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Cramping with cyst

It feels like I am asking so many questions, but this is all new to me, so thanks for being patient.  I just wanted to know if menstrual-type cramping is common with a complex cyst?  The last few days I feel very crampy and uncomfortable, and I know I am not due to get my period.  Could it be that I am getting ready to ovulate, and that is where the discomfort is coming from?
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Hi Mom, what's for dinner?  Sorry, couldn't resist. . . :)

Good question.  I've been feeling that way for about three years now.  Cramping, just like when I have my period, most of the time.  I think it's related to whatever it is that's going on with my innards.  In the other thread where we were discussing endometrial ablation, I have to say again that for several months after that was done, I had more normal periods again.  No bad bloating, no real bad PMS type symptoms, but now with the dysfunctional stuff going on again, all that is going on again.  I've had cramps constantly, for weeks now, even when I'm not bleeding.

And what's causing what?  I have those pesky cysts and the complex mass thing.  So are they messing up my hormones so that the endometrium isn't working right, or vice versa?  I just know things aren't right.  I had measures taken almost two years ago that I had hopes would end it, and now we're right back at the beginning. . .

I just wish I knew how long those cysts have been there, the ones that aren't going away.
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Fabmom, again we have the same syptoms (symptoms).  Before I found out I had an ovarian cyst and even though I had a tubal ligation, I thought I might be pregnant.  I experience cramping, nausea, and even some emotional fluctuations (and as we discussed before, my stomach looks about three months prego).  I read somewhere that cysts can be caused by hormonal imbalances.  If this is true, it would explain a lot the pms or pregnancy-like symptoms.
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I had an endometrioma removed from my left ovary last year. It caused awful pain most of the time. Now I'm feeling crampy right after my menstrual period bleeding stops until about the time of ovulation. My GYN had an U/S done and it showed a complex cyst 2.9 cm. Does anyone know if this could just be typical monthly ovulating cyst? My GYN has been out of touch and I have no one to ask but this forum.
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You know, I am normally not a moody person, but my moods have been all over the place lately, and I have been very forgetful.  I was excusing it away with fatigue, but I also wonder if it could be a hormonal inbalance.  It would def. make sense.
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my doc told me that a complex cyst is abnormal and that there is a small possibility it would go away with the use of birth control pills. My undestanding is that complex cysts are made up of solid and liquid matter and they can only know what it truly is by doing a biopsy.  HOWEVER, I think I have heard of people with complex cysts that seemingly disappeared.  Hound your doc!
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I think it helps to know that it could be related to a physic problem.  Now when I start to get "out of sorts" for no apparent reason, I acknowledge it is probably hormones, and I give myself a time-out before I take it out on anyone.  It just works for me.
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cramping...me too, mine was more feeling "congested" and then after I had the Us and the trans Vag, US in one day, my right side (where my complex cyst  is) was painful for a full three days, I kept on thinking I was ovulating or ready to get my period, over the counter med's just took the edge off but it was still there. It went away and then a few days later I did start to spot for 7 days (that brown old blood) and then finally got a good 'ol fashion period.  For the past three years I just thought some of this was the peri-meno way and shook it off.  Last year my gyn. told me I was riding high on estrogen and that was not good (I was skipping, cycling sometimes 60 days, night sweats, some hot flashes, memory fuzzy (I love sticky notes!!!)at times = peri-meno)She put me on prometrium a progesterone replacemnt to get me cycling and get rid of cells that were building up.  I'm sure that is what "built" (the estrogen) my complex little friend.
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When I started having a lot of symptoms come back, something in me kept hinting that maybe it had to do with my surgery.  I then found out that my ob/gyn was slapped with some lawsuits for some shady business,and I started thinking that maybe he screwed something up.  At the least, he did "screw up" by not informing me better about what might happen post-tubal and post-ablation.  I have had a lot of problems throughout the years (endometriosis, pain in my ovaries during ovulation, irreg. paps, cone biopsies, LEEP, now this), so I think some people are pre-disposed to these problems.  What concerns me is did the "bandaids" for these problems create other, sometimes worse, problems, and if so, why aren't things being handled diferently?  I know that is a huge assumption, but I am just so tired of all of it.  The only time (ironically) that I felt really good was when I was pregnant.  Well, I can't be pregnant forever, so now what??  Also,  do any of you feel dragged out, not lazy or exhausted, but weak.  I have always attributed that to having four kids, but I am tired when I wake up, tired during the day, tired at night, etc.  Am I to assume that is my crazy hormones, as well?  Blah, blah, blah...I have rambled enough :)
