Causes Of Ovarian Cysts Burst

You may be suffering right now from one or more ovarian cysts. These fluid-filled filled sacs can form on your ovaries as a result of your menstrual cycle.

After speaking to your doctor and reading about ovarian cysts, you’re probably aware that most cysts dissolve and disappear on their own and don’t require any medical attention.

While this is correct, you still must be careful because cysts can always cause complications even if, at first, you don’t experience any of the typical symptoms. Some cysts are not discovered because a woman does not get a follow-up examination and one or more cysts develop problems.

For example, under some circumstances, a cyst will not dissolve. It may actually fill with an excessive amount of fluid and grow so large it bursts and becomes a painful ruptured ovarian cyst, which can be very harmful to your health.

Ruptured ovarian cyst symptoms can include:

a Weight gain

a Menstrual irregularities

a Nausea and vomiting

a Fullness or heaviness of the abdomen

a Pelvic pain radiating from the lower back

a Pelvic pain during sexual intercourse

a Excretion problems

a Breast tenderness

a Pressure on the rectum or bladder

Do not ignore any of these symptoms if you already suffer from ovarian cysts and especially if symptoms continue for more than two weeks.

If you do have a ruptured ovarian cyst, a number of treatments are available to you.

But first, your doctor must conduct a series of tests to determine the severity of your condition — particularly to see if and how a cyst is causing problems for other adjacent organs.

Your doctor will confer with you to determine if you need surgery. In most instances, a ruptured ovarian cyst will require surgery because it constitutes an emergency.

Typically, your doctor will take steps to

a Stabilize your condition

a Prevent the cyst from rupturing further

a Determine how mush fluid has entered your abdomen

a Prevent more fluid from leaking

Such steps are necessary because you’re experiencing a medical emergency. However, you can avoid dealing with the pain, anxiety and medical intrusions associated with a ruptured ovarian cyst as well as other types of cysts.

You can do this by treating the root causes that allow one or more cysts from developing in the first place. You want to treat the cause of the problem and not just the symptoms.

Many women now rely on natural treatments that not only relieve cyst-related pain. More importantly, such treatments also prevent cysts from coming back and causing you such extreme discomfort and health problems.

By preventing cysts from forming in the first place, you will avoid experiencing a ruptured ovarian cyst and enduring painful surgery, hormonal therapy and possible medical complications.

Get the information you need to treat and rid your body of ovarian cysts and prevent cysts from forming in the first place

Go to http://Ovarian-Cysts-Relief.info to get the most thorough and effective information available to prevent and treat ovarian cysts of all kinds.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What causes ovarian cysts to rupture?
    I know what causes ovarian cysts, but I’d really like to know what causes them to rupture or burst? I’ve been in the ER twice because I’ve had one rupture on both of my ovaries, one in March and one earlier this week. Could it be stress?

    • ANSWER:
      it may be possible , depends on the type, location the size the material it contains and your age normally controlled with b/c pills, sex and hormones are the most probable reasons

  2. QUESTION:
    Can benign ovarian cysts cause infertility and how to treat them?
    I have two ovarian cysts and they are not cancerous. They cause allot of pain and often burst, making me feel sick. If I got them removed through surgery would it scar my ovary and make me unable to have kids later in life?

    • ANSWER:
      My wife went through a similar decision. She tried a method she read about online and she was amazed. Here is the link to her blog. You can check out the method she used through a link at the bottom of each post.

      http://ovarian-cyst-help.blogspot.com/

  3. 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.

  4. 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:

  5. 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.

      .

  6. QUESTION:
    Question on ovarian cyst that chronically burst causing problems?
    I’m 27 and over the past 7 or 8 years of my life I end up in the hospital 2-3 times a year with painful burst ovarian cyst. I often times have blood pressure problems, leucocytosis (sign of infection), fever, racing heart, high or low blood pressure, free fluid in lower abdomen, abdominal swelling, and of course severe abdominal pain. I once really thought I may be in labor even though I wasn’t pregnant because it was so painful. I’ve had 3 surgeries to correct hemorrhaging cyst. Every time I follow up with my obgyn they tell me everything looks fine? I don’t understand. Most recently I had an obgyn tell my husband that I am probably just sensitive, then I had another one tell me I may have PCOS and should have my kids quick so they could get rid of my ovaries. The only thing that works for me is birth control but because I get complicated migraines while on it I cannot take it. Please let me know if you have had any of the same experiences. I am starting to think that maybe I am crazy.

    • ANSWER:

  7. 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!

  8. QUESTION:
    Can Ovarian Cysts cause nausea/dizziness?
    Can Ovarian Cysts come and go each month? Do they appear and burst at ovulation or during your actual period? And also I was wondering if just having cysts can cause you to feel really sick during ovulation…with nausea or lightheadedness/dizziness and general ill feeling or weakness? Or is it only when they are bursting do they cause those symptoms? I seem to experience severe pain for 24-48 hours one month and then the next month I have about 4-5 days of just nausea/dizziness/lightheadedness. Could a large cyst cause severe pain from my right ovary and then maybe if I’m ovulating from the left ovary the next month it could just be some nausea experienced if there’s a smaller cyst on my left ovary?
    I don’t know for certain if I have cysts…pap smear and pelvic exam turned out okay 1.5 years ago, but then I had a copper iud placed and ever since then have had severe pain, which after a year has now turned into rotating bouts of pain and nausea/lightheadedness.
    Thanks for any help!

    • ANSWER:
      I had a cyst on my ovary and my doctor put me on birth control to shrink it and ease the pain. But they form every month and usually burst a few days after your period starts. The pain should not be too bad though. But if it is hard to deal with you should see your doctor. I sometimes get dizzy but I am not sure if it is because of that or if it is because I am not feeding myself the right way or drinking enough water. Get it checked out though.

  9. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cysts?
    A couple of questions about ovarian cysts
    1. What causes them to burst? is it that they reach a certain size? I’ve had some, and I doubt they are very big when they’ve burst, but I’ve heard of people having HUGE ones, like grapefruit size
    2. Are there cartain things that make you more likely to get cysts? Like certain foods, smoking, race, age, weight?
    3. How can cysts affect having children? Not necessarily polycystic ovaries, but maybe just a few every now and then.

    • ANSWER:
      I’m not sure what causes them to burst all the time, but a pressue build up can be one reason. I had a cyst burst when I was pregnant (BOY DID THAT HURT)! Also, any kind of trauma can make them burst. When I finally had my child (who’s now 3 months) BOTH of my ovaries were the size of grapefruits! I was told that eating an excess of fatty foods can be a cause of ovarian cysts. I have now been diagonosed with polycystic ovaries, where as after my first child 5 years agp, I had 2 cysts. The cysts can take up egg space, and make it hard to conceive, but as you see, it’s not impossible. It took me an additional 4 1/2 years to have another, but who knows? Maybe God just wasnt ready for me to have another until now. I hope this helps in someway

  10. 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.

  11. QUESTION:
    What causes a painful ovarian cyst?
    I have had an I.U.D. mirena in place for about 8 months now. Around Valentine’s day a cyst formed on my ovaries and burst a week or two later. I’m still in a lot of pain. Should I have the I.U.D. removed? My husband and I want another baby, but we really wanted to wait a few years and the I.U.D. seemed like the best method of birth control. But now it’s more of hassle than anything else. We need some advice and opinions.

    • ANSWER:
      One common problem experienced by Mirena users is the development of a cyst on the ovary. About 10% of women using Mirena will develop an ovarian cyst. The advice seems to be that these cysts may disappear on their own in a month or two, but you would really need to talk to a health professional to get some reassurance on this.

      As you now know, ovarian cysts can be really painful & it’s not something you want to suffer again. Have you considered the natural approach to getting rid of cysts? It is something I would thoroughly recommend looking into. If you’d like more details, I found a good information site at http://www.OvarianCystsHealed.info.

      Good luck.

