Ovarian Cyst And Constipation

When you are constipated, your life just doesn't feel right. You cannot seem to focus on anything because your body is in such turmoil. You are in a constant state of pain and discomfort and all you want is some relief. You want a natural treatment for constipation.

You would rather go down the natural route because you don't want to have to deal with any side effects. Sometimes, prescription medication can make us feel better, but it can also make us feel these side effects that make us feel even worse. You want to avoid this and just get the safest and most natural relief possible.

In order to get the relief that you are looking for, there are a few things that you need to stop doing right now. First of all, drinking coffee is a bad idea for people who are constipated. Coffee doesn't work well with your body to keep it hydrated and well nourished. Coffee actually can have some negative effects on your body. You probably don't drink your coffee black, which means that all of this added cream and sugar is going inside of your body and adding to your bloating. Stay away from coffee if you want to get rid of your constipation.

Now that you have a clean slate to work from, you can start the healing process. Try drinking more water. Our bodies need a certain amount of water everyday to function at its highest level and most people will never experience what this is like because they don't get enough water. When your body is dehydrated, so is your stool and this is why it is so hard for you to relieve yourself in the washroom. Your stool is extremely dry and it is stuck within your body. Drinking more water will keep your body well lubricated and help to get rid of your constipation.

Another natural treatment for constipation is to eat more fruits and vegetables. Natural fibers are great for your body to ingest because they are easier for your body to break down and convert into waste. Eating plenty of fruits and veggies will definitely give you more energy and make it easier for you to use the washroom. The more natural you keep your fruits and vegetables, the healthier your body will be.

Relying on laxatives can be a thing of the past since these are some great home remedies for constipation that you can trust.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Constipation a symptom of ovarian cyst?
    I have a large ovarian cyst. I have also been having to deal with chronic constipation. Is this possibly a symptom? Also, has anyone had a cyst removed and actually felt better with no recurrence? Is weight loss common after a cyst is removed?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, actually chronic constipation is a sign of ovarian cysts. Also, having PCOS increase your weight. So, yeash after getting rid of them you get better shape. Your diet is very important for not developing further recurrence.

  2. QUESTION:
    I found out I have an ovarian cyst what does that mean?
    I found out today I have an ovarian cyst my doctor told me. Does cyst mean tumor does a cyst are they benign and malignant like tumors? I also found out I may have IBS with constipation and I have a kidney stone in my right kidney. Please answer these questions only if you know what you are talking about.

    • ANSWER:

  3. QUESTION:
    Abdominal Pain in Upper Left Quadrant?
    Ok well Ive been having horrible pain in my upper left abdomen and around my side to the same spot in my back for the past month, it hurts to cough sneeze and laugh. Its sensitive to the touch too. My throat has been sore Ive had a low grade fever the entire time sometimes reaching 102 ive thrown up 2 times and it hurts to breath deep and eat. Ive had an ultrasound CT scan with and without contrast and multiple blood work and urine tests, all came back normal, I will be getting a colonoscopy and other scope test down my throat on Friday. They have thought it was mono, ovarian cysts, constipation and ulcers in my colon and stomach. They have thought about testing me for endometriosis but my general surgeon im seeing doesn't want to do that till everything else is ruled out. I have been sick 3 times during this with other things too. I went to a ER in a more helpful hospital. They passed it off as constipation and referred me to the GI clinic there, but the next day more of my blood work came back for Herpes Zoster, normal is 8 mine is 39, i don't see how constipation is linked with zoster and i don't have a rash either. PLEASE help me if you could know what is wrong with me!?!?!

    • ANSWER:
      you probably have a renal problem, glomerulonephritis, as a result of repeated acute tonsillitis . DO you have high ASO titer test done?
      your right kidney is normal that is why all tests are normal. This is often diagnosed by renal biopsy
      I hop this helps

  4. QUESTION:
    Abdominal Pain in upper left side. PLEASE HELP ME?
    Ok well Ive been having horrible pain in my upper left abdomen and around my side to the same spot in my back for the past month, it hurts to cough sneeze and laugh. Its sensitive to the touch too. My throat has been sore Ive had a low grade fever the entire time sometimes reaching 102 ive thrown up 2 times and it hurts to breath deep and eat. Ive had an ultrasound CT scan with and without contrast and multiple blood work and urine tests, all came back normal, I will be getting a colonoscopy and other scope test down my throat on Friday. They have thought it was mono, ovarian cysts, constipation and ulcers in my colon and stomach. They have thought about testing me for endometriosis but my general surgeon im seeing doesn't want to do that till everything else is ruled out. I have been sick 3 times during this with other things too. PLEASE help me if you could know what is wrong with me!?!?!
    during the scope test i think EGG they found the my stomach wall was inflamed but not the cause of my pain

    • ANSWER:
      have they checked your lungs, pancreas and duodenal and spleen, all on the left side, glad you are having your colon checked, that alone could be the problem but the trouble breathing is leading me towards your lungs but the vomiting leads me to your pancreas and that pain in the front and the back, good luck, i hope it will be something very minor that can be handled with diet and medication.

  5. QUESTION:
    I was giving a CT Scan in the ER and was told i have an ovarian cyst?
    but now i'm starting to worry, i have these symptoms and there getting worse each day, stomach pain, bloating, weight gain (10 pounds) in 4 days, low back pain, fatigue, frequent urination, no appetite but when i do eat i get fully off of like 4 bites, constipation, and a horrible headache.

    I'm not pregnant, and i'm 19 years old. Ovarian Cancer runs in my family, aunt, grandmother, mom.

    • ANSWER:
      You need to go to a GYN and tell her this. I have had many ovarian cysts and when they rupture you get this kind of reaction.... so go talk to your doctor and if the symptoms persist she needs to run more tests on you.

  6. QUESTION:
    Horrible Cramps! Constipation! Period 4 days late! Ovarian cysts?
    Ok, so my period is four days late. And that's weird for me. For a year straight my period has been on th 18th. But it hasn't came yet. Also, im having horrible cramps yet no period. If i touch my stomach it feels as hard as a rock! (no its not internally bleeding) Lastly, i have had a history of ovarian cyst, so maybe i have one again?
    P,s, im 13.
    So what do i do?
    I didnt take any pills
    and im 13, i dont have sex.
    wow.

    • ANSWER:
      may be took some pills before/after sex.........due to those period time will be shifted........not a big deal. If u find more problem concert with gynaecologist.

  7. QUESTION:
    possible pregancy, birth control, charting, please help?
    Hello :)

    I was put on loestrin for ovarian cyst treatment about a month ago. I completed one full cycle on loestrin; took my last active pill Nov 10th and did not start a new pack on Nov 15th. While I was one loestrin I bled nearly the whole month. The only time it stopped was when I stopped taking the active pills, so really when i was suppose to get my "period" I didn't.

    On Nov 15th and leading up till that date, my partner and I had sex without any protection. We are not "trying" for a baby, but pregnancy is not unwanted either. From the 16th moving forward, we have been using the pull out method.

    For the past few days I've noticed a major increase in discharge. It is white-ish, odorless, mucusy, and dries with a faint yellow tinge. I've had some other symptoms but all those of course could be related to anything else. cramps (cyst) constipation (traveling) mild nausea (cyst) etc.

    I know you will not be able to tell me if I am pregnant or not, just by that, but have any of you gotten pregnant so quickly after coming off birth control?

    If I never got my "period" on the birth control how can I tell when I might (have) ovulate(d)?
    Have anyone else exp this after coming off the pill?

    I was pregnant once before, about 3 years ago. I got preg while switching birth control brands. But that preg ended up being ectopic.

    Thanks for your help.

