Worried about symptoms I've been getting. Can someone help?

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Hello peoples !

I was diagnosed by the ER coincidentally with a large adnexal mass/ovarian cyst measuring

After being discharged from the ER, I had a referral with an OB/GYN and based on the size and physical exam, she recommended surgery after completing and reviewing blood tests before the cyst got any worse, especially at my age (I'm hardly 18).

The surgery isn't even scheduled yet, I'm finalizing the plans with her in another appointment in a couple of days but I've been getting worsened symptoms.

Sharp thigh pain (comes and goes), sharp pelvic pain (comes and goes), abdominal cramps, diarrhea, frequent urination, one time sharp arm pain, one time sharp shoulder pain,chest discomfort, sharp rib pain.

None of the symptoms are unbearable but it is very very annoying as I'm sure you guys all know.

Anyone know what this could be? Could it be ovarian torsion (ER explained it to me) and should I call my OB/GYN right now?

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    I have a 11cm cyst and I'm only 23. 

    I have the same symptoms and mine come and go. 

    I got told to go back to a&e if I got sudden sharp pain which doesn't go (that's what I had at start of January this year and ended up in a&e - that's when I found out I had a cyst) but then mine twisted but it untwisted itsself.

    I would try and not worry unless you get sudden sharp pain - but if you are worried which is understandable contact them or your GP.

    Hope this helps. 

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    My girlfriend is suffering with sharp pelvic pains and we have no idea what is causing it. It's difficult to get her to a Dr as she has agoraphobia but we're trying to get her an appointment soon. Just worried nothing will come of it.

    Any advice? Thank you

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      Sorry for the late reply!

      It's always there, recently I think it was her right side but I think it changes. It gets worse around her period. She says the rest of the time its "numb". She also gets back pain and sometimes pain down her legs too.

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      It does sound like it could be an ovarian cyst/mass to me. I had psimilar symptoms with mine. I would suggest seeing a GYN and request an ultrasound or pelvic mri if you can.

      I hope she feels better soon !!

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    Hi Jayeni,

    I had all of those symptoms with my 8cm dermoid cyst. They really should be pushing for surgery as quickly as possible, as you should not be living with those symptoms even if they aren't dangerous.

    That urination and that sharp rib pain...I feel you! The thigh and potentially the ribs is possibly referred pain. My mother is a nurse practitioner and explained my symptoms in a really clever way if it helps:

    "Your insides are used to being in a certain place, and there's very little room for 'extra' foreign objects/masses to come to the party. It's possible for us to even feel a little peanut mass if it is pressing on a nerve or a neighboring organ." So while annoying and uncomfortable, sometimes it feels worse than it is. However, I would recommend calling your doc and getting that surgery scheduled ASAP. Torsion is not something you want (but you would know if it was happening for sure.) Once mine was removed I felt like a new human! xx

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      How long did it take for you to have your op? I found out about my 11cm cyst start of January. I've had to have scans and they spoken to cancer team once already and they going back to cancer team this Friday so my op won't be til April x 

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      Hi Holly,

      (All under the NHS timeline...) I went in to see GP for pelvic pain about middle of August, got an ultrasound two weeks later, spoke to the cancer team two weeks after that (as a precaution and to take 5 cancer antigen tests). Wound up in the emergency room a week after that due to the symptoms. Surgery was scheduled for over a month after that. So from complaint of pain to actual solution: Middle of August to November 7th.  Stay strong and be positive! It's not a fun time and hard to be patient xx

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