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Im not sure which topic to add this in. I have been on the non hormonal IUD and just got it out on the 22nd of June this year. My husband and I wanted to try to have another baby. We started trying and I believe my ovulation time was around the 1-7th as I had tried looking it up on those calendars you can find on the net going off your date of last period, etc. During that time I could tell that I was ovul. with the normal stuff plus cramping but, I am still cramping and it is not the 17th and have been since then. I also have lower back pain, I never have these issues. I rarely have cramps during my period. My stomach is bloated, I am tired all the time and moody. I have taken 2 pregnancy tests and they were both neg. My last period started a couple days after I got my IUD out, on the 24th. I am worried it may be OV Cysts, or Im not sure. I am hoping you may be able to help me with some answers. Thank you very much!
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replied August 11th, 2009
I’m trying to find out the same thing... here’s my story:

I totally thought I was pregnant in June after having a very light period (a day and ½) with little cramps and lightly sore boobs- with the weeks to follow my lower back pain (that I usually get with my periods) didn’t go away, my face broke out big time, I was crying at rubbish tv shows, I was lightly cramping with sharp pains every now and again (mostly during ovulation time) tired (naps as much as I can) and feeling nauseous, but after 2 negative pregnancy test, I pushed that thought out of my mind.

My next period (July 10th) was much of the same (a day and ½ again) with a little more cramping and all the symptoms are still present, but another negative pregnancy. My last period (August 6th) was much of the same (a day and ½ again) with heaver bleeding and lighter cramping as my June period. I still have all the same symptoms- the back pain and cramping are still there is, varies degrees throughout the day, my face is still totally breaking out, I’m not as tired and I’m not feeling as nauseous as the first few months and my emotions seem to have settled down- still cry at rubbish things every so often and my stomach is bloated just a little. My breasts aren’t sore but the veins in my nipples seem a little darker.

I haven’t taken a test this month (I’m sure it will be another neg) and I’ve been to the docs and got some bloods done, she tested for everything under the sun (she even made me take a Chlamydia test) and ruled out liver, ect and hormones seem good and ruled out pcos, but when I asked her what my hcg levels were she said “I didn’t know this was a pregnancy enquiry!” I wanted to shout “It’s a what the --- is going on with me enquiry and since we are ttc wouldn’t you just put that on the check list to rule it out???” She’s now sent me to an oygbn, so will just have and wait to see what they say. But I’m left after 8wks of dull pain- stuck wondering if it’s cysts or something else!! (I’ve had a pap smear done and that came back okay too.)

So my next step is to take a home test and if next period is funky and back pain hasn’t gone away I’ll go back to the doc to get a blood test to rule it out, unless I get to see the oygbn first!

Keep updated and good luck- Robbie
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replied August 11th, 2009
Hi there,
Thanks for the reply.. To my suprise I just found out that I am pregnant after the 4th test taken.. I have an appt to see the Dr tomorrow.. Maybe the same for you...If you have a child already I hear the 2nd time is a little different, body reacts in some ways differently than the first... I was really concerned too with having the issues I was going through and getting the neg test so not knowing what the heck was going on.. Im glad at least I know now and have ruled out possible things that were scary to me going through my head of what icould be... let me know what happens please.. I forgot how difficult being pregnant is... Happy and moody at the same time, typical woman I guess, least my husband would say, what else is new LOL.. Smile
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replied August 24th, 2009
Congratulations! How are things going?? How long did you have to wait for a + ???

I’m still waiting around- no + or major pain from a possible cysts bursting, but still having loads of light to mild back aches and period like cramps (Going on 12 weeks now). I saw an ER doc a week ago and all he had to say was “well it’s not life threatening if it’s been going on so long!” (aaahhhhhhhhhh) But hopefully seeing him has pushed up my appointment with the oygbn. I don't have any children yet so there's no difference Wink but thanks for the suggestion!

