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    Unhappy Intense pain in area of left ovary radiating down my leg...?

    Hi ladies,

    I just had an interesting experience and didn't know if it was associated with my endometriosis.

    I never actually bled this past week, but I had all of the symptoms of a period: water weight, facial hair growth slowed, no appetite for a week prior to the onset of pain, and of course cramps with lower back pain.

    I often have sharp/stabbing pains in the area of my left ovary, but this was different. It was a completely continuous (non-stabbing/throbbing) pain and not alleviated by heat, Vicodin, changing positions, etc. It was super intense: on my pain scale, a 9 out of 10 (with my scale, 10 is when I go into shock, vomit, then pass out- haven't gotten that bad in about two months, yay!). It also seemed really focused, as if the pain was originating from a spot the size of a half-dollar coin.

    But the thing that really freaked me out is that it almost seemed to radiate down the left side of my pelvis and into my leg! My upper leg seemed weak- almost numb- and I had trouble walking on it. I was going to call my doctor if the issue extended into a third day, but it didn't, so I'll just talk to him about it in my next visit.

    So anyone else experience this? I have a lot of other medical issues, but none that would cause that kind of discomfort.

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    Yes! Me! Before my laparoscopy, that was possibly one of the worst pain issues I had. My left ovary was covered in endo tissue and chocolate cysts, and the pain seemed to shoot down into my legs and even my feet at times. It would happen whenever - sometimes whilst I was walking and OMG it hurt! So far, since I've had the diathermy, I haven't experienced that, but still pain in ovaries.

    Sorry you're going through it. I find that pain killers do nothing really. I try to drink fennel tea and have lavendar oil on hand to relax me.


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    I think it is because all our nerves are connected etc. I just thought - have you tried reflexology? It could help you with this issue! xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashleystar View Post
    Yes! Me! Before my laparoscopy, that was possibly one of the worst pain issues I had. .
    *groan* That's what's SOOOOO frustrating about all of this: I just had surgery eleven months ago! Granted, I've had endo for ten years (first dx'ed via lap in 1999) and it's developed to Stage III, but still...I would have thought that last year's operation would have granted me relief for a longer amount of time. :-(
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashleystar View Post
    I think it is because all our nerves are connected etc. I just thought - have you tried reflexology? It could help you with this issue! xx
    Reflexogy, no haven't tried it, but I'll definitely look into it! I'm experimenting with yoga right now and have found that the breathing techniques can actually decrease my pain a notch or two. Thanks for the suggestion!
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    im so sorry you have to go through this again i always had the that before i had my lap last month. hope you feel easier soon.
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    Hi ... I was browsing web for "left side pain radiating down leg" and was directed to your post. I've had a string of reproductive surgeries and still struggle. Anyway I joined so I could respond to you and make a recommendation. After much hell, I decided to search out a reproductive endocrinologist since they help people get prego than maybe they could help me ... I was desperate but the direction was a blessing!!! Please look into Danazol - they use it for endometriosis so you dont get a period. I though I read that you didn't want periods. Granted the usual dosage is really high compared to what I just needed to keep periods away - I'm 100lbs. and I take 150-200 mg daily. I think the usual dosage is 400-800mg.

    It's a synthetic testosterone which does something to prevent periods. I have heard from my ultrasounds that I'm still ovulating ... in other words my ovaries still working. The side effects decreased as we adjusted dosage but I've been on it since 2007 and since then my chest is quite a bit smaller, I have slightly more lean body mass and a higher libido. The medication was a Godsend since I had such serious reproductive surgery that having a period meant hospital stays. FYI - in Nov. I had a 3rd surgery but primarily to remove adhesions (which is what I thought was causing the pain you are having, I was wrong). Anyway during the laproscopic surgery Dr. said there was no regrowth of endometriosis which was terrific to hear!!

    One last thing which I haven't investigated yet. Recently I saw a renowned Immunologist who I was referred to b/c since my first repro. surgery I have fallen apart ... like everywhere and feel twice my age from the hell I've been through. Sorry to get off topic but this specialist thought I was on Danazol to boost my immune system. I was like ?? and told her to prevent periods and endo. coming back - too much pain. I fly back to see her in July and will inquire more about what she said. Hey who couldn't use an immune system boost !! :-)

    Good luck in getting relief!

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    Hi - big hugs to you. I am sorry you are feeling this way.

    Yes, when I was at my worst the pain radiated down my legs continually for hours. Right down to my toes! I was told it was because I probably had endo tissue near or on the nerves going down my legs. It affected me in other weird ways too which the Docs had never really known before so anything is possible with this damn thing!

    I know that doesn't make it better but I hope you can find comfort in the fact you are not alone.

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    I'm new to this whole thing & googled my symptoms , I have had these pains for over a year but too scared to see a doctor, I get them often than they stop in both ovaries...some days I get them more than once.. I have all the symptoms that you guys are writing but too afraid to get checked out, I'm only 20!

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    Sounds like normal PCOS symptoms to me. I have had ovary pain in the past. It can hurt like the dickens. Hope your feeling better soon.

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    How did your appt go? I had no idea I had endo until my lap in feb'12.

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    I am a runner and had severe pain in my ovaries radiating down my left leg and my back on both sides on Saturday. I had to walk the last 3 miles. Sunday no pain but I wasn't doing anything. (I live in Tucson,Az 101 degrees out by the pool). Then today little electric shocks in my left ovary caused my whole body to flinch. Called Dr. Didn't seem concerned. Advised to take alieve and heating pad. My legs are driving me crazy can't keep still. Help!

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    I am not writing this to freak you out, but this sounds identical to how I felt when I had ovarian torsion. Get to the nearest ER or Urgent Care facility ASAP!!!

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    I had this over the weekend (for the millionth time!). It happens every couple months for me and all the doctors can figure is that it's problems with a cyst. I know this past weekend I had one rupture (I couldn't stand/walk by myself, dizzy, vomiting, nausea), but other times I think it's just a cyst getting irritated? I really don't know what's happening, but I refuse to go to ER when all they do is an US, pump me full of IV and send me home with ANOTHER pain med. I'd rather stay home and sleep it off.

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    I have had surgeries in the past and now have scar tissue and pcos with enlarged ovaries. Every now and then I will get a stabbing pain in my lower left ovary and in my left hip bone deep inside that area. It sometimes gets so intense that I double over.

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