thatbe a problem with getting pregnant as well? PLEASE HELP !!

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  37. QUESTION:
    Help! Ovarian Cysts vs. pregnancy?
    On July 1st, I went into my doctors office with extreme pain, the next day I had an ultrasound which determined that the pain was bilateral ovarian cysts. She advised me during the ultrasound that I had recently ovulated, which would mean 2 weeks earlier I had my period around the 16th of June…Well I had my period 2 weeks before this around the end of May. Today is July 20th, and I have no sign of my period and earlier today after using the ladies room (sorry for being so discriptive) I had an eggy like substance after using the toliet. It is my understanding that that is ovulating. But I just did about 20 days ago or so, and I haven’t had a period since. I feel like something beat the crap out of me, tired and nauseas…like i feel like i have to eat something to feel better. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      it’s best to take an hpt to make sure if you’re pregnant or not…the pain sounds like ovulation pain along with the ewcm but those could be progesterone signs too….were your cycles regular before the ultrasound? you can also ask a fertility specialist online for free for an opinion and find other women who are going through similar situatinos, try www.FertilityTies.com
      good luck!!

  38. QUESTION:
    Periods…ovarian cysts…and pregnancy…please help LADIES?
    I have a small ova cyst on my right ovary & I am 5 days late for my period. Last month I had one on my left ovary (now gone) that they said may have ruptured and I spotted from the 24 of last month to the 28 then on the 28 my regular period came on (the date it is suppose to). this month it is 5 days late and I’ve neve bee this late. All this year I’ve came on on the 28. But sometimes I feel mild cramps. i know that I’ve bee trying to conceive and have had sex everyday of last month. (purposely).

    Is it possible that the ova cyst is making my period this late?

    If I was pregnant would I still feel mild cramps?

    If my last cyst ruptured would they still see it in the ultrasound?

    I know no one on here is a GYN…but I know someone on here has had one…thanks too all that help

    • ANSWER:
      i have had 2 cysts on both of my ovaries when i was younger and they had to do surgery and the hurt just like cramps. they hurt so bad they thought it was my appendix and i was not getting my period. i hope this helps you.

  39. QUESTION:
    Can having ovarian cyst before pregnancy cause spotting and cramps during pregnancy?
    I’m 7.4 weeks, I was diagnosed with endometriosis and have ovarian cysts before becoming pregnant. Can this be causing my spotting, don’t have cramps just the usual mild to nothing. Can this affect this pregnancy, been spotting since 5.5 weeks.

    • ANSWER:
      You can definitely see spotting and have really bad cramping if you have cysts while pregnant. I watched my girlfriend go through this with her second child. Most of the time the cysts burst fairly early, it’s painful for a bit but then you feel fine and the pregnancy is not affected. She had one cyst that for some reason got larger than expected and didn’t burst until her fifth month, and left her on bed rest for a week to recuperate. However she was fine after that and has a healthy toddler now.

      The effects of the cyst are likely going to be felt by you long before the baby’s safety is compromised. The baby is safe in it’s amniotic sac, the cysts are outside of that, and even worst case scenario the doctors could operate safely to remove the cysts if they pose any danger.

  40. QUESTION:
    are these symptoms coming from ovarian cysts, or pregnancy?
    i went to the DR today and she said i have a cyst on my right ovary, she did a urine pregnancy test, which was negative. i am going to have an ultra-sound later early next week, where i am going to have them do blood work. any ways, im not if the symptoms i am having are from my cyst or pregnancy(i think it may be pregnancy) b/c when i got pregnant the first time it was late to detect, and cause me to have a cyst just like the one i have now…. i have been having a lot of pregnancy symptoms, but i dont know the symptoms of just having a cyst.
    *hot flashes
    *nauseous (especially after i eat)
    *head aches on and off
    *extremely vivid dreams
    *milky discharge(not think, almost runny—TMI, sorry)
    *constipated
    *flu-like symptoms
    *dizziness about once a day
    *MAJOR food aversions

    —i know the cyst didnt rupture, cause she could feel it when i went in today

    • ANSWER:
      You know what, I’m going thru the SAME thing!!! I was even 13 days late on my period. I just KNEW I was pregnant….. ERRR!!! Wrong! I had a cyst on my left ovary… I had ALL those symptons… It all started when I spotted for 1 day (light pink) 1 week before my period. It could be either or, but I had the EXACT same thing happen to me. I could have written your question…….. seriously…

  41. QUESTION:
    questions about an ovarian cyst & pregnancy..?
    so my boyfriend and i have been trying to get pregnant for the past 5 months and nothing so far. I had an ovarian cyst when i was 10 years old in my right ovary. I am 21 yrs old and recently in december i had to get an ultrasound done and saw that i have an ovarian cyst but that it was now in my left ovary…i was just wondering if this ovarian cyst was a reason why i am unable to get pregnant?? i asked the dr and they said that it is a common things to have an ovarian cyst but that women are still able to get pregnant..i guess i just keep thinking something is wrong with me but i just wanted to know if anybody had any information about this. My cousin tried getting pregnant for 3 years but was unable to because of an ovarian cyst, then the cyst went away and she got pregnant right away. I was just wondering if that was just her luck or was it because of the ovarian cyst?? pleasee any comments would be helpful.

    • ANSWER:
      I would definitely talk to your doctor about your cyst. let them know about your concerns and have them talk to you about the chances of it affecting your chances of conceiving. It can affect your chances…depending on where it is located and the size of the cyst.

      Most importantly…relax. your body and mind need to have as little stress as possible in order to be able to be in a good place to conceive. You are on the right track.

      A great book for advice, and motivation is “Stirrups Aren’t Just For Horses” by Janean Buyny. You may find alot of hope and inspiration from this woman who speaks to you about what the issues can be with difficulties conceiving and what things you may have to do in the process.

      Good Luck and Keep us posted!!!

  42. QUESTION:
    ovarian cyst /pregnancy?
    i have an ovarian cyst to which at this time caused me no problems other then some pain in that area. this month i missed my period. got sore bbs nausea and tons of cramps. my appetite is ruined. and i dont know why. i also just started getting morning diahrrea. i tested twice and both are – preg. going for a blood test. 5 days late and no period. neg test. is this the cyst causing all of this? i feel miserable inside.. but i dont have the flu… whats wrong with me. its agony not knowing.

    • ANSWER:

  43. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cyst/Pregnancy – help!?
    Hi Everyone,
    I went to the Gyno yesterday for sharp pains in my ovaries/groin area. I’ve been suspecting I’m pregnant because my breasts HURT and they’ve grown within the last week. She did an internal exam and pushed on my ovaries to get a sense of where it hurt.

    My question is, if I were pregnant, (I’d only be about 3-4 weeks if I was-haven’t taken a test) could she have FELT it?? She told me I had a tilted uterus, but that’s all she said. I didn’t mention any of my “pregnancy” symptoms, I was too nervous.

    Symptoms: cramping, breast tenderness, peeing every hour, SLEEPY.
    Could this be from a cyst? I’m so confused. I have an ultrasound in June.

    Any suggestions?
    Thank you so much.

    • ANSWER:

  44. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cyst During Pregnancy! How can I cure it?
    I’m suffering from ovarian cyst for two years now. Tried a lot of varies treatments but very little of them used to help (birth control pills and others). I don’t wanna have surgery ’cause I’m pregnant and I don’t want take any medication. Please give an advice of some good solution on the internet to cure ovarian cysts during pregnancy!

    • ANSWER:
      I have had the same problem like you for a loooong time (8 years) and I know what it’s all about. I suffered from ovarian cyst during pregnancy and then by chance it happened to me to come across

      http://www.ovariancystsnaturalcure.info

      This website provides a great solution (100% natural and safe) for your cyst problem. It did wonders for me. Try it out!

      10 points? :)

  45. QUESTION:
    Has anyone experienced an ovarian cyst during pregnancy, and what was the outcome?
    I am 13 weeks pregnant. Had an ultrasound this morning because of pain in my right side that I recognized as cyst pain. It currently measures 2cm… Several years ago, while not pregnant, I had a endometrioma (cyst) removed surgically that measured 9cm. Just wondering if any mommies out there had cyst issues while pregnant, I’m just looking to ease my mind! Thanks so much…

    • ANSWER:
      Up until 12-16 weeks, every pregnant woman has a cyst that’s called a Corpus Luteum cyst. It is actually a part of the progression of pregnancy, it secretes hormones until the placenta takes over. Totally normal and nothing to worry about unless it persists past 16 weeks. And especially with it only being 2cm, I wouldn’t worry about it.

  46. QUESTION:
    ovarian cyst/pregnancy please help?
    if you still have a cyst when your period normally comes that mean your pregnant
    4 days late for my period and can feel a cyst have no period symptom’s

    • ANSWER:
      no that does not mean you pregnant. it just means that maybe you can be or your cyst is not letting your eggs to release.

      8 yrs ago i had that. i was having pain on left ovary and no period. they tought i was pregnant, did blood test and ultrasound. i was not pregnant i had a cyst. i got on birth control for 8 yrs and 1st month comming off, now im ovulating naturaly and taking care of myself. no junk food or soda, healthy stuff to help body.

  47. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cysts. And pregnancy..?
    My husband and I have been trying to have a baby for almost 5 years. 3 months ago I started having a horrible pain in my right side, the doctors ordered a vaginal ultrasound and concluded it was a cyst. Of course they want me to wait a few weeks to see if it goes away, well again this month a few weeks before I actualy start my period te pain is back. Waiting on my appointment, but I am curious if any other women have experienced the same thing, and if so how was the cyst treated and were you ever able to become pregnant. Thanks… Half relieved that something was actually going on in my body preventing me from being a mother. The other half scared to death this will keep me from my dream.

    • ANSWER:

  48. QUESTION:
    Are ovarian cysts normal during pregnancy?
    Monday i had an ultrasound, and they didn’t discuss anything with me besdies they couldn’t find my left ovary. Today the nurse called me and told me she wants me to come back in 4 weeks to have another ultrasound because they believe there is a cyst on my left ovary. Is this normal, or should I be concerened. I am 12 weeks and 4 days pregnant, and she said the baby looks very healthy and nothing is wrong with her/him. I just don’t know what to expect.

    • ANSWER:
      First congrats! I am also 12 wks 4 days! May babies! Anyway, i dont think it is something to be worried about, my doctor told me that i have some cysts too, but they are left over from ovulating and will go away with time. They are normal to come and go because they can be left over from your folicals! hope i helped!

  49. QUESTION:
    ovarian cysts? or Pregnancy?
    Add on before I explain everything. I think this started soon after I lost my virginity and these symptoms showed up. Sex wasn’t painful at all. However, after it I had some stomach pains.
    I”m having very painful lower abdominal pain. I think it’s my right ovary, right next to my pelvis. It’s just a constant throbbing and sometimes sharp pain. My periods are irregular already, and I am highly stressed out.
    My breasts are also a little bit more tender and I’ve been having to go to the bathroom a lot more, but i think i’m constipated.
    If I were pregnant, I would only be 1 week pregnant, which doesn’t show any symptoms or sign at all. However, I’m still a little nervous.
    What could this be?

    • ANSWER:

  50. QUESTION:
    can having ovarian cyst before pregnancy cause any problems during pregnancy?
    My girlfriend had ovarian cyst, she had a surgery and the cyst was removed from her ovaries, but her periods are still irregular and we both are pretty tensed about this scenario. =(

    • ANSWER:
      It probably won’t. Ovulation doesn’t happen while you are pregnant- the ovarian function is supressed by the pregnancy hormones. That actually can help in some cases, by giving the ovaries a rest. That’s the same thinking behind having women with PCOS take birth control pills. No ovulation, no cyst formation- exactly the scenario during pregnancy. If the surgery didn’t cause scarring enough to interfere with conception, it’s doubtful it would cause problems in pregnancy. The doctor will need to know about the previous surgery, of course. If you are TTC, your logical first stop should be the gyn’s office for a full exam and advice. After that it’s just a matter of practice.


Ovarian Cysts And Cancer

The mistake most intertile couple make is waiting too long in getting pregant. Yes, infertility is a couple’s business and not just the woman. About 40% of the cause of infertility is blamed on the women. Another 40% is blamed on male infertility factors. Five percent is shared by the two couples and the remaining 5% is said to be due to unknown infertility factors.

Now, to get pregnant is a natural process and anytime a couple is labeled ‘infertile’, there is a problem. This is because Western medicine and their fertility doctors have little solution for infertility sufferers. Western fertility doctors are limited to harmful drugs, invasive procedures and aggressive surgery. All these methods are exercise in futility rather than fertility. Orthodox medicine has it’s limitations and boundaries that does not address the root cause of infertility in the first place.

For instance, fertility drugs like clomiphene citrate (clomid) is associated with ovarian cysts and cancer. Yes, clomid can also cause multiple pregnancy and deformed babies if they work at all. Now while trying to cure the problem of anovulation (not making eggs), clomiphene create multiple premature ovulation and exhausted ovary. The infertile woman need healthy ovary to make eggs, achieve healthy pregnancy and healthy baby.

Another cause of infertility and perhaps the most important is hormonal imbalance. The reproductive hormones are FSH, LH, Estrogen, progesterone and testesterone. Hormonal imbalance is the underlying cause of all other secondary causes of infertility like fibroids, ovarian cysts, endomytriosis, endometrial hyperplasia, irregular periods, heavy periods or lack of mensis. This is because there is a maxim in natural medicine that says, “for any symptoms (infertility in this case) or symptom complex, there is always an imbalance behind it.”

Of all these hormones mentioned above, estrogen dominance relative to progesterone stands out as the greatest cause of infertility. This is because of all sources of estrogen in the environment and it gets worse by the day. These include zenoestrogens, plant estrogens and mycoestrogens. On the other hand, far too many infertile women have low progesterone.

Remember that progesterone is the hormone of pregnancy. Its name is derived from pro-gestation meaning ‘for pregnancy’. So you must raise the level of progesterone and balance it with normal level of the good estrogen like estriol to get pregnant. Hormonal imbalance is a key infertility factor that orthodox obstetricians have failed to address. Natural pregnancy remedies can remedy this situation and pave the way for the infertile woman to get pregnant.

Here are the steps you need to take to combat female infertility, stop estrogen dominance as you balance your hormones, get pregnant and have healthy babies:

The infertile woman must learn to listen to her body and avoid all junk, processed, devitalized and chemicalized food. Eat organic non-estrogenic foods where possible. Any food that can boost fertility can cure infertility. “Anything that can prevent disease can cure it,” says Dr. Benard Jensen.

Therefore, avoid foods like soy beans, commercial vegetable oils, flaxseed, carrots, dioxins, organophosphates, stored nuts, and bread contaminated with myco-estrogens.

Aggressive cleasing and detoxification of the blood, liver, colon and the kidneys. Bitters like gentian, chaste berry (vitex), Chinese bitters, goldenseal and wormwood (also kills parasites) are paramount. This is because they also clean out the reproductive organs. Then introduce superfoods like acai, avocados, mangoes,tomatoes, and green vegetable juices. These foods also correct anomalies in the reproductive organs that set the body up for infertility. It hard to be infertile when you eat the regular recommendation of five servings of fruits and vegetables daily. Exceptions to this rule are menopause, and underlying structural abnormality of the reproductive organs. Because food is either not enough or chemicalized, all infertile couple need to supplement to boost fertility.

Now comes fertile food supplementation. For you to balance your pregnancy hormones, and regularize your period, you need a systemic enzyme blend containing nattokinase and serrapeptase. These enzymes work best with myomin which block estrogens at their receptor sites in the ovary, uterus, thyroid and fat cells. Myomin also prevents aromatization of testesterone back to harmful estrogen (estradiol). myomin also help the detoxification work of the liver and cleans out the blood while regulating the immune system.

Coupled with hormonal balance is stress management. By the time a couple is labeled infertile, the psychic component kicks in. None of us can eliminate stress; we can only control it. Mind-body connection comes to play in infertility management. I prefer to call it psycho-spiritual infertility treatment. Emotions and hormones go together. And stress is very important in body balance and getting pregnant. Large doses of vitamin C, astragulus, magnesium, zinc and vitamin B-complex (especially B6) is necessary to control stress because they balance enzymes (enzymes drive hormones) and are adaptogens that help the body cope with stress. Letting go and letting God, forgiveness and positive outlook to life are necessary to combat infertility. This is because human spirit, soul and body are alwyays considered in evaluating the infertile couple and combating infertility holistically.

Evaluation of the infertile couple must involve male infertility factors. We should not forget male infertility centered around viability of sperms. Semen analysis is central in male infertility workup. All the above fertility foods prescribed for the infertile woman is also good to boost male fertility. Food supplements balance male hormones, boost sperm count, viability, motility, longevity, and durability. Healthy sperms also withstand anti-sperm anti-bodies (hidden cause of infertility) in the woman’s reproductive tract.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Now I need help. (ovarian cysts/cancer/treatment?) Medical people answers also wanted.?
    For the last week or two I’ve had on and off type pain and it bothers me every day and is sometimes very sharp. I heard that most cysts go away by themselves (mine got smaller) but I’m concerned about ovarian cancer and there’s a huge cancer history in my family but so far no ovarian cancer and my hysterectomy was not for cancer. I read that some benign cysts will require treatment in that they do not go away by themselves, and in quite rare cases, others may be cancerous. I was diagnosed with ovarian cysts about five or six years after my (TVH/kept both ovaries) total vaginal hysterectomy. I didn’t have symptoms of ovarian cysts when they were first diagnosed and the doctor ordered the ultrasound and kept an eye on the cysts with updated ultrasounds.The last ultrasound about three years ago showed the cysts got small enough and I didn’t need further ultrasounds.

    1. Anyone have advice on dealing with the pain and would heat help if surgery isn’t indicated?

    2. If it’s not gas or appendicitis I’m experiencing does anyone know what can be done for them besides taking out the ovary?

    One doctor I didn’t like or agree with recommended I get my ovaries removed because of the history of cysts and I didn’t see him for that problem and he refused to help me with why I went in there and think he was just trying to get more money (the wait was over 3 hours in his office).Three other doctors agreed to not take out my ovaries including my surgeon if it wasn’t cancerous as it could prevent me from going into surgical menopause.
    Thanks for the info. It’s good to know a cyst can be removed without removing the ovary. A cyst on the left showed up on CT scan so that didn’t cause my pain on the right. My dr. told me to see gastroenterologist for possible bowel spasms. I was previously given a script for spasms but didn’t have anymore. The gastroenterologist’s office wanted me to wait till tomorrow (6 days after being seen by gyn) to be seen as dr. was booked solid. I also got an answer at this link everyone should see. http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AkWrK0KNEPFeijkgqQyW4Wzsy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20091118172510AA9p5Dv

    A family member died from e-coli in her system which spread to all her organs and she refused to be seen by a dr. because she was to embarrassed about her weight. Had she gone in she’d be alive today. I was lucky I persisted and had them take me in that same day. I found out I had a fever (97.8) in gastroenterologist’s office being masked by Celebrex or it may have been caught earlier.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi. I have found a lot on information on ovarian cysts on the website below. You have had a few different opinions from different doctors. I think it’s good to get other opinions, but as long as they get to the root cause of the symptoms, and what’s going on. Usually cysts go away on their own very rarely are they cancerous. But if you are experiencing pain it might be a good idea to see a doctor about it. You wouldn’t want to have surgery unless absolutely necessary, but make sure that you have the tests needed to rule out cancer. These might be a CA-125 test, ultrasound, and a laparoscopic surgery if some of the other tests suggest the presence of cancer.

      In terms of your family history, the situation that will give you the highest chance of getting ovarian cancer is women who have had ovarian or breast cancer, or both. This might mean that you have a mutation in wither BRCA1 or BRCA2, but this is highly unlikely if you don’t have any close relatives that have had ovarian or breast cancer.

      I would see a doctor about your symptoms and just make sure you go with your gut and listen to your body, because no one knows it as well as you do, and only you can tell when something is not quiet right.

      All the best.

      This is the website:

      http://www.ovarian-cancer-facts.com/ovarian-cysts-treatment.html

  2. QUESTION:
    Worry about ovarian cysts/cancer? Regular pelvic exam shows no results.?
    Hi everyone. To give you some background.. About 4 months ago, this all started with a pesky feeling of needing to urinate.. all the time… urgently… I do leak a little bit here and there and I was just constantly uncomfortable. I constantly wear a maxi pad. The frequent need to urinate kind of overshadowed all of the other things I’ve realized I’ve been feeling…

    I’ve had constant pressure on my bladder and rectum and intermittent shooting pains in my abdomen (usually on the left side). My lower back is aching constantly and sometimes my thighs and legs hurt too. I always have gas and I always feel like everything in my abdomen is so heavy it just might fall out!

    I’ve been to my primary care physician several times, they’ve taken several urine cultures (all normal).. and finally a blood count test. My white blood cell levels are elevated, they want me to come back in 4 weeks to check again..

    I’ve also been to a urologist and had a cystoscopy- that came back normal as well. The more I read on ovarian cancer and cysts, the more spot on my symptoms seem. I’ve had 3 regular pelvic exams and they seem to be all normal… For people who’ve been through this experience before, do my symptoms sound close to yours? Is it possible that if I do have this much discomfort, cysts or cancer wouldn’t show up on a regular pelvic exam? I have a pelvic ultrasound scheduled in 2 days. I have been uncomfortable for a few months.. what’s another day I suppose. Any feedback you could give me would be greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      I have these symptoms – for me they are due to endometriosis / adenomyosis.
      maybe check for those?
      I know from experience it is not always easy to detect endometriosis with tests.
      good luck!

  3. QUESTION:
    Concerned about Ovarian Cysts/Cancer?
    I’m 16 years old, and from my recent doctor visit (around the beginning of May), I have found out that I have numerous health problems such as a possible risk for diabetes, and high blood pressure (all because of my weight). However, my doctor said to have someone check for possible cysts in my ovaries because of all the hair that I get on my body.

    Now I’ve always had irregular periods, and they are still like that now, but they are coming more frequently. Like before I would go a good half-a-year without one then get it. Now I get it about 4+ times a year (light), all around the same date. I also used to have an under active thyroid and high cholesterol, but my most recent blood test that I have taken (which was the day I went to see the doctor) have shown that they are now normal. I have a lot of hair growth on my lower abdomen, and it kinda runs in my family as my mom has it and I believe my aunt does too. I also did some research on the symptoms of Ovarian Cancer and Cysts, and I’ve only had one which had gone away in about a day. I don’t have any abdomen pain or anything, a healthy appetite, no trouble breathing, normal bowel/bladder movements, and no fatigue or anything (unless I don’t sleep too well at night). I’m just worried because I’m afraid that something might be wrong, and I’m deathly afraid of surgeries.

    Please don’t judge, I get paranoid VERY easily, and I want to know if I’m just overreacting.
    Take note that this is my first time having a doctor recommended having my ovaries checked out for cysts.

    • ANSWER:
      Are you sure that you have had an ovarian cyst? In my experience with them, they are very painful and usually you have to go to the hospital. Most ovarian cysts are harmless, but painful and heal up on their own. I would reccommend going to your GYN just to get checked out.

      Also, a healthy, active lifestyle work wonders for the mind and body. You may want to look into yoga or pilates (both are wonderful!)

      All the best.

  4. QUESTION:
    Question about ovarian cysts/cancer?
    I went to my ob/gyn back in June mainly due to pelvic pain I was having generally on my left side. It had also been 2 years since my last pap. My doctor did a pelvic exam and a pap and after asking me a series of questions about my symptoms told me that I probably had a cyst on my ovary. She did not order an ultrasound though. She put me on birth control pills and told me if it did not help to call her back. Well about a week later I got a phone call that my pap was abnormal (ASCUS positive for low risk HPV) so I went back in for a colposcopy. The results of the colposcopy were CIN 1. I go back in November for a re-colpo. However, I am still having pain on my left side. It will go away for a couple of weeks and then come right back. The most painful time is during my period. I called my doctor and told him and he said to try one more pack of birth control pills and if it didn’t help they would schedule more tests. My mom and my sister both have endometriosis. My mom had to have a complete hysterectomy when she was 22 due to her endometriosis. I am 25. I have been doing a lot of research and found out that your sigmoid colon runs very near your left ovary. So I thought maybe it could be diverticulosis. So I took some mild stool softners (that were not oh so mild!). I had major diarrhea that whole day (sorry if TMI). This made my left side hurt even more. Could it possibly be because when you have diarrhea it causes your colon to spasm and it rubbed against my cyst causing irritation? Also I had a c-section Jan 2008. Could I have developed adhesions causing my left side pain? Basically the only symptoms that I am having is left side pelvic pain (comes and goes.. sometimes it will hurt for 2 weeks sometimes it won’t hurt at all for 2 weeks) and mild lower back pain (not sure if the lower back pain is from PMS or the cyst). I do not have any pain during sex, frequent urination, full feeling.. etc. Should I be concerned about ovarian cancer? I’m just ready to get the ball rolling and get an ultrasound. Should the doctor have ordered one first of all in the first place? I was just wanting some personal opinions and maybe some people that experienced similar things. Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      If you have had pelvic pain for over a year and have been to the doctor that many times and they have not ordered tests to find the cause of your pain, you need to find a new doctor. Trying to self-diagnose will not help you. It is not likely to be ovarian cancer, as you would have symptoms by now. The doctor should have done an ultrasound in the first place or at least within the first few months. There are several types of ovarian cysts and they cannot always be determined what kind they are on imagining. However, benign cysts will respond to birth control pills, but there is no way to know if they are unless you can see if they are shrinking. This requires imagining.

  5. QUESTION:
    Can the difference between ovarian cysts and ovarian cancer been seen clearly by ultrasound?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, they know what they are doing. If anyone thinks for a minute there is something in you that might be cancerous, they will let you know. I have cancer in my uterus & I have a cyst on my ovary. Don’t worry, if you are that concerned, I would ask your Doc. & not the people on here. I have cancer in my girl parts, but that makes me no expert!! Good luck!

  6. QUESTION:
    What are the symptoms of ovarian cancer vs. ovarian cysts?
    I had an ovarian cyst about two years ago. My sister has PCOS and there’s a good chance that I have it as well. I’m more concerned that I have a possible tumor though. I looked up the symptoms for ovarian cancer and I have almost all of them except for maybe one or two. I’m really scared. I’m only 17 and I have no idea how to approach my parents about it. If I do have something wrong with me though, I don’t want to wait until it’s too late to try and get help. I also have symptoms that could possibly just be another cyst, although I did just get my period so I don’t think that it could be a cyst. It could even be uterine prolapse, but those symptoms aren’t the same as the gassy, abdominal pain and back pain I usually have particulary the week before and the week after my period. I also have a lot of underarm perspiration. Could this be another sign? Mostly I’m just scared that it might be to late and though I’m a strong Christian and I understand that there is a reason for everything.

    • ANSWER:
      It is usually not best to diagnose yourself without about 10 years of medical education and specialization – and even then it isn’t a good idea. Make an appointment with your ob/gyn or family practitioner if you are worried about it.

  7. QUESTION:
    possible ovarian cancer/cysts!!! HELP?
    i have a history of ovarian cysts in my family. i also believe that ovarian cancer runs in my family too because my mother and ALL of my aunts have had Hysterectomies due to ovarian cysts. i have had fatigue alot in the past, i’ve had backaches alot lately and bad headaches. my periods are normal and usually i have mild cramps(after i take alot of medecine). i also have just experienced pain during sex. i have had sex like 6 times in my whole life and the last time was last night. my boyfriend and i have had sex before and it is usually painful at first because he has a very large penis but after a while the pain goes away but last night and the night before that it was so painful that we couldn’t finish. it only hurt when he penetrated deeply though. could this be ovarian systs/cancer?? i am 18yrs old and i was tested so i DONT have any stds.
    im not overweight im 5”6 118lbs

    • ANSWER:
      I am also 18 years old and female
      I had your exact situation like 6 months ago.
      PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) is something that is hard to define because it can be so easily misdiagnosed.
      I thought I had it.. turned out I had a pituitary tumor.
      Most girls do have some tumors on their ovaries they said, but it doesn’t necessarily mean you have the cancer or PCOS.
      And EVERYONE has had painful sex.( I thought It was abnormal too but it turns out its not at all abnormal-especially when you dont have sex on a regular basis). And EVERYONE has had some history of fatigue.
      They thought I had it because of my irregular cycles. If you have less than 7 a year or more than 15 .. there is a major chance you have it.
      Also it would affect your hormones.. meaning growth of hair would be abnormally thick (like manly)
      You would also test positive for diabetes.. or be at high risk for insulin resistance.

      I don’t think you have it at all. But I had them run all kinds of test on me, and they initially diagnosed me positive for PCOS.. They had run absolutley no test. Basically just tried putting me on Birth Control and writing me off as another POCS patient… I had a come apart and made them run more test… and saw another doctor who said “hey wait you are not fat.. you are not abnormally hairy.. and you have NO CYLE NOT FEW CYCLES”
      Don’t accept just a yes or no.. Make them run lab work ( The ultra sound will show some tumors.. as almost all girls do have some turmors)… See an endocrinologist and an OBGYN.

      Its common if you do have it, and there are things you can do to make it virtually vanish..

      Best of Luck
      Any Questions Contact me @ RACHELLH08@yahoo.com
      *this is my sisters account that im on right now*

  8. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of a condition that has symptoms similar to endomitriosis other than ovarian cancer or cysts?
    Ive been checked now for kidney stones, gall stones, appendicitis, ovarian cancer and now endometriosis. They found endo in my left uretur. Now here is my problem. My pain is on my RIGHT side and goes down my right leg. Its a dull pulsing pain that has been causing trouble for 2 years now and they say since the endo is on my left it may not be causing the pain on my right. Does anyone know of a similar condition that exhibits symptoms like endometriosis? They also say that it could be referred pain but I never feel pain on the area where they found a problem. Im desperate! Im so tired of being in anonymous pain!!!

    PS by they I mean Gyno dr

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like they just misidiagnosed/totally missed Endo on the right uterer as well. It is fairly common to have both ureters involved and even more common to have a lesser-skilled doc miss it from there and a lot of other locations. My suggestion is to consult with a highly skilled specialist who truly understands the disease. Many offer records evaluation for free.

      www.centerforendo.com
      www.endoexcision.com
      www.endometriosistreatment.org
      www.drcook.com

      Getting help from a true specialist can make a world of difference. Good luck and feel better.

  9. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cysts? Ovarian cancer?
    5 years ago I was told I had HPV and some of the cells were cancerous. since then i get multiple utis and am now having pain in the right side of my pelvis. Its like a sharp stabbing pain. Could this be more cysts? Should i be checked for ovarian cancer? Just looking for opinions.

    • ANSWER:

  10. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cysts and Ovarian Cancer?
    I was just diagnosed with having a complicated cyst on my right ovary. The Doctors decided to wait 4 weeks and do a follow up ultrasound and see if the cyst changes or ruptures. I have been having severe pain in my lower right abdomen for approximately 6 months before they found the cyst. I was just wondering if I should be relieved that it’s a cyst or worried that it’s more serious than they are treating it. My symptoms are not all that similar to an ovarian cyst-they seem more extreme. I was just wondering what are the different symtoms of cysts vs. cancer??

    • ANSWER:
      Ovarian cysts are small, fluid-filled sacs that usually are not malignant. They may not cause any symptoms, or they may be quite painful. Sometimes, ovarian cysts appear in connection with the menstrual cycle, and they may go away on their own in a few months. When these cysts grow large, they may cause feelings of pressure or fullness.

      Although most ovarian cysts are benign (not cancer), they must be taken very seriously. A sonogram will show whether a cyst is fluid-filled or has solid matter in it. If it is solid, it may be related to endometriosis, or it may be cancerous.

      Ovarian cancer does not usually cause symptoms at first. But most women do have some symptoms in the 6 to 12 months before ovarian cancer is found. The most common symptoms are gas and pain or swelling in the belly. Other symptoms are diarrhea or constipation, or an upset stomach.

      There is a blood test called CA-125 (cancer antigen 125) that is sometimes done to look for cancer in women at high risk. Too much CA-125 in the blood can be caused by many things, like the menstrual cycle, endometriosis, and uterine fibroids, as well as many types of cancer.

      It sounds more like an ovarian cyst to me, than ovarian cancer.

  11. QUESTION:
    What is this lower left abdominal pain? Ovarian cysts, cancer, IBS?
    For the past 5 months, I have been having abdominal pain every single day. The pain is to the left side and about 1.5″ below my belly button. The pain is there every day and pretty much constant.
    I am a 26 year old female. I had a pelvic ultrasound, pelvic exam and CT scan when this all started. The pelvic ultrasound showed several small follicular cysts on both ovaries, more on the left, everything else was clear. I followed up with my GYN who said the cysts would not be causing this pain and dismissed me, told me to come back in Jan. (which I will do)…I went to my Gastro dr. who put me on treatment for possible IBS (levbid) but it did not help and my bowel movements do not seem to be correlated with the pain. Gastro pushed on my stomach and said the pain is located right at ovary level. IT stays very sore and my low back is very sore as well. No other symptoms. I don’t really know where to go from here. Any suggestions? Are pelvic u/s always accurate? Thanks!
    I do have the pain all the time – not related to cycles and yes the ultrasound was vaginal.

    • ANSWER:
      follicular cysts are present in many women.

      the frist treatment is often a 28 day cycle birthcontrol.

  12. QUESTION:
    Does Ovarian cysts cause cancer, and or infertility?
    My mother had ovarian cysts and she said it might be hereditary, I think I might have them too.

    • ANSWER:
      They can-my sister had them a couple of years ago…
      Completely depends on the severity of them though and how soon they are removed or go away…
      My sister has gone on to have two kids though and never any sign of cancer…so infertility and cancer is not always the case…
      They are hereditary though, so be sure to have regular smears etc..
      Look after yourself…

  13. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cysts, ovarian cancer, constant pain?
    I have been having abdominal pain since February 2008. I was hospitalized with what they thought was apendicitus for 4 days, but my appendix was fine. They thought I might have a twisted ovaryand tried to perform a vaginal ultrasound, but I am a virgin and it was so painful they could not finish the procedure. I eventually was discharged with no suggestions. Since then the pain has continued and is most severe in the lower right quadrent of my pelvis and it goes down into the top of my leg and hip and into my back. It is extremely tender and it hurts to bend my right leg or to sit with my legs crossed. It is an aching throbbing pain and sometimes it stings as well. Does this sound like ovarian cysts? I have been on birth control for 2 years because of severely painful, irregular and heavy periods. They are regular now and much less painful except for this problem I have been having for the past year.