Keep updated and good luck-
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replied August 24th, 2009
Oh wow, Im sorry to hear that.. Things are good, pregnancy is difficult (as it was the 1st time, I remember now) I did have a scare last week and had to go to the ER, though I was having a miscarriage.. All is OK so far.. Im only 8 weeks so still very early and anything can happen (praying for the best)I do have a cyst they said but said it was normal but have to keep an eye on it, hoping no surgery will be needed. To your question above I think you mean how long did I have to wait for a positive result, I was about 6 weeks pregnant when I got a positive sign..Smile Hope things go smooth for you from here on out, I know the waiting process is torture!!! Smile
~ Christina
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replied August 30th, 2009
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robbiecox, did you ever find anything out? I've had the same symptoms and am scared about ovarian cancer. I've heard earyly stages cause lower back pain and cramping. I had an ultra sound but they couldn't see anything unusual. I'm not sure what to do.
Connie
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replied August 31st, 2009
HI, yea sorry there was supposed to be plus signs in that statement.

Cjordandirect- hope everything is going good, sorry to hear about the scare. They say it’s supposed to be an exciting time- more like worrying all the time. Hopefully your cysts will take care of its self, but there are lots of women who have it removed and both mother and baby are fine. It’s a lot more common then we think.

Iansmommy- why is it that we tend to think of the worst- we can drive our selves mad!! I don’t think its cancer (have thought that too at one point or another, but hopefully not) - all the test I’ve had done haven’t shown anything linking to cancer. It’s around the time of the month so the next few days might give me some answers, but other than that I’m still waiting to see an obgyn. Other than an ultra sound (I would love to have one of those done to rule out cysts or pregnancy) what test have been done?
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replied August 31st, 2009
RobbieCox Hi, I've had a pap smear that was normal and a pelvic exam that was normal. I'm really scared because my main symptom is that I always feel like I'm on the first day of my period with heavy lower back aching and cramps and everything on-line says that's early signs of ovarian cancer and I can't find anything else with those symptoms. Also I've had 4 periods since my son was born and all have been normal and 28 day apart. My doctor seems to think I'm just being a hypochondriac...which I probably am. I'm 44 and just had my second child and I have a four year old. I've been having fears that something is terminal with me for a couple years actually. I'm not really sure why my brain always goes to the worse possible thing. If the cramping would just stop I could put it out of my mind, but it's always there reminding me. Actually last night I had a couple drinks and it lessened the cramps considerably. thanks for listening.
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replied September 1st, 2009
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Hi RobbieCox, just wanted to let you know I have an appt with a different gyno sept 16th. She seems to think it's related to hormone inbalance. let me know what you find out after your appt. I know our stories are a little different but the low back ache and cramping and some sharps pains sounds the same and I'm going on 3 months of it. I've also had days of frequent urination (which is another sign of ovarian cancer, ahhhh!) Have you had any bladder troubles?
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replied September 6th, 2009
Hi- Well the ‘time’ (as I can it) came and went with lots of heavy cramping and normal blood flow (for me). I felt like a cysts did pop, but I can’t say for sure what it was- I’ve had these types of ‘times’ before so it was nothing new. My skin is still horrible, which is not like me but I’m over the tiredness and feeling nauseous. I’m still feeling light cramping and my lower abdomen sticks out like I’m 3 months pregnant (worst at night), but my back pain has lessened (I think- I feel it’s been going on so long I’m not sure what’s normal and what’s not) oh and I pee all the time (runs in the family) so frequent urination is normal to me!! But all together I’m feeling better. Still waiting on an appointment with the gyno, but I’m off on holiday until Oct. 2nd so won’t see anyone until after then.

As for your thought on ovarian cancer – They say that symptoms seem to be persistent or worsening and there's typically little fluctuation — symptoms are constant and gradually worsen. Do you feel this way?? As for me I feel that my symptoms tend to come and go- barely there sometimes and very annoying other times. When you go to your appointment ask to get a CA 125 blood test- that should be your last check as everything else has been normal. It might just be a hormone imbalance that the other gyno thinks- fingers crossed!! Take care and ‘talk’ in Oct-

