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Ovarian Cyst Rupture During Early Pregnancy

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Is getting a Ovarian Cyst common during early pregnancy?
    Me and the hubby are TTC and I been having pregnancy symptoms.. But today I went to the doctor and he checked my ovaries and he said it felt like I have a cyst on my right ovary I never had one before.. So I’m wondering if this could be because I’m pregnant? If I was I would only be about 4 weeks.

    • ANSWER:
      All women get an ovarian cyst called a Corpus Luteum Cyst during ovulation each month. The corpus luteum produces the hormones that alter the lining of the uterus making it ready for conception. If no conception takes place, it will disappear, stop producing the hormone and you uterus will shed it’s lining (causing the bleeding we see during our period). If conception does take place the cyst will remain and continue producing the hormones needed to maintain a pregnancy. It is also what the baby lives off of until the placenta is formed. The cyst is usually completely gone by the second trimester. Most of the time these cysts cause no symptoms and go away on their own. Most women have no idea they ever even had one. But sometimes they can get quite large and cause some discomfort.

      So yes, all pregnant women do have an ovarian cyst in early pregnancy but all women do during ovulation. The only way to know for sure, is to take a test.

      ADDED:
      The woman below me is not exactly correct. The Corpus Luteum can fill with blood and become a cyst. But it is all the same thing. She is just getting too “technical” Yes the Corpus Luteum produces the hormones needed to maintain a pregnancy but it sometimes can fill with blood and technically become a cyst. It doesn’t change the fact the Corpus Luteum still prduces the hormones needed to maintain a pregnancy even if it expands into a cyst.

      The corpus luteum is essential for establishing and maintaining pregnancy in females.

      In the ovary, the corpus luteum secretes estrogens and progesterone, which are steroid hormones responsible for the thickening of the endometrium and its development and maintenance, respectively.

      A Corpus luteum cyst is a type of ovarian cyst which may rupture about the time of menstruation, and take up to three months to disappear entirely. This type of functional cyst occurs after an egg has been released from a follicle. The follicle then becomes a secretory gland that is known as the corpus luteum. The ruptured follicle begins producing large quantities of estrogen and progesterone in preparation for conception. If a pregnancy doesn’t occur, the corpus luteum usually breaks down and disappears. It may, however, fill with fluid or blood, causing the corpus luteum to expand into a cyst, and stay on the ovary. Usually, this cyst is on only one side, and does not produce any symptoms.

      in placental animals such as humans, the placenta eventually takes over progesterone production and the corpus luteum degrades

      My Dr. is the person that told me that it is what the baby thrives off of until the placenta is formed. (not necessarily “feed” off of) I researched all of this after having a very large on myself during my fourth pregnancy.

  2. QUESTION:
    My wife is having pain in her stomach since her last period?
    My wife is having pain in her stomach since her last period?
    My wife had an early period last time. When the period ended, a Light pain started in her stomach. The pain is still going on. What could be the reason? It has been 20 days and the pain still exist. She also puke these days.

    • ANSWER:
      Most abdominal pain is linked to common problems such as emotional distress, overeating, or the flu. However, it can also point to more serious illness. The type and location of the pain often gives a clue to its cause.

      In women, abdominal discomfort may signal a problem with the reproductive system. Pelvic pain that occurs each month just before a woman’s period suggests endometriosis. Tenderness in the lower abdominal area may mean pelvic inflammatory disease. For women of childbearing age, an *ectopic pregnancy can produce a sudden sharp, stabbing abdominal pain along with vaginal bleeding, a history of missed or light periods, or pain radiating to the shoulder. Ovarian cysts and uterine fibroids can also cause abdominal pain in women.

      Other conditions that can cause abdominal pain include ulcers,
      irritable bowel syndrome, gallbladder disease, diverticulitis, appendicitis, urinary tract infections, food poisoning, food allergy, hernia, kidney stones, and lactose intolerance.

      *Symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy:

      Ectopic pregnancies are usually discovered when a woman has symptoms at about six or seven weeks, though you may notice symptoms as early as four weeks. In some cases, there are no symptoms and the ectopic is discovered during a first trimester ultrasound.

      Symptoms can vary greatly from person to person, and depending on how far along you are and whether the ectopic pregnancy has ruptured — a true obstetric emergency. To prevent rupture, it’s critical to get diagnosed and treated as soon as there’s even a hint of a problem, although sometimes rupture occurs without much advance warning. Ectopic pregnancies don’t always register on home pregnancy tests, so if you suspect there’s a problem, don’t wait for a positive pregnancy test to contact your caregiver.

      Call your practitioner immediately if you have any of the following symptoms:

      • Abdominal or pelvic pain or tenderness. It can be sudden, persistent, and severe but may also be mild and intermittent early on. You may feel it only on one side, but the pain can be anywhere in your abdomen or pelvis and is sometimes accompanied by nausea and vomiting.

      • Vaginal spotting or bleeding. If you’re not sure you’re pregnant yet, you may think you’re getting a light period at first. The blood may look red or brown like the color of dried blood, and may be continuous or intermittent, heavy or light.

      • Pain that gets worse when you’re active or while moving your bowels or coughing.

      • Shoulder pain. Cramping and bleeding can mean many things, but pain in your shoulder, particularly when you lie down, is a red flag for a ruptured ectopic pregnancy and it’s critical to get medical attention immediately. The cause of the pain is internal bleeding, which irritates nerves that go to your shoulder area.

      • If a fallopian tube has ruptured, you may also have signs of shock, such as a weak, racing pulse; pale, clammy skin; and dizziness or fainting. In that case, call 911 without delay.

      Goodluck to you and your wife. I hope it’s nothing serious.

  3. QUESTION:
    Ive been haveing really bad pains on the left side of my stomach, what can this be?
    It’s been accuring every other day or so, and its painfull. What could it be and how do i prevent it?

    • ANSWER:
      Ovarian Cysts

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      An ovarian cyst is a fluid-filled sac usually found on the surface of an ovary. There are many types of ovarian cysts, each with a different underlying cause. Many women will have them at some point during their childbearing years. Most are completely without symptoms. However, some types can cause serious health problems.

      You have two walnut-sized ovaries. These are located on either side of the uterus, nestled under the fringed ends of the fallopian or uterine tubes. These tubes create a pathway for a released egg to reach the center of the uterus. During the menstrual cycle, one ovary will develop and mature an egg. The egg is encased in a sac called a follicle. About day 14 of the menstrual cycle, ovulation occurs and the egg is released from the ovary.

      Are They Dangerous?
      Symptoms
      Types of Ovarian Cysts
      How They Are Diagnosed
      How They Are Treated
      Can They Be Prevented?
      Diet and Ovarian Cysts

      Picture of Ovarian Cyst

      Are Ovarian Cysts Dangerous?
      Most are harmless “functional” or “physiologic” cysts. Between 4% and 10% of women of childbearing age develop a potentially serious metabolic dysfunction, known as polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Multiple cysts are one hallmark of PCOS. PCOS also includes hormonal disruptions that can result in persistent acne, excessive body hair, thinning scalp hair, infertility, obesity, and increased risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and uterine or breast cancer.

      Ovarian cysts can cause discomfort during intercourse. They may bleed, rupture, or twist the ovary, causing significant pelvic pain. Sudden or severe pelvic pain, especially with vomiting or a fever, should be treated as a medical emergency.

