I have an ovarian cyst on my right ovary and it’s become extremely painful.
I went to the emergency room ( as I have no health insurance) and the doctors told me
they couldn’t do anything for me.
Is there a way to cure it? I fear that it will rupture, plus I’m having extremely heavy bleeding (menstrual) it’s been this way since January.
Well I’m no doctor but I do take human cellular biology in university so what I’m about to tell you probably means nothing but it’s worth a try. The cyst is swelling and the pain is caused by inflammation of the soft tissue surrounding the cyst, namely, the ovarian wall. What you need is a combination analgesic and anti-inflammatory medicine. Try these in this order from weakest to strongest:
Don’t bother with brand names, get whatever has the drug in it that costs less because they’re all the same. To help with that, I’m going to post their generic names with brand names in parenthesis in case there is no generic in the USA. Take the maximum dose that the bottles allow and if there is an extra-strength version, get it.
1. ASA (Aspirin) – least expensive
2. Ibuprofen (Advil, Nuprin) – moderate
3. Naproxen Sodium (Alleve) – most expensive
If those three fail, ask your doctor if he/she will prescribe you Ketoprofen.
These drugs should reduce the swelling caused by inflammation as well as eradicating the pain. You might want to not take the ASA until your period is over because it is a natural blood-thinner and the last thing you want is to bleed more. Get them at Costco if you can because they have amazing prices on meds like that and I know for a fact that they have their own generic versions of both ASA and Ibuprofen that cost less than 1/3 what the brand-name crap costs and I can personally attest to their effectiveness (Especially the Ibuprofen) because I used them for both Mononucleosis and the pain I was in after all my wisdom teeth were extracted. (Apparently, there were complications)
This is an idea for a remedy, I have no clue about curing them. I don’t really know much about Ovarian Cysts (being male and all…lol) and being Canadian, I have no idea what surgery costs. I do know that you pay triple what I do for prescription medicine but I don’t know what you pay for off-the-shelf or over-the-counter medicine. As a result, I listed the drugs from cheapest to most expensive. Try them in that order and you’re guaranteed not to pay more than you need to. If I were you, I’d take a vacation to the UK. They’ve been known to treat non-Britons in need.