Appendicitis and ovarian cysts

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I have had ovarian cysts in the past and it felt a lot like what you are describing. I'm not an expert, just my personal experience.
My sons girlfriend has been admitted to hospital in the early hours of this morning with abdominal pains and sickness, They are testing for both appendicitis and ovarian cysts She is only 18 and I thought it was over 40 that cysts occured. I am looking to reassure a very frightened girl.
My family doc is away for a few weeks, and I'm frustrated that I can't seem to get anything specific. I'm not prone to ovarian cysts, but I did have an ovarian pregnancy last summer on the right ovary. My ultrasound report shows Segment 7 of liver a 7mm hyperechoic lesion suggestive of a hemangioma. Small amount of fluid in pelvis. Appendix is thickened at 8mm with some increased echogenicity of adjacent fat. Right ovary contains a hemorrhagic cyst measuring 4.4 x 2.5 x 2.0 cm.
I was diagnosed with endometriosis when I was a teenager and thought I had appendicitis due to the overwhelming pain. I successfully had to children without complications. At 36 I began what I thought was a normal mensrual cycle that lasted 2-3 weeks with excessive blood loss and large clotting. After a vistit to the ER and a follow up visit I was admitted to the hospital for a blood transfusion due to the fact I had lost so much blood I was told I would have bled out in a few days.
Seen a gynecologist lately? Ovarian cysts cause sharp pain that comes and goes, and mine had caused pain in different locations of the abdomen.
Female related if you are female(endometriosis, cysts, PID, etc.,or even bowel. Chrone's disease and ulcerative colitis causes that type of pain. Do you have other symptoms like diarrhea, nausea, cramping, gas etc. with the pain? Check it out before agreeing to appendix removal. That surgeon told me that over 40% of appendix removed end up not being appendicitis.
I lived with the stabbing pain for weeks until I finally decided to see a a doctor. She told me I probably had ovarian cysts and to go get an ultrasound. I got the ultrasound and when i went back to the doctor was told I had a TINY almost non-existant ovarian cyst and gave me some pain pills. The pain then went away as suddenly as it appeared. Starting yesterday, I again had a sudden onset of lower right hand stabbing pain.
A lot of women get ovarian cysts while pregnant and have to get them removed. The appendix is not attached to the uterus at all. An appendectomy is a very quick operation nowadays.
my 9 yr old daughter has had severe abdominal, right side, right and left groin, right and left upper thigh discomfort 3 and 1/2 weeks. an ultrasound on 6/20 showed "several cysts on the right ovary, one being 5 mm." appendicitis has been ruled out as has all bowel problems. ct scan done on 6/25 revealed free floating fluid in the abdominal cavity. i feel confident the problem is ovarian cysts from the pain she is describing. she is pretty non-functional w/ the discomfort.
I understand why she would be so worried, but plenty of women get cysts and go on to have healthy children. Even women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome can conceive. Cysts are mostly benign, especially in young women. They rarely turn out to be cancerous and they can either be monitored for a few weeks to see if they can go away on their own or with the help of birth control pills (or other meds) or they can be surgically removed, depending on the size of the cystic mass.
A week later, I was having major pain in RLQ and so I went to the ER. They did an x-ray to rule out appendicitis. They found a bone island in my pelvis the size of a quarter. I went back to my doctor and he ordered a CT scan. It showed cysts on my ovaries about 2 cm in size. I know that is not large, but these suckers are killing me. Could this be the cause of my pain? My stomach is so bloated and it really hurts to button my pants.
the surgeon informed me that i show no signs of appendicitis so the surgury isnt an emergency..he said that I have a very large appendix and an enlarged right ovary as well..So basically not sure what is going on with me at all and ideas?????
HI, Since you have already ruled out issues of the colon, other causes that need to be kept in mind are pelvic infection or adhesion formation secondary to any previous surgery or infection and bladder issues. The ovarian cysts are not very large and may not be the reason for the pain. If no other cause is found after investigations then removal of the ovaries can be considered. You can take a second opinion from another gynaecologist and a surgeon. Hope this helps. Take care and good luck.
I had chronic appendicitis for YEARS when I was a teenager (I'm 33 now). I would have these attacks of abdominal pain every once in a while. The doctors couldn't find anything wrong with me. I don't think I had most of the symptoms you described, but I had LOTS of abdominal pain. Anyway, they did exploratory surgery and took out my appendix and said it was "acute" (meaning, I think, ready to burst).
