Hello i am 21 years old, and for about the past 6/7 years i have had extremely painful periods, vommiting, very heavy, blood clots, i go pale for 6 days feel weak and end up curled up in a ball most of the time. I was constantly going to the doctors about my problem and finally this year my doctor sent me for an ultrasound as he thought i had endometriosis. They found an ovarian cyst on my right ovary only 2-3 cm and decided to leave it and monitor it, i have another scan in december to see if it has gone any bigger. I cant help but think that the cyst is whats causing my painful periods but the gaernocologist says it isnt. I have since started getting sharp shooting pains in my belly button, it feels like someone is prodding me with a poker and it shoots down to my abdomen and down into my vagina, as you can imagine it is extremely painful and sometimes lasts for hours, the pain gets worse when i wee. I also get the odd sharp shooting pain in my right abdomen right where the cyst is, after the doctors saying the cyst shouldnt cause any pain! I also get from time to time sharp stabbing pains in my chest and find it hard to breath in..not sure what this is i thought it might just be extreme indegestion but i dont know. Do you think all of this is connected? Please someone give me some peace of mind as my doctors are rubbish and i am sick of going to A&E. thanks nicki x
I am 19 years old and from the day i started my period (i was 12 at the time) i can remember being curcled up in a ball for 5-6 days crying my eyes out at how bad the pain was. My mom is very old fashion and strict so for 6 years (ages 12-18) i could not do anything about it because she refused to bring me to an obgyn for fear that they would put me on birth control. My periods would be very heavy and i would have clots. I missed weeks and weeks worth of school every year making it very hard for me to pass. When i turned 18 (sept '11) i finally went to the doctor. They did 2 ultrasounds and found i had a 4-5cm cyst on my right ovary as well as 3 cysts on my left. I also had too many follicle on each ovary for them to count (follicles are when your body tries to ovulate but it wont let you and your egg gets caught and will not release itself). They told me that the cysts with the follicles were what had been causing the pain all along. I was put on the pill and it helped a little but suprisingly it had more bad outcomes than good so becareful going on any of that stuff. The cons of being on the pill was i was always moody (surprisingly) and i began having a lot and i mean A LOT of pain during intercourse. I would end up in tears every time. Finally in March '12 i decided to get off the pill and me and my fiance decided we wanted to start trying for a baby. We have been trying since march but have not conceieved yet. I later found out in July '12 that the cysts can cause infertility or just having trouble getting pregnant as well as the follicles because it means i do not ovulate normally. I went to the doctors yesterday and have to go back for an ultrasound today because i believe i am developing a large cysts due to how much pain i have been in the past several weeks. I also found out my insurance will not cover fertility treatments until you have been trying for 2+ years. So overall (sorry for the speech) i am trying to say i know how you feel and i think that having the cysts could be the cause because you could have had them for years and not known that that was causing the pain and you could have only 1 now. They mostly dissolve on their own unless you are like me where there are a lot and they are constantly developing. But just be careful if they put you on anything if you ever plan on having children. Make sure you ask risk, side effects etc. Hope this helped a little and good luck. If you ever need to talk i am here.
I forgot to mention that they also told me that being on the pill made it harder for to try and conceiver because of the problems i already have because it threw my system off. The pill can also cause infertility after a while.
hi thanks so much for replying, i forgot to mention that they did put me on the pill when i was about 14 and it made my periods a little lighter, but they made me vomit a lot put weight on and made me moody too! i only stayed on it for 6 months or so! I also started my periods when i was 12, they was horrible then but have gradually got worse as ive got older. I am also crying my eyes out curled up in a ball like you its awful isnt it. i find myself booking days off work when im due to get my period so i dont have to worry about ringing in sick. Have they removed your cysts? ive been told my cyst has stuff growing inside of it and it cannot go away on its own it will just carry on growing. So sorry to hear your worried about concieving, hopefully it hasnt caused too much damage and you will get pregnant soon and have a healthy normal pregnancy. Ill be honest it worries me too about getting pregnant in the future..x
also i have completely gone off sex as it hurts me too much, the pain during intercourse only started about two years ago, before that it was perfectly fine! so im thinking iv only had the cyst a few years x
Some of them do have to be removed. My last doctor i went to wanted to do a hysterectomy and i refuse to go to him now. The doctor i go to now told me that any doctor who wanted to do a hysterectomy on an 18 years old is out of him mind. I trust the one im go to now so much! He said most of them if they arent too big will dissolve on their own or rupture. I had one rupture an ended up in the hospital because of how much blood i lost. Many of them just rupture while you are on your period so you would never know that it ruptured.
ahh im wondering if my cyst has ruptured in the past couple of days then because i am on my period at the minute and i have been extremely heavy! and in pain with the cyst and had shooting pains behind my belly.. the pain has eased off a bit today tho ive been on since saturday
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