Keep updated and good luck
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replied September 7th, 2009
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My symptoms seem fairly constant and worsening, except when I go out for a walk or am really active...then it seems to be gone pretty much. But then I sit and rest and it's right back again. The fact that it seems so much like my period symptoms does seem hormonal. My stomach also looks like I'm 3 months pregnant and also worse at night! It seemed to happen quickly. The CA 125 I've heard is very unreliable and can give false positive AND false negative tests. And studies have shown that women with high levels, only 3% actually have cancer. So I've not sure I want to go that route and have extra worry for nothing.
I'm glad you're feeling better though. I understand about not really knowing what is normal now. I'm feeling very disconected with my body, mind and soul.
Keep me posted and have a wonderful holiday (hopefully somewhere warm and tropical?)
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replied October 24th, 2009
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I have been searching high & low for guidence about my issues that I've had for 3+weeks now & it let me to this site. Thank you ladies for posting!! I have a lot of the same issues- breakouts, constant cramps with occational sharp pains, sore breasts, nausea, fatigue, a full feeling, back pain, but I did have a heavy period in week 2. I have no health insurance to top it all. I look forward to your posts & will keep you up to date as well. I plan on visiting the gyno & also my chiropractor. Good luck ladies.
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replied November 1st, 2009
My daughter is 16 months old and since I had her I have not been the same down there...I have period like cramps all the time and sometimes my left overy feels like it is going to burst..I also have been taking pregnancy test for the last 7 months off and on becasue I feel pragnant...peeing alot sleepy all the time, moody, lower back pain and mild cramping almost everyday.I'm a worry wart and want to know what is going on.. I had an ultrasound and the Dr. said it looked ok down there but
I don't feel confident in her answers ..going to make another Dr. appt... hope to get some answers..good luck to you all.. Smile
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replied February 24th, 2010
Hi all- well the doc found a small cysts on my left ovary. He said that it seemed fine and shouldn't affect anything?!?! So I'm thinking I get a cyst and it slowly grows and then pops, during the time I have it all the symptoms above go up and down!!! So who knows- I'm not too concerned about cysts, but we are TTC and I'm sure cysts make it a little harder!! Very frustrating- hope all is well with you all.
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replied July 5th, 2010
hello there..i am having similar abdominal pain soon after i ovulated,, me n my husband r trying for a baby ... i was diagnosed with PCOS and was giving birth control pill (diane 35) for three months n later given clomiphene citrate to assist ovulation.. i am three days over my period date but im too scared to take a test... i dnt feel nauseated and my breasts r fine... i have a dull pain on my left side and i feel sleepy almost all the time n im very very moody these days... could it be a good news for me? any suggestions? thankkss
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replied December 8th, 2011
Anybody?
I hope ur all well, i posted my
Comment in so many places but never seem to get a reply, hope u can help me.

Well, i get abdominal pain quite often, went docs did ultrasound scan but found nothing unusual besides few cysts in my right ovary, they sed its nrmal fr menstruating women to have that, and tht the pain may be because a cyst may have been raptred??
Ohwell.. I lookd stuf up on net and i think i may have pcos and thats really getting me depressed!! I want to have kids in the future and i know its upto god byt im hurt already! Im 19 atm, but one thin concerns me i have regular periods!! And it lasta 6 to 7 das each period!!
Do you think i have pcos!!?? Coz the other symptoms i kinda have!

Oh and to have pcos do you have to have cysts in both ovaries ir isit possible with one?

Thanku. Reply asap
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replied December 10th, 2011
hi there i also have the same problem going on since 6 months first i tried to avoid it but now its like i had enough, if i sit or walk for long like pushing stroller i start to have back ache, plus white stuff comin out, cramps , constipation, lower left side pain, sleeeeppyyyy , i am going to have an ultrasound on 16th august, lets see wat happens. can anyone tell me that an ultrasound can determine ovary cancer or no?
thanx
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replied December 25th, 2011
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hi just wondered how your test went im having the same problems and so fed up now, i hope your feeling better, i usually come on these sites looking for answers as im so worried but usually there is nothing thats recent, but i can see yours is a recent post all the best lisa
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replied March 11th, 2012
I have lower uncomfortable back pains. Crammps and a little pressure in my right pelvis area. I'm 1 week post ovulation. I spotted 4 day post my LH surge. WHat could this mean? is it too early to test? Am i driving my self crazy.
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replied March 11th, 2012
I have lower uncomfortable back pains. Crammps and a little pressure in my right pelvis area. I'm 1 week post ovulation. I spotted 4 day post my LH surge. WHat could this mean? is it too early to test? Am i driving my self crazy.
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replied March 30th, 2012
Hi. I started a normal period March 14th. It's now the 30th & I have been having cramping for the past 2 days. It's unusual in itself because I typically rarely cramp during menstrual. My husband & I do have unprotected sex & have been trying for a year for another child. Any advice would be great, thanks Smile
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