First of all, a little background information... I've just been told I have an ovarian cyst. I've seen my regular doctor twice complaining of abdominal pain, back pain, constipation, pain with sex, and changes in my periods (among other things that led us to investigate my thyroid). After thyroid levels came back within normal range twice, he presumed my symptoms stress or diet related.
Three weeks ago, I began having excruciating low back pain, couldn't go from standing to sitting or roll over without pain, so I went to see a new doctor. After a very painful physical exam, I was sent for an ultrasound. The nurse called a few days ago to tell me that I did indeed have a 2.5cm (small, right?) cyst on my left ovary. As I wait to see an OBGYN in a few days (and after my period when everyone tells me cysts typically begin to shrink), I am in even more pain, especially in my lower back. I can't stand up straight, and when I move or reach, the pain takes my breath away.
My question is is this kind of pain, to the point where I'm having trouble functioning, normal with a typical ovarian cyst or is my body telling me that something else is going on? Those whom I've told say ovarian cysts are no big deal and they go away on their own and that most women have them and don't even know it. Yet, here I am in tears when I turn wrong or anytime I lift my left leg to climb the stairs. Could a simple cyst be causing this pain or should I be pushing the OBGYN to investigate further? Believe me, if it is just the cyst causing my troubles, I am happy to have an answer and a plan to fix it, but my body is telling me something else/worse is going on.
I will, of course, talk to my OBGYN when I see her, but I want to be well-prepared when I go to see her. I appreciate any advice you can share.