      Some ovarian cysts can become cancerous. These are all rare cancers and are most common in women in their fifties. Cancerous ovaries are usually not painful unless they grow very large before they are discovered. Annual pelvic exams are the best preventative method for detecting gynecologic cancers in the early, most treatable stages.

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      Ovarian Cyst Symptoms
      It’s not easy to know whether you have ovarian cysts. You can have cysts without any symptoms at all, or you may have vague abdominal symptoms that could suggest a number of health problems that are completely unrelated to ovarian cysts.

      Some abdominal conditions with symptoms similar to painful ovarian cysts are: appendicitis, diverticulitis, intestinal inflammation or obstruction, gall bladder disease, kidney stone, or bladder infection. Gynecologic problems with symptoms similar to ovarian cysts are: pelvic inflammatory disease, endometriosis, ectopic or tubal pregnancy, or mittleschmirtz, the pain some women feel at mid-cycle, after normal ovulation.

      In general, one or more of the following symptoms could be related to ovarian cysts:

      Menstrual irregularities.
      Pelvic pain – a dull ache, either constant or intermittent, possibly radiating to the low back or thighs.
      Pelvic pain during intercourse.
      Pelvic pain just before your period begins or just after it ends.
      A fullness or heaviness in your abdomen.
      Feeling of pressure on your bladder or rectum.
      Nausea or breast tenderness similar to when you’re pregnant.
      Continuous, creamy or clear-like-eggwhite vaginal discharge that persists unchanged for a month or more.
      Any of these symptoms are sufficient cause to consult with your health professional.

      If you have sudden, severe or spasmodic pain in your lower abdomen, especially if accompanied by fever, vomiting, or signs of shock (cold, clammy skin, rapid breathing, weakness), go immediately to the emergency room of the nearest hospital.

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      Types of Benign Ovarian Cysts
      1) Functional (physiologic) cysts. The most common type of ovarian cyst is the functional cyst, also called a physiologic cyst. “Physiologic” means the cyst is non-pathogenic. It develops from tissue that changes during the process of ovulation. Your ovaries normally grow cystic structures called follicles each month. Typically, these resolve back to normal ovarian tissue after ovulation. But sometimes there is a glitch and the fluid-filled cyst stays on for a while.

      Functional cysts fall into two categories; follicular cyst, and corpus luteum cyst.

      Follicular cyst. The pituitary gland in your brain sends a message, by increasing luteinizing hormone (LH), to the follicle holding the ripening egg. This is called a “LH surge”. Normally, the egg is released from the follicle and starts down the fallopian tube where it may then become fertilized by a sperm cell. If the LH surge does not occur, the follicle doesn’t rupture or release its egg. Instead, it grows until it becomes a cyst. These cysts seldom cause pain, are usually harmless, and may disappear within two or three menstrual cycles.

      Corpus luteum cyst. When there is a successful LH surge and the egg is released, the follicle responds by becoming a new, temporarily little secretory gland called the corpus luteum. The corpus luteum produces large amounts of progesterone and a little bit of estrogen, to prepare the uterus for conception.
      But occasionally, after the egg is released, the escape hatch seals off prematurely and tissue accumulates inside, causing the corpus luteum to enlarge. This type of cyst will usually disappear after a few weeks. Rarely, a corpus luteum cyst can grow to 3″-4″ in diameter and potentially bleed into itself, or twist your ovary, thus causing pelvic or abdominal pain.

      2) Dermoid cyst. A dermoid cyst is mainly fat but can also contain a mix of different tissues. They are often small and usually don’t cause symptoms. Very rarely, they become large and rupture, causing bleeding into the abdomen, which is a medical emergency.

      3) Endometrioma or “chocolate cyst”. These are cysts that form when endometrial tissue (the type that lines the inside of the uterus) invades an ovary. It is responsive to monthly hormonal changes, which causes the cyst to fill with blood. It’s called a “chocolate cyst” because the blood is a dark, reddish-brown color. Multiple endometriomas are found in the condition called “endometriosis”. Although often asymptomatic, chocolate cysts can be painful, especially during your period or during intercourse.

      4) Cystadenoma. Cystadenomas are cysts that develop from cells on the surface of your ovary. They are usually benign. Occasionally, they can become quite large and thus interfere with abdominal organs and cause pain.

      5) Multiple cysts – the polycystic ovary. Women who don’t ovulate on a regular basis can develop multiple cysts. The ovaries are often enlarged and contain many small cysts clustered under a thickened, outer capsule. There are many factors causing a woman to not ovulate and develop polycystic ovaries. Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a complex condition that involves multiple hormonal and organ system dysfunction. Multiple ovarian cysts are just one facet of this disorder.

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      How Ovarian Cysts are Diagnosed
      Pelvic Exam. An ovarian cyst may be discovered by your doctor during a pelvic exam, while she is palpating your ovaries. If a cyst is suspected, an ultrasound is usually the next step.

      Pelvic Ultrasound. Ultrasound is a painless procedure where sound waves are transmitted through your pelvic area and an image of your ovaries and uterus is shown on a video screen. The image is analyzed to determine the nature of the cyst.

      Laparoscopy. Laparoscopy is a surgical procedure performed when your doctor wants to see the cyst. A thin, lighted telescope, called a laparoscope, is inserted through a small incision into your abdomen. Laparoscopy may be used for treatment as well as diagnosis.

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      How Ovarian Cysts are Usually Treated
      Watchful Waiting. If you have no symptoms and ultrasound shows a small, fluid-filled cyst, your doctor may simply schedule another pelvic exam and ultrasound in six weeks. The concept behind watchful waiting is to not actively treat the cyst until does not go away as your hormones change. An unchanging or growing cystic ovary needs further investigation.

      Birth Control Pills. If you have a functional cyst that is larger in size and causing some symptoms, birth control pills may be prescribed. The purpose of birth control pills is to alter your hormone levels so the cyst will shrink. Birth control pills will reduce the probability of other cysts growing.

      Surgery. Your cyst may be surgically removed if it is large, solid or filled with debris, persistently growing, irregularly shaped, or causing pain or other symptoms. If the cyst is not cancerous, it can be surgically removed without also removing the ovary. This is called a cystectomy. In some cases, the doctor may want to remove the affected ovary, while leaving the other intact in order to maintain your ability to have a normal hormone cycle.

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      Can Ovarian Cysts Be Prevented?
      It may not be possible to completely eliminate ovarian cysts. However, you can minimize the probability that they will form and grow.

      You can do this in several fundamental ways:

      Improve the quality of your diet.
      Increase your exercise.
      Control chronic stress.
      Use bio-identical hormones, supplements and herbs to help balance your hormonal system.
      Improve your overall health.

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      Diet and Ovarian Cysts
      A recent study from the Institute of Research Pharmacology in Italy analyzed the diet over a ten-year span of 225 women with benign ovarian cysts and 450 women who did not have ovarian cysts.

      The researchers discovered that the type of food eaten influenced the development of cysts. For example, they said that women who consumed the most beef and cheese developed the most ovarian cysts. In contrast, consumption of green vegetables provided a strong protective effect. This study makes it clear that what you eat will influence whether or not you develop ovarian cysts.

