Could this be an ovarian cyst?

Posted , 4 users are following.

A few days after my period ended, about 2 weeks ago, I started to notice a strange dull pain in my lower right abdomen. It feels very similar to a period cramp but localized on the right. It comes and goes. It seems to always get worse and very uncomfortable at night when I'm laying in bed. Yet when I wake up in the morning I feel completely normal and pain-free. I've also been extremely bloated, gassy and have had a strange mix of constipation and diarrhea. It might also be worth mentioning I've been peeing a lot more then I used to, probably for the past 2 months. Does this sound like an Ovarian cyst? I have a physical booked a month and a half from now, should I wait or go in sooner?

0 likes, 6 replies

Report / Delete

6 Replies

  • Posted

    Hi Emilie, 

    Can you get it checked out? The peeing part is what concerns me because when my cyst was at it's largest, I was peeing almost as much as when I was pregnant. 

    I would try to get to the doctor sooner that a month and a half because it can grow quite quickly.

    Good luck and keep us posted!

    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    Hello EmilieLb,

    Sounds like the symptoms a lot of women including myself get with Ovarian Cysts.

    Please contact your/an OB/GYN and get checked out. The only way to know for sure is a pelvic exam or ultrasound.

    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    I would go sooner get it checked symptoms like ovarian cyst mine to was sore laying down and peeing a lot x
    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    One thing I noticed from these discussions is how prevalent giant cysts are and how little it's addressed by doctors and the medical community. Cysts are painful and dangeous and I can't help but wonder if a better treatment or prevention would be found if it was men afflicted by 10 cm cysts on their reproductive organs.

    Actually, I'm angry that so many of you are suffering and waiting and waiting. My so-called doctor didn't tell me how big my cyst was and actually gave me the option to 'just leave it until it goes away.' That was dangerous of her to say and bordering on malpractice. After it grew even more causing me to look 6 months pregnant, I decided to investigate it on my own by obtaining my lab file. And Holy Moses! Luckily, I finally read the report and was horrified that she would so casually slough it off as something small that would go away. My eventual surgeon was aghast that my dr would minimize the seriousness of it because it had to be taken out. No if, ands, or buts.

    Ladies, I've come to the harsh realization that we need to take our health into our own hands. Don't wait for doctors to call you. Don't wait for reports. Don't wait for referrals. Take action because nobody else will. Sadly, women's health seems to be at the bottom of the totum pole in medicine.

    Report / Delete Reply

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion Reply

Report or request deletion

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up