    • ANSWER:

  14. QUESTION:
    Is ovarian cancer and ovarian cysts easily mistaken for one another?

    • ANSWER:

  15. QUESTION:
    Need help for relieving pain and have questions (ovarian cyst/cancer/treatment)?
    For the last week or two I’ve had on and off type pain and it bothers me every day and is sometimes very sharp. I heard that most cysts go away by themselves (mine got smaller) but I’m concerned about ovarian cancer and there’s a huge cancer history in my family but so far no ovarian cancer and my hysterectomy was not for cancer. I read that some benign cysts will require treatment in that they do not go away by themselves, and in quite rare cases, others may be cancerous. I was diagnosed with ovarian cysts about five or six years after my (TVH/kept both ovaries) total vaginal hysterectomy. I didn’t have symptoms of ovarian cysts when they were first diagnosed and the doctor ordered the ultrasound and kept an eye on the cysts with updated ultrasounds.The last ultrasound about three years ago showed the cysts got small enough and I didn’t need further ultrasounds.

    1. Anyone have advice on dealing with the pain and would heat help if surgery isn’t indicated?

    2. If it’s not gas or appendicitis I’m experiencing does anyone know what can be done for them besides taking out the ovary?

    One doctor I didn’t like or agree with recommended I get my ovaries removed because of the history of cysts and I didn’t see him for that problem and he refused to help me with why I went in there and think he was just trying to get more money (the wait was over 3 hours in his office).Three other doctors agreed to not take out my ovaries including my surgeon if it wasn’t cancerous as it could prevent me from going into surgical menopause.

    3. I’ve never had symptoms of menopause but does anyone know if estrogen if needed again would help prevent the cysts from getting bigger if present again or would it just feed ovarian cysts?
    I was put on the estrogen patch 5 years later because my blood work showed I was low on estrogen and I didn’t have any symptoms of menopause. I was taken off the estrogen patch after it was thought that the narcotic pain meds I was taking for disc injury and muscle spasms could have caused the abnormality of the amount of estrogen in my system. Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      I recommend seeing your OB/GYN as soon as possible. It is unlikely that you have ovarian cancer, but it is certainly a possibility.

  16. QUESTION:
    On a ultrasound can ovarian cancer look like cysts? Becasue I heard the desease is hard to pick up?
    The ultrasound said about my rigth overi a small amount of non- specific free flid was seen in the Pouch of Douglas. My left overy was normal, but my right one is bigger, and showed up fluid in it. I have PMT every day without a perid like feels like I am going to get a period but do not, lower back pain, indigesion, bloating, etc. Can ovarian cancer appear as a cyst on an ultrasound and CT scans? Becasue I was told a biopsy is the only was to detect this, and a doctor told me yesterday a c125 for cacner is not relaiable. So can anyone tell me if cancer of the overies concidering it is hard to detect except for the last stages appear as cysts.

    • ANSWER:
      Second try!
      As regards the question: Can ovarian cancer look like a cyst?
      Sure it could. However, most of the references I can find talk about it as showing both cystic and solid components on ultrasounds and x-rays.

      Your best bet is to call your doctor to ask.

      Good luck!

  17. QUESTION:
    ovarian cysts, ovarian cancer..?
    I am an 18 year old female, for around 6 months to 1 year i have been suffering symptoms which i will list at the end of this question, the pains are sharp and last usually only a few seconds but have become more frequent and painful over time.
    I am on the depo povora contraceptive injection and have been for around a year and a half.
    My symptoms include:
    Severe pains round abouts where my ovaries are
    Pains within my womb which almost feel like it is being scratched and other pains which are sharp and severe.
    Bloating feeling in abdomen
    Shooting pains in vagina and anus.
    Losing weight and putting on weight without trying or eating/exercising differently.
    Feeling sick easily and getting indigestion
    pain in pelvis
    constipation
    Lower backache
    Having a lump in my abdomen which comes and goes, and is very painful, but only lasts for a few days each time.

    • ANSWER:
      Although what I’m suggesting isn’t only a woman’s problem, many of your symptoms suggest Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
      I am not going to reprint them here.
      Look on Google. You will see what I mean by your symptoms being similar.
      It could be a “Eureka” moment for you.
      Good luck.

  18. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cysts Linked With Cancer?
    I know most, if not all, females create ovarian cysts during ovulation. However, in my case my cysts have been large, one even up to 5cm, and have a history of rupturing in which case has sent me to the ER and caused be to pass out.
    While I know there isn’t much I can do for the cysts except take birth control to shrink them and pain medication, my main concern has been shifted to ovarian cancer. I know now there are a lot of commercials for cancer lnked to HPV, but is there any link of ovarian cysts leading to ovarian cancer later on.

    • ANSWER:
      Sometimes an ovarian cyst is malignant (cancer). Doctors be live the the malignant cyst is malignant from the beginning, so usual, benign cyst don’t go malignant.
      Cristiana

  19. QUESTION:
    any of you who have dealt with Ovarian Cancer or cysts at a young age (29)?
    I had an MRI for a car wreck and it revealed I had a 8 cm mass in my pelvis… I had an ultrasound, and the tech said that the mass looked like a large cyst, fluid filled and cystadneocarcinoma cannot be ruled out. Cyst may be malignant due to size. The tech also mentioned blood flow to it, which I know is bad… I am 29, have a child and have no history in the family of cancer, but that report has me terrified. I am having surgery to remove it next month, but I just fear it is cancer. I know they won’t know until they take it out, but is the fact that is is fluid filled good or bad? Any experience with ovarian cysts?

    • ANSWER:
      I am sorry that you had to go through this. I had ovarian cysts when I was in my early twenties. It is not that uncommon. I had a large cyst the size of a grapefruit on my ovary, that was probably the largest one I have had. I have had several ultrasounds and it was determined that there was nothing to be concerned about. I am familiar with the ultrasounds and what the tech told you because I have thyroid cancer and went through testing for that as well. If the blood flow to the mass was warm or hot then that is a great sign. If the mass is cold, meaning no blood flow, then that is cause for concern. Cancerous tumors do not have a lot of blood flow. I am surprised that they did not recommend a fine needle biopsy. That can be done fairly easily and you will get the results quickly. Also, the fact that it is fluid filled is a good sign. I understand that they have to tell you that cancer cannot be ruled out. This is true until they go in and take out the mass and send it to pathology. But saying they can’t rule it out is not the same as saying that chances are good that it is cancer. They are just being careful which is good.
      I know what you are going through, and my advice is to try to enjoy the summer. Focus on the positive, and take care of yourself. Even if it is cancer, that doesn’t mean that it is a death sentence. It is scary for sure, but medicine has come a long way. Take one day at a time and believe you can face any challenge that comes, because you can.

  20. QUESTION:
    ovarian cysts lead to cancer?
    i had my appendix out a few months ago (im 18) and the doctor found a cyst on one of my ovaries but said it was nothing to worry about and they tend to come and go each month. im must curious if you have ovarian cysts like these if your more likely to get ovarian cancer when your older??? if so? how much more likely are you??

    • ANSWER:
      They do not lead to cancer. They are not even a risk factor. Many women have them and never know it.

  21. QUESTION:
    ovarian cyst….cancer?
    when i was pregnant…the ultrasound person brought a doctor into the room…he took a look and told me i have a cyst and most just go away on there own.

    this was 2 years ago bear in mind and i havent really given it much thought until all the” cancer” in the news at the moment…and now im thinking what if its ovarian cancer..? how did he know it was just a cyst? dont get me wrong i dont really get bad pain etc or inbetween bleeds between my periods but im just scared that i may have it!! if i have got it – ive had it 2 years so wouldnt i be getting severe symtoms now…?

    • ANSWER:
      Ovarian cyst are not cancer and do not lead to cancer. The outside of the ovaries are thicker than normally and as such much the release of the egg difficult.
      This is the reason why women with poly-cystic ovaries have difficulties in falling pregnant.
      Ja.

  22. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cyst/cancer?.. age 19..pregnant..opinions?
    One year ago (February 07), I started to develop the following symptoms:
    -Abdominal pain
    -Shooting pains in pelvis/legs
    -Bloated
    -Weight Loss (about 5-10 pounds)
    -fatigue
    -changes in bowel movements (urgency)
    -back pain
    -cold sensations in feet
    -burning while urinating (no infection)

    -pain after intercourse when I started being sexually active in May

    Anyway, my doc did an ultrasound in April/07 and found a cyst on both ovaries, the one on my left being complex, although quite small.. 3 cm in diameter I believe. My gyn thought it nothing to worry since I am “only 19″ and brought up endometriosis. Put me on orthotrycyclen-lo and let me go. I was planning on having an ultrasound in Nov/Dec but unexpectedly got pregnant after going off ortho because of depression. Now.. I’m confused. What do I say to my doctor? She still thinks it was nothing to worry about and now I’m preg? Can people even get preg if they have ovarian cancer? Thank you for any advice/experience.
    I still had the abdominal pain, pain after intercourse, burning while urination, and fatigue, and change in bowel movements during the pill. I no longer had the shooting pains, back pain, or cold sensations in the feet on the pill..I don’t know what this all means.

    • ANSWER:
      Ovarian cysts are not the same as cancer. They are very very common and usually (especially for a 19 year old) are not treated, just watched. They don’t usually affect whether or not you can get pregnant (and obviously this one didn’t). You should just follow your doctors advice, or if you are still unsure, get a second opinion.

  23. QUESTION:
    What are the sypmtoms for an ovarian cyst/ovarian cancer?
    I’ve been having these weird symptoms lately…according to the clinic…I’m not pregnant but I do have PCOS (poly cystic ovarian syndrome). My nipples have been sore, aching pains come and go in my lower abdomen, I have gas ( which could be from acid reflux), and I have killer cramps!! Any ideas??

    • ANSWER:
      Lack of symptoms or vague symptoms in the early stages of ovarian cancer is why the illness is known as the ‘silent killer’. If there are symptoms, they can include stomach pain or a bloated feeling that can be confused with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Ovarian cysts and non-cancerous growths also cause the same symptoms as ovarian cancer.
      otheres can be:
      loss of appetite
      unexplained weight gain
      swelling of your abdomen (tummy)
      pain during sex
      changes in bowel or bladder habits – constipation, excess wind, diarrhoea or needing to pass urine more often
      rarely, abnormal vaginal bleeding

  24. QUESTION:
    Mom has 9 cm midline ovarian cyst.. cancer?
    Hi everyone – My mom called me yesterday because she was in the hospital and I am extremely worried. For about 2 weeks she thought she had a UTI because of pain while peeing and not being able to empty.. she doesn’t have insurance so she bought store bought UTI medicine that didnt help – the pain got so bad she went to the ER, had blood tests which came back fine – but declined a CT scan and US because of the insurance issue… went back yesterday morning with extreme pain again – did CT and US which showed a 9 cm midline cyst (the size of a grapefruit) – It is so big that it was blocking her urethra which is why she couldn’t pee and felt she had a UTI- she sees the surgeon tomorrow and OB and they are going to do a biopsy.. but I am just soooo worried and would feel better if any with experience with this could give me some straight forward facts if anyone knows anything about ovarian cancer. She had a hystrectomy about 20 years ago but they just removed her uterus and not her ovaries. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      I essentially agree with the 1st answerer, but I think she should have the cyst removed, and in this regard it is sad that she lives in the US where the name of the game with medical care providers, is money. If she cannot get it done here in the US, I would recommend she go to Cuba. Down there they might likely do it free, but if they charge her it will be very little. Hang in there. She needs that operation right away, believe me, because the pee will back up and be forced into the kidneys and ruin them. Good luck!! And I do believe this is a life-threating condition.

  25. QUESTION:
    Please help me.Can a pelvic exam miss an ovarian cyst/cancer??? My doc felt nothing but i have many symptoms?
    I got the pelvic exam done 3 days ago for left leg,hip and left lower back and abdomen pain. Why didnt he feel anything i am pretty sure i have a cyst or worst.
    My ultrasound is on wednesday n i am freaking out bcoz i read somr stories on the net that said thier doc missed ovarian cancer on pelvic exam which was found later on sonogram.
    Also i got bloodwork done n all is normal

    • ANSWER:
      Iv had the same thing,and my recent ultra sound showed an enlarged ovary!! i did have the LEG PAIN!!! upper leg pain and horrible abdominal pain- i new something just WAS not right, and iv been to 3 obgyns. if this one isnt helping then go to another :D

  26. QUESTION:
    Whats the difference between an ovarian cyst and ovarian cancer?
    My sister has an ‘ovarian cyst’ 15 cm i n width….. The average cyst rarely exceeds 5 cm…… can a cyst turn into cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      Ovarian cyst is:

      An ovarian cyst is a fluid-filled sac in the ovary. Many cysts are completely normal. These are called functional cysts. They occur as a result of ovulation (the release of an egg from the ovary). Functional cysts normally shrink over time, usually in about 1 to 3 months. If you have a functional cyst, your doctor may want to check you again in 1 to 3 months to make sure the cyst has gotten smaller. In certain cases, your doctor may want you to take birth control pills so you won’t ovulate. If you don’t ovulate, you won’t form cysts.

      If you are menopausal and are not having periods, you shouldn’t form functional cysts. If you do have a cyst, your doctor will probably want you to have a sonogram so he or she can look at the cyst. What your doctor decides to do after that depends on your age, the way the cyst looks on the sonogram and if you’re having symptoms such as pain, bloating, feeling full after eating just a little, and constipation.

      Ovarian Cancer:

      Recognizing ovarian cancer symptoms

      Ovarian cancer often shows no obvious signs or symptoms until late in its development. Signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer may include:

      General abdominal discomfort and/or pain (gas, indigestion, pressure, swelling, bloating, cramps)

      Nausea, diarrhea, constipation, or frequent urination

      Loss of appetite

      Feeling of fullness even after a light meal

      Weight gain or loss with no known reason

      Abnormal bleeding from the vagina

      These symptoms may be caused by ovarian cancer or by other, less serious conditions. It is important to check with a doctor about any of these symptoms.

      To help find the cause of symptoms, a doctor evaluates a woman’s medical history. The doctor also performs a physical exam and orders diagnostic tests. Some exams and tests that may be useful are described below:

      Pelvic exam includes feeling the uterus, vagina, ovaries, fallopian tubes, bladder, and rectum to find any abnormality in their shape or size. (A Pap test, a good test for cancer of the cervix, is often done along with the pelvic exam, but it is not a reliable way to find or diagnose ovarian cancer.)

      Ultrasound refers to the use of high-frequency sound waves. These waves, which cannot be heard by humans, are aimed at the ovaries. The pattern of the echoes they produce creates a picture called a sonogram.

      CA-125 assay is a blood test used to measure the level of CA-125, a tumor marker that is often found in higher-than-normal amounts in the blood of women with ovarian cancer.

      Lower GI series, or barium enema, is a series of x-rays of the colon and rectum. The pictures are taken after the patient is given an enema with a white, chalky solution containing barium. The barium outlines the colon and rectum on the x-ray, making tumors or other abnormal areas easier to see.

      CT (or CAT) scan is a series of detailed pictures of areas inside the body created by a computer linked to an x-ray machine.

      Biopsy is the removal of tissue for examination under a microscope. A pathologist studies the tissue to make a diagnosis. To obtain the tissue, the surgeon performs a laparotomy (an operation to open the abdomen). If cancer is suspected, the surgeon performs an oophorectomy (removal of the entire ovary). This is important because, if cancer is present, removing just a sample of tissue by cutting through the outer layer of the ovary could allow cancer cells to escape and cause the disease to spread.

      If the diagnosis is ovarian cancer, the doctor will want to learn the stage (or extent) of disease. Staging is a careful attempt to find out whether the cancer has spread and, if so, to what parts of the body. Staging may involve surgery, x-rays and other imaging procedures, and lab tests. Knowing the stage of the disease helps the doctor plan treatment.

  27. QUESTION:
    Do large ovarian cysts and cancers of the uterus, ovaries, and cervix have a connection?
    I recently went to the doctors and was told I have an extremely large cyst on my left ovary. My mom told me she has a history of ovarian cysts too. I know that they can be better maintained by birth control. My family also has a long history of uteral cancer. This includes my mom, grandmother, cousins, and my aunt all of which are on my mothers side. Is there a link between ovarian cysts and cancers of the uterus, ovaries, or cervix? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Some think that uterine cancer and cysts are caused by not having enough estrogen. Alternately, if the cysts are part of something called polycystic ovarian syndrome, then that hormone irregularity increases risk for uterine cancer, so there’s a link there.

  28. QUESTION:
    Do i have ovarian cysts or ovarian cancer?
    I have been having constant and continuous bleeding for about 30 days now. And i went to the doctor for new birth control to lighten my heavy bleeding during my periods. But i started to bleed non stop so i stopped taking it for a couple of days now and i am still bleeding quite a lot. I have a slight pressure in my lower stomach/abdomen and today, i had such uncomfortable pain that i was scared and almost just stayed where i was because it hurt so bad. My doctor said that, before i got the birth control(i went from YAZ to Seasonale), that my mentioning my heavy bleeding during periods could possibly be ovarian cysts.

    • ANSWER:
      This is not reason to be concerned about ovarian cancer, but it’s not normal and you need to go back to the doctor to let them know you are still bleeding.

  29. QUESTION:
    Please help – what are the different symptoms between ovarian cysts and ovarian cancer?
    I am scheduled for a vaginal sonogram on Monday to see what is causing this sharp abdominal pain. I also have been feeling nauseous, ache, especially my lower back, have to pee a lot more often, and – am not sure if this relates – have pain in my left shoulder. My doc thinks my birth control is too strong for me, why I’m experiencing this, but to be safe, we’re doing the sonogram.

    I just have two questions:

    1) From my symptoms, do you think I have an ovarian cyst?
    2) Can anyone tell me the difference in symptoms between an ovarian cyst and ovarian cancer?

    Thank you

    I originally posted this on Women’s Health, but I’m not getting anything.
    I am 26 years old and am usually quite healthy – have never had such a thing before
    Now I have pain on the left side of my throat – swollen lump. About where the lymph nodes are, but just on my left side. Weird

    • ANSWER:
      Symptoms of ovarian cysts and ovarian cancer are almost identical to the lay person. If anything, symptoms are often worse earlier in the case of cysts.

      The fact that your Dr is sending you for a sonogram is an indication that even Dr’s find it hard to differentiate based on symptoms alone.

      Keep in mind that statistically cysts are far more common, especially in a woman as young as yourself.

  30. QUESTION:
    diagnosis is (pregnancy, paranoia, ovarian cancer or cysts?)?
    For the last month and a half I have felt just awful to say the least.
    Nasuaiated-mostly in the morning, afternoon and at night- and head aches to start with and now you can add lower back pain, lower abdomin pain(during intercourse sometimes) constant urination (I was just checked for diabetes two months ago so thats not it), I can’t get to sleep but when I do I can’t wake up-so i am tired,, but stressed-, have a sudden need for a bowell movement, swollen breasts, more emotionally sensitive and when I don’t have idegestion, I have heart burn.
    So heres more background info,
    I am on birth control, but I assume it is a low dose because it is for acne and not sex.
    I always forget it. I forgot it about four times last month.
    So obviously I’m used to taking two in one day, but the other day when I did this, I threw up a few hours later(when I woke up the next morning) and felt fine afterwards.
    My boyfriend and I have regular sex, usually about five times a week, no condoms.
    I took a pregnancy test three weeks ago, one of those really cheap ones with the lines, it had a negative indicator when I opened it already on there and when I peed on it I waited thirty seconds and threw it away assuming negative-probably should’ve waited a bit longer.
    Anywho, while on the time supposed to be for my period, I was three days late-a little later then usual- and only spotting or very light bleeding until I had sex, then I bled alot for a good fifteen minutes and it ended.
    Now everytime I take my birth control I get sick to my stomach.
    I looked up symptoms of cysts and ovarian cancer and I fit some syptomes, but I fit alot for pregnancy to.
    Any doctors or nurses in the house that can help?

    • ANSWER:
      I’ve only read about half of what you’ve written..
      I don’t know what is wrong with you, but I do have a question.

      If you are so concerned that something is going on, why not go to a real doctor, instead of seeking help from strangers off the internet?

  31. QUESTION:
    Has any one ever had ovarian cancer or cysts?
    I went to the doctor yesterday for my annual.And when they weighed me i was in shock i wieghed 258.So they sat me down to answer some questions about my menstraul etc… They asked me when my last period was i said oct 5,2008.They took a pregnacy test it came back negative.Ok so the doctor finally sees me.And not in a happy way she lets me know that since my last annaul which i weighed 215 i have balloned up to 258.And of course oviously she tells me i have to lose weight.Well the problem is i stared blowing up the past 4 months like crazy.So examines my area and what not.And then she breaks it down to me that i problably have cysts or ovarian cancer.I guess something is blocking me from ovulating and that means i cant have periods.so now they want to do a ultra sound and run more test on me.They also drew some blood.I am very scared has anyone else gone threw this.She also metioned i could have thyroid disease.I was so supriesed that i weighed 258 i wear a size 16 and i have a good shape.

    • ANSWER:
      I think you might have PCOS as well, and I doubt you have ovarian cancer, in any case they should refer you to an endocrinologist, who can better manage PCOS and thyroid issues.

  32. QUESTION:
    ladies helppp.ovarian cysts? cervical cancer? bladder problenms?
    sometimes i get pains in my ovaries…and i asked yahoo answers and most said it was probably ovarian cysts.

    so i got it checked out, and it was. but then when i went for a second checkup, they said the cyst had dissolved, and many women have cysts and they just grow and dissolve.
    (sometimes/rarely growing bigger or cancerous)

    now i realized ive been getting the same sharp pain, almost between my ovaries.
    im not sure if that would be my uterus, or my bladder.

    i think my bladder could make sense because i hold in pee for a long time. last night i slept for 10 hours, and didnt get up once to use the bathroom, i ignore the fact i have to go and go back to bed.
    could i have a cyst in my bladder or something?
    its almost the same feeling as the ovarian cyst…just not in my ovaries.

    the only thing i could think it would be in my uterus, is cancer! :x
    and i dont want to think about that.

    can you feel cancer?

    any of you ever have cervical cancer?

    and how do u check for that…a pap smear at the gyno?

    • ANSWER:
      my cus died of ovarian cancer get a pap that picks it up if your not happy with that you can get a gentics test

  33. QUESTION:
    Can 13 year olds get ovarian cancer or cysts if there body has developed early?
    Im 13, when I was shaving my vajj this morning I found this little bump about three or four inches above my clitorus, and it kinda feels like a little ball on top of my uterous and when I felt it it hurt really bad like it was sharp pain down there. And now my uterous hurts. Could I have cancer, or a std, and can u get ovarian cancer from sex. Im not a virgin, but I’m like 95% sure my bf was a virgin too. And I was wondering could this also be from hitting puberty so early, I dont look my age at all. I got my period when I was 10, and started getting breasts when I was 8. And when I was 10, I was the only one in the whole 5th grade that had hairy legs and hairy underarms. And still do, and I started getting pubic hair at 9. And I’m 13 and a 36DD, and my breasts are already starting to sag, its ridiculous. Is this normal. Or do I have some genitic disorder that causes my body to hit puberty too fast, cause my mom didnt hit puberty till she was 14-15, whats wrong with me, I just finished middle school and look like a damn woman at 13. And possibily may have ovarian cancer. Im too young too have cancer, please help

    • ANSWER:
      Yes it is possible to get ovarian cancer or cysts at your age, but it is very rare for someone this young to have cancer and most females have cysts, but never know it. However, what you describe has nothing to do with either. You cannot feel your uterus to know if the is a ball there and could never reach the top of it, so I have no idea where you are referring to, but there is nothing in your statement that indicates any kind of cancer.

      You cannot get cancer from another person nor can you get it from having sex. However, having sex at your age is a risk factor for cervical cancer and if you should get pregnant that is another one. Starting your period so young is a risk factor for breast cancer. Having one or more risk factors doesn’t mean you will get cancer it only increases your risk for it. Your risk for these cancer increase with age and you do not need to be concerned about breast cancer for another 30 years. You can get cervical cancer in your 20s and should be getting pap smears a year or so after first intercourse.

      You could very well have a hormonal problem and you should be checked for that. It could lead to several problems for you in the coming years. As far as cancer goes, the reason starting your period before the age of 12 is a risk factor is the increased time you are exposed to these hormones and the young age you are exposed to them. Breast cancers are hormone driven.

      I don’t know if you are open enough with your mother to tell her you are having sex or not, but I suggest you talk to her about the hormone issue and you see a doctor. The doctor however does need to know and he or she and anyone who works for them legally cannot tell your mom if you don’t want them to so always be honest with your doctor.

  34. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cysts or cancer ? Help :?
    For the last few months, my periods have been getting unbareable. They come about a week late, and for the last about 2 weeks, ive been getting super sick. Im SO nasueated that i can barely eat anything (and its not im hungry either. i have no appetite) ive been eating crackers, graham crackers, apple juice and 7 up. i get SEVERE pains in my lower abdomen, and my lower back / hips. im in a ball SCREAMING it hurts. about a year ago i was diagnosed with 2 small ovarian cysts, and it kinda feels like that, but the pain has multiplied by like 1010001010. it hurts like hellllll. i get extremely bloated too. i was visiting indiana this past weekend, and pretty much the whole time i was in pain. i take 3 motrin every 6/8 hours. ive taken rolaids, pepto and we just started taking tums, for my nausea and stomach, and ive been constipated : its gross. and i just took 4 tums, about 30 minutes ago and that hasnt helped AT ALL. i tried to have a chicken pot pie for dinner, and i had about half and couldnt eat anymore.

    also i went to see a gyno and ive been put on birth control, (im 14) and i have an ultra sound scheduled for next week.

    do you think this is just another cyst? or could it be a cyst thats grown too much? or ruptured? er could it be a cancerous cyst? i just need answers cuz im sick of feeling like shitttt :

    and the fourth of july is on saturday and i wanted to spend it with my friends but i doubt i will even get outta of bed by then. thanks for all the help :

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  35. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cancer quesiton here. why do women who have had ultrasounds show septated ovarian cysts in a small?
    amount of non specific fluid in the Pouch of Doglous and then to and get a biopsy and it shows mallignant? My doctor told me last week that manny of patients she has diagones with septated ovarian cysts have been diagnosed with cancer why is this, and why do they get irregular bleeding that is not thier period and bleed so heavy for about 5 days or so and then go back to spotting? I need to know this. This is for me. I am due for another scan in the moring as the radiographer has recomeded it and so did the doctor. I have not started treatment yet and is was suggested to me I have a hystorecomy. No way will I have that horrible rotten operation. So any othre sugestions? Please advise me on my questions becasue I am lost.

    • ANSWER:
      You really need to sit down with your doctors and ask these questions that you keep asking on here.
      They are the ones with your medical records and all the results of your testing. No one here can help you…only to give you generalizations maybe or to share their own personal experiences. Take a notebook into your next appt with you…write down these questions and jot down answers that your doc gives you. If he’s already suggested a hysterectomy, maybe you should take that into consideration. That “horrible, rotten” operation bought my sister a lot more time on this earth to spend with her loved ones.

  36. QUESTION:
    what is the difference btw ovarian cancer and ovarian cyst?
    I have a large ovarian cyst but I’ve been experiencing a lot of gas, swelling and sorness of my stomach and back. I am having indigestion and shortness of breath. Could this be just the cyst?

    • ANSWER:
      Ovarian cyst may be benign or malignant , it usually is benign but there is clinical and para-clinical parameters indicating malignancy probability ; such as ascites , vaginal/rectal bleeding , bowel obstruction , fixation of the mass to the surrounding organs in physical examinations and also multiseptation or solid component in ultrasonography assay and also some tumor markers may be help full in this regard . . . But when there is such strong indicators such as I say later , there is surgical indications for open or laparoscopic sampling for pathology confirmation . Regarding to your history I can not say that your cyst is certainly a malignant one , yes there is large size predilection and also dominant gastrointestinal symptoms in the malignant group but be hopeful , I’m sure yours is a benign one! ( but you must follow it as soon as you can ) .

  37. QUESTION:
    What are the odds this ovarian cyst is cancer?
    I have a large (10cm), septated, ovarian cyst and I’m 14.5. weeks pregnant. I’m 38 and this is my 4th child. The dr. says it’s blood-filled. What are the odds its cancer?? I am scheduled for surgery in two weeks and am very very scared.

    • ANSWER:
      Minimal.

      If the doctor has already determined that its a stalked blood-filled or fluid-filled cyst, then that is most likely what it is.

      Good luck…I’m sure you’ll do just fine.

  38. QUESTION:
    Can my ovarian cysts turn into ovarian cancer even tho i am too young to have it?
    i am a 16 yrold junior in highskool ok. i have mult cysts that u cant c 1 of my ovaries now i am swelling in that area n my outer area n2 my thigh and it makes it hard 4 me to walk. and ive bn havin constant back and hip pian throwin up and cramps to the 50th power. its scaring the crap out of me becasue my family on bothe sides mom and dad and all grandparenst have history of it. and i dont know what to do. ive bn also gaining weight and now b/c of that with my short hair im being confused 4 a boy ok. im suposed to be going to the clinic vry soon and i would like tp prepare my self if there could b a possibliity of me havin the cancer

    • ANSWER:
      No one here can tell you what this is . . you need to see a doctor as soon as possible.

      However, you are not too young to have ovarian cancer. This is one of the cancers, usually germ cell ovarian cancer that can occur in teenagers and young adults.

      National Cancer Institute: Ovarian Germ Cell Tumors

      http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/ovarian-germ-cell/Patient

      From your description you are in far too much pain to be waiting for a clinic .. get your parents up and make them take you to an Emergency Room for an evaluation. You should never ignore swelling, pain, vomiting, cramps in your abdominal area. Your other worries about family history is irrelevant unless everyone had the identical cancer.

  39. QUESTION:
    Is this cancer, ovarian cysts, vaginismis?
    I’m 20 yrs. old and for the last 2years I’ve been experiencing intense pain from about my bellybutton to mid thigh that usually lasts a few seconds but sometimes lasts 1-2 hours. It feels like my intestines and vagina are simultaneously spasming and it hurts so bad I can’t walk or even breathe. It never occurs during sex but it does sometimes occur immediately after sex: 80% of the time that it happens its completely random. Because it almost never lasts very long I’ve been ignoring it, but it’s been occurring more frequently. What could this be? Also I’ve been trying to get pregnant but haven’t had any luck could this be affecting my ability to conceive?
    The pain is NOT a burning or itching sensation but rather a……. seizing up??? It’s really just uber painful I’ve never felt anything close to it so its hard to describe.
    Other than the pain I’m perfectly healthy and have no other symptoms.

    • ANSWER:
      Does it happen at certain times of the month? No way to tell from here what it is, so can’t say if it’s affecting fertility or not. You need to see a doctor.

  40. QUESTION:
    ovarian cyst / cancer ?
    i have been to see my gyne today as i suffer with endometriosis on examination she told me she could feel a lump on my ovary she didn’t say how big just booked me for a scan, should i be worried or would she have told me if she thought it was cancer, can they tell be feeling it if there is a need to worry, she didn’t seem to concerned and only wants me to return for the results of the scan in 3 month, i know i should of asked all theses questions but i only read up on it when i got home and have now got myself worried,
    any help would be appreciated

    • ANSWER:
      my wife had an operation for this years ago. we still had 2 sons after the operation. as for cancer, your Dr. wants to rule it out or find it and take steps to get it if it is there. give yourself a break and wait for the results. worrying will not change the outcome.

  41. QUESTION:
    Gastroenterology question: Is this IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), Endmetriosis? Cancer? Ovarian Cysts?
    I am a 26 yr old female. About 8 months ago, I started having abdominal pain. I have been to 3 Dr.s (gastro, gyno, and family) and none can solve my problem. 6 months ago I had a negative CT scan (without contrast), negative pelvic exam and negative u/s.
    Symptoms: Colicky lower left abdominal pain. Lower abdomen, to left of navel and about 1″-2″ down stays sore like I have been kicked there, but sharp pain with a swelling feeling come and go all day (last less than 30 seconds every time). Pain (the continuous soreness) can be felt in same place in low back. Have always had problems with constipation (10+ years), but nothing has changed recently. Bowel movements do not seem to change the pain. I have another appt. with gastro tomorrow due to increased pain. I don’t know what I should ask her to try or do, she told me at the last appt. she doesn’t know what else to do. I had a negative colonoscopy 1 yr ago before problems started. Any suggestions or similar symptoms

    • ANSWER:
      I would ask if there are any other diagnostic testing that you can do like a MRI or a barium swallow, or a ct scan with contrast. If all the test come back neg. try getting a second opinion.

  42. QUESTION:
    Can An Ovarian Cyst Turn Into Ovarian Cancer?
    I think I understand the fact that each month, an egg is released, thus causing menstruation; and sometimes, the egg isn’t passed (gets stuck onto the ovary), causing an ovarian cyst. But my question is, can an ovarian cyst turn into/cause ovarian cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, cysts can be cancerous. If you think you or anyone has one and have never been diagnosed with them, I would make a call. They probably won’t do much, but it’s good to go. They will usually say the size of the cyst and if it needs to be removed or not. Most don’t need removed, they go away on their own.

  43. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cysts vs. Cancer???
    My OB/GYN has done an ultrasound and said that I have a cyst on my ovary. He has reassured me 100 times because I am the biggest hypochondriac that has ever lived. Anyway, he assures me that its only a cyst. Since then (Jan.), I’ve had this tight feeling in my hip area and low-back and sometimes when I slightly arch my back out, the pain is worse. I can’t tell if it’s the cyst or if it’s a low-back problem (I work at a computer all day). I also have some feelings like slight cramps like I’m getting ready to start my period and I feel like I have to have a BM frequently. Please tell me these are sx. of a cyst. Should I just believe my doctor and chalk it up to a cyst or should I worry?

