Ovarian Cysts: Types, Causes, Dangers And Treatments

Ovarian cysts are basically small sacs that have fluids within them and they occur inside the female ovary. Most of these cysts are benign in nature i.e. they do not lead to any harm. However in some cases complications like rupturing, bleeding and pain might occur. Surgery is one the ways that can help get rid of the cysts.

Physiological cysts in the ovary

In the ovary of any woman who is in the child bearing age and is not on birth control pills, cystic structures keep coming and going. They are required for the development and release of the egg. Since they are a part of the general function of the ovary, they are termed 'physiological' in nature.

During the first part of the 28 day cycle, the still maturing egg is carried to the surface of the ovary that contains a cystic structure known as 'follicle'. The follicle is not only responsible for carrying the egg, it is also responsible for the manufacture of the estrogen. Estrogen on its part is responsible for stimulating the uterine lining’s growth. The intrauterine allows the fertilized egg to be implanted and it also develops the embryo. During the period of ovulation the follicle’s size is that of an olive. The egg is released when the follicle ruptures. The fluid within the follicle, which is a clear substance till now is replaced by blood which follows the rupture. Progesterone’s secretion begins after this happens. A yellow coloured substance starts forming during this stage.

If pregnancy doesn't take place during this time, the yellow object tends to get a bit scarred. Corpus luteum is the name given to this cystic structure. These are generally small in size. In some cases this process gets a bit unusual. These physiologic structures are filled with follicular fluid or blood and it grows in size. It might lead to pain or it might not. These cysts cause irregularity of the menstrual cycle. But these cysts have the tendency to leak, and even twist the ovary; this can lead to a painful situation. Surgery might become inevitable if the ultra sound shows that the cyst has become enlarged.

Pathological cysts in the ovary

The cystic formations that are developed during the period of ovulation do not form a part of the cycle. They are called 'pathological ovarian cysts'. These growths may also be called 'tumors'. Tumors can be classified in two broad categories: malignant or cancerous in nature and the other being benign. These ovarian cysts are of many types. Some cysts have within them mucous, and some have old blood. There is no regression, and this is the biggest negative point of these pathological cysts. The fluid’s accumulation can be very rapid and hence the cyst’s growth is also very rapid. They might grow large within months or sometimes even within weeks.

Ovarian cysts – reasons

During an ultrasound the ovarian cysts resemble a bubble. The cyst is actually nothing but fluids enclosed within a wall that is quite slim. They are called 'Simple Cyst' or 'Functional Cyst'. If the follicle do not rupture and there is no release of the egg, the fluid remains within and this may form into a cyst in the ovary and might affect one of the ovaries. Tiny cysts are normally present when the follicles are being formed.

Adverse Effects

Ovarian cysts may be seen in any woman, no matter what the age. Research has proved that most cases of cysts in the ovary are benign in nature (which means they are non cancerous), they are neither related to any disease. In fact, many cysts disappear on their own in just a few weeks of their appearance. Ovarian cysts can be classifies in two broad categories: cancerous and non cancerous. Ovarian cancer does show the occurrence of cysts, but in normal conditions cysts denote a harmless condition. Some ovarian cysts include dermoid cyst, hemorrhagic cyst, Corpus Luteum cyst, follicular cyst and others.

Holistic Approach

In today's modern world you can choose from various medication alternatives to get a cure for ovarian cysts. But none of these guarantee 100% success. In fact, the holistic system is the only one that cures ovarian cysts completely. The holistic approach is also free of any kind of side effects. Hence you can trust the holistic approach completely. The holistic approach eradicates the root cause of the ovarian cyst thus, completely eliminating the chance of their recurrence. The holistic approach believes in an overall approach covering every aspect of physical fitness, mental health and spiritual growth as well.


92 comments to Ovarian Cysts: Types, Causes, Dangers And Treatments

  • Val  says:

    Has anyone had a negative experience with Vitex?
    My husband and I have been TTC #1 since June of this year. I stopped bc pills in April. I have never had irregular cycles. I suspected that maybe I had a leutal phase defect after a few months of trying with no result. We would never bd the week before my period because I figured I had already ovulated. So after my period in July we tried OPKs. What I thought was confirmed, I was ovulating the one week were we were not bding. Anyhow, in August my period was four days late. We got really excited but I never had a postive HPT. I was also taking an antibiotic for a UTI. The day I stopped the antibiotic, my period started. It was extremely painful and localized to my right side. I was concvinced I had an eptopic pregnancy and went to the ER. They confirmed that I was definately not pregnant and said that it was probably a cyst that had burst on my ovary ( I am 22 and had never had a cyst before). My usual cycles are 28-29 days long. My SIL suggested that I take vitex in order to lengthen my leutal phase. I started the vitex on September 6 (LMP was on August 24th.). Then I started my period a day early. That peroid was very painful and I passed a lot of clots. I passed more clots than blood in that cycle. I had been taking the liquid form of vitex. The next month I used the capsul form of vitex. I thought for sure that we were finally pregnant last cycle. I had been charting my BBT temps for a few months at the time and my temps were above the cover line for 18 days. My period was four days late. I was tired all the time, dizzy, VERY bloated, frequent urinating. All the tests I took came up negative. When my period did start, it was very painful again. The pain was on my right side (where my ovary is) and in my lower back on the right side. This time, I saw a blood clot with tissue maybe once this cycle. I am pretty sure it was a corpus leutem cyst. I decided to stop the vitex this month. I am afraid I have ovulated later this time around, but I decided to track my cervical fluid and position this cycle. Anyway, I know this long and TMI but my question is, has anyone had a negative experience with vitex?

    • ck  says:

      I haven’t used vitex, so I can’t comment on the side effects of that. But, I have 2 points:
      1. Definitely see a doctor (not the er) if you’re having localized pain with every period. That’s not supposed to happen, and it should definitely be checked out.
      2. To lengthen your luteal phase, try taking 100mg of Vitamin B6 every day. No side effects (as long as you don’t exceed that dose), and it should lengthen it by a couple of days. If you have a seriously short lp (8-9 days or less), you’ll need to see a doc to get it corrected. OTC stuff isn’t strong enough to correct a major lpd. Good luck to you!! Stay positive!

  • Meegan  says:

    I have been having rupturing ovarian cysts for 3 yrs now, and was told that it may be Endometriosis. Help!?
    I also had this happen about 20 yrs ago and they continued for a few years before mysteriously stopping. At that time the dr’s had also thought that I probably had endo.. (no difinitive diagnosis). Here I am years later dealing with this horrific pain again. Possibly its that I am nearing the other end of my cycle (meno.) and the reverse is occurring??? I don’t have terrible cramping with my periods now (I did when I was younger) however I have these terrible bursting cysts. They sent me for a vaginal sonogram, which confirmed that I am prone to large cysts growing. Of course there is no way to know if they are going to continue till they burst or absorb like normalones. The doctors advised that I needed to go on birth control, which not wanting to go onto any medication ( I am already on quite a bit from having a spinal injury – arachnoiditis from the birth of my daughter, no link between 2, this was from dr’s multiple errors) I did anyway, with the hopes of it stopping these rupturing cysts for continueing. Well apparently it has not stopped them, however who knows if I would have had many more if i hadn’t gone on the BC. The drs adv that the only way to confirm endo is by getting the laproscopy. Which with my spine injury would be VERY uncomfortable BUT if its the only way to know I will do it. But it seems that everything I read I don’t really see anyone really stating that they have rupturing or bursting cysts. Does anyone else deal with these? DO you have endo?

    What is the treatment for endo? 1 of the reason I agreed to trying the BC was because the dr had said that that was how endo can be treated as well. Is this true? I am so sorry for the questions, I am just really concerned, and SO tierd of having to deal with the pain from them rupturing. If any one had ANY info on any of this, any info on what I can do to STOP them from occurring, PLEASE repond. I appreciate any words of wisdom more than you could know.

    • poodiebear  says:

      Well, I had endo for over 20 yrs. 3 yrs ago I finally had to have a complete hysterectomy (i have no children-tried several fertility treatments, no luck). I did have cysts on my ovaries as well as having the endo. they say that the two are related, but to be honest, i don’ think doctors really know! I tried every treatment available to treat the endo, because as I am sure they told you, there is no cure for endometriosis and endo SUCKS! You say you are already on the birth control, which of course is one option, then there is a drug called Lupron. Lupron puts you into a false menopause if you will. You will get hot flashes!! just as if you were going thru menopause. And they are NOT fun. There is also long term and permanent side effects from the Lupron. It is an injection that you receive 2 times in a six month period. I would defiantly read up on it before trying it!! see what others have to say about their experience with it, I believe that is even a Lupron Victims website out there, but with ever medication, you know that people claim that it was the meds that did this or did that…There is also an older drug called Danazol. Danazol will also stop your periods and you may have mild hot flashes. I am not even sure if doctor will still prescribe Danazol, but Danazol saved me from years of pain and misery! Technically you are only suppose to take it for 6 months, I was on it for over 2 yrs and finally my doc said enough, can’t continue keeping you on this and that is when I decided to have the hysterectomy. Just recently though, I have been hearing about a procedure that is newer where they either freeze something (nerves) in the uterus and it will stop all pain caused from endo and other problems and unfortunately I cannot think of what it is called. Just be aware that, yes, you do have to have a Laproscopy to diagnose endo. it is outpatient surgery. The most painful part of the whole surgery is the gas that they pump into the abdomen, it takes a couple of days to dissipate and it is very painful, it moves up into your shoulders and back, etc. Also, if they do the Laproscopy then make sure that while they are in there to cauterize or laser the endo that they do find! and remove any cysts that can be removed! Good Luck to you!!