    • ANSWER:
      I was on birth control (Ortho Tri Cyclin) for two months straight (I took the active pills for two months, without a break) and then stopped taking them March 10th of this year. On the 12th I had a withdrawal bleed and got my first positive test April 12th:) It takes X amount of time for the uterus lining to build up enough to the point where it could even accept an egg, and by my due date and all the ultrasounds, I would've conceived around the 26th of March.

      They say there is an increased fertility when you stop taking the pill, but I think that really varies person to person. A lot of women don't ovulate for months after coming off bc. I would count your first day of NOT bleeding as the first day of your cycle and then count your normal cycle days from there, give or take three days or so.

  8. QUESTION:
    Question about ovarian cysts??
    ok so im a teenager and i started by period about 2 and a half years ago and ive been having lower abdominal pain for about 3 weeks and it alternates from side to side and sometimes i feel pelvic pain and well as lower back pain so i went to the doctor and she said its nothing to worry about its probably just constipation or ovarian cysts and i have a feeling its cysts but i was just wondering if it is cysts will this be a problem i will have to deal with for a while the pain and stuff?? oh yeah and do you think it could be ovarian cancer??? im only about 15??? helppp???

    thanks
    its not like ive ever been doubled over in pain but most of the time its like a dull ache

    • ANSWER:
      Ovarian cysts can lead to numerous typical symptoms such as:

      * Irregular menstrual cycles
      * A constant or intermittent dull ache in the pelvic area
      * Pain the in the pelvis shortly before the menstrual cycles begins and ends
      * Pain in the pelvis during intercourse
      * Nausea, breast tenderness and vomiting
      * Heaviness or fullness in the abdomen
      * Pressure on the rectum or bladder

      But for a lot of women (in fact it is thought that up to 70% of women may have ovarian cysts) they are asymptomatic (that is, they do not cause any symptoms).

      When they cause so much discomfort that you cannot live with them it may be suggested that if an ovarian cysts seems not to 'go away' (as they sometimes do) you might undergo surgery such as a Cystectomy (where they remove the cyst only) or in more extreme cases where an ovary is badly encysted - Oophorectomy - the removal of the ovary.

      Naturally an Oophorectomy may affect fertility, although with a single ovary you will still produce eggs and hormones needed for maintaining a monthly cycle. But if both ovaries are removed due to cyst problems (such as happened to someone I know when she was 38) you are thrown full tilt into menopause, and it can be a difficult thing to cope with.

      Some resources suggest that you might encourage the natural process of ovarian cysts diminishing, and shrinking to nothing through adopting some key strategies and some lifestyle changes. I feel it is preferable to surgery or drugs if appropriate for your case. This is well worth considering if there is still an option to avoid surgery and you feel you can give a natural remedy a chance to work. In depth details are outlined here:
      http://www.happytorecommend.com/ovarian-cyst-cure/

  9. QUESTION:
    does anyone have an ovarian cyst?
    about 3 years ago i was diagnosed with a small cyst on my ovary. but they said it was fine and thought nothing of it.
    anyway lately ive been very ill, suffering from constipation, awful stomach pains, sexual intercourse is painful. my doctor has been treating me for chronic constirpation. but i am starting to think maybe this cyst has grown really large and maybe causing the problems?
    does anyone have a large cyst etc and what sort of symptoms do u have?
    i cant carry on like this i get married soon :( and im always ill!

    • ANSWER:
      you need to get an ultrasound scan to be sure about this cyst but other things could cause your symptoms. chronic constipation is just a likely. try drinking warm water in the morning and get a hot water bottle on your tummy to soothe and soften. a warm bath will help too. you need to see a dietician to change your diet. you may have too much or too little fibre in your diet. the stress of your pending marriage won't help either so get a massage and some relaxation tapes.

  10. QUESTION:
    How likely is it that the ovarian cancer is being missed?
    I have been to doctors 3-4 times for bloating, sweating profusely, irregular periods, nausea(frequently), pain with intercourse, extremely tired, constipation, dizzy(off and on) and I have had an ovarian cyst 13 years ago. My "gut feeling" is that something is really wrong and getting worse FAST!! Im tired of hearing it is just stress!!! I know something is all out of sorts, there is no way I walk around feeling like this ALL day, pain , discomfort all day without soemthing being wrong, your take on this please.

    • ANSWER:
      If you feel like something is wrong, then you need to trust your instincts. Don't let a doctor tell you nothing is wrong when you feel otherwise!
      Here's a website on ovarian cancer: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/ovarian-cancer/DS00293

      The early warning symptoms of ovarian cancer are:
      * Abdominal pressure, fullness, swelling or bloating
      * Urinary urgency
      * Pelvic discomfort or pain

      Additional signs and symptoms that women with ovarian cancer may experience include:

      * Persistent indigestion, gas or nausea
      * Unexplained changes in bowel habits, including diarrhea or constipation
      * Changes in bladder habits, including a frequent need to urinate
      * Loss of appetite
      * Unexplained weight loss or gain
      * Increased abdominal girth or clothes fitting tighter around your waist
      * Pain during intercourse (dyspareunia)
      * A persistent lack of energy
      * Low back pain

      The diagnostic tests for ovarian cancer can include a pelvic exam, ultrasound, and CA 125 blood test.

      If I were you, I would find a doctor that specializes in hard to treat cases (try a well known teaching hospital or clinic - my mom is having really good luck with UCLA for her yet-undiagnosed respiratory problem).

      Hope this helps, and good luck!

  11. QUESTION:
    HELP! I suffer from chronic constipation, I mean i go 2-3 weeks w/out goin but i have been experiencing new?
    Been experiencing new symptoms. After I eat sometimes i get a rapid onset of stomach pain/cramping, I mean where im crying and screaming in pain, and most of the time its been starting off with a headache (back of my head say like a cap) Then all of a sudden I have to go to the bathroom, but when i do it feels like my insides are twisting and turning (and am usually screaming on the toilet). Then an hour or so later I am extremely fatigued and experience extreme bloating
    I have suffered from stomach issues since i was a kid, I am now about to turn 30 and have Diverticulosis, Gastritis, Esophogitits, chronic constipation and ovarian cysts, and have also had lots of trouble staying pregnant , dont know if any of this is related. Been tested for many different bacterial stomach bugs.
    I forgot just for ref, I've already had my gallbladder removed and some of the symptoms worsened after. I also have some of the pain in my lower back and in an almost perfect straight horizontal line across my abdomen.
    I actually see a GI at least 1 a month, and actually have to take a full 14 dose bottle of Miralax for anything to happen, I have also tried the fiber and has showed no effect. I also have had the CC for most of my life!fun I know!!

    • ANSWER:
      One of us is a slow learner. Let's assume it's me. I haven't figured out why if you see a GI at least once a month you are asking anyone (myself included) a medical question of this nature?