    • ANSWER:
      Well, First, I am a Paramedic…so I have a pretty good deal of medical experience. Second, I am a woman, so I have great experience there too, Finally I also suffer cystic ovaries. The low back pain you feel, I would say has more to do with being on the computer all day. It can however be the cystic ovaries. I know your pain so to speak Becca I get pain in the same place when I have spent a lot of time on the computer. The symptoms CAN include: pressure, fullness, or pain in the abdomen (Cramp like pains),
      dull ache in the lower back and thighs,
      problems passing urine completely,
      pain during sexual intercourse,
      weight gain,
      painful menstrual periods and abnormal bleeding ,
      nausea or vomiting,
      breast tenderness,
      These are general symptoms. You most likely wont have all of them. A good number of women have cysts on their ovaries and never even know it. You should trust what your doctor says. However if you start having these symptoms you should seek medical help immediately!
      pain with fever and vomiting
      sudden, severe abdominal pain
      faintness, dizziness, or weakness
      rapid breathing
      These can be symptoms of a more serious condition.

  44. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cyst/Cancer Investigation?
    Hey guys,
    I’ve been having lower left side pain for a few mnths on and off now and lower back pain. I went to the hospital today for appt. The doctor said he wants to do a pelvic ultrasound. He examined me and pressed my lower back and asked did it hurt there when he did it ..it really hurt. What could this be?

    • ANSWER:
      I just asked sort of a similar question. I had an ovarian cyst earlier this month. The pain only hurt for about 48 hrs. The pain was like cramps/lower back pain but very intense. I hurt to have any pressure on that area esp as you described/ It was pretty constant but at times it got worse or better in waves. I honestly can’t say but I hope my description can help you. Talk to your doctor more and let him know your concerns maybe

  45. QUESTION:
    PMS?Or Ovarian Cysts..?Or even Ovarian Cancer?
    I have a pain in my abdomen (about where my uterus is) and I get a shooting pain in my uterus (or ovaries) and it shoots down to (any boys in here?You may wanna look away) the inside of my vagina and down then it goes away…The it comes back and it’ll do that a few times before it goes away for a little while,and I have a burning sensation almost all day long…Could that be me panicking?

    I am 15 and not sexually active.

    Any answers?

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like PMS. Considering your age, I don’t think you can get ovarian cancer or cysts at your age. But who knows, when in doubt see your doctor for a full examination.
      ***Your Dr. will probably refer you to a gynecologist and then you will probably get a pap smear to check for any abnormalities.

  46. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cancer? cyst? cervical cancer?
    No health ins and haven’t seen a doctor in over 2 years. Recently was touching my stomach and pressing on it and I felt a bump on my stomach. When I touch it and feel around it hurts. I don’t quite know how to describe the area. It is toward the left side slightly below the band of my panties. I get UTIs every couple months and sometimes a not great smell. I also sweat a lot in my underarm area (like I will get pit stains every single day but they smell like my deodorant (?) Doesn’t smell bad). I have always sweat a lot but generally get colder than most people. Now I feel hot pretty much all the time. Get tired easily sometimes no energy. When I was in my late teens I had a cyst on my underarm. Went away with medication. Am I prone to cysts and if so why? Could it be something worse? I know I need to get checked out but I’d like some opinions before spending money I don’t have to see a doctor (again, no insurance)

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  47. QUESTION:
    Could this ovarian cyst be cancer? Should I be worried?
    I am 16 years old and about 6 months ago I had a CT scan that revealed I have a 6 inch ovarian cyst. The doctor told me it would just go away overtime and I have not done anything about it since. However, it bothers be all the time! I am scared it has turned into cancer I always have back pain and swelling, my clothes are sometimes tight. When I urinate it sometimes burns. The worst is when I work out sometimes I have to stop because I feel like the cyst is pressing on my lung and it is hard to breath. I know that ovarian cancer is very rare and I am only a teenager but could this be it? I am so scared and really embarrassed to go to the doctor, but I am sick of always being in pain. What should I do? Should I be worried?

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  48. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cancer… Cyst? I’m scared.?
    Im 22. I was diagnosed with HPV 2 years ago. A colposcopy was done, there were some cell changes found but it wasn’t anything to worry about according to the doctor. I was supposed to come in 6 months later but I was too terrified to go.

    Last November, my stomach was hurting me to the point that I couldn’t move — I thought I was just having a gas bubbles in my stomach or something. After 2 days of pain and pills I started bleeding, I thought it was a late period.

    Since January, my period has been missing every other month. None in Jan, then it came Feb, March then it was missing July & August then it came Sept and I’m on it now.

    I noticed that I have bloating, and I cannot eat like I used to — I get full very quickly. After doing research, I saw I matched for symptoms of Ovarian Cancer. I called my OBGYN and they said the next appt is in January.

    I don’t really know what to do. My mother said I should wait. I rarely have pains now, its every once and a while but I’m just lost and very scared. Please offer assistance .

    • ANSWER:
      Those symptoms can match more than ovarian cancer. Although the internet is wonderful, when we self diagnose more often than not you are over diagnosing yourself.

      Could by cysts or hormone changes. When I had ovarian cysts, when they were at it’s worst, I had no appetite, bloating and could not move I was in so much pain.. I was on all fours on the floor crying… (sounds dramatic but no position was good…) later found out i had ruptured which is why it hurt so badly.

      Don’t freak yourself out over what you read on the internet. If you think it’s more severe and can not wait until January call and pitch a fit, call another ob/gyn or go to the ER during a severe episode. You can also go to your pcp to start any testing, it doesn’t have to be your ob/gyn.

      good luck.

  49. QUESTION:
    Im scared. Doctor/Nurses/People who have been through it advice. Ovarian Cancer/Cyst?
    I’m so scared I have ovarian cancer.

    My symptoms are :

    -Extreme pain in the location of left ovary

    -Pain in lower back

    -Yesterday I had slight spotting (brown blood .. only slight)

    -Nerve pain down my left leg and my left arm

    I’m sitting here awake so scared. When i look up my symptoms they all point towards ovarian cancer. I’m 22 years old.

    I know a girl I went to school with who got ovarian cancer which is making me more anxious. Do i have the symptoms of it?

    Any advice helpful

    Has anyone who has had ovulation pain felt like this?

    I went to the gyn last tuesday. When he pressed certain places in my lower back it really hurt. He said he had to do investigations to find out what was wrong. This scared me. He got the nurse to take autoimmune blood work and other blood work. I don’t know why and told me to come back for a scan.

    I only got these pains in the past 6/7 mths surely if i got ovulation pain I would of had it since I got my periods. The pain does seem to happen mid month which was when the slight spotting was. However the back pain can last for a couple of weeks. I’m scared there is something wrong with me. Would the blood tests pick anything serious up.

    Please help me. I suffer from an anxiety disorder and this doesn’t help at all (and no I am not imagining these pains)

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Sal,

      There is nothing you have described which leads me to think it is cancer or even a cyst.

      You do however have classic symptoms of endometriosis. You are doing that dangerous thing of looking up symptoms and making every one fit you.

      I know it is easy to do when you are worried but honestly sweetheart, you could look up the symptoms of a brain tumour and convince yourself you had it!

      Have you got the abdominal swelling? The painful intercourse? The vomiting? The being unable to face food or the 30 odd other symptoms which cancer would cause? I am pretty sure the answer is no.

      Don’t put yourself through this darling please!

      Lots of love.

      Mel.X

  50. QUESTION:
    I’m 31 – could i have ovarian cancer?
    i saw a doctor today to look into mild but steady (just about everyday) low back pain for the last 6 weeks. it came on with my period before last, and I thought it was just back pain associated with my period. it is not severe, but it has caused me to limit my activity at times, and sometimes i have to sit down, and it can be hard to carry my 20 lb baby. at my appt. today I mentioned that I also have some mild abdominal bloating, and the doc said right away that i should have a pelvic ultrasound to rule out ovarian cancer. I’m very healthy, i have 3 children all of whom i breastfed. my last child was born almost 1 1/2 years ago, and I’m still breastfeeding. early in my pregnancy with my youngest, during a routine u/s they discovered a 7 cm L ovarian cyst, that could not be seen 4 wks later on repeat u/s (either it disappeared, or the baby was blocking it). so – could it be the cyst, or could that cyst be cancer? anyone with similar situation? i feel good otherwise. thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      It could just be the cyst, which seems to act up with menstration. However, to rule out anything more serious follow your doctors advice and have the ultrasound, if nothing else, to easeyour mind. Good luck.


Ovarian Cysts And Cancer Forum

Everybody knows that you have to exercise if you need to be healthful or lose weight. Most people presume that exercise sessions needs to be done in a gym. They prepare for a mind-numbing hour to ninety minutes. They prepare themselves for a workout spent sweating in a room with many different other people who will be all doing the same things. They prepare to feel timid. What these people don’t think will happen is literally liking the experience. It’s correct that you need to work out frequently if you really want to lose weight and achieve optimum health but nobody says you have to hate the working out that you are going to do. Why not attempt dancing?

Dancing is surely an outstanding workout. Dancing–when performed a few times a week–helps you work your muscles and tone your heart. Even something like ballroom dancing can be very good for muscle control, though you will probably have more success if you take on something like jazz dancing or ballet. It’s reliability time: you prefer dancing don’t you–even if you will only do it when you are all on your own at home? This creates is a fantastic workout for weight loss and getting healthy.

Probably the most beneficial reason to pursue dancing as a weight loss activity is the enjoyment a person can get from the activity. You don’t specifically have to work with a jampacked dance class if you feel self conscious or uncoordinated. There are lots of dancing training videos that you can buy or rent for you to get your workout in at home. There are also dancing video games such as Just Dance, Wii Cheer and the Dancing video game for the Xbox Kinect system. Why not have some fun with these? You’ll be more likely to get into it because you won’t be forced to feel timid. You could even work up a serious sweat. You’ll burn off unhealthy calories.

The level of fun you will feel when you dance makes that the most important reason to use dancing for your workout. Dancing delivers with it a amount of enjoyment and leisure that most other styles of physical exercise do not. Endorphins get released at every single exercise session. Dancing is enjoyable which helps make those endorphins all the more potent. Taking a dance course or testing out a dance video or game can also enable you to build your coordination. You will also gain tons of self confidence from dancing that can help your life in many ways. It’s amazing for preventing depressive disorders.

Be sincere with yourself. How often have you viewed a video that has a lot of dancing? How frequently have you wondered to yourself “maybe I ought to give that a try.” How frequently have you thought “I wish I could perform that”? You can do it! Not only is dancing great to your enjoyment levels, it is great for losing weight and it’s great for your self confidence. Best of all? Dancing is enjoyable. Shaking your “groove thing” is something in which few individuals don’t enjoy.

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Ovarian Cysts After Menopause

When women are officially diagnosed as being “post menopausal,” there is often the elated thought that the discomfort of menopause is finally o 00004000 ver. Unfortunately, this is not often the case! Hormone levels will continue to fluctuate and different problems triggered by the lack of estrogen can start to occur. In this article, we’ll examine some of the most common symptoms that women experience once they are past the “change of life” and simple ways to combat them.

Hot flashes are mostly caused by the hormonal changes of menopause, but can also be affected by lifestyle and medications. A diminished level of estrogen has a direct effect on the hypothalamus, the part of the brain responsible for controlling your appetite, sleep cycles, sex hormones, and body temperature. Somehow the drop in estrogen confuses the hypothalamus, which is sometimes referred to as the body’s “thermostat,” and makes it read “too hot.” Your heart pumps faster, the blood vessels in your skin dilate to circulate more blood to radiate off the heat, and your sweat glands release sweat to cool you off even more. Eighty-five percent of the women in the United States experience hot flashes of some kind as they approach menopause and for the first year or two after menstruating has stopped. One the post menopausal stage has been reached, this symptom should disappear.

Facial hair growth is a result of a change in the levels of estrogen and testosterone. Women also have low levels of testosterone, albeit in smaller amounts than men. Another complaint that women may experience is vaginal dryness. With the significant drop in estrogen after menopause, the membranes of the vagina thin, lose elasticity and decrease their production of lubricating fluids. Sexual intercourse may be uncomfortable or even painful. Pain with intercourse may be largely a result of soreness of the vulva, the area right outside your vagina. Try avoiding harsh soaps or using a barrier cream like Eucerin or Bag Balm.

While it can feel like you’re at the mercy of your body, there are things you can do to minimize the impact of hormone fluctuations. Nutrition and exercise play a pivotal role in the health of women after menopause. It may mean being disciplined enough to make a significant change in your lifestyle, but you’ll feel the results of your efforts. You should also start taking a multivitamin that is rich in Vitamin D, magnesium and folic acid. Vitamin D will help your body to absorb vitamins and minerals, especially bone building calcium that is so important. If you are battling night sweats, then take a cool shower before bed, wear cotton clothing to absorb sweat and keep yourself comfortable and dress in layers so you can remove clothing as you get hot. It may sound funny, but standing in front of the freezer or refrigerator will make you feel better.

The good news is that post menopause symptoms will ease over time. As doctors learn more about the symptoms of menopause, they are coming up with more effective ways to treat them. Whether you decide to get a hysterectomy, use antidepressants or other forms of medication, exercise and nutrition are a critical part of treating your symptoms. Most importantly, you must stay positive and enjoy your life. It will make a world of difference.


Ovarian Cystectomy

‘Going under the scissors’ has always been a fear lived by practically every human. Whenever we talk about an operation, the first thing that comes to mind is – “Oh God! They are going to cut me opena.” Well, not anymore! Reducing the size of incisions has been a dream of surgeons for thousands of years and with Laparoscopy, they have been able to achieve just that.

Laparoscopy is a surgical procedure performed through very small incisions in the abdomen, using specialized instruments. This type of surgery is also called ‘minimally invasive surgery’ or ‘keyhole surgery’ because of the very small incisions used. Yet major procedures can now be performed using this technique. In this procedure, a pencil-thin instrument called a laparoscope is used. A laparoscope has lenses like a telescope to magnify body structures, a powerful light to illuminate them, and a miniature video camera. The camera sends a magnified image from inside the body to a video monitor, giving the surgeon a close-up view of the organs and tissues. Specialized surgical instruments can be inserted through the laparoscope, and through small incisions nearby. These instruments serve as tiny hands within the abdomen and assist the surgeon. Laparoscopy is used either to treat the problem (laparoscopic surgery) or to diagnose it (diagnostic laparoscopy).

With laparoscopy, the doctor can identify diseased organs, take tissue samples for biopsy, and remove abnormal growths.

Advantages of laparoscopy surgery

Despite small holes, there is no compromise in the field of vision. Much more of the ‘insides’ can be seen than is possible at an open operation. Unlike the ‘mini-incision’ operations, here the entire abdomen can be visualised ensuring no abnormal anatomy or pathology is missed. In the case of diagnostic laparoscopy, quick information is gained and the entire procedure can be recorded on video and further opinion can be taken from other surgeons in case of a diagnostic dilemma.
Laparoscopy is easier on the patient because it uses a few very small incisions. For example, traditional “open surgery” on the abdomen usually requires a four- to five-inch incision through layers of skin and muscle. In laparoscopic surgery, the doctor usually makes two to three incisions that are about a half-inch long. The smaller incisions cause less damage to body tissue, organs and muscles. So the advantages of laparoscopy are:

* Fast recovery
The patients can return to work much faster compared to the traditional ‘open surgeries’. The reason being that the damage to tissues and muscles is less because incision made during laparoscopic procedure is very small.

* Short hospital stay
Depending on the kind of surgery, patients may be able to return home a few hours after the operation, or after a brief stay in the hospital.

* Less postoperative pain
The amount of discomfort varies with the kind of surgery. But the pain is much less compared to the open surgery. This is because, in laparoscopic surgeries, it is not required to cut the abdominal muscles. The laparoscopy surgeons just make tiny incisions for the instrument to go inside.

* Better cosmetic results
The incisions for laparoscopic surgery are very small. So they heal without noticeable scars.

* Less chance of hospital acquired infections
The chances of hospital-acquired infections are less. The reason being that since the incisions are small, healing rate is higher and so the stay in hospital is less.

Aastha Health Care is a multi-specialty healthcare centre providing the widest range of services under one roof. But its major area of excellence lies in minimal invasive procedures, like laparoscopy. It is a centre which offers advanced laparoscopic procedures with state-of- art facilities. Continue below to learn more about our laparoscopic surgeries.

* Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
* Laparoscopic Appendectomy
* Laparoscopic Hernioplasty
* Minimal Invasive Procedure For Varicose Veins Treatment
* Laparoscopic Splenectomy
* Laparoscopy Adrenalectomy
* Laparoscopic Intestinal Surgery
* Emergency Laparoscopy

For more information on Laparoscopy Surgery Surgical Treatment, kindly visit :
http://www.aasthahealthcare.com/Laparoscopic-Surgery-Surgical-Treatment.htm

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cystectomy….?
    I had a ovarian cystectomy two weeks ago and would like to know if it is normal to have cramping type pain in my stomach area as well as through the anal area? I would say that yes I did more that what I should have activity wise, but I just want to know if I slow down will the discomfort go away?

    • ANSWER:
      Chances are the discomfort will go away with time. You arn’t even considered fully healed until 6-8 weeks post surgery. The pain around your anal area is most definatly normal though, both of my aunts had this surgery done and both said it felt like they had a fire poker up their butt. It went away with time.

      However if you start to run a fever or if the cramping begins to get more than you can stand, I’d call the doctor.

  2. QUESTION:
    How long is the recovery time for an ovarian cystectomy? I am also getting one ovary removed as well as… ?
    getting my endometriosis removed from my bladder and bowel. What can I expect and when do you think I can go back to work? (I have a desk job)How hard is it to recover and how much do you scar from the laporoscopic surgery?

    • ANSWER:
      The laporoscopic surgery won’t leave much of a scar. You should probably wait at least 2 weeks, maybe as long as 4 weeks.

  3. QUESTION:
    I had a laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy 8 days ago and the doc says they may have stitched a nerve how painful?
    is this supposed to be? anyone know how they could have stitched a nerve? how long will this take to heal? the pain from this is really bad, i’m walking with a limp from it now. I have got to get back to work. What should i suggest the docs do now?

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  4. QUESTION:
    laparoscopic right ovarian cystectomy?
    long term effects and risks of laparoscopic right ovarian cystectomy where they dont remove the ovary?

    • ANSWER:
      Thee is actually very little risk these days.

  5. QUESTION:
    VBAC birth after c-section and ovarian cystectomy?
    My husband and I want to have another baby. Our first child was delivered by C-section because of breech birth position. After that surgery, I had an ovarian cystectomy by laporotomy NOT laparoscopy. My instincts tell me that after weighing the pros & cons of VBAC birth and scheduled c-section, that another c-section would be the safest route for delivery.

    I can’t find any resources online that address the issue of VBAC birth after both a c-section and an ovarian cystectomy, so if anyone has valuable information, I would greatly appreciate it.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi hun

      ok chances are because you have had 2 major abdo operations, They will strongly suggest a REPEAT C SECTION.

      to the other answerer…a VBAC is common and safe after 1 previous abdo operation BUT not 2.

      But you can only ask hun. they will tell you the pros and cons and such. But also the hospital must follow the code of practice…FIRST DO NO HARM!….That means if it is safer they will DO a c section regardless.

  6. QUESTION:
    no sex after ovarian cystectomy?
    I had an ovarian cystectomy on October 2nd, 2010. In my discharge papers from the hospital, I was told not to have sex for a few weeks post op.

    Well I stayed the weekend with my boyfriend 4 days after my discharge date, October 4, 2010.

    We had sex once and he came inside, because he thought I was still on my birth control, which the hospital took me off all my regular medications while I was admitted.

    I still haven’t started my birth control because they told me to wait for my menstrual cycle, which is supposed to come tomorrow. But my periods are irregular.

    I’ve been searching online like crazy to see why you’re not supposed to have sex after this surgery. But I can’t find anything.

    As far as what I’ve looked up online, if I am pregnant I would be on my 5th week. And I’ve thrown up at least 4 times this week alone. Not to mention 2 other times earlier this month.

    I took a test on Wednesday, October, 27. It was negative, but I think I took it too early.

    So I guess my questions are;

    1. Why do doctors say not to have sex post op?

    and

    2. What are the chances of me being pregnant?

    • ANSWER:
      You’re not supposed to have sex because you’ve had major surgery and the area is fragile. You could tear something. So if you didn’t experience pain or other problems, then you’re probably OK. You’re also probably not pregnant, but you’re lucky. Sounds to me like you don’t communicate with your boyfriend much. He should have been concerned about hurting you after surgery, and it’s weird that he wasn’t, and you should have told him you were not on the pill, and it’s weird that you didn’t.

  7. QUESTION:
    laproscopy & ovarian cystectomy (ttc)?
    My DH & I have been ttc#2 for almost 2 years now. Just recently, I found out (through ultrasound) that I have a 4.3 cm cyst on my ovaries, which is more than likely endometriosis. My surgery to take care this is Tuesday. My doc said having this done will/should better my chances of getting pregnant. Have any of you had this done and got pregnant after? Those of you who had this done, how is the surgery, is it as bad as some make it?

    Notes:
    This is my very first surgery.
    My DH has been checked, everything okay.
    I have had multiple tests done, HSG, everything is fine.

    • ANSWER:
      My sister-in-law had endometriosis. They had been trying to conceive for months when they found out. After the surgery, she got pregnant relatively quickly and now has a beautiful baby girl. (Also a little boy – #2 was apparently waaay easier to conceive than they thought it would be.)

  8. QUESTION:
    Why would a doctor perform an oophorectomy when assured that only a cystectomy would be necessary?
    My wife, currently in the Philippines, was to undergo a standard DnC after a miscarriage. Also at the same time a cystectomy was to be performed. No mention of a threat to the ovary was made, nor any mention of any ovarian cancer. This proceedure was to be laproscopic however my wife has a major surgery scar. Any answers that can assist in the legality of this under Philippine law would be greatfully appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Hey man…

      I’m sorry for your wife… but you don’t imagine what the MDs can observe with the body “open”… they might believe that your wife need the procedure… believe… my father is a surgeon… and he’s always saying… that he only wants to do what he really needs to do!

      Sometimes difficult matters have to be resolved in some minutes!

      Try totalk to the doctors… with some patience… but with some relutancy… and… at least, if you realized that the surgery was pretty necessary… try to find out if they can’t solve the scar… because they never told you that it would be necessary to be done such surgery!
      :(

      Have a nice day… and I hope your wife is better!

  9. QUESTION:
    Question About An Ovarian Cyst!!! Please Help!!!?
    Hey I wenst to the Doctor like an week ago an the my OB GYN said that I have an 6.4cm cyst on my left ovary and he said that he needed to remove it because its been causing me alot of pain e.c.t I go through surgery Sep 4 to have an Laparoscopic Ovarian Cystectomy done I was wondering what aer the risk of this surgery because Im sooo SCARED because i really want to have kids one day can anybody please help me what do i expect!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      I had that surgery years ago, as well as two other ovarian surgeries.

      Laparoscopic surgeries are very small incisions and you heal really quickly!

      The hardest part is feeling a bit dopey after waking up from the anesthetic, and also pressure in your chest from them injecting gas to lift your skin up. the gas travels up to your shoulder and chest area and makes it uncomfortable for a day or two.

      It is very easy compared to traditional surgeries.

      They will give you some medication to calm your nerves before taking you in to the operating room. Then they will put you out and it seems like you wake right back up and it is done.

  10. QUESTION:
    Treatment options for a 40 yr woman having serous cystadeocarcinoma of ovary after cystectomy of right ovary?
    a 40 year old nelliparous(childless)woman (widow in first marriage lasting 5 to 6 years and married a widower 6 months back) with no serious medical history in life underwent ovarian(right ovary) cystectomy 2 weeks back and diagnosed(as per biopsy report) of having ‘serous cystadeocarcinoma of ovary’; desirous of bearing a son for the second husband who is having 2 daughters(of 10 and 4 years) and whose wife died of hydatid cysts in lungs a year ago. What are the treatment options for her now ?

    • ANSWER:
      Have you tryed looking in webmd.com may find the answer there…..ROB

  11. QUESTION:
    After surgery ( cystectomy) how long does it take the swelling to go away?
    Hello All,
    I just had a cystectomy (That’s where the Doc cuts you open at the bikini line to remove ovarian cysts) on Sept. 21st 09. I stayed in the hospital for 3 days and have been home on bed rest for going on 4 weeks as of this coming Monday. Of course I was super swollen coming out of the hospital. My whole stomach was enlarged! Slowly the swelling went down week by week. I am still swollen though. My lower area near the scar is still swollen. And it is ill-shaped. One side is puffed up bigger then the other. Now I know that I just had major surgery, and it will take time to heal completely. I was just wondering if anyone knows roughly about how long until my stomach is normal again? Also will my stomach balance out, will both sides be the same size again?

    Thank you for any input :)
    Doc just tells me ” it takes time” but gives me no time frame.

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  12. QUESTION:
    At the end of my rope with ovarian cysts?
    I have been having a lot of issues with ovarian cysts. In April 2010, I had a bilateral cystectomy. One cyst was removed from each ovary and they were complex dermoid cysts. They were large and painful. I was told to discontinue birth control pills for awhile and let my ovaries “heal and do what they do naturally” (my doctor’s words).

    Anyway during 2010, I moved to another state and I decided to see what was going on with my body and make sure that I was still free of cysts. My new doctor put me on birth control pills (low dose) and also ordered an ultrasound. The ultrasound says that the cysts are back (not as big as before though). I am so frustrated. I am willing to do whatever therapies (conventional and unconventional) to get rid of these recurrent cysts. I don’t want to undergo surgery again because it seemed like it didn’t help before. I am waiting on my doctor to refer me to someone and the wait is agonizing. Is there any help for ovarian cysts? The ones they said I have now are not really painful. I was sore after the trans-vaginal ultrasound but the pain is soreness, not major pain like it was the first time that I had this cyst issue.

    I am at the end of my rope and willing to consider any and all treatments natural, conventional or otherwise. I would like some advice. I will be choosing a best answer. Thanks in advance for your time. Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      Have you contacted a Naturopathic doctor in your area? A great place to start. Also some general suggestions to bring balance to the body…
      Cut out as much as possible:
      Refined carbohydrates, Trans Fatty Acids (all oils that have been processed – Canola, corn, soy, etc.), Soy (in any form), Beans and Legumes

      Some basic supplementation to assist in balancing hormones:

      Cod liver oil capsules – up to 10-20,000 IUs per day
      A good ‘green drink’ – health food stores – organic is best if you can find it. One serving per day in juice with fruit in blender
      I use herbs that balance the Female system…many out there to work with. Start some reading or email me for specifics
      Can also research using Castor Oil Paks over the ovaries &/or Liver area to help process excess estrogen and break down cysts…also helps with pain. Again look online for specifics on how to do this or email me.

      Really also comes down to cleaning out the junk..eating better..moving your bowels at least twice daily and drinking more water. Exercise (cardio) and yoga are also very beneficial.

      PS…never buy into the concept that there’s nothing you can do. EVER :o)

  13. QUESTION:
    Recurring Ovarian Cysts?
    I have been having a lot of issues with ovarian cysts. In April 2010, I had a bilateral cystectomy. One cyst was removed from each ovary and they were complex dermoid cysts. They were large and painful. I was told to discontinue birth control pills for awhile and let my ovaries “heal and do what they do naturally” (my doctor’s words).

    Anyway during 2010, I moved to another state and I decided to see what was going on with my body and make sure that I was still free of cysts. My new doctor put me on birth control pills (low dose) and also ordered an ultrasound. The ultrasound says that the cysts are back (not as big as before though). I am so frustrated. I am willing to do whatever therapies (conventional and unconventional) to get rid of these recurrent cysts. I don’t want to undergo surgery again because it seemed like it didn’t help before. I am waiting on my doctor to refer me to someone and the wait is agonizing. Is there any help for ovarian cysts? The ones they said I have now are not really painful. I was sore after the trans-vaginal ultrasound but the pain is soreness, not major pain like it was the first time that I had this cyst issue.

    I am at the end of my rope and willing to consider any and all treatments natural, conventional or otherwise. I would like some advice. I will be choosing a best answer. Thanks in advance for your time. Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      Conventional medicine has really only 3 approaches to treating ovarian cysts – wait and see (& hope that it goes away itself), birth control pills, or surgery. All 3 options fail to address the underlying cause of the cyst, which means that even if it does go away (or is removed) it is quite likely to come back again – as in your case.

      That’s why I believe in the holistic treatment approach for ovarian cysts. It’s totally natural, and addresses issues such as diet, your metabolism, and your hormones. If you can get these right, you will get rid of your cyst naturally and forever, without the need for drugs or surgery.

      Hope this helps.

  14. QUESTION:
    Hysterectomy, ovarian cancer and untrustworthy obgyn. How to find a conservative doc?
    I went to the doctor for irregular period and was sent for an ultrasound. The ultrasound showed complex cysts in both ovaries. There are no secondary signs of cancer such as ascites, lymph involvement, metastaes, but my doctor began saying “We assume it is cancer – you need to prepare for surgery and chemo.”

    Off to the gynacologist she recommended and this guy says – it is a 15% chance it is ovarian cancer, and if it is we will perform a total hysterectomy. If it is NOT cancer…. we will perform a total hysterectomy. Now I found this disconcerting. I asked – why would you take both ovaries? His answer – because they might become cancerous. So why take the uterus? “Because that is what we do – we call it a total clean out.”

    In the mean time, I consulted with the HERS Foundation and they went over my radiological reports and said that there were no signs that would indicate cancer. In fact, they said that the radiological reports were insufficient and needed to be redone – essential information is missing and some information just makes no sense (suspected findings – do you see them or not? That is the only question you are being asked radiology man!) They suggested I seek out an obgyn who would perform a cystectomy.

    So here is my conundrum – two radically divergent opinions. I do not feel comfortable with a plan to remove a healthy organ (my uterus, which I have grown attached to!!) because that is “what they do.” In general, I feel as though this guy just wants to perform a hysterectomy regardless and I know it is not necessary if there is no cancer. On the other hand, I don’t want to delay and start the process over for fear that if it is cancer it might progress leading to the loss of my reproductive organs and all other signs of life.

    Has anyone sought a more conservative physician for the treatment of cysts or fibroids? Is there any good way to expedite the process on the chance that the clock is ticking? I am in central Ohio if anyone knows of a good surgeon who isn’t slice-happy.

    Thanks for your time!
    To clarify, I have had two radiologists look at my film, both of whom said that they saw nothing in the CT or sonogram to suggest cancer – none of the expected characteristics are there and some things that are there counter-indicate cancer. I understand that were the biopsy to come back, everything would have to come out, however if it is negative, there is no reason to remove healthy organs because “that’s what we do.” The gynecologist I was sent to is a one trick pony who removes all of the reproductive organs for cysts, fibroids etc.

    My question is how to expedite finding a gynecological surgeon who will NOT mutilate me if it is not cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      I HIGHLY recommend you check out www.hystersisters.com. They helped me EXTREMELY with my questions and advice on hysterectomies. It’s a support group and it’s FREE.

      I wish I’d found the site before I had mine. A lot of my questions and concerns would have been answered with just looking at the responses on this website. But I stumbled on the site a few days after my hysterectomy and learned of various things I should do before the surgery, things I’m entitled to at the hospital (which the hospital doesn’t tell you), questions to ask the doctor, etc. It’s an awesome site for women.

      I hope it helps you, it has helped me and my family and friends.

  15. QUESTION:
    Anyone had ovarian cyst twisted during pregnancy?
    I had an ovarian cyst detected during the start of my last pregnancy. Then I moved and had another doctor and the other doctor never monitored it. I have read that it should be monitored during pregnancy and often removed during the second trimester if it does not go away by itself.

    In the end my cyst started twisting when I was 39 weeks and I needed surgery to have it removed. I am wondering if anyone else has has a twisted cyst late in pregnancy and if so what happened?

    My doctor made me have a c-section along with the cystectomy. I had no idea what else to do, but now I am starting to question if that was necessary. I am pregnant again with a uterine scar and have realised how difficult it makes my choice to deliver naturally.

    If anyone has a similar experience or can tell me where to get more information I would really appreciate it.
    No, it’s not that I want to sue him, I just want to know if he didn’t care for me properly then I will not use him again with this pregnancy.

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like you are researching for a way to sue the dr who didn’t monitor the cyst good luck

  16. QUESTION:
    Severe abdominal spasms after surgery! COULD BE trapped wind help.?
    Had ovarian cystectomy on 10th and i ended up in a and e last night with severe cramps which they said could be trapped wind. it is REALLY painful. anyone else ever had this and what did you do to ease it. i had morphine and codeine and they didnt help at all with the pain. everytime i yawn now it really hurts and i juust want it to go away.

    • ANSWER:
      Oh boy- I totally understand that pain. I had the same pains when I had tubal ligation surgery. I used a heating pad and just moved around alot to work the gas out. If the pain continues for more than a few more days – go see the doctor to make sure you don’t have an infection. If it is gas, it will go away on it’s own in just a few more days.

  17. QUESTION:
    Should I take my pain medicine?
    I had an Ovarian Cystectomy done on Tuesday. They also removed some Endometriosis from the outside of my Uterus.
    They gave me Norco and I’ve been taking it since Tuesday. Today is the first day I haven’t taken anything…but the pain is on the verge of being tolerable and driving me crazy.
    I’m really paranoid about taking pain meds because my dad was addicted to them for a very long time…
    Should I take my meds? The pain is starting to drive me crazy..

    • ANSWER:
      Take your medications. You have genetics in common with your dad but maybe that is all. The way pain medications work is that the medication hones in on the pain receptors. You don’t become addicted as you don’t get “high” off the drugs because they are intercepted by the pain receptors and do not reach the pleasure centers of the brain. The majority of people that become addicted to pain medications do not take them as directed. They have, or will use the medications for the “buzz” and not the intended reason.
      I have been on 30 mg morphine SR (slow release) tablets for the past 10 years for chronic, severe, pain. I have NEVER taken more than prescribed. I also am prescribed Vicodin ES (extra strength) for breakthrough pain. I get 90 tabs a month (3 per day or 1 every 8 hours as needed) and have ended up with over a month’s extra.
      For additional safety jot it down on a pad your use of the medication. Write the date, time of day, and your pain level (using the pain scale of 1-10) when you take it. That way you can see any pattern of abuse as it occurs. Worrying does not help pain… it ADDS to it.
      The key to pain relief is to try to take the medication before the pain gets bad. If you take it when your pain level is a 3-4 it will prevent or inhibit the pain level from increasing.
      YOU CAN’T CHASE PAIN! It always finishes first.
      Send me an email through Yahoo Answers if I can be of any additional help.
      Best of luck to you and I hope you are feeling better soon.