  12. QUESTION:
    What causes my ovary cysts?
    Okay, so I’m 16. I have a problem with ovarian cysts.. When I was about 12 (I had not started my period yet) I had my first one. I woke up in the middle of the night, screaming in pain. It was pain I had never experienced before. My mom took me to the ER and they told my I had a cyst on my left ovary and it burst. The pain was gone by the time I left the ER (about an hour). They actually did a regular ultrasound on me and tested my urine to determine that it was in fact, a cyst that burst. They also told me that they are common in women and once I get a cyst on my ovary one time, I’m very likely to have it happen again…
    Now, back to present day…
    This morning, at about 2am, I woke up again screaming in pain. The same type of pain I had had 4 years ago – Unbearable. I kind of wanted to wait it out but my mom thought it could be something else so she insisted that I go to the ER again. I got there, and they tested my blood pressure, asked me some questions, and made me pee in a cup. By testing the urine, the determined it was a cyst again. Great. The doctor told me again, that is was common in women, but the pain level differs. For me, it was VERY intense. You can’t even imagine. The doctor told me, that it was very strange that this had happened during this time because I am actually currently on my menstrual cycle this week and usually cysts occur the week you are ovulating. He also said that I needed to make an appointment with a gynecologist and they would probably schedule me a vaginal ultrasound.. Which I’m a little nervous about.
    So, I apologize for the details, but I’m curious as to know what causes these cysts? And why is my pain so unbearable? Thanks!!
    Might I add, that I’m very little for my age.. I’m 16, weighing 100lbs and 5’3.

    • ANSWER:
      There are a lot of different reasons for cysts, and it depends on the nature of the cyst, since there are many different types of cysts. It hurts so badly because it usually hurts really badly depending on the size and location of the cyst and the way your nerves are on your ovary. You might have a hormone imbalance such that the ordinary cysts that form every month on your ovaries don’t go away as they should. It could be that you have endometriosis growth. It’s good that you are seeing a gynecologist. They will be able to tell you more. A transvaginal ultrasound is a bit awkward but no big deal in the end. They put a probe in your vagina–the probe is a long tube. It has the ultrasound camera on it, and then the pictures appear on the monitor the doctor or technician looks at. The doc will most likely put you on birth control pills. The pills will suppress your ovaries so they stop producing cysts every month. So then you probably won’t have any more cyst problems for awhile. What I mean when I say that ovaries produce cysts every month is that the eggs, as they mature, create cysts. It’s the way it’s supposed to be. After an egg is released and travels down your fallopian tubes into your uteurus, the place where the egg was released on the ovary becomes a corpus luteum cyst, which later in the month shrinks and goes away. Every month the ovaries start to mature many eggs, but only one is released, and then all the others shrink and go away too. But sometimes, they don’t go away, and instead fill with fluid and persist, and then they might burst, as you have felt. Cysts are quite common, unfortunately. When you feel pain like what you had this morning, you ALWAYS have to go to the ER.

  13. 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!

  14. QUESTION:
    Was this infection caused from an Ovarian cyst bursting or could it be from an STD?
    Something has been bothering me for awhile. I had to have surgery almost 3 years ago due to an infection in my uterus (i guess that’s where it was), so they could get the infection out cause i was so sick. ]

    Now, prior to that, my ex-husband and i had been to a fertility clinic trying to concieve and they did all tests including all STD tests. I was taking Clomid for 2 months as well. Also , all tests came back negative.

    Then about a few months later i had this awful pain in my lower abdominal and i was so sick. The first time i went to the ER they gave me drugs for pain and sent me to the ultrasound clinic. They had told me i had a cyst that burst. I went back to the Dr acouple hours later and he gave me some antinflammatories. I was taking those but the pain was still there and i couldn’t go to work. Then excaclty a week later to the day i started throwing up and i said to my ex i need to go to the hospital cause the pain was so bad. They again gave me drugs to ease the pain. Then my Dr came in, sent me for another ultrasound and they told me i had a mass of fluid on my uterus. I went back and saw my regular Dr and she did an internal exam and everything looked fine so then she told me they need to open me up and look inside.

    So then i had major surgery. They had to suck all the infection out and also put a drain tube in. Then 2 days later while i’m still in the hospital in severe pain from the surgery my dr comes in and tells me i had PID. Well i started to cry cause i never slept with anyone else while i was with my husband, so then it made me think that he did. I asked him and he said he didn’t.

    So i got out of the hospital 5 days later and i guess they had sent in whatever infection yucky stuff they took out of me to get it tested. They also tested my ex-husband as i wanted them to, to see if he had any kind of STD. Well let’s just say, we went in to the dr’s office 2 weeks after my surgery and all she said was the tests came back negative. So first off, i was pissed off cause she miss diagnosed me. But i guess my second question is, if a big cyst bursts is it possible for it to cause an infection as bad as what i had leaving it that long?

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  15. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cysts and painnnnnnn ?
    Ok so this might sound type nasty, but i need some answers. After having pain in my lower stomach (where u cramp) i finally went to my doctor and found out i had an ovarian cysts on my right ovary. This was about a year ago or so. I was put on birth control but quit because of the side effects. At times i fell a sharp pain beginning from my pelvis down to my butt, thighs, legs and sole of my feet. I know now this pain is caused by my cysts triggering a nerve. About 2 maybe 3 times already, i wake up or suddenly get severe pain in my pelvis about 5 seconds later im rushing to the bathroom thinking i have to take a sh**. I sit there for a while with nothing happening, and then the heat flash comes and i literally have to take of my clothes. I get nausea and sometimes even vomit. I finally take a shit which basically is usually diarrhea. I think im fine and about 2 mins later it begins all over again. I also get very dizzy. The pain is intense it literally bends me over ! A couple days later i bleed (my period im guessing since the bleeding only last the usuall amount of time it normally does, yet lots of tissue and heavy). One time i blacked out (but only once thank god) I was still conscious yet everything was black so i took a nap and felt fine when i woke back up. My question is does this happen to any one else ? Is it related to my cysts ? Did my cysts burst ?

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  16. 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.

  17. QUESTION:
    Did my ovarian cyst burst?
    A few months back my doctor told me I had a very small ovarian cyst on my left ovary (probably caused by my Mirena). They didn’t act very concerned about it and they didn’t give me any medicine for it. For months I’ve had minor pain there. I had my Mirena IUD taken out in July and since then I have been on the pill… which I also stopped taken last month.

    I am just now having my first period without being on any kind of birth control. Anyway, when I took a nap this afternoon I woke up with terrible pain on the lower left side of my abdomen and then it started hurting the lower left side of my back.

    Is it possible that my cyst ruptured? Should I be concerned or just let it run it’s course?

    I would go to the doctor by I just lost my health insurance 3 days ago (figures) and it’ll probably be a few months before I can get it back. :( Help!

    Thanks guys.

    I’m also feeling nauseous. I’ve taken some pain reliever with no luck.

    • ANSWER:
      it is possible that it ruptured or it could be from your first period in a long time, anyways IF the pain gets much worse you should go to the ER because there is a risk of the cyst causing internal damage when it ruptures, the risk is small most the time they rupture without causing any damage at all

  18. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cysts and herbal remedies……..?
    I have suffered with ovarian cysts since I was 14 (now 20). I have never had one ‘go away’ or dissolve like they are meant to. They grow very large and need removing. If they are not removed and they burst, it is excruciating.
    I put it down to an extreme hormonal in-balance. I suffer acne, oily skin, hair loss, too much body hair,no sex drive, vaginal dryness, stress, fatigue….I’m totally fed up.
    The hospital do a good job of removing the cysts (but that’s it) and my doctor is pretty useless.
    She told me to take birth control but that causes a world of other problems for me..
    …..I need help PREVENTING them in the first place, not just getting rid of them with invasive surgery or excruciating pain.
    I have recently heard that herbs such as dong quai, agnus castus and korean ginseng can help my hormonal balance and increase my libido…..
    I got a bit confused though cuz ginseng is meant to increase oestrogen….but that’s what causes cysts ‘ent it?!
    I bought agnus castus and ginseng…but now i’m wondering if i should of bought dong quai instead of these…or even just instead of ginseng.
    Can i take agnus castus with dong quai…or is one or the other?
    and does ginseng really work?????
    Anyone with any experiences with either cyst prevention or taking herb supplements.
    Please help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! please……Im so desperate. I’ve put up with this sh*t for too long at such a young age. x

    • ANSWER:
      There are no herbs that can help with something. Follow your doctor’s advice.

