Ovarian Cysts

Question:

Please share your experience with ovarian cysts, for example, the type of cyst, any symptoms, the treatment, and/or any complications. Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Meg, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: April 14

I had an IUD (intrauterine device) after my 2nd baby. I started getting ovarian cysts a year later. They were always functional; the day I ovulate every month. I had a tubal ligation 7 years ago. Since then I deal with cysts more than I used to, and now for the past 3 years I get them bad in my breast! Now for the past 3 months I've been getting them in my kidney area. I know that's what it is. I just know. Worried if I have a disorder. I'm a mother of 6 and can't afford insurance or doctor.

Comment from: Country mom, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: August 21

I am 28 years old and have had ovarian cysts since I was 13, every month. Some I had to go to the hospital for because the pain was too much. They put me on several different kinds of birth control and they seemed to make the pain less but didn't take them away. So I went in for a hysterectomy but they left my ovaries because they looked healthy. I have gone five months without any cyst but for a big cyst erupting on Wednesday, all to find out I have 5 more waiting to go! Wonder if anyone else has dealt with this.

Comment from: Divas Mom, 13-18 Female (Caregiver) Published: May 03

My daughter is almost 15 and we have been dealing with ovarian cyst issues for 6 months. Countless trips to the emergency department, enough CT scans to make her glow in the dark, Lortab, and morphine. She dropped out of school, and is now homeschooling. She has debilitating pain, sweats, black outs, nausea and the list goes on. We finally have an exploratory surgery scheduled for the 19th of this month. But in the meantime, she cries half the day from the pain. No medicines even take the edge off anymore. Her doctor is not overly concerned with her pain. I suspect it would be different if he had a cyst on his testicle but in the meantime we wait it out. Gynecological services for young women in this part of the country is sadly lacking.

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