  18. QUESTION:
    what could be causing this?
    I had laproscopic ovarian cystectomy one month ago thursday. I’ve been having a light period non stop since then and one of my incisions keeps getting infected. what could be causing this?
    if you don’t know don’t fucking answer…I can’t go to my doctor until two weeks from now when their next opening is

    • ANSWER:
      You are bleeding from the incision inside, and keep the incision clean with peroxide, and put some antibiotic ointment on it.

      If the bleeding get worse, or you see signs of infection with the bleeding, get to your doctor right away, go to the office and tell them it is an urgent matter and that they need to squeeze you in. If the bleeding gets major, go to the ER.

  19. QUESTION:
    Dissolvable Stitches- Sore, Itchy….?
    I had a laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy 3 days ago, and ever since my stitches have been sore…

    The first two nights, the stitches leaked quite a lot.. then last night the larger one was leaking slightly still… They are so sore and itchy, when I move the really feel like they’re gonna rip…

    I’ve never had stitches before, so I don’t know if this is normal or not..

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      Yes they can be sore, after all you had surgery just three days ago. The fact it was done laprascopically doesn’t mean painless, just less painful than an open surgery.

      The wounds can leak–but if so it should just be a little bit of clearish/pinkish fluid. And maybe there is a lttle bit of old dry blood. They should be covered- just for your comfort.

      But before you cover them. Look at the wounds. Are the rimmed with red? Swollen? Painful? Hot to the touch? Are they oozing anything that is yellow or green? All of those are signs of infection that you would want to tell your surgeon.

      Often they use dissolvable sutures in laparoscopic surgery. Those sutures are often brown and thicker. A very thick thread, but less than string. Those do not have to be removed, but it is a good plan to snip the top off (just down to skin layer) with a pair of nail clippers. Else they can drive you mad!

      IF YOU ARE NOT SURE THAT THEY ARE DISSOLVABLE, DON’T CUT THEM!

      To reassure you, you won’t rip open. There are always a few layers of stiches before the top or skin layer. They don’t leave a hole underneath. I promise it won’t rip open.

      I’ll bet you are quite bloated and uncomfortable from the gas they put into your abdomen. They do that so it makes it easier to see. But it does take ages to get that gas to pass back into your bowel so you can pass it. That is what the sharp pain is–the gas passing thru. Try to keep moving and I found fizzy drinks balance out the gas outside my tum to the gas inside. Lot less painful.

      Take care and call your doc if you run a temp, see anything green or yellow and the wound turns red and swollen.

  20. QUESTION:
    Several previous abdominal surgeries and pregnancy?
    In the last three and a half years I have given birth twice, had an appy, an umbilical hernia repair with mesh, a bilateral ovarian cystectomy (cysts caused by IUD), and just a month ago, I had my IUD removed surgically as it was upside down in the uterus and the hormones were causing large painful ovarian cysts. During this last surgery they also checked for endometriosis, as they weren’t sure it was the IUD causing the ovarian cysts (negative on the endometriosis). So my question is, with all that my abdominal region has gone through these last three and a half years, is it safe for this pregnancy? Are my chances of carrying to term good? Thanks for all information!!!

    • ANSWER:
      You have to go to your doctor. They can give the best answer

  21. QUESTION:
    Pelvic pain help please??!!?
    I am 21 years old and for the past 2 years I have suffered with pelvic pain everyday. I had a cyst on my ovary when I was 15 but it was only 5mm and it wasnt growing so I had no treatment for it. I had an ultrasound last September as I was fed up of the pain aswell as heavy periods and painful urinating. The ultrasound showed that the cyst had grown and was 11cm x 7cm and was pressing on my bladder. I had a laparoscopy in November and the cyst was drained but they found that I had endometriosis. In February I had another laparascopy and helium plasma coagulation for the endo and an ovarian cystectomy as the cyst had filled up again. Since then my periods have been much better and the pain seemed better for a couple of weeks but since around March the pain gets worse everyday. I can’t sit upright as it feels like I am sitting on a knife. I have a constant pain in my lower abdomen which goes right through to my back and a pain that goes up my vagina like a horrible stabbing pain………
    …I had a small amount of spotting halfway between periods in April and nothing else since until today. My last period finished about 2 weeks ago but I’ve been in agony all day with the usual pains aswell another pain in my tummy an inch or so above my bellybutton and it goes right across. When I went to the loo earlier for a pee I felt a wierd lump so I looked down and lump about the size of a 20p coin and bright red in colour came out with like a red stringy bit attatched to a really spot bloody lump. There hasn’t been anymore blood since but it really freaked me out. I am still in a lot of pain but it is not so unbearable yet that I need to call 999.

    I have asked for a cervical smear test from my GP but they won’t do it as I am under 25 years old. Most of my syptoms are like those of Cervical cancer so it worries me that they won’t do a smear. I have been going back to my GP every week with this pain but as yet have no answers or treatment. …..
    I am so incredibly stressed with this pain but nobody seems to have the answers. I go to my GP every week and all she does is a swap thing to test for infections but it always comes back clear. Could it be the cyst or the endo come back? I forgot to mention that I have PCOS but I was told there is no treatment for it just to maintain a healthy weight which I do. I can’t take anyhting stronger than paracetomol due to allergies so Ithere is nothing I can do about this pain. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thankyou in advance.
    The other thing I missed out was that intercourse is extremely painful almost all of the time, when it is not painful during intercourse it hurts like hell afterwards and I can barely walk for the pain. My partner is very gentle so I can’t understand why it hurts so much.

    • ANSWER:
      Abdominal/pelvic pain that is similar to that of period cramping may indicate a problem in a reproductive organ (like the pain around your ovaries or uterus).

      This includes conditions such as endometriosis (when tissue from the uterus is displaced to somewhere else like the pelvic wall or ovaries), uterine fibroids (thick bands of muscular and fibrous tissue in the uterus), ovarian cysts, ovarian cancer (rare), or pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) infection of the reproductive organs, usually from a sexually transmitted disease.

      If you have pain in your ovary area, you might have an ovarian cyst. I have experienced that same type of pain whenever I have had an ovarian cyst. I was also diagnosed with endometriosis last year which caused me severe pelvic pain and intense and painful period cramping.

      Based on your symptoms and what you wrote, I would recommend that you should see your doctor/gynaecologist, just to rule out any serious causes.

      Good luck :)

  22. QUESTION:
    possible cause why sgpt is high?
    hello sir/madam, I just wanna ask the possible reason why my sgpt is high.recently i got the results of my liver function test and my sgpt is 163, globulin is 3.7 while the rest such us bilirubin is within normal limits.my healt history:i was operated due t0 bil ovarian cystectomy with fibroids 5mos ago..i took iron, calcium, decapeptil injection(to stop my period and let my uterus heal) as post op meds…now im only taking calcium.sometimes im taking panadol for headche,mefenamic for pain..does this drugs affects my sgpt level?or because im obese with the weight of 63kg.also the kind of food im eating esp. most of the time im using salt or soy sauce..now im watching my BP also.i started to have increase bp but not always before surgery then after operation return to my normal within 110-120/70-80mmhg.But i notice sometimes my BP increase 140-160/102 esp if im anxious or in stress mode.sometimes if i had headche when i check my bp it was 133/73mmhg…i read in the article that sgpt is high due to obese,glucose is high ,heart problems aside from liver malfunction?can you help me pls..im confused…:-( im scared of hepatitis..but my hepa A and B is negative taken last jan 2010.and my HbAsg antigen is 88.4.and last May2010 my glucose,random results was normal too.thank u very much…….

    • ANSWER:
      Bilirubin in the blood has to reach a certain level in the blood before
      a person will become jaundice. Having a normal bilirubin level is
      a good sign that this may not be a liver problem or that it is at
      the beginning of a liver problem, which may be reversed.

      No one blood test is 100% accurate. Many things can affect the
      results of these tests that are even done before the blood was
      drawn. Having more testing done and a comparison
      is best to be sure of these levels staying out of normal range,
      before proceeding with other testing…like an ultrasound or Ct scan..
      Sometimes, in the second test done, these results may return to a
      normal range.

      There are things that can cause higher levels of the liver enzymes:
      heart or muscle injury, kidney problems, skeletal problems.

      The ALT enzymes is the one liver enzyme that is most
      specific to the liver, though, because it is made mostly by
      the liver cells…whereas the others can be found in other
      areas of the body.
      Some things that can cause a rise in ALT are:
      Certain medications …..
      acetaminophen (tylenol), pain medications, cholesterol lowering
      drugs, antibiotics, tuberculosis medication, antifungal, psychiatric
      med, seizure meds, and some others
      Other things are….
      mushroom poisoning, cancer/cysts/tumor/growth, inflammatory
      bowel disease, obesity..if it cause fat build up in the liver,
      alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency, gallstones, pregnancy,
      auto immune disease, excess build up of copper or iron in the body
      (hereditary disease), biliary obstruction/malformation/infection,
      chemical exposure, metabolic disorders, viral or parasite infections
      and others.

      For your blood pressure and heart health…it is best to “lower”
      your sodium level. Soy sauce is almost like eatting pure salt,
      If you cannot give it up, it would be best to at least try to buy
      the ” lower in ” sodium kind. Prepacked foods are high in
      sodium to help preserve the foods…so it is best to check the
      labels of these when buying them. Fresh vegetables are much
      better than canned one, because canned ones are also higher
      in sodium. If you use canned ones; one of the hints is to drain
      out the fluid from the can and rinse the veges in water before heating
      them to eat. In the summer months, we need a “little” extra sodium…

      There are different”Blood” tests the doctor does to determine if you
      do have a liver problem:
      Besides just the liver enzymes (ALT,AST,GGT,Alkaline Phosphatase)
      There is also the liver function tests (Bilirubin, INR, Albumin, Pt, PTT).
      He may also check to see if you do have a virus by doing the
      liver viral tests (to check for Hepatitis A,B,C,ETC).
      To look up the tests done:

      http://www.labtestsonline.org

      I know it is hard to wait and see. Your doctor may do more
      blood testing to pinpoint this. It may be coming from the surgery
      you had done, the medications you are on, etc.
      I would discuss this openingly with your doctor. Be sure to let
      him know every medication you are taking (including over the
      counter, herbs, herbal teas, vitamins, minerals, supplements)…
      this will help him determine if there is an interaction between
      medications and also to see if they are ones that are harder
      on the liver than other drugs would be.

      Best wishes

  23. QUESTION:
    Jasbeer kaur, question below?
    Hi,
    I am housewife 26 years. with two kids. Family planning also done. I am suffering from ovarian cystectomy in the left ovary, doctor drained my ovary 5 months back but again the cyst formed. Now she is telling to removing the left ovary and she told that during menstrual bleeding the blood from uterus is going into the left ovary. If she removes the left ovary she cannot guarantee that again the right ovary may be filled. I am afraid she may remove the right ovary after that or that she may remove the uterus also.

    My question is whether there is any solution to get rid of this without operating. If yes please give me appropriate information or tips or call me on phone no. 09912178090.

    Thanks
    Jasbeer Kaur

    • ANSWER:
      You need to know, what kind of cysts your body is producing.
      It does sound like Endometrial cysts (also known as endometriomas or “chocolate cysts” (filled with dark blood)) form as a result of endometriosis. Endometriosis is a disease in which the endometrial tissue normally found in the uterus grows in other areas. After successive menstrual cycles, this misplaced endometrial tissue bleed, gradually forming endometrial cysts. Over time the cysts grow and can become as large as a grapefruit.
      Your health issue could be congenital, I would talk to your female relatives (mom, sister or aunt) & see if, it runs in your family. Unfortunately your doc. is right, there is no way of knowing, if your other ovary won’t be affected.
      Perhaps, you can go to alternative health doc. & get a 2nd opinion.

  24. QUESTION:
    11 days late, with extreme symptoms (sore breasts, nausea). 5 negative tests.. what are my chances?!?
    I am extremely regular, with a 35 day cycle each month. I am currently 11 days late for my period, having taken 4 HPT and 1 urine test at the doctor, all coming back negative. BUT, my doctor did an ultrasound as well, and found a small corpus leteum cyst on my left ovary, as well as extremely thick lining on my uterus, which makes me think that maybe i’m just not far enough along to show anything in the lining. The same day as my doctor appt, i starting having very, very sore breasts, and the next morning began the nausea (i have to go to work at 6am, and as i sit at the computer, i get absolutley ill. it only lasts for like 3 or 4 hours.. then i’m fine the rest of the day).

    I had an ovarian cystectomy in October of 08, and since then my boyfriend and i have been trying VERY hard to conceive. What are my chances at this point? Is it all in my head?

    I am open to ANY advice, suggestions, similar situations. Thanks so much..

    • ANSWER:
      better go HCG blood test,it wll clear ur tension.

  25. QUESTION:
    Endometriosis question – lots of pain :(?
    I went in for an Ovarian Cystectomy 8 days ago.
    When my doctor went in, she found Endometriosis.
    I had a cyst removed on my left ovary and Endometriosis on my Uterus. I had a lot of pain on the right side the day of the surgery and have continued to have it.
    I went to my Dr for my post op appointment and she said it was most likely Endometriosis pain.
    Could it be? The pain is located about two inches to the right side of my bellybutton and directly through to my back :(
    Should I worry and get it checked or understand it is just Endometriosis pain and proceed with trying birth control to control it?

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:

  26. QUESTION:
    Please can you help I’m fed up of being in pain?
    I am 21 years old and for the past 2 years I have suffered with pelvic pain everyday. I had a cyst on my ovary when I was 15 but it was only 5mm and it wasnt growing so I had no treatment for it. I had an ultrasound last September as I was fed up of the pain aswell as heavy periods and painful urinating. The ultrasound showed that the cyst had grown and was 11cm x 7cm and was pressing on my bladder. I had a laparoscopy in November and the cyst was drained but they found that I had endometriosis. In February I had another laparascopy and helium plasma coagulation for the endo and an ovarian cystectomy as the cyst had filled up again. Since then my periods have been much better and the pain seemed better for a couple of weeks but since around March the pain gets worse everyday. I can’t sit upright as it feels like I am sitting on a knife. I have a constant pain in my lower abdomen which goes right through to my back and a pain that goes up my vagina like a horrible stabbing pain……
    I had a small amount of spotting halfway between periods in April and nothing else since until today. My last period finished about 2 weeks ago but I’ve been in agony all day with the usual pains aswell another pain in my tummy an inch or so above my bellybutton and it goes right across. When I went to the loo earlier for a pee I felt a wierd lump so I looked down and lump about the size of a 20p coin and bright red in colour came out with like a red stringy bit attatched to a really spot bloody lump. There hasn’t been anymore blood since but it really freaked me out. I am still in a lot of pain but it is not so unbearable yet that I need to call 999.

    I have asked for a cervical smear test from my GP but they won’t do it as I am under 25 years old. Most of my syptoms are like those of Cervical cancer so it worries me that they won’t do a smear. I have been going back to my GP every week with this pain but as yet have no answers or treatment……
    I am so incredibly stressed with this pain but nobody seems to have the answers. I go to my GP every week and all she does is a swap thing to test for infections but it always comes back clear. Could it be the cyst or the endo come back? I forgot to mention that I have PCOS but I was told there is no treatment for it just to maintain a healthy weight which I do. I can’t take anyhting stronger than paracetomol due to allergies so Ithere is nothing I can do about this pain. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thankyou in advance.

    The other thing I missed out was that intercourse is extremely painful almost all of the time, when it is not painful during intercourse it hurts like hell afterwards and I can barely walk for the pain. My partner is very gentle so I can’t understand why it hurts so much.
    I’ve been to the doctor and they just don’t take me seriously. I work in a call centre and I am off sick at the moment due to the pain. The pain is constantly there but when I sit it becomes unbearable. I have just been offered a job as a HCA subject to references and I don’t want the fact that I’ve been off work because siting is so painful to stop me from getting this job. I want to know what is causing the pain and then I want it treating but nobody is listening. I know this sounds awful but I am at my wits end and sometime feel like actually causing damage to my tummy just so they will listen. I would never actually do that but just the fact that I think about it must show how desperate I am.

    • ANSWER:
      go to pain dr dude it will help you good luck

  27. QUESTION:
    Has anyone suffered with constipation after laparoscopy?
    I had a laparscopy with helium coagulation for endometriosis and ovarian cystectomy on Tuesday. I had an in and out catheter that afternoon as I couldnt pee and then in the night had one put in until the next morning. (I had to stay in due to breathing problems). I managed to pee normally and was discharged but since then whenever I pee it hurts quite bad and burns and I am very constipated. I have not emptied my bowels since Tuesday morning so Im in quite alot of pain. The lower of the incisions on the bikini line hurts alot more than it did on a previous laparoscopy aswell. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thankyou in advance.
    I did wonder about that but I’m only taking one co-codomol every 6 hours. I can’t take anything else due to allergies.

    • ANSWER:
      The urethra may be irritated from the catheter but you may have developed a urinary tract infection to to the insertion or antibiotics. When you have a laparoscopy you are distended by air that is inserted to give the doctor a better view. This will cause excessive gas for a few days. Contact the doctor to get the correct stool softener or laxative. The doctor will probably want you to use a gentle product due to the surgery. Before doing anything call the doctor and advise of all your symptoms.

  28. QUESTION:
    I have a pain on the right side under my rib cage, this only occurs when I inhale. What should I do?
    I just had a ovarian cystectomy, which was benign about 3 weeks ago. Two weeks after the surgery, I developed a sharp pain on my right side under my rib cage, this only occurs when I inhale. I have no other symptoms. I can’t figure it out. I don’t know if it’s related to the surgery or it’s just coincidence.
    I went to the Doctor yesterday and she ordered a chest and abominal X-Ray and as of today, they both were normal.

    • ANSWER:
      the best advice i can give you is go to the doctor this might be serious!!! its better not to take chances like this after a surgery!! hope it helped

  29. QUESTION:
    M/C and D&C on Feb. 10th and no period?
    I know the quesitons been asked a lot, but just wondering if anyone else has had a similar experience. On Feb. 10th, At 11 weeks, I learned I had M/C. I had the D&C that day. Eight weeks after D&C I had an ovarian cystectomy. It is now going on 10 weeks since D&C and still no period. The doctor’s don’t seem too concerned, but the waiting and uncertainty is killing me. I just want to get back to normal so my husband and I can start TTC again. I will be 35 next month and don’t have forever to wait! LOL (sort of :P)

    • ANSWER:
      I want to say I am very sorry for your loss. I also went through the same thing last month. It over 6 weeks when I got my period. Sometimes it takes up to 12 to 14 weeks to get regular. Your body almost goes in shock with it and takes some women longer than others to get back to normal. I was getting concerned when I would start also. I started an opk to find out when I was ovulating to determine when I would start. Also have you been ttc since the MS? If so you are more fertile after wards not to get your hopes up but you might want to take a test just in case. We have tried for over 8 months and then had the MS. It was so hard to get past it. My heart goes out to you. Nobody should have to go through that. But, the doctor told me the longer I was upset and stressed the longer it would take to start my period and ovulating regular again. I hope that helps a little.

  30. QUESTION:
    Recurring ovarian cysts?
    Hi i had a cystectomy in Sept 2009 to remove an 8 cm cyst on my left cyst. I had a scan 20/11 only to find out the cyst had grown back. I am trying to get pregnant and have had 2 unsuccessful IVF’s.Please help! How do i control they cyst and get pregnant? Thanks Hombre

    • ANSWER:
      you made a mistake by going in for cystectomy…see you got to understand the fact that cyst is not the exact problem..i mean cyst was only the result and not the cause…you remove one you will develop another…this will repeat until you remove the cause for it’s occurrence…your body was indicating of some derangement in the form of cyst..that doesn’t mean that cyst was the main cause and removal of it is not the right solution….i suggest you opt for homoeopathy ..i personally have treated such cases with fairly good results and without any recurrence…good luck

  31. QUESTION:
    Conceiving after a cystectomy?
    Have been TTC for 2 and a half years so I finally plucked up the courage to see my GP about any problems that I might have. My other half was checked out and he was normal. I had a scan done and they noticed that i had a large ovarian cyst on my left ovary (my only remaining ovary). They said that this is most likely the reason why I have not had a baby yet….
    I had that cyst removed with open surgery in feb this year (they tried key hole but because of my previous surgery there were too many adhesions) and I was hoping that i will be able to get pregnant now. it has been driving me mad for months. has anyone had any experience with this area or have any advice. Me and my partner are DESPERATE for a child now and have been trying for over 2 years now. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      I know of someone that became pregnant within a few months of a ruptured ovarian cyst.

  32. QUESTION:
    is my pelvic pain from the cystectomy?
    Following the discovery of a large ovarian cyst in june 2010, i had it removed by laprascopy in july 2010. whilst in surgery they found that i had at least 12 smaller cysts on my left ovary and i was diagnosed with poly cystic ovaries, although was told not to worry about it too much
    i have now been without periods for 3 years and recently have been developing server pelvic pain, making any position uncomfortable and disturbing my sleep. this pain also runs down my thighs and into my abdomen, i am also urinating more often.
    i am 20 years old and due to go bk to the consultant soon i am just interested in what you guys think?
    do you think it might just be the ovaries or could the cyst be back?
    any help would be great
    thanks

    • ANSWER:
      you should ask the doctor in person not yahoo answers 9.9
      the simple reason is, it could be anything, it has to be physically examined, any other answer to this would be dishonest and actually mean.

  33. QUESTION:
    can i have a spinal block to remove my large ovarian cyst?
    im petrified of general anasthesia and i want to know if i can have it removed my a local. im awaiting a 2nd opioion this wed. as first doc reccommened a hysterectomy whiich i do not want. we would like more children. we have 3. im 42. i wish to keep my ovaries. im toldi have a very large benign cyst weighing 2 stone on a stem onmy right ovary, and a small one on the left. im scared stiff. id be ok if i can get the doc to agree to a cystectomy and have a local anasthtic. does anyone know if this is possible?

    • ANSWER:

  34. QUESTION:
    Navel piercings and surgery…?
    I had an umbilical hernia repair a few months ago and had an ovarian bilateral cystectomy not long ago. I was thinking about waiting until next year when my stomach is healed, but would it be crazy to get my navel pierced?

    • ANSWER:
      I think it would be crazy… sorry.. but I got mine pierced and it took about 16 months for it to heal completely.

  35. QUESTION:
    Treatment options for a 40 yr woman whose biopsy reports are suggestive of her having serous cystadeocarcinoma
    Treatment options for a 40 yr woman whose biopsy reports are suggestive of her having serous cystadeocarcinoma of ovary after cystectomy of right ovary? a 40 year old nulliparous(childless)woman (widow in first marriage lasting 5 to 6 years and married to a widower 6 months back) with no serious medical history in life underwent ovarian(right ovary) cystectomy 3 weeks back and diagnosed(as per biopsy report) of having ‘serous cystadeocarcinoma of ovary’; she is,however,desirous of bearing a son for the second husband who is having 2 daughters(of 10 and 4 years) and whose wife died of hydatid cysts in lungs a year ago. What are the treatment options for her now ?(18/10/2006)
    Reply to This Message
    Yet another biopsy report received on 19/10/2006 states,after gross examination of six slides and blocks of ovarian cyst(post-operation) and microscopic examination,that sections show ovarian tissue with tumour tissue,which is arranged in glandular pattern lined by multilayered anaplastic epithelial cells thrown into papillary fronds,in solid nests separated by fibrous stroma,in cords and discretely infiltrating into the stroma.The cells are round to oval to spindloid with round to oval to elongated nuclei showing moderate to severe degree of pleomorphism,prominent nucleoli’s and abundant eosinophilic cytoplasm.The stroma shows desmoplastic reaction with areas of necrosis and inflammatory cell infiltration.The impression: Picture is suggestive of two possiblities:-1.Malignant Brenner tumor 2.Poorly differentiated papillary serous cystadeocarcinoma of ovary. Advised clinical correlation

    • ANSWER:
      Wow harsh. The biopsy sounds malignant. Brenner Tumours are a type of Surface Epithelial Stromal tumour (usually of the ovary)

      Big picture:

      options are (1) Adopt or (2) try to have your own biological children

      (2) could be easy or hard depending on the nature of the remaining ovary.

      Is there any evidence to suggest the LEFT ovary is cancerous? You mention a biopsy but do not tell us if this is the pathology from the excision of the RIGHT ovary or if someone has taken a sample of the left and this is the biopsy result.

      Furthermore, the other missing bit of information is if the margins of the biopsy are clear of cancer. If they are not, this implies that there are cancerous cells still present in her pelvis.

      If there is no cancer in the left ovary and the margins are clear-
      she should try to have children the usual way.

      Some doctors would argue that she should have a full screen to make sure she has not gotten spread of her disease (CA-125 level, CT abdo/pelvis, urine dipstick)

      If there is cancer in the left ovary or the margins are not clear- there is little chance for her to have children the usual way. She might be able to seek the opinion of an assisted reproduction specialist but their assistance in these matters might not help.

      The only way I can see her having her own biological children in this last scenario is quite an arduous process:

      FIRST – harvest eggs and store them (with or without fertilisation)

      THEN deal with the tumour – incl perhaps removal of the remaining ovary. Perhaps her uterus might have to be removed as well. Chemotherapy may be needed.

      ONCE the dust has settled:

      If her uterus is spared, the ova/embryos can be implanted (they would have to be fertilised, of course)

      If her uterus is gone, she would have to seek a surrogate to carry the embryo.

      This is a long and arduous pathway with little guarantee to have a healthy son at the end of it. Given her age, there is the additional risk of chromosomal abnormalities.

      Which brings us back to adoption.

  36. QUESTION:
    Pain in my lower right back and abdomen? Please help?
    On Tuesday I started getting this horrible sharp but dull pain in my lower back on the right side and then it progressed to my abdomen.

    I thought it was an Ovarian Cyst (I had a cystectomy on Tuesday – but they only found 7 cm cyst on my left ovary and Endometrosis on my Uterus)

    I’m not sure what is causing this pain – I have a normal appetite, no fever, nausea, or anything else.
    What could this be? I hardly have any pain from my surgery..but my right side and back still hurt :/

    • ANSWER:
      It could still be associated to your surgery. I know the pain from my cystectomy radiated in the days following my surgery. I hope you feel better soon! If this doesn’t clear up soon, I suggest you follow up with your surgeon.

  37. QUESTION:
    laproscopy & ovarian cystectomy (ttc)?
    My DH & I have been ttc#2 for almost 2 years now. Just recently, I found out (through ultrasound) that I have a 4.3 cm cyst on my ovaries, which is more than likely endometriosis. My surgery to take care this is Tuesday. My doc said having this done will/should better my chances of getting pregnant. Have any of you had this done and got pregnant after? Those of you who had this done, how is the surgery, is it as bad as some make it?

    Notes:
    This is my very first surgery.
    My DH has been checked, everything okay.
    I have had multiple tests done, HSG, everything is fine.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes – it will increase your changes of conceiving. And the surgery is NOT bad at all. You might feel a bit sore for a few days. I had a ovarian cyst on my right ovary this summer, and they couldn’t see it on the ultrasound. I was afraid I didn’t have one, yet they cut me open anyway. As long as you’re unconscious it should be fine.


Ovarian Cystectomy

Many times if it is determined that a woman needs a surgical procedure to remove ovarian cysts, a laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy is the both the doctors and the patients preferred method. Opting to have a laparoscopy to remove the cyst, not only allows the patient to recover much quicker, but the risks involved are reduced, because it is a much less physically traumatic procedure. However, it is still an operation, and therefore there are risks involved.

Infection at the incision site is a risk in any surgery and laparoscopic procedures are no exception, although it is not as common as in conventional open surgery. Some risks that are specific to a laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy though, may be damage to either the bladder, bowel or blood vessels from inserting the laparoscope and other instruments. More and more surgeons are being trained to perform laparoscopies, therefore it is imperative that you find a qualified doctor who has successfully carried out a good number of previous procedures.

A woman has a much greater risk of complications occurring if she is smokes or if she drinks excessive amounts of alcoholic beverages. Being overweight will also increase the risk of complications. Using some prescription medications, as well as taking illegal drugs may also add to the risk factor that is involved. If a patient has had prior abdominal surgery or has had endometriosis, they should definitely discuss those issues with their physician before the laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy is scheduled.

Also, whenever general anesthesia is administered it presents a risk to the patient, many times they will experience nausea or possibly even flu like symptoms as a complication of the anesthesia.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cystectomy….?
    I had a ovarian cystectomy two weeks ago and would like to know if it is normal to have cramping type pain in my stomach area as well as through the anal area? I would say that yes I did more that what I should have activity wise, but I just want to know if I slow down will the discomfort go away?

    • ANSWER:
      Chances are the discomfort will go away with time. You arn’t even considered fully healed until 6-8 weeks post surgery. The pain around your anal area is most definatly normal though, both of my aunts had this surgery done and both said it felt like they had a fire poker up their butt. It went away with time.

      However if you start to run a fever or if the cramping begins to get more than you can stand, I’d call the doctor.

  2. QUESTION:
    How long is the recovery time for an ovarian cystectomy? I am also getting one ovary removed as well as… ?
    getting my endometriosis removed from my bladder and bowel. What can I expect and when do you think I can go back to work? (I have a desk job)How hard is it to recover and how much do you scar from the laporoscopic surgery?

    • ANSWER:
      The laporoscopic surgery won’t leave much of a scar. You should probably wait at least 2 weeks, maybe as long as 4 weeks.

  3. QUESTION:
    I had a laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy 8 days ago and the doc says they may have stitched a nerve how painful?
    is this supposed to be? anyone know how they could have stitched a nerve? how long will this take to heal? the pain from this is really bad, i’m walking with a limp from it now. I have got to get back to work. What should i suggest the docs do now?

    • ANSWER:

  4. QUESTION:
    laparoscopic right ovarian cystectomy?
    long term effects and risks of laparoscopic right ovarian cystectomy where they dont remove the ovary?

    • ANSWER:
      Thee is actually very little risk these days.

  5. QUESTION:
    VBAC birth after c-section and ovarian cystectomy?
    My husband and I want to have another baby. Our first child was delivered by C-section because of breech birth position. After that surgery, I had an ovarian cystectomy by laporotomy NOT laparoscopy. My instincts tell me that after weighing the pros & cons of VBAC birth and scheduled c-section, that another c-section would be the safest route for delivery.

    I can’t find any resources online that address the issue of VBAC birth after both a c-section and an ovarian cystectomy, so if anyone has valuable information, I would greatly appreciate it.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi hun

      ok chances are because you have had 2 major abdo operations, They will strongly suggest a REPEAT C SECTION.

      to the other answerer…a VBAC is common and safe after 1 previous abdo operation BUT not 2.

      But you can only ask hun. they will tell you the pros and cons and such. But also the hospital must follow the code of practice…FIRST DO NO HARM!….That means if it is safer they will DO a c section regardless.

  6. QUESTION:
    no sex after ovarian cystectomy?
    I had an ovarian cystectomy on October 2nd, 2010. In my discharge papers from the hospital, I was told not to have sex for a few weeks post op.

    Well I stayed the weekend with my boyfriend 4 days after my discharge date, October 4, 2010.

    We had sex once and he came inside, because he thought I was still on my birth control, which the hospital took me off all my regular medications while I was admitted.

    I still haven’t started my birth control because they told me to wait for my menstrual cycle, which is supposed to come tomorrow. But my periods are irregular.

    I’ve been searching online like crazy to see why you’re not supposed to have sex after this surgery. But I can’t find anything.

    As far as what I’ve looked up online, if I am pregnant I would be on my 5th week. And I’ve thrown up at least 4 times this week alone. Not to mention 2 other times earlier this month.

    I took a test on Wednesday, October, 27. It was negative, but I think I took it too early.

    So I guess my questions are;

    1. Why do doctors say not to have sex post op?

    and

    2. What are the chances of me being pregnant?

    • ANSWER:
      You’re not supposed to have sex because you’ve had major surgery and the area is fragile. You could tear something. So if you didn’t experience pain or other problems, then you’re probably OK. You’re also probably not pregnant, but you’re lucky. Sounds to me like you don’t communicate with your boyfriend much. He should have been concerned about hurting you after surgery, and it’s weird that he wasn’t, and you should have told him you were not on the pill, and it’s weird that you didn’t.

  7. QUESTION:
    laproscopy & ovarian cystectomy (ttc)?
    My DH & I have been ttc#2 for almost 2 years now. Just recently, I found out (through ultrasound) that I have a 4.3 cm cyst on my ovaries, which is more than likely endometriosis. My surgery to take care this is Tuesday. My doc said having this done will/should better my chances of getting pregnant. Have any of you had this done and got pregnant after? Those of you who had this done, how is the surgery, is it as bad as some make it?

    Notes:
    This is my very first surgery.
    My DH has been checked, everything okay.
    I have had multiple tests done, HSG, everything is fine.

    • ANSWER:
      My sister-in-law had endometriosis. They had been trying to conceive for months when they found out. After the surgery, she got pregnant relatively quickly and now has a beautiful baby girl. (Also a little boy – #2 was apparently waaay easier to conceive than they thought it would be.)

  8. QUESTION:
    Why would a doctor perform an oophorectomy when assured that only a cystectomy would be necessary?
    My wife, currently in the Philippines, was to undergo a standard DnC after a miscarriage. Also at the same time a cystectomy was to be performed. No mention of a threat to the ovary was made, nor any mention of any ovarian cancer. This proceedure was to be laproscopic however my wife has a major surgery scar. Any answers that can assist in the legality of this under Philippine law would be greatfully appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Hey man…

      I’m sorry for your wife… but you don’t imagine what the MDs can observe with the body “open”… they might believe that your wife need the procedure… believe… my father is a surgeon… and he’s always saying… that he only wants to do what he really needs to do!