  12. QUESTION:
    Should I get tested for ovarian or cervical cancer?
    Im 19 years old, and just went to the doctor because the past few months I have been having lower left and middle abdominal pain, sometimes it hurts up near my ribs but not much. Its mostly a dull pain that comes every few hours. Sometimes at night I feel pressure on my butt too. And the last couple days I have more frequent urination, and my back is starting to hurt, mostly lower back but sometimes upper back. I stopped taking birth control 6 months ago, I was on it for 6 years. The doctor didnt really do any tests but said it was probably constipation or ovarian cysts. He told me to take fiber supplements and see if it goes away. But im worried its something else
    I was tested for urinary tract infection, kidney infection and pregnancy, all negative

    • ANSWER:
      There are no definitive tests to detect early stage ovarian cancer, dear, at least none that are dependable and reliable. And truthfully, ovarian cancer is so deadly because it is silent for the most part, and doesn't cause any kind of symptoms. I seriously doubt it is the reason for your pain. If you have been having pap smears while you took birth control pills, or if you have a pap smear annually, then you are already having screening for cervical cancer. That is what a pap smear checks for. And cervical cancer is also pretty painless for the most part, so it also wouldn't be an explanation for your pain. Your doctor already tested you for the most likely causes for abdominal pain in a female, and they were all negative. So that pretty much leaves you with the two things he mentioned. The only tests that could give any more information, possibly, would be an abdominal ultrasound, a CT scan or MRI. The ultrasound would be the simplest to do. I would recommend you try the fiber supplement and see what happens. You might also watch your diet, and keep a diet journal to see if you can link something you've eaten with your symptoms. Some dietary problems can be more easily detected that way. You might have problems with dairy products or even gluten in wheat products. Since your pain moves into the lower ribs, it suggests your problem is likely diet linked, and digestive in origin rather than pelvic. Watch your diet for a while, increase the fiber, and keep the record. Then your doctor and you might have a better chance at figuring out what the problem is.

  13. QUESTION:
    Could this be appendicitis or an ovarian cyst?
    Today started out pretty normal other than the fact that I've been dizzy and lightheaded since I woke up but around 5pm, I started feeling these weird cramps that kinda felt like period cramps (I'm nowhere near my menstrual cycle btw) But I kinda just blew it off thinking it was just regular cramps. Then around 6pm the pain got really sharp and more like pin-pointed on the right side. I thought ok, maybe its gas or I'm constipated. I went to the bathroom fine. The pressure of going to the bathroom really hurt my right side bad when going but other than that I had no problems. Knowing now that it wasn't gas or constipation, I thought maybe it could be an ovarian cyst. The pain slowly got worse and by the time I got home I had trouble walking. Around 8 I noticed that the pain was still in the same spot and that I'm having trouble getting up or bending in any way. I got the shakes a little bit but I haven't gotten a fever or had any vomiting. I took a percocet to make the pain go away but it hasn't really gone away, just kinda dulled it. Do you have to have vomiting or a fever for it to be appendicitis? If its not any better or worse by tomorrow does that mean its just a cyst? I don't want to go to the Doctor cuz I have to work tomorrow and I need the money really bad.... I just want to know if vomiting and fever ALWAYS go hand and hand with appendicitis? It's almost 12 in the morning now and I'm still in so much pain, its making me cry...
    In response to your responses: The pain is bad enough to make me cry, but it's not like so bad I feel like I'm dying. I've had bad period cramps that have made me cry. The only difference is, those went away, this is like super glued to this one spot in my side and it wont move. The thing is though, I REALLY want to know if appendicitis ALWAYS makes you tthrow-up and have a fever. Unless the pain gets unbearable or if I know that you could get it without the vomiting and fever, I really can't afford to miss work...

    • ANSWER:
      Get to the ER. Whether it is appendicitis or a cyst, both could burst and cause massive infection. You should not be in this much pain....

  14. QUESTION:
    Can an Ovarian Cyst cause lactation?
    I had a baby 3 years ago and finished breast feeding nearly 2 and half years ago. Since then I have still be lactating, but only when my breasts are stimulated. My GP told me that an ovarian cyst could cause this and sent me for an ultrasound.

    The ultrasound showed I have a smallish cyst on my ovary so could this be linked? My doubt is that I have been lactating for all this time so does that mean I have had cysts all this time?

    I also suffer from severe bloating and constipation but again that has been for several years!!!

    Is it all coincidence or could it be related? i dont want my GP to fob me off!

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Ovarian cysts are a nutritional deficiency, not a deficiency in a drug! Do you believe lactating for no reason just happens?

      PCOS is not the result of a DRUG DEFICIENCY. Let's start with that. Many women suffer with this problem for years because of doctors prescribing drugs to treat the symptoms. That is not real health, it is "MAKE BELIEVE HEALTH." Please, do yourself a huge favor and deal with the PCOS problem in a nutritional way and solve the problem.

      When doctors try to juggle hormones, they are attempting to play GOD with out the credentials. Birth control pills are dangerous and have no studies showing long term safety. The synthetic ethinyl estradiol used in those pills is the most stimulating to breast tissue and is 1,000 times more potent in it's effects on breast tissue as estriol (natural estrogen made in the body that helps breast tissue). Estrogens tend to promote cell division, particularly in hormone-sensitive tissue such as the breast. Studies from two decades ago clearly found that overexposure to estradiol increases one's risk of breast cancer. The synthetic ethinyl estradiol is even more of a breast cancer risk because it is efficiently absorbed by mouth and slow to be metabolized and excreted. The longer a synthetic estrogen stays in the body, the more opportunity it has to do damage. NOT A GOOD SOLUTION FOR PCOS! ! ! 1 in 7 women now get breast cancer!

      "Normalizing" hormones by simply giving you synthetic hormone pills violates the basic principle of healing. Instead, whenever possible, you should strive to normalize the hormones using your body's innate intelligence. In your case, by changing your diet, you can start on the road to healing.

      A diet based on the principles of "Nourishing Traditions," a book by Sally Fallon and Mary G. Enig, Ph.D. is the first step in the therapy of PCOS. Your ovaries need the animal fats, and yes, even the cholesterol found in food in order to make estrogen and progesterone, the correct female hormones.

      Swollen ovaries is a condition analogous to goiter, when the thyroid swells in response to iodine deficiency. Goiters often also result in a hormonal imbalance leading to hypothyroidism. In the case of PCOS, the starvation of the ovaries causes them to become cystic, swollen and eventually unable to regulate the synthesis of their hormones.

      The other main dietary trigger for this imbalance is that when the proper dietary fats are missing, they are inevitably replaced by excessive carbohydrate consumption. This results in excessive insulin production, weight gain, abdominal bloating, and eventually will itself cause hormonal shifts. The biochemistry of this process is well described in the book, "The Schwarzbein Principle" which also suggests a diet based on the principles in the book, "Nourishing Traditions," along with a restriction to about 75 grams of carbohydrates per day. More good fats and fewer carbohydrate foods should help in restoring your hormones to their proper balance.

      In addition to the dietary program, there are many natural nutrients that I have been shown in the medical literature to help PCOS. The first is the protomorphogen extract from Standard Process called Symplex F. This is a mixture of specially processed glandular extracts from the four organs that make up the so-called pituitary axis--the pituitary, thyroid, adrenal glands and the ovaries. We now know that these glands compensate for each other, and that they all get ill as a group. I usually recommend taking 1-2 tablets per day for one whole year to help normalize the function of these important organs. You should be able to get the Symplex F from your local pharmacy.

      The final therapy that I recommend for PCOS is a 50/50 mixture of the herbal extracts of Peony lactiflora and Glycyrrhiza uralensis (commonly known as licorice). There have been three studies in the literature showing that this combination of herbs can result in a complete remission in PCOS, and that it does so by normalizing adrenal function and reducing testosterone levels. It is important to use the correct amounts that were also indicated in these studies. I recommend the Mediherb extracts and suggest 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of the mixture, 2-3 times per day. I usually suggest using this mixture for six months with breaks of a week or two every 4-6 weeks."

      Birth control pills are the worst way to deal with PCOS. All that does is give you the "make believe health" and demonstrating very clearly that doctors have NO clue about what they are doing in regard to nutrition and how the body works in regard to nutrition that nourishes the body and does NOT abuse it with drugs.

