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ovary pain....can it sometimes be agony but perfectly normal?

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PellMell Mon 23-Jul-07 11:33:18

I am trying not to concentrate on a really horrible pain in the lower left side of my stomach. It is bloody agony though!!!

I think it is in the area of my ovary and i cannot lean toward the keyboard without feeling like I am squashing something.
I have taken nurofen and am trying to take my mind off it
anyone else get this sometimes???

luciemule Mon 23-Jul-07 17:52:31

God yes - ovulation pain is awful but usually eases with pain relief.
Sometimes, I can hardly walk upstairs as it's so bad. As soon as you start to get it, take the tablets!

UCM Mon 23-Jul-07 17:56:40

Just letting you know that I had pain there recently and it became so bad that I thought it was appendicitus. It turned out to be a cyst upon my ovary and a bloody big one at that. The sonographer said it made her eyes water - wimp . If the pain is worse than normal and unlike anything you have ever had before I would see your gp as an emergency tomorrow. He/she should refer you for a scan so you can find out whats causing it. The appendix is the right side, so I doubt it's that. Good luck.

Artichokes Mon 23-Jul-07 17:56:58

My first ovulation after pregnancy was sheer agony. It lasted about 48 hours and at times I could hardly walk.

However I have also had a large ovarian cyst and that pain was similar. I thought it was ovulation but it didn't go away and eventually I needed surgery.

callmeovercautious Mon 23-Jul-07 17:57:19

I get this, had my ovaries scanned twice and they can't find anything (also had tests for other things that could cause it). I have now given up and accepted that I will have to take pain killers. I think it is ovulation pain but it has got worse as I have gotten older.
Also constipation can cause pain in the lower left as your Colon runs down that side.

peachypie Mon 23-Jul-07 18:01:33

Yes, i really feel for you, I get this too. Its awful I cant walk when i have it, every footstep makes it more acute. The only thing for it is pain killers and a warm bath (if you can fit it in between looking after the DC's)
Hope your feeling better soon.

saralou Mon 23-Jul-07 18:09:13

cysts can be quite painful and large, sometimes they can twist on themelves which is very painful... if it carries on or gets worse contact a dr

definitely not pg?

PellMell Mon 23-Jul-07 20:37:01

Thanks for these messages. It has persisted all day.
It has eased and returned in waves all day mostly whilst sitting or bending forward. It definately feels like I am squashing something really tender. It radiates around my back and makes me feel like I am going to pass out. It then tails off whilst I walk about slowly.
I will see how I feel tomorrow.

luciemule Mon 23-Jul-07 21:41:39

Have you thought about it possibly being fibroids? Sometimes if they're quite large, you can actually feel them from outside.

When I had my 20 wk scan with DS2, the sonographer kept wheeling the mouse thing over mine and it really hurt!

Then she said - oh, you've got a fibroid.

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