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Old 05-11-2012, 10:25 AM
 
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I need some advice! Maybe you guys can help.

So 3 weeks Ago I went to the hospital (No health insurance) and found that I had blood in my pelvic area due to a Ovarian Cyst that burst! I still; three weeks later, have pain but now the pain is in my legs (Referred pain?) etc. I woke up this morning at 1:00AM to take two Tylenol Extra Strength because the pain in my legs and NOW back hurt. Pain in my back feels almost like a (kidney infection)... One day I feel I may be getting better (Is that just in my head) I ask myself, because today I am in pain again. I am 28 years old and feel my whole Stomach; down in nothing but PAIN!!!

I just received my bill for $11,000 from the ER and that is not including the doctor bill.... So I am trying to avoid this route again and turning to you all to see if anyone has been threw this and their suggestions!

Thanks everyone!
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Big Sky
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I need some advice! Maybe you guys can help.

So 3 weeks Ago I went to the hospital (No health insurance) and found that I had blood in my pelvic area due to a Ovarian Cyst that burst! I still; three weeks later, have pain but now the pain is in my legs (Referred pain?) etc. I woke up this morning at 1:00AM to take two Tylenol Extra Strength because the pain in my legs and NOW back hurt. Pain in my back feels almost like a (kidney infection)... One day I feel I may be getting better (Is that just in my head) I ask myself, because today I am in pain again. I am 28 years old and feel my whole Stomach; down in nothing but PAIN!!!

I just received my bill for $11,000 from the ER and that is not including the doctor bill.... So I am trying to avoid this route again and turning to you all to see if anyone has been threw this and their suggestions!

Thanks everyone!
I'm sorry to hear of your pain and truly hope you feel better soon..

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Old 05-11-2012, 01:39 PM
 
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I need some advice! Maybe you guys can help.

So 3 weeks Ago I went to the hospital (No health insurance) and found that I had blood in my pelvic area due to a Ovarian Cyst that burst! I still; three weeks later, have pain but now the pain is in my legs (Referred pain?) etc. I woke up this morning at 1:00AM to take two Tylenol Extra Strength because the pain in my legs and NOW back hurt. Pain in my back feels almost like a (kidney infection)... One day I feel I may be getting better (Is that just in my head) I ask myself, because today I am in pain again. I am 28 years old and feel my whole Stomach; down in nothing but PAIN!!!

I just received my bill for $11,000 from the ER and that is not including the doctor bill.... So I am trying to avoid this route again and turning to you all to see if anyone has been threw this and their suggestions!

Thanks everyone!
If its that bad, then go to an Urgency care (not the ER) and get treated. We're not doctors and we can't actually diagnose what you have-- which can be anything.

With that said, if your bill is such a concern: How do I Claim Medical Hardship for Hospital Bills? | eHow.com
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Old 05-11-2012, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Spokane, WA
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Hi, first off I'm not a doctor and you should always have a doctor check something serious.

But I can tell you that my sister also had an ovarian cyst. Hers was about the size of a grapefruit and caused her a lot of pain. It did not burst, but eventually she had to have surgery to get it removed.

I do remember, though, the doctors telling her that it's fairly common for cysts to burst. The pain you are feeling in your legs and stomach is from the fluid that is seeping down. I don't have insurance either, so I know how you feel with the giant bill and deciding whether or not to go to the doctor. I agree that you should contact a doctor, go to urgent care, or go back to the ER to make sure that the fluid seeping out of your burst cyst is not harmful. Chances are it will be fine in a couple of days, but with something this serious it's definitely worth getting checked out by somebody.

As far as your high bill, are you in a lower income bracket? I had a kidney stone last year and my bill came to $17,000 by the time I had X-rays, cat scans, medication, and eventually surgery to have the large stone removed. I absolutely could not afford the bill. Make sure you fill out the financial aid forms, and if you fit their income requirements they could either erase the bill entirely or slash it to a much more manageable amount. In my case my bill was completely erased.

I hope this helps and get feeling better!
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Old 05-14-2012, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Kitschk-hin
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You need to go to the doctor. Ovarian cysts are painful, though not typically life threatening- however there are possible complications that are very bad including ovarian torsion, which can be fatal if left untreated.
That's assuming your pain is even related to the ovarian cyst, and I have my doubts. Pain in your legs is highly suspect of something else, or some kind of neurological involvement... I'm not a doctor and even if I was, I couldn't treat you on an internet bulletin board.
Is PNW short for Pacific Northwest? If you are in the Seattle area, go to a Swedish Hospital, they are a nonprofit and have very good financial assistance programs for uninsured patients.
$11,000 is really not a whole lot when your life may be on the line.
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Old 05-16-2012, 11:29 PM
 
Location: in your dreams
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Have you had surgery yet???

If not and something has burst, this excessive pain could be a result of internal bleeding, and can be fatal.



--If you have had surgery, this kind of pain is not unusual.

I had similar abdominal surgery, and it was a very painful recovery.
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Old 06-30-2012, 10:40 PM
 
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Default Burst Ovarian Cyst

I was just in the ER last week with this same thing. Found it with a CT scan. I also was found to have an UTI on top of it. The pain had/has me rolling! It frustrated me that I also have no insurance and had to spend all this money for them to tell me there is nothing that could be done and here are some pain pills and to go home, wait it out. However, that being said, it's better to know than think you're dying...which I did, . I am still in pain and have, if not good, better days and I'm sick of being sick. I wish there was a cure all for what we're going through but no such luck. My husband is a nurse and thinks I might be exaggerating the pain...which makes me want to show him by demonstrating on HIM! I fought for 5 days before going in because of the insurance thing, but I have a family to look out for and had to bite the bullet. I would suggest going to a gynecologist if you are still having problems. Cheaper than the ER and you can tell them what has already been done and save yourself some money. They will also have a better understanding of what you are going through. Hope this helps.
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Old 09-02-2014, 10:19 PM
 
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I'm having the same pains, I had a cyst rupture a month ago and i though it was kinda getting better but now I'm having lower back pains and leg pains! I can't even sleep at night cause they hurt so bad and seem to hurt worse at night! I went to the gyn but my ultrasound isn't till 2 weeks away! Could this be life threating
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Old 09-02-2014, 11:15 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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I'm having the same pains, I had a cyst rupture a month ago and i though it was kinda getting better but now I'm having lower back pains and leg pains! I can't even sleep at night cause they hurt so bad and seem to hurt worse at night! I went to the gyn but my ultrasound isn't till 2 weeks away! Could this be life threating
Because you are having more pain, you should call your doctor and move the appointment up.
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