      Sometimes difficult matters have to be resolved in some minutes!

      Try totalk to the doctors… with some patience… but with some relutancy… and… at least, if you realized that the surgery was pretty necessary… try to find out if they can’t solve the scar… because they never told you that it would be necessary to be done such surgery!
      :(

      Have a nice day… and I hope your wife is better!

  9. QUESTION:
    Question About An Ovarian Cyst!!! Please Help!!!?
    Hey I wenst to the Doctor like an week ago an the my OB GYN said that I have an 6.4cm cyst on my left ovary and he said that he needed to remove it because its been causing me alot of pain e.c.t I go through surgery Sep 4 to have an Laparoscopic Ovarian Cystectomy done I was wondering what aer the risk of this surgery because Im sooo SCARED because i really want to have kids one day can anybody please help me what do i expect!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      I had that surgery years ago, as well as two other ovarian surgeries.

      Laparoscopic surgeries are very small incisions and you heal really quickly!

      The hardest part is feeling a bit dopey after waking up from the anesthetic, and also pressure in your chest from them injecting gas to lift your skin up. the gas travels up to your shoulder and chest area and makes it uncomfortable for a day or two.

      It is very easy compared to traditional surgeries.

      They will give you some medication to calm your nerves before taking you in to the operating room. Then they will put you out and it seems like you wake right back up and it is done.

  10. QUESTION:
    Treatment options for a 40 yr woman having serous cystadeocarcinoma of ovary after cystectomy of right ovary?
    a 40 year old nelliparous(childless)woman (widow in first marriage lasting 5 to 6 years and married a widower 6 months back) with no serious medical history in life underwent ovarian(right ovary) cystectomy 2 weeks back and diagnosed(as per biopsy report) of having ‘serous cystadeocarcinoma of ovary’; desirous of bearing a son for the second husband who is having 2 daughters(of 10 and 4 years) and whose wife died of hydatid cysts in lungs a year ago. What are the treatment options for her now ?

    • ANSWER:
      Have you tryed looking in webmd.com may find the answer there…..ROB

  11. QUESTION:
    After surgery ( cystectomy) how long does it take the swelling to go away?
    Hello All,
    I just had a cystectomy (That’s where the Doc cuts you open at the bikini line to remove ovarian cysts) on Sept. 21st 09. I stayed in the hospital for 3 days and have been home on bed rest for going on 4 weeks as of this coming Monday. Of course I was super swollen coming out of the hospital. My whole stomach was enlarged! Slowly the swelling went down week by week. I am still swollen though. My lower area near the scar is still swollen. And it is ill-shaped. One side is puffed up bigger then the other. Now I know that I just had major surgery, and it will take time to heal completely. I was just wondering if anyone knows roughly about how long until my stomach is normal again? Also will my stomach balance out, will both sides be the same size again?

    Thank you for any input :)
    Doc just tells me ” it takes time” but gives me no time frame.

    • ANSWER:

  12. QUESTION:
    At the end of my rope with ovarian cysts?
    I have been having a lot of issues with ovarian cysts. In April 2010, I had a bilateral cystectomy. One cyst was removed from each ovary and they were complex dermoid cysts. They were large and painful. I was told to discontinue birth control pills for awhile and let my ovaries “heal and do what they do naturally” (my doctor’s words).

    Anyway during 2010, I moved to another state and I decided to see what was going on with my body and make sure that I was still free of cysts. My new doctor put me on birth control pills (low dose) and also ordered an ultrasound. The ultrasound says that the cysts are back (not as big as before though). I am so frustrated. I am willing to do whatever therapies (conventional and unconventional) to get rid of these recurrent cysts. I don’t want to undergo surgery again because it seemed like it didn’t help before. I am waiting on my doctor to refer me to someone and the wait is agonizing. Is there any help for ovarian cysts? The ones they said I have now are not really painful. I was sore after the trans-vaginal ultrasound but the pain is soreness, not major pain like it was the first time that I had this cyst issue.

    I am at the end of my rope and willing to consider any and all treatments natural, conventional or otherwise. I would like some advice. I will be choosing a best answer. Thanks in advance for your time. Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      Have you contacted a Naturopathic doctor in your area? A great place to start. Also some general suggestions to bring balance to the body…
      Cut out as much as possible:
      Refined carbohydrates, Trans Fatty Acids (all oils that have been processed – Canola, corn, soy, etc.), Soy (in any form), Beans and Legumes

      Some basic supplementation to assist in balancing hormones:

      Cod liver oil capsules – up to 10-20,000 IUs per day
      A good ‘green drink’ – health food stores – organic is best if you can find it. One serving per day in juice with fruit in blender
      I use herbs that balance the Female system…many out there to work with. Start some reading or email me for specifics
      Can also research using Castor Oil Paks over the ovaries &/or Liver area to help process excess estrogen and break down cysts…also helps with pain. Again look online for specifics on how to do this or email me.

      Really also comes down to cleaning out the junk..eating better..moving your bowels at least twice daily and drinking more water. Exercise (cardio) and yoga are also very beneficial.

      PS…never buy into the concept that there’s nothing you can do. EVER :o)

  13. QUESTION:
    Recurring Ovarian Cysts?
    I have been having a lot of issues with ovarian cysts. In April 2010, I had a bilateral cystectomy. One cyst was removed from each ovary and they were complex dermoid cysts. They were large and painful. I was told to discontinue birth control pills for awhile and let my ovaries “heal and do what they do naturally” (my doctor’s words).

    Anyway during 2010, I moved to another state and I decided to see what was going on with my body and make sure that I was still free of cysts. My new doctor put me on birth control pills (low dose) and also ordered an ultrasound. The ultrasound says that the cysts are back (not as big as before though). I am so frustrated. I am willing to do whatever therapies (conventional and unconventional) to get rid of these recurrent cysts. I don’t want to undergo surgery again because it seemed like it didn’t help before. I am waiting on my doctor to refer me to someone and the wait is agonizing. Is there any help for ovarian cysts? The ones they said I have now are not really painful. I was sore after the trans-vaginal ultrasound but the pain is soreness, not major pain like it was the first time that I had this cyst issue.

    I am at the end of my rope and willing to consider any and all treatments natural, conventional or otherwise. I would like some advice. I will be choosing a best answer. Thanks in advance for your time. Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      Conventional medicine has really only 3 approaches to treating ovarian cysts – wait and see (& hope that it goes away itself), birth control pills, or surgery. All 3 options fail to address the underlying cause of the cyst, which means that even if it does go away (or is removed) it is quite likely to come back again – as in your case.

      That’s why I believe in the holistic treatment approach for ovarian cysts. It’s totally natural, and addresses issues such as diet, your metabolism, and your hormones. If you can get these right, you will get rid of your cyst naturally and forever, without the need for drugs or surgery.

      Hope this helps.

  14. QUESTION:
    Hysterectomy, ovarian cancer and untrustworthy obgyn. How to find a conservative doc?
    I went to the doctor for irregular period and was sent for an ultrasound. The ultrasound showed complex cysts in both ovaries. There are no secondary signs of cancer such as ascites, lymph involvement, metastaes, but my doctor began saying “We assume it is cancer – you need to prepare for surgery and chemo.”

    Off to the gynacologist she recommended and this guy says – it is a 15% chance it is ovarian cancer, and if it is we will perform a total hysterectomy. If it is NOT cancer…. we will perform a total hysterectomy. Now I found this disconcerting. I asked – why would you take both ovaries? His answer – because they might become cancerous. So why take the uterus? “Because that is what we do – we call it a total clean out.”

    In the mean time, I consulted with the HERS Foundation and they went over my radiological reports and said that there were no signs that would indicate cancer. In fact, they said that the radiological reports were insufficient and needed to be redone – essential information is missing and some information just makes no sense (suspected findings – do you see them or not? That is the only question you are being asked radiology man!) They suggested I seek out an obgyn who would perform a cystectomy.

    So here is my conundrum – two radically divergent opinions. I do not feel comfortable with a plan to remove a healthy organ (my uterus, which I have grown attached to!!) because that is “what they do.” In general, I feel as though this guy just wants to perform a hysterectomy regardless and I know it is not necessary if there is no cancer. On the other hand, I don’t want to delay and start the process over for fear that if it is cancer it might progress leading to the loss of my reproductive organs and all other signs of life.

    Has anyone sought a more conservative physician for the treatment of cysts or fibroids? Is there any good way to expedite the process on the chance that the clock is ticking? I am in central Ohio if anyone knows of a good surgeon who isn’t slice-happy.

    Thanks for your time!
    To clarify, I have had two radiologists look at my film, both of whom said that they saw nothing in the CT or sonogram to suggest cancer – none of the expected characteristics are there and some things that are there counter-indicate cancer. I understand that were the biopsy to come back, everything would have to come out, however if it is negative, there is no reason to remove healthy organs because “that’s what we do.” The gynecologist I was sent to is a one trick pony who removes all of the reproductive organs for cysts, fibroids etc.

    My question is how to expedite finding a gynecological surgeon who will NOT mutilate me if it is not cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      I HIGHLY recommend you check out www.hystersisters.com. They helped me EXTREMELY with my questions and advice on hysterectomies. It’s a support group and it’s FREE.

      I wish I’d found the site before I had mine. A lot of my questions and concerns would have been answered with just looking at the responses on this website. But I stumbled on the site a few days after my hysterectomy and learned of various things I should do before the surgery, things I’m entitled to at the hospital (which the hospital doesn’t tell you), questions to ask the doctor, etc. It’s an awesome site for women.

      I hope it helps you, it has helped me and my family and friends.

  15. QUESTION:
    Anyone had ovarian cyst twisted during pregnancy?
    I had an ovarian cyst detected during the start of my last pregnancy. Then I moved and had another doctor and the other doctor never monitored it. I have read that it should be monitored during pregnancy and often removed during the second trimester if it does not go away by itself.

    In the end my cyst started twisting when I was 39 weeks and I needed surgery to have it removed. I am wondering if anyone else has has a twisted cyst late in pregnancy and if so what happened?

    My doctor made me have a c-section along with the cystectomy. I had no idea what else to do, but now I am starting to question if that was necessary. I am pregnant again with a uterine scar and have realised how difficult it makes my choice to deliver naturally.

    If anyone has a similar experience or can tell me where to get more information I would really appreciate it.
    No, it’s not that I want to sue him, I just want to know if he didn’t care for me properly then I will not use him again with this pregnancy.

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like you are researching for a way to sue the dr who didn’t monitor the cyst good luck

  16. QUESTION:
    Severe abdominal spasms after surgery! COULD BE trapped wind help.?
    Had ovarian cystectomy on 10th and i ended up in a and e last night with severe cramps which they said could be trapped wind. it is REALLY painful. anyone else ever had this and what did you do to ease it. i had morphine and codeine and they didnt help at all with the pain. everytime i yawn now it really hurts and i juust want it to go away.

    • ANSWER:
      Oh boy- I totally understand that pain. I had the same pains when I had tubal ligation surgery. I used a heating pad and just moved around alot to work the gas out. If the pain continues for more than a few more days – go see the doctor to make sure you don’t have an infection. If it is gas, it will go away on it’s own in just a few more days.

  17. QUESTION:
    Should I take my pain medicine?
    I had an Ovarian Cystectomy done on Tuesday. They also removed some Endometriosis from the outside of my Uterus.
    They gave me Norco and I’ve been taking it since Tuesday. Today is the first day I haven’t taken anything…but the pain is on the verge of being tolerable and driving me crazy.
    I’m really paranoid about taking pain meds because my dad was addicted to them for a very long time…
    Should I take my meds? The pain is starting to drive me crazy..

    • ANSWER:
      Take your medications. You have genetics in common with your dad but maybe that is all. The way pain medications work is that the medication hones in on the pain receptors. You don’t become addicted as you don’t get “high” off the drugs because they are intercepted by the pain receptors and do not reach the pleasure centers of the brain. The majority of people that become addicted to pain medications do not take them as directed. They have, or will use the medications for the “buzz” and not the intended reason.
      I have been on 30 mg morphine SR (slow release) tablets for the past 10 years for chronic, severe, pain. I have NEVER taken more than prescribed. I also am prescribed Vicodin ES (extra strength) for breakthrough pain. I get 90 tabs a month (3 per day or 1 every 8 hours as needed) and have ended up with over a month’s extra.
      For additional safety jot it down on a pad your use of the medication. Write the date, time of day, and your pain level (using the pain scale of 1-10) when you take it. That way you can see any pattern of abuse as it occurs. Worrying does not help pain… it ADDS to it.
      The key to pain relief is to try to take the medication before the pain gets bad. If you take it when your pain level is a 3-4 it will prevent or inhibit the pain level from increasing.
      YOU CAN’T CHASE PAIN! It always finishes first.
      Send me an email through Yahoo Answers if I can be of any additional help.
      Best of luck to you and I hope you are feeling better soon.

  18. QUESTION:
    what could be causing this?
    I had laproscopic ovarian cystectomy one month ago thursday. I’ve been having a light period non stop since then and one of my incisions keeps getting infected. what could be causing this?
    if you don’t know don’t fucking answer…I can’t go to my doctor until two weeks from now when their next opening is

    • ANSWER:
      You are bleeding from the incision inside, and keep the incision clean with peroxide, and put some antibiotic ointment on it.

      If the bleeding get worse, or you see signs of infection with the bleeding, get to your doctor right away, go to the office and tell them it is an urgent matter and that they need to squeeze you in. If the bleeding gets major, go to the ER.

  19. QUESTION:
    Dissolvable Stitches- Sore, Itchy….?
    I had a laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy 3 days ago, and ever since my stitches have been sore…

    The first two nights, the stitches leaked quite a lot.. then last night the larger one was leaking slightly still… They are so sore and itchy, when I move the really feel like they’re gonna rip…

    I’ve never had stitches before, so I don’t know if this is normal or not..

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      Yes they can be sore, after all you had surgery just three days ago. The fact it was done laprascopically doesn’t mean painless, just less painful than an open surgery.

      The wounds can leak–but if so it should just be a little bit of clearish/pinkish fluid. And maybe there is a lttle bit of old dry blood. They should be covered- just for your comfort.

      But before you cover them. Look at the wounds. Are the rimmed with red? Swollen? Painful? Hot to the touch? Are they oozing anything that is yellow or green? All of those are signs of infection that you would want to tell your surgeon.

      Often they use dissolvable sutures in laparoscopic surgery. Those sutures are often brown and thicker. A very thick thread, but less than string. Those do not have to be removed, but it is a good plan to snip the top off (just down to skin layer) with a pair of nail clippers. Else they can drive you mad!

      IF YOU ARE NOT SURE THAT THEY ARE DISSOLVABLE, DON’T CUT THEM!

      To reassure you, you won’t rip open. There are always a few layers of stiches before the top or skin layer. They don’t leave a hole underneath. I promise it won’t rip open.

      I’ll bet you are quite bloated and uncomfortable from the gas they put into your abdomen. They do that so it makes it easier to see. But it does take ages to get that gas to pass back into your bowel so you can pass it. That is what the sharp pain is–the gas passing thru. Try to keep moving and I found fizzy drinks balance out the gas outside my tum to the gas inside. Lot less painful.

      Take care and call your doc if you run a temp, see anything green or yellow and the wound turns red and swollen.

  20. QUESTION:
    Several previous abdominal surgeries and pregnancy?
    In the last three and a half years I have given birth twice, had an appy, an umbilical hernia repair with mesh, a bilateral ovarian cystectomy (cysts caused by IUD), and just a month ago, I had my IUD removed surgically as it was upside down in the uterus and the hormones were causing large painful ovarian cysts. During this last surgery they also checked for endometriosis, as they weren’t sure it was the IUD causing the ovarian cysts (negative on the endometriosis). So my question is, with all that my abdominal region has gone through these last three and a half years, is it safe for this pregnancy? Are my chances of carrying to term good? Thanks for all information!!!

    • ANSWER:
      You have to go to your doctor. They can give the best answer

  21. QUESTION:
    Pelvic pain help please??!!?
    I am 21 years old and for the past 2 years I have suffered with pelvic pain everyday. I had a cyst on my ovary when I was 15 but it was only 5mm and it wasnt growing so I had no treatment for it. I had an ultrasound last September as I was fed up of the pain aswell as heavy periods and painful urinating. The ultrasound showed that the cyst had grown and was 11cm x 7cm and was pressing on my bladder. I had a laparoscopy in November and the cyst was drained but they found that I had endometriosis. In February I had another laparascopy and helium plasma coagulation for the endo and an ovarian cystectomy as the cyst had filled up again. Since then my periods have been much better and the pain seemed better for a couple of weeks but since around March the pain gets worse everyday. I can’t sit upright as it feels like I am sitting on a knife. I have a constant pain in my lower abdomen which goes right through to my back and a pain that goes up my vagina like a horrible stabbing pain………
    …I had a small amount of spotting halfway between periods in April and nothing else since until today. My last period finished about 2 weeks ago but I’ve been in agony all day with the usual pains aswell another pain in my tummy an inch or so above my bellybutton and it goes right across. When I went to the loo earlier for a pee I felt a wierd lump so I looked down and lump about the size of a 20p coin and bright red in colour came out with like a red stringy bit attatched to a really spot bloody lump. There hasn’t been anymore blood since but it really freaked me out. I am still in a lot of pain but it is not so unbearable yet that I need to call 999.

    I have asked for a cervical smear test from my GP but they won’t do it as I am under 25 years old. Most of my syptoms are like those of Cervical cancer so it worries me that they won’t do a smear. I have been going back to my GP every week with this pain but as yet have no answers or treatment. …..
    I am so incredibly stressed with this pain but nobody seems to have the answers. I go to my GP every week and all she does is a swap thing to test for infections but it always comes back clear. Could it be the cyst or the endo come back? I forgot to mention that I have PCOS but I was told there is no treatment for it just to maintain a healthy weight which I do. I can’t take anyhting stronger than paracetomol due to allergies so Ithere is nothing I can do about this pain. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thankyou in advance.
    The other thing I missed out was that intercourse is extremely painful almost all of the time, when it is not painful during intercourse it hurts like hell afterwards and I can barely walk for the pain. My partner is very gentle so I can’t understand why it hurts so much.

    • ANSWER:
      Abdominal/pelvic pain that is similar to that of period cramping may indicate a problem in a reproductive organ (like the pain around your ovaries or uterus).

      This includes conditions such as endometriosis (when tissue from the uterus is displaced to somewhere else like the pelvic wall or ovaries), uterine fibroids (thick bands of muscular and fibrous tissue in the uterus), ovarian cysts, ovarian cancer (rare), or pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) infection of the reproductive organs, usually from a sexually transmitted disease.

      If you have pain in your ovary area, you might have an ovarian cyst. I have experienced that same type of pain whenever I have had an ovarian cyst. I was also diagnosed with endometriosis last year which caused me severe pelvic pain and intense and painful period cramping.

      Based on your symptoms and what you wrote, I would recommend that you should see your doctor/gynaecologist, just to rule out any serious causes.

      Good luck :)

  22. QUESTION:
    possible cause why sgpt is high?
    hello sir/madam, I just wanna ask the possible reason why my sgpt is high.recently i got the results of my liver function test and my sgpt is 163, globulin is 3.7 while the rest such us bilirubin is within normal limits.my healt history:i was operated due t0 bil ovarian cystectomy with fibroids 5mos ago..i took iron, calcium, decapeptil injection(to stop my period and let my uterus heal) as post op meds…now im only taking calcium.sometimes im taking panadol for headche,mefenamic for pain..does this drugs affects my sgpt level?or because im obese with the weight of 63kg.also the kind of food im eating esp. most of the time im using salt or soy sauce..now im watching my BP also.i started to have increase bp but not always before surgery then after operation return to my normal within 110-120/70-80mmhg.But i notice sometimes my BP increase 140-160/102 esp if im anxious or in stress mode.sometimes if i had headche when i check my bp it was 133/73mmhg…i read in the article that sgpt is high due to obese,glucose is high ,heart problems aside from liver malfunction?can you help me pls..im confused…:-( im scared of hepatitis..but my hepa A and B is negative taken last jan 2010.and my HbAsg antigen is 88.4.and last May2010 my glucose,random results was normal too.thank u very much…….

    • ANSWER:
      Bilirubin in the blood has to reach a certain level in the blood before
      a person will become jaundice. Having a normal bilirubin level is
      a good sign that this may not be a liver problem or that it is at
      the beginning of a liver problem, which may be reversed.

      No one blood test is 100% accurate. Many things can affect the
      results of these tests that are even done before the blood was
      drawn. Having more testing done and a comparison
      is best to be sure of these levels staying out of normal range,
      before proceeding with other testing…like an ultrasound or Ct scan..
      Sometimes, in the second test done, these results may return to a
      normal range.

      There are things that can cause higher levels of the liver enzymes:
      heart or muscle injury, kidney problems, skeletal problems.

      The ALT enzymes is the one liver enzyme that is most
      specific to the liver, though, because it is made mostly by
      the liver cells…whereas the others can be found in other
      areas of the body.
      Some things that can cause a rise in ALT are:
      Certain medications …..
      acetaminophen (tylenol), pain medications, cholesterol lowering
      drugs, antibiotics, tuberculosis medication, antifungal, psychiatric
      med, seizure meds, and some others
      Other things are….
      mushroom poisoning, cancer/cysts/tumor/growth, inflammatory
      bowel disease, obesity..if it cause fat build up in the liver,
      alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency, gallstones, pregnancy,
      auto immune disease, excess build up of copper or iron in the body
      (hereditary disease), biliary obstruction/malformation/infection,
      chemical exposure, metabolic disorders, viral or parasite infections
      and others.

      For your blood pressure and heart health…it is best to “lower”
      your sodium level. Soy sauce is almost like eatting pure salt,
      If you cannot give it up, it would be best to at least try to buy
      the ” lower in ” sodium kind. Prepacked foods are high in
      sodium to help preserve the foods…so it is best to check the
      labels of these when buying them. Fresh vegetables are much
      better than canned one, because canned ones are also higher
      in sodium. If you use canned ones; one of the hints is to drain
      out the fluid from the can and rinse the veges in water before heating
      them to eat. In the summer months, we need a “little” extra sodium…

      There are different”Blood” tests the doctor does to determine if you
      do have a liver problem:
      Besides just the liver enzymes (ALT,AST,GGT,Alkaline Phosphatase)
      There is also the liver function tests (Bilirubin, INR, Albumin, Pt, PTT).
      He may also check to see if you do have a virus by doing the
      liver viral tests (to check for Hepatitis A,B,C,ETC).
      To look up the tests done:

      http://www.labtestsonline.org

      I know it is hard to wait and see. Your doctor may do more
      blood testing to pinpoint this. It may be coming from the surgery
      you had done, the medications you are on, etc.
      I would discuss this openingly with your doctor. Be sure to let
      him know every medication you are taking (including over the
      counter, herbs, herbal teas, vitamins, minerals, supplements)…
      this will help him determine if there is an interaction between
      medications and also to see if they are ones that are harder
      on the liver than other drugs would be.

      Best wishes

  23. QUESTION:
    Jasbeer kaur, question below?
    Hi,
    I am housewife 26 years. with two kids. Family planning also done. I am suffering from ovarian cystectomy in the left ovary, doctor drained my ovary 5 months back but again the cyst formed. Now she is telling to removing the left ovary and she told that during menstrual bleeding the blood from uterus is going into the left ovary. If she removes the left ovary she cannot guarantee that again the right ovary may be filled. I am afraid she may remove the right ovary after that or that she may remove the uterus also.

    My question is whether there is any solution to get rid of this without operating. If yes please give me appropriate information or tips or call me on phone no. 09912178090.

    Thanks
    Jasbeer Kaur

    • ANSWER:
      You need to know, what kind of cysts your body is producing.
      It does sound like Endometrial cysts (also known as endometriomas or “chocolate cysts” (filled with dark blood)) form as a result of endometriosis. Endometriosis is a disease in which the endometrial tissue normally found in the uterus grows in other areas. After successive menstrual cycles, this misplaced endometrial tissue bleed, gradually forming endometrial cysts. Over time the cysts grow and can become as large as a grapefruit.
      Your health issue could be congenital, I would talk to your female relatives (mom, sister or aunt) & see if, it runs in your family. Unfortunately your doc. is right, there is no way of knowing, if your other ovary won’t be affected.
      Perhaps, you can go to alternative health doc. & get a 2nd opinion.

  24. QUESTION:
    11 days late, with extreme symptoms (sore breasts, nausea). 5 negative tests.. what are my chances?!?
    I am extremely regular, with a 35 day cycle each month. I am currently 11 days late for my period, having taken 4 HPT and 1 urine test at the doctor, all coming back negative. BUT, my doctor did an ultrasound as well, and found a small corpus leteum cyst on my left ovary, as well as extremely thick lining on my uterus, which makes me think that maybe i’m just not far enough along to show anything in the lining. The same day as my doctor appt, i starting having very, very sore breasts, and the next morning began the nausea (i have to go to work at 6am, and as i sit at the computer, i get absolutley ill. it only lasts for like 3 or 4 hours.. then i’m fine the rest of the day).

    I had an ovarian cystectomy in October of 08, and since then my boyfriend and i have been trying VERY hard to conceive. What are my chances at this point? Is it all in my head?

    I am open to ANY advice, suggestions, similar situations. Thanks so much..

    • ANSWER:
      better go HCG blood test,it wll clear ur tension.

  25. QUESTION:
    Endometriosis question – lots of pain :(?
    I went in for an Ovarian Cystectomy 8 days ago.
    When my doctor went in, she found Endometriosis.
    I had a cyst removed on my left ovary and Endometriosis on my Uterus. I had a lot of pain on the right side the day of the surgery and have continued to have it.
    I went to my Dr for my post op appointment and she said it was most likely Endometriosis pain.
    Could it be? The pain is located about two inches to the right side of my bellybutton and directly through to my back :(
    Should I worry and get it checked or understand it is just Endometriosis pain and proceed with trying birth control to control it?

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:

  26. QUESTION:
    Please can you help I’m fed up of being in pain?
    I am 21 years old and for the past 2 years I have suffered with pelvic pain everyday. I had a cyst on my ovary when I was 15 but it was only 5mm and it wasnt growing so I had no treatment for it. I had an ultrasound last September as I was fed up of the pain aswell as heavy periods and painful urinating. The ultrasound showed that the cyst had grown and was 11cm x 7cm and was pressing on my bladder. I had a laparoscopy in November and the cyst was drained but they found that I had endometriosis. In February I had another laparascopy and helium plasma coagulation for the endo and an ovarian cystectomy as the cyst had filled up again. Since then my periods have been much better and the pain seemed better for a couple of weeks but since around March the pain gets worse everyday. I can’t sit upright as it feels like I am sitting on a knife. I have a constant pain in my lower abdomen which goes right through to my back and a pain that goes up my vagina like a horrible stabbing pain……
    I had a small amount of spotting halfway between periods in April and nothing else since until today. My last period finished about 2 weeks ago but I’ve been in agony all day with the usual pains aswell another pain in my tummy an inch or so above my bellybutton and it goes right across. When I went to the loo earlier for a pee I felt a wierd lump so I looked down and lump about the size of a 20p coin and bright red in colour came out with like a red stringy bit attatched to a really spot bloody lump. There hasn’t been anymore blood since but it really freaked me out. I am still in a lot of pain but it is not so unbearable yet that I need to call 999.

    I have asked for a cervical smear test from my GP but they won’t do it as I am under 25 years old. Most of my syptoms are like those of Cervical cancer so it worries me that they won’t do a smear. I have been going back to my GP every week with this pain but as yet have no answers or treatment……
    I am so incredibly stressed with this pain but nobody seems to have the answers. I go to my GP every week and all she does is a swap thing to test for infections but it always comes back clear. Could it be the cyst or the endo come back? I forgot to mention that I have PCOS but I was told there is no treatment for it just to maintain a healthy weight which I do. I can’t take anyhting stronger than paracetomol due to allergies so Ithere is nothing I can do about this pain. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thankyou in advance.

    The other thing I missed out was that intercourse is extremely painful almost all of the time, when it is not painful during intercourse it hurts like hell afterwards and I can barely walk for the pain. My partner is very gentle so I can’t understand why it hurts so much.
    I’ve been to the doctor and they just don’t take me seriously. I work in a call centre and I am off sick at the moment due to the pain. The pain is constantly there but when I sit it becomes unbearable. I have just been offered a job as a HCA subject to references and I don’t want the fact that I’ve been off work because siting is so painful to stop me from getting this job. I want to know what is causing the pain and then I want it treating but nobody is listening. I know this sounds awful but I am at my wits end and sometime feel like actually causing damage to my tummy just so they will listen. I would never actually do that but just the fact that I think about it must show how desperate I am.

    • ANSWER:
      go to pain dr dude it will help you good luck

  27. QUESTION:
    Has anyone suffered with constipation after laparoscopy?
    I had a laparscopy with helium coagulation for endometriosis and ovarian cystectomy on Tuesday. I had an in and out catheter that afternoon as I couldnt pee and then in the night had one put in until the next morning. (I had to stay in due to breathing problems). I managed to pee normally and was discharged but since then whenever I pee it hurts quite bad and burns and I am very constipated. I have not emptied my bowels since Tuesday morning so Im in quite alot of pain. The lower of the incisions on the bikini line hurts alot more than it did on a previous laparoscopy aswell. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thankyou in advance.
    I did wonder about that but I’m only taking one co-codomol every 6 hours. I can’t take anything else due to allergies.

    • ANSWER:
      The urethra may be irritated from the catheter but you may have developed a urinary tract infection to to the insertion or antibiotics. When you have a laparoscopy you are distended by air that is inserted to give the doctor a better view. This will cause excessive gas for a few days. Contact the doctor to get the correct stool softener or laxative. The doctor will probably want you to use a gentle product due to the surgery. Before doing anything call the doctor and advise of all your symptoms.

  28. QUESTION:
    I have a pain on the right side under my rib cage, this only occurs when I inhale. What should I do?
    I just had a ovarian cystectomy, which was benign about 3 weeks ago. Two weeks after the surgery, I developed a sharp pain on my right side under my rib cage, this only occurs when I inhale. I have no other symptoms. I can’t figure it out. I don’t know if it’s related to the surgery or it’s just coincidence.
    I went to the Doctor yesterday and she ordered a chest and abominal X-Ray and as of today, they both were normal.

    • ANSWER:
      the best advice i can give you is go to the doctor this might be serious!!! its better not to take chances like this after a surgery!! hope it helped

  29. QUESTION:
    M/C and D&C on Feb. 10th and no period?
    I know the quesitons been asked a lot, but just wondering if anyone else has had a similar experience. On Feb. 10th, At 11 weeks, I learned I had M/C. I had the D&C that day. Eight weeks after D&C I had an ovarian cystectomy. It is now going on 10 weeks since D&C and still no period. The doctor’s don’t seem too concerned, but the waiting and uncertainty is killing me. I just want to get back to normal so my husband and I can start TTC again. I will be 35 next month and don’t have forever to wait! LOL (sort of :P)

    • ANSWER:
      I want to say I am very sorry for your loss. I also went through the same thing last month. It over 6 weeks when I got my period. Sometimes it takes up to 12 to 14 weeks to get regular. Your body almost goes in shock with it and takes some women longer than others to get back to normal. I was getting concerned when I would start also. I started an opk to find out when I was ovulating to determine when I would start. Also have you been ttc since the MS? If so you are more fertile after wards not to get your hopes up but you might want to take a test just in case. We have tried for over 8 months and then had the MS. It was so hard to get past it. My heart goes out to you. Nobody should have to go through that. But, the doctor told me the longer I was upset and stressed the longer it would take to start my period and ovulating regular again. I hope that helps a little.

  30. QUESTION:
    Recurring ovarian cysts?
    Hi i had a cystectomy in Sept 2009 to remove an 8 cm cyst on my left cyst. I had a scan 20/11 only to find out the cyst had grown back. I am trying to get pregnant and have had 2 unsuccessful IVF’s.Please help! How do i control they cyst and get pregnant? Thanks Hombre

    • ANSWER:
      you made a mistake by going in for cystectomy…see you got to understand the fact that cyst is not the exact problem..i mean cyst was only the result and not the cause…you remove one you will develop another…this will repeat until you remove the cause for it’s occurrence…your body was indicating of some derangement in the form of cyst..that doesn’t mean that cyst was the main cause and removal of it is not the right solution….i suggest you opt for homoeopathy ..i personally have treated such cases with fairly good results and without any recurrence…good luck

  31. QUESTION:
    Conceiving after a cystectomy?
    Have been TTC for 2 and a half years so I finally plucked up the courage to see my GP about any problems that I might have. My other half was checked out and he was normal. I had a scan done and they noticed that i had a large ovarian cyst on my left ovary (my only remaining ovary). They said that this is most likely the reason why I have not had a baby yet….
    I had that cyst removed with open surgery in feb this year (they tried key hole but because of my previous surgery there were too many adhesions) and I was hoping that i will be able to get pregnant now. it has been driving me mad for months. has anyone had any experience with this area or have any advice. Me and my partner are DESPERATE for a child now and have been trying for over 2 years now. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      I know of someone that became pregnant within a few months of a ruptured ovarian cyst.

  32. QUESTION:
    is my pelvic pain from the cystectomy?
    Following the discovery of a large ovarian cyst in june 2010, i had it removed by laprascopy in july 2010. whilst in surgery they found that i had at least 12 smaller cysts on my left ovary and i was diagnosed with poly cystic ovaries, although was told not to worry about it too much
    i have now been without periods for 3 years and recently have been developing server pelvic pain, making any position uncomfortable and disturbing my sleep. this pain also runs down my thighs and into my abdomen, i am also urinating more often.
    i am 20 years old and due to go bk to the consultant soon i am just interested in what you guys think?
    do you think it might just be the ovaries or could the cyst be back?
    any help would be great
    thanks

    • ANSWER:
      you should ask the doctor in person not yahoo answers 9.9
      the simple reason is, it could be anything, it has to be physically examined, any other answer to this would be dishonest and actually mean.

