Re: Ovarian cyst with nighttime bladder spasms
I have a 7.5 cm simple cyst on my left ovary and during ovulation I experience what can only be described as rectal cramping .. painful cramps in my rectal area. They do not last long, just a few minutes and I sometimes also experience these between ovulation time and my period. When I started ovulating last September (I had been on the pill for quite some time before that), I had cramping both in my rectal area and my bladder. As a matter of fact, when I had to pee after that first painful ovulation, the muscles around my bladder felt sore.
I have read that when you ovulate or if your cyst is leaking fluid, the fluid irritates your cul de sac region (ie. the abdominal wall near your bladder, uterus and rectum) and this may be what is causing the problem. Yes a cyst can also press against your bladder but what you are describing is rather small. Having said that you really never know where the cyst is located in relation to your other organs .. it could be touching a nerve or be situated near the abdominal lining or the bladder causing problems. The ovaries sort of float around a bit in there and sometimes they do move a little.
These doctors really need to stand up and take notice that when tons of women complain of certain symptoms associated with cysts (such as cramping and pain) then perhaps they should try to find out if we have a point by doing more research, rather than ignoring us and saying that the cyst could not possibly be causing it. Their attitude is really starting to bug me and I am hearing from a lot women on these threads that they are also experiencing this.
Good luck to you and I hope you find a solution soon.