Recently I have have abdominal cramping and sharp pains. I went to my GYN and they told me I was fine but scheduled me for an ultrasound anyway. The next day they called and said I had a cyst by my left ovary but didn't give me anymore info. Told me I had to come in for a consultation if I had questions for the doctor, and I just can't afford to keep paying the copays. So my question is do cysts cause this kind of pain? I get shooting pains on my left side which I am pretty sure is the cyst but is abdominal cramping normal? It feels like menstral cramps but I don't have my period. Anyone who has suffered cysts or problems like this in general your advice would be highly appreciated.. thank you....