Ovarian Cyst and abdominal pain - Anyone???

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Does anyone else get any tummy pain with a cyst?

My doctors and the gynae say my cyst shouldn't cause any pain so I get so confused listening to them, i'd rather listen to other people who have had a cyst.

I'm on the waiting list for my cyst to be removed but i've been told over and over it won't fix me.

For the last 3 days i've had bad tummy aches, like i've had since Sept, today my tummy is extremely bloated and sore to touch and i'm getting a wave of pain across my abdomen.

Does anyone else feel/have felt this way??

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    First it doesn't matter how small or big the cyst is because every women handles pain differently. I had several small ones on my L ovary and I was in the ER twice in one weekend because of the pain. As far as surgery it will help for now but the cysts could give you problems again. I think they'll suggest birth control pills to help afterwards with any recurring cysts. I myself am done with having kids so I'm having a partial hysterectomy in April. Good luck

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      Thanks for your reply.

      I am alredy on birth control and have been since I was 16, I've only had 2 years off with having 2 children.

      I also have no plans to have any more children so I have told the gynaethat if it comes to it just take the ovary.

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    Presumably your doctor and gynaecologist dont suffer with cysts!!. I havd had two a few years apart and the pain was identical in both cases.

    It was like a tightening/twisting pain, quite sharp at times on the side of the cyst. I also had days where I 'd have to strip off as soon as I got home from work as it hurt so much to have anything around my waistline. The next day I'd be fine.

    I'd have trouble with my bladder and wet myself on several occasions. If I was going to walk anywhere I'd always have to make sure I went for a wee first. There were a few months when constipation was an issue too so yes cysts really do cause pain and there are definitely knock on effects too.

    Not sure if previous surgeries had a bearing on my experience but I think most of the ladies on here with cysts report very similar symptoms.

    Bit disconcerting that they have said having your cyst out won't fix you...have they elaborated on this?

    Stick with it and just take it easy when your having your painful days.

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      Thank for your reply, I have been told since Sept that it won't be the cyst  and it upsets me every time.

      I too told them its a twisting/dull pain and it can be sharp on other occasions.

      The first gynae I met with said yes they can hurt but he was the only one, the rest have said it wouldn't be the cyst, but they do agree with me that removing it is the only way to be sure.

      Not feeling at all well today, taken my usual Co-drydamol and a buscopan just to see if it helps the spasm in my belly

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    Hi mason.

    Ive been told the same but i know im in a lot off pain. Been to a&e cause off the pain a couple off times. I suggest you go to your own gp & get some pain killers prescribed (thats what i did). Its very common to have pain for many different reasons. Also try a hot water bottle that might help.xx

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