      We have written an in-depth diet ebook for women with PCOS. But the dietary recommendations in the ebook are the same for ovarian cysts. If you have this problem, consider purchasing The Natural Diet Solution to PCOS and Infertility ebook.

      Source: Chiaffarino F et al, Diet and risk of seromucinous benign ovarian cysts, Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2003 Oct 10;110(2):196-200.

  4. QUESTION:
    When is the earliest to know whether its ectopic or normal?? Answer immediately.?
    I am 8 weeks pregnant now. I went for my 1st vaginal ultrasound during my 6th week. At that time the doc did not mention anything abt ectopic pregnancy. When is the earliest time to detect that?? I am having discomfort at the right side of my lower abdomen..hence thi question.

    • ANSWER:
      I feared the same thing when I was pregnant. I was about 6 weeks along when I started having pain and discomfort in my right side(lower right pelvic area.) I had read about ectopic pregnancies, so I was pretty nervous about it and scheduled an appointment with my doctor. As it turned out, the hormones my body was producing cause an ovarian cyst to swell(and then later rupture). I don’t know if the pregnancy caused the cyst itself, or just the swelling. But my doctor told me its fairly common.

      The ultrasound at 6 weeks could not only see the cyst, but it also saw that my baby was safely in the uterus.

      It’s a good idea to talk to your doctor about this, and any other worries you come across. You’d be surprised how patient they can be.

  5. QUESTION:
    Can an Ovarian Cyst cause cancer and can they go away on there own?

    • ANSWER:
      Ovarian cysts are fluid–filled sacs or pockets within or on the surface of an ovary. They typically occur as the result of ovulation (the release of an egg from the ovary) and are common in women of childbearing age. Most cysts are normal and shrink over time, usually within one to three months.

      Cysts that develop due to normal ovulation are called functional cysts, because they are not related to disease. Other less common types of ovarian cysts include dermoid cysts, cystadenoma cysts and endometrioma cysts. These abnormal ovarian cysts are usually benign, but they may require treatment.

      Most ovarian cysts are small and do not causes symptoms. When symptoms are present, the most common is pain or a sense of fullness or pressure in the lower abdomen or pelvis. This may be caused by:

      Rupture of the cyst
      Rapid growth of the cyst
      Twisting of the cyst around its blood supply
      Ovarian cysts are usually diagnosed during routine pelvic exams, although ultrasounds are sometimes necessary. Blood tests, pregnancy tests and biopsies may also be performed to rule out other conditions.

      Most cysts are functional cysts and disappear within 60 days without any treatment. Therefore, a physician is likely to monitor a patient over one to three months to determine whether the cyst has changed in size or caused increased symptoms.. A physician may recommend surgery to remove the cyst if the patient is postmenopausal as cysts can increase the risk of ovarian cancer. Surgery may also be recommended if the cyst:

      Does not disappear after several menstrual cycles
      Has gotten larger
      Looks unusual on the ultrasound
      Causes pain
      Women who frequently develop cysts may have polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), a hormonal condition that causes women to have many small cysts in their ovaries. These women, as well as others who frequently develop cysts may be prescribed birth control pills, which prevent ovulation and the formation of cysts. However, not all recurring ovarian cysts indicate this condition and not all women with PCOS develop ovarian cysts. For more information, see Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.

      Ovarian cysts cannot be prevented in women who are ovulating. However, most cysts do not cause symptoms, are not cancerous and disappear without treatment. Regular gynecological exams are a good way to help ensure that changes in the ovaries are detected and diagnosed as early as possible.

      i am sure that will answer all ur questions…

      Good luck and take care of urself…

  6. QUESTION:
    OVARIAN CYST RUPTURE DURING EARLY PREGNANCY?
    hey fellow preggers,
    for starters this is my second baby and on november 26th i was in the ER with severe abdominal pain and im 6 weeks 3 days pregnant but anyways they did an ultrasound and said that i had a cyst rupture on my right ovary and their was fluid surrounding it. they couldnt see the baby just the gestational sac and my HCG levels are 600 i was under 5.5 weeks at the time. i dont know much about cysts i wasnt even aware that i had them until they ruptured, my discharge papers were talking about a threatened miscarriage and i was put on work restricitions and lifiting limits of ten pounds my first son is 28 pounds though. anyhoo so i just looked it up today online and its talking about how ovarian cysts ruptures are the most dangerous thing next to the cysts being cancerous. the only problems i seem to be having right now is severe lower back pain. has this happened to anyone else? if you can tell me your story what happened if the baby turned out okay it would be amazing! im really worried about this baby because this pregnancy is completly different then my first i really dont feel pregnant i have a lot of symptoms but i really took the prego test for giggles i dont know how to explain it other than i just dont feel pregnant. by the way i do know every pregnancy is different but, i just want to know if any of your second babies were like this too? maybe give me some peace of mind!
    thank you guys in advance i really appreciate your help!

    • ANSWER:
      My mother had this when she was pregnant with me and here I am. :) There’s always hope.

  7. QUESTION:
    Spotting in early pregnancy?
    Im 6 weeks pregnant with an ovarian cyst on my left ovary. 3 days ago i got horrible pains on my left side. when i went to the emergency room the doctor said that my cyst have ruptured and that the pain will subside in a few days. The pain has gone away but i have been getting brown spotting ever since. it sort of looks like brown ewcm. is that normal?

    • ANSWER:
      Your doctor will probably tell you not to worry unless it’s red. Even pink is usually ok if it goes away within 48 hours. Brown is more then likely not going to be a problem, since brown spotting is just old blood leaving your body. During my first trimester I had a clot on my placenta that caused me to gush red blood, I went to the ER, the baby was fine, but I continued to spot brown for nearly 2 weeks.

      Good luck to you and be safe.

  8. QUESTION:
    what is ectopic pregnancy?
    what is ectopic pregnancy?
    what is cyst? thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      An ectopic pregnancy is a complication of pregnancy in which the fertilized ovum is developed in any tissue other than the uterine wall. Most ectopic pregnancies occur in the Fallopian tube (so-called tubal pregnancies), but implantation can also occur in the cervix, ovaries, and abdomen. The fetus produces enzymes that allow it to implant in varied types of tissues, and thus an embryo implanted elsewhere than the uterus can cause great tissue damage in its efforts to reach a sufficient supply of blood. An ectopic pregnancy is a medical emergency, and, if not treated properly, can lead to the death of the woman.

      In a normal pregnancy, the fertilized egg enters the uterus and settles into the uterine lining where it has plenty of room to divide and grow. About 1% of pregnancies are in an ectopic location with implantation not occurring inside of the womb, and of these 98% occur in the Fallopian tubes.[1]

      In a typical ectopic pregnancy, the embryo does not reach the uterus, but instead adheres to the lining of the Fallopian tube. The implanted embryo burrows actively into the tubal lining. Most commonly this invades vessels and will cause bleeding. This intratubal bleeding (hematosalpinx) expels the implantation out of the tubal end as a tubal abortion. Some women thinking they are having a miscarriage are actually having a tubal abortion. There is no inflammation of the tube in ectopic pregnancy. The pain is caused by prostaglandins released at the implantation site, and by free blood in the peritoneal cavity, which is a local irritant. Sometimes the bleeding might be heavy enough to threaten the health or life of the woman. Usually this degree of bleeding is due to delay in diagnosis, but sometimes, especially if the implantation is in the proximal tube (just before it enters the uterus), it may invade into the nearby Sampson artery, causing heavy bleeding earlier than usual.

