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Constant crampy feeling....what does this mean?

It's me again...still waiting for the results of 2nd u/s on complex ovarian cyst (find out Monday, hopefully).

It's been 6 weeks since the cyst/s were discovered, and I can't imagine they've gone away because I am still symptomatic.

All week/end I have been feeling this vague crampy feeling in my whole pelvic area, and I finished my period last Sunday.  It feels sort of like when I had an early miscarriage once.  Not too painful, more annoying and vague, but sort of constant cramping, but no blood yet.  I know it's not a miscarriage.  I'm not pregnant, I know that, and I felt these same symptoms a month ago and I wasn't pregnant.  I know it's from the mass/es on my ovary.  But...

Does anyone know what causes the constant cramping?  Obviously, it means my cysts aren't resolving themselves?  What will happen next since they havent't?  

Please help, it is really depressing me and I can't think about anything else.  I feel so icky, and still afraid of ovca.  :(  I just want this all to go away.
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OK,  it must be something in the moon over Arizona (I'm sitting in Goodyear). I just whined and cried and sniveled on an earlier post about the same thing, and Dian07 and AnotherKatie came along and rescued me.  We are in EXACTLY the same place with out ultrasounds and our emotions. My followup ultrasound is Monday, too, after a six week LOOOOOOOONNNNNNGGGGGGG wait. I totally, totally understand how you feel! My doctor's appointment is immediately following the ultrasound, so I won't have to wait in ulcer land for my results (thank God!). The anxiety for the follow up is harder than the first ultrasound, don't you think? We know what's at stake now.
As far as your cramps go, they can be caused by a lot of things, including cysts. If the cysts are still there, the doctor will see if they have grown. If so, he'll probably want to remove them, by laprascope or laparotomy. Or, if they have remained unchanged, he may opt to wait longer. Personally, I'll fall over dead if I have to wait through another ultrasound. What a mental mind game this is. We're almost there, and we will have some answers in just a few short hours. It's going to be OK, we're going to be OK! I've been working on a list of questions for my doctor that I am DETERMINED he will answer. It takes up my time and channels my energy into something besides different ways to leap off a cliff. Hang in there, we're almost to the end of this really bad suspense movie. I'm right there with you! What time is your appointment on Monday?
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I am having some of the same symptoms and dont have periods. I asked gyn and was told my cyst was pressing on scar tissue thus causing discomfort. Maybe yours is just being a monster and getting in the way of things. 99% of these things are benign so try to think positive. Ask your dr many questions and if you feel bad let him know.
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Good grief must be an Arizona thing. Iam in Picacho Peak
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Hi Julie....
I totally understand what you're feeling! I have  never had surgery either so I will be very frightened if I have to go through that! I have another month before I'm next ultra sound so I'm just beginning the waiting game. This whole thing is so lousy. I'm just trying to think about other stuff...I have to finish my masters thesis by May which has proven to be difficult. It is nice to know that we are not alone!
Marcy
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I thought it was hot today. I really feel for you. I have appt in 2 but finally have a good dr in Casa Grande. When I found out I had yet another cyst and this time with fluid going into the tube I just about came unglued and didnt want to tell my husband because we had enuf problems last year when I had complications after my hysterectomy but I told him and he is being somewhat supportive. My internet phone doesnt let me do the ask question area just comments so I pretty much had one friend I told at work I am happy to finally meet others in Az.        Erika
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That's cool we're all in AZ.  The weather is absolutely beautiful tonight, too.  Too bad our bodies aren't responding to it so well.  ;-/

My appt is 11:30am Monday.  I am pretty nervous.  But if he can make all this go away, I am glad to go.  If he can't, I don't see how I can last through another 6 weeks or any other length of time because this SUX!

I just feel so achy and yucky.  I'm even b****y like I have PMS!  I finished my period so I don't get why I still have to feel like this.  

I've never had surgery, so I'll be afraid of that no matter what.  But I will go through anything I have to and not complain too much as long as it all turns out ok.  I am scared most that it will not.

I'll try to keep positive though, and I really appreciate you all taking your time on this Saturday evening to talk to me!  I wish I felt more like doing something else with my night, but I just can't get my mind of this.  Maybe I'll go take an anti-anxiety and watch a good movie (?)

You know, when I get anxious I come on here and there is not really anyone else I have found that can understand all this like you guys.  My husband and I don't talk about it much, I just know he won't get it and he's not a big "worrier" like me.  I don't know what I would do without you all!  ;-)

Thanks again,
Julie

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My husband is so great but when it comes to something being wrong, he thinks if we don't talk about it than nothings wrong. He acted the same way 12 years ago when I was dx with PKD (kidney disease) and I was freaky out about some day being on dialysis/transplant (and passing it on to my 2 boys). Now with surgery looming for the ovarian cysts he doesn't want to talk about any possible problems. He fractured his heel and had surgery 2 months ago (he can't stand on it for 2 more months) and all he can do is whine about the pain. I hate that I'm in pain 24/7 from my kidneys (12 yrs) & ovaries and I don't complain at all. Even when I hade what could have been a rupture/torsion 3 diff times that lasted 7-10 days each time I went to work during it all and didn't complain or whine. Men are the biggest babies. But again I'm rambling; bottom line is men are not capable of handling everything that we super-women can (emotionally & physically). Thank God that we do have each other and can vent & get advice from wonderful women around the world. Hugs :)
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With all the rambling I forgot to add that since his injury I've had to put off my surgery to take care of him and he hasn't asked (not even once) if I was ok or if it was ok to put off surgery. My sister said that if I were to drop dead that he would be standing at my grave side with is d--k in his hand wondering what happened. :)
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I am finishing my Master's in Marriage & Family Therapy! I have to have my thesis done in May & then comlete many, many, many, many (!!!) hours to get liscenced.
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Thanks so much! I have been working a long time to get here...
Have a great Sunday!
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...and thanks for the cyber part last night! You are a wonderful hostess!
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NikkiPoo, thanks for giving me a good laugh this Sunday afternoon!  Hahaha!  I think my husband might be doing the same thing at my graveside.  ;)  No really, that was a crack up.  

But like Ravenlady above said, my hubby probably really will be there if and when I need him.  He's just exactly like she said, the quiet deep type, but really usually is helpful when I need it or ask for it...he just doesn't want to talk about it.  It's just like you said, if he doesn't talk about it, than maybe it's not there!?  He's the same way when it comes to marital problems.  It drives me nuts.  And he is such the big baby as well!  We all just got over a sickness in the house that started with him...talk about a big whiny grump!  You'd think his whole world was ending!  But yet he usually doesn't ask how I'm doing, and I'm not sure if he even thinks about it.  However he'll probably be thinking about me a lot tomorrow when the time finally comes to see the doctor.

Less than 24 hours to go!  I'll be sure to keep you all posted.  Still crampy today, but trying to keep my mind off it as much as possible.

ttyl,
Julie
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