Hi all, I'm new to the forum, I feel like I need a place to talk where other people understand. Three weeks ago I fainted and urinated in my school bookstore where I was a grad student, and then about two weeks ago I had bad pressure and pain in my abdomen after sex but figured it was a UTI (which I get often). I woke up the next morning in the worst pain I have ever felt and fainted on the bathroom floor before my boyfriend drove me to the hospital. Turns out my belly was full of blood and I had an ovarian cyst that ruptured and was bleeding. My hemoglobin dropped down as low as 7.2 before stabilizing. I was in the hospital 4 days and could not lay down for any of those, I had to be sitting to minimize the pain. Worse than the belly pain though was a referred shoulder and chest pain, which is what I can't seem to shake. I am fatigued and have headaches which I assume is from the blood loss, but has anyone else experienced this extreme referred pain?
Also, has anyone found that they do faint randomly with cysts? I heard from someone that it happens to them but I was wondering if it's common. I felt fine and then within about 30 seconds I didn't feel good and hit the ground. I would really appreciate any advice you have!