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Hello everyone! I'm hoping to find some support/advice on what I think may be an ovarian cyst. (Sorry this post is so long!)
Over the last year (or more) I have had irregular periods. Then, 4/5 months ago I completely missed a period and started getting pain around my ovary occasionally, assuming it was just ovulation pain e.t.c. I didn't think much of it but just over a month ago, I got a very sharp and strong pain by my right ovary. It was radiating to my hip, lower back and just the general area around it. It was painful enough to make me feel sick and I couldn't stand up for long because of the pain. I went to bed and then woke up in the morning with just a dull pain/ache. I also woke up with all my hip, glutes, thigh and some lower abdomen muscles aching like I had done a really intense workout the day before (which I hadn't at all). Then I had pretty consistent pain over my right ovary, and about a week later the pain kind of switched to the left ovary. Since then (for about a month) I have had fairly consistent pain over my left ovary, my uterus will sometimes feel like it's cramping, I sometimes get pain in my hips, lower back and leg too, I have been getting really bad nausea, I am so exhausted all the time (developing some lovely eye bags), I get a twinging feeling over my ovary, I feel bloated all the time (I've had quite a large stomach for a while but put it down to putting on weight -lots of weight gain over the last year or so) and in the past few months have developed lower abdomen stretch marks which I assume is down to my bloated stomach, I also have been needing to go to the bathroom more which I have heard is a possible symptom.
Also, a couple extra symptoms that may be unrelated, but a couple weeks before this is all started I developed marks on my legs that just look like bug bites but definitely are not bites. Not painful or itchy, just show up all red, go down within 24-48 hours and sometimes leave a little scar. This hasn't gone away. Also, I have had a running nose for weeks but no cold or anything, it just appeared. Again, could just be a coincidence in the timing but thought I would mention it anyway.
Had a doctors appointment a couple weeks ago and I have been referred for an ultrasound (likely internal) and am waiting for that appointment to be scheduled. Doctor seemed to think it was PCOS, although I did panic and forgot to mention a lot of the symptoms.
Has anybody else experienced symptoms like this? Just looking for any advice, support e.t. while I wait. It's taken over my life at the moment and I can't get on with anything. Thank you in advance!
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