  19. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cysts and herbal remedies……..? please answer someone?
    I have suffered with ovarian cysts since I was 14 (now 20). I have never had one ‘go away’ or dissolve like they are meant to. They grow very large and need removing. If they are not removed and they burst, it is excruciating.
    I put it down to an extreme hormonal in-balance. I suffer acne, oily skin, hair loss, too much body hair,no sex drive, vaginal dryness, stress, fatigue….I’m totally fed up.
    The hospital do a good job of removing the cysts (but that’s it) and my doctor is pretty useless.
    She told me to take birth control but that causes a world of other problems for me..
    …..I need help PREVENTING them in the first place, not just getting rid of them with invasive surgery or excruciating pain.
    I have recently heard that herbs such as dong quai, agnus castus and korean ginseng can help my hormonal balance and increase my libido…..
    I got a bit confused though cuz ginseng is meant to increase oestrogen….but that’s what causes cysts ‘ent it?!
    I bought agnus castus and ginseng…but now i’m wondering if i should of bought dong quai instead of these…or even just instead of ginseng.
    Can i take agnus castus with dong quai…or is one or the other?
    and does ginseng really work?????
    Anyone with any experiences with either cyst prevention or taking herb supplements.
    Please help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! please……Im so desperate. I’ve put up with this sh*t for too long at such a young age. x

    • ANSWER:
      My mum suffered from the same problem certain natural methods are to be implemented to prevent ovarian cysts formation as well as to relieve the pain along the safer lines.

      The pain in pelvis can be reduced by the application of heat which can be either carried out by the use of heating pad, hot water bottle or even a hot water bath can do wonders! Using herbal teas is another remedy to prevent ovarian cysts symptoms. Chamomile, mint and raspberry teas can relieve your pain and help you relax to a greater extent. Teas are to be taken just before or after going to bed to get the maximum benefit from it. Depending on drinks containing caffeine can result in the growth of the cysts finally ending up with its rupture.

      Extra hydration is very essential to prevent ovarian cyst formation. Make sure that you drink more than eight glasses of water every day and urination is very essential to avoid further problems resulting from it. The supplements like multivitamins, minerals, vitamin C, zinc, vitamin B, and antioxidants will improve with the dietary changes, working to balance hormones, improve immunity, protect against abnormal cell growth and enhance liver function. Herbs like Echinacea and Milk thistle can also helps to prevent ovarian cysts.

  20. QUESTION:
    I suspect that I burst an ovarian cyst. Should I go to emergency?
    I discovered a month ago that I have a large cyst (almost 2 inches in diameter) on one of my ovaries. I had sexual intercourse a couple days ago for the first time in a month. I know that bleeding is one symptom of a burst cyst. My family doctor isn’t available to see me until after thanksgiving. Should I go to emergency tonight to see a gynecologist? I’ve heard that burst cysts are big trouble. Also, should I refrain from having intercourse until I have this all figured out?

    It’s possible that the bleeding was caused by my hymen breaking — I’ve only had intercourse about 10 times before, and I’ve never bled during the act. I heard that sometimes it can take a while for the hymen to break.

    Thanks for your input.

    • ANSWER:
      If there is tenderness at the entry of your vagina, I’d lean toward the hymen theory. That being said however, I’d imagine that if you’ve had repeated acts of intercourse — regardless of whether or not you’ve bled in the past — your hymen has probably long since broken.

      The bleeding might be related to the cyst, but it might actually be caused by hormone fluctuations rather than the cyst rupturing. If it ruptured, you’d be in a considerable amount of pain; if you’re not, it may just be irregular menstrual bleeding.

      If it would make you feel better to go to the ER or urgent care, then by all means, go.

      I’d also recommend that you find a different doctor. A doctor that can’t see you for 2 full months is far too over-booked to be bothered with you. Your condition COULD cause you problems and you want a doctor that is attentive to your needs…even if it means squeezing you in on an urgent basis (which then CAN do … IF they want to).

  21. QUESTION:
    Anyone with ovarian cysts out there??!!?
    I have some questions:

    -Can you feel the cyst?
    -Does it cause pain at times?
    -Can you tell the difference between the cyst pain and other abdominal pain?
    -Can you feel a cyst burst?
    -If so, can you describe the pain and what happens when one bursts?

    Thank you if you can answer any of these questions!! I get cysts a lot so I was just wondering about it.
    I’m 15, I’ve been getting cysts since I was 13. I don’t get a lot at a time. I get anywhere from 2-10 per month. And most of the time I can feel them burst. It hurts like you can’t imagine. My mom was just asking about me about it, so I wanted to ask others about it.

    • ANSWER:
      hi, ive had cyst, but had their removed/ and drained.
      Not too sure on your age but i can feel them during sex, if pressure is put on them which becomes very painfull. i also have painfull periods due to this!
      a cyst pain will accour more when you are due on, during your period and during sex. when an abdominal pain will slowly go and come when it pleases!
      i am pretty sure a cyst can just burst—but if you think you have one i would go to the doctors. as if its bursts it will grow back and i assume would be very painfull!

  22. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cyst causing such pain??
    I posted on here a few days ago, had lower right hand abdominal pain. Ended up going to hospital on Wednesday, got an ultrasound and i have a 3.5cm cyst on on left ovary, that’s the only thing that they could see causing the pain, even though its on my right side??. Nothing on my right side as i am missing my ovary. Pain has come back now strong as ever. They told me if it came back to go to the hospital but what can they do about this??. Should I go back or should I wait it out, seems a bit of a small issue to go to the ER about??, but I have strong pain??. What happens if the Cysts burst??.
    Thanks i cannot get to see my Dr for a week and wondered if going to the ER was a bit silly but this is BAD pain and they only think its the cyst causing this – who knows??. I’ll see how I am by the end of tofay and if not go down there.

    • ANSWER:
      i had the SAME exact problem a few years ago. for 4 months straight i had SEVERE stomach problems, but it came once a month and each i HAD to go to the ER. at first the doctors couldnt figure out what it was…but they finally discovered i had a cyst. i went to gyno…and she put me on birth control. and ever since ive been on the medicine, i havent had a problem. so you may want to see your gyno and tell her whats going on.

  23. QUESTION:
    Can doing yoga with an ovarian cyst cause it to rupture?
    I have a cyst on my left ovary, and I just started to do yoga (only did it two days) and the 3rd day I started spotting. I don’t know if its because of the cyst and maybe doing yoga is putting pressure on it? I’m afraid to go back because I don’t want it to cause a problem, because if it bursts it is going to be painful!

    • ANSWER:

  24. QUESTION:
    I’m having abnormal bleeding? help?
    i have the mirena IUD, stopped getting my period as of July 2010. In the middle of October i had a ovarian cyst burst, causing to me to bleed every other day for two weeks. Then it stopped and now im bleeding every few days with some pea sized clotting (dark red to bright red coloring) along with some cramping. Should i ignore this or call my obgyn to make an appt on monday? Its just really annoying to me….any ideas what could be going on?

    • ANSWER:

  25. QUESTION:
    I have an IUD, and I haven’t had a period since April of this year, but now Im spotting?
    I had my IUD (Mirena) inserted in December of 08…I had periods up until late March/early April. Now Im spotting…this is the second day of this. I also experienced some cramp like pains in the past week…could this be a small period?

    I’m only concerned because I have read that IUD’s can increase chances of having ovarian cysts and tubal pregnancies.

