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burning sensation and pressure in lower left abdomen

I am 51 and posted a few days ago and it was great to get feedback.  It is very encouraging to hear all the similar stories.  I had a hysterectomy 25 years ago and haven't had any other problems until about 3 months ago when I had intense pain that kept me awake all night.  I've had three ultrasounds FEB/MAR/APR and I have a 10 cm complex mass on my left ovary. CA125 blood test was 17. The doctor said I do need surgery but it won't be for a couple of months unless there is a need to do emergency surgery.  I am not sure what symptoms would warrant emergency surgery and that is causing me to feel anxious about the burning sensation and pressure.  I don't feel anything when I am standing up, walking etc. but when I sit or lay down the burning sensation and full pressured feeling starts.  I used to only feel the pressure and burning occasionally but it is starting to be a daily thing.  It doesn't really hurt--I just know it is there.  I have frequent urination and IBS symptoms.  I could make an appt with the gynecologist to ask him these questions but I am interested in hearing about your experience with these types of symptoms.  Has anyone had success with natural remedies to help deal the these types of symptoms?  Do these complex masses ever just go away on their own?  How do you take the best possible care of yourself as you wait for surgery?
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Hi there hope everything goes well for you. All I can offer is my story. To let you know I am a 36yo and am trying to have children with no success so far.  I had surgery in March for removal of a cyst from the right ovary, removal of a fibriod, and oblation (ablation) of endometreosis, they also found my left ovary to be polycystic.  Surgery went very good and was well on the road to recovery. I started clomid to get pregnant at the end of March and on my 10 day US found that my right ovary overstimulated and had once again developed a large cyst. grrrr.
We decided for the wait and see method. At this point I had no pain.  Couple days later began to have the typical ovarian cyst pain (for me I could always say yep thats my ovary  LOL) another US showed that it had doubled in size, again we chosed the wait and watch (remember I just had surgery). Couple days later I awoke and OMG the pain was severe and it was much different than the typical pain I would get.  The pain was defuse all through out my abdomen not just my ovary. Docotor sent me to get a higher quality US that showed blood flow.  Well come to find out it had once agian doubled in size and there was no blood flow the ovary and it had twisted and caused bleeding into the abdomen, and ovary was dying.  Well needless to say I had emergency surgery to remove the right ovary.  I guess my point is that you will know that something is wrong that would require emergency surgery. I can not help with the natural remadies. As far as taking care of yourself, just relax, and pamper youself,keep youself healthy.  Don't know if any of this is a help, but I wish you the best. Good luck and you are in my thoughts.
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on your post 4/26 you said you are having surgery May 8 for a cyst doctors have been watching for a year and is now 20cm x 15 cm.  I am wondering if because the cyst is so large, have you been experiencing burning sensation and pressure or are you having pain? I am trying to be brave and find these posts very supportive.  I will be thinking of you May 8, I pray the doctors will have steady hands and yours will be a speedy recovery.
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thanks terri.  Bad luck to have surgery so close together.  I guess I will just have to wait and see and trust I will know when my cystic mass and ovary need emergency medical attention.
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I am 29 years ols and have been diagnosed with a chocolate cyst. I didnt want surgery so they aspirated it recommended that I get pregnant as soon as possible as that would prevent it from coming back again ( as per the doctor getting pregnant is the same as taking birth control pills to supress periods to cure a chocolate cyst). Have tried for 2 months hasnt worked. The cyst is back and now I am having similar pains in the left ovary ( which was perfectly fine before) so i wont be surprised if there is a cyst there too. So here I am very frusrated and disappointed. Anyone who would have a word of advice for me. I would appreciate it.
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