      If left untreated, about half of ectopic pregnancies will resolve without treatment. These are the tubal abortions. The advent of methotrexate treatment for ectopic pregnancy has reduced the need for surgery; however, surgical intervention is still required in cases where the Fallopian tube has ruptured or is in danger of doing so. This intervention may be laparoscopic or through a larger incision, known as a laparotomy.

      Causes
      There are a number of risk factors for ectopic pregnancies. However, in as many as one third [2]to one half [3] of ectopic pregnancies, no risk factors can be identified. Risk factors include: pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility, those who have been exposed to DES, tubal surgery, smoking, previous ectopic pregnancy, and tubal ligation.

      What is Cyst?
      A cyst is a closed sac having a distinct membrane and division on the nearby tissue. It may contain air, fluids, or semi-solid material. A collection of pus is called an abscess, not a cyst. Once formed, a cyst could go away on its own or may have to be removed through surgery.

      Ovarian Cyst:
      An ovarian cyst is any collection of fluid, surrounded by a very thin wall, within an ovary. Any ovarian follicle that is larger than about two centimeters is termed an ovarian cyst. An ovarian cyst can be as small as a pea, or larger than a cantaloupe.

      Most ovarian cysts are functional in nature, and harmless (benign).[1] In the US, ovarian cysts are found in nearly all premenopausal women, and in up to 14.8% of postmenopausal women.

      Ovarian cysts affect women of all ages. They occur most often, however, during a woman’s childbearing years.

      Some ovarian cysts cause problems, such as bleeding and pain. Surgery may be required to remove cysts larger than 5 centimeters in diameter.

  9. QUESTION:
    If i had an ovarian cyst rupture after my ovulation could i still get pregnant?
    I am 20 years old had an Ovarian Cyst rupture a couple of weeks ago. My period was a week in a half an when I got it, the period was almost all brown I had one small spot of red blood. 99% of my period was Dark brown and was only heavy for 1 day and even at its heaviest it wasn’t that heavy. I had it for 4 days and it was light Is that normal? What could be causing it? The doctor didn’t give me any antibiotics, just pain medication. I am on a 31 day cycle average. I became sexually active about 2 weeks before my cyst ruptured and it was during my ovulation and only had sex 3 times before it ruptured. On top of it all I have been very Lethargic and sleep almost all day the last couple of days and 2 days ago I developed severe nausea and after 12 hours of it, I vomited up (tmi i know) all the food I had ate that day in my stomach. I haven’t had nausea except for when I eat since then an it comes an goes as it pleases. I just kinda would like some advice.. An yes.. I am trying to conceive

    • ANSWER:
      chances for pregnancy are about 5-7% – better check early pregnancy symptoms and pregnancy test as well as all causes for brown discharge – see below

  10. QUESTION:
    Anyone with medical terminology, help!?
    Tell me what this could mean:

    “IMPRESSION: HALO WITH THICKENED ENDOMETRIUM AND A SMALL FLUID COLLECTION IN THE CENTRAL UTERINE CANAL RAISES THE QUESTION OF EARLY PREGNANCY. CAREFUL CORRELATION WITH THE PATIENT’S HORMONE LEVELS IS REQUESTED AS EARLY PREGNANCY NOT EXCLUDED. ECTOPIC PREGNANCY IS NOT EXCLUDED IN SUCH A SITUATION PARTICULARLY WITH THE FREE FLUID IN THE PELVIS. FREE FLUID IN THE PELVIS MAY BE SEEN WITH RUPTURE OF OVARIAN CYST.”

    ********My pregnancy test came back negative! No period for 2 months! What’s wrong with me?!?!

    • ANSWER:
      Essentially what this report is saying is that you had a thickened endometrium (ie the lining of your uterus) and there was some fluid build up in your uterine canal. These are both things that occur during the early stages of pregnancy, so your physician is taking a look at your hormone levels to see if they are also responding in a fashion similar to you being pregnant. So they are not ruling out that you’re in the early stages of pregnancy, or that you may have a ectopic pregnancy (a fertilized egg that landed and attached somewhere outside the uterus). Last but not least this report notes that the same fluid build up could be seen as a result of rupturing an ovarian cyst (popping a small fluid-filled sack within your uterus.)

  11. QUESTION:
    Question about Cysts And Pregnancy?
    heyy all i had an ultrasound today and i am exactly 6 weeks. my baby isnt growing as quickly as it should because i should realli be 6w3d according to the doctors and LMP.
    The person that did the ultrasound said i had a large amount of fluid around my right ovary which i looked up and is a Cyst. ive had this Cyst for months.
    Can this lead to a miscarriage. Did anyone else have one during early pregnancy what was done. did anyone miscarry from this. this is my 2nd pregnancy. could this be why im in alot of pain and soo sick

    • ANSWER:
      First thing dont really worry too much about scan dating. Scans are not 100% accurate and whats 3 days? really that’s nothing, you could have ovulated late that month and so conceived a little later. Going by the first day of your last period is only a guide for the health practitioners…you could be 2 weeks less/more pregnant than what your LMP is suggesting.

      About the cyst? have you spoken to the doctor about this? You say you have had it for months, so why have they not suggested getting it removed? If your experiencing pain around your abdomen then the cyst could be the cause. It most likely wont lead to a miscarriage…a functional cyst such as a follicular cyst is described as so…Each egg is formed in a tiny structure inside the ovary called a follicle. The follicle contains fluid to protect the egg as it grows, and bursts when the egg is released.

      Sometimes, a follicle does not release an egg, or does not shed its fluid and shrink after the egg is released. If this happens, the follicle can get bigger as it swells with fluid. This becomes a follicular ovarian cyst. Usually, only one cyst appears at a time.

      Sonographers dont tend to give the best information, only what they see on the screen, and they cant give explanations as thats the consultants job.

      The risks are pretty low concerning most types of cysts. If the scanner only saw fluid this means it hasnt developed into a tumour whether benign or melignant. The risk associated with pregnancy is that the cyst can grow large and obstruct the growing baby which may lead to baby not developing as well or having preoblems when born such as ‘clicky hip’. (which I was born with and Im fine, still have it but it doesn’t affect me)

      Another ‘functional cyst’ is a Luteal cysts and are less common. They develop when the tissue that is left behind after an egg has been released (the corpus luteum) fills with blood. (ehich could show as fluid on a ultrasound)

      Luteal cysts usually go away on their own within a few months, but can sometimes rupture (split), causing internal bleeding and sudden pain. This may be what you have been as you say you had it before you was pregnant, it could of happened a few cycles ago… If it ruptures, the main risk is infection to both you and baby, but if you experience suddenn pain, go straight to A & E and explain…they will be able to give you intraveonus antibiotics to help your body cope with this.

      Here are some moms that are going/been through what your experiencing, it may offer you some comfort..wish you the best of luck, Im pretty sure your baby will be just fine..the womb is a very protected place!.

