For over a year now, I have had a cramping sensation (near the left ovary, sometimes lower back too). It always occurs during the luteal phase of my menstrual cycle and only on the left side of my pelvic region.
I did see an OBGYN who thought it may be an intestinal pain related to a hormone released in the luteal phase. Essentially, a PMS symptom.
No ultrasound, but there was a physical exam, after which it was determined I did not have a cyst.
However, this pain does not feel intestinal, nor does it correspond with any digestive movements. I'm interested in a second opinion.