  33. QUESTION:
    can i have a spinal block to remove my large ovarian cyst?
    im petrified of general anasthesia and i want to know if i can have it removed my a local. im awaiting a 2nd opioion this wed. as first doc reccommened a hysterectomy whiich i do not want. we would like more children. we have 3. im 42. i wish to keep my ovaries. im toldi have a very large benign cyst weighing 2 stone on a stem onmy right ovary, and a small one on the left. im scared stiff. id be ok if i can get the doc to agree to a cystectomy and have a local anasthtic. does anyone know if this is possible?

    • ANSWER:

  34. QUESTION:
    Navel piercings and surgery…?
    I had an umbilical hernia repair a few months ago and had an ovarian bilateral cystectomy not long ago. I was thinking about waiting until next year when my stomach is healed, but would it be crazy to get my navel pierced?

    • ANSWER:
      I think it would be crazy… sorry.. but I got mine pierced and it took about 16 months for it to heal completely.

  35. QUESTION:
    Treatment options for a 40 yr woman whose biopsy reports are suggestive of her having serous cystadeocarcinoma
    Treatment options for a 40 yr woman whose biopsy reports are suggestive of her having serous cystadeocarcinoma of ovary after cystectomy of right ovary? a 40 year old nulliparous(childless)woman (widow in first marriage lasting 5 to 6 years and married to a widower 6 months back) with no serious medical history in life underwent ovarian(right ovary) cystectomy 3 weeks back and diagnosed(as per biopsy report) of having ‘serous cystadeocarcinoma of ovary’; she is,however,desirous of bearing a son for the second husband who is having 2 daughters(of 10 and 4 years) and whose wife died of hydatid cysts in lungs a year ago. What are the treatment options for her now ?(18/10/2006)
    Reply to This Message
    Yet another biopsy report received on 19/10/2006 states,after gross examination of six slides and blocks of ovarian cyst(post-operation) and microscopic examination,that sections show ovarian tissue with tumour tissue,which is arranged in glandular pattern lined by multilayered anaplastic epithelial cells thrown into papillary fronds,in solid nests separated by fibrous stroma,in cords and discretely infiltrating into the stroma.The cells are round to oval to spindloid with round to oval to elongated nuclei showing moderate to severe degree of pleomorphism,prominent nucleoli’s and abundant eosinophilic cytoplasm.The stroma shows desmoplastic reaction with areas of necrosis and inflammatory cell infiltration.The impression: Picture is suggestive of two possiblities:-1.Malignant Brenner tumor 2.Poorly differentiated papillary serous cystadeocarcinoma of ovary. Advised clinical correlation

    • ANSWER:
      Wow harsh. The biopsy sounds malignant. Brenner Tumours are a type of Surface Epithelial Stromal tumour (usually of the ovary)

      Big picture:

      options are (1) Adopt or (2) try to have your own biological children

      (2) could be easy or hard depending on the nature of the remaining ovary.

      Is there any evidence to suggest the LEFT ovary is cancerous? You mention a biopsy but do not tell us if this is the pathology from the excision of the RIGHT ovary or if someone has taken a sample of the left and this is the biopsy result.

      Furthermore, the other missing bit of information is if the margins of the biopsy are clear of cancer. If they are not, this implies that there are cancerous cells still present in her pelvis.

      If there is no cancer in the left ovary and the margins are clear-
      she should try to have children the usual way.

      Some doctors would argue that she should have a full screen to make sure she has not gotten spread of her disease (CA-125 level, CT abdo/pelvis, urine dipstick)

      If there is cancer in the left ovary or the margins are not clear- there is little chance for her to have children the usual way. She might be able to seek the opinion of an assisted reproduction specialist but their assistance in these matters might not help.

      The only way I can see her having her own biological children in this last scenario is quite an arduous process:

      FIRST – harvest eggs and store them (with or without fertilisation)

      THEN deal with the tumour – incl perhaps removal of the remaining ovary. Perhaps her uterus might have to be removed as well. Chemotherapy may be needed.

      ONCE the dust has settled:

      If her uterus is spared, the ova/embryos can be implanted (they would have to be fertilised, of course)

      If her uterus is gone, she would have to seek a surrogate to carry the embryo.

      This is a long and arduous pathway with little guarantee to have a healthy son at the end of it. Given her age, there is the additional risk of chromosomal abnormalities.

      Which brings us back to adoption.

  36. QUESTION:
    Pain in my lower right back and abdomen? Please help?
    On Tuesday I started getting this horrible sharp but dull pain in my lower back on the right side and then it progressed to my abdomen.

    I thought it was an Ovarian Cyst (I had a cystectomy on Tuesday – but they only found 7 cm cyst on my left ovary and Endometrosis on my Uterus)

    I’m not sure what is causing this pain – I have a normal appetite, no fever, nausea, or anything else.
    What could this be? I hardly have any pain from my surgery..but my right side and back still hurt :/

    • ANSWER:
      It could still be associated to your surgery. I know the pain from my cystectomy radiated in the days following my surgery. I hope you feel better soon! If this doesn’t clear up soon, I suggest you follow up with your surgeon.

  37. QUESTION:
    laproscopy & ovarian cystectomy (ttc)?
    My DH & I have been ttc#2 for almost 2 years now. Just recently, I found out (through ultrasound) that I have a 4.3 cm cyst on my ovaries, which is more than likely endometriosis. My surgery to take care this is Tuesday. My doc said having this done will/should better my chances of getting pregnant. Have any of you had this done and got pregnant after? Those of you who had this done, how is the surgery, is it as bad as some make it?

    Notes:
    This is my very first surgery.
    My DH has been checked, everything okay.
    I have had multiple tests done, HSG, everything is fine.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes – it will increase your changes of conceiving. And the surgery is NOT bad at all. You might feel a bit sore for a few days. I had a ovarian cyst on my right ovary this summer, and they couldn’t see it on the ultrasound. I was afraid I didn’t have one, yet they cut me open anyway. As long as you’re unconscious it should be fine.


Ovarian Cyst Treatments At Home

RECENT RESEARCH IN CURE AND MANAGEMENT OF CYSTIC OVARIES IN COWS

by Prof GH.MOHYUDDIN.WANI

Reproductive efficiency in dairy herds increases by inseminating cows as early as possible, to limit post partum interval to 60 days .To achieve higher fertility at first post partum estrus has been reportd (Pursley et al 1997; Stevenson et al 1999).The norms of quality management have been reviewed in dairy cows (Wani,2009,2010) The cows with cystic ovaries gave better results with Ovsvnch (Bartolome et al 2000).

This protocol was improved with GnRH combination (Amer and Mahdi,2008). Cows with ovarian cysts continue to have follicular waves (Yoshioka et al 1996); therefore, the dominant follicle may or may not respond to GnRH treatment (Kesler et al 1981). In the GnRH+Ovsynch protocol was not better than Ovsynch alone (Amer and Mehdi,2008)The ovulation was 57.1% in ovarian follicles other than those ,that were present at the time of GnRH injection. Ovulation of a cystic ovarian follicle in response to GnRH treatment does not usually occur and has not been observed in other investigations (Garverick 1999; Fricke and Wiltbank 1999; Wiltbank et al 2002). However, luteinization of the cystic ovarian follicle following GnRH-treatment has been reported (Garverick 1999; Wiltbank et al 2002; Stevenson et al 2007).

Following GnRH treatment all cows with normal cycles that are treated with the ovsynch protocol responded favourably(Pursley et al 1995, Meyer et al 2007). The effectiveness of the ovsynch and timed artificial insemination protocol has been reported ( Fricke and Wiltbank (1999); Bartolome et al (2000), with pregnancy rates of 26.9% and 23.6% . The cows treated with ovsynch + CIDR and ovsynch alone , at set time A I gave 46.7% and 57.1% pregnancy rates respectively.

The persistence of cystic ovarian follicles for prolonged periods has been recorded (Garverick 1999; Noble et al 2000), and it is highly unlikely that these have any negative influence on a new follicular development or pregnancy establishment(Amer and Mehdi,2011). Cows with cystic ovarian follicles are known to have high plasma LH concentrations (Garverick 1999) and increased LH pulse frequency (Calder et al 1999). Increased LH concentrations favoUr the development and persistence of large ovarian follicles (Taft et al 1996), whereas treatment with exogenous progesterone induces atresia of persistent follicle (Manikkam and Rajamahendran 1997; McDowell et al 1998). The later approach has been used successfully to reduce LH pulse frequency and induce turnover of cystic ovarian follicles in cattle by placing intra vaginal P4-releasing devices for either 9- (Peter 1998; Bicalho et al 2007) or 14- (Todoroki et al 2001) day periods. The cystic ovarian follicles declined in size following insertion of CIDR( Calder et al 1999; Todoroki et al 2001). Associated with the insertion of a CIDR device and GnRH injection were an increase in progesterone and a concomitant decline in circulating estradiol concentrations. After 9 days of the CIDR removal, estradiol concentrations increased rapidly and in schedule-B all cows come into oestrus within 3 days, and 12/14 (85.7%) cows ovulated spontaneously

. The treatment of cystic ovarian follicles must focus on altering the endocrine milieu, such that it allows recruitment of a new follicle (by using GnRH) and induces the turnover of the cystic ovarian follicle (by using a progesterone device), preferably within an ovsynch-type protocol. The importance of ovsynch protocol in the treatment of cystic ovarian follicles is emphasized by the ability of GnRH given after CIDR withdrawal to induce ovulation of a newly recruited follicle in a follicular cystic cow that failed to ovulate spontaneously after CIDR withdrawal in a previous instance.

The observation that 100% of the cystic cows developed a new follicle after GnRH injection, and 46.7% (without CIDR) or 57.1% (with CIDR) of cows conceived, indicating that the cystic ovarian follicles without approach influence the establishment of pregnancy. Conclusions .NEW OVARIAN FOLLICLE CAN BE RECRUITED IN COWS CYSTIC OVARIES .The protocol consists of PGF2I on day 7), a The cystic cows administered GnRH (day 0), followed by PGF2I (day 7), +/- CIDR; resulted in the recruitment of a new healthy ovarian follicle. a

The majority of the cases developed new follicles either in response to a 2nd GnRH treatment or spontaneously following CIDR withdrawal are ovulated resulting in 46.7% (schedule-A) or 57.1% (schedule-B) pregnancy rates. a Thus, the incorporation of an intra vaginal progesterone-releasing device such as CIDR into ovsynch and timed artificial insemination program is recommended to increase the chances to treat the cases of cystic ovaries in dairy cows. 3 Cows with at least one large follicular structure and detectable CL with high progesterone (>1 ng/ml) and low estradiol concentrations were classified as having persistent cyst.

References

H A Amer and A B Mahdi,2008,

Hormonal profiles associated with treatment of cystic ovaries with GnRH and PGF2I with and without CIDR in dairy cows. Livestock Research for Rural Development 20 (4) 2008 Badinga L, Driancourt M A, Savio J D, Wolfenson D, Drost M, De La Sota R.L and Thatcher W W 1992 Endocrine and ovarian responses associated with the first wave dominant follicle in cattle. Biology of Reproduction 47: 871-883 http://www.biolreprod.org/cgi/reprint/47/5/871 Bartolome J A, Archbold L F, and Morresey P 2000 Comparison of synchronization of ovulation and induction of oestrus as therapeutic strategies for bovine ovarian cysts in the dairy cows. Theriogenology 53:815-825 Bicalho R C, Cheong S H, Warnick L D and Guard C L 2007 Evaluation of progesterone supplementation in a prostaglandin F2 (alpha)-based presynchronization protocol before timed insemination. Journal of Dairy Science 90:1193-1200 http://jds.fass.org/cgi/reprint/90/3/1193 Calder, M D, Salfen B E, Bao B, Youngquist R S and Garverick H H 1999

Administration of progesterone to cows with ovarian follicular cysts results in a reduction in mean LH and LH pulse frequency and initiates ovulatory follicular growth. Journal of Animal Science 77:3037-3042 http://jas.fass.org/cgi/reprint/77/11/3037 Fricke P M and Wiltbank M C 1999 Effect of milk production on the incidence of double ovulation in dairy cows. Theriogenology 52:1133-1143 Garverick H H 1999 Ovarian follicular dynamics and endocrine profiles in cows with ovarian follicular cysts. In: Howard J L and Smith R A, editors. Current Veterinary Therapy, Food Animal Practice. Philadelphia WB, Saunders 1999:577-580 Gumen A and Wiltbank M C 2002 An alteration in the hypothalamic action of estradiol due to lack of progesterone exposure can cause follicular cysts in cattle. 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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Treatment for Ovarian Cyst?? Please help?
    Last week I went into the emergency room at my local hospital with terrible pains on my right side. After a few tests I was told I had an Ovarian Cyst that had ruptured. I was on a drip for 4 days and was then allowed home. I felt extremely bloated but my doctors told me that in a few days my body will be able to fix itself up and I will be fine. I wasn’t perscribed anything.
    I am a 20 year old female. I am sexually active and have always found it slightly painful and uncomfortable to have sex.
    My stomach is still very bloated 8 days after the rupture. Sorry for the graphic details, but I have also had a thick white discharge and my vagina has been smelling a bit :/
    I went back to my local GP yesterday because I still have a stomache ache, which feels like very bad period pain. It has been hurting like this for 8 days, but until this afternoon I had not gotten my period. This afternoon however I have started ‘spotting’. It’s not like a proper period, just like bits of tissue etc.
    I got a referral to have another ultrasound today and my doctor called me with the results. I have another cyst in the same ovary, 20x18mm in size.
    Again, like the doctors at the hospital, my GP told me that my body will fix itself. She said it was “likely” that this cyst would go away and not rupture. In the meantime I have to wait and relax.
    I am not really satisfied with this answer, I feel I keep getting vague responses from doctors. Is this cyst at risk of rupturing? It’s grown pretty big for 8 days right?
    Are there any treatments that I can go on that will help me? Natural remidies?
    I would really appreciate your help and ideas.

    • ANSWER:
      go to an OBGYN.

  2. QUESTION:
    Advice on how to alleviate ovarian cyst?
    I am 27 years old and about 2 1/2 years ago I started having problems with ovarian cyst.I have no insurance but the pain has sent me to the emergency room several times. At one time they told me the cyst was 9 cm in size…I don’t know if that’s a big concern. The treatment is always the same, Here’s an injection for pain and then a several thousand dollar bill arrives in the mail shortly thereafter. Does anyone who has experienced the pain and frustration of ovarian cyst have some tips they can share? Like, what methods have worked to treat your case? Does anyone know of more natural at home remedies? Please! I’m desperate for relief!

    • ANSWER:
      Birth Control pills help some people and a heating pad helps

  3. QUESTION:
    anyone have/had a labial cyst?
    I have an ovarian (water-filled) cyst that has been slowly decreasing in size. I recently noticed a small pea-sized labial cyst and I am wondering if there are any home treatments. I don’t feel discomfort, it’s just annoying to have it there. I also should mention I haven’t had a period for about 3 months due to the birth control I am taking(POPs), I’m wondering if I stop taking them and have a period, let my hormones get back to normal, if that would help at all. Elaborate on your experiences :)

    serious answers only please.

    • ANSWER:
      Some birth control pills have hormones in them that will help shrink the ovarian cyst so I wouldnt advise you to stop taking them without consulting your OB/GYN first. The labial cyst may go away on its own, sometimes if they become painful, they may have to be drained. I would keep an eye on it and hands off of it, if it becomes painful or gets bigger see your doctor.

  4. QUESTION:
    13 with 2 large ovarian cysts, extremely painful?
    I’m a 13 year old girl, and I discovered last month I had a six-inch cyst on my left ovary. Four days ago, I started having pain so extreme, I was in convulsions, vomited multiple times, and had to be rushed to the emergency room. They took a CT and an ultrasound, and determined I have 2 cysts, one on each ovary, of the same size. I have been at home, taking powerful pain meds, and I recently stopped yesterday. I had some pain, but it wasnt extreme. Today, I was fine till about four, and then I started having pain, and I vomited again. I could use some treatment options where I don’t have to inject myself with morphine every 8 hours, and go to school, or stay home, and act positively high. Also, I need some more info on what to expect from these. The doctor isn’t considering surgery, and if I do, they said that both ovaries would have to be removed, and I do not want that!
    I have had my period since I was 11, and it’s fairly regular, if it helps.

    • ANSWER:
      Besides losing your ovaries in surgery, I do not know the risks that you face by keeping the cysts. I do know that a friend of mine had a cyst rupture on her ovary causing her major pain and massive blood loss. She was in the hospital for a week in Serious Condition.
      Before you make any surgical decisions, you need to see 2 more doctors if possible. Losing your ovaries at such a young age is very serious. You need to get a second and third opinion before you move forward. Chances are, losing your ovaries is NOT your ONLY choice.
      You need to educate yourself. Do “Yahoo” or “Google” searches on “Ovarian Cysts” and arm yourself with as much information as possible. Start to create a list of questions for your doctor(s).
      Be prepared to stand up for yourself and your body too. Doctors will make a lot of assumptions without being completely thorough. They may assume that you are exempt from certain conditions based on your age, so they won’t test for them. Fight really hard to get the tests. Also, they may not appreciate such a young person asking so many medical questions. Don’t be intimidated. If you are scared, find an adult that you trust that will stand up for you at your appointments. Even though they are doctors, no one is a better expert about your body than you, and no one will fight as hard for your health as you. Once a doctor treats you, they are done, but you have to live with your body for the rest of your life.

      Here is some info from http://www.4women.gov/ (I found this by doing a Yahoo Search – it took less than 2 minutes):

      How are cysts treated?
      Watchful waiting. The patient waits and gets re-examined in one to three months to see if the cyst has changed in size. This is a common treatment option for women who are in their childbearing years, have no symptoms, and have a fluid-filled cyst. It also might be an option for postmenopausal women.

      Surgery. If the cyst doesn’t go away after several menstrual periods, has gotten larger, looks unusual on the ultrasound, causes pain, or you’re postmenopausal, the doctor may want to remove it. There are two main surgical procedures:

      Laparoscopy –
      If the cyst is small and looks benign on the ultrasound, your doctor may perform a laparoscopy. This procedure is done under general anesthesia. A very small incision is made above or below the navel, and a small instrument that acts like a telescope is inserted into the abdomen. If the cyst is small and looks benign, it can be removed.

      Laparotomy —
      If the cyst is large and looks suspicious, the doctor may perform a procedure called a laparotomy. This procedure involves making bigger incisions in the stomach to remove the cyst. While you are under general anesthesia, the doctor is able to have the cyst tested to find out if the tissue is cancerous. If it is cancerous, the doctor may need to remove the ovary and other tissues that may be affected, like the uterus or lymph nodes.

      Birth control pills -
      If you frequently develop cysts, your doctor may prescribe birth control pills to prevent you from ovulating. This will lower the chances of forming new cysts.

  5. QUESTION:
    Miscarriage vs. ovarian cysts?
    Can anyone give me some details about diagnosing miscarriages vs. ovarian cysts? Earlier this year, I was diagnosed with both a miscarriage and an ovarian cyst by my OB-GYN. Now, I am experiencing some similar symptoms, but not other symptoms that I had at that time. I have picked up a home pregnancy test, which is the indicator I used before seeing my OB-GYN previously. However, upon reading the detailed instructions, I noticed that ovarian cysts are among the factors that can cause a false result on these tests. Last time I saw my physician, I had to go through many costly tests to ensure it was not an ectopic pregnancy, because the symptoms were so scattered. It ended up costing around 0 just for diagnosis, and I did not receive any treatment at all. I really can’t afford to go through that again (actually, I’ve just finished paying for the last even though it was close to the beginning of the year). Has anyone encountered this situation who can help me with home diagnosis, so that I can watch the condition and go to the doctor only if necessary?

    • ANSWER:
      One way they can tell if a miscarriage is going on is by doing a blood test to check for the pregnancy hormone called HCG. Another way is by ultrasound.

      With cysts, they can do an ultrasound and in some cases even do a CT Scan to see what is going on.

      I am including the link to a site that might help you find even more information. The link is at: http://forums.obgyn.net/womens-health

  6. QUESTION:
    Possibly Ovarian Cancer, where do we go from here?
    So if this is a little long winded but please take the time to read.

    My wife was rushed into A & E four weeks ago with unbearable stomach pains. She was sent to the surgical assessment unit and told that she had appendicitis, she was booked if for an emergency operation for later that night. They also booked her in for a scan to see if it had ruptured. However the scan showed that she had numerous Ovarian Cysts and Diverticulitis, so the surgery was cancelled. This came as a complete shock as she had a total hysterectomy 26 years ago and her ovaries were supposedly removed at the same time as her mother and grandmother both died of ovarian cancer. She was moved to the surgical ward where treatment for the diverticulitis was started. At the same time further tests were carried out on the Cysts. After 9 days on the surgical ward she was transferred to the gynaecology ward. We were told that she has 3 cysts on one ovary and 2 on the other. The largest is a thick walled cyst measuring 6.5 x 5.5 cm’s. One doctor told us that anything over 3.5 Cm’s is regarded as being cancer and further tests were needed. So she was sent for a CT scan and a trans-vaginal scan. CA125 blood tests were also done. As the blood count came back low, one doctor told us it is not cancer, the next said it is highly unlikely to be cancer and the third said that no test is 100% so it may be cancer. We were told that she would need further scans done in two weeks and in the mean time that she could go home. So she was discharged and is at home on Oramorph and Tramadol for the pain. Within 3 days of being at home she received an appointment to see a gynaecological oncologist but in 12 weeks time and no mention of a scan. So we phone the hospital and was told that the scan had been made and cancelled and that the appointment would be looked into and that they would phone us back. We never heard anything. Now 3 weeks later we have phoned again only to be told that the appointment to she the gynaecological oncologist has been cancelled as has the scan and that she has been switched to a different consultant.

    So as it stands today she has no follow up appointments and is in constant pain rendering her housebound. Spent 2 weeks in hospital only to be discharge in exactly the same state that she was admitted and still not knowing if she has cancer or not. We have no idea where to turn to next. Our GP has written to the hospital and is still waiting for a reply.

    Can anyone suggest where we should go from here?
    Sara, thank you so much for your input. I have just spoken to the consultants secretary and explained the situation and low and behold we have an appointment for 2.40pm tomorrow.
    Sara, thank you so much for your input. I have just spoken to the consultants secretary and explained the situation and low and behold we have an appointment for 2.40pm tomorrow.

    • ANSWER:
      This is’nt good enough. Phone up the hospital and ask to speak to the secretary of the new consultant that you have been given. These secretarys control the doctor’s diary and have the power to re-arrange appointments to fit in urgent cases. Politely explain to the secretary the position your wife is in and try and get an appointment arranged whilst you are on the phone to him / her. It can also be worth asking if you can be put down to be phoned in the event of another patient cancelling their appointment.

      Best of luck to your wife.

  7. QUESTION:
    Right shoulder pain? What could it be?
    Greetings,
    A week from today, I went to the hospital after days of intense pain and swelling in my lower stomach and fevers. While there, I received blood tests, an ultrasound and an internal exam. This revealed that I had a burst ovarian cyst that released blood into my stomach. In order to do the ultrasound, the doctor told me I had to have a full bladder and therefore, hooked me up to an IV to recieve fluids. I was then discharged with the official diagnosis of “ovarian cyst” and given no painkillers or any other treatment. When I arrived at home, I was still in a lot of pain and had fevers and headaches also. I also started to experience a dull, severe pain in my right shoulder. This pain reminded me of a pain I used to experience for seconds at a time, years ago when I would run for miles and drink tons of water, however MUCH WORSE. About two days later the pain in my stomach started to go away, however it is now a week later and I still have constant headaches and an intense pain in my right shoulder. It hurts TREMENDOUSLY whenever I laugh or caugh. It also hurts much worse when I lay on my right side or on my back. What could this be ? Any information on this would be greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      I think you have to try natural painkillers. I think these tablets will help you to get over your pains. I recommend you to try. I think you wont regret. Good luck

  8. QUESTION:
    What can I do about my deteriorating relationship?
    I have been seeing a girl I am really in love with for about a year and 2 months. I’ve known her for many years, but only more recently became good friends and then intimate with her. The first 6 months or so were brilliant, it was one of the most open, understanding, intense and exciting things I’ve ever experienced with anyone. The time that has followed has been increasingly depressing and challenging for me, and I’m starting to think there’s no real benefit to either of us. It doesn’t help that this has been a long distance thing (bath/london), and that money has gotten tighter for both of us over time. I don’t want to split up with her, ideally I want to know how to deal with our problems better, how to be a better boyfriend for her, and how to try and get us back on track. I don’t want to give up or abandon her. I could really use any advice from anyone who feels the following situation sounds familiar:

    She was raped when she was younger and has also suffered with eating disorders and leukaemia. She’s never felt 100% healthy since I’ve been with her, she is still in a state of recovery and attends various therapies. In the first 6 months we were together, she was very affectionate towards me, and very open and communicative. I don’t feel like there was anything that we could not have said or shared with one another. But after the Summer last year, things deteriorated. She got an ovarian cyst that couldn’t be removed because her clotting was so poor, and her libido seemed to completely drop off. She had to start hormonal treatments because of that too. The EMDR treatment she is undergoing has made her more anxious and jumpy than she was in the first 6 months, and made her more averse to physical contact and affection. She now seems less interested in us visiting one another as a result. I’ll admit that I took that quite badly at first — I convinced myself that she may have been using all her medical problems as a cover to tone down relations with me while at the same time lacking the confidence and courage to just break it off with me. I got into a major argument with her about it around November time, and I think it did more harm than good. At times I’ve been in a place where I’ve been tempted to hit up old flames just for some semblance of affection, or even just a bit of interest. I would never cheat on her, but for the first time in my life, I have a greater understanding of why good people go bad.

    I thought long and hard about it all and came to the conclusion that she still speaks to me more or less every day over the phone, and that she wouldn’t bother doing that if she didn’t care… I also came to the conclusion that she’s got much bigger worries at the moment than my ego, and that she can’t fake lovey-dovey feelings she’s not really feeling. She’s not well. I spoke to her about it all and laid everything out on the line, saying exactly how I feel and that I want to be a calming, supportive force for good in her life. I think that went down well, but things still aren’t quite right. I just wish communication was as good as it used to be.

    She’ll call me in work or at home whenever she wants to talk, but sometimes if I call her or text her, I know for a fact she’s ignoring me. She is glued to her phone, she couldn’t live without it and she knows I know that… I know she doesn’t mean me any harm, I know she isn’t ignoring me maliciously. But I guess its still just kinda insulting and hurtful when she does, given that I am always there on the end of a phone for her. I would feel much more content if she just said she didn’t feel like talking, or texted to that effect. I feel kind of trapped now in this deteriorating cycle, where we’re both sticking with the relationship for some reason, but neither of us are getting anything out of it any more. When its good, its still great, but when its not, it’s horrible. I hate it, it eats me up and keeps me awake.

    When I do genuinely feel that she’s treating me unfairly – I don’t feel like I can complain about it any more, because I don’t want to start another argument like in November, or seem totally unreasonable in light of her physical and mental problems. I feel like I have no leverage or power in the relationship at the moment, she has it all – because she is in a place where if I dumped her, she wouldn’t fight it, and she’d probably become even more self-loathing. And if I push too hard or question her behaviour the wrong way, that’s whats going to happen then too. In a way, I am in a new position of limited options and vulnerability that I wasn’t in before, 6 months ago. The relationship has gone from being amazing/wonderful, to being confusing, upsetting and emotionally abusive.

    I do love her, and I feel like if I could just get through this patch, we could be amazing together. I can’

    • ANSWER:
      i read over your question a few times dwelling over it, you seem to be a great guy you seem to be in love.. maybe its not for nothing you hang on but that its the fact you love her.. maybe you need to try to make a move be closer with her live together i think if you were together more and if she does have these love feelings for you that it could be amazing/wonderful.. maybe its distance that is a big factor to your problem. do you know exactly how she feels for you? is it the same as you feel? dont do like so many and take love for granted it doesnt come along so often many people live in just an (exsistinng) cycle.. as i tell everyone on here love is not just something you say its something you(do)… but it also needs to come from her it cANT BE ONE SIDED THATS NOT FAIR TOyou.. i hope you follow your heart and that your story ends in happiness. good luck and ill pray for her too with her illness .

  9. QUESTION:
    Pregnancy test question?
    First off, let me start by saying I know I’m young and should have used protection. So, please don’t give me grief about that. Also, please don’t leave any mean comments or suggestions. I know I’m not talking to a doctor so, don’t automatically think I am substituting advice given for a doctors advice, because that is not the case. I just want to see if there are similar situations.

    I guess the most important thing to know is that my last period started Feb 5, 2011 and today’s date is March 22, 2011. Obviously, I’m late.

    SYMPTOMS: (1st week late)
    fatigue during the day which kept me up through the night.
    Increased hunger
    Frequent urination (going like, 5 or 6 times a day instead of 3 or 4 times).
    Mild constipation and gas (no burping).
    Lower back pain
    Breast fullness, not tenderness
    Headaches and dizziness
    Waking up nauseated
    Mild cramping in lower stomach and near my pubic bone.
    Waking up hot (as if I just got done running, but no elevated temperature)
    Missed Period

    SYMPTOMS (2wk 3days late or 45 days since last period)
    Cramping (same place)
    Some Constipation and Gas
    Lower Back Pain
    Mood Swings
    Frequent Urination
    Breast Fullness (still no tenderness)
    Fatigue
    Increased Hunger
    Frequent Burping
    Gained 3-4 Pounds (same exercise plan)
    Heart Burn
    Missed Period

    I know these can also be symptoms of your period coming but I stay pretty true to the whole 28 day cycle.

    TESTING:
    I took 3 home pregnancy tests. I took my first and second on the 9th of March (4 days after missed period), my third on the 12 of March. The first home test I took had a faint positive while the other two were negative. At a free clinic I took 4 pregnancy tests (one on the 10th and the other on the 16th) because two came back inconclusive (no result on both days) while the other two had faint positives (so faint you could hardly see the lines-both on the 10th). I went to my physician on the 17th of March and did a pregnancy test as well. This test came out negative. Then, today, I did another home pregnancy test (2Weeks 3days late) and that test had a very faint positive. I’m worried because I have heard of some women who have had negative results until their 4th week of pregnancy (I do not want to drink, smoke, take any prescription drugs, or do anything that could harm my baby). I have not had a blood test done but will more than likely schedule one once I am 3 weeks late.

    HISTORY:
    Also, I am not under any stress (it’s more of an excitement feeling, wanting to have a baby but feeling sad/depressed over inconclusive and negative results) so, I know that wouldn’t be the cause if this is just a late period. I don’t have a thyroid problem either. I DO have a history of ovarian cysts. I was on Yaz for treatment and they later dissolved. I stopped taking the pill sometime in August (a few months after they were gone). I made an appointment for this Friday to make sure that the cysts have not returned, because I read that they can delay your Period.

    Can I make an appointment [without a doctors script] for an ultrasound to check for an etopic pregnancy?

    Has anyone else experienced pregnancy symptoms and got negative results on a pregnancy test, but got a positive blood test? What symptoms did you experience throughout your pregnancy? If you got a “-” did your period come? How did you get your period to come (drugs from a doctor, less stress, etc.) ?

    • ANSWER:

  10. QUESTION:
    teen parents, did you get treated differently…?
    at the doctors or hospitals?

    when i had my son at 17 at my doctors office i was treated normally because i had the same doctor since i was 5. he was only a little more jumpy when it came to health issues becuase it was relavent to my age. and its a good thing to because i had preeclampsia but my blood pressure wasn’t what most doctors would consider high.

    with ultra sound i was first told to stop whinning when she was pushing really hard because she assumed it was because i needed to pee. when really i was in pain because it turned out i had an ovarian cyst! when i was 30 weeks and had to have one i was snapped at because she thought i was lying about knowing it was a boy and trying to trick her into telling me.

    with the hospitals i got good treatment at the small town one though i did feel a little judged by the way some nurses looked at me but it was at the one in the city were i delivered i felt i was treated unfairly. they didn’t hide the fact that my age is what set me apart. when i went there i wanted to be induced rather then a c-section (the only options) but they convinced me to opt for the c-section because it would be long with induction i might have to get a section anyway ect ect. i had a feeling it wasn’t the only reason though.. after i gave birth i was asked (not even joking) 7 times if i wanted to talk to a social worker about support because i was young. i said i had enough support at home and i was fine they didn’t stop asking until i told them ” i do not need to talk to one and please stop asking!” then when i was transfered back to the hospital in my own town i was asked by a nurse 5 times if i was sure i wanted to breast feed because i was only 17 and it would take a lot of time! they had not bothered to work with me at the bigger hospital on breast feeding just kept shoving bottles in his mouth after trying for only 5 minuets to get him latched (he had low blood sugar so he had to have something to eat) i worked hard and got him to learn to latch and im proud of that!

    did any other young parents have a hard time from doctors and nurses?

    • ANSWER:
      I am 19 and am 38 weeks pregnant with my 3rd baby. My first 2 pregnancies I didnt really feel I was treated different. With this one however there was one occasion where I wanted to knock the nurse out lol. I went into the emergency room when I was around three months along and the nurse I had was just straight up rude. She asked if I had any other kids and I told her 2 and she said oh do they have the same father, really snotty. I said yea all my kids have the same dad and she said Oh really like she was shocked. Then she rudely made a comment something like werent you on birth control? I answered her very snotty and told her Yes I was. Then she said oh so you werent planning on another baby so if anything does happen to this pregnancy it is more less of a blessing. This is when I got extremely snotty and said no we werent but there is a baby now and nothing is going to change that, you obviously believe in murdering innocent babies, which I dont…you have no right to be working in a hospital and interacting with people. After that I got a new nurse. Thank God nothing was wrong with my baby, but imagine if someone was miscarrying and that nurse said those things to them. Unfortunatly I was too pissed off to think to look at her name to report her…It really sucks when teen mothers are looked down upon…especially the ones who are doing their job and taking care of their children…I may be young but I KNOW that I am a better mom than a lot of older people.

  11. QUESTION:
    Questions regarding leukemia– is it possible she could be lying?
    I ask because someone in my family has a history of lying about having certain health conditions
    *first it was some ovarian cysts that caused her to be sterile (she has had 3 kids now)*
    *then she told everyone that she had AIDS– which turned out to be untrue*
    *Then she told everyone that it was HPV– which also turned out to be untrue*
    *Then she told everyone she had some brain tumor– which I have no idea if its true I just know that everyone doubted her*
    *Now its leukemia.
    I really want to believe her so badly, I have a hard time believing that someone could or would make up something like this.
    I have only known her for 5 years (she is my stepdaughters mother), so all these conditions before leukemia I have not known her for— so I have no first hand experience in these things.

