Hip problem or ovarian cyst???
I'm going to see the rheumy on Thursday, but it is starting to feel like forever. For the last month or so, I've had bad pain in what seems to be my right hip. Not a sharp pain, but it does get severe. No burning, just aching pain. I thought it was arthritis, or lupus related, you know, the usual. But lately it feels like maybe it's not the hip after all. Could it be an ovarian cyst? About 4 years ago, the gynecologist said I had an ovarian cyst. Nothing to worry about, he said most of the time they go away, so to just be aware that I have it. The pain is getting worse, to the point that I can't stand too long. And I wake up in bad pain at least twice every night. Also, the pain worsens as the day goes on. Night is the worst.
I am usually pretty good at blocking pain and going about my day regardless. I am still working full time, still running errands, still cooking and clearning (although not as much as I do when I'm off). I'm not running a fever, there's no blood in the urine, and I am able to function somewhat normally, so it's probably not anything too serious, right? But my mom keeps suggesting I go to the Emergency Room. I'm convinced it's nothing I can't handle, and the rheumy will figure something out on Thursday.
If you've had hip pain similar to this, what did it turn out to be? Or if you've had a ruptured ovarian cyst, what was that like?
Lupus, you have no chance!
Love and hugs,
(mom to my little Chihuahua, Brandi)
Diagnosed with SLE, Sjogren's, Reynaud's, Celiac, and arthritis November 2006.