      This solution is not expensive, by the way, and you should see results in a few weeks.

      good luck to you

  15. QUESTION:
    ovarian cyst, bowel problems? left side?
    last august, i found out that i had a small ovarian cyst on my left ovary. i found this out because i had an ultrasound. this past year, the pain from it had gotten SO MUCH worse so i thought that the cyst had grown. after a second ultrasound about a month ago, i found that the cyst was gone completely, and the doctor suggested that my pain is probably from my bowels. ( constipation?) The pain isn't everyday, it's only a few days during the month usually, (ovulation) and it is horribly painful when i run.

    my question is, has anyone ever experienced this before? what are home remedies for constipation? could there be something seriously wrong with me? i am only 16.

    • ANSWER:
      I have had many GYN problems since I was a teen and this is a similar issue for me. Consider seeing another GYN. This does not sound like constipation. Since it seems to come around your ovulating it maybe endomytriosis, or follicle cysts, which every girl has each month, this is where the egg sits prior to it journey, but some months it does not burst becoming painful as you describe. By the time you see your doctor it is gone ! These are just two possibilities. Too often a doctor will say just what your did leading to damage down the road.

  16. QUESTION:
    what are the treatment options for ovarian cysts?
    my doctor has suggested i have an ovarian cyst which has been causing me pain and causing other symptoms such as : painful period, dizziness, drowsiness and pain also going down my leg and slight constipation.
    i was wondering what sort of cysts this could be (if it is one at all) and what the treatment options would be for any of these cysts??

    • ANSWER:
      Surely your Doctor can answer this question. I wouldn't want people telling me that are not qualified to answer. Good luck with your problem hope it turns out in a positive way.

  17. QUESTION:
    What kind of ovarian cyst could this be?
    Hi, I just went to the gynecologist yesterday. She didn't actually do an exam, but when i told her my symptoms she told me that it's "probably an ovarian cyst." She ordered a pelvic ultrasound for me; it was suppose to be today, Friday, but it got pushed back to this coming thursday. I'm sort of freaking out a little bit because i've read that some ovarian cysts need to be sergically removed.

    I was wondering if anyone can help me understand a little bit more on what kind of ovarian cyst i might have? Here are my symptoms:

    ~Aching/ Stabbing pain in my lower back (on both sides).
    ~stabbing pain on the right side of my pelvis (comes and goes as it pleases).
    ~almost constant bloating
    ~slight nausea when i eat.
    ~sometimes before i eat i get REALLY hungry, but then when i DO eat, I realize that i'm not hungry anymore.
    ~BAD constipation.
    ~When i run, the ache in my back/ front gets really bad, to the point where i need to sit down and rest. I just got back in gym, and i noticed that when i do jumping jacks, (what i assume to be) my uterus sort of moves uncomfortably up and down.

    so.. can you help me understand what kind of cyst i'm probably dealing with here?

    thank you so much (:

    • ANSWER:
      It's hard to tell based on symptoms, because they are similar. So I suggest you wait for your scan.

      BUT (and here's the bit you have to pay attention to), if you get fever together with nausea/vomiting, then go to ER immediately. Ovarian cysts can occasionally rupture, and it requires medical care. I am not saying yours will do that, most likely it wont, but because of your delay then there is a small possibility, so I am telling you just so you know. No need to panic about it, just stay vigilant.

  18. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cyst or Pregnancy?
    About a month ago, I took a week off from taking my birth control due to financial issues. My boyfriend and I had unprotected sex. We use the "pull out" method (which I know doesn't always work). I thought nothing of it until I missed my period. (My period's been 99.9% normal for 2+years) I always get it the Thursday after my last pill from that monthly pack is taken. I've been off my pill for a month before and all it did was make my period come a day later than usual.

    It's been about a month since that day of intercourse and I've had some symptoms relating to both pregnancy and an ovarian cyst. First, I got a UTI, which I get a lot, but usually only the day before I get my period or if my boyfriend and I have had rough intercourse. It woke me up at around 6 am and lasted all day. Was gone the next day, but came back the day after that. That's never happened to me!

    The Thursday came that I was to get my period, and I never got it. The first symptom I got was constipation that gave me a hemorrhoid. Later that same night, my nipples starting aching so bad to the point that I took my bra off and layed on my stomach on the floor to put pressure on them. Few minutes passed, and my nipples starting burning.

    I waited a few days, about 3 or 4 without my period, and took a pregnancy test (First Response 6 Days Before Missed Period test). Came out negative, but I did have to pee really bad from drinking about 4 bottles of water at work!

    Since then, I've been mildly gassy, sometimes get a fluttering in my lower abdomen, get very emotional/moody, and crave EVERYTHING!

    Just last night, I woke up around 4am sweating so bad that I had a headache. Mind you, the room was air conditioned and quite cold.

    This morning, I was sneezing like crazy, but that quickly stopped.

    I was at work for about an hour when I felt my ears hurting, kind of like an ear infection, and was getting little on and off headaches. Very soon after, my glands are now, and have been for hours, very swollen. Hurts to swallow, yawn, or really talk.

    Crazy thing is, all my research points to both pregnancy AND ovarian cysts! I'm only 18 and am afraid to tell my mom to take me to get an ultrasound with the possibility of me being pregnant. Any answers/suggestions???

    Very much appreciated!

    • ANSWER:

  19. QUESTION:
    Ruptured Ovarian Cyst?
    To start things off I was diagnosed with Stage 1 Endometriosis a few months ago after many months full of lower abdominal pain and a missing period. I went through the laparoscopy and the month after had a normal period. I cannot take hormones because I am susceptible to blood clots in my legs.

    This month I have NOT had a period, it was due the 6th. I was having quite a bit of pain on my lower left side along with a lot of constipation and sometimes diarrhea. I then began having a lot of watery clear discharge and also experienced stabbing ovary pains and fullness on the lower left side. Two days ago I began getting a burning sensation/pain around my left hip and by that night my left hip was swollen and I was feeling very nauseous and the discharge continued Yesterday I woke up still feeling nauseous and quite dizzy and had diarrhea and extreme period type cramps in my lower abdomen, I stayed in bed most of the day with the cramps and only had one more case of diarrhea and by last night the pain was subsiding and I was able to eat.
    Today I am feeling better, still have a little burning near my left hip and my discharge has become more white and creamy.

    Is it possible that I had an ovarian cyst rupture?
    What are you experiences and symptoms with ovarian cysts?

    Thanks!
    I forgot to mention that around the time I started with the watery clear discharge I also began experiencing extreme pain in my upper legs.

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  20. QUESTION:
    Could I have an ovarian cyst?
    Since a little before Christmas I've been having an off and off sharp, sudden pain in my lower right side a few times a day. At first it only happened every 2-4 days, but now it's pretty much every day. I went to the doctor and she pressed on my stomach, abdomen, and lower back. She didn't feel anything out of the ordinary and I didn't feel any pain with the pressure. She also had some blood work done, but everything turned out negative. She sent me home after telling me "not to worry about it." But I am worrying! It's a pretty sharp pain - enough to take my breath away sometimes. And for the past three weeks now I've had on and off constipation as well (not sure if that's related, but...) I also had a bit of nausea, but that could have been due to the constipation or a sinus infection I had.

    I'm wondering if I could have an ovarian cyst. Anyone have some advice?
    I only got constipated about two weeks ago, while the pain has been going on for three months.
    Also, I did not have a pelvic exam done. The doctor just pressed on the outside of my abdomen, stomach, and back. I've never had an actual, full pelvic exam because I had vulvodynia, and just having little swabs done to check for yeast infections and whatnot is mind-blowingly painful.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, it's possible that you could have a cyst going on. I would recommend getting back in touch with your doctor to let her know how much this pain really bothers you. An ultrasound may be necessary to see just what is going on after you talk to her again to address the concern about the pain.

  21. QUESTION:
    Could this be an ovarian cyst?
    I had a pelvic ultrasound about two and a half months ago, and everything came back clear. No cysts.

