Hi there. Almost every woman at some time in their life gets a cyst. I've had one as well. They created pain and heavy bleeding but it passed on its own. They typically are not dangerous. Remember, a cyst is not a mass . . . it Is a fluid filled sac. Doctors either recommend waiting for it to pass, treating with birth control pills and occasionally surgery. So, don't be afraid and talk to your doctor. Doubtful that cancer is a concern at all for this. good luck
I had cysts before starting birth control, and I have been on birth control because of it for months now. The previous cyst bursted and it was awful. I am having the same if not worse symptoms and I think it may be a cyst coming back. Its the same as you. Tender on one side, pressure feeling, chronic slight pain.
Hi @ specialmom, I kind of felt relief that you don't need a surgery for a cyst, I thought it has to be removed. I am going through so much pain lately (pelvis + abdominal pain + groin, all left side) and someone listed the symptoms of ovarian cyst on my thread / question. Actually, since I was diagnosed with endometriosis 3 years ago the doctor recommended last week I should try contraceptive pills.
I have tried a couple different BC pills and each gave me severe anxiety, depression and I had weight gain. I would rather surgery to have them remove then experience the anxiety and depression again. It was debilitating.
I think I'll feel better with an ultrasound. Looking forward to my appointment. I know most women get cyst each month that go away on their own but experiencing these symptoms have been horrendous and not something I want to wait and see if they go away. I'm due for my period coming up, which is before my doctors appointment, so I guess we will see what happens when I get it. The pain has gotten to the point that I don't even need to be active in order for it to spur up.. Most of yesterday consisted of severe back pain, cramping and pressure and I hadn't been active for three or four days :(