    I’ve taken pregnancy tests and they all come up negative, so Im concerned with Ovarian cysts bursting causing the pains that I have felt and Im wondering if they are just menstrual cramps.

    • ANSWER:
      Okay, the first step in dismantling an IED is to…oh…wait…you said and IUD. Sorry, my bad. One of my Iraq flashbacks.

  26. QUESTION:
    Help, I have 2 ovarian cysts. It hurts. What do I do?
    I have had ALL the symtoms for some time now. But some of them for years!! i just had an ultrasound on monday. i was told each ovary has a cyst. One is 2.0 cm, one is 1.8 cm. 2 months ago I had EXTREME pain. So my Dr says, it may have burst back then. The thing is, today, right now, it hurts, Always on my left side (which has the smaller cyst). It’s a sharp throbbing sometimes piercing pain. Theres always a dull ache there, but today its hurting all over again. My lower back is killing me. Do I call my Dr for pain meds? (nothing over the counter works). Doc said will repaet ultrasound in 2 months to see if theyre getting smaller or bigger. Am I going to hurt until then? Do I continue my normal activities? Why do I have these? Im 33, tubes tied, had 4 children. How long can you have cysts? Cause some of those symptoms Ive had for about 3 years. The peeing all night, lower back pain, and sharp pain in abdomin is new symptoms. What do I do now? Suffer till I get them rechecked?

    • ANSWER:
      I also have 2 cyst’s, one on my left ovary is 4 1/2 centimeters and one in my uterus which is 2 centimeters. The Dr. said they were nothing to worry about although I have the same pain as you do. Nothing relieves the pain. I have to “relieve” my self often as it causes even more pain if I do not. I just recently moved and my husbands job is just getting started and there isn’t enough money to have them removed. I was placed on primary care here in Johnson City, Tn., but they’ve not been much help. So for now I’m in limbo. The problem with letting them go is that they can grow. 10 yrs ago I had one grow on my left ovary, It totally engulfed it and began “torching” (twisting). It killed my ovary and part of the tube as well. VERY pain full. It was removed after the birth of my daughter. It was 8 1/2 centimeters. The reason I’m telling you this is to let you know they do grow and waiting can sometimes be a mistake. Sometimes they burst and go away and sometimes they don’t. Be careful, if you can get them removed.
      Although, exercise is good for you, I have even had to reduce that as the pain gets worse when I do excesses. As you already know they can be there for years. As far as your routine If you can go on with them, don’t succumb to the pain and let it run your life. I will pray for you.

  27. QUESTION:
    I Need to Know About Ovarian Cysts?
    So, I’ll start from the beginning…I’m 23 years old and I have a daughter who was born on Sept. 21, 2008. She’ll be 11 months old tomorrow. After I had her and I started having my periods again, they were (and have been) regular. Although, the cramps are 10 times worse than they were before I got pregnant. I’ve also been having really bad hot flashes and like cold sweats.
    About a week ago, I started having a sharp pain on the lower left part of my abdomen. I mostly felt it when I moved around. Saturday night, the pain got worse but I didn’t have anyone to drive me to the ER until Sunday. On Sunday, the pain had kind of eased up, but was still there. So, I had my mother take me to the ER. First, they took a urine sample and blood. Both of those came back normal. Then the doctor had them do a CT. While waiting on the results for that to come back, he done a pelvic exam on me (which hurt REALLY bad). He told me while doing the exam, that he thought it was either my appendixs or something to do with my ovaries. After the results came back from the CT, the doctor told me that it showed about a 2 inch cyst on the left part of my ovaries. He said that was where the pain was coming from and I needed to call and make an appointment with my ob/gyn (which is who delivered my daughter). So, I called them Monday and he’s on vacation this week. I couldn’t get an appointment until the 28th.
    I’m sorry this is so long, but from what I’ve read online, they’re many different types of ovarian cysts. I’m not sure which type I have…So, my question is: If an ovarian cyst (any type) were to rupture or burst, would it cause the pain to worsen? And would their be any other symptoms, other than pain, if this happens?

    • ANSWER:
      I have had and still do have an ovarian cyst, although on the right ovary. If there is any way that you could see an OB/GYN that is working in place of or with your doctor, you should see them, before the 28th. Ovarian cysts can burst and when they do they cause excruciating pain and cause other health problem such as infection and destruction of some internal linings and ovums (eggs to make unborn children). My doctor told me that at four centimeters, doctors begin to take measure to remove them or reduce them in size. A lot of times, if you are not taking it already, he or she will prescribe birth control medicines. I encourage you to seek further medical attention before the 28th.

  28. QUESTION:
    diverticulitis, ovarian cyst, fallopian tube fluid blocked, and uterine infection… any disease related?
    I don’t really understand all of this, but on top of these problems I was recently diagnosed with diverticulosis (diverticulitis flare up caused the concerns for diagnosis). I am 26, have had one child four years ago, smoke cigarettes(I know it’s no good so don’t dwell on this issue for I will not pay attention to your response because it has nothing to do with these problems.. Dr.s words), but for the most part don’t know much about family medical history.
    As for discovery of cyst: Sun. 5:30pm a severe lower middle abdominal pain stopped me in my tracks. Held my lower stomach and couldn’t move without more pain. Coughing, sneezing, or laughter caused the pain to worsen. I reclined myself slightly to calm myself (I felt as though I were to pass out due to the pain) which seemed to help a little. Took two 800mg Motrin when home then took a xanax to go to sleep. Took another xanax after I couldn’t sleep for two hours, due to pain worsening during movement which caused me to stay awake. Finally fell asleep at 2am but woke still to any movement.
    Next morning couldn’t take the pain anymore and resulted in a visit to ER: CT scan and blood work issued.
    Results: Quack said an ovarian cyst burst. Had cysts on ovaries and needed to follow up with OB doc.
    I did. OB said: You have an ovarian cyst on left ovary 4.5 cm, and a fluid blockage in right fallopian tube, but does not indicate a cyst burst. Then proceeded with pelvic exam. I had extreme pain when OB pressed directly upward (towards belly) and said this indicates a uteran infection. What??? How does this happen? Are any of the other issues related to these symptoms? He issued an ultrasound following ten days of antibiotics (IOW: watchful waiting). My white blood cell count was 1500 at the ER, but the doc didn’t prescribe me antibiotics… My GYNO did. The ER doc disregarded me almost entirely and gave me a diagnosis without adding it in the write-up. The discharge papers he gave me was info on smoking, diverticulitis, and ovarian cyst bursts.I do know however that my grandmother had a full hysterectomy around mid-twenties and my mother had a partial at mid-thirties. She couldn’t tell me any disease that they had, only that they had to have it done. My gastroenterologist is concerned because I am too young to have these issues. Is there a disease or something that can be related to these issues? All of my issues are in my lower abdomen and the diverticula and cyst are resided to the left side of lower abdomen. However, my right fallopian tube is fluid blocked?…And I have an infection in my uterus?… Please, anyone with knowledge or experience please give me some kind of info on these rapidly arising problems. Thank you much!
    Other Info: Married in devoted relationship for 6 years.

    • ANSWER:
      Are you sure the ER doctor told you diverticulitis and not endometriosis? You have the classic symptoms of endometriosis which is abdominal pain any where in the abdomen that occurs at any time during the menstrual cycle. Further investigation shows that endometriosis can cause blocked fallopian tubes as well as pelvic inflammatory disease. So it could be that both physicians are both correct, at least partially anyway. The sites below may be helpful. Good luck.