    Knowing that piece of information, the fact that there is NO possibility that I'm pregnant (haven't had sex in over a year), and the fact that I have PCOS, I just wanted to ask everyone on here how long it would take for an ovarian cyst to develop to the point where I'd feel heavy pressure in my lower abdomen? Is two and a half months long enough for that to happen?

    If it's not an ovarian cyst, does anyone know what could be causing bouts of intense lower abdominal pain, dizziness, nausea, alternation between diarrhea and constipation, extreme pain when passing a bowel movement, and being 6 weeks late for a period? Remember, pregnancy is not a possibility for me :)

    Also, is there any way to induce a period?

    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like textbook symptoms for a cyst. They can develop pretty quickly, so I'd go to your doctor as soon as you can. Go to the ER if you faint, start vomiting, have really severe abdominal pain, or have shoulder pain in addition to the abdominal pain.

      The only ways I know of to induce a period is to stop taking birth control for a few days or get prescribed progesterone for that purpose by your doctor.

  22. QUESTION:
    Ladies... Ovarian Cyst, No Period, Nausea, Heartburn, HELP!!!!?
    Heres the situation;
    On March 25th [09] I was diagnosed with a 3.6 cm Ovarian Cyst on my RIGHT ovary, I felt pain, but to me it wasn't "intense" to me, It hurt when I would move a certain way or pee, I was on Promethazine, Ibuprofen and Vicodin, so most of the time until the 30th I was sleeping or numb, I experienced bleeding from the 27th-30th of [March] I thought it ruptured,since I haven't felt abdominal pain since, and my original period was supposed to come April 3rd, I don't know what to think! I am 19 I do have unprotected sex because I am TTC, BUT I was on DEPO for about three years my last shot was in March 08... I have been experiencing BAD heartburn and Nausea, Constipation, I vomited a few nights ago and it was like brown water, and I have bad hot flashes. Any idea what is wrong? I am going to schedule an appt. a.s.a.p, but for now any advice as to what it might be?

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like clear symptoms of ovarian cysts - these can often cause all the things you are experiencing. But you need to get yourself checked again as soon as possible to be sure, and a ruptured ovarian cyst can be quite serious if not treated.

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

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

      Hope this helps, and good luck.

  23. QUESTION:
    Do you think i have an Ovarian Cyst? (for females ONLY)?
    ive been having these symptoms that soud a live an cyst on my Ovary, but what kind of cyst if i have one? Ive been having pains on my right lower side that would go to my left lower, i have gooey see threw mucus that comes from my vigina and im no where close to having my period, sore and tightning of ribs witch is sometimes hard to breath,pain under ribs, pain on right side under ribs, stomache pains,constipation, headaches, fatigue, sore unflexable neck, lower back pain, the weird thing is my left leg sometimes spazes out... ihave had a ovarian cyst removed in 2010, the doctor said i am prone to them, do you think i have one again? By the way i am 13 years old, but ile be 14 on january 8th witch is tomorow.

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  24. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cyst & weight loss?
    About less than a month ago I was at the hospital for a different reason and a doctor discovered a cyst through a cat scan and said it was a tiny, normal, follicle that could or could not form into a cyst because of my irregular periods. I wanted to know what are the best way to prevent them and by any chance do they cause weight loss or urinary problems? I've been having constipation, too. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      i dont think theres any sure way to prevent cysts, but the majority of the time, they're harmless and benign. this website is helpful:

      http://www.emedicinehealth.com/ovarian_cysts/article_em.htm

  25. QUESTION:
    what could this be..anyone who may know please help!!!!?
    Okay,so I've been getting ovarian cysts for about 2 years now. I have had 2 removed and have had 4 rupture that we know of. I also have been having pain during intercourse, and before bowel movements for about a year now. Also, for the past year I have been having problems with constipation and have been having a lot of gas and when my bladder get even a little full it hurts and I have to go right away. My most recent new symptom is severe abdominal pain during ovulation, which is worrying me since we have been TTC for 4 months now with no results. What I am wondering is if all this could be linked in some way. I thought maybe it was just IBS, but that would not explain the cysts and abdominal pain. So then I thought it may be endometriosis but I'm not sure. My doctor just keeps telling me I have ovarian cysts and constipation and that there is nothing too it, but they wont run any tests so I'm really sure it is more.. I know this is really long but if someone knows anything about this please help me cause I am really in need of some answers!! Thanks so much!

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  26. QUESTION:
    Abdominal pain and low grade fever?
    I've had on and off lower right abdominal pain for a little over a week now. The pain is mild most of the time, but can be severe if I move or bend the wrong way. I've also got a low grade fever. I've ruled out constipation, an ovarian cyst and appendicitis. Does anyone have any idea what it could be? What do kidney stones feel like?
    I've ruled out appendicitis because
    a) the pain isn't changing or getting worse
    b) the area isn't tender to the touch
    Jadeyn: I'm asking on YA for ideas as to what it may be. I'm not asking for a diagnosis. I haven't run to a doctor yet because its a waste of money unless I have to.

    • ANSWER:
      I would go to the MD if it's over a week. it can be anything from a kidney stone to colitis, diverticulitis, or even just a bug. better to be safe than sorry.

  27. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cyst symptoms vs. pregnancy symptoms? what does it sound like to you (those that have had either/both)?
    I am 19. I am on birth control pills and have been for 6 years because of the problems Ive had from my period(heavy bleeding, severe cramping, ect) since age 13. They have helped some, but I still have bad cramps where i double-over in pain, plus occasionally heavy bleading, during my periods. but since I became sexually active in February, I have had a sharp off and on pain in my lower left abdomen where my left overy is. this pain subsided when I became sexually inactive for a month, but returned after I had sex again (I had/have only 1 partner). this pain starts when I reach my climax and continues for several days after sex. I had been sexually active for 3 nights in a row this past week, haven't missed any of my pills, and he has used the withdrawl method At Least 5 seconds, if not a little longer, before he feels hes going to ejaculate. plus he has never "finished" inside of me. I have taken 3 home pregnancy tests( First Response) since Feb (one in Feb, one in March, and one 2 days ago) all negative, plus 2 tests at my ob/gyn which both were negative. i have talked about it with my boyfriend and he says that he will be with me through it all if i were happen to be pregnant.
    I have been having the feeling of sickness when I try to eat since this pain came back again. plus i can eat very little and feel full. I havent had any constipation. no bad food cravings(just once). not been very tired at all. the pain in my left lower abdomen has been constant for 3 days-sharp and at times very painful, almost a like a feeling of tearing where my overy is..
    I have been under alot of stress since Feb also with this relationship, school,
    Does this sound more like symptoms of ovarian cysts, or pregnancy?

    • ANSWER:
      It doesn't sound like pregnancy...but I would have the Dr. do an ultra sound to check what exactly it is... it could be a cyst...but it could be other things...

      good luck and Take Care

  28. QUESTION:
    ovarian cyst symptoms vs. pregnancy symptoms? what does it sound like to you (those that have had either/both)?
    I am 19. I am on birth control pills and have been for 6 years because of the problems Ive had from my period(heavy bleeding, severe cramping, ect) since age 13. They have helped some, but I still have bad cramps where i double-over in pain, plus occasionally heavy bleading, during my periods. but since I became sexually active in February, I have had a sharp off and on pain in my lower left abdomen where my left overy is. this pain subsided when I became sexually inactive for a month, but returned after I had sex again (I had/have only 1 partner). this pain starts when I reach my climax and continues for several days after sex. I had been sexually active for 3 nights in a row this past week, haven't missed any of my pills, and he has used the withdrawl method At Least 5 seconds, if not a little longer, before he feels hes going to ejaculate. I have taken 3 home pregnancy tests( First Response) since Feb (one in Feb, one in March, and one 2 days ago) all negative, plus 2 tests at my ob/gyn which both were negative. i have talked about it with my boyfriend and he says that he will be with me through it all if i were happen to be pregnant.
    I have been having the feeling of sickness when I try to eat since this pain came back again. plus i can eat very little and feel full. I havent had any constipation. no bad food cravings(just once). not been very tired at all. the pain in my left lower abdomen has been constant for 3 days-sharp and at times very painful, almost a like a feeling of tearing where my overy is..
    I have been under alot of stress since Feb also with this relationship, school,
    Does this sound more like symptoms of ovarian cysts, or pregnancy?

