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Early pregnancy or ovarian cyst??

By Anonymous March 31, 2010 - 7:44am
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What does it mean if your ovaries hurt?

I stopped taking bcp three months ago and for the past 4-5 weeks have been having the following symptoms: breast enlargement/fullness, breast/nipple tenderness, increased discharge, flushed face, increased appetite, light occasional menstrual-like cramping (no bleeding), one-sided (right) occasional sharp twinges/pain & dull ache, bloating, slight weight gain.
I have taken two home-preg test, both with neg results. Approx six weeks ago, prior to all of these symptoms, I had one isolated instance of pinkish discharge (which may have been due to ovulation?). I am currently waiting it out for a few weeks until I go for a blood test at dr office. In the meantime, not knowing is driving me crazy!

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Hi there.
My name is Kim. I've been having pains in my ovaries on both sides for over a week now plus I'm two weeks late for my period. When the pain started it felt more like cramps just after I missed my period but eventually turned into ovary pain and hasn't gone since. It's not the worst pain but noticable even when I'm running around all day at work. Just before my missed period I noticed I started using the toilet more frequently and I'm sleeping more however I've always loved a good lay in. My boobs haven't gotten any larger but I've felt lately the nipples feel more sensitive. I've taken three pregnancy test since my missed period but all have come back negative. Could I have a cyst or something?

October 24, 2016 - 4:33pm
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Kim,

Most ovarian cysts present little or no discomfort and are harmless. The majority of ovarian cysts disappear without treatment within a few months.

However, ovarian cysts — especially those that have ruptured — sometimes produce serious symptoms.

A large ovarian cyst can cause abdominal discomfort. If a large cyst presses on your bladder, you may feel the need to urinate more frequently because bladder capacity is reduced.

In some cases, menstrual irregularities, pain during intercourse, or irregular bowel movements can occur.

Consider scheduling an appointment with your gynecologist.


October 25, 2016 - 8:16am
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Hi my name is Karina and I have tender/sore nipples and sharp pains in my left ovary I'm not on my period I'm going on two months without a period I took several home pregnancy test and they came out negative please tell me what it could be ?!.

October 19, 2016 - 6:19pm
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Karina,

Had your periods been regular up until two months ago? How old are you?

Depending on your age, two months without a period could be a sign that you are in perimenopause. Some women experience the changes associated with fluctuating estrogen levels in their late 40s.

Consider reaching out to your gynecologist if you are younger and have had a history of regular menstrual cycles.

The menstrual cycle is regulated by a precise balance of hormones. An upset in that balance will cause changes.

Periods of prolonged stress, a thyroid gland problem, major increase in physical exercise, and dramatic changes in weight can cause a missed period.


October 20, 2016 - 8:12am
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Ive had lower back pain pinching like pain lower abdomen soar nipples gassy &weak ive been having symptoms for atleast the last 5 days my past period started sept 23 i ovulated between oct 7th and 8th we made love late in the night around 4am the 7th i have a 27day cycle my period isnt due yet but i used an early pregnancy test today it was negative today is oct 16th what could this be?can any one help

October 16, 2016 - 5:11pm
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

Have you ever felt this way before your period is about to start?

If your period is late by at least seven days, test again. For the most accurate result, test in the morning. Use the urine when you first wake up and use the bathroom.

If you get your period and these symptoms go away, nothing to worry about, just premenstrual symptoms.

If you are still concerned, schedule an appointment with your gynecologist.


October 17, 2016 - 8:41am
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

I have never felt this way before my period before i will whait abit see if my period comes

October 17, 2016 - 9:13am
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I am a 14 year old girl and I am NOTTTTT sexually active but for the past few days I've been having occasional twang-like pain and it hurts. The pain is in the lower right abdomen sort of next to my vagina but I think it is my ovary. I looked online and it said that sometimes you can get pain there for periods but I have never experienced the pain before. I have also had very bad upper abdomen pain near the ribs and its been there for 1 1/2 months and I went to the doctor but they didn't find anything. It hurts when I touch my rib and it is slighty swollen as well. Could someone please help me as to finding out why these areas hurt. Someone please help!!!!

October 6, 2016 - 2:14pm
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

If the doctor could not find the cause of your pain, it will be difficult for us to do so over the internet.

Are you due to start your period? If so, when is it due? The lower right abdominal pain may be linked to ovulation. Some women have cramping or a shooting pain when the ovary releases the egg.

Sometimes, a warm compress or heating pad on low setting placed over the area can help.

Regarding the pain and swelling in the rib, did you have any type of injury to that spot or unusual strain, such as lifting a very heavy object or contact in a sport?


October 7, 2016 - 8:31am
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My name is Jessica, My husband and I have been trying for another baby for 2 years now. Well I had Laparoscopic surgery exactly a month ago ( July 15th) they did not find endometriosis, but they did find scar tissue that had literally started growing on my tubes and club them off so they cut the scar tissue off my tubes and now my tubes are open and they also cleaned me out with dye. I went to my week follow up and doctor gave us the okay to start trying again my husband and I have done the deed just about everyday since. So I was late 10 days for my period ( first period after the surgery) this month August but not surprised because I know that my periods may not be on time for the first few months after the surgery, well I decided to take a pregnancy test yesterday just in case and it came back negative, well yesterday I started having sore to the touch on my right ovary to where my entire right side has swollen up. This morning when I woke up I started bleeding so of course I am assuming this is my period finally but I am not bleeding as heavily as I usually do, Its not even enough to wear a tampon. When I went to my follow up appointment doctor advise me I was high risk for a tubal pregnancy because the scar tissue had damaged my tubes. So my question is should I be alarmed by this? Has anyone else been somthing similar?? I am cramping so bad I barley move and most the pain is on my right side...any advise is greatly appreciate!

August 16, 2016 - 8:58pm
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