19, do I have an ovarian cyst??? A little scared
Sorry if this is long!!
Okay so this all kind of started in early September. I first had abdominal pain on my right side, and it hurt to breathe in deeply to a point; it felt like I pulled a muscle.
But that went away, and I was left with a pain on the right side of my pelvis, it seems right where my ovary might be. It's like a dull ache that comes and goes, not too painful, but still annoying, and it sometimes hurts my thigh.
It lasted for a long time, through my period, and didn't go away until about 2 weeks ago, and I was SO happy it was gone. Then I had my period, but it made me so nauseous and in so much pain I had to skip class, and it was very heavy. It usually isn't THAT bad. And both my periods during this time were not late. There was a little spotting, like I wouldn't bleed one night, then the next day I was flowing (gross, I know). The same ache on my right side pelvis came back now that I'm done with my period, and I'm sooo mad.
I'm a ballet dancer, and it doesn't really hurt while I exercise, I feel it more while I'm sitting, but not so much when I lay down. I've always been really skinny, never been a big eater, and I've stayed about the same weight for almost a year. I get very anxious, and sometimes I can't eat because I'm so nervous. I don't have trouble peeing or doing the number two. Sometimes I do get gassy, and feel gas around the achy area. I've noticed there is more pain when I drink sodas or have fatty, processed foods (McDonald's lol). I do get nauseous from time to time, but this may also be the damn anxiety (Ugh, this pain gives me more anxiety, to boot). Also, I'm NOT sexually active, I'm the virginest virgin alive. I wonder if I'm also really hormonal, I've been pretty bipolar and crying a lot lately. For the record, I have fibrocystic breasts, my mom does too. I've read that one will sometimes get ovarian cysts if they have cysts in their breasts as well.... I can't tell if I'm fatigued; I'm a college student who stays up late and dances a lot, but I'm perfectly fine when I sleep well. I don't smoke, or drink.
I am really scared. I'm really busy with dance and shows for the next 2 months, I don't know if I can go to the doctor, and I'm terrified of a diagnosis, or a death sentence. The word cancer is thrown around everywhere, and it frightens me more than anything. There is so much I want to do in the years to come, and I don't want to torture my family and friends. I'm only 19. This impending doom feeling plagues me. I try to ignore it. I try to convince myself it's just a cyst, and it will go away.
Is this some sort of ovarian cyst, ladies?
Thank you so much.
Last edited by starsandmoon; 10-18-2012 at 10:45 PM.