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  29. QUESTION:
    should i have my ovarian cyst removed?
    how were your cysts treated? Some background- I had my right ovary removed 2 years ago due to a large borderline malignancy tumor. I am 24. I had an ultrasound 6 months ago that showed a 4cm simple cyst.

    Since then, I'd been having pelvic discomfort, heavier than normal periods and cramping, constipation, dizziness, short bouts of nausea, full feeling in my abdomen and just general discomort and occasional paid there.

    At my follow up with my oncologist, she ordered another ultrasound which I had today, and it showed a 6cm cyst on the ovary. The tech said it looked like it had some blood in it, but didn't comment much on it after that other than saying I needed to call my doc and get an appointment scheduled and if I feel sharp pain in that area to go to the ER because it could have twisted.

    Anyone been in this situation? How was it treated? All this is with being on the pill, by the way. Did you just wait and see, did you have surgery?

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  30. QUESTION:
    What are your ovarian cyst experiences? Are they similar to mine?
    Some background- I had my right ovary removed 2 years ago due to a large borderline malignancy tumor. I am 24. I had an ultrasound 6 months ago that showed a 4cm simple cyst.

    Since then, I'd been having pelvic discomfort, heavier than normal periods and cramping, constipation, dizziness, short bouts of nausea, full feeling in my abdomen and just general discomort and occasional paid there.

    At my follow up with my oncologist, she ordered another ultrasound which I had today, and it showed a 6cm cyst on the ovary. The tech said it looked like it had some blood in it, but didn't comment much on it after that other than saying I needed to call my doc and get an appointment scheduled and if I feel sharp pain in that area to go to the ER because it could have twisted.

    Anyone been in this situation? How was it treated? All this is with being on the pill, by the way. Did you just wait and see, did you have surgery?

    • ANSWER:
      Everyone is different and there are medical advances daily. I had the exact same symptoms and than some. My cyst was the size of a volleyball and it was surgically removed and I still have the ovary.

  31. QUESTION:
    will i need surgery for ovarian cyst?
    how were your cysts treated? Some background- I had my right ovary removed 2 years ago due to a large borderline malignancy tumor. I am 24. I had an ultrasound 6 months ago that showed a 4cm simple cyst.

    Since then, I'd been having pelvic discomfort, heavier than normal periods and cramping, constipation, dizziness, short bouts of nausea, full feeling in my abdomen and just general discomort and occasional paid there.

    At my follow up with my oncologist, she ordered another ultrasound which I had today, and it showed a 6cm cyst on the ovary. The tech said it looked like it had some blood in it, but didn't comment much on it after that other than saying I needed to call my doc and get an appointment scheduled and if I feel sharp pain in that area to go to the ER because it could have twisted.

    Anyone been in this situation? How was it treated? All this is with being on the pill, by the way. Did you just wait and see, did you have surgery?

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  32. QUESTION:
    What will happen? 6cm ovarian cyst? Share experiences!?
    Some background- I had my right ovary removed 2 years ago due to a large borderline malignancy tumor. I am 24. I had an ultrasound 6 months ago that showed a 4cm simple cyst.

    Since then, I'd been having pelvic discomfort, heavier than normal periods and cramping, constipation, dizziness, short bouts of nausea, full feeling in my abdomen and just general discomort and occasional paid there.

    At my follow up with my oncologist, she ordered another ultrasound which I had today, and it showed a 6cm cyst on the ovary. The tech said it looked like it had some blood in it, but didn't comment much on it after that other than saying I needed to call my doc and get an appointment scheduled and if I feel sharp pain in that area to go to the ER because it could have twisted.

    Anyone been in this situation? How was it treated? All this is with being on the pill, by the way. Did you just wait and see, did you have surgery?

    • ANSWER:
      you better discover everything about different types of ovarian cyst - see below

  33. QUESTION:
    Anyone had these ovarian cyst symptoms?
    I had an ultrasound 6 months ago that showed ovarian cysts on my left ovary. My right ovary was removed 2 years ago due to a tumor. I have another ultrasound tomorrow, but the last couple weeks I've had increased symptoms such as random bouts of mild nausea and dizziness, pelvic discomfort, more frequent urination, facial hair popping up, heavier and more crampy period, constipation, decreased appetite, bloating, etc

    Should I call my doctor about these symptoms tomorrow or just wait until after the ultrasound? Tonight I was experiencing some significant dizziness and cramping and pain

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  34. QUESTION:
    how will they treat my ovarian cyst?
    Some background- I had my right ovary removed 2 years ago due to a large borderline malignancy tumor. I am 24. I had an ultrasound 6 months ago that showed a 4cm simple cyst.

    Since then, I'd been having pelvic discomfort, heavier than normal periods and cramping, constipation, dizziness, short bouts of nausea, full feeling in my abdomen and just general discomort and occasional paid there.

    At my follow up with my oncologist, she ordered another ultrasound which I had today, and it showed a 6cm cyst on the ovary. The tech said it looked like it had some blood in it, but didn't comment much on it after that other than saying I needed to call my doc and get an appointment scheduled and if I feel sharp pain in that area to go to the ER because it could have twisted.

    Anyone been in this situation? How was it treated? All this is with being on the pill, by the way. Did you just wait and see, did you have surgery?

    • ANSWER:
      Ovarian cysts are relatively common, and 6 cm is not as large as you would think, they can be much larger. Many times, the cyst will regress on it's own, or they will do a fine-needle aspiration (drain the cyst). It is a minor procedure. Your doctor may choose not do the procedure if he/she feels the cyst is not dangerously large.

      Yes, you should be paying attention to the pain in your pelvis, and go to/call the doctor if there are any sudden changes (an intense sharp pain, or if the pain completely subsides).

  35. QUESTION:
    ovarian cyst-- what kind could it be?
    ~Aching/ Stabbing pain in my lower back (on both sides).
    ~stabbing pain on the right side of my pelvis (comes and goes as it pleases).
    ~almost constant bloating
    ~slight nausea when i eat.
    ~sometimes before i eat i get REALLY hungry, but then when i DO eat, I realize that i'm not hungry anymore.
    ~BAD constipation.
    ~When i run, the ache in my back/ front gets really bad, to the point where i need to sit down and rest. I just got back in gym, and i noticed that when i do jumping jacks, (what i assume to be) my uterus sort of moves uncomfortably up and down.

    so.. can you help me understand what kind of cyst i'm probably dealing with here?

    thank you so much (:

    • ANSWER:
      You really have to go to the doctor, that doesn't sound normal, you could be developing ovarian cancer, nobody here on answers will be able to help you, please visit your doctor.

  36. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cyst? Please help?
    I think i might have one but idk. Ive had constipation and trouble digesting food for like three days ago last week, (its been better now) and it hurts a little when i stit a certain way, or touch it. It just looks like theres a little puffed out thing on the skin. Im 15 if it matters. And what should i do?