  12. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Torsion during pregnancy?
    I was wondering if any of you ladies have had this? I’ve had two laparoscopies for endometriosis and ovarian cysts and a D&C for abnormal uterine bleeding. I’m 17 weeks pregnant and right under the scar from my surgery on the left side near my ovary I’m having the most god awful pain. If my appendix was on that side I would have firmly believed it had ruptured…that kind of pain. Here’s the twist….when I sit a certain way or Iay down on my back, or slightly propped up on my back, I get the most excruciating pain in the lower left side of my back….it’s like in the exact same spot as the pain in the front…but in my back. If I lay on my left side it relieves the back pain but the front pain gets worse. If I’m sitting or laying down, I can push on the spot and it hurts like hell…however…when I’m standing up and I push on the same spot, there’s no pain. I’ve had two pregnancies before and I know what round ligament pain feels like and this is not it. I have a doctor’s appointment on Monday so I was trying to hold out for that but wanting opinions. I’m not running fever, not constipated, not throwing up but the absolute only time I get any relief is if I stand up. I don’t think it could be scar tissue tearing from my previous surgeries as I had both laparoscopies before my other two pregnancies. I would think I would have had issues during those if scar tissue was the reason for the pain.

    Thank you.
    Ok…I was able to get into my doctor this afternoon. He did an ultrasound and found a complex cyst in my abdomen. He said it’s not really in the spot where my ovary should be and was pretty clueless as to what it was. It’s located about 3 inches to the left side of my belly button. It’s very very painful. He put me on hydrocodone to get me through the weekend and I have to go back Monday afternoon. He was going to consult another doctor to get a second opinion but said surgery may be required. I’m not too thrilled about that.

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds very much so like it could be the cause of your pain.

      I had a cyst on my ovary in the early weeks of this pregnancy, and by 12 weeks I seriously thought it must have become so large and caused ovarian torsion, however scan showed it had shrunk too small to cause torsion! I was gobsmacked!

      I was told by my GP and midwife, that as this is my 3rd pregnancy, it could be that yes it’s just round ligament pain, as it gets more severe with each pregnancy.

      So if there is no torsion, it could just be that – Although I still find it hard to believe stretching of the ligaments can cause such excruciating pain!

      If the pain is causing you much discomfort, ask to be seen tonight by your out of hours Doctor or midwife. Not fair being in so much pain all weekend hun.

      Good luck I hope it gets sorted what ever it might be.

  13. QUESTION:
    1 ovarian cyst but I think I am preggo.. plz help!?
    I had a ruptured right ovarian cyst back in March. I haven’t had a period since beginning January (when the cyst formed).

    I have been under LOTS of stress until beginning-mid June (when I got married).

    Had unprotected sex numerous times mid-June to late June.

    Had unprotected sex numerous times beginning-mid July.

    I spotted (which I have never done) about a week later after having unprotected sex. It was very light and only noticed when I went to the bathroom. I believe it was “ovulation” spotting after asking my gyno. The spotting happened one day and it was July 15th.

    For the next 2 weeks, I have had period cramps (where it felt like I was having a bad period which wasn’t out of the norm for me), sore nipples, tender breast at times, fatigued, nauseated (though I didn’t throw up), and had mild headaches.

    I took a blood pregnancy test on 7/25 and everything checked out normal and it was negative with zero levels of HCG.

    At the end of July (July 27th to be exact) -exactly 2 weeks after I spotted- I spotted yet again very lightly and only noticed it when I went to the bathroom. So I took yet another blood test and it there was some levels of HCG but not enough to read as a positive.

    From that point on, I just have mild nausea and I’m exhausted. I also have mild stomach pains right below my belly button on my mid-abdomen.

    I finally got an ultrasound yesterday and found out I had one cyst on my right ovary. It is not blocking my fallopian tubes. It’s almost in the same position as the last one I had 4 months ago. What amazes me about this cyst is that I have absolutely NO pain (no even during sex) and it’s 6.25cm (which is not small).

    I know cysts can release some levels of hcg, but why would it do it this past week? If I am pregnant, I would only be about 4 weeks. Like I said earlier, my hormone levels are completely balanced and everything checked out as normal. Does it sound like I could be pregnant? I am headed back to the doctor on Tuesday so I can be prescribed progesterone. I just want to see if anyone has ever been through this.
    I forgot to say that I have never been on any birth control and this would be my 2nd pregnancy. My first pregnancy was 7 years ago (I’m almost 25 years old).

    • ANSWER:

  14. QUESTION:
    Has anyone had an ovarian cyst during pregnancy?
    I am currently 15 week pregnant with my second child. My first is a beautiful and healthy 18 month old boy. However, in december I went to the ER because of very intense pains in my ovary area. I found out I had a cyst about the size of a nickle. They figured that it would rupture int the next few months. Then in early Jan I found out I was pregnant. The cyst has since grown to be a little bit larger than a golf ball. Has anyone else here had a cyst during pregnancy? How did you handle the pain? I don’t want to do anything that could harm the baby, but this pain is really really bad.

    Thank you, and God bless!

    • ANSWER:
      My sister in law had one while pregnant with my nephew. They classed her as high risk and had to keep an eye on her. She was in alot of pain and had to be kept in hospital. She then went onto have key hole surgery while pregnant as the cyst started leaking. Take paracetomol to control the pain but if it persists go and speak to someone in gynaecology they may be able to remove it without harming the baby. She now has a healthy little boy. Good luck x

  15. QUESTION:
    has this happend to anyone?
    So, a little history…
    I’m 21 and have been married nearly a year.
    In late 2009 I got on Depo Provera as a form of birth control and was on it faithfully up until last June- in fact a year to this date. Never had a period during that time. After 5 months of being “off” of Depo i still had no period and turned to my doctor to see why. In hopes to concieve sooner than later he prescribed me Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo, a low dose birth control pill to “jumpstart” my monthly and become regular, though i was told i may not actually ovulate the first couple months of the pill. Worth a shot…well after only 2 months i became annoyed with pumping more birth control in my system to make me “normal” and came to the conclusion my body will do it naturally and that i’ll just wait. After that brilliant idea i started having my flow every 1 1/2 to 2 weeks, lasting a few days at a time. This has lasted 5 months…now i must add that in February of this year (a couple weeks after i quit the pills) i discovered i had ovarian cysts which ruptured early May.
    My question is, i’ve been having a flow every two weeks and its been exactly 3 weeks and 5 days since my last flow (which was 2 days long)…Do you think i’m finally becoming more regular (does becoming regular happen suddenly) or….should i be consideriing a pregnancy test…
    Thank you so much for taking the time to read this.

    • ANSWER:
      I think that though it could be regularity, you should check with a pregnancy test, just in case.

  16. QUESTION:
    If i’m bleeding when i take a preg. test will i get a false positive?????
    I’m pretty sure i’m pregnet but when i went to the doctor (at what would be 9 weeks) they gave me a urine test and it said i wasn’t. but i feel preg. and my stomach keeps getting bigger(maybe i’m just always bloated). i’ve heard of women bleeding through ther preg. i came on light one month, skipped the next, then came on the next month but it was a very light flow and spotting and this last one was a light flow plus my periods moved from the middle of the month(around the 15) to the end or beggining of the month (around the 30th or 1st) If i was preg. today i’d be 17 weeks and 1 day. Alot of people say i look preg. but the people who i explain this to say it’s all in my head. So my question is could the doctors test be wrong since i was bleeding when i took it?

