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    Back in January, I started to feel really horrible pain just above my belly button. I thought maybe I had hernia (I work in a factory with heavy lifting, and hernia is common there. A few people have had hernia surgery in the past year), so I went to the walk in clinic a few weeks ago, and he told me it was just a little one. No big deal and it wouldn't need surgery. It hurt like hell, so I decided to make an appointment with my family doctor and I went in last week. It turns out that it wasn't hernia, but something else. So I went for an ultrasound and they told me I had a tumor on my ovaries. So they referred me to a gynecologist. Yesterday I went, and I found out it was just a cyst. However, it is a huge cyst, like at least 6 or 7 pounds. I am going to have to have surgery for it. Apparently I've had it for a few years now. It explains why I have a belly. I am skinny everywhere but the gut, but I assumed that I was just fat and I never had any problems with it. Like I said, I didn't start feeling pain until in January. Which is another thing right there. Why didn't I feel pain right away? My sister had one years ago, but it was a tiny one and she was in pain right away and she was in so much pain she couldn't get out of bed. This thing has been in me for a while, and it's a six pounder.

    Anyway, I am just wondering about your experiences with this, and if you were in a lot of pain as well. It's slowly been getting worse since January. It went from being a little pain, to my entire stomach hurting, back pain, my side and a pain down my right leg. The cyst is on my right ovary and apparently it's blocking my right kidney. I have to call back tomorrow to find out when they are removing it.

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