Patient Comments: Ovarian Cysts - Symptoms

The symptoms of ovarian cysts can vary greatly from patient to patient. What were your symptoms at the onset of your disease?

Comment from: Queen, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 11

Some of you may have polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). My daughter had no period before the age of 18. Doctor told her she was lucky, moron! The child went on line and did research and said mom I think I may have PCOS. We went to a doctor again, had her do blood work, etc., and sure enough it was PCOS.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: KodaBubbles, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: October 16

I have lower left abdominal pain and it came on all of a sudden three days ago (10/14/15 today). At first it was a nagging pain and slowly it just got worse. It honestly felt like a muscle strain and since I didn't have any medical insurance, I didn't want to waste everyone's time with going, but today, it just got worse. I was almost doubled over and I was crying. If it hadn't been for that pain today, I wouldn't have gone to the doctor. I told her that I have had this pain in my lower side for about three days and I have also had vaginal bleeding for a month. She asked me if I had any lower back pain and I had some. She seemed really worried about it and did a urinalysis to determine whether or not I was pregnant because it could have possibly been an ectopic pregnancy. The pregnancy test came back negative and she ordered a transvaginal ultrasound. Later that day, the doctor called and said I had cysts on both ovaries, the left side being the worst and that is the side that was hurting me. She also said that she saw some fluid next to the cyst and that she believes that one of them had ruptured. She just wants to monitor me right now and if I have any more pain like this again, I need to go straight to the emergency room. She also prescribed me some pain medicine that I have to get tomorrow. I would have gotten it today, but she was just worried about what was going on.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: Becca, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: September 23

I started hormone replacement therapy (HRT), and the doctor was so aggressive with the estrogen, which caused painful cysts on my only ovary. I noticed being full after eating a few bites, not being able to lay on my tummy, nausea all the time, having to pee all the time, then finally to throwing up and not being able to eat. I went to my regular doctor and then to an obstetrician/gynecologist, and had an ultrasound and transvaginal ultra sound. I was in pain for over 2 months. I am off the HRT and starting just now to be able to function. I felt sorry for my husband, I could not do anything, clean, fix dinner, nothing. Ladies, if you feel odd, and your body is telling you something, listen and do not get on hormones!

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: OHR, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: August 11

I was first diagnosed with an ovarian cyst two years back with no apparent symptom other than the belly enlargement. After the initial diagnosis and several follow-up testing, I was directed to a surgery where my right ovary was operated upon and removed along with the cyst. Ever since, I have been taking norethisterone tablets thrice a day and have got ultrasound scans done in about every six months. Now, I'm married and I'm not sure what to do with my condition. The only thing I'm sure is that I want to stop taking the pill, but am afraid to do so due to possible cysts that may definitely emerge after stopping the medication. I'd be thankful for any valid opinion.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: Jazz, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: May 27

I was 18 and on the toilet, I felt like I needed to have a bowel movement but nothing came out. All of a sudden an excruciating pain hit me in the lower abdomen, and I collapsed to the ground unable to move. I thought I was just constipated so instead of calling an ambulance I called a cab and went to the hospital. They did an ultrasound straight away and told me I had a mass that needed to be removed immediately, so sometime later that day I woke up from surgery minus an ovary, fallopian tube and a 17 cm x 15 cm ovarian cyst. For me, up until that day I had no pain, others had noticed my belly swelling but I didn't. Between the ultrasound and surgery I felt my tummy and noticed that it was rock hard, not like a flabby beer belly or a few too many pies, but protruding like a pregnant belly would, firm to touch. A lot of me not noticing anything was my young age. I am 31 now and haven't had any more problems, I also have a beautiful son who was absolutely no trouble at all to conceive.

Was this comment helpful?Yes

Patient Comments

Viewers share their comments

Ovarian Cysts - Treatments Question: What treatment has been effective for your ovarian cysts?
Ovarian Cysts - Pregnancy Experience Question: Was an ovarian cyst discovered on an ultrasound while you were pregnant? Please describe your experience.

Patient Comments are not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your physician or other qualified health provider because of something you have read on MedicineNet. The opinions expressed in the comments section are of the author and the author alone. MedicineNet does not endorse any specific product, service or treatment.

Alert If you think you have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Health Solutions From Our Sponsors