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Do I need a second opinion?

I have had a pain in my lower abdomen since Friday, started on the left then moved over to the right. The pain started off as a dull ache, I went to my GP who done a urine/blood test which were normal but could possibly be an inflamed appendix and sent me home advising if it got worse to go to hospital which I did the next night as I started to vomit and could not move with the pain, the doctor said it could either be a problem with my ovaries or appendicitis so he admitted me in over night were they took urine/blood tests again as well as a CT scan which all came back clear, the done an ultrasound which was highly painful and found some fluid beside my right ovary and said it wasn't that much too worry about as a cyst could have burst and it will heal itself. since that ultrasound the pain is growing bigger and I explained this to my doctor who prescribed me Tramadol which just made me sleep a little not helping the pain in which i often woke up from the pain and was sick a number of times, again mentioned it to the doctor the next morning who insisted it was the fluid giving me pain and making me sick and sent me home with more Tramadol.
I am still in quite a bit of pain although I don't scream or cry when its excruciating i often felt that the nursing staff and doctors thought i was making it up. I'm not sure if this is right diagnoses however don't know much about cysts etc could someone please tell me if these symptoms are normal shud i get a second opinion?  I wasnt happy with the consultant who treated me he didnt explain things and when I asked he was always in a rush

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Hi there
It sounds like you have had a rough time. You have had a good evaluation. It is very helpfiul when the doctor can sit and explain things. And sometimes that can be therapeutic.

The unknown can be terrifying when you feel awful.

You should ask for copies of you reports:
-the blood work
-the CT scan report
-the ultrasound

for several reasons:
-important to keep a copy of your own records. say something happens in ten years. You have a comparison.
-for the present, you have more control over asking questions when you have the information in front of you. So it is empowering

as for the pain, it could indeed be a leaking ovarian cyst that has caused irritation and pain. with all your tests being normal, that may be the case. As painful as that is, it is not life threatening nor does it have any implications for future health.
what happens is you ovulate which means an egg pops out from the ovary. the site of ovulation bleeds for a bit. that causes irritation. The fluid or blood irritates the inside of the abdomen causing pain.

there are a few important situations to rule out such as pregnancy (hopefully you had a pregnancy test), infection, and cysts that are twisting (called torsion)
it sounds like all that has been evaluated

take care
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Yeah I am only 22 and have never had kids or a cyst. All my test keep coming back clear except for the loose fluid in my abdominal area and kidney area. Do you feel lightheaded most of the time and go to the restroom more often then usual??
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