    The only thing that she told me that was questionable was that she was unable to breastfeed her daughter because she was too young when she had her (16 years old) and this made her milk come in sour.
    I didnt say anything- but that was one of the strangest things I have ever heard.

    Now she has leukemia– and I believe her but my husband is telling me that he is not holding his breath.

    I had called a leukemia/lymphoma resource center in search of councelling resources for my 10 year old stepdaughter– and when the lady was asking me questions about the details– the lady on the other end seemed very confused–

    It shocked her that she had more than one step cell transplants (she had at least 3 that I know of)– the kind that they have to find matches for.
    She seemed surprised that she was living at home while she is a stage 4 under all this.–
    She wanted to understand why she is going al the way up to Boston for her stem cell treatments ( We live in Texas)
    One thing to mention about the Boston thing is that her boyfriend just happens to live up there– she is married– but my stepdaughter told me that when she took her up there this past winter break that they stayed with her boyfriend, and sadly her mother is getting a divorce.

    After this interaction with this lady— I am starting to question it myself—- and I feel terrible for it.

    She is going camping this weekend after she just got back from another trip to boston for a transplant— and my husband thinks its strange that she feels well enough to go camping.

    Is this strange– or is my husband and his family biased?– I would hate to not believe her– and end up being wrong.

    Was the lady on the phone out of line to express such skeptisim and disbelief on the information help line?

    I have no negative feelings to this woman— and I would in a heartbeat give my marrow to her if I could (I offered already– but she said she already had doners). I dont know what to think about what everyone is telling me..
    does something seem fishy about reciving more than one stem cell transplant? Does something seem fishy about being stage 4 with this acute leukemia and going camping right after a transplant? does it seem strange that she is living at home?

    I am not trying to upset anyone– I would really honestly want to believe her– I just curious if this seems strange to you as I know nothing about cancer

    • ANSWER:
      The thing that stands out most for me is that this is being labeled as an acute leukemia at stage 4. Acute leukemias are not staged like solid tumors or chronic leukemias. They are assigned risk level, based on a number of factors, and AML is labeled M0, M4, etc., but those numbers do not represent stages. They further classify the type of AML. So if she’s saying that she has an acute leukemia and it’s stage 4, I’d be very doubtful of her.

      Another thing that stands out is being allowed to go camping right after a stem cell transplant. That would not be allowed. After a stem cell transplant, the patient is incredibly immunocompromised, and camping is NOT a safe activity.

      It’s also unusual that she had 3 stem cell transplants like that. I’ve known people to have two mini stem cell transplants when treated a different kind of cancer, but the only time I’ve known people to have multiple SCT/BMT for leukemia is when relapse has occurred. It is quite possible to relapse multiple times and have multiple transplants, but it’s NOT a quick process at all.

      I would ask her specifically what kind of leukemia she has- not just acute or chronic, but is it ALL, AML, CML, CLL, and then which kind specifically under those categories.

      It is important to keep in mind that a lot gets lost in translation in the medical world, so it’s possible that things have been misconstrued. But I do understand questioning her, and I’d be, as well.

  12. QUESTION:
    Is it possible I had a very early on miscarriage?
    After my period was a week late, I took a test Tuesday night. The test had a beyond a shadow of a doubt plus sign. Wednesday morning, I woke up to horrifying abdominal pain and a bed full of blood. Too much blood that if I were actually pregnant, nothing could have been done at that point anyways. Being as I am, I didn’t go to the ER, and figured since nothing can be done, I should just wait it out at home. I waited until Friday when the pain was just too unbearable to take anymore. I went to my regular doctor, who then sent me to the ER immediately. They ran every test possible (blood, urine, internal exam, external and internal ultrasound, cat scan), and could find absolutely nothing wrong. They said I was definitely not pregnant, and found no evidence of a ruptured ovarian cyst (which I have had before which caused similar pain). After spending 12 hours in the ER, still in immense pain (I Refused painkillers, because I don’t really believe in them) and no more tests the doctor could run, I just signed the refusal of treatment paperwork and left.

    The hospital couldn’t find any evidence of what went wrong. Today, the bleeding has subsided, and the pain has lessened. I have never experienced anything like that in my whole life. I have read that once a woman miscarried, especially very early in pregnancy, that within a few days, all evidence of the pregnancy is gone (the hormones, the tissues ect…). Is it possible I miscarried very early and by the time I went to the hospital, all the signs I was ever pregnant were gone already? I’m just trying to wrap my head around what happened. My husband is very concerned that the doctors couldn’t find anything, and something like that may happen again. Any ideas?
    P.S. I did tell the doctors about the positive pregnancy test/late period, but they simply couldn’t find any signs of me ever being pregnant.
    I have Crohns disease, which for now is in remission. I have taken painkillers before, and they only seem to anger my digestive problems. In the wake of all the blood and pain, I figured it was better to take the pain, rather than aggravate the Crohns and have to deal with 24/7 pain and horrifying symptoms for the next few months. What I more correctly should have said is: I don’t take pain killers because they only cause me further, long term pain.

    • ANSWER:
      Yeah it was most likely a miscarriage and the good news is it completely expelled itself on its own. Sometimes pieces are left behind and you need surgery or risk infection. About 50% of conception ends in miscarriage but only 30% of conceptions are diagnosed pregnancies that end in miscarriage. 20% of conceptions end in miscarriage and the mother never knows she was pregnant. It just looks like a late extra heavy, extra crampy period. The intense pain usually subsides after the actual fetal tissue and placental tissue pass. I am sorry for your loss. If you are trying to have a baby wait at least one normal menstrual period before you try again. Odds are your next period will be perfectly healthy.

  13. QUESTION:
    Vaginal Discharge and Bumps around vaginal area?
    I have a high risk strand of HPV and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and I don’t know if there is any relation between what I am experiencing now.
    I have a very think discharge coming out that is very consistant with snot from my nose, it looks just like I have a sinus infection, this leads me to believe that I have some sort of infection. However I was treated for a yeast infection about two months ago and this has been present ever since. Also about the same time I found out I had HPV and I noticed I had some clear bumps on my inner/upper thighs and around my vaginal area. They almost look like zits or cysts. They don’t look like warts, but I have no clue what they are. I try to pop them and they bleed very hard.
    I have seen that thick mucus like discharge is normal, but normally for only a few days, I have had this for almost two months, and I don’t know if this is normal.
    Should I go back to the doctor, or should I just get an at home infection treatment?

    • ANSWER:
      I was told I had HPV as well when I was 18 – then 6 mos later went back and nothing – and I had the same symptoms. I started taking acidopholis and they went away. I also stayed away from breads and such because of the sugar and yeast friendliness.

      You should go to your doctor, since it has been going on so long I think. But also try the other. Maybe it will help you as well.

  14. QUESTION:
    Why can’t I get anyone to just *listen* to me (Please read, I need serious help)?
    Okay so, I’m going to give a little background info. here. It might be long but bear with me. I’ll try to be brief (dunno how successful I’ll be with it).

    So two years ago I was diagnosed with Poly-Cystic Ovarian Syndrome, but they found no cyst, it was just that my testosterone level was much higher than it should have been, which somehow caused me to have several-month-long period cycles (which resulted in severe anemia and at the time my hemoglobin level dropped to 3.5) and then miss my period for 2-6 months. Also, I was diagnosed Von Willebrand’s disease which makes it difficult for my body to clot and stop bleeding (both for the menstrual cycle and for cuts and such). Anyway, after a bunch of bleeding episodes and stuff, here we are, two years after the diagnosis, I’d missed my period for about 4-5 months and they had to force it to start with oral contraceptives and progesterone pills. The birth control was supposed to stop the periods but it didn’t. I’m still bleeding and my hemoglobin lowered to 10.5 even though the doc prescribed a higher strength birth control, but that’s not even the big problem.
    I’m already ninety pounds overweight, and used to be an emotional eater but for the past few months I’ve been trying to lose weight. I’m naturally active and am used to walking for hours at a time without breaking a sweat, and I take theatre classes on weekends and I dance for exercise every day for one to two hours, nonstop. Before, I could handle this kind of exercise with no problem, but now I feel like I can’t even walk up steps without being short-winded. That’s incredibly strange, even for me. Before I could walk from one end of the Atlantic City, NJ boardwalk to the other end and back and THEN walk all the way through the shop area and back to the Amtrak train station in the middle of a hot July afternoon and now I can’t even walk a few blocks from the train station to the hospital.
    When I used to be an emotional eater, I was never really that hungry, but I just ate when I was upset. I’m used to eating healthy foods, and I’m a vegetarian, but my portion control is way off. Still, I don’t get as hungry as you would think. But as of last week, I keep feeling as if I haven’t eaten for days. Lately I’ve been trying to substitute extra meals for water or fruit, but it only makes me feel sick and cramp up a lot (especially since the water retention from the period already makes me bloated). The only thing that makes me feel full and not sick (for the short run) are bread substances and pretty much any grain (though I only eat flatbread, crackers, and hot or cold cereal).
    I told my mom that something weird was going on. I had to go to the hospital on Monday because I woke up with blood running down my legs. They sent me home with the stronger pills after learning that my hemoglobin was only 10.5. When I take the pills, I start to bleed more and I feel incredibly sick. Everyone is convinced that my fatigue, hunger, and nausea is because I’m fat, and yes, that would be the normal case, but this isn’t normal for me! I feel completely out of it! I’m sleeping all the time, too. Today, for the first time, I actually slept until noon. NOON. I’m used to getting up at 6am every day to help get my sister ready for school! Why can’t anyone just listen to what I’m saying rather than basing their treatment on what what would be the “normal” situation? How can I get everyone to just shut up and listen instead of them trying to make me accept something that just IS NOT TRUE?

    -sigh- I’m sorry, I failed at making this brief, but really, I’m just a little frightened and very frustrated. No one will take me seriously because I’m fat and they don’t believe that a fat person could be an active one. What am I to do?
    Good point, I have been getting my blood sugar and insulin levels checked every month or so and so far those levels have been normal.
    And the real thing is, I’ve gone through this before. Before I was first diagnosed, I had the symptoms of an anemic person. My family blamed it on my weight, and refused to get me treated, even when I kept getting dizzy spells and eating ice like a madman. Finally, when I collapsed on the train platform they thought to get me checked out and finally we found out about the PCOS. What shocks me now (but didn’t shock me then) was that the doctor said if I had been just a few hours late to the ER, I would have been dead–After being severely anemic for about a month and bleeding for six months.
    It always has to resort to something serious before anyone believes me!

    • ANSWER:
      I am sorry honey :( I can kinda feel what you are going through. My little sister was Diagnosed with PCOS last year, and the doctors also put her on hormonal contraceptives to help control her testosterone levels. They also put her on glucophage, because sometimes PCOS can cause issues with your blood sugar, which often causes fatigue and general malaise. If your doctors have not checked your blood sugar levels recently, I would recommend that you have them check it. THis can also help you decrease your weight naturally. My sister has lost about 50 pounds since starting her therapy. I almost wish I could get some of those pills lol.

      And yes darling, I am sure that you already know that PCOS is a contributing factor in women being overwieght, so don’t beat yourself up over it. Its good that no cysts were found. Just like with my sister, the syndrome was found early enough to where, maybe, no too much damage was caused to your ovaries, and children in the future is a real possibility.

      I am over wieght myself. a lot of it is due to genes. But I too am active. i am a single mother of a very eactive 6 year old boy, I work 40+ hours a week at a physically demanding job…and I am generally just an active person. I too know how some people can be condescending towards larger people. Just tell them to suck it. They don’t know what you are going through.

      Hope everything turns out ok for you. My prayers are with you. I know its not easy.

      Mother

  15. QUESTION:
    Why can’t I get anyone to just *listen* to me (please read, I need serious help)?
    Okay so, I’m going to give a little background info. here. It might be long but bear with me. I’ll try to be brief (dunno how successful I’ll be with it).

    So two years ago I was diagnosed with Poly-Cystic Ovarian Syndrome, but they found no cyst, it was just that my testosterone level was much higher than it should have been, which somehow caused me to have several-month-long period cycles (which resulted in severe anemia and at the time my hemoglobin level dropped to 3.5) and then miss my period for 2-6 months. Also, I was diagnosed Von Willebrand’s disease which makes it difficult for my body to clot and stop bleeding (both for the menstrual cycle and for cuts and such). Anyway, after a bunch of bleeding episodes and stuff, here we are, two years after the diagnosis, I’d missed my period for about 4-5 months and they had to force it to start with oral contraceptives and progesterone pills. The birth control was supposed to stop the periods but it didn’t. I’m still bleeding and my hemoglobin lowered to 10.5 even though the doc prescribed a higher strength birth control, but that’s not even the big problem.
    I’m already ninety pounds overweight, and used to be an emotional eater but for the past few months I’ve been trying to lose weight. I’m naturally active and am used to walking for hours at a time without breaking a sweat, and I take theatre classes on weekends and I dance for exercise every day for one to two hours, nonstop. Before, I could handle this kind of exercise with no problem, but now I feel like I can’t even walk up steps without being short-winded. That’s incredibly strange, even for me. Before I could walk from one end of the Atlantic City, NJ boardwalk to the other end and back and THEN walk all the way through the shop area and back to the Amtrak train station in the middle of a hot July afternoon and now I can’t even walk a few blocks from the train station to the hospital.
    When I used to be an emotional eater, I was never really that hungry, but I just ate when I was upset. I’m used to eating healthy foods, and I’m a vegetarian, but my portion control is way off. Still, I don’t get as hungry as you would think. But as of last week, I keep feeling as if I haven’t eaten for days. Lately I’ve been trying to substitute extra meals for water or fruit, but it only makes me feel sick and cramp up a lot (especially since the water retention from the period already makes me bloated). The only thing that makes me feel full and not sick (for the short run) are bread substances and pretty much any grain (though I only eat flatbread, crackers, and hot or cold cereal).
    I told my mom that something weird was going on. I had to go to the hospital on Monday because I woke up with blood running down my legs. They sent me home with the stronger pills after learning that my hemoglobin was only 10.5. When I take the pills, I start to bleed more and I feel incredibly sick. Everyone is convinced that my fatigue, hunger, and nausea is because I’m fat, and yes, that would be the normal case, but this isn’t normal for me! I feel completely out of it! I’m sleeping all the time, too. Today, for the first time, I actually slept until noon. NOON. I’m used to getting up at 6am every day to help get my sister ready for school! Why can’t anyone just listen to what I’m saying rather than basing their treatment on what what would be the “normal” situation? How can I get everyone to just shut up and listen instead of them trying to make me accept something that just IS NOT TRUE?

    -sigh- I’m sorry, I failed at making this brief, but really, I’m just a little frightened and very frustrated. No one will take me seriously because I’m fat and they don’t believe that a fat person could be an active one. What am I to do?

    • ANSWER:
      My suggestion would be to get to a doctor. You may have to get a second, third or even fourth opinion. I have also in the past felt and known that something was not right for me. Meaning that something that was going on with my body was not what I normally felt. And I had to seek medical advice from several doctor’s before I found one who actually listened to what I had to say. I would also suggest that you keep a log of symptoms, medications, etc. and take this with you for each and every appointment. I have found that when you take the time to compile a history like this, the medical professionals are more likely to take you seriously. I sincerelyy hope that you are able to find a medical professional who will listen to you and take your symptoms seriously. Best wishes for a successful outcome.

  16. QUESTION:
    Why can’t I get anyone to just *listen* to me (Please read, I need serious help)?
    Okay so, I’m going to give a little background info. here. It might be long but bear with me. I’ll try to be brief (dunno how successful I’ll be with it).

    So two years ago I was diagnosed with Poly-Cystic Ovarian Syndrome, but they found no cyst, it was just that my testosterone level was much higher than it should have been, which somehow caused me to have several-month-long period cycles (which resulted in severe anemia and at the time my hemoglobin level dropped to 3.5) and then miss my period for 2-6 months. Also, I was diagnosed Von Willebrand’s disease which makes it difficult for my body to clot and stop bleeding (both for the menstrual cycle and for cuts and such). Anyway, after a bunch of bleeding episodes and stuff, here we are, two years after the diagnosis, I’d missed my period for about 4-5 months and they had to force it to start with oral contraceptives and progesterone pills. The birth control was supposed to stop the periods but it didn’t. I’m still bleeding and my hemoglobin lowered to 10.5 even though the doc prescribed a higher strength birth control, but that’s not even the big problem.
    I’m already ninety pounds overweight, and used to be an emotional eater but for the past few months I’ve been trying to lose weight. I’m naturally active and am used to walking for hours at a time without breaking a sweat, and I take theatre classes on weekends and I dance for exercise every day for one to two hours, nonstop. Before, I could handle this kind of exercise with no problem, but now I feel like I can’t even walk up steps without being short-winded. That’s incredibly strange, even for me. Before I could walk from one end of the Atlantic City, NJ boardwalk to the other end and back and THEN walk all the way through the shop area and back to the Amtrak train station in the middle of a hot July afternoon and now I can’t even walk a few blocks from the train station to the hospital.
    When I used to be an emotional eater, I was never really that hungry, but I just ate when I was upset. I’m used to eating healthy foods, and I’m a vegetarian, but my portion control is way off. Still, I don’t get as hungry as you would think. But as of last week, I keep feeling as if I haven’t eaten for days. Lately I’ve been trying to substitute extra meals for water or fruit, but it only makes me feel sick and cramp up a lot (especially since the water retention from the period already makes me bloated). The only thing that makes me feel full and not sick (for the short run) are bread substances and pretty much any grain (though I only eat flatbread, crackers, and hot or cold cereal).
    I told my mom that something weird was going on. I had to go to the hospital on Monday because I woke up with blood running down my legs. They sent me home with the stronger pills after learning that my hemoglobin was only 10.5. When I take the pills, I start to bleed more and I feel incredibly sick. Everyone is convinced that my fatigue, hunger, and nausea is because I’m fat, and yes, that would be the normal case, but this isn’t normal for me! I feel completely out of it! I’m sleeping all the time, too. Today, for the first time, I actually slept until noon. NOON. I’m used to getting up at 6am every day to help get my sister ready for school! Why can’t anyone just listen to what I’m saying rather than basing their treatment on what what would be the “normal” situation? How can I get everyone to just shut up and listen instead of them trying to make me accept something that just IS NOT TRUE?

    -sigh- I’m sorry, I failed at making this brief, but really, I’m just a little frightened and very frustrated. No one will take me seriously because I’m fat and they don’t believe that a fat person could be an active one. What am I to do?
    And the real thing is, I’ve gone through this before. Before I was first diagnosed, I had the symptoms of an anemic person. My family blamed it on my weight, and refused to get me treated, even when I kept getting dizzy spells and eating ice like a madman. Finally, when I collapsed on the train platform they thought to get me checked out and finally we found out about the PCOS. What shocks me now (but didn’t shock me then) was that the doctor said if I had been just a few hours late to the ER, I would have been dead–After being severely anemic for about a month and bleeding for six months.
    It always has to resort to something serious before anyone believes me!

    • ANSWER:
      Oh honey, I wish there was some simple solution. It’s incredibly difficult when people, especially family will not listen to you. Every since I was a little girl I’ve had horrible stomach aches. I’d go home at least 3 days a week. It wasn’t until 6th grade my mom finally took me to a doctor. Turns out I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease which, if left untreated can be fatal. I am almost 21 years old now and it has been a difficult journey thus far, but ever since I finally got my parents to listen and do something, it has been bearable. Maybe if you sit your parents down and just explain to them how active you used to be and how it never effected you negatively despite being overweight. Your mother has had to realize that you’re sleeping in much later, especially since you said you got up at 6am to help with your sister. I believe you try to explain just how seriously worried you are about your health, they will have to listen. Maybe write it down if you have to. Do anything you can to make them listen. Hell, e-mail them a link to this question. They will get the message.

      PS-

      That same thing happened to me. I had gotten a new doctor who tested me and took me off my medication because it was too harsh. So for two years, unbeknownst to me, my health was spiraling downhill. One night I had a fever and threw up a few times. My mom, having absolutely no idea what I’d gone through the night before, came in to check on me in the morning and I couldn’t even speak. I was so weak I could barely lift my head. I went to the ER and they said I was so severely anemic, a few more hours I could have died. I don’t know why sometimes it really does take the most extreme situations for people to just listen.


Ovarian Cyst Treatment Options

Before one or two weeks of the menses, a corpus luteun cystic gland wil 00004000 l be formed on one of the ovaries from which the egg would have released.Primarily progesterone is produced from this hormonally efficient gland. The gland will make the ovary to grow big and also heavy for sometime till the cystic area goes out when the menses commence.

The other important change in the pelvic prior to one or two weeks of the menses is that the swelling of veins of the pelvis under the pressure of progesterone.They will also turn like varicose veins of the pelvis and occasionally it gives a burning pain, that will remain completely and mostly till the last week of the menstrual cycle.

When the pain remains only for three days and does not commence before 14 days of the menstrual timeand starts only 7-10 days earlier, the best assumption for the pain is enlargement of the ovary situated on the right side. The pain on the alternate sides can be expected if there is due for the corpus luteumgland since the ovulation generally alters 1 month from one ovary and from the other the next month.However, there are many cases where the ovulation happens very recurrently from one ovary even though there is no illness found on the other ovary. Pain will happen for the woman when the ovary pulls on the adhesions during its enlargement to the nearby tissues or when the expansion of the ovarian capsule occurs. When the X-ray or ultra soundtest istaken, adhesions will not be visible. But when the ultrasound for the pelvic is taken during the days of pain, then the small cystic spot on the right ovary where the pain is can be seen.
During the menstrual days, the level of hormone goes down and lining of the uterine skin sloughs. This gives the tissue of bloody menstrual termed as menses till the time of tissue lying in the body. When there is any block for the egress, the resultant will be the pain. Variouskindsof conditions will block the menstrual door and thus will result in the painful menstrual period.

The cervical gap will not be big enough for the quantity of menstrual tissue in the given time limit and hence the pressure on the uterine goes up in developing cramps till such time the tissue slowly comes out.

The tissue of endometriosis would have entrenched in the cavity of the abdomen and during the finish of the month, when the tissue is sloughed it may not find the route to proceed and thus stays and creates irritation in the pelvic lining and gives pain.

Hereditaryanomalies in the reproductive tract may also be the reason for the blockage of the menses outflow.

At the mid cycle, prior or after 2 week of the menses, the important physiologic occasion is the ovulation. Many of the women are not conscious about ovulation and some of them will have it regularly.

Natural Remedies for Curing Ovarian Related Disorders
There is a scientifically proven way to reverse and eliminate all ovarian cysts and PCOs within twp months naturally It is unbelievably easy, step-by-step actions you could already be taking to say goodbye to ovarian cysts and PCOs forever. The cysts can be eliminated completely within a few weeks all without ever using risky drugs or resorting to surgery. By opting for natural treatment, the ovarian cysts can be shrunk rapidly, you can let vanish the unbearable pain within a few short days, it is not necessary to go through the frightening surgery that was so easy for their doctors to recommend and the ultimate benefit will be that no one who followed the home remedy ever experience a single cyst again. You can learn more about the natural and home remedy for completely getting rid of ovarian cysts and the other ovarian related disorders by visiting the guide on natural cure for ovarian disorders here.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    what are the treatment options for ovarian cysts?
    my doctor has suggested i have an ovarian cyst which has been causing me pain and causing other symptoms such as : painful period, dizziness, drowsiness and pain also going down my leg and slight constipation.
    i was wondering what sort of cysts this could be (if it is one at all) and what the treatment options would be for any of these cysts??

    • ANSWER:
      Surely your Doctor can answer this question. I wouldn’t want people telling me that are not qualified to answer. Good luck with your problem hope it turns out in a positive way.

  2. QUESTION:
    Treatment options for large ovarian cyst?
    I’ve been having pain in my rt side for about 6 mos & my periods have been coming every 16 days. I finally went to see the midwife who delivered my last child for an annual exam. She felt the outside of my abdomen and said she could feel a mass. She did the internal exam & said there was def a mass, about the size of a grapefruit. I went the next day for an ultrasound and it showed a very large ovarian cyst, my midwife will probaby not get the results until Monday or Wednesday, and waiting to find out what I may need is driving me crazy.

    I have been suffering from these since I was 19. I had a small one explode when I was 18 and another small one explode when I was 21, I was then placed on birth control.I stayed on it till I was 28 With a cyst this size, are there any medications that will reduce it’s size to make surgery unnecessary? With me having had 2 smaller cysts explode already, does that make this larger one likely to explode? Are there an alternative treatments?

    • ANSWER:
      For a cyst that is that large, they will probably decide that it will require surgery, especially with your past history with cysts that explode. Besides hormonal treatment and surgery, there really are no other option.

  3. QUESTION:
    I am 20 weeks pregnant and have a large ovarian cyst,what are the treatment options?

    • ANSWER:
      I dont think you have any until you have delivered. which maybe early depending on the size of the cyst.If they deliver bt caesar section they could remove the cyst at the same time.

  4. QUESTION:
    What are the treatment options for stage 2 ovarian cancer patients with pre-existing diabetes?
    I am quite skeptical about a friend ‘s (supposedly a stage 2 ovarian cancer/diabetes patient) opting not to undergo chemo and/or hysterectomy. Her ovarian cancer was diagnosed more than a year ago and since, her doctors had just removed an ovarian cyst. She was advised chemotherapy with insulin (?) but she refused, upon learning the possible complications/reactions accompanying the treatment. Right now, aside from her diabetes medications, she actually gets NO TREATMENT for the cancer at all, but is up and about, and is even working.

    I just couldnt believe that someone (supposedly) with such condition would refuse chemo and/or hysterectomy. Sometimes I wonder if she really has such condition at all. Her diabetes complications have worsened, having survived two strokes and being in comatose in a span of 2 months in 2005. I kinda believe that part of her story … but the cancer thing, it sounds incredible to me.

    Pls enlighten me on this … Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Well you have reason to be skeptical, as the information you are relaying doesn’t make sense. Having diabetes would not affect her treatment and it isn’t even a factor. There are people who refuse treatment and they have every right to do so, it is their life, but if she were diagnosed over a year ago with no treatment at all she would be showing visible signs of decline and abdominal distention by now. You should also know most people who refuse treatment initially will usually seek treatment at some point if only palliative.

      Surgery is always required in ovarian cancers, as it is very import to remove the tumor intact or at least as much of it as possible. Unlike most cancers where the biggest concern is that it will metastasize to other organs, this is not the case with ovarian cancer. This kind of cancer seeds, or forms little implants, over the abdominal organs until they are incased causing death from intestinal obstruction and/or lack of nourishment. This is a horrible way to die and pales in comparison to the possible complications she claims to be avoiding. I find it absolutely inconceivable that ANY doctor would remove a cyst and leave a cancerous tumor behind. It just does not happen.

      I don’t know how people can lie about such a thing, but they do. They can carry on with the charade far past the point of there being any possible shred of truth and even the inconsistencies in their stories does not deter them. There is a woman who has been asking endless questions in this section about an imaginary ovarian for some time now, but when she lies herself into a corner she just starts a new account in another name and starts her B.S. all over again. Your friend doesn’t have that luxury. Good luck.

  5. QUESTION:
    How do you deal with your ovarian cyst?
    Obviously you only need respond if you have/have had an ovarian cyst. How do you deal with the pain and discomfort? Did you seek a second opinion for treatment options? How long did your symptoms last? How long before you got your period again? Any other helpful tips are appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      I’ve never had extremely large ovarian cysts, but I can feel them about every 1-2 weeks before my period, and the pain is awful. It’s like a sharp, stabbing pain (esp. in my left side) and then it just throbs, it almost never goes away. As for treatment, I try to walk and exercise (sounds dumb, but it helps me), and I use a heating pad and take Midol. My cycle has been really screwed up lately b/c I just got off of Yaz, so I’m waiting to see when it’ll show up again. I didn’t get a second opinion, b/c the doctor I have is one of the best in my area.

  6. QUESTION:
    How is a uterine/ovarian cyst/fibroid diagnosed?
    Hi guys! I was just wondering, how does a Dr check for a uterine/ovarian cyst/fibroid? Does he/she perform an ultrasound on you, similar to the one done on pregnant women?
    Afterwards, what treatment options are available? Can a woman have sex/children afterwards?
    Thank you so much for your help!!

    • ANSWER:
      If they’re big enough, the doc can feel it during an exam. Then the doc will order an ultrasound and can see it on the ultrasound. For ovarian cysts, the doc will usually do an internal ultrasound–the ultrasound wand is put in your vagina. It’s easier to see small things that way. But for something large, then the doc will do an external ultrasound (on your belly) like they do for pregnant women.

      For ovarian cysts, there are 3 things possible to do:
      1) nothing–wait and see if it goes away on its own
      2) birth control pills–see if they make it go away
      3) surgery to remove the cyst

      Sometimes cysts interfere with pregnancy, sometimes not. Depends on the type of cyst. Sometimes when removing the cyst, the ovary must be removed too. But you can be fertile with just one ovary.

      For uterine fibroids, there are several possibilities. They will never go away on their own.
      1) uterine artery embolization (UAE)–a relatively new procedure to non-surgically shrink the fibroid so it goes away, via blocking the artery supplying it with blood.
      2) surgery to remove the fibroid only–called myomectomy
      3) hysterectomy
      With UAE, you can remain fertile. With hysterectomy, you won’t be fertile anymore. And having a fibroid can interfere with carrying pregnancy.

  7. QUESTION:
    Is there any treatment for ovarian cysts?
    I have ovarian cysts and they hurt pretty bad. I get as little as one per cycle and as many as 8 per cycle. Most of the time they burst. I get this distinct sharp pain and I know a cyst has burst. There was only one time when the cyst actually grew to the size of a walnut. The doctors did absolutely nothing about it, and that one burst. That hurt so bad I cried and was in the fedle position. And earlier today I could feel pain from one. And my cycle is short, varies 19-22 days, period lasts about 4-5 days, but is extremely painful.

    I’m 16. Are there any treatment options?

    • ANSWER:
      Most small ovarian cysts as you described will go away on their own and unfortunately most MD’s prefer not to treat them. Larger cysts can be removed surgically however, they prefer not to do surgery. Being on the Pill may prevent the cysts from forming as basically the cysts is an egg in it’s release phase. Since the pill is meant to prevent ovulation and no egg is released the cyst doesn’t form. There’s not guarantee that this will prevent them from forming. You should communicate with your GYN and request treatment options.

  8. QUESTION:
    I have a large ovarian cyst on my right side I NEED SOME ADVISE?
    Basically I only found out about this mid October of 08. They discovered it by a simple ultra sound. It’s quite large. I’ve been booked in for surgery on the 14 Jan but am worried that I haven’t been given any other treatment options before surgery. Has anyone out there decided not to have surgery, but choose another treatment option to see if it will shrink?

    • ANSWER:
      I don’t know of any other options besides surgery. If the cyst ruptures it is VERY painful. You don’t want that to happen.

  9. QUESTION:
    12.3 cm ovarian cyst?
    My ultrasound revealed a 12.3 cm ovarian cyst. Is this considered to be a large cyst? Should I be concerned? What are the treatment options for a cyst of this size? I am scheduled to visit with my doctor in a week, however I have questions now. Thank you for any help you can provide.

    • ANSWER:

  10. QUESTION:
    Frustrations w/ovarian cyst, what are my options?
    I a 2cm cyst on my right ovary (prob bigger now that its been a few weeks) and since I am way past when I would normally ovulate I suspect another one on my left ovary.

    My treatment plan so far is my doctor has another ultra sound set up for either during my period (which is suppose to begin in a few days) or after it is over. This is in hopes that it will resolve it self. I was told period sometimes or usually make the cyst go away. However I already had one period and it has not gone away.

    I have been off work because of the discomfort and on and off pain. She has given my vicodin but I don’t want to become dependent on them and have to take them every time I get these. But lets face it ibuprofen works for cramps but not this. I have had one baby and this pain when its at its worse is comparable to labor.

    If it has not gone away and another is on the left ovary what can I as the patient do other then wait in pain? And can anyone share there experience if similar at all? Right now it still feels like the cyst is there and hurts every other day the same. I thought if it was rupturing it would be all over pain in the pelvic area and abdominal area from the fluid leaking out. I have had one cyst before this and it was similar but ruptured right away. This is dragging on and disrupting my life. I appreciate this another cross us woman have to bear.

    • ANSWER:
      i get cysts everywhere and they screw me over so bad…… the worse are the ovaries…. i had to get mine removed cuz i just couldnt do anything anymore… they said my period would help… but it was just painful and i cried for a week straight.

      get them removed if they are causing you that much discomfort. its not worth it… you will feel like a new person after.

  11. QUESTION:
    ovarian cysts treatment?
    I am 29 years old and suffer from severe ovarian cysts. They are very painful. I was put on birth control, but that caused blood clotting that started in my legs and then went to my lungs. I have been told that I can never do hormonal therapy again. My doctor has told me that I will have to have my ovaries removed. I was wondering if anyone else has had this problem, and what other options are out there? Any suggestions!!

    • ANSWER:
      Did they also put you on a diabetic medication? If so it is probably Polycystic Ovarian syndrome. My wife had it and as a result she was infertile for over 10 years. With in a year of starting Atkins (diet) she was pregnant and no more ovarian cysts. Also she takes/took Vitex/chaste tree berry. It is a herbal Progestrone suppliment suggested for ovarian cysts.

      Feel free to email me if you want or need more info.