  29. QUESTION:
    should I go to ER, ovarian cyst causing pain, pls help!?
    I was diagnosed a month ago with a 3cm ovarian cyst, right side. For 2 yrs prior my period was totally screwed up. And I was spotting for an entire year with no real period. Gyno put me on meds to start my period and said we would try treating it with bc. I’m 3 weeks into my first pack and I hurt more and more each day.
    gyno put me on 800mg ibuprofen, which did absolutelt nothing, and upped it to naproxen and darvocet. About 2 weeks ago I ran out of meds and asked for a refill on darvocet. I was taking it as prescribed at 1 every 4 to 6 hrs and was still in pain. The head nurse told me 30 pills should last 30 days. When I pointed out this was one a day she said “well if it’s something that bad then you should fix the problem instead of covering it up.” wtf does that mean? I was also taking a moderate pain killer and was still in pain. If it hurts that badly should I go to the ER?
    now I’ve been spotting consistently for a week. I called gyno thur and I have an apt mon. But I’m in a LOT of pain and I feel like she isn’t giving me the help I need. Should I wait til mon? I have no insurance and have to pay all out of pocket.
    I’ve also had a slight fever the past few days that won’t break and I feel kinda sickish but no other symptoms of illness. Could my cyst have burst?
    I work 7 days a week at 2 very physical jobs and can’t afford to take time off. In fact I have to be at work setting up 600 chairs in 3 hrs. I have no more pain meds and it huuurrrrts! And I’m just laying in bed!
    what should I do? ER or wait?

    • ANSWER:
      If your cyst burst you would definitely know! I didn’t even know I had ovarian cysts and one day while eating dinner within 2 seconds I was grabbing my stomach and lying on the ground in pain, unable to walk get up or speak. I had no idea what happened! After about 20 minutes of lying on the ground I finally made it to a phone to be taken to the ER, which I found out I had a cyst that burst. If you don’t have insurance I would wait until your appointment unless your temperature reaches 102 or above. Best of luck!

  30. QUESTION:
    Prevent ovarian cysts?
    I’m seventeen and I keep getting ovarian cysts. They’re there for about a week, then they burst. This happens at least once a month, sometimes two or three times. It hurts so bad, sometimes I get a fever and it always makes me sick. I have a doctor’s appointment, but not until January 8th. So, I’m wanting some answers now. Answers for questions such as: What causes this? and What kinds of treatments are there?

    I’ve looked up some treatments, but it never gave much information. The only thing I could find is birth control, which doesn’t do me any good. I’m already on birth control and it doesn’t seem to be helping the cysts at all.
    I’ve been to the ER with this twice, that’s how I know it’s cysts. The doctor told me to come in if I have another one burst, which I did just two days ago.

    • ANSWER:
      As another poster recommended, this is definitely a situation for a physician to diagnose, evaluate, and treat. Fortunately you have an appointment.

      There are sites that recommend nutrition and supplements to “balance” your hormones and help prevent cysts, but at the age of 48 I spent over 30 years suffering from ovarian cysts and didn’t find nutrition or supplements to be helpful. Mine would twist and burst, causing sickening pain and infection and I would end up hospitalized on IV antibiotics. The only “cure” for mine was menopause, but I still continue to have occasional cystlike discomfort.

      Just in case you’re curious about what others have to say about hormones and nutrition, try this site http://www.marilynglenville.com/general/cysts.htm.

      Birth control prevents follicle maturation (ovulation), so it also helps prevent cysts from developing. There are many different types of ovarian cysts http://www.ovarian-cysts-pcos.com/ovarian-cysts.html#sec4, your physician will need to determine what type you have before proceeding.

      Please be sure to keep a “symptom calendar” in which you write down which symptoms you experience on which day. This will help your physician diagnose you.

  31. QUESTION:
    What do you know about Ovarian Cysts??
    I went to the ER twice month and a half ago. With Horrible pain in my right pelvic area along with that came terrible nausea. Both times they told me that I had a cyst that had burst on my right ovary. It was still hurting 2 weeks later so I went back to the dr, didn’t check me or anything. Just read my reports from the ER and said this kind of stuff isn’t uncommon, it can take up to 4 weeks to go away. She did what the other 2 dr did sent me home w/ pain killers and pills for nausea. Well here I am still in pain…it has actually gotten worse. The difference is it is not constant. But when it comes it is horrible!! I can’t have sex, sitting for too long hurts, and I am throwing up at least every other night. I have a pain in my back (feels like kidney, but I am no dr so I dunno) Trying to poop is horrible just cause it hurts to push!! Any dr or RN out there have any recommendations….is it something I just have to deal w/. Or do my drs have their head in their butts!!?
    I do know that the cyst was only 2cm by 1 cm at the first ER visit. They say it isn’t large enough to worry about, also I had a few little ones around it.
    I have mentioned endometriosis, cause my mother had it (I get everything from her) They say it can’t be that (why I don’t know) I am on birth control.

    • ANSWER:
      nothing

  32. QUESTION:
    im 13 and I have questions about my ovarian cysts!!!?
    Okay so like in february I got taken 2 the hospital cause I couldn’t walk and we thought that my appendix burst but it turned out I had 2 ovarian cysts!!! So after 7 hours in the ER they told me if I have more pain take motrin and u need 2 go see ur doctor. So the next day I saw my doctor and she didn’t do anything at all she said just come back in 6 months to check up on them so that didn’t help me at all! So every time I get my period my cysts hurt like crazy!!! Sometimes I even have 2 miss school. I take motrin if they hurt but motrin doesn’t do that much 4 me either. So I was wondering like how long will they last??? Do they hurt when they burst and can u still function if they burst just in case mine burst at school???? And when they burst will anything like come out of me like liquid or blood or anything??? Have u tried Anything that takes the pain an really good??? And im just really worried if they burst at school so can u tell me ur experiences and just tell me what will happen and what I should do if they do burst. Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      When I was 14 my doctor found 2 cysts on my ovaries. They put me on birth control, which really helped with the pain. They do an ultrasound once a year to make sure things are ok. When they “burst” it is like being on your period. You will cramp and have bleeding, but I believe mine burst while I was on my period since I did not have those symptoms except while on my period. When I went back for my ultrasound, they weren’t there. I do have more now, it’s normal that you will have them. Your doctor should require ultrasounds at least once a year to keep an eye on them, because if they get too big they can become a problem/cause infertility. Ask your doctor about birth control, and tell her how bad the symptoms are. Until then, take midol or any pain reliever and use a heating pad for the cramps. Best wishes.

  33. QUESTION:
    Heres a question for any girls (poss boys) do any of you know anything about pollycystic ovarian syndrome?
    i have recently been diagnosed with PCOS and was wondering if anyone had any infomation or personal experiances of of the illness. can the cysts burst? what are the common causes? what problems can the illness cause a person? any usefull sites that people may know of?

    • ANSWER:
      i found out i had pcos last year it’s quite common, though a lot of people don’t know they have it. I know if your a little overweight and you lose the weight they can dissapear on their own i’m busy dieting my way to check this 1 lol . Mine effect my fertility as i do not ovulate regularly but this was sorted out with clomid. didn’t get preg but my partner has lsc so theres another story. this website is quite useful. xxx

      http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/womenshealth/facts/pcos.htm

  34. QUESTION:
    will i have any more pain again?
    i have been to the hospital 4 times with very bad stomach pain. and the last time i went they said that it was my ovarian cyst. and that it had burst. so now i am wondering am i gonna get any more pain? or is the pain all gone cause it burst? and my biggest fear is that i am not gonna be able to get pregnant cause of the ovarian cyst that burst. and they give me some pills to take for pain. after i eat i takea pill so i wont have pain and so far its been workin cause i havent been having pain and i hope it wont start ever again. but do you think the pain will come back or is it all gone cause it already burst.
    someone please answer m questions. let me know if any women have ever had this. thanks

    • ANSWER:
      You won’t have pain from that cyst as it ruptured but you may get other cyst. I had them and now my daughter has them. It seems to be fairly common and is very painful. It did not stop me getting pregnant and having children though. My daughter has a child also. For both of us the issues got worse after having babies though.
      You need to make sure you see your GYN every year so they can watch for cysts. I’m not sure why the cysts occur. I had other problem like endrometrious and my daughter has PCOS (poly cystic ovarian syndrome) That may not be the exact definition but close. So again I would make sure you see a doctor if you have another cyst.

