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ask: Diagnosed with a ovarian cyst 8 months ago and starting to feel more pain. What should I do?

By AlysMommy
 
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I was diagnosed with an ovarian cyst 8 months ago and had small pains since but I am starting to get worse pains and I have been nauseous and vomiting the past month! It happened almost every day. I don't know what to do and don't want to go to the ER if there isn't nothing serious. I don't even know if it is still there. But I still have pains and they are getting worse and going to my right side of the back. Help please??

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Maryann Gromisch RN Guide

I suggest that you seek medical attention--make an appointment with your gynecologist. The worsening pain and changes in your menstrual cycle should not be overlooked any longer.

May 12, 2011 - 6:14pm
Maryann Gromisch RN Guide

Hi,
To clarify, are you experiencing nausea and actually vomiting almost every day for one month? How many times in a day have you vomited? Are you able to keep down any food and/or liquids?
Most of the time, nausea and vomiting do not require urgent medical attention. However, if the symptoms continue for days, they are severe, or you cannot keep down any food or fluids, you may have a more serious condition. Dehydration is a major concern with persistent vomiting.
Regarding your symptom of pain, is it generalized in more than half of your abdomen? or is it only on one side such as your right side?
Are you having any other symptoms such as a fever or change in bowel habits?
There could be many possible causes of the worsening pain, nausea and vomiting. Since this has been ongoing for one month, I suggest that you either call your doctor or visit the ER. Without being seen by a healthcare professional, it is impossible to know the cause. I do not want to alarm you, but possible causes could be appendicitis, bowel obstruction or something more serious. Since these symptoms have lasted this long and are not resolving, you must seek medical attention.

May 11, 2011 - 5:41pm
AlysMommy (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

I am nauseous almost every day but vomited once or twice. The pain is on my right pelvic area and it hurts to walk around ...notand sometimes it will reach around to the back side. I haven't had a fever just been tired. Menstrual cycle has been messed up and it never was before.

May 11, 2011 - 7:29pm
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Its just nausea almost every day puking once or twice. My menstrual cycle has been off too. I mean I've always had pain but not this bad! It hurts to walk around and Its only in my right pelvic area. Sometimes it will reach around to my back. I hold down food and drinks fine.

May 11, 2011 - 7:18pm
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