Saturday, January 26, 2013
I have been having a lot of lower abdominal pain lately. A dull, throbbing/pulsating, ache above my pubic bone, that radiates into my back and thigh. It is more annoying than super painful. Most of you who have been friends with me on here know I don't have insurance, so it takes a lot for me to actually GO to a doctor. We have a clinic attached to a local hospital that does sliding scale pelvic exams/pap smears/etc. I made an appointment and was happy that my contribution was 0% based on my household income. Relief.
I had my exam and some tests ran. She ruled out pregnancy (she suspected it could be tubal if I was, based on my symptoms). She ruled out infection. Final unconfirmed diagnosis is ovarian cysts. (I am waiting on the other tests to come back from the pap, and of course, that takes a few weeks lol). She advised me to follow up with my gyno or family doctor to have an ultrasound to confirm and to find out if it needs further treatment.
Of course this freaked me out, as common as these are to women, because I have never had any issues with anything like that. My mother has endometriosis and actually had to have an ovary removed because of her reoccurring and oversized cysts. Thank you genetics. She gets to weigh 95 lbs and eat what she wants... why couldn't she have passed THAT on to me? lol.
I am going to wait it out another week to see if the pain subsides on its own before following up. The doctor I did see said that heating pads and tylonel could be all I need but if it got worse to seek medical attention asap.
I did a little searching online to see if exercise is allowed if you have a cyst that is causing pain. And of course, I read YES and I read NO. So what I am basically wondering is, can I? Any ladies have experience with this???? As always, I appreciate your input!