This is my first post but have done a fair bit of reading of all your all posts recently whilst researching my symptoms and trying to calm my worries. You have all been very informative and helpful
I have been suffering for about a year with abdominal pain and bloating that comes and goes and have always put it down to my bowels as I have suffered badly from ulcerative colitis in the past and my bowels are dodgy to say the least. At the start of the summer, the pain and bloating became unbearable and I developed other symptoms such as horrendous pelvic and thigh pain, sciatica and constant headaches and dizziness. My GP was away so I saw a brilliant female locum who immediately ordered bloods and sent off for a pelvic ultrasound. My CA125 levels were normal and so was everything else which was reassuring but I then proceeded to have the worst period ever whilst on holiday in Mexico. I literally couldn't move for two days and the dragging feeling in my legs and pelvis was vile - super strong co-codamols got me through.
I returned home to my scan which found a 10cm cyst on my right ovary which shocked me as I was expecting my 'lady bits' to be fine as I thought it was all to do with my big bad bowels. I then saw a gynae who did an awfully uncomfortable internal, reviewed my scan notes and said he is convinced it's endometriosis and my cyst is an endometrioma. I left with mixed emotions as there was a possible solution but also numerous other complications. I am awaiting a lap appointment to confirm the diagnosis and resolve the cyst issue but my period arrived yesterday and I'm in agony.
The dragging pains in my pelvis and legs started a few days ago, my tummy is so bloated I look in the early stages of pregnancy and the stabbing pains I get in my bottom when I pass wind or go to the loo are horrible. However, this morning my cyst is visible as a large hard swelling on my lower abdomen. Is this normal? Has it grown significantly in the month since my scan? Could it rupture? I've been feeling shocking for months now and am fed up but things seem to be getting progressively worse and quite rapidly Am dreading where I will be by the time I get an appointment through for the laparoscopy.......