So my period's been regular down to the day for about two years or so now, and I've *always* had notable ovulation pain mid-cycle. But this time, I experienced absolutely no pain, discomfort, nor any other sign I always got mid-cycle,almost as if I didn't ovulate, and now, with my period being about four days late, and no signs of PMS as per usual (very odd for me), I've been getting very sore right about where my right ovary is. My lower abdomen is bloated, particularly along that right side, as well.
I plan on bringing this up with my mother and attempt to see a doctor about it, although I doubt she will think anything of it; she generally assumes I'm a hypochondriac. But before I do that, am I simply over-reacting, or might there actually be something wrong that I should get checked out? I know cysts tend to be pretty common, so that would be my first assumptiom, as I'm unsure as to what else it could be.
Edit: I'd also like to add that I just felt my abdomen for my ovaries and whatnot (I'm rather sure it was them I was feeling) and noticed that not only does it cause a great amount of pain to feel for it, but that right ovary seems to be considerably larger than the other. Noted as well was the fact that the pain/swelling is even more noticable when feeling from within my vagina.
Have you had a gynecologist visit before? If you've been menstruating for a number of years, and haven't, this would be a good time to get a checkup. It's better than self-diagnosing, and it's a matter of telling your mother that you get checkups for the rest of your body, it's probably time to get looked at and make sure everything's working as it should, whether or not you may have cysts.
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I've been mensturating for about six years now, and no, I've not had a gynocologist visit yet. And I know that a self-diagnosis will probably do nothing for me; this is just what came to mind first, as I don't know much of what *could* be going on, if it is in fact anything.
I did bring this up with my mother this morning, and although she doubts it is anything abnormal, she will attempt to get me an appointment as soon as she can, if her job permits. The general med clinic here doesn't take our insurance, however, but I understand that Planned Parenthoods will also do exams. Perhaps I can convince her to take me there, if we end up not being able to get an appointment with my normal doctor.
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