Suspected ovarian cyst

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Hello everybody I've never visited forums before but I'm in so much discomfort I feel I need some help and would love to find others who know about this. here's my story: Four weeks ago I started getting stomach cramps and diahorea one a week, then it would subside. last week I started with the same but the dull ache settled to my lower left abdomen, I went to A&E this Sunday, they ran tests but couldn't work out what the problem was, told me they thought it might be an ovarian cyst and that I should see my GP to arrange a ultra sound scan,phoning the surgery on Tuesday I was told I couldn't see a DR until Friday. I've only just seen the doctor this morning, she gave me a smear, and no other info also I have to wait for A FEW WEEKS FOR THE SCAN ! they've really dragged their feet over this and im very worried. my symptoms are

: Lower right full feeling which aches constantly, it feels like something's in there, stomach bloating, diahorea now and again, cannot get comfortable, I feel pregnant even though I am not. the pain goes into my belly button sometimes and to my left side, im now getting a pain in my shoulder blade and aches down my legs. I cant get comfortable, sitting, walking or lying down. does this sound like a cyst to you ? thank you in advance for any replies, I feel so lost.

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    Hi coral Ann

    It could be a cyst but then again it could be a lot of other things. The fullness, bloating, abdomen pain and aching could be a cyst as I had all of those. How are you periods, have they changed at all? You can get shoulder pain with gallstones so it might be worth getting your doctor to check for those too, which is also done with an ultrasound. Unfortunately it does usually take a few weeks for your appointment for an ultrasound, but if you are in pain go back to doctors, they can xxx sometimes find cysts by examining your tummy, and he should be able to give you painkillers. Keep pestering them and don't let them ignore you.

    Good luck

    Dawny x

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      Hello, thank you for your reply, that's really helpful. my periods have always been painful and a steady flow but no flooding, never light, they have not changed. many thanks again.
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       I went to the er on Sunday in so much pain......they did a catscan and ultrasound found 22 cm solid mass on my ovary......can't get in to see a dr til wed 5/14/14.........I'm dying so uncomfortable....hard to's like a size of a football....don't know how much longer I could wait....I'm getting a watery discharge....I have water around my liver.....and it seems no one cares.....exhausted!
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    Hi Coral, I think I'm in a similar position to you but my symptoms are not as severe thankfully. I have a GP appt in the morning about this and other matters! 

    I've been on Cerazette (mini pill) for seven years and have not seen a period since I started it, not unusual apparently. I'm 48 and have no idea where I am as regards menopause but for the last few months I've been seeing some blood smears although wasn't sure which side they were coming from...sorry, too much information maybe! Today I'm sure it's menstrual but has stopped up again.

    For the last few months I have been having discomfort in my lower right abdomen like you, a sort of throbbing and the sensation that there's something in there. Also pain stretching to navel occasionally, quite sharp. I have quite a thick covering shall we say so I don't think I or the GP are going to feel anything amiss!

    A fortnight ago I had some really bad gastric problems, bloating, diarrhoea then feeling constipated. I felt so uncomfortable after I ate that I actually had to vomit occasionally. The pain in my right abdomen worsened and I looked online to discover I had most of the symptoms of a cyst. Apparently being on the mini pill makes you more susceptible to cysts. However, due to lack of periods apart from this recent spotting, it's difficult to say that anything has changed. I certainly have felt pre-menstrual last week or two, worse than I've felt since I stopped having periods. 

    Am hoping that GP will refer me for ultrasound and not just fob me off with IBS like last time I mentioned it. Will let you know. Best of luck with yours! I think we all fear the worst don't we...

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