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Ovulation pain is horrendous. Ttc

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I had my op in feb where my consultant managed to remove all the endo, cysts and I found out my right tube is blocked.

Since surgery we have been actively trying for a baby (no luck yet.) I do ovulate every month and I track it but ever since I had surgery I have been getting bad ovulation pain. Last night was the worst it’s ever been it feels like my right ovary is about to explode the pain is also in my lower back and down my leg too. I wasn’t sure if it’s because I’m ovulating in the side where I have a blocked tube and that is why it’s so bad. I was so tempted to call 111 I thought it was my appendix as my stomach was gurgling in the right and I was struggling to pass gas.

Today it has eased but I’m still in some pain.

All of this doesn’t seem right I never had ovulation pain before surgery which I was on the pill but before I was on the pill I never had this much pain. how am I suppose to get pregnant with this much pain during the most crucial time. I feel I have no one to talk to about it. I am meant to see my consultant for a follow up on the 9th June but not sure with Covid 19. I think I’m going to ask him if I can be sent for fertility treatment as I am so desperate for a baby and this pain is making me so upset as I just know it won’t happen being in pain.

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Hello, I am so sorry you are in so much pain, but something similar happened to me.Last year I had very strong pain during ovulation during 2 months.The second month it was so strong (vomiting,stomachache,feeling that I needed to go to the toilet but couldn’t) I ended up in A&E where a TVUSS showed bilateral endo cysts of 7-9cm. These were causing the pain during ovulation. After ovulation I wasn’t feeling any pain at all! I saw and endo specialist and was put on the pill 2 weeks after that and because there is no ovulation with the pill I haven’t had that strong pain again.

Maybe you could go to A&E if you are still in pain?Otherwise I think it would be good for you to have a scan soon. I really hope the cause of your pain is not a cyst again and that you can get pregnant very soon.Sending you strength!

Thankyou. I really hope I don’t have a cyst again my consultant took them out in February. I think I will definitely ask for another scan. I was thinking of going to a & e last night it was so painful but I just knew they would send me home with pain killers specially having endo. I was on the pill before which helped but as we are trying to conceive I can’t be on it. Thankyou for your reply hopefully i will get better x

I'm so sorry to hear that you are going through so much pain.

I really wish that a solution can come quickly to meet your expectations...I had a CT Scan done on the 8th May which stated ovarian Cysts of like 4cm on both my ovaries , consisting of blood and they were said to be called Complex ovarian Cysts.. I've been experiencing pain , achy pain that's so bad I don't know what to do.I get bloated and feel full most of the time and find difficulty in passing gas. At times I just get nausea and sometimes just vomit out of nowhere , have you experienced such? I'm even scared of trying the baby thing cause on my last surgery for Endo they discovered both my tubes are blocked. I'm to be admitted on the 31st (my birthday) and will be going to theatre for the Operation on the 1st June..it's so hard to even let my family know ..I'm just a young girl who's scared...

Sending you love

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Disneynala in reply to Lioness36

I understand how you are feeling. I had blood filled cysts in both ovaries, endo on bowel, kissing ovaries. My main symptoms were chronic pelvic pain and pressure between vagina and back passage. I was on the pill for a year till surgery then I came off if. I had it all removed in February and felt great for about 2 months now I’m worried everything is coming back again I’m unsure if it has grown back so quickly or it’s just everything trying to work again since surgery and coming off the pill and it might be healing I have a lot of questions to ask my consultant when I see him for a follow up. I know you are scared especially if your young but you need to tell your family as you need support around you I needed my family and friends to talk. Your never on your own.

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Lioness36 in reply to Lioness36

Wow... So strange, when everything takes another turn you know. I never thought it would lead to surgery in almost a year I had the previous one. .. what hurts me the most and causes doubts on telling them is because this is going to be my fifth major surgery and it's just so stressful. I was put on zoladex 10.8 wth add back therapy of kliogest so I'm not really sure what caused these ovarian cysts , cause thesoladex I took for a couple of months and it helped

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Disneynala in reply to Lioness36

I know it’s hard I’ve only had one surgery so I’m not sure. Hopefully you are under a endo specialist surgeon who cuts the endo away and not burn it. Hopefully you will be sorted out soon. Definitely ask lots of questions with your consultant x

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Lioness36 in reply to Disneynala

Yea I am hey. I just haven't felt great until they picked up what's going on, it's getting worse as I'm approaching surgery days. Can't really eat, the pain is so bad right now. My lower stomach area , causing me to frequently vomit . I can't wait for this to be over and done with

Thanks for the advice, much appreciated

Hi, i really relate to this. My ovulation is worse than my period.

I don’t know if this will work for you, but I was told by my endo specialist to do a food intolerance test. I cut out those food groups this month (and anything that can cause a histamine reaction like fermented foods, soy etc) and my ovulation pain was much lower.

I also find a link between Stress and pain, I know it sucks to hear but managing stress has definitely helped with my pain levels too. I’m also trying for a baby and not had any luck yet.

Fingers crossed for you!

Thankyou for the reply. I’m glad I’m not the only one going through this. Ovulation pain is worse the period pain for me too. How do you get a food intolerance test? does your consultant send you for one. I would do anything to help with these ovulation pains specially while we’re trying to conceive.

I did my food intolerance test through my nutritionist, so she could talk me through the findings. But a quick google will give you a company that specialises in them, you will just have to go with one you like the look of 😊

Mine was a finger prick blood test and tested for 200 varieties of food. It’s a bit pricey but so worth it!

I recommend buying “fix your period” by Nicole Jardim it mentions ovulation pain and she has some other good tips and supplements to take. Really hope this helps, it’s changed my life this month!

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