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Old 05-14-2013, 04:51 AM   #1
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Ovarian cyst... possibly ruptured?

I had been having some conspicuous pains out of my lower right abdomen that had gotten progressively worse over a couple days--I went to the ER on Saturday thinking it was my appendix. As it turned out (to my relief!), it wasn't my appendix, but an ovarian cyst. They gave me a prescription for meloxicam and Percocet, and advised me to make an appointment with an OB after my next cycle. According to the ER doctor, the cyst is about 2 1/2 to 3 centimeters, so it's not that large.

Sunday afternoon, I had been laying down in bed feeling generally tired and lousy, but had to get up to go to dinner with my boyfriends' parents for Mother's Day. After getting up, I realized I felt like CRAP. A little dizzy but not so much so that I was stumbling, a little weirdly light-headed, my ears felt plugged by wouldn't pop or anything, and I felt a rather profound sense of nausea. The nausea was the most uncomfortable symptom--I had zero appetite, and barely had only a half a cup of soup at the restaurant. There wasn't any vomiting, but I came close a couple of times.

Throughout Sunday, as I was having the nausea and dizziness, the area over my affected ovary was visibly swollen and very tender to the touch, even with Percocet. I don't know anything about ovarian cysts, so I assumed these were all normal symptoms? Yesterday I just laid around all day, the area is still tender and swollen. I woke up about 4:00am feeling nauseated again, and I generally just don't feel good. Last night my temperature was 99.2, which to me doesn't seem necessarily clinically significant, so I blew that off.

My questions: If an ovarian cyst ruptures, does it always warrant medical attention? If it does rupture and is left untreated, would the symptoms wane or persist? Any sharp pains that I did have could have been masked by the Percocet (10 mg/325 mg), but I've taken Percocet before in the past and never had the side effects of dizziness or nausea.

What do you think? Is it possible the cyst ruptured?

 
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:45 AM   #2
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Re: Ovarian cyst... possibly ruptured?

AS long as the swelling is still there the cyst has not ruptured. The nausea and dizziness is probably from the meloxicam or combo with percocet. I would try stopping that and only use the percocet if you have used that before without difficulty. When a cyst ruptures, the pain is much sharper, worse, and you can barely move or straighten up to walk. The ruptured cyst causes pain similar to appendicitis, and typically lasts 2-3 days until the fluid gets absorbed in the abdomen/pelvis. There can also be vaginal bleeding along with a cyst rupture. Hopefully, it won't, and will shrink down after next period.

 
Old 05-14-2013, 08:35 AM   #3
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Re: Ovarian cyst... possibly ruptured?

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AS long as the swelling is still there the cyst has not ruptured. The nausea and dizziness is probably from the meloxicam or combo with percocet. I would try stopping that and only use the percocet if you have used that before without difficulty. When a cyst ruptures, the pain is much sharper, worse, and you can barely move or straighten up to walk. The ruptured cyst causes pain similar to appendicitis, and typically lasts 2-3 days until the fluid gets absorbed in the abdomen/pelvis. There can also be vaginal bleeding along with a cyst rupture. Hopefully, it won't, and will shrink down after next period.
Thank you for your reply!

I hadn't yet taken the meloxicam because I don't have health insurance and couldn't afford it--I've only taken the Percocet a few times for the pain.

I'll just keep an eye on it for now!

 
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