Re: are these symptoms normal for ovarian cysts?
I was diagnosed with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) at the beginning of the year and when changing my eating habits (as in fasting) didn't change a whole lot of how my gut felt, found out I had a dermoid cyst on my right ovary. That got taken out (the whole ovary) because of intense pain in the pelvic area, painful periods, back pain, sciatic like pain (but wasn't since no meds I had taken before to relieve muscle / nerve pain helped), painful intercourse, and constantly needing to pee.
So eating changed (check), my "little alien" removed (check), but was still having a lot of stomach discomfort.
On the right side I STILL had a lot of pain THAT ended up being my gall bladder! I had to have that removed because when gall stones were lodging I was getting violently ill, in a ton of pain on the right side (both lower abdomen into pelvic region) and up into shoulders and between shoulder blades. It (the gall bladder) can cause nausea, tender stomach, back pain, shoulder pain, torso discomfort (because on occasion my left side hurt too), and bloating and fever if there are issues with the stones moving or an infection.
I call my stomach triad of 2012 :P .. I've been poked, prodded, and looked at both inside and out.