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  • Posted By: vford73
  • May 26, 2007
  • 10:47 PM

Hello everyone,
I was wondering if someone could help me out. for the last 3 weeks I have been having severe pain in my lower left pelvis, where my left ovary is located and also pain in my left side of my back. I was wondering if someone else is having the same issues or had the same issues. I'm not running fever or anything else. The pain that I have is constant, I'm kind of concerned about it not sure what it may be.I believe that the pain is moving to the other side of my abdoman. I would have gone to the doctor by now about it but as a lot of people in the United States I don't have insurance. I have tried to research the pain over the net but as you can see I'm not getting anywhere. I hope someone who has experienced the same problem will answer this and let me know what it might be and what was done to help you. Thank you

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  • Hi vford,I know this will sound off, but I need to ask: are you constipated? Not that this would cause it (though it might) but that it could make it worse.Are you absolutely positive it starts in the front, and moves to the back? Could it be kidney related? Are you peeing more/less than usual? Describe the pain more: is it burning, stabbing, throbbing, etc.? Can you push on it, or do anything else to make it worse? Does it send you to bed, or can you work through it? Is there a position that helps? A medicine that helps? You mention that you don't have a fever, but have you been taking Tylenol, or something for the pain, that might cover a fever?And how old are you, and how are your periods, if you have them?Lots of questions, but pelvic pain is super hard to diagnose, even by doctors with patients in front of them.And I am definitely not a doctor. :rolleyes:Best,Shula
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • It could be either a ovarian cyst or endometriotis. Do you have painful periods etc?Pelvic inflammatory disease causes left sided pain as well.Best thing is to suggest that you tackle your internet. Are there no clinics that would take you for free so you can be seen by a DR? Personally, I had lower pelvic pain and found out I had an ovarian cyst, but everyone is different and anything internal should be checked out medically when it comes to pain and or fever etc. Hope You get some relief soon As EvErCat
    kitcat48 80 Replies Flag this Response
  • Thank You for posting.As far as I know I'm not constipated, but I have been peeing more. I have been taking Advil for the pain. I feel better after sleeping with a heating pad all night, but when I get up and start my day the pain gets worse. It hurts when I'm sitting, standing even when I lay down. I just started my period and the pain has gotten worse, I was hoping it would feel better some how. Maybe wishful thinking on my part. I have had cyst before but nothing like this. This has been going on for weeks. I usually have pain when I ovulate and it last for a day or 2 but this is worse. It started when I was ovulating, but it hasn't gone away. Actually, the pain started in my lower back.but the pain is in the front and it seems to run down my inner left thigh and now that I'm on my period it is across my whole abdomen, which isn't so uncommon since like I said I'm on my period. I have been tired and short temptered. I have a constant dull pain but when I move around, from time to time it feels sharp. I don't believe it's my kidneys or a UTI. It doesn't hurt when I pee or anything like that. Hopefully, it will all pass and I'll be fine in a few days. Thank you all for the input, I'm grateful for all your insight.
    vford73 5 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hopefully, it will all pass and I'll be fine in a few days Well, constant pain for 3 weeks is not likely to spontaneously clear up on it's own. I will have to agree with other posters it sounds like it may be a cyst - you say you have had them before? How large were they? Did you have an ultrasound to diagnose this? Did you have surgery to remove them? Do you feel a lot of bloating and gas? The thing about ovarian cysts, is that they can be extremely painful, but it doesn't necessarily correlate to their size - small ones can cause more pain than larger ones...but the danger lies in if it should rupture - this is an immediate ER visit, just like if an appendix were to burst. If you start to notice severe pain and are feverish and vomiting - get to the ER asap. Please don't let this go - there are options out there for the uninsured and those on limited income. Please research clinics in your area you can go to for reduced rates. I really feel you should get a lower abdominal or vaginal ultrasound. Endo is also a definite possibility, and is harder to diagnose. How old are you? Do you have children? DOM
    acuann 3080 Replies Flag this Response
  • hello again,I'm 34 yrs old and I have 3 children, I started getting cysts in 1994, had my tubes tied in 1997, shortly after that I started having ovulation pain.Then I was told I had precancerous cells on my cervix, had those removed. A few yrs after that I started having issues with pain in my pelvic area again, it turned out to be fibroid tumors, and cyst. I had a laparoscopy done to remove the larger fibroids and cyst. I have never had a normal pap in my whole life. My menstrual cycle is never regular, I don't take birth control since my tubal. And I have heavy periods, with clots. If I don't get better soon I'll go the doctor, or the nearest clinic.
    vford73 5 Replies Flag this Response
  • Now that I have started my period the pain is worse and it seems like I'm hardly bleeding, but I do see A LOT of blood clots, most are small and it seems to be black. This is not the norm for me, for as long as I know my periods have been real heavy and last about 7 days. I'm unable to walk around or sit-up, the pain is unbearable. Has anyone had this issue before??
    vford73 5 Replies Flag this Response
  • You really should get it checked out. I was having severe pain in my pelvic area ( for over a year) and had just had a cat scan done. Turns out it is an ovarian cyst. From my recent research, I see there are all kinds of ovarian cysts. I now need to go in for further testing. You really should see a doctor.Here's a site with some good info on it:http://www.emedicinehealth.com/ovarian_cysts/article_em.htmGood luck.
    ouchmyleg 7 Replies Flag this Response
  • ok, I went to the ER to see what they could find and guess what.... They couldn't tell me anything. They gave me a urine test, it came back negative for UTI, and I'm not pregnant, no STD's, or PID. They said that was great news. They gave me a pelvic exam and they couldn't feel anything, but I'm still in a lot of pain. I didn't get an ultrasound or any blood work. As I said before I don't have health insurance so all that is going to cost a pretty penny for something I already knew. I thought if you went to the hospital in severe pain they could atleast tell me what it was, instead they gave me some pain killers and sent me on my way. For all I know I could have some type of cancer. I feel like they are saying, here take these pain killers and pray that it doesn't return.I work for a Health insurance company and i think this is crazy.I don't make enough to afford health insurance, and I haven't been there long enough for Anthem to get it thru work. what does a person do?
    vford73 5 Replies Flag this Response
  • I would be rather frusterated too! I cant understand why these Dr's just prescribe pain meds and dont investigate further. It all boils down to having insurance or paying outright. Very Sad Indeed! Has anyone suggested going on a low dosage birth control even though your tubes are tied, this sometimes helps with the pain and discomfort during your period? I hope you are feeling better soon! As EvErCat
    kitcat48 80 Replies Flag this Response
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