  35. QUESTION:
    Late period: Ovarian cyst or pregnant?
    So my period is more than a month late and I am freaking out. I had sex a few times around the time I was supposed to get my period so now I’m not sure if I’m pregnant. I read somewhere that ovarian cysts can cause a late period and I have had ovarian cysts in the past( one time one had burst and it was the worst pain I have ever experienced). Some of the symptoms I have now are similar to the ones I’ve experienced back then, but they also mirror pregnancy symptoms. I’ve taken 3 pregnancy tests and they all came back negative, but I read that sometimes there’s not enough hormone for the test to detect causing a false negative. I can’t go to the doctor right now so I was just wanting to get some opinions from people in similar situations to see what the outcome was for them. Thanks in advanced!

    • ANSWER:
      The only way you will know for sure which it is is to go to either a doctor or a women’s health clinic.

  36. QUESTION:
    Complex ovarian cyst 4.8 x 3.6 cm, should I worry?
    have been dealing with simple ovarian cysts my entire life (that cause me a lot of pain). I am probably in the ER every 3-4 months with excrutiating abdominal pain (usually the right side). When I go in, they say “it’s probably just a cyst that burst” and send me home. I recently found a doctor that has me do an U/S every 6 months. This last U/S showed a 4.8cm complex cyst which was not there 3 months ago (this is all the paperwork said). The recommendation from whoever read the U/S is that I get another one done in 6 weeks. My doctor seems worried because I was just in the ER 2 weeks ago with unbearable pain, nausea, vomiting, diareah, no appetite, frequent urination (they ruled out that it was my appendix
    Appendectomy
    and sent me home). I’m waiting for my doctor to send an “urgent” referral to a gyn because she thinks I should have it removed due to all the pain and symptoms.
    I still haven’t gotten a call for my referral and am getting nervous thinking about it. My mom had these exact problems when she was younger and had to have a full hystorectomy at a very young age

    • ANSWER:
      Your case sounds typical of complex ovarian cysts. Women who get these sort of cysts once usually are bothered with them again and again. Doctors are very slow to treat at all, despite the pain, and when they do their only options are birth control pills, or surgery. Even with these, the cysts do often just come back again – because they do not treat the underlying 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 site below.

      Hope this helps, and good luck.

  37. QUESTION:
    Another bfn this month. There is always next month right?
    No rude comments are necessary. Thank you. I have severe endometriosis. My doctor put me on 50 mg of clomid days 5-9. I had my progesterone level tested on day 21. It showed I did ovulate. Me and hubby had intercourse each day I was ovulating. TMI. Anyways, I went into the ER in pain today. I had some extra large cysts that burst. My hcg was negative, so I am not pregnant. That can tell you if you have concieved even within the last 36 hours the doctor said. So, period is due on Wednesday. Then I think my Doctor is going to up my clomid ammount he said. Clomid is supose to cause ovarian cysts they are the follicles that turn into the eggs the Doctor said. So, since I still have some cysts on my ovaries, and I already ovulated is there no way possible I can not get pregnant this month since I already ovulated. I forgot to ask the Doctor this. Just wondering… Because he said those are eggs and if they dont fertilize they burst and gradually disappear. However, they can live up to 12 weeks. I am a bit confused. I am going to take it easy, this ttc is starting to get to me. Baby dust to me and everyone ttc. I hope for a sticky bean soon, same for you all.

    • ANSWER:
      no, you’re not going to ovulate again this month:(

      maybe he meant they can live up to 12 weeks on your ovaries as a cyst

      bc you were on clomid, which can make several eggs ready at once, you ovulated and then other eggs stayed on your ovary and made cysts

      keeping trying… even with clomid you still only have 15 to 25% chance each month

  38. QUESTION:
    if you have corpus luteum ovarian cysts…?
    im 22 and had a pelvic sonogram that found little corpus luteum cysts filled with blood. the dr. thought it could be endometriosis but when he sent me back 3 months later the cyst they were watching shrunk and he said if its endomet.most of the time it will grow.

    i had a bad reaction to birth control pills and now during ovulation and my period sometimes im in severe pain.My questions:

    1. do you have more than 1 corpus luteum cyst? are they full of blood? are these cysts normal to have?

    2. do they cause you pain during the month especially during your period?

    3. if they are tiny and burst do i have to go to a hospital?

    • ANSWER:

  39. QUESTION:
    How do you know if your ovary has twisted (with a popped ovarian cyst)?
    I know that sometimes if an ovarian cyst pops, it can twist your ovary, which is really bad. I also know it causes extreme amounts of pain. I was just wondering: does the pain only lasts a few minutes then goes away, or is it a continuous pain? I had an extreme amount of pain where my cyst is, but after about 5 minutes, it went away…it might have just burst, but I’m not too sure. Does anyone think my ovary has actually twisted? Or did my cyst just burst?

    • ANSWER:
      it could just be twisting further if the pain went away some. If your cyst popped, you would be in a lot of consistent, long lasting pain, that would make sitting up very very uncomfortable. Make sure they do laprascopic surgery on it before it gets too big…mine got to be 6 pounds & I have an 11 inch ugly scar from it! =(

  40. QUESTION:
    I can’t afford my medicine…what are some options?
    Hey I’m a 19 year old college student, I’m on my schools insurance and they don’t cover much of the cost of my medicine. I’m on ovcon 50 and I have to be on it because its a stronger birth control that stops my ovarian cysts from bursting and causing extreme pain and even infection. I use to get samples from the doctor but they arn’t getting any for a long time. So now I don’t know what to do, there isn’t any generic like it either I tried that as well…Please help
    c k….
    I work two jobs when I’m away at school and two other jobs when I’m home on break or for the summer…so thanks for that useless comment.

    • ANSWER:
      you can either get the generic brand, which is ethinyl estradiol-norethindrone, or can ask the pharmacutical companies that make ovcon 50, which are Bristol-Myers Squibb, Physicians Total Care, Warner Chilcott Laboratories, to see if they can help you with getting the prescription.

      or

      you can see if any of the prescription assistance programs can help you. here are some of their websites:

      http://www.pparx.org/

      http://www.freemedicineprogram.org/

      http://www.rxassist.org/

      there are more websites, but I’ll be here forever, so here are the other websites:

      http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=active&q=free+prescription+drug+programs&aq=2&oq=free+prescr&aqi=g10

  41. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cyst trouble….???? They wont go away!!!!!!!?
    OKAY….Basically from the minute I started menstruation I have been burdened with ovarian cysts……
    When I was 14 I was rushed to hospital with extreme stomach pains…They was convinced I was pregnant…even though it was not possible…and had me take several tests before they was convinced….then they felt my stomach externally…and my lady bits internally (baring in mind, i was in agony whilst they did all this!)…before they finally decided to do a scan to see what was wrong….
    They found a massive 18cmx18cm cyst on my left ovary! It was removed immediately and I was told to come back if I had any more pain in the next few months….
    Well…I did have pain, but was so traumatized from my last visit that I just left it and put it down to the healing process…
    Anyway, to cut the long story short..I have had 3 cysts since then..all on the same bloody ovary….When I get scanned the nurses say ‘oh. it’ll probably go away on it’s own cuz that’s what they do’…well….no…not really….they have only ever ‘gone away’ when they have got so large that they burst inside me causing me to lie down unable to move much, in crippling agony…dropping painkillers like there’s no tomorrow and simply riding it out….They burst when I’m on my period…must aggravate them or something…My worry is…if they can grow as large as 18cm inside me..at that size, if it was to burst, i could die….but the hospital just doesn’t care! Why wont they monitor me with scans and remove them when necessary…Is it going to take my ovary rupturing or me almost dying for them to realize I need more help?!
    Does anyone else suffer with this…..?
    Ideally I need something that would prevent them from occurring all together, rather than just relying on the nhs to save my ***.
    Any ideas on keeping cysts at bay??? Or know how I can make the nhs listen????
    Thanks xxx

    * 30 minutes ago
    * – 4 days left to answer.