    • ANSWER:
      i think that you may have an ovarian cyst the symptoms can be the same as early pregnancy symptoms

      You can’t depend on symptoms alone to tell you if you have an ovarian cyst. In fact, you’ll likely have no symptoms at all. Or if you do, the symptoms may be similar to those of other conditions, such as endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy or ovarian cancer. Even appendicitis and diverticulitis can produce symptoms that mimic a ruptured ovarian cyst.

      Still, it’s important to be watchful of any symptoms or changes in your body and to know which symptoms are serious. If you have an ovarian cyst, you may experience the following signs and symptoms:

      * Menstrual irregularities
      * Pelvic pain — a constant or intermittent dull ache that may radiate to your lower back and thighs
      * Pelvic pain shortly before your period begins or just before it ends
      * Pelvic pain during intercourse (dyspareunia)
      * Nausea, vomiting or breast tenderness similar to that experienced during pregnancy
      * Fullness or heaviness in your abdomen
      * Pressure on your rectum or bladder — difficulty emptying your bladder completely

      The signs and symptoms that signal the need for immediate medical attention include:

      * Sudden, severe abdominal or pelvic pain
      * Pain accompanied by fever or vomiting

      http://www.cnn.com/HEALTH/library/DS/00129.html

      i hope this helps you out a little and you should call your doctor to be sure that this is or is not the problem

  17. QUESTION:
    Best Prescription?
    I would like to know how best to get rid of ovarian cysts and treatment for endometriosis. I have a constant pain in my lower abdomen and scan results keep showing the my uterus is normal, my tubes are not blocked and no fibroid. My doctor can’t seem to place why I’m having the pains. Though I had to abort a pregnancy about five years ago. Since then, I’ve not had sex until when I recently got married a year and half ago.I’ve been trying to get pregnant ever since but to no avail. So, I’m just wondering if I could try prescriptions for these instead ie ovarian cyst and endometriosis. If my problem isn’t any of these, could it be that my husband and I are not compatible? What does it mean when they say couples are compatible or incompatible?

    • ANSWER:
      During a young woman’s early years of menstruating, ovulation may coincide with a small amount of bleeding where the follicle has ruptured to release the egg. This can cause abdominal pain, often with a slight fever, at the time of ovulation (in the middle days between periods) and is commonly called mittelschmerz (German for “middle” and “pain”). Treatment might consist only of some ibuprofen, reassurance, rest and perhaps a warm pack. It is unlikely to recur and portends no future problems.

      Later in life, usually after their midthirties, women sometimes develop an ovarian cyst that may not cause any symptoms, or it may cause pelvic pain from mild to severe. The cyst may simply collapse and disappear after a month or two, or it may persist and increase in size and discomfort during succeeding months. Such cysts are caused by a failed ovulation in which, for reasons presently unknown, the ovulation did not proceed to completion. With each succeeding month’s surge of LH, the cyst swells and stretches the surface membrane, causing pain and possible bleeding at the site. Some cysts become as large as a golf ball or lemon before discovery. Treatment may require surgery. (Removing the ovary along with the cyst used to be the standard procedure, but I recommend asking your surgeon to leave the ovary intact if at all possible.)

  18. QUESTION:
    TTC. Chemical pregnancy. Very sad. What to do?
    I feel broken.
    My first child was born when I was 15. Teen mom hiding pregnancy does not make for a happy pregnancy except behind closed doors. Had copper IUD in place ’til early this year. I am now 26 and ready for another. I am grateful for my son, he is a 10 year old doing great in school and loved by his teachers and my co-workers. He is My angel but I still want another.

    I don’t believe I’ve ever felt so vulnerable, I don’t know what to look for or how to take it. At first I had an “It’ll happen when it’s time”, etc attitude. I was ok with that.
    Then, I had a chemical pregnancy. After positive PT, excitement about the pregnancy and already feeling an attachment, a bond and plans for what was expected to be a great pregnancy. It’s almost 3 months later and my Dr says there’s nothing. I’m scheduled for a thorough pelvic ultrasound Dec 15th but all the tests say negative. No HCG, no period, nothing during my PAP, nothing. I should be in my 11th week?
    Now I just feel broken, I feel sad and I cry at night when I shower or I’m laying in bed and my hand slightly pauses where there should be a new life. I think, I should have had my children early on like all my friends and cousins that are already on their third and fourth.
    I feel broken. What’s wrong with me? Everyone I talk to tells me it’s ok and it’ll happen when it’s supposed to and I know they are right and only trying to console me and make me feel better but I don’t think I was prepared for this. The loss of a child that didn’t exactly exist?
    I’m gonna talk to my Dr and pray there’s no major malfunctions within me. I have a HISTORY of ruptured ovarian cysts, Hypothyroidism which is currently under control and I am currently taking an over the counter prenatal vitamin.
    I would like to begin to work out for stress relief but i don’t wanna risk anything. Is it safe?
    I want to be proactive with this though, What can I do meanwhile until I can see my Dr as far as encouraging my body to respond to TTC? And what are the questions I need to make sure to ask my Dr? More info as requested.
    Thank you all in advance for all your help!

    • ANSWER:
      Im very sorry for your loss. Miscarriage is so hard. Even though youve never met this little person, the plans and future you have inmind for them are no less real. Theyre still your baby.
      Chemical pregnancy happens in 50% of pregnancies. Its common and there is probably nothing wrong with you. You need to focus on getting over your grief before trying to get pregnant again.
      I hope you have success.

  19. QUESTION:
    What is going on with me?
    I had a miscarriage almost 4 months ago at 13 weeks. I am currently 7 weeks 2 days pregnant. We waited the two months that our doctor asked us to wait and got pregnant again right away. At around 5 weeks in my current pregnancy, I noticed a mild pain in my left side (where my ovary is). I had an ovarian cyst on my left ovary and thought it may had ruptured. I had an early scan to rule out an ectopic pregnancy and to check on the ovarian cyst. The OBGYN found a healthy pregnancy in my uterus and not in my tube. The ovarian cyst had went away on its own. 1 1/2 weeks later, I was asked to come back and we heard a heartbeat at 6 weeks 2 days. I have continued to have a pain on my left side. It lasts for about 5 seconds and then goes away, but has become more painful. I have no other pain in my lower abdomen area, just on the left side. My hcg levels were not only doubling,but tripling during weeks 5-6. I have not had another scan since my last one, but have had very strong pregnancy symptoms (moderate breast tenderness and pain, mild nausea throughout the day, and fatigue) Today, I noticed a very,very small amount of brown in my normal white discharge (the normal type that every woman has). I am not spotting brown blood, but this small amount of brown in the discharge is starting to worry me. Has anyone had this happen before? I have been referred to a High Risk Clinic and will be visiting the doctor tomrrow morning for the first time. What could that small amount of discharge be (old blood, infection, etc)? Because of the pain on my left side and the tripling of my hcg levels, could I be having a uterine pregnancy and a tubal pregnancy at the same time? .
    I am being refered to the High Risk Clinic because of my previous miscarriage and because I had two D and C’s following it.

    When the OBGYN checked last time for the ectopic she said it could still be too early to see anything in my tube and sometimes ectopics even go unnoticed on sonograms (only 45-50% are ever found on the sonogram before a rupture takes place). The other ones are found by having a laproscopic surgery due to clinical symptoms. Its very rare to have a heterotopic pregnancy (both in your uterus and tube), but it can happen. I am going to make sure the doctor checks tmrw.