  • ILovemylittleAndre  says:

    I think one of my ovaries just burst…?
    It was during intercourse, I started to get a really sharp uncomfortable
    pain in my lower abdomen.I felt really bloated..and the pain slowly decreased to a dull ache. I was gong to go to the hospital, but the pain
    is almost gone now. I was due for my period the beginning of this month..and I’m late, so I thought I was pregnant. I have been before, twice..the first time I had a miscarriage..and that’s what I thought was going on. If I dont get my period soon, I think I might be pregnant.
    Do you think this could be a cyst or someting else?

    • virtual insanity  says:

      I had a cyst rupture. The pain is unimaginable. Plus, you start swelling. Intercourse was impossible. Standing upright was impossible. Had I not gone to the ER when I did, my surgeon said I would have died.

      But, you could have an ovarian cyst or a fibroid. You shouldn’t hurt like that during or after sex- its a sign of something. Make an appt with a gyn to have it looked into. If you have the severe pain again, rush to the ER. To be on the safe side, I’d go to the ER now.

  • preggo_mommy  says:

    Ladies I need you to tell me what u think?
    Ok so before you have your period do you feel more wet down there… or could it be pregnancy! Ive been with the same man for 11 yrs and my period is due in 4 days! I also have been having some cramping now for a few days! Also I usually have painful cysts and cant function.. the dr thinks its when they burst they irrate my body! but this month nothing.. just a little burning and cramping.. what do u think?

    • mamaone12000  says:

      I get the cysts as well and they really screw with your cycle! I thought I was pregnant a few times. They cysts made my periods late sometimes and the cramping could just be AF coming on. You could be pregnant tho… ya never know the only sure fire way to know is to wait at least 4 days and test! Good luck and I hope things work out the way you’re hoping!!!

  • gia  says:

    do i need to go docs with my ovarian cysts now?
    I was diagnosed with ovarian cysts 2 months ago. on my last ultrasound it showed up with only one large cyst of 4.5 cm, today I have had dull aching pains, im deffinitely due on my period, and I havent ecperianced these pains before with my cysts. my gyn told me that i should go straight to the emergency room if i thought my cyst had burst. How do I know if they have burst? not sure if I should go in to docs or not. the pain is not unbearable but is building up slowly. help?
    correction ( im deffinately NOT due on my period

    • Incognito  says:

      I had huge cysts on my ovaries…up to 11cm x 10cm, they had to be removed surgically. They are painful, and how would you know if they burst, your pain threshold is different to others? Check with your Dr again, as your cysts need to be checked routinely, they do burst sometimes on there own, and you may not even know it.

  • Shay  says:

    .. How come.. I feel like this?…?
    Hey Everyone, I hope that I can get some poisitive reinforcments for my journey,.. this is my story♥

    So me and my husband were together for 6 yrs before we decided to get married and I was on a whole bunch of different BC untill I found the Evera patch what a life savor .. Or so I had thought Now Not So sure…….

    I was on the Evera for about 3 yrs and it worked wonderful untill one time I forgot to put on my patch!>. lucky me I had developed a baby holding cyst… and I killed it by putting the patch back on.. haha.. :) is that not always the way.. :)..

    Well one morning I woke up to feeling a bit wired.. me an my hubby decided to have sex anyways to keep everything on track.. and BOOM! I litterly cryed out in pain.. Later finding out that I had an ovarian cyst burst.. and it filled my abdomen with so much fluid I felt like a pin cushion… so I have been going back and forth to the dr for this last couple months and the cyst wont go away….

    Anyways
    me and My husband decided that we wanted to be period free for the wedding or honeymoon in aug..so instead I got off the patch Aug 17… So now we have been trying to 4 months.. and I thought I would be prego already… But.. Its not… so It sucks.. and I always feel like I am missing out…

    My husbands girl cusin just had a baby girl and my husbands boy cusin just had his second baby in the same month of nov… Not helping me at all to feel completely worthless as a woman…

    I keep reading on here.. that if i just give up and enjoy life.. that the baby will come… Well everytime I try to get my mind away from thinking about being prego or wanting to be a mom.. … I cant.. its like a running role inside my head that keeps going… and All I keep doing is finding out that all my girlfriends are prego and not me… so… I have great hope that 2010 will be a good year for me and my husband… its just so hard to wait… when its all youve dreamed about since you were a little girl ♥

    For all the women who feel like me.. Baby Dust♥ 2010 hopefuls :)

    • MS Girl  says:

      I feel the same way girl. I have about 6 friends that are pregnant right now and I am happy for them but I want to be that way too. I am on clomid so I am hoping I will be right with them in a couple months. Good luck to you and your husband! I have a positive out look that 2010 will bring me my bundle of joy, hope it brings you yours too!

  • Anonymous  says:

    Did i have an ovarian cyst?
    A couple of years ago, before i started my period i went through excruciating pain, i mean, i never had pain like that before, i couldnt walk or anything and i was sick. 2 weeks after that i started my period, thats why i didnt worry. In science the other day my teacher said that she had an ovarian cyst and it burst but they did nothing about it, do you think i had it?

    • Girl.  says:

      Depends on the type of cyst. There are types of harmless cysts which women can be born with and which cause no pain. It’s unlikely you have a serious cyst, if it is no longer causing you trouble.

  • unknownfemale  says:

    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?

    • Hattie Mae  says:

      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.

  • Sarah C  says:

    Having really painful cramps a few hours after sex?
    I had sex and went to sleep about 3 hours later and woke up after 4 hours of sleep (so now it is about 7 hours after intercourse) to very, very painful cramping in my front pelvic area and my lower back. I’ve never had cramping this painful before in my life. I’ve never had cramps this painful during any period I’ve ever had and never after sex, and we’ve been having sex almost every night or at least every other night, with exception to recently where there was about a week where we didn’t have sex. Our sex isn’t painful at all and he isn’t really rough with me.

    I’m 25 years old.
    Last week (Saturday), I had a very light 16-hour period (it usually lasts 3-5 days). Though the blood discharge lasted only a short while, I did experience other clear thick discharge for a few days afterward.
    He used a condom, as we always have for sex.
    I orgasmed before sexual intercourse, which I’ve done before with no side effects.
    The cramps are on my abdomen below my belly button, my lower back, and occasionally in my vagina.
    They’re painful, but they aren’t CALL AN AMBULANCE painful and certainly don’t look as painful as when two of my friends had cysts burst on them… but they are enough for me to curl into a fetal position when they’re bad and feel nauseous.
    They occurred 7 hours after sex, not during sex or immediately afterward.
    I don’t seem to be bleeding or spotting.

    I’m going to try to get in to see a doctor about exams and asking about getting on The Pill in the next week, as was planned because I am now on his insurance, but it doesn’t hurt to get the opinion and insight of others.
    I am having blood spotting now. It seems to be brown rather than pink. It’s tan, actually.

    • Anonymous  says:

      Did you by any chance have sex with a horse? That would explain some things…

  • dozykat  says:

    What do you think are the chances of me developing endometriosis?
    Obviously I’m not expecting a precise answer. But I know what the test for endometriosis consists of so i’d rather go when i’m pretty much certain I’ve got it. Basically since I started my periods at ten they have been painful. Not insufferable but really uncomfortable. I went on the pill earlier this year and stopped it at around June. Ever since then I’ve been feeling nauseous more frequently and having stomach pains often (even when my ovulation is estimated). The pills I was on was microgynon followed by one i cant remember (The one is a minipill, the other the combined. I had high blood pressure). My periods aren’t quite irregular, before last year they were but before I went on the pill they were every 42-50 days . Since the pill i’ve been on 3 or 4 times I think. With varying length of cycles(one was 32 the other was 54), they are really quite heavy and last for 7 days which results in me feeling really drained and slightly anaemic. I’m not sure if it is due to endometriosis though, I was considering it might be IBS and just a wonky menstrual cycle?(my bowel movements change from diarrhea -constipation frequently and both at the same time if that makes sense?). My stomach pain alters. Sometimes its a horrible achey burn in my pelvis, sometimes its just a little crampy and other times its shooting pains. Its worse if im moving around . The pain was there before I started the pill and worse when i was younger, but stopping the pill has caused it to become more generalised with almost a bad lower tum area every week. Im finding it hard to lose weight, I’ve been really bloated this week and i was on on the tenth so i’m not due for another 3 weeks. I’m always tired. Me and my partner want a child so we’ve been trying for the past 6 and a half months since i stopped the pill.
    To be honest the reason why I’m asking this is that last year my mother was diagnosed with endemetriosis + “chocolate cysts” and they burst resulting in her having an operation for it to be cleaned up and then a complete hysterectomy.She was only 40) She still has some left on her bowels. Its been awful and Its a massive fear for me that i’ll inherit it off her and I wont be able to have children (She didnt use protection for over ten years), or that i’ll develop “chocolate cysts” too and will have to suffer what she went through. Her symptoms were painful periods when she was younger but no problems as she grew older,short periods(about 3 days), stomach pains that she never really noticed untill the cysts burst, painful bowel movements,starting her periods at nine, random bleeding. We both have frequent water infections and I feel like I get them almost everytime I am about to come on. The last time I went to the gp I asked breifly what the chances are of me inheriting it off my mother and she said there is no relation between family members being more likely to inherit it . But this is contrary to every site on the internet about endometriosis that i’ve found? I don’t really want the laprascopy(i think thats what they do to look around?) unless its completely neccessary so I know theres no way to tell for certain until I get one, but what do you think? and what helps alleviate the symptoms for me?. Will also be helpful as my mother still has symptoms(tum pain, tum rumbling inside because of the cysts) despite the hysterectomy.. Thanks. I know its a long mispelt post.

