I was wondering how many of you have experienced ovarian cysts and if/what you did about them or if you just dealt with them. In highschool I would tell my doctor almost every visit I had a lot of tenderness very low on either my right or left side of my abdomen. She always blew it off and on regular internal exams she would say she couldn't feel any cysts. Finally she ordered an ultrasound and it showed I had 1 cyst 5cm large. The ultrasound tech at the time suggested to my doctor I get another ultrasound done to get a better look at it. It was normal, it went away on its own but then I had another one a bit smaller growing on the other side. My doctor just said I would have these come and go probably forever, nothing serious.
I'm 25 now, and I still don't think its "serious" but I'm getting really sick of it. About every 3-4 months I get really bad tender pain just like I had in high school. One time out of no where, I had the most excruciating pain in the same spot and when I lied down the pain crawled up my stomach almost to my ribs and it felt like I couldn't even breathe. I thought I was having an appendicitis attack. It went away after about an hour but following that I had tender pain all week. The doctor thought that it was probably a cyst that burst but not to worry about it. I'm having this tender pain again and bending, stretching, going to the bathroom, coughing even, any jarring movements hurts it so much. It feels like a bunch of pressure that is just going to burst! I also get extremely painful periods, but I don't know if it's related. It hurts too much to even have sex. When we do, it's just jabbing pain located right where the tenderness is.
I was wondering if any of you deal with cysts and if there's anything that helps at all! Thank you in advance!