Medicine for pain? Possibly torsion?

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Hi guys,

I've been having some pain again for a few days now. I usually don't have pain, and haven't had any in a while. I am also wondering what the symptoms are for the possibility for torsion. I've been having major back aches that will not go away and it just feels like I have gas in my stomach. It just feels like it's twisting, but I'm not sure. So if anyone has some insight on possible torsio that would be great.

The main medicine I've been taking is Vicodin 10mg. I'm curious as to what other medicines have helped you or not helped you at all. I want to contact my doctor about getting different medicine, but I also wanted to see firsthand what has helped other people. I would really appreciate it if you would help me out. smile

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    I had torsion 23 years ago and it was absolute agony but that was because I was 40 weeks pregnant at the time and had a 9lb 4 oz baby kicking my cyst lol.   I was in horrific pain, shaking, sweating, being sick, had to sleep sat up for 2 weeks.  Kept going into hospital where they would just monitor the baby and send me home with pain killers.  Eventually my mum phoned them and went mad with them and told them not to send me home until the baby was born.  One of the cheeky midwives had the cheek to say to her 'oh is she playing you up then' to which my mum went mad cos she had seen the pain I was going through.   Anyway they took me in and that night I was giving sleeping pills and painkillers but nothing touched the pain and I spent all night in the toilets crying in pain but not one midwife came to see if I was ok even though they knew I was there.  I was induced 3 times and it finally worked and I had my little boy that evening.   

    The pain eased off after I had him although I had to use the side of the cot to pull myself out of bed.  It was 3 weeks later that I saw the doctor and she diagnosed an ovarian cyst and sent me right to hospital for a scan where it was found I had a cyst as big as a grapefruit.  My consultant decided to wait for 2 weeks to see if it reduced any but it didn't and my CA125 test came out higher than normal so he operated the week after when my baby was 5 weeks old.  He removed my left ovary and tube and the cyst itself and came to see me and told me it all looked okay but it had twisted on it's stalk and cut the blood supply off and that is what all the pain was.  Sorry this is so long lol

    Anyway I would go back to your doctor and ask him because it can be dangerous and lead to peritonitis if I remember rightly sad

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      Thanks for the reply Janet! I'm so sorry to hear about such a horrible experience. That's a heavy baby lol. And that is so rude of them!! My cyst is about the same size as yours was. Luckily, they told me I would be able to keep my ovaries because it's just a simple cyst and they also told me that I would have a laparoscopy. I went to the specialist last week and I decided to wait and watch and then this week it started hurting agian. Right now I feel horrible. I got up to walk and I felt really lightheaded and I just feel like there's a whole bunch of gas that won't go away and medicine doesn't help for that at all. I'm debating if I should go to urgent care because I'm in a lot of pain. It's painful even to just move around on the couch. I'm scared it has ruptured and I don't know. I'm not really sure if I'd have all of the symptoms or just a few. 
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    I'd opt to have it out if it's giving you pain. It will probably only be one night in hospital and recovery should be quick.   I had a total hysterectomy because I had another big cyst, just over 3 weeks ago and I'm feeling great now cheesygrin   I was only in hospital 3 nights and I wouldn't say it was a bad operation even though my cut was vertical, it's practically healed on the outside now. cheesygrin
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    Hi guys! So I went into the hospital Thursday night and it turns out that my cyst had twisted a little bit and that's what had been causing me all the pain. So my specialist came Into the hospital room and we decided to just get this thing out of me!! So I had the surgery Friday at 12pm and now it's Sunday 11:34pm. I would go into super detail, but I'm really tired due to the medicine I'm on. Anyway, I am able to get up to go to the bathroom by myself now and I finally had a bowl movement, sorry if its too much information. After I go to the restroom, I feel like there's a huge lump of something in my stomach. It kind of freaks me out. It feels like it's my organs or just a whole bunch of gas. Does anyone know what it is?

    Also, they tried to do a laparoscopy, but the cyst was just too big so they did an open surgery bikini cut. It feels like my guts are going to fall out of me. 

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      Hi! So sorry it took me a week to reply!! I'm very glad I got the surgery also! I am able to do a lot without pain and the only pain I have now is usually where my stitches are on my belly button and sometimes it hurts on my right side where my cyst was.

      My belly button incision is a little bit red and the disolvae stitches are still there. It grosses me out a little because it looks bad still. I keep a bandaid on it with enough space for air to get in it. 

      While at my regular doctors checkup, the doctor told me that I lost kind of a lot of blood so I'm a little bit anemic, so it has been kind of hard getting around and sometimes I feel like I'm going to faint even if I'm laying down or sitting. Also, it makes it hard to want to get out of bed because I often feel weak. I'm supposed to be walking every 2 hrs I'm awake, but i get tired easily and I usually only walk when I'm up and around the house or getting food.

      Other than that I feel alright, I have just been home and resting. 

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