    • ANSWER:
      The brown blood is old blood possibly from the miscarriage. You have had a scan to check for cysts and ectopic pregnancy and they would have been found on the scan so it cannot be a tubal pregnancy. Ovarian cysts can come and go monthly as my daughter had them a few months ago and the following month they were gone but she was told this will happen until she reaches the menopause. Wait until you see the doctor tomorrow and they will give you all the answers but from previous knowledge they are referring you to a High Risk Clinic because of your miscarriage. Good Luck.

  20. QUESTION:
    Can ovarian cysts cause a missed period?
    I am late for my period. Almost four weeks. I went to the doctors and the test came back negative. They are having me come back in a week or so to make sure that its not just too early. I’ve been crampy like my period is coming but nothing comes. I’ve also had an increased amount of discharge. A little nauseous but not too much. I was wondering if ovarian cysts can do this? The reason why I was thinking this is because I’ve been have some pain in my lower stomach around where my uterus would be.

    • ANSWER:
      Signs and Symptoms of an Ovarian Cyst

      Ovarian cyst is a common occurrence in women. In fact, it is said that most women get ovarian cyst at least once during their childbearing years. However, all of them do not get symptoms. The first ovarian cyst sign is pain and discomfort in the lower abdomen region. It mostly occurs intermittently. Ovarian cyst pain is different for individual cases. It can be an acute pain that lasts for just few minutes or it could be a dull pain that continues for few days. It is either felt in one or both sides of the abdomen. In some cases, pain may be accompanied by fever. Sometimes, the pain may get extended to the lower back and the thighs. Some of the other general complaints of women with ovarian cyst are as follows:
      •Swelling in the abdomen which is often accompanied by a bloated feeling.
      •Irregularities in menstrual cycles that causes delay in period. Some women experience severe pain before or during the periods. Heavy bleeding is likely to occur in many cases.
      •Frequent urge to urinate. This happens when the cyst exerts pressure on bladder. In this condition, acute pain is often experienced while urinating. As a result, emptying bladder becomes difficult.
      •Pain experienced during bowel movement because of pressure put on the bowels by the cyst.
      •Intense pelvic pain after or during sexual intercourse.
      •Nausea, vomiting, and bloating.
      •Breast tenderness and increase in growth of body hair which are triggered by abnormality in hormonal production.
      •Increase in body weight and frequent acne outbreaks may occur when multiple number of ovaries are formed in the ovary. This condition is also known as polycystic ovarian syndrome.
      An ovarian cyst can lead to a lot of health complications. If it gets twisted, blood supply to the cyst stops which badly aggravates the pain. When the cyst becomes large, then there are chances that it may burst.

      Ruptured ovarian cyst symptoms are much more severe than a normal cyst. Here, an intense pain starts all of a sudden and it comes along with lightheadedness, cold hand and feet, breathing difficulty, etc. If ovarian cysts are formed during pregnancy, it can lead to several complications. The symptoms of an ovarian cyst in pregnancy are visible when size of the cyst is quite large or it bursts. The unbearable pain in this condition may cause miscarriage or pre-term labor.

      Ovarian Cyst Treatment

      The treatment for ovarian cyst is based upon a number of factors including its size, location and symptoms. When the symptoms show up occasionally and are not much bothersome, then doctors monitor the cyst with ultrasound after regular interval of time to check any change in size or characteristics of the cyst. For a temporary ovarian cyst pain relief, doctors suggest application of heat and use of vitamin D supplements. To control formation of any new cysts, doctors recommend use of birth control pills. In case the cyst is big enough and is growing further, surgical option is availed. Surgery is also required to treat symptoms of an ovarian cyst rupture. There are a number of techniques available for this kind of surgery. If a woman is in her childbearing years, then the cyst is removed without the removal of ovary. Painful ovarian cyst in pregnant women is closely monitored without any treatment as long as it is not interfering with the pregnancy. If there are any signs of complications, then it is removed by means of surgery without causing any harm to the unborn baby.

      Now, you know what are the symptoms of an ovarian cyst. There is no way you can prevent ovarian cyst. However, if you suspect symptoms of ovarian cyst, then visit your doctor for proper diagnosis. Do not neglect this problem as it can lead to unnecessary complications in future.

  21. QUESTION:
    Has anyone been sick/achy/feeling unwell or just not the same since they had their baby?
    My daughter turned a year old this month. The pregnancy was terrible, but all went well during labor/delivery. Since I had her I have felt like a totally different person and my doctor diagnosed me with fibromyalgia. I don’t know if this is right, though. I never have energy – not just from being a mother, it’s worse than that. I feel like I’m drugged sometimes. My body always aches, I feel nauseous half of the time and throw up a lot or feel like throwing up, inside I just feel unwell – similar to having the flu, I’ve had two functioning ovarian cysts burst (my doc told me this is normal but I’m having the symptoms again within the last 2 weeks). Early in the morning this lower abdominal ache wakes me up. It isn’t sharp pain – it’s more similar to menstrual cramps but a little different. When I wake up in the morning I feel HORRIBLE. It takes me about an hour to shake off the incredibly sick feeling all over my body. It really is like having the flu all the time – with more symptoms. I am on Protonix (for a suspected ulcer after the gall bladder test was normal) and my stomach aches are ok while taking it but when I stop it is immediate pain. I was not this person before I had her. I had my thyroid tested and it was normal. I had an ultrasound when the first cyst ruptured and all they saw was a little free fluid in my abdomen from the cyst, nothing abnormal. I get sick a lot as if my immune system is very weak. I am wondering if anyone has had a feeling of illness or achiness or exhaustion that they feel started after they gave birth or during pregnancy. I think that I was severely malnourished during the pregnancy because I threw up every day repeatedly and could barely drink water. I took two different meds to keep me from throwing up but they didn’t work at all. My body felt like I was hit by a truck when I was preggo with her. I just feel like I am totally different and that life is miserable and that I am always ill and depleted of energy. Help!

    • ANSWER:
      I completely feel the same way.
      Everything always hurts and I’m always nauseous.
      I would sleep all day, every day if I didn’t have a 3 month old.

      But I have no idea what’s wrong with me.
      I might go pick up a pregnancy test, even though I have an IUD.

  22. QUESTION:
    ovarian cyst? pregnant? nothing?
    My period is “late” though normally irregular varying 4 – 5 weeks from the previous one. Normally though I will get a few pimples, and sort of “feel” my period coming, but I haven’t felt any of these this month. Though it has been over 5 weeks.. which has happened before, but not within the year. I am sexually active and not on birth control- though he pulls out. ( Yes I know this is not the best method- please no lectures ). Last week I had cramps, but no period. I took a test and it said negative. Over the weekend my breast became very sore and sensitive- and still are. I have also had cramps off and on, but still no period, I have noticed though that the cramps seemed to be more centered to my left side. Yesterday my boyfriend and I had sex and it was extremely painful. I have been sexually active with only him for about 2 years and have never felt a pain like this. It felt like a very sharp stabbing pain. It continued for about 3 hours after as well… with the sharp pain coming back when I moved. I took another pregnancy test today- with the results again coming back negative.

    I was looking on the internet and found stuff on ovarian cyst and how they may produce some of the symptoms I am having. There is a history of endometrios in my family. Could this be the cause? If it is a cyst – should I just wait it out and see if I get my period next month?

