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female, trying to ID cause/relation of symptoms

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 16, 2007
  • 08:42 PM

I'm 35 year old female. I have been diagnosed with a cyst (size of sm. apple) on an ovary. I also have recurrent dull sometimes cramping like pelvic pain in the bladder area. It causes the need for frequent urination but I do not have a strong urine odor or dark colored urine. In the past i've been diagnosed with uti but i'm unsure if this is really the culprit. a family member has recurrent uti's but is diabetic. I am not diabetic nor am I sexually active at this time. I've only been experiencing this the last 2 years or so. It seems to worsen when I drink soda regularly and has accompanying low back pain when I drink sugar full energy drink (not with sugar free) so I omit it from my diet now. The pain also travels vaginally at times and is usually a dull pain. At other times I have sharp sudden pains internally which seem to be associated with movement (sit to stand, twisting, etc..). These symptoms are usually not during a menstrual cycle but those are heavy with severe cramping, constipation and such which could be masking symptoms at that time. Furthermore, I am having migraines that started approx 2 years ago but are increasing in frequency. I had once thought they were related to the use of tampons worn overnight or during light flow but have discontinued the practice. I wonder if they're hormone related and if all of this is related to the diagnosed cyst. I'm trying to decide whether to have laproscopy done as i decided not to try the birth control pills to address the cyst for fear of side effects. No hx of "female organ" cancer in family but have familial hx of many types of other cancers so I'm afaid to take that risk. Additionaly, I'm always fatiqued and am amazed at the energy of others. I'm not depressed, I don't have children, have low to no stress, am of avg. weight, relatively inactive (too tired) and frustrated by the lack of energy and sex drive (none). I have other changes as well including my hair starting to get a curl or wave when it's always been very straight. Would love any input on this. It's hard to determine what is and is not related and I don't think this is just aging so any input would be appreciated, Thanks!!

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