    Additional Details
    Birth control caused me way to many other problems….in fact…the homone inbalance they cause actually made them worse so im not on them any more.
    I cant have my ovary removed as I have a double womb (2 wombs half the size of normal womb each) and an ovary for each womb….I cant carry to full term and will need a c-section just to have a baby. Losing one ovary is like losing one of my half-size wombs and could prove detramental to me having chilren….if i get cysts on the other ovary after the left one is removed…where does that leave me?

    • ANSWER:
      You need to contact your GP and explain what is going on and get them to agree with you.

      These cysts bursting inside of you can cause you damage and as you know extreme pain. They could remove one of the ovaries, which is not the ideal situation. I assume that they are thinking that you get these that regularly then you will need numerous operations which obviously wouldnt be good for you.

      Unfortunately, you cant do anything to prevent them they just happen.

  42. QUESTION:
    When should I do a pregnancy test? I am not sure when the first day of my last period was due to these events.?
    I just had two ovarian cysts that burst. Both of them caused me to have some vaginal bleeding the first one had me bleeding for about 10 days. The second one burst only about a week later the bleeding lasted for around 7 days. A week later I was bleeding again, I was thinking that it was time for my normal period at first but I stopped bleeding three days later and normally my periods last for 6-8 days. The fact that I only bled for 3 days makes me suspect that it may have been implantation bleeding that can happen when a fetus attaches itself to the wall of the uterus. I cannot be sure when my last period started. My ? now is when would be the best time to test since i know when implantation probably happened, but do not know when the first day of my missed period would be because of these circumstances. Is there anyone out there that can answer this? I really need to know how long after implantation is there enough of the hormones that are detected by the pregnancy tests to give a true reading if implantation has truly been the cause of this bleeding. I had implantation bleeding with my son but I mistook it for an actual period so I was several weeks along almost two months I think before I even tested for pregnancy with him. Is anyone out there that can answer this without guessing? I really need to know for sure I do not want to try too early. I would of course like to know as soon as it is really possible to know for sure. Please if you can give me a positively qualified answer with a reliable source of info. I would be forever grateful. This one is puzzling me to no end! Thanks so much!
    NOW to be really clear I do not know when I may have actually ovulated because I was bleeding from the cysts that burst. I am sure that I had my period approx. 10 days before the first cyst burst. I knew the 2 cysts were there because i had an ultrasound done to find out why I was having pelvic pain before this occured . I start bleeding before my period should arrive. I go to the dr to find out why. It was a burst cyst I bled for ten days. I was having sex during the week after I stopped bleeding. Ok after thinking this through I finally figured out when I probably ovulated. it was during the week that I was not bleeding. OMG! I just answered my own question! If my calculations are correct I can now take the test and get the correct result.(I really think I already know what the result is going to be).More than likely is positive. Wow hey I need to thank you Pickles your answer was a real help! You got me really thinking about this and helped me come to a conclusion.Fabulous answe

    • ANSWER:
      If what you had really was implantation bleeding then it can be as little as 3 or 4 days later that a pregnancy test would detect hcg. Especially if you test first thing in the morning when your urine is at it’s strongest. However host test are little more than 50% accurate that early on. For the best results you should be 5 or 6 days after the bleeding (14 days after sex).

      To make it clearer to judge for yourself, conception is most likely if you’ve had sex a maximum of 3 days prior to ovulation. Then the fertilised egg takes between 6 and 10 days to arrive in the uterus and begin to implant. It usually happens on day 8. Earlier is good. Later is not so good and has a higher risk of miscarriage as the corpus luteum would begin to break down and hormone levels change preparing for a period before hcg has built up enough to stop it.

      The bleeding however is usually so slight it is hardly noticeable and shouldn’t last long. Some women may have more blood loss but this is usually due to the changes in hormone levels rather than implantation.

  43. QUESTION:
    Female Health Issues: 26 yy with these problems?…?
    I don’t really understand all of this, but on top of these problems I was recently diagnosed with diverticulosis (diverticulitis flare up caused the concerns for diagnosis). I am 26, have had one child four years ago, smoke cigarettes(I know it’s no good so don’t dwell on this issue for I will not pay attention to your response because it has nothing to do with these problems.. Dr.s words), but for the most part don’t know much about family medical history.
    As for discovery of cyst: Sun. 5:30pm a severe lower middle abdominal pain stopped me in my tracks. Held my lower stomach and couldn’t move without more pain. Coughing, sneezing, or laughter caused the pain to worsen. I reclined myself slightly to calm myself (I felt as though I were to pass out due to the pain) which seemed to help a little. Took two 800mg Motrin when home then took a xanax to go to sleep. Took another xanax after I couldn’t sleep for two hours, due to pain worsening during movement which caused me to stay awake. Finally fell asleep at 2am but woke still to any movement.
    Next morning couldn’t take the pain anymore and resulted in a visit to ER: CT scan and blood work issued.
    Results: Quack said an ovarian cyst burst. Had cysts on ovaries and needed to follow up with OB doc.
    I did. OB said: You have an ovarian cyst on left ovary 4.5 cm, and a fluid blockage in right fallopian tube, but does not indicate a cyst burst. Then proceeded with pelvic exam. I had extreme pain when OB pressed directly upward (towards belly) and said this indicates a uteran infection. What??? How does this happen? Are any of the other issues related to these symptoms? He issued an ultrasound following ten days of antibiotics (IOW: watchful waiting). My white blood cell count was 1500 at the ER, but the doc didn’t prescribe me antibiotics… My GYNO did. The ER doc disregarded me almost entirely and gave me a diagnosis without adding it in the write-up. The discharge papers he gave me was info on smoking, diverticulitis, and ovarian cyst bursts.I do know however that my grandmother had a full hysterectomy around mid-twenties and my mother had a partial at mid-thirties. She couldn’t tell me any disease that they had, only that they had to have it done. My gastroentroligist is concerned because I am too young to have these issues. Is there a disease or something that can be related to these issues? All of my issues are in my lower abdomen and the diverticula and cyst are resided to the left side of lower abdomen. However, my right fallopian tube is fluid blocked?…And I have an infection in my uterus?… Please, anyone with knowledge or experience please give me some kind of info on these rapidly arising problems. Thank you much!

    • ANSWER:
      I’m just going to be honest with you… no one on Y!A can accurately answer your question. If you have any second guesses about a doctors diagnosis, go get a second and third opinion.

  44. QUESTION:
    Why can’t the doctor figure out my stomach issues?
    I’ve been having stomach issues for more than a year and have been seeing doctor after doctor after doctor. I’m 21 and pretty soft-spoken and I really don’t think my doctor is taking me seriously.

    I constantly have diarrhea and constipation, yes at the same time during the same bowel movement. It starts off as really hard and difficult to push out and gradually turns to water before I’m done. I also bloat severely. No food causes this. It happens even when I drink a bottle of water. You can visibly see my stomach expand as I drink the water. My waistline expands from 26 inches to 29 inches in one day. When I wake up in the morning my stomach is back to normal again, at least until I have breakfast.

    I’ve been tested for Lactose Intolerance and Celiac disease and I don’t have either of these. Each time my doctor was “sure” that was what my problem was. Now he’s telling me that I have Irritable Bowel Syndrome and began treating me with Metamucil.

    After taking the Metamucil, I would wake up in the middle of the night with stabbing abdominal pain and not be able to go back asleep until chugging a bunch of Pepto Bismol. I once had a ovarian cyst burst and the pain was EXACTLY like that except in my stomach. And that cyst took me to the emergency room. That’s how much it hurt. So I stopped taking the Metamucil and my pain is back to being its “normal pain.”

