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Last week it was discovered I have a 6cm X 6cm left ovarian cyst. It has been causing me discomfort more than pain - pain twinges are intermittent, but mostly it's just pressure on my bladder (have to pee alot) and rectum (constipated alot). I have a 2 week backpacking trip to UK scheduled in 2 weeks that I planned months ago. Now, I don't know if it's safe for me to go.
I have 2 GYNE appointments this week. I've had a brief consultation with both of them - BOTH (and including my GP) have said that I could go, but to be careful. They cannot predict if my cyst will rupture, however did tell me NOT to jump, run, do intense exercise, lift heavy things, and refrain from sex --> as these things tend to cause ruptures.
I'm worried to go an airplane and then some trains, going from one location to another, in 2-3 countries, with a semi-filled large backpack on my back. (approx 15-20lbs).
Has anyone here had a cyst that large in size and still flew/went on vacation? Any insight would be helpful.
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