Hi. I recently went to the dr to be seen for back pain, abdominal bloating, excessive gas, pelvic pain, shortness of breath, constipation and heavy, painful periods. The dr. did a vaginal exam and a recto-vaginal exam. She then did a quick in office ultrasound (with an admittedly old machine) and she said she saw a fibroid. She saw my left ovary and said it looked normal, but she couldn't see my right ovary. The fibroid is on the right side. I go on the 13th of Sept. for a professional vaginal ultrasound. I was just wondering if one small fibroid could be causing me this much discomfort? Or if it could be a misdiagnosis? I am concerned because she didn't see my right ovary and now I am thinking the worst. Anyway, I was just wondering if anyone knows if a fibroid could really be cancer instead of a fibroid? Also if a fibroid could be causing all of these symptoms? I have never had a fibroid before. I have had 4 children and I lost my mom when I was 9. I guess I am so afraid of dying young and not seeing my kids grow up. I am 38 years old. Thank you for your help. I just joined this group, so I have not read many of the forums yet. I hope I posted this correctly.
Welcome to the site! The right ovary could very well be hiding!! Believe me they do this. I am glad that you are getting another ultra sound. Is your dr a gyn/onc? If not, perhaps you should seek a 2nd opinion from a gyn/onc as they are specialists in women's gyn issues and have seen it all. Fibroids are not cancerous and 99% of ovarian cysts are benign, but you are wise in seeking medical attention. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Godspeed
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