I have been having quite a bit of lower back pain and tenderness & swelling in my lower abdomen. In particular it has been hurting down low down on my left side. It is a dull aching & churning feeling that I am constantly having, almost like I am on my period, when I am not going to be starting for another week or so. I have been having to sleep on a heating pad every night!
I know I need to get in to see a doctor as I can be pretty sure this is a cyst, but I guess what freaks me out the most is that for you to actually have symptoms like that that you notice and that are actually hurting you, doesn't it have to be a pretty serious sized cyst? I think it always scares you when you hear that ovarian cancer, when it reaches the stage where you are really to the point where you are having noticeable symptoms, that it is usually pretty advanced.