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Mass on ovary

I went to the hospital yesterday thinking that one of the cysts I've had on my ovaries for sevaral years had popped because I had been feeling a lot of pain in my lower right abdomen. They did a vaginal ultra sound and found cysts on my right ovary (none of which had popped) and possibly a mass on my other ovary, The nurse said they couldn't tell if it was a mass or if it was my ovary...that doesn't make any sense to me, but I was reeling from 'a mass on your ovary' and I was on heavy painkillers so I didn't ask what that meant. I have an appointment with an obgyn on monday but I'm absolutely freaking out. I'm only 25 years old and I've never had children. I can't have cancer. I can't not ever be able to have kids.Someone please give me some good news here.
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first let me say...calm down..even if it is a "mass" its probably benign! do you have any symptoms besides pain? also let me tell you that alot of times they refer cysts as "mass" or even tumor...please dont freak... just go to your obgyn monday and have him/her do a transvaginal (if they dont have a copy from the one you just had at hospital)..also..maybe you can call the hospital and ask them if you can get a copy of the report yourself then come back on here and we will help you understand what it says. Let us know..  :-)
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She specifically said there was a mass on one ovary and cysts on the other so I don't think the 'mass' would be a cyst cause then wouldn't she just say cysts on both. I'm not sure what other symptoms I would have...A few months ago my period did this weird thing where it would stop after like a day or two then start up again for a couple more days. My flow has always been extremely light...to the point where I almost never soak a tampon. I have had some pain in my ovaries around the time I ovulate for the past several moths generally on the side the mass is on (left) My pms pain has changed from it used to be only lower back pain and moodiness to more stomach pain/cramps and moodiness.
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have you tried calling the hospital to ask what exactly the report says? did you give them the name of your obgyn? if so they will (or should) fax the report to him/her.  I would still call the hospital and see if you can get any info.  sounds like your periods are out of wack from the cysts..(typical for cysts) try not to stress too much..easier said than done...i know..trust me! ive been going nutty myself.
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I actually didn't have an obgyn before this and the hospital spoke to this dr and got her to agree to see me so I'd think they sent the scans to her. At any rate she will be doing another ultrasound and I'm planning to get copies of that report.
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hi, in general ovarian cancer have many symptoms such as abdominal bloating, decrease appetite, loss/gain weight, abdominal fullness, urinary problems like frequency, and urgency, general pelvic pain, back pain, so maybe you have something else, but if you have ovarian cancer it seems to be in early stage, if it is still only in the ovary they can only remove one ovary, so you can have children, and this stage is easy to treat. but I hope you do not have cancer.
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ok, new symptom, I spotted on Friday. I am 25 I've been getting my period since I was 9. I have never spotted in my entire life. Even when I was on birth control I never did.
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You sound like me!!  i have been bleeding for 3 weeks now!! started off spotting for about a week. since ive had this cyst/tumor my periods have been so wacked..not getting them for months ..like 4 then 8 months later..then after a year this! Im also now thinking im soooo stressed it may have contributed to this..not sure..just know im freaking too! did you stop spotting yet? when was your period due?
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Went to the Dr. today. The mass is 6cm, and the cyst is 4cm. The mass is on my right ovary and the cyst(s) (not sure about how many) on the left. So it sounds like that explains my pain. She wants to see me again in January to do another ultrasound and then decide if she wants to go in and remove it. She said the primary concern right now is my ovary becoming twisted and cutting off blood flow and to its self and dying, in which case I'd have to have surgery right away. I don't really understand that part, can anyone explain?
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if the cyst get big they can twist the ovary and thus cutting off the blood flow to the ovary and the ovary then stops functioning and dies..it would be an emergency surgery because it can be fatal to you as well. what did she say the mass looks like?  also is the cyst fluid only? maybe thats why she is waiting to see if your period resolves it. but if the mass is solid it wont go away on its own and youll need surgery.
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Please click on my profile, and read my stories if possible. Had problems with cysts for 6 months with many trips to ER for pain relief. On Tues Nov 17th, I went to ER again as pain was unbearable. Had another ultrasound and was told the cyst hadn't changed (supposedly 6cm simple cyst). I was kept in to try and get pain under control, but blood tests showed infection, and I had emergency laparotomy on November 20th. My right ovary was twisted three times and necrotic(black, dead and poisonous). My right fallopian tube was blocked and full of cysts, as was left ovary multicystic with numerous 5-6cm cysts. Only just got full biopsy results back today which I am told is stage 1a OVCA in right ovary, which was fully contained to ovary. I really hope this doesn't scare you, but I truly believe the only way they know whats going on, is from biopsy. Good luck with everything, and you will find this is the most helpful site in the whole entire world, with the most beautiful people.
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what I've been refering to as the mass is solid, not fluid filled. The cysts I believe are fluid filled. I'm wondering should I get a second opinion or would I be ok until the 18th when she does another ultrasound? I know it could get twisted and that'll land me back in the ER I'd assume with lots of unbearable pain so unless it gets to that point I'm trying not to worry.
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there is no fluit what so ever in it? well....if i were you i would call them and ask if they think it looks like it could be a dermoid. if they say it does look like it is then those are almost always benign...and that could wait to be removed.  
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