  • luciferkitty29  says:

    I need advice about SEVERE abdominal pain?
    I am a 22 year old female. I have had problems with either constipation or diarrhea for about 4 years. It really never bothered me too much. A few months ago (Towards the end of September) I started having horrible pains in my lower right abdomen. I have had a cyst on my right ovary before that burst (in 2006), so I figured that it must be another and decided to ignore it because I didn’t have the money to see a doctor. The pain lasted about 3 weeks and went away all of a sudden. Towards the middle of November I started to have the symptoms again, but now there was also constipation, and sex hurt. On November 28th I had the worst pain I have ever felt in my life while trying to make a bowel movement. It was a SHARP, STABBING, TWISTING pain in my lower left side (abdomen) that had me literally screaming out in pain, crying, and clinching my knees it hurt so bad. I drank a half bottle of pepto bismol and took alka seltzer and it eased it a little after a while. This attack lasted about an hour to an hour and a half. I was supposed to continue with my birth control pills on the 27th with a new pack, but I did not have the money for a new pack, so I didn’t continue. I was off of my period on the 29th or 30th. On December 5th I had brown discharge and later that day very red blood was on my toilet paper. That was the last of that (I wanted to include that in case it might be connected with my other issues). Since November 28th, I have been feeling like I can NEVER complete a bowel movement and sometimes there is blood when I wipe, I am having horrible pain now throughout my entire right side especially lower right abdomen and under the right rib cage and it gets worse every day, I also have pain in my back now, I am bloated so bad that you can see it and it will not go away no matter what I do, I am very gassy, very tired (sleeping for LONG hours at a time and wanting more!), and on occasion I am nauseated, but I have not thrown up. If anyone can help me figure out what to ask a professional to look for that would help… A LOT!!! Sometimes in the ER they tend to not listen as much because they are so busy… but that is my only option. Thank you SOOO much!!!

    • medcenman  says:

      no insurance? then go to ER and use someone else’s name and a wrong address. Don’t take any ID with you. irritable bowl syndrome could be one, Pain on defecation close to or during your period is an absolute sign of endometriosis. you’ll need a surgery for that. frequent diarrhea and constipation more points toward irritable bowl syndrome. you are too young for gall bladder problem but a candidate for appendix since your pain is on your right hand. from your belly button to your right hip bone go 1/3 down and push hard. see if you get any pain. if yes, that’s your appendix. it got better after that three weeks time b/c it was infected. now it may have been worse. you had another pain around thanksgiving. did you have a big meal before that? then appendix. Hope I was of any help.

  • Nosy_Cow  says:

    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??

    • tipsy pixie  says:

      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.

      .

  • sh311yw4rd  says:

    i am sterilized (clipped) due to a burst cyst on my left ovary however…?
    my periods have always been irregular even before sterilization, and my hubby noticed i have got a bigger belly and double sized boobs. I am always tired and have the munchies a lot, and i keep getting butterflies like in my womb area, i go to for a wee a lot and tend to be constipated too. I am 29 years old and have 2 children 6 years old (autistic and dyspraxic) and 4 years old (“normal”). I am worried that i may be pregnant again?! ( i would be happy if i was, but it would put a lot of strain on me too financially!) I DO NOT BELIEVE IN ABORTION AND TERMINATION so please do not suggest it! also my gp is not open at the mo due to xmas week!
    p.s i live in grimsby in england, uk
    just done a preg test and its NEGATIVE IT WAS A £1.OO TEST FROM THE POUND LAND SHOP IN GRIMSBY!!! what a relief!! tahnks for answers you can still answer anyway so i know for future reference!

    • ~*Lariena ♥'s her baby boy*~  says:

      You would still be capable of getting pregnant and being fertile if only your left ovary was not functioning. If they did not tie off your right ovary and cauterize it, it’s possible that you were impregnated by an egg that was released from the right ovary.

      It’s also possible that if your right fallopian tube was tied and burned, it could have grown back as this has been known to happen on occasion.

      Being as you have 2 children already, you could experience movement earlier if you were to be pregnant, but the earliest I have ever heard of anyone feeling movement would be 13 weeks. So if you felt movement, I would say that you’re somewhere in your second trimester.

      You don’t need a GP to confirm pregnancy. Just go to the store and buy a test. If you’re feeling movement, you’re far enough along to get a positive pregnancy test.

      Keep in mind that your symptoms may be totally unrelated to pregnancy also, but give yourself peace of mind and just take a test.

      Good luck :o)

  • Hannah  says:

    Ovarian cyst burst maybe?
    just need some advice sorry for the detail ive just came on my period I have never suffered pains before but im getting a very heavy bleed and stabbing,pains in my lower area I suffer from pcos do u reckon it mAy have burst ive taken co codamol and have heat pad but the pain is intense

  • HAN-uhhh  says:

    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?

  • Savannahhh(:  says:

    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.

    • Q  says:

      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.

  • lilpr1nc3sz  says:

    I’ve had an ovarian cysts for what the doctors believe is 2 months now.?
    and the last time I went back to the doctors it had grown to 6.5 (it was 5.5 the first time). (Its a functioning cysts) I had my period in November but didn’t get it again until the end of February and now my periods been MIA since then. I’m not pregnant and my doctor wants to wait another two more weeks and then she told me to give her a call. They said if it doesn’t go away they want to surgically remove it, and I was just wondering if anyone on here has had this done. What happens, how long is the recovery, how much pain is there, do they give you any pain medications? Also if there is any way to make the cysts go away on it’s own (My mother said when she was younger she had a hot water bottle on her stomach and it burst on it’s own and she was in a bit of pain but it was better then being operated on). If anyone can tell me anything I’d greatly appreciate it. I’m a worrier and being I never had a cavity before let alone had any surgery I’m scared. Thanks in advance! Hugs.

    • Diana J  says:

      One cause for the missed periods may be because ovaries “take turns” releasing eggs. Without an egg-no period. Cysts can burst or go away on their own and your Doctor seems to be doing the right thing by not rushing into surgery as long as you are not experiencing major problems by waiting and watching. Don’t stress yourself even more by worrying about surgery and pain. Your Doctor will make SURE you are not in pain during any surgery and will give you pain meds after surgery , if that becomes necessary. Please don’t worry so much. Hope all turns out OK.

  • beverley h  says:

    ovarian cyst showed postive preg test?
    so i had an ovarian cyst burst on tuesday they did a pregnancy test after it burst and it came up possitive even though i did a test a few days before and it was negitive, they delt with the cyst and bleeding, and have told me that the pregnancy test was possitive and guess what i’ve come on my normal period nothing abnormal at all typical period and the doctors are now telling me i might not even be pregnant is this true has anyone else had this please it’s ripping me apart i cant handle the emotions anymore.

  • lovemy2boys&girl  says:

    I need some opinions… just because I need to talk to someone besides my hubby?
    I have been answering questions left and right but now I need some opinions from some experts.

    I have the paraguard IUD (the copper one), my youngest is now 16 1/2 months old so I’ve had the IUD for over a year now. I know that there is some risk for pregnancy even though it is very low.

    My last MPH was Nov. 10th, and typically I am a textbook cycle with Ov. at 14d and a 28d cycle. I got cramps like I get sometimes during ov. except it was diff. than normal. Norm is about an hour of cramping, but on Nov. 25th it lasted for 24hrs! I thought that maybe it was because I possibly had a cyst that burst. No pregnancy symptoms really except…. Yest. afternoon I started spotting, and thought that my period had started…. so I thought, I’m not pregnant. But then it stopped!! That never happens! I started thinking that maybe that was implantation bleeding and if so how long before a HPT will come up positive? what do you ladies think?
    just wanted to repeat that I thought my period was starting yesterday since I spotted, and then I wanted to add that my period is due tomorrow so it’s a good thing I don’t have to wait long because I’m an impatient woman….lol.

    Plus with my two kids I knew I was pg and was able to test early :D….. with having this IUD I don’t know how much it is going to throw off my normal body work and I don’t know anything about how fast the HCG rises in our bloodstream.
    oh I forgot to add that I am already going to the doctor on Monday so I was going to talk to him about it during my visit there if I didn’t have a positive test already, lol

    • Hannah R  says:

      Hey there-you can visit your doctor and tell him your concerns. They will carry out a blood test and you will know then if you are pregnant or not. Obviously a blood test is very accurate so you will know for sure.

  • vayygahhh  says:

    cyst on my ovary, and i havent had my period since december 08 please read more….?
    i had ONE shot of depo; after the doctors insisted on putting me on depo in august 08.( november i didnt go back in for another one, i got my period. december came i got my period. ever sence december though i havent, i had a lot of pelvic pain so i went to the doctors, and had a trans vaginal ultra sound done, i have polycystic ovatrian disease and they said nothing about the results ( this was the end of february) so i went on with the pelvic pain, then the end of march, i was at work and was on the ground crying in so much pain, like period cramps only 100 times worse and surging pain all through my back and stomach. i went to the ER. where they said that i have a cyst on my left ocary that is over half the size of it. the doctors arent removing it… but waiting for it to burst on its own….they put me on bed rest but i am in a GREAT deal of pain everyday… and it keeps getting worse. but still NO PERIOD. so i was wondering if there was anyway i could get my period, or any way to get rid of the cyst… because until i get my period… the cyst will not burst so its a lose lose sitiuation, im not sure why my period just stopped because the two before that were regular just like they were before depo. can anyone help?

