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I went to hospital with suspected appendicitis two weeks ago. They ruled it out but the pain didn’t subside. It didn’t get any worse either.
Another trip to GP and on to hospital revealed a small (3cm) cyst vis ultrasound - either haemorragic or an endometrioma.
The doctors consider that a haemorragic cyst is more likely as I’ve never had any endometriosis symptoms. Also, timing of the cyst would be in line with it being created at ovulation. I have a follow up ultrasound in four weeks time.
They told me pain should subside within 10 days or during my period. They also indicated that a cyst of this size shouldn’t really be causing issues.
Two weeks have now passed and I’ve also had my period. The pain might be a little better - but not noticeably so. Perhaps simply less frequent- but just as painful when it occurs. It’s a combination of quite intense period-like cramping, with some intermittent, sharper pains
Has anyone else had a similar experience? Does the ongoing pain indicate that the cyst hasn’t gone away? Or does the recovery also cause similar pain?
I’m due to ovulate in another week or so.... usually pretty regular... does anyone know if the cyst is likely to get bigger as a consequence of ovulation?
Should I be asking for more to be done? Finding it a bit tough to function fully... not sure if I’m being unreasonable but I’d quite like another ultrasound over the next week or so if symptoms don’t improve. I’m in the UK but would happily pay for a scan myself to get some answers comfort.
Also ... any tips for managing the pain?
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