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sourdodo Wed 04-Sep-19 08:50:58

I'm a healthy 52 year old with no significant medical history except a c section 21 years ago.
For the last few months I've woken up in the night and when I'm lying on my right side and turn over I can feel a dragging feeling and have to hold my tummy to turn over.
I don't feel it in the day but sometimes do when I'm swimming.

I really don't want to bother my GP, I've prodded about and can't feel anything.
Any possible ideas?

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sourdodo Wed 04-Sep-19 15:38:13

Can anyone help?
I've been Dr Googling and have ovarian cancer anxiety.

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Blutopia Wed 04-Sep-19 15:48:31

Ooh don't Google. smile

I'm not a doctor, but I love a good medical thread so let's see. Is it just a pulling sensation when you are lying down and turning over? It it actually pain? Sharp or dull, which side, how long does it last?

Any other symptoms when upright - cramping sensation, an ache under your right ribs? Is it more noticeable after eating? Has your appetite changed, have you lost any weight without trying? Been feverish?

sourdodo Wed 04-Sep-19 15:51:52

@Blutopia
So it's a pulling when I turn over, if I turn over without holding my tummy it does hurt. Dull ache rather than sharp pain. Right side only.

No other symptoms really but I can feel an almost stitch like pain now, sat on the sofa.

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Eeyoreshouse Wed 04-Sep-19 15:52:19

Please do bother your GP!

This is exactly the same sensation I experienced when I had a a large ovarian cyst. Happily, it turned out to be benign but you don't want to risk it!

Hopefully, the doctor will send you for an ultrasound scan from which they can tell quite a bit - it's a very quick and easy procedure as you will know from your pregnancy - and if there is anything amiss, the earlier you catch it the better. Worst case scenario and you need it removed, I had a full hysterectomy and ovary removal this year and it wasn't half as bad as I was expecting. Techniques and anaesthetics have moved on hugely and although the recovery is fairly long, it really hasn't been as bad as I was expecting (and I am the world's biggest wimp when it comes to hospital and doctors). So, please can I give you a gentle nudge to phone your doctor?

sourdodo Wed 04-Sep-19 15:52:23

No fever or weight loss.

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sourdodo Wed 04-Sep-19 15:54:17

Really @Eeyoreshouse ? The ache when you turn over?
I'm really not neurotic about my health and think I'll be wasting his time.

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Eeyoreshouse Wed 04-Sep-19 15:54:24

Oh if it's under your right ribs then that is probably too high to be ovary related, but I am not a doctor either!

sourdodo Wed 04-Sep-19 15:57:54

It's not under my ribs, in line with my hip bone.

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Eeyoreshouse Wed 04-Sep-19 16:01:53

Yes, it was an ache when I rolled over and it hurt in certain positions when (ie I was leaning on it) and very latterly it hurt when sitting at my desk (but it was very large by then).

That position does sound more ovarian but appendix is a possibility too!

Teddybear45 Wed 04-Sep-19 16:02:09

Probably a hernia but get yourself checked out

Eeyoreshouse Wed 04-Sep-19 16:02:54

oops
it hurt in certain positions when I was lying on it

DonPablo Wed 04-Sep-19 16:04:52

I wondered about both ovarian cyst and appendix. I've had a large cyst and a huge appendix removed. At a similar time, but the cyst was taken out first and I still had that kind of pain until my appendix was taken out.

Because my appendix was so big and it was growing retrocaecally (sp?) it didn't present typically. So I spent along time being told I was imagining it....

yoohooitsme Wed 04-Sep-19 16:05:38

Please bother your GP

That may give you a blood test and or scan.

Ovarian cancer (I had this) is only one possibility but if it were that, you want to find it ASAP

StealthPussy Wed 04-Sep-19 16:07:43

Go and see your doctor.

Ohyesiam Wed 04-Sep-19 16:12:05

Bother your GP. Except you won’t be bothering them as it’s what they are there for.

sourdodo Wed 04-Sep-19 16:50:22

Got an appointment tomorrow. I'll be so embarrassed if he says it's wind or constipated blush

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Eeyoreshouse Wed 04-Sep-19 17:11:00

Don't be embarrassed! It's a good outcome of it turns out to be nothing tbh!

BlackNoir Wed 04-Sep-19 17:16:33

Another vote for ovarian cyst. Glad you have a GP appointment. Be aware that they may ask to put their fingers into your vagina for a bi-manual examination.

BlackNoir Fri 06-Sep-19 17:31:38

@sourdodo, how did the appointment go?

sourdodo Fri 06-Sep-19 21:21:04

@BlackNoir thank you for asking. The GP was lovely and didn't think I was wasting her time.
I'm going back on Monday for a blood test, to see the GP who specialise in Gynae and will be referred for an ultrasound.
I think she thinks it might be an ovarian cyst or possibly an inflamed appendix.

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Sebw Fri 06-Sep-19 22:57:03

I had the same sensation with a huge ovarian cyst too. It was benign

Eeyoreshouse Sat 07-Sep-19 12:39:56

Great to hear the GP was good op!

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