I was recently diagnosed with a 20cmX18cmX17cm cyst on my left ovary. I had been experiencing intermittent abdominal pain for awhile and finally went to my PCP one day to have her check. She felt that my ovary was double the normal size and suggested I get a sonogram. Since I have no insurance, I had to do that on my own and was told about the cyst. I have scheduled an appointment at the local county hospital but the earliest they can get to me is November.
I've started to notice that when I lay down on my bacl and run my hand over my stomach... there is an area that is extremely hard and swollen. I cannot comfortably lay on my stomach or side anymore, either. Is this just my cyst or something more sinister?
How can the doctor tell that your ovaries are enlarged prior to having a sonogram done?
If you are in pain, and discomfort, no hospital can refuse you treatment....please go to the emergency room, they will most likely do a CT Scan, take bloods, etc and have more of an idea of what is going on.
For those in England and Canada, I agree....LemonGirl is in Dallas, according to her profile. My suggestion stands, you cannot be denied treatment in an Emergency Room due to lack of insurance. No need to wait til November if you are in pain!!!
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