So, what happened with me was that I went to the doctor with pain in my lower stomach, convinced that I had a hernia or something. The pain was off to the side though, just above my pelvis and was fairly sharp, but not continuous. It hurt more when I pressed on the area.
I didn't realize that these were ovarian cyst symptoms, even though I have polycystic ovarian syndrome (usually the cysts in this syndrome don't get that big).
Unfortunately, since I thought it was a hernia, the doctor I went to pressed really hard on the area to try and find it and she managed to rupture the cyst, which just felt like a stab of extra pain. I didn't even realize what had happened until I got home and realized I was spotting. Fortunately, it wasn't a very big one. The doctor I went to after that told me that he'd had cases where they had to operate on women because the bleeding won't stop. It's pretty scary knowing that could happen at any time, but I'm glad I at least know what that kind of pain means now.