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Are they really just ovarian cysts bursting?

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Answer #1 | 30/12 2013 02:23
Yes it could be. I have polycystic ovarian syndrome and have had cysts rupture before. The first time I went to the hospital because the pain was so intense and was incredibly sharp. The doctors wanted to see if my appendix was rupturing so I drank some liquid with Barium in it and they did a scan in a machine. They saw I had extra fluid from a very large cyst that ruptured. The obgyn I go to confirmed I have cysts through ultrasound. It seems like you may have the same thing. My obgyn actually told me that most women have at least one ovarian cyst, but usually they are very small and do not burst so they never find out. You should ask your gynecologist about this and have your doctor check your thyroid and hormones with blood work.
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Answer #2 | 30/12 2013 07:29
So there is a correction I want to make to what the doctors told you. The "cysts" are actually your functional follicles, and you are ovulating. This is known as mittelschmerz. It is the pain felt at ovulation, the middle of your cycle. To confirm this is very simple track your period and 14 days prior to the start of your period (incase you are on a different length of cycle) you will feel this pain. Because it occurs so infrequently and you haven't been hospitalized for something more, it is more than likely just your ovulation. Ultrasound is useful to determine this but not needed if your cycle is known and your white blood cell count is normal. With your level of symptoms, I suggest birth control pills to help prevent the ovulation from occurring. I went through this for many years but mostly dull pain, occasionally I would fall to my knees. My left ovary is particularly mean sometimes. This pain is actually useful when you want to get pregnant since you know your ovulation due to it. Also you probably do not have PCOS, there is a difference. The way yours sound is normal function although a full work up would not hurt but is not necessary http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/mittelschmerz/DS00507
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