About Me: Female, 43, Guatemala, Guatemala, member since Mar 2008
I am a single woman who was diagnosed with a 6 cm ovarian cyst of unknown origin thinking that it was cancer due to a presence of a thin wall in it and a high CA -125 marker. I had no symptoms (bleeding, bloating or irregular menstrual cycles) or felt ill. I started se
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I was operated last December and it turned out that what I really had was an endometrima. They gave me the 3-month Lupron shot to control the endometriosis and help the fertility. I got checked a little over a month ago and the ultrasound showed no signs of endometriosis or an endometrioma, and the doctor told me I could start trying to have kids.
It's important that you always get in advance information about the type of cyst, if you have endometriosis, the treatment options, etc. and find a doctor with whom you feel comfortable. There are a lot of ladies here who have gone through similar experiencies and that can help you out.
It's been 11 days since I took the shot and I haven't noticed any improvement yet, but they told me to wait at least 2 weeks before my symptoms improve. I am also taking add-back therapy to minimize the side effects of the Lupron. How long does it take before the hot flashes start showing? I appreciate your response!
I read your post somewhere about Lupron and wanted to ask you how well it worked for you. I had mild endo but very symptomatic, hurt every day, I was diagnosed last year. After laparoscopy I was on birth control for a year, no pain at all! Before my next appointment two months ago I ran out of refills and went 4 days without taking it. It took 4 missed pills for the endo to come back. I was devastated! So now my doc wanted to put me on Lupron since my endo was so small, and I took the 3month shot since my pain was so bad and wanted to be out of my misery.
My story sounds very similar to yours so if you have time to talk, I am on aim as luvhockie2. You can also just email me through here. (I'm not sure how to.) I have had a cyst on my left ovary since last year and it shrunk from about 5.3cms to 2.2cms. I have no symptoms at all. I also have a fibroid with no symptoms at all. This was all discovered through my annual check up with gyn. I don't know what to do... I hate knowing that a cyst is still inside me... if you can talk, I'd appreciate it.
You're in my thoughts all the time, but especially today.
Hello friend, hope everything is going okay. wanted to send a note to let you know that you're being thought of.
Would also like to tell you with my experience with the problems I had with ovaian cysts. It seemed that every month I had to go to the hospital and have a D&C done. This went on for 6 months. Finally I found a Doctor that would do a hysterectmy, it was the best thing that could of happened. No more problems. Thank god, when they did the biopsy, it came back no signs of cancer. I pray for you that yours comes back the same way....
I am probably the last person, because of what I'm going through, that has the right to say this, but try and keep a positive attitude.
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