I don't know if bloating comes from them or not, when I had them, it was while I was actually on my period (the first time, I actually thought it was just really bad menstrual cramps until I started throwing up and such), so I had bloating, and all the usual pms symptoms. The sharp pains...I do still get those from time to time, my dr says that they are very, very small cysts that are rupturing, so it is possible, I suppose, that what you are experiencing is cysts rupturing. If you're concerned, next time you are having the pains, call your dr or go to an urgent care. My dr told me that they can't really tell if it's cysts rupturing unless you actually go in while it's happening and they do an ultrasound. They should be able to see the cysts anytime, they just can't tell you if what you're feeling is them rupturing unless it's actually happening. Good luck!
at 8:55 AM on Dec. 4, 2009