    • TOASTEE  says:

      I am not understanding why your doctors are so strange (to put it nicely). A good doctor would NOT have you sitting at home waiting for a cyst to ‘burst’ while you are crying in pain.
      You need to get a second opinion: go to another doctor or ER soon.
      If they will not operate, they will at least find a way to control your pain and monitor you more professionally.

  • Little_Miss_Bossy  says:

    Could this be pregnancy or a health problem?
    I have a few things to explain before i get to the exact point…..

    Ok well first of all my body as always been awkward & weird. I had never had my first period until AFTER I had my first son. And with my second son I had took about five pregnancy test (all with a negative result) and even had a blood pregnancy test (also negative) and all along it turns out i was pregnant anyways.

    A few months ago I had a cyst to burst on my left ovary & had a lemon-sized one on my right ovary. I had to go 2 the hospital several times while I was in a lot of pain. But I got antibiotics and the cyst went away.

    Well now I have been having sharp lower back & lower abdominal pains. and it seems like I am eating like a cow, way more then i usually do.I have been waking up in the middle of the night numerous times to have to go to the restroom. also sometimes when im sitting or laying down it feels as if something is moving in my stomach, but i dont know if it is just gas or other bodily functions.

    So could someone please help me out and give me their opinion? Could I be pregnant, or could it be another cyst causing some of these things. Its really stressing me out.

    • JoeDes  says:

      Honestly, it could be so many things. It’s probably best to call your doctor and get a full exam.

  • Kristi  says:

    Symptoms of Endometriosis?
    I thought I was pregnant because I was having menstrual cramps 2 weeks before my period and nausea. I was incredibly tired and emotional. Took a blood test and not pregnant. Had intense pain during sex and constant lower back pain. For the past couple of months I have had IBS-like symptoms and could not figure out why. I have always gotten upset stomach with my period (i thought it was normal!) Sometime it hurts to pee or have a bowel movement during my period. I do have a stabbing pain with ovulation and I have had a cyst burst about 2 years ago. It just seems like these symptoms have gotten worse with time and they got worse quite quickly. Need some advice! Help!
    I had a pelvic exam yesterday and there was no pain around my ovaries or fallopian tubes but intense pain when she pressed behind my uterus. I have done a lot of research already and read that one of the most common places that endometriosis occurs is in the cul-de-sac (the area behind the uterus.)
    I forgot to mention that I was diagnosed with BV that day and have started antibiotics to get rid of it. Since I started the med my cramps have gotten worse and my nausea has gotten worse as well. I am also afraid it could be Pelvic Inflammatory Disease because BV can cause PID. And PID has similar symptoms as Endometriosis from what I can tell. How long does it take for BV (if left untreated) to turn in PID?

    • gethelp9  says:

      One of the big symptoms that I have had w/ my Endo is severe cramping daily. On my really bad days, I don’t move from bed, due to being in so much pain and being so tired. I was put on a new medicine, because all of the other birth control pills, patches, shots weren’t working. I have also had 3 laps done (surgery) Have you been put on any type of birth control? They do this most times to stop your cycle, since the Endo can get worse during that time.

      I decided to basically try anything and everything to get some relief. Doing a hysterectomy is not an option. Not only do I want another child, but it’s not a cure. It has been proven that even going that far, the Endo implants that are left after removing the uterus.

      Do some more research on the types of medicines that they use for Endo treatment and choose the right one for you. What works for one person doesn’t always work for another.

      Also if you go to Yahoo groups, there are groups that just talk Endo. They are great support groups. It’s really nice to find other people going through the same thing

  • Seabee Wife  says:

    Trying to coneive and very confused about some things….Please help!! No rude replies please.?
    A few years ago I had an ovary and tube removed due to a cyst that burst and my tube was adhered to my bowels so that had to be cut away and removed.

    I have one side intact but was told that my remaining tube is slighty clubbed and also had a small amount of scar tissue in it, they found this out from an HSG that I had done.

    I had surgery to help remove the scar tissue and had yet another HSG done which did show some spillage of the dye.My uterus is antiflexed…not sure what that means but trying to be as detailed as I can be.

    I started tracking my cycles in March. This is what I have charted thus far.

    Period records for March

    Day 1 of period 3/8/2010
    Last day of period 3/16/2010

    Period Records for April

    Day 1 4/5/2010
    Last day 4/11/2010
    Thick clear CM on 4/17/2010

    Period records for May

    Day 1 5/2/2010
    Last day 5/11/2010
    CM mucus on 5/17/2010

    Day 1 5/31/2010
    Last Day 6/7/2010
    forgot to check for CM

    Period records for June

    Day 1 6/24/2010
    Last Day 7/1/2010
    Clear thick CM on the 7/7/2010

    I am due for my period again on or between 7/21 and 7/23.

    My husband and I had intercourse on the 7th, 9th, 10th and 12th. He ejaculated inside me each time and instead of getting up right away I layed there for almost and hour just relaxing.

    I usually never get cramps before my period….always on days 2, 3 and 4 of my menses.

    I also had breast augmentation June of last year and sometimes still get breast tenderness at odd times. Period of not…

    For the past few days, I would say maybe 4 days I have had off and on cramps in my lower back and abdomen. some sharp and some mild.

    My breasts are a bit sore on the sides more than normal or so it seems.

    I have not been able to get a good nights rest in almost a week and have slept maybe 5 hours when I finally do get to sleep.

    I have been urinating a lot but then again I can’t tell if its more than usual except for yesterday. I went to the restroom and then 10 minutes later I went again. it was though I never went the first time.

    I woke up today and was nauseated but that could have been from not eating dinner last night. I did feel very flushed and was very pale.

    I have been having shortness of breath for the last few days. I do smoke but have never experienced this before.

    Also I have been burping a lot more than usual for almost a week. doesn’t matter if it is soda or water. It isn’t a full out burp but more like air just getting pushed into my mouth…hope that makes sense….

    I have also had very mild constipation for the last 3 days and it is much lighter in color than normal.

    I know I may be getting my hopes up and hope I am not just working myself up for something that may never be…

    I was hoping someone could give me some insight.

    My questions are as follows:1. Is the thick CM indication that I am in fact ovulating?

    2. If you have a period does that mean that the tube is in fact open?

    I ask this because I was reading some things online and saw several posts stating that the egg not being fertilized is what causes your period…which in my mind tells me that I am releasing and egg and it is making it to my uterus but not being fertilized…therefore starting my menses.
    I guess I am just wondering about the symptoms I am having.

    can anyone please write about what I have writen as I didn’t mean to ask those questions listed at this time.

  • Lauren G  says:

    what should i do about my pain????
    i have had ovarian cysts for about 2 years now. ive had irregular periods for over a 1 yr now. my ovaries have been hurting everytime i get my period and weeks before and weeks after. this time i cant believe the pain ive had. my mom thinks one of my ovaries burst. but im still not sure what i should do. i can walk about 5-10 steps then i have to sit down b/c the pain is so bad. ive never had pain so bad before. i took 2 midol and the pain just got worse. does anyone have any ieas what i should do. i have decided that when i am old enough (b/c im only 21) that i am getting my ovaries removed to stop the persisting pain i go through. please, i need all the advice i can get……thank you!

    • chandrasekharam b  says:

      If the pain is severe and persistant you are advised to consult your Gynaecologist for necessary treatment.

  • makenna's mom  says:

    HELP?! Signs of cysts on ovaries?? itching? ?
    Hi i know that i have a cyst on my ovaries. i went to the ER about 2weeks ago. The pain went away after about 3days and now that my period is over the pain is back and is even worse than before. Pain is coming and going and is very sharp when it does come mostly after ive been sitting and i get up or if i bend or lift up my daughter. this just began today. Also i noticed that starting today ive been very itchy on my face and neck and arms and stuff….. Is that a possible sign of ovarian cyst? and should i be worried that the pain is worse? I tried to make an appt. with my obgyn but was unable to get anyone on the phone. I’m just not sure what may be going on, and i just worry about it getting bigger and really scared of it bursting or something. Any helpful advice would be great

    • pretzypie  says:

      Typically, ovarian cysts are functional (not disease or cancer related) and occur as a normal process of ovulation. During the days before ovulation, a follicle grows. But at the time of expected ovulation, the follicle fails to break open and release an egg, as it is supposed to. Instead, the fluid within the follicle remains and forms a cyst.

      Functional, or physiological, ovarian cysts usually disappear within 8-12 weeks without treatment. They are relatively common, and are more common during a woman’s childbearing years (puberty to menopause). Ovarian cysts are rare after menopause.

      Functional ovarian cysts are not the same as ovarian tumors (including ovarian cancer) or cysts due to hormone-related conditions such as polycystic ovarian disease. Some non-functional ovarian cysts must be treated to go away.

      An ovarian cyst can cause pain if it pushes on nearby structures, ruptures or bleeds. Pain may also occur if the cyst is twisted or causes twisting (torsion) of the fallopian tube.

      Symptoms of ovarian cysts can include:

      * Pelvic pain – constant, dull aching
      * Pain with intercourse or pelvic pain during movement
      * Pain during bowel movements
      * Pelvic pain shortly after beginning or ending a menstrual period
      * Abnormal uterine bleeding (change from normal menstrual pattern)
      * Longer than usual menstrual cycle
      * Shorter than usual menstrual cycle
      * Absent menstruation
      * Irregular menstruation
      * Abdominal bloating or swelling

      Often no symptoms are noted and ovarian cysts are found only be routine examinations. Usually birth control pills may be prescribed to help establish normal cycles and decrease the development of functional ovarian cysts.