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  37. QUESTION:
    Long about ovarian cyst, I need advice if you can please help?
    For about 5 months I have been having an unusual "lump" on my right abdomen where my large colon is; the doctor thought maybe colon spasms.
    I have also had a feeling of abdominal fullness and feelings of bloating, pressure, and slight constipation at times.
    I have change my diet to eat healthier I took colon spasm medicine.
    I still have this problem, then last week end right as my "extra long" menstrual cycle finishes up, I began have menstrual-like cramping over my whole pelvic; it would come and good for about 4 days with no blood. No abnormal smells.
    I went in for a sonogram and they found a "golf ball" size cyst inside my right ovary. When he felt it, it seemed to be under the problem I was having about my "colon". I am thinking it is not my colon now.
    I have recently started getting just all around tummy pains since last week, back ache; bloating that never goes away, decreased appetite, pelvic pressure, feeling of fullness, pain' hurts to take deep breath, hurts on my left side where my left ovary is, hurts to walk. It hurts to poop and I feel constipated too. It even hurts my butt area inside to just sit. Just all around abdominal discomfort. Since my doctors visit It is like everyday I feel worse and worse. I feel like sh!t.

    Any advice?

    • ANSWER:
      A golf ball size cyst is not very good, but I'm sure your doctor explained what it was. A cyst can cause the pelvic pain you feel over your pelvic area. I have a cyst and I never knew it was there until one day I started having menstrual cramp feelings when my cycle was not even due. The cyst will cause pain, usually more pain around your cycle, but if it causes pain and you're not on your cycle, you should discuss with your doctor about other options, including trying birth control pills. The pills won't remove the cyst, but stops ovulation to give it time to shrink. The pain also MAY go away.

      With the size of your cyst, it is most likely pushing against your large intestine. Anything pressing on the intestine will cause all sorts of abdominal discomfort as you describe.

      I've been thru the same thing as you. I had a colonoscopy done and my GI doctor could see the cyst I had which was not large. He did tell me if a cyst gets large, it presses on the intestine b/c the area is very close to the ovaries. That's how I know that.

      I don't think your problem is really your colon. I think the cyst and the hormones the cyst may be producing is aggravating the stomach. I think you should focus on the cyst issue stronger and then your stomach issues may resolve.

      One more thing: the pain you feel when you walk is most likely from constipation, especially if it is sharp, intense pain in the VERY bottom portion of one side of your abdomen. The ovaries are a tad bit higher than under the abdomen. Constipation can hurt like h***!

      Good luck!

  38. QUESTION:
    Should I ask about having surgery for my ovarian cyst?
    how were your cysts treated? Some background- I had my right ovary removed 2 years ago due to a large borderline malignancy tumor. I am 24. I had an ultrasound 6 months ago that showed a 4cm simple cyst.

    Since then, I'd been having pelvic discomfort, heavier than normal periods and cramping, constipation, dizziness, short bouts of nausea, full feeling in my abdomen and just general discomort and occasional paid there.

    At my follow up with my oncologist, she ordered another ultrasound which I had today, and it showed a 6cm cyst on the ovary. The tech said it looked like it had some blood in it, but didn't comment much on it after that other than saying I needed to call my doc and get an appointment scheduled and if I feel sharp pain in that area to go to the ER because it could have twisted.

    Anyone been in this situation? How was it treated? All this is with being on the pill, by the way. Did you just wait and see, did you have surgery?

    • ANSWER:
      A benign cyst may only need a wedge resection with conservation of ovary as it is an only ovary. Get consultation, my best wishes! Face it boldly, life is important and really, I have all my sympathy for you.

  39. QUESTION:
    Should I call my doctor- new ovarian cyst symptoms?
    I had an ultrasound 6 months ago that showed ovarian cysts on my left ovary. My right ovary was removed 2 years ago due to a tumor. I have another ultrasound tomorrow, but the last couple weeks I've had increased symptoms such as random bouts of mild nausea and dizziness, pelvic discomfort, more frequent urination, facial hair popping up, heavier and more crampy period, constipation, decreased appetite, bloating, etc

    Should I call my doctor about these symptoms tomorrow or just wait until after the ultrasound? Tonight I was experiencing some significant dizziness and cramping and pain

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  40. QUESTION:
    Am I pregnant or do I have an ovarian cyst?
    I've had ovarian cysts in the past and though PCOS was suspected, it was never confirmed. I've had two that ruptured in the last year. I've sworn that I was pregnant, but I could be wrong.

    First day of last period was March 25.
    Most fertile was during April 9-10. Had unprotected sex on the 10th.
    No menstrual period, but I have always have had irregular periods though. I have never had PMS symptoms like this before; in fact, I rarely ever have PMS symptoms.
    Current symptoms:
    (1) Extreme breast tenderness. Nipples are constantly erect and very sensitive. Breasts have enlarged. Areolas have somewhat darkened and enlarged. So tender I had to stop working out.
    (2) Unbearable nausea at all hours of the day. I have only been nauseous when I've been on a boat; never before period.
    (3) Fullness in the lower abdomen that I cannot suck in. Very odd sensation. When sitting down, my ab muscles contract and tense and then I relax them and this fullness in my pelvic increases and a wave of nausea hits me.
    (5) Heightened sense of smell. I've been more aware of my body odor to the point where I've had to ask my friends if they can smell me. My favorite perfume makes me sick now.
    (6) Fever today.
    (7) Increased vaginal discharge. Thin and watery. Sometimes whitish. Sometimes there's so much, I have to change my panties.
    (8) Irritability and mood swings.
    (9) Acne flare-ups.
    (10) Two days ago and yesterday, there was a strange fluttering in right my ovary. Has primarily vanished now.
    (11) Constipation.
    (12) Night sweats.
    (13) Very light brown spotting this morning.
    (14) Stretching feeling on the sides of my abdomen.
    (15) Felt pressure on my right ovary this morning.

    -Took two Clear Blue Digital tests yesterday afternoon, drank a lot of water about an hour before hand, both came out negative.
    -Took one this morning and it came out negative.

    First symptom was breast tenderness on Monday, then came the nausea--both of which I have never had when I had my other cysts. Fullness has come and gone but it feels very different--not painful, just there.

    • ANSWER:
      Could be pregnancy or something else. Talk to your doctor.

  41. QUESTION:
    Do I have an Ovarian Cyst?
    I have felt a large, hard lump in my lower left abdomen for a couple months. I frequently have diarrhea and/or constipation. My weight just weight up 3 lbs. I am also recovering from anorexia nervosa. Please note I am 14 years old. Do I have a cyst on my ovaries, even though I haven't began menstruating yet?
    I have told my parents and I have a scheduled ultrasound tomorrow. I also note that most of my weight gain is in my lower stomach area, which makes me look almost pregnant, but I am not.

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  42. QUESTION:
    Appendicitis? Ovarian Cyst? Help?
    so ive had this pain before. This is probably about the fourth time its happened to me. Each time the pain lasts longer and gets worse, and its usually right before my menstrual cycle. This is the worst its ever been and its freaking me out. However, this is about the sixth or seventh day ive had the pain so its probably not appendicitis. But its still extremely scary. (the pain is not bad enough to make me cry or scream, its just very uncomfortable)
    Ive taken miralax about four times in the past two days and thats helped a pretty good bit. I have also been diagnosed with chronic constipation. The pain is also worse if my bladder is full. It hurts when i push in, not when i let go. I have had no fever or vomiting. I have sudden urges to go to the bathroom, but i attribute that to the miralax. it does not hurt when i jump, and randomly hurts when i walk or am just sitting. But like i said, i have had all of this happen before.
    Another thing is that when i push in on my right lower quadrant, my colon (i believe thats what it is) is rock hard and rolls around. And if i push really hard on it, i can make it gurgle. But this has happened to me A LOT before. sometimes the freaky colon thing is there when i wake up and goes away after i go to the bathroom. All of my pain also feels tons better after i pass gass.
    So really, ive been through this before, but this is the longest its ever happened, and its making me nervous. So i would love to please hear your educated opinions. Thanks!
    maybe a bowel obstruction?