    Anyone who has been in a similar situation? Or have any insight?
    Thanks!

    *Side note – I was at the doctors about 2 1/2 weeks after my last period. I was very sick (fatigue, body pain, headaches) and had lots of blood work done – though nothing was diagnosed except a “spring time virus”. They also did a blood test for pregnancy – and it came back negative.

    • ANSWER:
      Please go back and see your doctor,it is possible that you might be having an ectopic pregnancy and they need diagnosing as soon as possible,sometimes with an ectopic the test will still be negative so you can’t rely on that.

      Pain on one side and pain during sex are very common symptoms,it might not be that but it needs checking because if it is ectopic it will eventually rupture if untreated and that can be fatal in some cases,also early diagnoses increases the chance of saving the fallopian tube.

      It might be a cyst or another problem but since you are missing your period along with these symptoms it is really very important to go back and get an ectopic pregnancy ruled out.

  23. QUESTION:
    Month long period and other symptoms?
    Before I start the story I just wanted to state that my period has always been regular- same time every month, almost no symptoms at all, and same flow.
    So last month my “period” started a week early during sexual intercourse. I thought it might just be early for some reason and expected it to stop. It lasted for two and a half weeks. It finally stopped and a couple days later, during sexual intercourse again it started for about a week again. It stopped again and because I was afraid of it happening again- I decided NOT to do anything sexual. I woke up one morning a couple days later with horrible cramps and severe bleeding. For the next few days it was EXTREMELY heavy and very painful. Especially on my right side. I had taken several pregnancy tests in the past month for fear of miscarriage (I have had one before and was also afraid of an ectopic pregnancy) and they were all negative. It has been about a week and it is lighter but still there. Is it still possible to be an ectopic pregnancy or maybe a ruptured ovarian cyst?

    • ANSWER:
      You need to get rushed to the ER right now. If it’s really ectopic pregnancy it will put your life at risk. In severe cases, removing of the fallopian tube is needed during ectopic pregnancy.

  24. QUESTION:
    My birth control is being sketchy, could I be pregnant?
    In December, I had a ruptured ovarian cyst. In January, my OBGYN prescribed Lo Loestrin Fe as a low dose birth control to regulate ovarian cysts. For the first month, I still had a normal period, PLUS the end of the month bleeding. The next few months were similar, but my periods did get lighter. I usually take my pill every day from 6-7:30am because I don’t wake up at the same time every day. Even though I kept getting multiple periods, I decided to wait it out past 3 months to give the pill time to kick in.

    I missed 2 pills in my 2nd month and ended up starting my period early because of it. I took 3 pills to compensate, but later found out it would have been better to take 2 that day and 2 the next day…too late!

    On Sunday May 6th my family went to church and we were running late, so I forgot to take my pill and had to take it at around 12:30, having started my period during church. My period was unusually heavy and continued for 10 days, until it finally became light on the 15th and virtually stopped on the 16th.

    I have never been sexually active until recently. On the 16th, my boyfriend and I had anal inteourse. He came partly inside of me but slipped out and mostly came between my legs. It got all over me and so I went to the bathroom to wipe it off. I figured since he didn’t actually come inside me, and that i was on birth control, that i’d be safe.

    Lately I have been wondering if maybe the sperm could have swum inside of me (which i read is unlikely). Now…it’s the week of my placebo pills and I have one more to go before finishing the pack. I still haven’t gotten my period. I usually always get my period on this placebo week, since I have been getting 2 periods. But i DID mess up the week of the 6th….anyway.

    I’m starting a new brand of birth control called Zovia 35 on Saturday and was wondering when I should expect my period, when i should be able to to test if i’m pregnant (since my cycles are soo screwed up), and whether or not I could actually be pregnant??? Help!

    • ANSWER:
      Oh, my dear, are you as naive as you present yourself with your statement? You do not reveal you ages but I have to question the wisdom of your idea about what you are doing with this boyfriend of yours. You say that you have “never been sexually active.” Does that mean that you are a virgin in terms of vaginal sex but you are not a virgin in terms of anal sex? I fail to understand the concept of anal sex. While you may be worried about pregnancy I am very concerned about the wisdom of anal sex and this is highly conducive to diseases. While the porn industry may present anal sex as safe and even with examples of anal to oral sexual activities, it is far from that. This industry has medical support, the actors are hired based on different qualities, specially by the females, but the medically correct preparations taken are necessary to protect the health of the actors involved. Key word, actors. IN FACT, unprotected anal sexual activity, meaning no condom, as you clearly indicate does result in pregnancies at a rather low rate of 5% or so, BUT FEMALES DO GET PREGNANT!! In your case, your forgetting the birth control pills puts you are a risk. But since you explain that you had your period until the sixteenth and perhaps the reason for the anal sex, you were not fertile. DO NOT ENGAGE IN ANAL SEX WITHOUT A CONDOM. I suggest that you stop any anal sex activities. This boy may also get a serious infection as his penis is exposed to all sorts of germs that are found on human feces. DO NOT ENGAGE IN ANAL SEX. Please, this is way too much of a health risk. No discussion, no arguments. OK? And if you have abstained from any sexual activity until now with your medical history of problems with the ovaries i strongly recommend to allow time to have this issue under control and for your health to stabilize.

  25. QUESTION:
    Has anyone been sick/achy/feeling unwell or just not the same since they had their baby?
    My daughter turned a year old this month. The pregnancy was terrible, but all went well during labor/delivery. Since I had her I have felt like a totally different person and my doctor diagnosed me with fibromyalgia. I don’t know if this is right, though. I never have energy – not just from being a mother, it’s worse than that. I feel like I’m drugged sometimes. My body always aches, I feel nauseous half of the time and throw up a lot or feel like throwing up, inside I just feel unwell – similar to having the flu, I’ve had two functioning ovarian cysts burst (my doc told me this is normal but I’m having the symptoms again within the last 2 weeks). Early in the morning this lower abdominal ache wakes me up. It isn’t sharp pain – it’s more similar to menstrual cramps but a little different. When I wake up in the morning I feel HORRIBLE. It takes me about an hour to shake off the incredibly sick feeling all over my body. It really is like having the flu all the time – with more symptoms. I am on Protonix (for a suspected ulcer after the gall bladder test was normal) and my stomach aches are ok while taking it but when I stop it is immediate pain. I was not this person before I had her. I had my thyroid tested and it was normal. I had an ultrasound when the first cyst ruptured and all they saw was a little free fluid in my abdomen from the cyst, nothing abnormal. I get sick a lot as if my immune system is very weak. I am wondering if anyone has had a feeling of illness or achiness or exhaustion that they feel started after they gave birth or during pregnancy. I think that I was severely malnourished during the pregnancy because I threw up every day repeatedly and could barely drink water. I took two different meds to keep me from throwing up but they didn’t work at all. My body felt like I was hit by a truck when I was preggo with her. I just feel like I am totally different and that life is miserable and that I am always ill and depleted of energy. Help!

    • ANSWER:
      Thanks for your long story to understand your body condition.
      But I would like to advice in short because it is difficult for you to understand the physiology and pathology of east asian medicine.

      You need to take Boyak. Boyak means the herbal teas prescribed by the herbal doctor for general improvement of bioenergy.

      I think you need 3 boxes of herbal teas for 2 months.
      If you want to know about the treatment cases, please refer to below source.


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