Several years ago before I realized something was wrong with my body... FMS I was experienceing excruciating pain during lovemaking with my husband, this later escillated to sharp knife like pain shooting thru my right lower abdomen, twisting and then was gone again.. I could wake up out of a sound sleep with this pain or it could double me over any time during the day. I went to doctor after doctor at my local kaiser hospital... never saw the same one twice! Anyway, I was told that it was adhesions from a ruptured apendix surgery a couple of years earlier and that I would have to live with the pain. The more I complained and asked to see the gynecologist the more I was told that I would have to just live with it... finally I got my appointment... over a year away!!! I cancelled my Kaiser and got another insurance, the new doctor asked if I had ever had an ultrasound done which was of course never dont... We were both shocked when she found a large tumor on my right ovary!!! I was scheduled for surgery 2 days later and the pain has never come back!!! That taught me the power of persistance!!!