    • ANSWER:
      try to eat more fibers

  43. QUESTION:
    i think i might have an ovarian cyst, what do I do?
    a few weeks ago, i had a sharp pain in my abdomen during sex. (i have had that pain before) the pain lasted for 2 days. When my period started, i had pain in my abdomen, and when i woke up in the middle of the night to try to pee, i couldnt because it hurt to bad to push to pee. its not burning at all like a UTI. no fever or vomiting. i know that menstruation can cause constipation, but im not sure if that is what this is. i do not have insurance, i am 29 and have had one child. what should i do?

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  44. QUESTION:
    Should I worry about an ectopic pregnancy? ?
    I found out a few days ago I'm pregnant. My hcg was at 1469 which puts me at 5-6 weeks and that is right around the time of my last period. For the past three days I've been having some pressure/pain on my left side lower abdomen and pelvic area. It reminds me some of what I experienced before when I had an ovarian cyst, just nowhere near as painful. I've also been having some difficulty going to the bathroom. I'm worrying it could be ectopic pregnancy, but not sure if maybe it's just a cyst or constipation. Can anyone tell me if my hcg is too high for my pregnancy to be ectopic?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm sorry, I don't know much about HcG levels, but at my first prenatal appointment my OB sent me for an ultrasound to rule out an ectopic pregnancy because I was experiencing similar pains. However, before she sent me to the hospital for the ultrasound, she told me that an ectopic pregnancy at 6 weeks (which is also where she estimated my gestation) would be unbearably painful (because it would be close to bursting) and not just a twinge like I was feeling.

  45. QUESTION:
    Is it endometriosis or ovarian cysts?
    Since I got off birth control a little over a month ago, I've been having this burning pain in my groin area, tenderness/swollen feeling in my pelvic region, a feeling of pressure on my bladder, and on-and-off constipation. Do you think it could be just getting off the pill, or is it more likely ovarian cysts or endometriosis? Can you get ovarian cysts from getting off birth control?

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, it can be possible for a woman to get cysts while coming off the pill.

      But with the symptoms you are noticing this could be more related to the endometriosis (an example only).

      I would recommend checking with your doctor as well to see what they say.

  46. QUESTION:
    after a ulrasound showing ovarian cysts and fibroids,my GP didn't give much info,do i just leave it?
    my symptoms are unexplained weight gain,bloating,heavy painfull periods,frequent urination and constipation.the weight gain bothers me the most and my gp seemed to think i was just another women wanting to eat lots and be slim!i diet and exersise!please help im so fedup!

    • ANSWER:
      Go to a gynecologist. Fibroids will cause all those problems, and are easily removed. There is nothing you can do to lose the weight gained through large fibroids except have them removed. And all the other problems should go away after they are removed. The cysts are less likely to be causing the symptoms, but should also be monitored by a gyno. They will often go away all on their own, but sometimes do need to be removed by the doctor. But it sounds like your GP is just brushing you off, and you should find someone who is going to give your problems more time and understanding.

  47. QUESTION:
    Why am i having this pain!?!?
    okay so about a month and a half ago i had REALLY bad paim in the right lower side of my abdomen. my mom said it was probably just cramps and i would be okay. so that night i went on a walk with my mom thinking that would help. half way through the neighborhood i am in tears it hurts so bad! so we call are really good friend who is an OBGYN and he takes a look at me and says its My appendix so i went to the emergency room and had a CT scan and there was nothing wrong with my appendix they said there was a little constipation and ovarian cysts. my mom had ovarian cancer. so they said to take some pain killers and to see an OBGYN for the cysts.

    okay so these are my symptoms:
    -lower pelvic paim
    -low abdominal pain
    - pain and trouble urinating
    - pain during bowel movements
    -lower back pain

    i have done an enema and i have a regular bowel movent every day so it cant be constipation could it be a cyst? what will they do to treat it? i am 13. (we have a appointment made for the OBGYN but its in about 2 weeks)

    • ANSWER:
      Yeh! Cysts can be painful and very common. They come and go with most women but if they hang around can really hurt during ovulation more so than your period.
      If they dont go away after a few months then they need to be removed via surgery.
      Sorry to hear about your pain. I know the pain too well and really hope this is just a passing one.

  48. QUESTION:
    I have sbeen suffering from pelvic pains, bloating, constipation and lower back pains for years?
    I was idagnosed with Endometriosis in November of 2007, my pains got worse and now I had a transvaginal ultrasound and they found a Bilateral ovarian complex cyst and the doctor said that it is malignant. He sent me to do blood work which includes the CA125, Tumor marker, and others. It could lead to me having ovarian cancer. how many have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and had this symptoms?

    • ANSWER:
      A close relative had been diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome but the abdominal pain,bloating,diarrhoea, constipation and back pain got worse.Tests eg barium enema and ultrasound (transvaginal) did not reveal anything.Eventually it was found to be ovarian cancer.

  49. QUESTION:
    Mesotherapy, Gone Wrong...Can Anyone Help?
    It has been almost four months since I had my mesotherapy injections. I have not received any more mesotherapy injections and never will. This has been a horrible learning experience. My abdomen remains bloated, upset and extremely sensitive.

    I have gone to the doctor several times and receive a new diagnosis everytime, kidney stones, IBS, constipation and ovarian cysts. I am frustrated and am unsure of what to do. I just want to be normal again...

    Any advice is appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Mesotherapy is untested, it isnt endorsed by Physicians and thoe who do these injections arent exactly up front about potential risks and adverse reactions.

      The ingredient are usually from overseas.

      My advise, other than I would not have this done, though its too late and you already have is to ask your physician to do some blood work on you.

      You have clearly had an adverse or allergic reaction and when you are dealing with something that no blind test studies have been done on and virtually no one knows the immediate or long term affects you are playing with fire IMO

      Did you tell the doctor you had Mesotherapy or are you seeing the same doctor who injected you?

  50. QUESTION:
    Pain on lower left side of stomach? what are my symptoms OF??? HELP?
    I'm 14 and im a girl...
    My period was about 5-6 days late and on my first day of my period i felt a little pain for about 10minutes in school on the lower left side of the stomach.
    Then I thought I HAVE OVARIAN cysts.
    I have constipation but now its way better like i never bleed when I go do #2 and it doesn't hurt anymore cuz of the meds.
    But today I had to pee about 4-5 times already and its 8pm now
    I drank Iced coffee ~ medium size, and soda (can of pepsi)
    THESE are three symptoms of Ovarian cancer D=
    What do I do?
    Today its hurting a little like barely but I don't want to die D====
    I don't have lower back pains or anything just that stuff I explained above.
    Can someone tell me what these symptoms are?

    • ANSWER:
      At 14, it is normal for your period to sometimes be a little irregular, like 5-6 days late. Not necessarily a symptom of anything.

      You are on medication to help with constipation issues - a much more likely cause of abdominal pain than a cyst.

      It is normal to pee around 8 times a day, you are peeing less than this and if the iced coffee and pepsi are your only fluid intake it is no wonder you are constipated.

      What you are describing is unlikely to be an ovarian cyst, and that is way more likely than ovarian cancer.

      It sounds far more like a hypochondriac teenager that has insufficient fibre and fluid intake.

      If you are concerned, see a Dr. Only a Dr can give you a diagnosis.