      Simple ovarian cysts that are larger than 5-10 centimetres and complex ovarian cysts that persist should and will usually be surgically removed via laparoscopy (minimal invasive surgery).

      I would recommend that you keep on trying to get a hold of your gynaecologist, or try to see another gynaecologist for further evaluation as sometimes cyst can twist or cut of the blood supply to your ovary causing a medical emergency.

      I have suffered from many bilateral ovarian cysts over the past 11 years and have surgery 2 times to have them removed (it wasn’t anything too serious).

      I hope this helps to answer your question. Good luck :)

  • TrixyLoo  says:

    Ovarian cyst while on Birth Control?
    I have been suffering with ovarian cysts for about a year now with irregular periods since my period started. lately, I do not seem to have any periods until the cysts burst which is excruciating. I have been prescribes percocet and birth control pills (combined pill called zovia). I have been on the pill for 3 months now, starting after my last ovarian cyst rupture so it was supposed to be done with. I have been taking the pill regularly at the same time and this week have started having symptoms of a cyst. Now my right ovary is radiating in pain like a cyst is about to rupture.. same feeling I have gotten with every cyst before.
    Has anyone else been on birth control who has this same problem? Did the pills work for you or did you continue to get cysts?

    Anyone have any insight as to why I am still getting cysts if I am supposedly not ovulating? Thanks (ive tried google with no good hits and calling my dr. tomorrow to get an appointment sometime this week)
    I’ve already had bloodwork which he said was alright except my biliruben levels were pretty low. He mentioned PCOS but said he wanted to see if the birth control helped first. He seemed pretty confident that the dose of birth control her gave me would be sufficient in stopping my ovulation. Has anyone had this happen to them before? Thanks.

    • Robin S  says:

      Hun, I’m so sorry that you having these horrible cysts bursting…how very painful! Sounds to me like you should mention “Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome” (PCOS) to your doctor when you have your appointment! See if he/she will do some blood tests to determine your hormone levels (which they will most likely do anyway when you tell them of these symptoms). Sounds to me like you should be on “Meformin”. Metformin is given to women with PCOS (there are also some other medications similar to Metformin) and helps reduce insulin in the body, which then allows your body to reduce it’s LH, which is the enemy of your folical stimulating hormones that allow you to ovulate each month. This way, you can ovulate as you are supposed to, and should help with the reduction of the cysts and the bursting, and ultimately, and hopefully, get rid of your pain so you no longer have to take pain medication for this purpose.

      However, I am unsure about the use of the birth control pill along with taking the Metformin. But I’m sure there are other forms of birth control that will be fine used in conjunction with the medication.

      Good luck at your doctor’s appointment tomorrow! I hope you are able to find a reason and a solution as soon as possible!

  • xeudonomei  says:

    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

    • Pickle  says:

      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.

  • Rissa134  says:

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

  • Pink L  says:

    Polycystic ovarian syndrome?
    I am a 22 yrs old female, and I’ve always had irregular period. I have skipped an entire month before, and lately my period seems to be 2-3 weeks late every month. Last year I was diagnosed with ovarian cysts and had to undergo laproscopy as it has burst. I am very worried that I may suffer from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. Am I at a high risk? What can I do now?

    • Ashly  says:

      I don’t think you have to worry and I believe the best things to do was laproscopy. This will increases your chances for getting pregnant . Now, you have to watch what you eat. Consult your dr. or do some goggling to find a better diet.(ie: lots of fresh fruits and veg etc)

  • tiny  says:

    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.

    • little78lucky  says:

      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

  • Chrissy S  says:

    for girls only…ovarian cysts?
    Hi. Im 21 and have been having aching on both sides of my ovaries. I went for a pap-everything was good. I went for a sonogram and had 2 cysts (one on each ovary-but tiny) this was about 7 months ago (my gyno.told me to go back after a few months and get it re-checked if I want and if not they will prob.burst on their own.

    -about 3 days before my period last month I had severe pain in one side where I could barely walk and thought it was a UTI the dr. said it wasnt after the pee test but gave me antibiotic anyway. The pain was severe for a day and then went away. Now (2 wks. after my period) im getting a dull ache,sometimes sharp in both sides of my ovaries. like when I walk and step with my right foot my right ovary hurts same with the left foot,left ovary.

    -Could the cysts have grown a lot larger in 7months?
    -The pain I was in before my period be bursting cyst?
    -I cant go on Birth control because they make me very sick so i dont know what to do…go for another sonogram? I dont want surgery!
    -will they burst on their own, will i wind up in the hospital if they do?

    tell me your experience if this happened to u!

    • Rosalia  says:

      It is very possible for the cysts to have grown larger in the span of 7 months, especially if you are experiencing discomfort in that area. The pain you experience is more than likely not a cyst bursting unless it is accompanied by bleeding. Cysts can burst on their own and if they do you will only be hospitalized if you experience debilitating pain and/or very heavy bleeding. My professional and personal advice to you is to make an appointment with your doctor to check things out. Surgery is scary, but sometimes can’t be avoided when its really needed. i have a history of ovarian cysts and have had one burst while i was at work. I haven’t had surgery for them yet because they aren’t that much of a bother to me. You should only get cysts removed if they are a bother to your everyday life or a hindrance to your health. I hope that helped, and good luck hun:)

  • Anonymous  says:

    can you miss pills and be okay?
    i missed the last 3 pills in my birth control pack i have had sex since, im meant to be getting my period this week but is it possible to get pregnant?
    i recently posted something about me being possible pregnancy but it turned out i have a burst cyst on my ovary now could that of effected my birth control before i missed the last three pills of the pack before the placebo pills?

    and this is side tracking kinda but a question i want answerd, does it take just one missed pill and not double up to get pregnant?

    • mom2bentley  says:

      Since you missed 3 pills in a row you’re definitely at risk for being pregnant. They say if you miss one pill to take it as soon as you remember or double up the next day and you’ll still be protected, but if you miss 2 or more to throw the pack away and use a back up method of birth control until you start the next pack. You should take a pregnancy test 2 weeks from the time you had unprotected sex to check for pregnancy, and remember to use your first morning pee for the most accurate results. Good luck :)

  • Spohia Grace is here!  says:

    Contractions but no dilation?
    I went to my second weekly doctor’s appointment today and was checked again. I am still not progressing–still at a fingertip, but baby’s head is really low.
    Sunday afternoon I started having contractions around 3pm. They started off slow, every 20 minutes. Then they began to intensify, and continued to contract until they were about five minutes apart. About 10 minutes til 5pm they just STOPPED. Then about 6pm they picked back up, but was so sporadic in coming and intensity. I have been cramping in my lower abdomen since Sunday. It feels like I’m going to start my period just any minute now, or like cysts are bursting. Not anything TOO painful, mostly uncomfortable with the occasional, “ooh…that one hurt.” My doctor doesn’t seem concerned, but I wonder if anyone else experienced this and if so, how long before you went into actual labor. I know no one can tell me WHEN exactly I will deliver, but just wondering about your stories.
    PS. I have lost my mucous plug, but I know that it can regenerate. I have a lot of pressure on my hips/lower back that just creates a dull persistent ache. I have tried the warm bath, but sitting in the tub just creates more pressure. My boobs have begun to ache and leak a little more that they usually do.

    • tosha_e_1  says:

      I think that it is different with every woman and pregnancy. My last pregnancy I had that happen and NEVER progressed at all. But I have never gone into labor on my own.
      I wouldnt be concerned if your OB isnt!
      God Bless!

  • Lalala!  says:

    I’m supposed to have surgery to remove an ovarian cyst but…?
    Okay, I had two very large ovarian cysts. My Dr put me on birth control and I had bad side effects…but my largest (6.3 cm) went away/popped. My Dr wanted me to have surgery to remove my other one, which has grown to 6 cm because she was afraid of it flipping.
    She put me on Spironolactone – which is supposed to reduce your water retention…anyway…I got my period today (or I think it is) very early. I started on the 1st and had it for 4 days and just started it now.
    Should I have them check if the cyst burst before they do my surgery on the 30th? I don’t have any pain with this period and I didn’t have symptoms whatsoever. It feels like the last time my cyst burst

    • Dr. DOLY  says:

      cyst should be checked by ultrasound before surgery – discover all about ovarian cysts – see below

  • Becka  says:

    huge blood clots with bright red blood, major pain, did one of my cysts burst?
    Today i started cramping really bad, so bad i was sick and dizzy, its never been that bad before and i’m 21 so i’ve been having periods for around 8 years, they’re usually heavy, and some cramps, but these were rediculous. About 5 minutes later, i stood up, and felt a huge blood clot come out, i went to the bathroom and it was about 4 inches wide and half an inch thick and it was bright red blood. I have a history of polycistic ovarian syndrome. Did one of my cists burst? I told my sister about it and she said she thought i was having a miscarriage, but i’ve been trying to get pregnant with my husband for 2 years and I didn’t think it was possible to get pregnant with the pcos. Any help you could give me would be great. I dont have medical insurance, but if my health is at a serious risk, i could go to the emergency room. Please help, thanks.

