I was diagnosed as having a 9.1 cm ovarian cyst in my right ovary two days ago. I had gone into an urgent care clinic due to the excruciating pain radiating from my abdomen to my legs and lower back. I had experienced such debilitating pain only three weeks earlier at night, but dismissed it when it lessened for the weeks between then and now. The cramps were always present, but tolerable - I thought it was just gas due to my mostly vegetarian diet, so I was trying all sorts of OTC gas remedies.
I had an ultrasound to evaluate the cyst and was able to get in with a gynecologist - not my normal one - the day after the ultrasound (yesterday). She was pretty casual about the whole thing and I guess when I didn't scream out in pain as she was pressing on that ovary, she figured I was fine. However, I have been in constant shooting pain since Friday, I have no appetite, my stomach is bloated like I'm pregnant and I have pains when I urinate. I understand ovarian cysts are common, but I wasn't sure if the size of mine made it something uncommon that action should be taken on. I'm a runner and live an active life with a f-t job, so this is dramatically affecting my quality of life. Even when it was less, during the three weeks prior, I was still experiencing occasional sharp cramps and had to stop during runs to let a cramp pass. I have a high tolerance for pain and was raised to not be a complainer; I guess that worked only to convince the Dr. I saw that I can wait the 6-8 weeks for another ultrasound. Any advice, experience would be greatly appreciated. I feel like no one wants to give me any answers that solve the issue.