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Comment from: Techgirl, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 27

I went to the (emergency room) ER for the first time ever this past Saturday with pain that I thought was a kidney stone. After test, it showed I had a cyst on my right ovary. On Monday, I still had lots of pain and my gynecologist sent me back to the ER for re-evaluation. This time a leaking cyst on my right ovary. White blood count was up and running fever off and on. I was sent home with pain medicines and told it would resolve itself. I have to work and I was in the bed for 4 days. Finally I went back to work where I stood on my feet for 9 hours and when I got home I was miserable plus my fever had shot back up. Can't they surgically remove a cyst! I don't get paid if I don't work!

Comment from: 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 23

I'm 58 and 4 months ago I had open surgery to remove a 15 cm cyst and my ovary and tube. It was a piece of cake for the surgery. I don't want to scare anyone but the healing was hard for a week. I was only in the hospital overnight because the doctor said I did excellent. They did some type of shot to numb my insides for pain. I felt great in the hospital walking up and down the hall with my IV machine. Once I got home the pain was awful. I couldn't get on and off the bed with the pain but each day it passed. Less than a week later I was cooking dinner. If you have to have the surgery just do it, you will feel so much better. A few days of pain with well worth getting rid of the awful cyst.

Comment from: cystfree, 25-34 Female (Caregiver) Published: October 26

I had my first surgery when I was 20. A laparoscopy was performed to remove 14 cysts around both ovaries. Two months later another 10 came back. So I tried birth control pills, which made me gain more weight and imbalance my periods. For six years, I spent a lot of money on doctor's visits, surgeries, medication, etc. Until a friend recommended alternative medicine. So I started taking Cat's Claw 500 mg. It is amazing! After I finished the first bottle, they disappeared completely. Now, I have three children and no complaints since my first pregnancy. Although, I still have my yearly checkups done to keep me updated.

Comment from: diana, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: July 08

I did Laparotomy almost two years ago because I had very large cysts on both ovaries, they looked like a bee hive cut open, during the surgery I was 11 weeks pregnant. So later the same year I had to do c-section to have my baby. 2 years later I'm pregnant.

Comment from: maribel, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: June 21

I had big problem with my ovarian cysts in both my left and right ovaries. I am afraid to go for surgery because I have no money to pay my surgery of my ovarian cysts, and other one is my myoma 1.5 cm.

Comment from: Elizabeth, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: December 07

I found out I have cysts on my left ovary. I have been feeling flu like symptoms diarrhea and tiredness. My left side hurts at times to where I can't sleep on it. I am diabetic, have hypothyroidism and blood pressure, and I take medications for all that. I also have a lot of anxieties and take medication for that and acid reflux. I heard that estrogen and progesterone can help cysts on the ovaries but with my diabetes, blood pressure, and hypothyroidism they tell people not to take HRT (hormone replacement therapy) and I am in menopause. I just want the pain to go away.

Comment from: lois, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: January 21

I am 25 years old and three years ago I had my appendix removed. Since then I've suffered from sharp pain on my lower right side. I have recently had an internal scan that showed i have a cyst on my right ovary. I am not sure on the size of the cyst as I'm not due to get it removed until four weeks' time.

Comment from: ShellsH, 25-34 (Patient) Published: November 11

I'm 28 years old and have had problems with ovarian cyst since I was 12. I had my first major surgery when I was 12 and had a softball size cyst on my right ovary. The right ovary and cyst had to be removed. When I was 20 I had a cyst removed from my left ovary. When I was 24 I had another cyst removed on my left ovary. With all my surgeries I had to be cut open. Just two weeks ago I had another cyst on my left ovary bad had it removed laparoscopically. They had to remove my ovary also. So now I am 28 with no ovaries and will be going through menopause.

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