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Fibroids or Cancer?

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.
Thank you,

Worried,
Stacey
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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
~Tascha
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