    • lullabyforthree  says:

      I would have to guess that you had a miscarriage. I have been through 3 and thats exactly what I did each time. I have PCOS and I have three children. I don’t have problems with the fertility part after I finnaly got pregnant with my first. So it is possible for you to become pregnant. Now you may be like me and it may be hard for you to carry. I have been there done that so many times…Im so sorry that if this is so. You should take a pg test to see if the results come up positive and see if any hormone is left and there should be. That should give you a more firm answer. If negative then I would guess it was a cyst but I usually have clear fluid and then discharge with mine. But I would get a pg test and call my doctor. They will ask if you have taken one. Good luck sweety and I hope this finds you well!!! Merry Christmas!!!

  • Kailee  says:

    When an ovarian cyst bursts does a clear fluid come out of the vagina?
    I’m 14 and I think I have an ovarian cyst. Now I’m not completely sure, but the right side of my pelvic area was very swollen, sometimes it would swell to over an inch higher than the left side. Also I would get a dull pain shooting through the right side and I wasn’t getting my period which most people would think that is because of my age, but I have had my period since I was 11 and it has been regular for well over a year now. But this morning I woke up to find that my blankets were wet (keep in mind that I have excellent control over my bladder), I got my period again, the swelling was gone and it hasn’t returned. I also have cramping down there which isn’t usual for me, I have never experienced period cramps before. My pelvic area was swollen since December 2008 and I didn’t tell anyone until February 2009 which I know is very stupid on my part. I’m going for an ultrasound on tuesday but I really want to know if I actually do have an ovarian cyst, it would be greatly appreciated if anyone has any answers for me.

    Kailee M.
    It’s not ovulation because it swells everyday since december and I know for a fact that I don’t ovulate every day. Also I gained weight while it was swollen which is a sign of a cyst, and now that it isn’t swollen I just lost 4 pounds in one day.

    • Hannah CustardCream  says:

      If it bursts you feel SEVERE pain and you should go to the emergency room. I don’t think that it happened to you, so i would just wait for the ultrasound results. Hope you feel better soon.

  • Jen  says:

    Did my hymen break or did my cyst burst?
    I’m 26 years old. I had intercourse for about the 10th time in my life the other day and I stopped in the middle because I was felt like was about to fart. I went to the washroom, and notice that I was bleeding heavily. It wasn’t my period, because I don’t get periods; my doctor recently found a cyst (almost 2 inches in diameter) on one of my ovaries. I’m wondering if I burst my cyst, or if the bleeding was simply my hymen breaking (I’ve never bled very much before during sex, so it’s possible that it finally broke this time). Another possibility is that I had a reaction to the warming lube that my boyfriend and I were using. After I returned from the bathroom, we tried having sex again, but the lube was burning so much that I asked him to pull out.

    Any ideas? Thank you very much.

    • Laura  says:

      Your hymen must have broken before when you were younger or during your first time. You cannot have sex and not break your hymen. But, breaking your hymen also does not result in much blood at all. So anyways, what you described does not sound normal. And Since the cyst is on your ovary, then your boyfriend obviously couldn’t get anywhere near it. I guess that it could have burst from the physical exertion or be just a coincidence. I have never heard of someone having that bad of a reaction to lube before, but it may be possible. I don’t know why you don’t get periods, but is it possible that you may have gotten it? Or if you are on some type of hormonal birth control that may have caused it? I would go to your doctor again and have them check it out for you.

  • shantell  says:

    cysts in ovaries, what’s going on?
    does it hurt when they pop or burst? the doctor just told me i have some in my ovaries, but i have never had really painful periods? so i don’t know if i have had them before or if its just started.
    whats going on?!

    • Cheyenne  says:

      I was told at a very early age that I have “fibroid cysts” that affect my ovaries, uterus and breasts. I do not know if these are the same cysts you suffer from or not. I experience a little more discomfort during my menstrual cycles and my breasts are a bit more sensitive (and feel a little like bean bags… which makes self breast exams almost impossible!). I have had three children and I am currently expecting my fourth. The cysts have not caused any difficulties or complications. I would make a point of asking my doctor for some literature on the type of cysts you have. There are many different possibilities, and they are probably all different. Good luck.

  • alittleconfused  says:

    History of Ovarian cysts could it be cysts or pregnancy?
    I am 17, I have a history of ovarian cysts. Last January and February I had to go to the E.R. because I had fever and non stop vomiting from the cysts bursting. I haven’t had anymore of vomiting from cysts since then but I do have really sharp pains around the time my period starts.
    Ive also been having sex with my boyfriend now. We use condoms, they never broke but we have done it a couple time without condoms where he pulls out before he cums.
    It is a couple days before my period is set to start and I’ve been tired, and had a little breast soreness for like a day. Ive also been a little nauseas but haven’t really thrown up. But the big problem is this morning i woke up with the worst pains of my life. They were really sharp pains in my right ovary then it spread through my uterus and even kinda hurt my stomach;it couldnt even get out of bed. When they finally relaxed I took a hot shower and some menstrual med. and they dont hurt anymore. I have a feeling that it could be another cysts but I also saw that it could also be pregnancy..im not late yet but what could it be?

    • Jenny R  says:

      get a pregnancy test then make an appointment with you OB. Any pain should be taken seriously especially if you have a history of cysts.
      Use protection it’s a false wives tale that you can’t get pregnant if he pulls out prior to ejaculation. It’s hard to raise a child at any age let alone 17 and you have your entire life ahead of you.

  • Liz  says:

    Would going on Birth Control for my period problems be a good idea?
    I’m almost 16 and i used to get cysts in my ovaries that burst almost everytime before i got my period. Now i haven’t gotten my period in 4 months and last month i was spotting for 3 weeks. plus my boobs have gotten a lot smaller but i’ve gained weight..I want to go on birth control but my mom doesn’t think i should because i’m too young. What should i do?!

    • Demon Meg  says:

      It’s quite common to put a girl your age on birth control pills to control the problems you are having. Your mother is wrong–if you’re old enough to get a period, you’re old enough to have problems with your period, and you’re old enough to go on birth control pills to solve those problems. She’s probably worried you’ll use the pill as license to have sex. It’s a shame she’d rather have you suffer needless pain because of her fears.

  • luciferkitty29  says:

    Ovarian Cysts? What should I do?
    I am 25 and I have had a history of cysts on my ovaries before. It was a few years ago that it burst and I went to the ER and learned that I was getting cysts. It was painful and all they did was send me home with pain pills. I rarely feel any cysts but sometimes, I just know that they are there. My period always comes on time, unless I am switching from being on/off of birth control (started period when I was 10). I haven’t been on any birth control for months now. Usually, my period lasts 5-7 days with 35 day cycles. April 29, I started my period and it lasted for the usual 5-7 days. On June 3, I got my period and this time, it lasted for 15 days with VERY heavy bleeding and some pain, It is August 2nd now. I took a home pregnancy test a few days ago that was negative. I am sexually active with my fiance. I am experiencing some pain, especially when I move a certain way or bend over to pick something off of the floor. I think that the pain is worsening and it feels like a mild case of what it was when I felt the cysts that burst in the past. I have no job, no money, no health insurance. Should I go to the ER and see if they could help me or tell me what is wrong with me? Should I be worried about not being able to get pregnant now (not trying- just want to know if I am fertile) or in the future or having complications? I just need some advice to get me moving. Thanks.

    • chicken Little  says:

      Please for the sake of your future health see a good Doctor ASAP! I am 31 with a history of ovarian cysts. 8 years ago I had a small one removed from my right ovary. I have had pain-free periods for the 7 years, a year ago I started noticing a slight increase in pain. Fast forward to Aug 2011….. the pain hit me suddenly like a ton a bricks! A recent ultra sound showed various cysts and a massive cystic mass in my pelvic area. I should be in chronic horrible pain, but I am not. My main symptoms were a slightly sore tummy and an expanding waistline. Other than that,I had very few signs that anything was wrong until a recent period hit me with total horrific pain. I am scheduled for surgery to remove the cysts, if that is not successful I am will need a Hysterectomy. So please get help before you find yourself in my shoes!

  • Chrissy S  says:

    women only…does this happen to you with your period?
    hey I have 3 questions about my period. im 21

    1. a few days before your period do you ever have really severe pains (while ovulating maybe) like pinching or sometimes so severe you can barely walk. Ive had a pap and everything is normal but I do have 2 tiny cysts one on each ovary and the dr. says they will prob. pop on their own. maybe they were bursting this month?

    2.
    the week before your period is your body temp.higher. my temp is actually 89 or 99 somtimes.

    3.When I have my period I get a sharp pain in my right arm it almost feels like its the muscle down my whole arm and on the right side of my body where my chest kind of meets my shoulder (where the straps to your bra would be) I have a bad pain when I breathe in (it is usually at the first 2 days of my period) what is this!

