Ovarian Cyst Vs Pregnancy Signs

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breeze - December 7

Hi. I hope someone can help. My last LMP was 11/11/05 and i have a 26-28 day cycle. I should be due but nothing so far. However, i have very sore br___ts, pain in lower abdomen (closer to the left of the belly button) and sometimes dull pain in my lower-left back. I have no other symptoms. I had an ovarian cyst for the first time in May 2005 and the MD put me on bc pills which i took for 2 months but went off because i didn't like the way they made me feel. My b/f and i had intercourse 11/18/05 and he withdrew. Unfortunately, i'm in a strange predicament because we broke up last weekend after 1 1/2 years (he wasn't very nice to me) and now i'm very scared that if i'm pregnant, i'll be alone. I'm 36 and have never been pregnant so the decision would be a very huge one ... i'd rather not make one and am hoping that i am not pregnant. Can anyone tell me what significant differences in symptoms there are between an ovarian cyst and early pregnancy signs? I would very much appreciate any input. thanks. n


J - December 7

I have had lots of ovarian cysts, and never had back pain with them. Also, the pain in abdomen is not cramping, but a sore pain when pressed upon with a cyst. And I have never gotten dore b___sts with a cyst. Hope this helps!


angel - December 7

hi breeze :) ive had a few cysts before and my symptoms were sore b___sts and pain in the side.... but i had been on the depo shot and thats why i had the cysts and probly why i had sore bbs take a test if u missed af u can take one... also sometimes bc can make u feel like u do,..... good luck!


Sara - December 9

Breeze-if your LMP was 11/11 and you had s_x on the 18th you would not be pg.If you have a normal 28 day cycle then you wouldn't have O'd until around cycle day 14 or 15.Which would have been the 25th or 26th.So it would have been too early to get pg in your cycle.The only way you could be is if you O very early in your cycle.Good luck!


Mega - December 9

I had an ovarian cyst over the summer & I did have some back pain with it. My DH had had a kidney stone a couple months before hand & he thought I had a small stone. Later we found out it must've been the cyst. I had a bad abdominal cramp, & then the next day I had a lower back ache where I couldn't find a comfortable position & we were traveling by car that day. So not fun! That's so unfair that cysts & pregnancy symptoms can be so similar. I hope either way you make an appt. with your dr. Good luck! Feel better.



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