They did an ultrasound and said the pain was caused by ovarian cysts. That part wasn't surprising because I've had them before, but it surprised me that the pain could radiate so far up my side. Has anyone else had this?
It can be due to dyspepsia, gastritis, mal-absorption syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome and IBS, colitis or ovarian cysts etc. The correct diagnosis can be made by examination by a Doctor preferably a gastroenterologist and investigations. Stool examination & endoscopy may be done. In the meantime having a bland diet, eating small frequent meals and taking antacids should help. Consult your Doctor. Hope this helps. The answer is based on information provided.
Why wasn't there a gastroenterologist on my team and why wasn't my endocrinologist on the team and didn't they know I was high risk and complicated. And they needed a case conference before proceeding with surgery. So the surgery was delayed for a few hours while the doctors argued and held a case conference. Meanwhile the pain was much worse. I was crying and telling them I didn't care what they did but I couldn't live with the pain like that.
I called the doctor the next day and they thought appendicitis. I went in, they did a urine and blood test. I didn't have appendicitis and I wasn't pregnant; so they sent me for an ultrasound. After drinking what felt like a gallon of water and waiting 30 minutes, I had the test. 3 days later my doctor calls to tell me I have a cyst on my right ovary and to call my Gyno and follow up there. So freaked out, I did so (by now it was around Dec 20th).
They also found multiple bilateral ovarian cysts and told me I need to follow up with my OBGYN and a gastrenologist because I might have chrons disease. I followed up with the gastro a month later and he did a barium xray which he said came out fine. I then followed up with my OBGYN and she said she had only found a couple cysts that seemed normal and I probably had one rupture and told me to continue on birth control and see her again in a couple months.
i have an ovarian cyst now that i am waiting to go and do a cat scan on and after that, i will have to remove my right ovary cause my cyst is complex and its the size of a golfball. i am 26 years old. i have alot of bloating, gas, somtiems nausia, and i am constantly exhausted. but for the pain, its not all the time. sometimes, it hurts a bit but something that i can easily bare. ovarian cysts are more common for women between the ages of 50-70 . so she is so young.
However, most cysts (over 90%) are benign. They suspect functional cysts, which are very common and could possibly disappear on their own. You seem to be getting very good care at this point. An 8 week follow up is definitely the next step. In the meantime, don't worry too much and enjoy your Christmas. The chances of cancer are very slim. Let us know how it goes!
i loved that i found this post, im a 15 year old girl who has ovarian cysts on both ovaries and endometriosis at the same time. i was told that with the severity of all my problems going on that im going to be infertile for the rest of my life. do you think this is true?
I'm 16 and have been getting ovarian cysts since I was 13. I was rushed to the E.R when they thought I had appendicitis, but it was a cyst. I get numerous cysts each month, most of them burst which cause a great deal of pain. Lately my bowels have been weird. There's a lot of rumbling in my stomach, and I can feel everything moving around. I go a lot, but its normal. I've been on the gassy side too. Yesterday my stomach was killing in my pelvic area, to the right of my left hip.
It sounds to me like P.I.D and cysts can cause pain in groin and thigh area.Frequent antibiotics lower your immune system and also strip your stomach lining and your bowel which wont be helping you I.B.S.Pain and stress are a vicious disease and one can cause the other .Have you thought about what was different in your life when your pain stopped in july you should keep a journal of food and activities and see can you find a pattern.
It is very difficult to determine the cause of pelvic pain. Ovarian cysts can cause sharp, stabbing pains or a dull ache. Appendicitis often presents with severe pain on the right side and other symptoms like nausea and fever. But, there are times when the appendix is inflamed and causes a more chronic pain, so it is important to rule out appendix problems if your pain is on the right side. A scan and blood tests can usually tell if the appendix is to blame. Cysts are so varied.
I had to go to the hospital, They said it could be kidney stones, appendicitis,or ovarian cyst. I have a history of abnormal paps and endometriosis, I am scared it is cancer. I dont have insurance if anyone can share some info I would realy appretiate it.
I already knew about the complex nodule in my thyroid (solid and cystic) and the cysts in my breast. Now I've got cysts on my cervix and left ovary. As a matter of fact, all the cysts are on the left side of my body. Wierd, huh? Just talked to the Gyn. He doesn't want to do anything about them, but wants to re-do the ultrasound in another 4-6 months. And no sign of fibroids. That's a relief! So it has me thinking....
I've known people who have terrible cysts that rupture and bleed and cause great pain, but they usually also have a couple of kids, so don't panic.
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