  • chekersthesillypenguin  says:

    -need opinions- sever pain in ovaries directly after running and strenuous exercise?
    ———SERIOUS ANSWERS ONLY———
    ok, so i am 15 and a half, and recently (back in early april) i had an ovarian cyst on my right ovary that burst. they took an ultrasound before they knew what it was that was causing my pain and sickness that had suddenly come on. well, after confirming that i had indeed had an ovarian cyst that burst, they didn’t say anything more. BUT way before, ever since early eighth grade, before i was even 14, i started to get these really, really sever menstrual-like cramps in and around my ovaries directly after we did any running that was more than a half mile. the worst of this pain would last for about 10-20 minutes and then die down and be less of a pain to deal with for another hour. and of course that had been going on for a whole year. in ninth grade this all got way worse. the sharp pain would last for over an hour and cause me to feel like passing out, or difficulty walking or talking, sometimes breathing the pain was so bad. and then there would be the lesser pain that would continue to cause me pain for up to three days afterwards. finally, i thought all this pain would just go away after i had figured out that i had a cyst that burst. oh no, that would be too nice. the pain has actually gotten worse, somehow. my gym teacher finally noticed and i explained that it wasnt my period, that this happened everytime i ran or did any exercise that required constant movement of my legs. she told me to see a doctor right away and figure out whats up to see if i should still be running. i havent seen one yet, but any suggestions to what this may be?? also the pain is mostly concentrated in my right ovary, anytime i lay completely flat on my stomach or back i get a quick stabbing pain there, i cant bend over too much or i get that quick stabbing pain, i seem to end up with urine in my underpants in tiny amounts after just walking around(it’s minor, it doesnt make them too wet), and im still a virgin if thats any help.

    • Lacky Lu  says:

      first thing you need to get to a doctor ASAP… This could be very serious and the only way to know is to go to the doctor

      I had a similar problem after running but it wouldn’t stop I finally told my dad after a week of pain and I found out I had a hernia in my lower abdomen

      I hope this help at least a little bit

      but go to the doc

  • Chrissy D  says:

    Can a Ovarian cyst a delay your period?
    I was due to get period over a week ago and Sunday morning (during an activty) I had a cyst burst, it was terrible pain but since ive had these before I felt there was need need to go to ER. they couldnr have done anything but give me something for the pain. I took some painkillers at home a got in bed. when i got up later I felt sore but much better. but still I have not gotten my period?
    Im usully pretty regular and I been tring to get pregnant for a few years now with no luck. I have had all kinds of fertility testing but deciced a month or two back I was no longer going to try. I have a six year old son.

    • uwantmyattitudeto  says:

      Stress and the cysts may be affecting your periods..I would go the doctor to make sure that they have not grown and thats the reason your not having your period on time..They can get very big in size and cause much more trouble than a missed period,so I would go get it checked out.

  • Renee  says:

    Should I get a second opinion from a different OBGYN?
    For the past 2 years i have had issues with my periods being VERY irregular and painful. Before this they were always perfect, i even knew what day they would start. It started out that they were very light and very short, almost to the point where i didn’t need to use a tampon just a panty liner and that would last me all day if i wanted it too. Then they started getting late or i started skipping periods. No matter what happened flow wise though, it was very very painful. I went to my obgyn and the 1st thing she did was a pregnancy test, which came back negative and she said because i had never had issues with my period before that it may just be due to stress and just left it at that. I waited a few more months and in jan of 2010 i went back in with the same complaints and they put me on YAZ birth control. They said even though i do not need to be on birth control to prevent pregnancy because my finace has had a vesectomy, that birth control can help regulate my periods. So the 1st and 2nd month on YAZ my periods were still really light and very painful but i just figured that it was because my body was still getting used to the birth control. But, the 3rd month into it, 2 1/2 weeks before my 3rd period was supposed to start, i started bleeding so heavily that i went through 6 super absorbancy tampons in 30 minutes and thought i was hemeraging…the 1st three were soaked through within 5 min. I went to the emergency room and they said that the heavy bleeding could be a side effect of the yaz or i had an ovarian cyst that burst and that if i went through 3 pads within the next few hours to go back into the ER. The bleeding ended up stopping that night and i went back to my obgyn the next day. I told them what happened and what the nurses and dr said and asked if this all could be becuase of a cyst on one of my ovaries…they just kinda of brushed it off like that wasn’t possible because if a cyst did burst i would have bleed internally not externally but scheduled an ultrasound anyway to check. Low and behold…the ultrasound showed a 4.0cm cyst on my right ovary. My gyno said that at that size it is operable but she wanted to see if putting me on a stronger birth control, PREVIFEM, if it would help my periods and shrink the cyst. I started taking the birth control and it worked great and they did a follow up ultrasound 3 months later to see if the cyst had shrunk and it had only gone down to 3.6cm in size. My gyno pretty much wrote off the cyst at that point and left it as it was nothing to worry about and this birth control is working good so i was all set. I’ve been on the birth control since and almost exactly 1 yr from when this all happened the same things are happening again with my periods, like im not on birth control at all. This month has been a real treat..i’m on my 2nd period already a week and a half after one just ended and last month it was 1 week late and both were very painful. My gyno is saying since a stronger birth control pill is not working their next recommendation is the mirena iud. I’m at this point i’m quesitoning everything. It seems strange to me that my periods were always perfect and then, boom out of nowhere, they go haywire. Then, after asking on multiple drs visits if it could be a cyst they finally did an ultrasound to appease me and low and behold there was one. And now, almost exactly 1 year after all this happened and the different birth controls were prescribed its all happening again and the birth control that had been working great isnt working at all. I really do not want to have the IUD or be on birth control the rest of my reproductive years bcuz like i said before…my fiance has had a vesectomy so i have no reason to be on it and don’t want to be. I’m wondering if all this could be from the cyst and if its all happening again if it could be from the cyst that is still there or that is even bigger. I’m just SO frustrated with my dr bcuz everytime i go in and mention what i think it might be or ask to have it checked…they act like they no more than me and im just jumping to conclusions. I think a lot of it has to do with the fact too that im still in my mid-late 20′s and they are assuming bcuz of my young age it can’t be as bad as i think. HELP!

  • Jane  says:

    Severe back pain,Rectal bleeding with BM,Intense nausea?
    This is a little long but PLEASE bear with me.Please help me if you can.I have already sought medical attention and am waiting for results,although in the meanwhile I am suffering immensely.

    I am a 20 yr old female.I have been having moderate back pain when I wake up for about a month.It had become more painful within the last week to the point where I need to just take a few moments to come to myself,then as I walked around it would basically go away.About 3-4 days ago I had some pretty serious abdominal pains and nausea.I went to the ER.Blood samples/urine tests all came back normal.The doctor said I might have had a intolerance to something I ate or possibly polycystic ovaries (I have had trouble with my ovaries before with cysts not bursting when they are supposed to,and got bigger.When they did burst it was INCREDIBLY painful.I went the the ER back then not knowing what was wrong.That was about 4 years ago).
    The Dr. ordered a ultrasound.It was 2 days away.She sent me home for the night.In between the time I waited the back pain became VERY INTENSE.It felt like someone was punching/kicking me in the back.Stomach cramps were also present.I think the pain was more intense after everytime I tried to eat.The Nausea was also incredibly strong.I had to force myself to vomit 2 times since then.I have had fatigue and MAYBE 1 or 2 slight headaches.I remembered the day before the visit to the ER I had a bowel movement with alot of bright red blood,and blot clots in there.I forgot to mention this to the ER because I thought it was just my hemorrhoids,as I have had this happen before.Before I had the ultrasound done,that day I had another bowel movement (which I was surprised because I hadn’t really eaten anything within those 2 days because of the nausea/pain.It smelled very bad and there was again,alot of blood.I am certain it was from my rectum.I mentioned this to the person who did the ultrasound but have still gotten no word what the result was.Also the ultrasound was done on my ovaries.I suspect I may have some form of an ulcer because ulcers run all in my family (grand dad,dad,mom etc.).My family has also felt kind of sick with stomach pains,they suggest that maybe I have a bit of a virus with a ulcer acting up.PLEASE HELP ME.I am truly suffering this as the back pain never goes away.I finally filled out a prescription that was given to me for nausea today.It helped ALOT.I ate.But after I ate…the strong pain was back,although I admit that the pains have been fluctuating in severity,and not as strong as when the back pains were first REALLY felt.

    There is NO chance I am pregnant and also my last period ended around the 3rd or 4th of Apr.If ANYONE has any idea what is going on,PLEASE help.Thank you in advance and God bless you all.

    Also,I am taking Tylenol for pain.

    • missblissfu63  says:

      If I was your doctor I would order an endoscopy and colonoscopy immediately. It sounds as if you may have anything from an ulcer to Crohn’s disease to diverticulitis, but the rectal bleeding is VERY SERIOUS and you must find out immediately what is causing this. If your back hurts very low, like on or just above your butt, it is colon pain. If it is higher, it could be intestinal or it could be kidney pain. Your symptoms are serious. Please get help now. If your doctor does not order more extensive tests, find one who will.

