12:45 am - 03/12/2011

An update....

I posted yesterday about Ovarian Torsion/Cysts and pain. Well, a visit to the nurse practitioner today led to me going to the ER because she was worried the ovary was twisted on itself. Luckily, after some saline/painkiller, an internal exam, and a very nice doctor chatting with me (as my normally low BP was skyhigh, he could pretty much believe that I was in pain), I went for an ultrasound. The ultrasound tech? Also REALLY nice. I guess Friday nights at the ER are a good time? Anyway, right away she found a big cyst on my left ovary, the side where I was having all the pain. It was 5cm across (mind you, my left ovary is already enlarged) and had already leaked some blood into the surrounding tissue.

The radiologist's report said that it could be a hemorrhagic cyst or an endometrioma. What are the differences between those? How long is it likely to take for them to resolve? They gave me some Percocet and told me to follow up with my reproductive endocrinologist (who is managing my newly diagnosed PCOS) - will the cyst be gone by my appointment on next Friday? It's already been 5 days. I normally run 4-5x/week and haven't been able to exercise at all with this. I just want to get back to life without pain!

Well, that was a fun evening! *rolls eyes*

Thanks for the tips, VPers. I knew just what to demand (the ultrasound) thanks to you! I didn't get the run around about constipation/gas pains so many other women have to deal with.
okay so my boyfriend and I had sex for the first time since I began nuvaring (tuesday) and the second he put just a finger in it hurt so we just decided to take it out.  We had sex twice, he did withdraw , but often times it's not perfect.  I think it was out for around two hours; I was really tired so I told him to go to the bathroom, wash it off with cold water, and then he put it back in for me.  It hurts a bit now.  Should I be concerned? Am I lowering the efficacy rate?

*edit* I called up my gyno and asked to switch back to bc pills.  The receptionist is arguing with me that I have to leave it out for an entire cycle before I can start pills.  I maintain that as long as I take the pills for a week straight, I will then be protected.  who is right?
 I posted about a week ago that I had a yeast infection.  Thanks to your lovely answers, I've been treating it and things have been okay.  The antifungal cream/acidopholus pills/eating yogurt calmed things down, but it's still lingering, and as I've run out of cream and pills, it is starting to worsen again.  Today, I woke with my period.  I'm not worried about yeast contaminating my cup, since I know how to properly clean it after to rid of all ze yeasts, but I just don't know which would be the best to use for my period.  I don't have any pads, just fyi.  Tampons, or my cup?  I basically am just asking which you think would be best comfort wise, and for trying to keep away the yeasties.  How should I continue treating the yeast?  The past few days I've been lathering on yogurt at night, which has been very soothing.  Is this going to create a huge mess of blood and yeast and yogurt?  Argh.  
12:30 pm - 03/12/2011


how long will it take to get the hormones from 4 days of taking Yaz out of my system? I'm done, so done.
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