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Thanks for the info on ptls.  You know, I decided to have the tubal last minute when I found out that I would need an emergency c-section.  I specifically asked my doc if it would have a negative affect on my hormonal balance and he told me that it would not.  I can't really blame him, because it apparently is not recognized by the medical community yet.  And yes, I hear that same phrase about not messing with mother nature, but at the same time I already have three kids!  Oy vey is all that I can say.
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Pne of the ob/gyn that I had to hear about the tubal from said that people are trying to link heavy periods and crampiness to tubal ligations.  He said it was bunk because it mainly stemmed from women being on the pill prior to tubal and going off the pill allowed them to have naturally heavier mor painful periods.  I told him at the time that i had not been on the pill in 8 years so that would not be a factor for me.  My tubal was in 2003 and my problems did not begin until 1.5 years after that.
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hate to be so cynical, but I guess they get paid well to do those operations!
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I have mainly done NFP (Natural Family Planning)since I got married, and previous to that, I was on the pill maybe for 2 years (for relief of endometriosis).  I think doctors don't know what the connection might be with tubals and all of this, so they try to explain it away with the next "logical" thing, assuming , as trusting patients, we will accept whatever they tell us.  I always fall back on that whole maternal instinct thing...if your gut is telling you something, listen to it.  My gut tells me that there is more to the story here.  Too many women are having too many problems.  My fallopian tubes WERE fine, now they are not.  Coincidence....hmm?
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I have always been told that tubal ligations do not cause any issue and I am even more convinced after seeing this that it does.  Sad but so, I would not have change my mind about the tubal. I definately do not want anymore children and that was the most logical solution for me.
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In all honesty, it had never even crossed my  mind that my tubal could be to blame until now.  Even all the researching I did online, I never saw anything until I saw the acronym listed here yesterday.  Again, I will not have mine reversed and I guess I will mention this to my doc to see what he says at my follow up appointment.  I am also going to be tested for BRCA-I gene because of the colon and breast cancer history on both sides of my family.  If it comes back okay, then I am not going to worry about it after I get thru the next few months.  I have been told that serous cystadenoma often acts the way my ovaries/cysts are acting.  Women have several cycles of this until finally it has progressed somewhere that it does not hide itself.  I have never heard of such a thing but I guess anything at this point is possible.
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In response to the symptoms of a cyst.....I have been cycling 35-41 days for about 6months....I told my ob-gyn about it at my check-up and the fact that my mood is actually happier (less pms moodiness) but I'm hot flashing and my flow is lighter and a different color and only lasts 4 days, and I have cramps with no period and some weird feelings in my tummy and bottom (almost like I'm pg).....He said he didn't feel any cysts but sent me for an u/s which shows I do have a complex one....He did all hormone level labs, which were normal (weird, huh?). He said my symptoms are normal for what I have. I started spotting after my pelvic/pap and had the u/s the 1st day of lmp, and hurt for several days afterward...I guess because of all the messing with me "down there"...The cramping sounds normal to me. Hope you feel better soon!
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I had a tubal about 4 months ago and am experiencing cramping and spotting.  My nurse pract said there's no way it's related, I have my doubts.  I cannot believe what I'm reading!  Has anyone had it go away?  Help!
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I had a tubal about 4 months ago and am experiencing cramping and spotting.  My nurse pract said there's no way it's related, I have my doubts.  I cannot believe what I'm reading!  Has anyone had it go away?  Help!
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I have cramping/spotting a lot since my tubal, does this go away?
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