I now know that i am not pre-menopausal….Whew!..at least not yet…. I think….The doc confirmed that it was option #3 in my earlier post, it is actually a cyst. The good news is though, that it seems to be going away by itself (a collapsing cyst) so hopefully no surgery will be required. Happy that i know though, casue if i had to go thru those pains mthly i cudnt manage. My heart goes out to those with regular mthly pains.