    Then I had bloody diarrhea and I read that if you have that you should “seek emergency medical attention”, so I did and they called my doctor and set me up with another regular appointment. I am going through a lot of freaking pain and nothing is being done about it. I don’t know what to do because I can’t change doctors (seeing a military doctor). I’ve asked him to do an endoscopy or colonoscopy to just SEE what the problem is but he simply won’t do it because “I’m so young” and those procedures are “invasive.” Right now I don’t give a crap, I just want the pain to end. I don’t know what to do.
    Well the Metamucil was treatment for the Irritable Bowel Syndrome…that’s the fiber supplement.

    The problem with drinking LOTS and lots of water is that my stomach bloats so severely and it gets so tight that I physically cannot drink more until the bloating goes down or I feel like throwing up. And the bloating takes forever to go down. I have to drink everything very slowly over long periods of time, and I usually end up not getting enough water.

    I know it’s hard to believe but it’s like my stomach multiplies the water I drink each time I swallow. I drink a bottle and it feels like I’m about to explode.

    • ANSWER:
      It is so frustrating when you go to someone to solve a problem who is certified to solve the problem and fails to do so. You’ve gotta find a way to demand action from them. Bring someone with you who has the guts to stand up to the doctor or who can support you as you do. Bring a list of questions or whatnot that you need to talk to the doctor about.

      Clearly I don’t know what the problem is, but that sounds utterly unbearable. Call some numbers and see if you can’t find a specialist.

  45. QUESTION:
    Is there any way to naturally get rid of a cyst while pregnant?
    I’m almost 6 weeks pregnant and have been diagnosed with an ovarian cyst, is there any way I can naturally get rid of it? I’m in a lot of pain & I’m very worried it will burst and cause a miscarriage. My hubby & I have been trying for a couple years to get pregnant again & it seems like hope is gone. The ER doctor told me it isn’t looking good at the moment, but I have to go back for more testing.

    • ANSWER:
      it will naturally go away on its own! no need for medications. i had a cyst witht this pregnancy and it went away on its own i was 4 weeks when i got one by 5 weeks it went aweay and it was big! my sister allso had 2 verry big ones and went away on there own

  46. QUESTION:
    Applicable for medicinal marijuana?
    I live in Michigan where medicinal marijuana has just recently became legal. I have ovarian cysts that burst and regrow every month causing me to be miserably sick because of the toxins they release. The only cure to the type of cycts I have is pain killers and birth control. I’m not about to get addicted to pain killers, and I can’t ever have birth control in my life because my father died from a blood clot along with a few other immediate family members. So not a doctor wants to prescribe that to me. So i’m an avid smoker as is and the only thing that ever helps with the sickness and pain is smoking. So I was thinking about talking to my doctor about this. But I don’t know if that is a legitimate reson even though this problem is so debilitating. Do you think I should even bother approaching my doctor about this? Oh and please refrain yourselfs from posting idiotic comments about marijuana I won’t care about anyways, you’re only wasting your time. But if you can’t help it go ahead and humor me.

    • ANSWER:
      There are currently I think 250 ailments that cannabis is useful for and pain and nausea are definately on the list. Most family practice physicians are hesitant to write recommendations for marijuana, even though they are allowed to. You will need to find a medical marijuana doctor. You can visit www.canorml.org for a list of prescribing doctors in your area.(this is the California NORML. From here you will be able to find the NORML for Michigan.) You will need to bring documented proof of your ailment. Without your medical records, you may be turned away. Good luck. I hope this helps you.

  47. QUESTION:
    At 3 weeks could the hospital tell if you were pregnant if you got blood tests,a urine test and an ultrasound?
    I went to the hospital exactly 2 weeks ago because I had severe abdominal pain. I got an ultrasound,urine sample and blood tests taken. It turned out that I had 6 ovarian cysts and 2 of them burst,causing me that harsh pain.

    My last period was July 10th,and i am now 5 days late.
    If I were pregnant it would be my 5th week.
    Do you think at 3 weeks the doctors could have recognized any sign that i could have been pregnant? Especially since they gave me virtually every test possible?
    I was heavily sedated while getting the ultrasound, all i can remember is the women asking me if i was sexually active,which i of course said “yes”. After that i don’t know what happened. Or if she used that information to see if pregnancy was a possibility.

    • ANSWER:
      They would have been able to tell without a doubt whenever you go in for stomach problems and tell them yo are sexually active they will give you a pregnancy test.

  48. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cyst, Cystitis Again and No Help from my Doctor!?
    I have a long history of suffering from cystitis and more recently have been diagnosed with PCOS and two years I had a ruptured cyst that burst inside me, putting me in hospital for a week and caused me to have PID. I am in daily pelvic pain, either cramps or stabbing pains. I am always bloated, my face is hairy and I have acne all over my chin. Sex is a no no as its hurts too much afterwards. I am so unhappy and sick of complaining to my dr, family and friends but i just am at my wits end! Any similar stories or glimmers of hope appreciated!x

    • ANSWER:
      I had the same problem. They put me on birth control, it helped with a lot of the symptoms. I am also on Detrol to help with the vaginal pain, and it makes sex tolerable, though I still have days of discomfort. You need to see a specialist, not just a regular doctor, but an actual specialist. The PCOS and cysts should be handled by a gynocologist and not by your primary care doctor. Your gynocologist can then send you to a gastroenterologist if necessary to ensure that the stomach pain is brought under control. You do not have to live in pain!

  49. QUESTION:
    can someone help me figure out what my symptoms are?
    ok im like 8 days away from getting me period and im having dizzy spells and a slight fever that comes and goes and im having a bit of pain in my ovaries but last month i was diganosed with ovarian cyst that had burst and caused fluid to fill my abdomen, can anyone tell me whay could be wrong?
    im not on birth control and i never have been. and the doctor gave me a prescription for t3′s
    my sister also just found out that she is anemic and i have cold skin and i tire easy. the cyst was diagnosed via ultra sound while i was in the hospital

    • ANSWER:
      Hi – either ring your doctors surgery for an appointment today, or call NHS direct on 08454647 to speak to a nurse – they’re really friendly, and have lots of time to talk you through all your worries and will tell you what might be going on and what you should do.
      Good luck and feel better soon.
      Peace x

  50. QUESTION:
    If you have an ovarian cyst, how do you know when what’s hurting is the cyst and not something else?
    Usually when I feel the whole ‘OW! My freakin’ cyst is bursting!’ pain, it’s on my lower right side. But sometimes I also hurt on my lower left side. I also have celiac disease, so maybe the lower right side was the ‘OW! Gluten stinks!’ pain (before I was diagnosed) and maybe the left was the cyst? I can’t really remember if I’ve ever felt the cyst bursting on my left/right side exclusively (b/c obviously I was in so much pain that all I could think was ‘will someone PLEASE take me to the ER so I can get some morphine or something in me?!?’, so I’m not entirely sure that the cyst pain has usually/always been on my right–I’m pretty sure it has, but not positive). Recently I’ve been feeling something (not super hurting though, just mild ouch!-ness) on my lower left side that the only thing that I can think of it coming from is from my cyst (since I haven’t had gluten in FOREVER there’s no way that it could be that because it usually happens at random times NOT associated with my eating habits, so even if I was accidentally eating gluten, it still couldn’t be caused from celiac disease).

    Any ideas? Are there ovaries on both lower sides (i.e. left and right) that would explain part of the whole: extreme pain generally on right and lesser extreme (and sometimes extreme) on left? Because the near-constant ‘ouch! gluten!’ pain before I was diagnosed was always on my right….. bleh! I don’t know.
    Sidenote: I do have an ovarian cyst. It’s about an inch big in diameter. I was just wondering if I should go get this checked out, because it feels like ovary pain, but it’s not on the side that it usually is.

    • ANSWER:
      Hey there,

      Sorry to hear about your pain!

      Have you been diagnosed with the ovarian cyst? The pain really could be the cysts as you may have more than one or it could also be something else, sounds to me more like endometriosis.

      Check out the symptoms of ovarian cysts, endometriosis and fibroids and visit your doctor to get diagnosed – it is always better to know what is going on, no matter what you decide to do with it.

      Hope your pain goes away soon.

      Clare