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I am only 24 years old and have had several health problems in the last 10 years. I have cronic pain on my left side admonal area(excuse the spelling)

Here is my history so maybe this could help and it may same long and it may not all be the same problem. I have had several problems since I was younger with Cervical Cyst and Ovarian Cyst. I have also had pains in my left side since I was a teenager and it came and went from time to time.

The last two years I have been in and out of the hospital for many problems. Just recently had a chunk of my cervics removed back in May for Cancer Cells and this does run in my family very high. Well since than the pain on my left side has not stopped and has caused more and more pain. The weird thing is about a week before my menstral cycle hits is when it becomes more severe and causes me to miss work for a day or so. I also have had bruises on my legs that will last for 6 months or more. They have run several test thinking about STD’s all came back Negitive.. Also It’s not annemia or diabetes…. They still can not figure out what is wrong with me and have no answer and pain meds are not working…. Is there anyone out there who knows what might be happening or have had the same problems.

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  • Dr. Chris December 15, 2010

    PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) is often responsible for abdominal pain on the side and this could account for the pain that you are experiencing. It may be related to your ovulation as well although anovulation is typical of PCOS.

    You can read more on this article on PCOS symptoms.

    Take note of the skin changes associated with PCOS although it is more likely to occur on the folds.

    Until your PCOS is properly managed, either with medication or surgery, it is difficult to consider other causes. Since you have mentioned cancer and this left sided pain, you should also look into the article below on spleen pain.

    You should see a gynecologist and start with sorting out your PCOS. Remember that impaired glucose tolerance is common in PCOS as a result of insulin resistance, just as a note to your statement about diabetes.


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