  12. QUESTION:
    Treatment options for a 40 yr woman whose biopsy reports are suggestive of her having serous cystadeocarcinoma
    Treatment options for a 40 yr woman whose biopsy reports are suggestive of her having serous cystadeocarcinoma of ovary after cystectomy of right ovary? a 40 year old nulliparous(childless)woman (widow in first marriage lasting 5 to 6 years and married to a widower 6 months back) with no serious medical history in life underwent ovarian(right ovary) cystectomy 3 weeks back and diagnosed(as per biopsy report) of having ‘serous cystadeocarcinoma of ovary’; she is,however,desirous of bearing a son for the second husband who is having 2 daughters(of 10 and 4 years) and whose wife died of hydatid cysts in lungs a year ago. What are the treatment options for her now ?(18/10/2006)
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    Yet another biopsy report received on 19/10/2006 states,after gross examination of six slides and blocks of ovarian cyst(post-operation) and microscopic examination,that sections show ovarian tissue with tumour tissue,which is arranged in glandular pattern lined by multilayered anaplastic epithelial cells thrown into papillary fronds,in solid nests separated by fibrous stroma,in cords and discretely infiltrating into the stroma.The cells are round to oval to spindloid with round to oval to elongated nuclei showing moderate to severe degree of pleomorphism,prominent nucleoli’s and abundant eosinophilic cytoplasm.The stroma shows desmoplastic reaction with areas of necrosis and inflammatory cell infiltration.The impression: Picture is suggestive of two possiblities:-1.Malignant Brenner tumor 2.Poorly differentiated papillary serous cystadeocarcinoma of ovary. Advised clinical correlation

    • ANSWER:
      Wow harsh. The biopsy sounds malignant. Brenner Tumours are a type of Surface Epithelial Stromal tumour (usually of the ovary)

      Big picture:

      options are (1) Adopt or (2) try to have your own biological children

      (2) could be easy or hard depending on the nature of the remaining ovary.

      Is there any evidence to suggest the LEFT ovary is cancerous? You mention a biopsy but do not tell us if this is the pathology from the excision of the RIGHT ovary or if someone has taken a sample of the left and this is the biopsy result.

      Furthermore, the other missing bit of information is if the margins of the biopsy are clear of cancer. If they are not, this implies that there are cancerous cells still present in her pelvis.

      If there is no cancer in the left ovary and the margins are clear-
      she should try to have children the usual way.

      Some doctors would argue that she should have a full screen to make sure she has not gotten spread of her disease (CA-125 level, CT abdo/pelvis, urine dipstick)

      If there is cancer in the left ovary or the margins are not clear- there is little chance for her to have children the usual way. She might be able to seek the opinion of an assisted reproduction specialist but their assistance in these matters might not help.

      The only way I can see her having her own biological children in this last scenario is quite an arduous process:

      FIRST – harvest eggs and store them (with or without fertilisation)

      THEN deal with the tumour – incl perhaps removal of the remaining ovary. Perhaps her uterus might have to be removed as well. Chemotherapy may be needed.

      ONCE the dust has settled:

      If her uterus is spared, the ova/embryos can be implanted (they would have to be fertilised, of course)

      If her uterus is gone, she would have to seek a surrogate to carry the embryo.

      This is a long and arduous pathway with little guarantee to have a healthy son at the end of it. Given her age, there is the additional risk of chromosomal abnormalities.

      Which brings us back to adoption.

  13. QUESTION:
    I have an ovarian cyst – can I be pregnant too?
    I’ve always had an irregular cycle and the suspected diagnosis of PCOS since I was about 16. This week I had an ultrasound and subsequent internal scan which showed an 8cm ovarian cyst. Could this be a pregnancy gone wrong? What are the options/treatments available to me and will the current symptoms/treatment affect my chances of getting pregnant in the future? I was also told that I should have around 12 fimbrae at each ovary, but I appear to have around 8 at each – does this mean I’ve been this way all of my life?

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  14. QUESTION:
    Typical treatments for ovarian cysts?
    Links to websites you know of with more in depth infromation about severity, seriousness, and treatment options are fine too. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      i have had them for ever pretty much forever, ever since i have had a period. i was put on a normal once a month cycle birth control, then switched to seasonal for only 4 periods a year. they suck! but you can totally live with them. you can get surgery on them but they could always come back. i just get a heating pad take 4 Advil’s and lay down. im not sure if this is for real or just in my head but i really feel like caffeine made it worse. the worst thing that ever happened to me because of ovarian cyst is them rupturing it hurts like hell.
      but best of luck! i recommend getting on seasonal so you don’t have to deal with them every month!

  15. QUESTION:
    ovarian cyst on my left ovary?
    I have been having pain in my left side for about a week, went to the doctor for an ultrasound today… my late period and the pain has been explained I have a 4cm cyst on my ovary. Im in pain a lot my back hurts, its hard to pee or you know, it hurts. Im just wondering how my doctor is going to treat it, we havent talked yet…but im scared of it bursting, last time i had one burst i was down on the ground….like 5 years ago, im only 21. my ovaries have been clear since i got pregnant 22 months ago…..then all of a sudden….here comes a cyst./.. ive never had a cyst this big im scared to know what my treatment options would be….im not on birthcontrol now, due to the fact that my best option was an iud and my body rejected it. anyone with similar experence id appreciate some advice, like what is going to help this pain….thanks
    I havent gotten a period in since July 28th…so I dont even know when im gonna get that….i shouldve gotten it already…..im just in pain….i know they are excruciating when they break..last time when they broke i was in the shower and i just dropped to the floor….
    i just which i know how to force it to rupture, sad i know. but i have terrible gas and its hurting to go to thebathroom…

    • ANSWER:
      I am 22 years old and have had ovarian cysts since I was 15. The biggest I had was 6cm. My dr never did anything to treat my cysts. He put me on pain killers (hydocodine) and birth control and I had to wait for them to rupture and pass the tissue out of my system on my own. Usually drs will just wait for them to rupture unless they are causing serious medical problems, then they might do a surgery to remove the cysts from your ovaries.

  16. QUESTION:
    if clomid can cause or worsen ovarian cysts what are my other options?
    I have been diagnosed with ovarian cysts, but we are trying to conceive. What other options are there without going into heavy fertility treatments? I don’t have the money for those. I am going to see an obgyn but I can’t get in until August, I am trying to research my options so I know a little before hand when I do go in to see the dr.

    • ANSWER:
      Firstly, Ovarian cyst and Poly cystic ovaries are two different things. Clomid has warnings advising not to use it if you have ovarian cyst. Clomid is used to help poly cystic ovaries. There are alternative fertility drugs for women who can not tolerate clomid ask your doctor about this. There is also surgery you can have to remove Cyst of the ovaries depending on the circumstances.

  17. QUESTION:
    Treatment options for endometriosis?
    I had surgery the 1st of the month to diagnose why I was having pelvic pain. Come to find out I have endometriosis, also a blocked fallopian tubes(they were filled with fluid and about to rupture) , adhesions and I had some large ovarian cysts that were biopsied. Me and the Hubby have been TTC for 2 years now, with no luck. The Dr believes now since he did the surgery I may be able to get pregnant.

    However. Iam hurting incredibly bad. I was under the impression that after the surgery I wouldnt cramp. I went to the Dr this AM. He stated that he believes Im hurting is because of my endometriosis. I was like wth, didnt I just pay ,000 on a surgery to remove all endo. Ugh I was so aggravated

    Now my option is, be in pain even more, try for a baby and pray that it happens, OR I can go on some kind of shot that will put me into menopause for 6 months, he also said that I will also be given medicine to stop with hot flashes and all that nastiness.

    I talked this over with the Hubby and he says its my decision. He doesnt want to see me hurting, But we do want a baby. Im 22 years old. What if the shots make me to where I will never be able to have a baby.

    I just dont know what to do. Can anyone give me any Ideas? I feel so lost

    • ANSWER:
      Hey woman,

      I’ve been there too…

      I always had really heavy, clotty periods, but I thought everyone did, so I didn’t think anything about it. I started always spotting and bleeding after sex and being in tons of pain during sex. I went to the doc and they said I had to have those symptoms for 6 months before the insurance would agree to test me for anything.

      I had gotten pregnant with my son while I was on Depot bc shot, which never made sense to me. I got pregnant with a baby we lost while I was on BC pills. Sadly we lost that baby at 20 weeks.

      I had my lap done in June of 07 and was told I had Stage 2 Endo. Suddenly it made sense to me as to why I got pregnant while being on BC. BC controls the estrogen levels in your body and sense endometriosis grows with estrogen, by tapping down the estrogen, it taps down the Endo.

      I opted to go for the Lupron shots (throws your body into eary menopause). Those are pretty intense. My periods stopped by the second shot so I didn’t have the pain and heavy blood loss like before, but it was replaced by mood swings, night sweats, hot flashes, you name it. I was crying one minute, then screaming at my husband the next. It was not pretty.

      The shots themselves didn’t hurt or make me sick, per say, when I got them. They are very expensive if you don’t have insurance though. Mine were with insurance, but I was told without they are 0/shot.

      I did all 6 months of them and had my last one in Jan of 08. It took until April for my period to come back. The first one wasn’t as bad, but very soon they started being bad again and I started having some small spotting with sex again.

      I learned about Basel Body Temperature Charting (BBT charting) through an awesome book called “Taking Charge of Your Fertility”. I also used ovulation predictor kits (OPKs) to better time our sex

      I don’t know if it was the Lupron, of the BBT, or the OPKs or what, but within 4 months of my period coming back, I got pregnant. I am now 11 weeks along.

      Endo can be scary and painful and there’s no ‘”cure” for it. But there are treatment options, and they worked for me. Please feel fee to email me off my profile if you have any other questions.

      Much dust…

  18. QUESTION:
    Treatment Options for Endometriosis?
    I had surgery the 1st of the month to diagnose why I was having pelvic pain. Come to find out I have endometriosis, also a blocked fallopian tubes(they were filled with fluid and about to rupture) , adhesions and I had some large ovarian cysts that were biopsied. Me and the Hubby have been TTC for 2 years now, with no luck. The Dr believes now since he did the surgery I may be able to get pregnant.

    However. Iam hurting incredibly bad. I was under the impression that after the surgery I wouldnt cramp. I went to the Dr this AM. He stated that he believes Im hurting is because of my endometriosis. I was like wth, didnt I just pay ,000 on a surgery to remove all endo. Ugh I was so aggravated

    Now my option is, be in pain even more, try for a baby and pray that it happens, OR I can go on some kind of shot that will put me into menopause for 6 months, he also said that I will also be given medicine to stop with hot flashes and all that nastiness.

    I talked this over with the Hubby and he says its my decision. He doesnt want to see me hurting, But we do want a baby. Im 22 years old. What if the shots make me to where I will never be able to have a baby.

    I just dont know what to do. Can anyone give me any Ideas? I feel so lost

    • ANSWER:
      They can’t just remove your endometriosis, I had it too, you can only get rid of it, through medications, or by having a baby, I had endo. for 3 painful years, yes it was the worst pain I have ever felt, and I decided I wanted to get pregnant and I did, I felt the endo. pain until about my 5th month, as my term went on the pain faded and faded until it totally went away, keep trying to get pregnant if you want to getting pregnant is the best cure for endo. I had my baby over a year ago, and cannot feel any of the pain anymore! Good luck to you!

  19. QUESTION:
    13 with 2 large ovarian cysts, extremely painful?
    I’m a 13 year old girl, and I discovered last month I had a six-inch cyst on my left ovary. Four days ago, I started having pain so extreme, I was in convulsions, vomited multiple times, and had to be rushed to the emergency room. They took a CT and an ultrasound, and determined I have 2 cysts, one on each ovary, of the same size. I have been at home, taking powerful pain meds, and I recently stopped yesterday. I had some pain, but it wasnt extreme. Today, I was fine till about four, and then I started having pain, and I vomited again. I could use some treatment options where I don’t have to inject myself with morphine every 8 hours, and go to school, or stay home, and act positively high. Also, I need some more info on what to expect from these. The doctor isn’t considering surgery, and if I do, they said that both ovaries would have to be removed, and I do not want that!
    I have had my period since I was 11, and it’s fairly regular, if it helps.

    • ANSWER:
      Besides losing your ovaries in surgery, I do not know the risks that you face by keeping the cysts. I do know that a friend of mine had a cyst rupture on her ovary causing her major pain and massive blood loss. She was in the hospital for a week in Serious Condition.
      Before you make any surgical decisions, you need to see 2 more doctors if possible. Losing your ovaries at such a young age is very serious. You need to get a second and third opinion before you move forward. Chances are, losing your ovaries is NOT your ONLY choice.
      You need to educate yourself. Do “Yahoo” or “Google” searches on “Ovarian Cysts” and arm yourself with as much information as possible. Start to create a list of questions for your doctor(s).
      Be prepared to stand up for yourself and your body too. Doctors will make a lot of assumptions without being completely thorough. They may assume that you are exempt from certain conditions based on your age, so they won’t test for them. Fight really hard to get the tests. Also, they may not appreciate such a young person asking so many medical questions. Don’t be intimidated. If you are scared, find an adult that you trust that will stand up for you at your appointments. Even though they are doctors, no one is a better expert about your body than you, and no one will fight as hard for your health as you. Once a doctor treats you, they are done, but you have to live with your body for the rest of your life.

      Here is some info from http://www.4women.gov/ (I found this by doing a Yahoo Search – it took less than 2 minutes):

      How are cysts treated?
      Watchful waiting. The patient waits and gets re-examined in one to three months to see if the cyst has changed in size. This is a common treatment option for women who are in their childbearing years, have no symptoms, and have a fluid-filled cyst. It also might be an option for postmenopausal women.

      Surgery. If the cyst doesn’t go away after several menstrual periods, has gotten larger, looks unusual on the ultrasound, causes pain, or you’re postmenopausal, the doctor may want to remove it. There are two main surgical procedures:

      Laparoscopy –
      If the cyst is small and looks benign on the ultrasound, your doctor may perform a laparoscopy. This procedure is done under general anesthesia. A very small incision is made above or below the navel, and a small instrument that acts like a telescope is inserted into the abdomen. If the cyst is small and looks benign, it can be removed.

      Laparotomy —
      If the cyst is large and looks suspicious, the doctor may perform a procedure called a laparotomy. This procedure involves making bigger incisions in the stomach to remove the cyst. While you are under general anesthesia, the doctor is able to have the cyst tested to find out if the tissue is cancerous. If it is cancerous, the doctor may need to remove the ovary and other tissues that may be affected, like the uterus or lymph nodes.

      Birth control pills -
      If you frequently develop cysts, your doctor may prescribe birth control pills to prevent you from ovulating. This will lower the chances of forming new cysts.

  20. QUESTION:
    Cyst Worries?????????
    This is very personal, but I want the answers. I am 15, and since I began my period when I was 12 I have had SEVERE cramps. For the last 3 years doctor after doctor has blown me off, telling me its “normal” for young girls to have horrid cramps. The only answers i got were things like “your making it up” and “Its normal accept it.” The cramps are so bad I miss about 2 days of school a MONTH!!! All they have ever done is tons of blood test, and give me meds. But on my last visit they did an ultrasound, come to find out I have an Ovarian Cyst. This make me so happy and scares the crud outta me. But i have a OBGYN appointment in a few days and I am worried. The doctor is male, and he was the worst of all the doctors I saw (He wanted to put me on birth control and that was the only option we had he said, I refused) and now I have him again. There are no female OBGYN at the hospital where I am going. What can I expect in treatment options and at the appointment?

    Thank you for all your help.
    We thought it was endo. but yet again the doc’s said no way I was to young.

    • ANSWER:
      He wants to put you on birth control because it helps prevent your ovaries from ovulation. Ovulating and functioning ovaries are what cause ovarian cysts. The egg (follicle) that does not get used gets “discarded” and instead of disintegrating forms a cyst, that may or may not get bigger. Birth Control stops the ovulation, and at that time the cyst will usually dissolve. Most women get cysts off and on throughout their life. I have had many rupture when I was not on the pill, and Im telling you is one of the most painful things to ever experience. Taking caffeine out of your diet can help, but the pills would be your best be to fix the problem. Otherwise you may have one rupture. Good Luck hun, and I hope you get to feeling better.

      P.S. Long-term cramping, heavy period and pain through-out your cycle could be endometriosis. If you are really having severe pains,Id ask if that was a possibility. Usually your a little older, but some girls your age can have it.

  21. QUESTION:
    Treatment options for a 40 yr woman having serous cystadeocarcinoma of ovary after cystectomy of right ovary?
    a 40 year old nelliparous(childless)woman (widow in first marriage lasting 5 to 6 years and married a widower 6 months back) with no serious medical history in life underwent ovarian(right ovary) cystectomy 2 weeks back and diagnosed(as per biopsy report) of having ‘serous cystadeocarcinoma of ovary’; desirous of bearing a son for the second husband who is having 2 daughters(of 10 and 4 years) and whose wife died of hydatid cysts in lungs a year ago. What are the treatment options for her now ?

    • ANSWER:
      Have you tryed looking in webmd.com may find the answer there…..ROB

  22. QUESTION:
    Why am I having left pelvic pain?
    I have had history of ovarian cyst on my left side and I have been having this pain for about 3 months I called my obgyn and they scheduled me a ultra sound and it was negative and I am still having this pain I go to my obgyn on Monday to discuss my treatment options. Would anyone know why I am having this pain and what my options would be?

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  23. QUESTION:
    How to balance hormones?TTC….?
    My hormones are out of whack and I am ttc, I have irregular periods and I have found out I have Ovarian cyst on my right ovary
    Any experience on how to deal with this, treatment options???

    • ANSWER:
      well as far as the cyst goes there really isnt much to do about it and if it is liquid filled like most it should go away. You can try herbal supplements like vitex to regulate your hormone or fertilaid which contains vitex among other things. Good luck oh, I have also heard good things about cramp bark and false unicorn root but haven’t tried them yet.

  24. QUESTION:
    Doctors & nurses – if a patient came to you with these symptoms, what would you think?
    TMJ, depression, low *normal* body temp, chest pains, breathing issues, daily headaches – frequent migraines and tension headaches, sensitivity to light and sound, cough, diarrhea for 3 months, thyroid disease, endometriosis, PCOS, ovarian cysts, hair loss, weight gain – mostly in midsection, food sensitivity, nausea, sleeping problems, IBS, constant gas, intolerance to multivitamins, excessive sweating, burning sensation in arms, joint pain in ankles knees & hips, muscular pain in upper legs and forearms.

    I just found a family doctor and made an appointment – I’m guessing I’ll need a referral to a specialist, my endocrinologist thought I’d need to see a rheumatologist since my vitamin d levels are okay, so are my thyroid levels & my lupus test was negative. I’ve gotten the vibe from a lot of people that this may be fibromyalgia. Any other ideas? Also, what kind of treatment options are there? Any doctors out there who don’t think it’s all in your head?
    I’m not looking for some moron to tell me there’s nothing wrong with me. You have no medical background and probably haven’t even graduated from high school, so I’m not looking for YOUR advice. If you aren’t smart enough to figure out that the first few words in my question are “doctors & nurses” and that means I want answers from someone with a clue – than you’re an idiot. Go waste your time on someone else’s question.

    • ANSWER:
      I am not a dr. but yes it does sound like fibromyalgia. But, since you have trouble sleeping, and the shits all the time and can’t take a multi vitamin, I really think you need to see a nutritonist. You can get really sick from not sleeping and having the shits. It depletes the vitamins in your body, causes your cells to damage easier, your anit-bodies to attack your self instead of invaders, it can bring your immune system down, there are so many things that can go wrong if you can’t sleep and have upset stomatch all the time. All of your body works together too if one thing isn’t right everything else gets throw off too it like a domino effect. If your body isn’t working efficiantly your just going to get worse and worse. A nutritionist will work with you to get your body on a path to getting stronger, you can take the drug nessicary to feel better but if you body isn’t working the way it should due to bad nutriton (or depletion of nutrients) or sleep deprivation its going to be that much harder to get to feeling better or even get better period. You need to go to the dr. and i really thing you need to get your insides back to working the way it should. It will take awhile, nutrition and vitamins are not like taking a drug that you feel the effect from in 30-40 minutes it will take a few months to finally feel the effects. One supplement or even herb may not work as well as another, kinda likek meds too. Please go to the nutritionist. I live in constant pain from endometriosis and i know how much it sucks to feel like your life is worthless because you can’t do anything fun or fufilling and i don’t think anyone should know a constant state of pain. Get better damnit.

  25. QUESTION:
    Various cysts in the reproductive area?
    I was diagnosed with ovarian cysts in September, after having them for a long time, and found out yesterday I now have one on my cervix, that is easily seen and felt during an exam. They also saw that my uterus is pushed all the way over to the left side of my abdomen/pelvic area and my cervix is pushed down to the left side of my vaginal wall. They didn’t say much, leaving me a little unassured about this problem, but I am assuming that the cyst of my right ovary (which has been the most troublesome) has grown incredibly fast and large, and is pushing everything out of place. I do not have an ultrasound until December 6 and am a little stressed over this whole situation. Is surgery likely for a situation like mine? I formed the cysts while on birth control so that is obviously not a treatment option for me. Anyone with info or experience?
    Some more info…I am 19 years old with one child, and would like to have 1 or 2 more. The doctor I went to was just a family practice doctor, I need to find an ob/gyn asap.
    I also have been having a thick white discharge, which is not normal for my body.

    • ANSWER:
      My wife dealt with these as well. She had a surgery to have them removed at an early age, 19. We had 2 kids after that. Recently, she’s 45 now, she had a hysterectomy since it looked like the cysts were going to be an ongoing problem. If it was worry some for the Dr. he would have let on. These things are mostly just a nuisance. Try and not worry about it too much. It sounds like you may be a little more prone than most to them though. I would advise having kids early if possible but I’m not in a situation to make that recommendation.

  26. QUESTION:
    Ways to prevent or get rid of Ovarian cysts? w/o the pill ( wanting a child)?
    My doctor has found a few cysts now , the pain interupts my daily life and they say the pill is the only treatment ? I do not agree with the use of birthcontrol and thats the only option they are giving me, I would really like a more natural approach. any suggestions greatly appreciated.

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  27. QUESTION:
    How likelyl is clomid to cause ovarian cysts?
    I generally ovulate on my own, but the dr. prescribed me clomid 50mg in order to regulate when I ovulate in case he wants to perform an IUI treatment at the first of the year (I have miscarried 4 times prior, all within the first 7 weeks of pregnancy).

    Ive taken clomid before.

    Ive only had 1 cyst, while not on clomid (I have been diagnosed w/ mild pcos). This month, I have had lower back pain on my right side and have a dull ache. Im almost certain its a cyst, though I wont be going in yet for an ultrasound to confirm since its not bothering me too much.

    The last cyst I had, without clomid, I found after ovulating on day 26 — he said I probably had one since I ovulated so late and checked, and there it was. It ruptured the next month. That was in May of this year.

    Just curious what the chances of clomid causes cysts is. Thanks.

    Also, any women out there have pcos and used a medication other than clomid to ovulate? If so, what what is it called. I have an appt. with my RE on the 26th this month and I want options.

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I will make this short and sweet,
      I had a 13cm cist dr removed
      I want to get on clomid to help me try to get prgnant
      dr said no it causes cists………….

  28. QUESTION:
    Various cysts…..?
    I was diagnosed with ovarian cysts in September, after having them for a long time, and found out yesterday I now have one on my cervix, that is easily seen and felt during an exam. They also saw that my uterus is pushed all the way over to the left side of my abdomen/pelvic area and my cervix is pushed down to the left side of my vaginal wall. They didn’t say much, leaving me a little unassured about this problem, but I am assuming that the cyst of my right ovary (which has been the most troublesome) has grown incredibly fast and large, and is pushing everything out of place. I do not have an ultrasound until December 6 and am a little stressed over this whole situation. Is surgery likely for a situation like mine? I formed the cysts while on birth control so that is obviously not a treatment option for me. I am 19 years old with one child, and want to have more. Anyone with info or experience?

    • ANSWER:
      my sis had them and they were removed.

  29. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cysts???????
    Is there anyone else on here dealing with this and ttc? How do you deal with it? The only treatment there is for it is bc pills….obviously not an option

    • ANSWER:
      I had ovarian cysts, and got pregnant before they went away. The doc. just said that since they were small, they would eventually go away. And after about 4 weeks into my pregnancy, they were gone. They had to do an early sonogram to check on them, which was cool! But probably wouldn’t have been so cool if they had still been there. Well, just ask your doc. about it. Sorry I can’t be of more help.

  30. QUESTION:
    Hi, i’m so desperate to get pregnant i don’t know what to do.?
    I have been trying to get pregnant for 5 years. The doctors told me that i have blocked tubes and want to try other options. I have heard about about herbs that can clear fallopian tubes. Has anyone tried radiant wonders-cinnamon and poria. It’s a herb that is used for the treatment of gynecological disorders such as dysmenorrhea,fibroids,endometriosis,ovarian cysts,menstrual irregularity, or chronic pelvic inflammatory disease. If anyone tried it before please tell me how effective it is

    • ANSWER:
      There are no herbs that will clear blocked tubes. (And really, any herbal remedy that would claim to treat all of these problems is OBVIOUSLY a scam … blocked tubes and irregular periods are completely unrelated and there’s no way that the same herb could cure both.)

      If you have blocked tubes your options would include:
      1. Surgery to unblock them.
      2. IVF to bypass the blockage.
      3. Gestational surrogate.

  31. QUESTION:
    teen parents, did you get treated differently…?
    at the doctors or hospitals?

    when i had my son at 17 at my doctors office i was treated normally because i had the same doctor since i was 5. he was only a little more jumpy when it came to health issues becuase it was relavent to my age. and its a good thing to because i had preeclampsia but my blood pressure wasn’t what most doctors would consider high.

    with ultra sound i was first told to stop whinning when she was pushing really hard because she assumed it was because i needed to pee. when really i was in pain because it turned out i had an ovarian cyst! when i was 30 weeks and had to have one i was snapped at because she thought i was lying about knowing it was a boy and trying to trick her into telling me.

    with the hospitals i got good treatment at the small town one though i did feel a little judged by the way some nurses looked at me but it was at the one in the city were i delivered i felt i was treated unfairly. they didn’t hide the fact that my age is what set me apart. when i went there i wanted to be induced rather then a c-section (the only options) but they convinced me to opt for the c-section because it would be long with induction i might have to get a section anyway ect ect. i had a feeling it wasn’t the only reason though.. after i gave birth i was asked (not even joking) 7 times if i wanted to talk to a social worker about support because i was young. i said i had enough support at home and i was fine they didn’t stop asking until i told them ” i do not need to talk to one and please stop asking!” then when i was transfered back to the hospital in my own town i was asked by a nurse 5 times if i was sure i wanted to breast feed because i was only 17 and it would take a lot of time! they had not bothered to work with me at the bigger hospital on breast feeding just kept shoving bottles in his mouth after trying for only 5 minuets to get him latched (he had low blood sugar so he had to have something to eat) i worked hard and got him to learn to latch and im proud of that!

    did any other young parents have a hard time from doctors and nurses?

    • ANSWER:
      I am 19 and am 38 weeks pregnant with my 3rd baby. My first 2 pregnancies I didnt really feel I was treated different. With this one however there was one occasion where I wanted to knock the nurse out lol. I went into the emergency room when I was around three months along and the nurse I had was just straight up rude. She asked if I had any other kids and I told her 2 and she said oh do they have the same father, really snotty. I said yea all my kids have the same dad and she said Oh really like she was shocked. Then she rudely made a comment something like werent you on birth control? I answered her very snotty and told her Yes I was. Then she said oh so you werent planning on another baby so if anything does happen to this pregnancy it is more less of a blessing. This is when I got extremely snotty and said no we werent but there is a baby now and nothing is going to change that, you obviously believe in murdering innocent babies, which I dont…you have no right to be working in a hospital and interacting with people. After that I got a new nurse. Thank God nothing was wrong with my baby, but imagine if someone was miscarrying and that nurse said those things to them. Unfortunatly I was too pissed off to think to look at her name to report her…It really sucks when teen mothers are looked down upon…especially the ones who are doing their job and taking care of their children…I may be young but I KNOW that I am a better mom than a lot of older people.

  32. QUESTION:
    Endo & eplipsy – any advice?
    A couple of years ago I had a right-side oopherectomy for ovarian cysts that had torted. Following this, I had severe pelvic pain which they diagnoised as endo folllowing a laproscopy (also had adhesions) and treated by use of a progesteron inplant which, until last week, seemed to be working as had very little pain and was able to continue my life as normal.

    Last week I was admitted to hospital with right lower abdo pain – initial though was appendicitis but upon surgical intervention, discovered 5 sites of severe endo which have removed. My question is this – I am aware that after progesteron treatment, my next option is GnRH hormone therapy BUT I have epilepsy and know I can’t take this as reduces seizure threshold. I have asked for a complete hysto before but my age (25) and fact I don’t have children means I am not a good candidate. Does anyone else know of any treatment that epileptics can take for endo? Or is hysto only option? Many thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      My strongest suggestion is to see a endometritis clinic, I am sure they deal with young woman who have epilepsy or other serious medical conditions.

      My daughter was diagnosed as having endo at 18, and after trying different things suggested, nothing has worked. She is now 21, and she recently went to a endometritis clinic, who largely deal with woman who have had major problems with conceiving, due to endometritis. This clinic has a high success rate of pregnancies.

      She is due to have surgery in early May. The doctor has explained her options, which seems to better than what had been previously suggested by the Royal woman’s hospital. The Royal woman’s suggested heavy medications, that may cause early menopause, which freaked her out a little, not to mention her partner and I.

      I might add she is not trying to conceive, they are controlling the pain etc associated with the endometritis, and find exactly where and how extensive the endo is, he feels that it has spread. They think she has “Chocolate cysts”, which I had never had heard of, until she gave some info, I had done some extra research too.

      Good luck

  33. QUESTION:
    Can I get pregnant with an ovary on my right and no fallopian tubes?
    Had two pregnancies in late teens -not delivered. Two ovarian cysts removed. Left has no ovary or fallopian tube; right side has ovary – no fallopian tube. 38 yrs old, former smoker, menstrual cycle is like clockwork and ovulation as well. Hypothyroidism (not severe) monitored with medication, 20lbs overweight for height. What are my medical options for pregnancy, percentages and possible cost for one full IVF treatment and all initial testing?

    Thank you!!

    • ANSWER:

  34. QUESTION:
    Diagnosed with Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome, What are my chances of having children?
    I was diagnosed with PCOS about 1 1/2 years ago. I also have hypothyroidism and currently take levothyroxine 50 mcg every day, and my OBGYN has put me on Metformin(glucophage) which is a medication used to lower blood sugar levels, I am NOT diabetic but she put me on the metformin to help dissolve some of the cysts. Cysts can be caused by higher than normal blood sugar levels.

    My husband and I have been trying for 3 years to get pregnant and nothing we do to try and increase our chances has worked thus far, is there something I’m missing here?

    I don’t have the money for any of the fertility options out there…what can I do? Are there maybe programs out there that would help pay for fertility treatment? I have health insurance but they don’t cover any of that stuff either. Has anyone else out there been diagnosed? Are there tricks or tips I could be missing?

    By the way, I am 23 years old so for anyone who may have thought age could be a factor…that’s just not the case.

    Please don’t reply with the “you’re not ready” or “really think about it” because I AM ready and I have thought about it. I’m not your average “tee hee” “lets go party” 23 year old. I am highly intelligent and pretty wise beyond my years, so please…advice only. I would also like to thank (in advance) for any advice and helpful tips that may be given. Thank you all.

    • ANSWER:
      Here is what I have been told, and I have seen it happen.

      The Metformin helps dissolves the cysts, allowing natural ovulation to occur. Taking it faithfully will also help with the treatment of sugar resistant PCOS.

      Loosing 25% of your body mass is also helpful as well. (I’m a chunky chick).

      Eat right, don’t stress, and find a balance.

      If all else fails, seek out the advice of an OB GYN. Chlomid is the most common form of a fertility medicine, and ten years ago it was 60.00 a month. Within two months, I had conceived my beautiful daughter.

      Good luck!

  35. QUESTION:
    Aspirating excess follicles?
    I’m just wondering, has anyone here responded too well to their ovulation induction treatment, and had their excess follicles aspirated? I had my son (3yrs) from one cycle of IUI – without any drugs. To conceive my daughter (10mths) I used injectables (FSH – puregon) and in my first cycle I produced a few follicles, with three being viable, so there was risk of multiples, but the pregnancy was a singleton. We’re now trying for our third child – and yesterday, with my first cycle with injectables (at a low dose of 75iu), I had produced about 11 follicles, with around six ranging in diametre from 18mm to 26mm. I had no safe choice but to cancel the cycle, as my specialist said he was confident I would have got pregnant with quads or quins. I was given the option of converting to IVF, but didn’t want to do that as it is so expensive, and I don’t think I need to resort to IVF as this early stage of trying. I was also given the option for my doctor to perform an aspiration to get rid of around 9 follicles, just leaving two. At first I was keen to do this, as I didn’t want to discontinue my cycle, but he then told me that because so many would need to be aspirated, it could affect the chances of the remaining eggs to fertilise. He also said that during aspiration, there is a small risk of infection, also of an abcess forming on one of the ovaries – this scared me, so with a heavy heart, I had to cancel this cycle. I’m just wondering, has anyone been in this situation, and gone ahead with aspiration, and what has been the pregnancy outcome? I know this procedure is performed during IVF, but for ovulation induction, obviously it is different. If this happens again, I will be gutted, as it’s such a waste having to cancel cycles. Also, wondered, has anyone had any success using clomid? Dr suggested I change next cycle to clomid, as it is less ‘potent’, but I have a history of ovarian cysts, and am nervous to use it. Also, I know I respond well to puregon, so would rather just try a lower dose of puregon. Any advice would be wonderful!

    • ANSWER:
      I have only gone through IVF cycles and had lots of follicles aspirated that way and not had any infection. I know lot of women who over stimulated and their IUI cycles were canceled but never heard of them aspirating follicles to a lower number for a IUI. I do think you made the right choice by canceling. Know that most ovarian cysts will dissipate on their own. I’ve had several that have but you really don’t want to take the risk of infection or an abscess forming. I am sorry you had to go through the trouble. I have heard the same about Clomid causing cysts and understand your fear for taking it. I may go with a lower dose of Puregon or ask your doctor about Femera. I understand that it is less likely to cause cysts and not so “potent.”

      Not sure if you belong to any fertility forums but fertilethoughts.com is a great one and you may meet some there who have had success aspirating follicles or other women prone to developing cyst who respond well to certain injectables.

      Hope this helps a bit! Good luck!!