I am a 31 year old female, I have 2 children. My tubes are tied after 2 miscarriages. I have been hpv positive on multiple occassions.... I have not had a pap test in a few years (I realize that has been a poor choice, however after the miscarriages I just haven't wanted to deal with anything.)
For the past 4 months I've had constant vaginal bleeding, that goes from a light period to heavy bright red bleeding. I started to have pain in my lower back, I thought perhaps it was my kidneys. I ignored the symptoms of the vaginal bleeding until I started to get pain and pressure in my lower abdomen. At times my stomach will become very swollen, and very hard. I've gone up 2 pant sizes in less than 3 months. I get dull aching in my lower back, I get pain on the sides under ribs, I have leg pain that prevents me from sleeping through the night. I recently went to the doctors concerned. He ran a few blood tests CBC's and Iron levels, thyroid and hormones. They all came back normal. He sent me for a pelvic ultrasound and this morning has told me that it showed "thickening of the edometrial lining" and a rather large cyst on my Right ovary. He has suggested that the thickening is probably just because of my period being out of sync. He has also suggested that I leave the cyst as is for 6 weeks and then just have another ultrasound done. I understand the theory of the 2nd ultrasound and I do know that cysts can go away on their own. But I would have thought that if it were going to go away shouldn't it have by now? Is it smart to leave things for another 6 weeks? I'm worried that he isn't being aggressive enough or isn't being thorough enough? Maybe I'm just scared? my birth Mom has had 2 incidents with Ovarian cancer. Should I have a 2nd opinion done? Should he not be checking my CA-125?? Am I losing my mind? He wanted to put me on birth control to regulate my period. My fear is if the bleeding stops will he think its no longer a problem?? I didn't take the birth control option as I am a smoker & over 30. Suggestions? Thoughts? Help.
Yes get another doc to check you out because I had a cyst found on my left ovary April 4th 2008 and the doc said in a few months it ahould go away on its own well I thought it would and went on bout my bussiness and in July I went back in alot of pain and the doctor told it was just after effects of the miscarriage four months ealrier and again I went on thinking things where ok. Well later on the pain got really bad and i lost my insurance so the doc wouldnt see at all then and finally I got my insurance back and went to another doc and said it was still there and wasnt going away on its on on April 6th 2009 I had my lapo and due to it being there a year (that I know of) it had distoyed my ovary and i had to have it removed as well! Go to another doc! Good luck and keep me updated !
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