  • IncognitoFlamingo  says:

    please help, ovarian cyst rupture, hormones, seizure?
    first let me say i have been to the ER, and my own obgyn. i have an apt with my gp next week.

    please take the time to read my story and give me any advice or opinion you can.
    i greatly appreciate it.

    this weekend i was running errands and started to cramp. my period just ended a few days prior to this so i was sure this was not af cramps.
    in a matter of minutes the pain grew so severe i had to sit in the passenger’s side of my car. i ended up passing out from the pain and while i was out i had a small seizure or convulsions. i was failing my arms and legs, foaming at the mouth and tears were pouring down my face. my b/f who was with me, rushed me to the ER.

    origianlly the pain was on my right side but after a couple hours started to spread to my whole lower abdomen.

    i was given morphine for the pain but it didnt help at all so they gave me even more.

    roughly 3 hours from the begining of this pain it started to spread all the way up to my ribs. like being shot in the stomach or a severe charlie horse in my whole abdomen.

    i got 2 sonograms, internal and belly, and a pelvic exam. at the ER they dismissed me after 8-9 hours as ovulation pain. this was not ovulation pain. something def burst. all the ER told me was that i had a lot of follicules on my ovaries.

    the next day i was very very sore in my lower abdomen. and my ab was also distended.

    i went to my obgyn who had the reports from the ER and said i had a cyst on my rt ovary.
    she also said my urine test showed bactiria in it. so she gave me another pelvic exam and took some samples to test for PID. i havent gotten the results from there yet.

    today i have a strange smelling discharge that is kinda yellowish. i’m sure i have some kind of infection, not sure if it was due to a cyst rupturing or what tho.

    has anyone had anything like this? im so scared of it happening again.

    my obgyn said it could have been a ruptured cyst or that the follicules on my ovaries are popping. why would i have so many follicules if i havent ovulated yet? (i chart monthly with bbt)

    sorry for rambling im just very nervous and at a loss of what to do next.

    i’m 28 y/o, and in pretty good health, not overweight, eat good etc. i have reg periods.

    am i getting cysts because of hormones?

    also, my obgyn recommended birth control but right now im refusing. ive been on it before and had bad exp. i’d much rather use natural treatment. i dont like the idea of possibly having too much or too little of a hormone and treating that with some mix of hormones to try to get it in line.

    please, anyone?
    thanks so much for your reply. i do have another cyst but it is pretty small. only 1.1 cm or something like that.

    i’ve been reading about herbs for female reproductive protecting/balancing. also, last time i had a cyst i used a mixture of raw beets and molasses as a tonic and drank it once every morning. that seemed to help, i only wish i had kept it up to see if it really truly worked.

    also, ive had headaches since this happened. like migraine behind my eyes and forehead.

    as far as the seizure goes i have passed a few times before so that isnt too surprising, i mostly mentioned it to so the severity of the pain i was in.

    thanks again!

    • Lasith S  says:

      You might be having two unrelated conditions. Ovarian cysts and Pelvic Inflammatory disease(PID) The PID is what should concern you. you will have to get that treated after the lab results confirm what microorganism is causing it, with antibiotics to prevent scarring and infertility later on. Ovarian cysts are quite common and usualy benign, unless they grow very large and rupture as in your case.Ovarian cysts are caused by hyperstimulation of the ovaries by gonadotrophic hormones. As recommended by your OB/GYN you might need to go on a short course of oral contraceptives to reduce the release of gonadotrophin hormones from you pituitary, which are hyperstimulating your ovaries and causing the cyst formation. The female hypothalomo-pituitary-ovarian axis is quite complex and can be easily distrupted by a number of factors. Some natural treatments might work in your case or in time after you have children things might settle down to normal.

  • Anonymous  says:

    TTC: A Pelvic Ultrasound Found….?
    That my uterus is tilted, but she said it’s okay.
    Ovaries are a little off set, she says it’s okay.

    My lining in my uterus is pretty thick. I am currently on Provera to stop a 35 day period I had coming off the bc pill.

    She said I have TONS of eggs and may have had a cyst burst recently.
    I’m TTC, but the irregular periods and lack of ovulation is hindering me.

    Do I just need Clomid or something to ovulate or does this look more serious.

    Anybody has anything like this before?

    • linkin4113  says:

      Although you were quite rude in answering my question I am still going to try to give you a little input here. I also have a titled uterus and I have been told many times that this has no effect on your ability to conceive (although back in the 80s women were told they would not be able to get pregnant at all because of it). If she thinks that you may have had a cyst burst recently maybe you should ask about PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome). Many women suffer from this disease and one of the side effects are the irregular periods and lack of ovulation. Many women with PCOS are able to conceive with the help of Clomid or other drugs/procedures. My doctor didn’t do much with me but did prescribe me Clomid CD 4 – 8 and I am currently on CD 14 waiting for ovulation (using an OPK).

  • sickafairamount  says:

    Lingering health problem + low lymphocyte, high eosinophils, and high neutrophils?
    For the past year I’ve had a bad string of health problems and lots of fatigue. Most of this seems to follow a vacation to Costa Rica, where I was in Peace Corp country drinking questionable water. The parasite theory is my own, however, and when I’ve mentioned it in passing, doctors haven’t given it much mind since I’ve been back.
    Health problems since Sept. 08 have included mild to moderate folliculitis, mainly on the arms (didn’t have before), multiple flare ups of MRSA infection (localized and easily treated—the last bout I didn’t go to the doctor for, but the pimple-mass fit the bill and resolved after a few weeks on its own), anemia-esque fatigue, ovarian cyst (I think it’s own animal), pink eye, small white styes on the eyelids, bronchitis, several sinus infections, strong menstrual pains, and in the last few months, abdominal pain and nausea, and rectal bleeding (bright red, small inflamed vessel pinned as the cause by an RNP). The nausea I think can be attributed to birth control and my bad reaction to it (the lowest dose, pill form, that I can find however), and it was definitely exacerbated during the cyst period, where I would become extremely hungry, feel full quickly, and then quickly feel nausea. Allergies need to be medicated now, usually only had fall and spring problems, but I do work in an animal lab, and may be sensitizing intolerably to the rats. Loads of fun.
    Overall, I’m really tired of one illness/problem cropping up right after the last one, as well as being brought down by fatigue and medical bills (no insurance). I fit the bill of the immunosuppressed, and finally having my full blood count values in my hand, would love the advice of a doctor or health professional to help me piece it together. I have had two unprotected sexual encounter, only one with the first boyfriend and multiple with the second; the sexual history of the second boyfriend is trustworthy, whereas the first may have had more casual/numerous unprotected sexual encounters. Since it was only once, I want to believe that rules out HIV, but despite the 1:100 or 1:1000 odds the give it, it could happen just that once. I didn’t have any other STDs reported for my pap exam in February, 2 weeks from the first time I had sex with that first boyfriend. In my mind, it would be weird if the only STD he had were HIV, but whatever. I eat pretty healthy, run marathons on occasion, and am careful to watch my iron content, given a tendency to be anemic. 22 year old, white female.
    Anyways, I have most of all values of a standard work up:

    Relative percent values
    WBC 8.0
    NE 73.1
    LY 17.5
    MO 6.7
    EO 2.3
    BA 0.4

    10^3 values

    NE 5.9
    LY 1.4
    MO 0.5
    EO 0.2
    BA 0.0

    RBC 4.19
    HGB 12.7
    HCT 36.9
    MCV 88.1
    MCH 30.3
    MCHC 34.3
    RDW 12.3

    PLT 311
    MPV 6.6

    I wish I had previous blood charts for comparison, but this is the only one I have (thanks to worries about my cyst bursting over the weekend…man oh man). Anyways, thanks for any opinions.
    The 8.0 for WBC is not a percentage, but 8.0 X10^3/l…
    The 8.0 for WBC is not a percentage, but 8.0 X10^3/l…

    • Spreedog  says:

      These CBC results are fairly unremarkable for a 22 year old female.
      There is some slight anemia – the Hgb is lower than I would expect – but the red cell indices do not suggest iron deficiency. A multivitamin with iron and folic acid would be a reasonable general measure for someone like you – like most prenatal vitamins. There is nothing in the CBC which answers for any of the symptoms or problems you have described. This number of eosinophils does not suggest parasitic infection picked up in Costa Rica. You can have an HIV test at your local county health dept. for little money. It will be negative, and you can relax on that one. Another thought might be a serum T4 / TSH to rule out a treatable thyroid deficiency causing the fatigue.

      None of this sounds serious, but I’m sure it is annoying to be ill so often at such a young age – especially for a marathon runner. Obviously a complete check up by a primary care physician is far better than any advice we can give over the internet. It’s tough without insurance in this country – the U.S. Hopefully that will soon change.

  • Reach.4.the.Skye!  says:

    Not sure if pregnant or not… so confused?
    Well everyone is going to say TAKE A TEST, i know.. but please read on…

    I was on Celexa 40mg, i ended this completely around 1.5-2 months ago…

    and other than that nothing different…
    I am about 6 weeks late on my period..
    my doctor says celexa discontinuation should not do that
    (i called on the phone bc i dont have insurance)
    he wants me to get a blood preg test,

    but ive taken 3 tests, one at 1 weeks late, another at 2 weeks late and another at 4weeks late, which are ALL negative.
    I have stomach/low belly pain the last week and i have not spotted or anything..

    I am NOW stressed out, not before, so i dont understand.
    i have read the celexa should not do this, and ive read that tests can sometimes be wrong,
    but im so confused what to do..

    Should i wait. ? or pay for a blood test? i get unsurance back in 3 weeks.. id like to wait,,
    I dont take any other meds and i have no medical probs..
    except i had a cyst which burst 2 years ago, and i have a tilted uterus.

    my period has been on track for 5 years.

    just looking for someone that went threw this, or just general help.
    thanks!!!
    I forgot to say yes, we have been trying and trying for 3 years,
    this is why i stopped the celexa.. i didnt want my body on medication just in case
    my doctor said some people dont show the hcg hormone until 8 weeks, but its rare.

    i may go get a test, im not upset, thats the thing.
    and i take folic acid and prenatal vit’s every day.

    im excited but dont want to get my hopes up.
    and a wierd thing i have going on is diarreah. (i know, GROSS. )
    but its like everyday for about 2 weeks,
    like my insides are all wierd.

    • Frita  says:

      if I were you I would go to the doctor and get the blood test because I know they don’t cost much more than $30 and your mind will be at ease. You didn’t specify if you were trying to become pregnant or not but I am assuming you do NOT want to be? If that is the case, you are just going to worry about it which will throw your period off even more. But if your experiencing some pregnancy symptoms AND you missed a period AND a doctor recommended you to come in and see what’s going on, then I would do it. Good luck!

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