Hi everyone, I'm new to the site.
On Monday 8th Oct 2012, I got severe lower left abdominal pain. I got an emergency appt on Tues morning, told by the doctor I had a urine infection. I was then sent for an ultrasound and the technician said I had an extremely large cyst on the left and another on the right. I was sent home after that being told I was having an emergency referral to the gynaecology.
Wednesday morning, I was absolutely crippled so I had to phone back up (after phone calls etc back and forth) I was told I had to make my way to gynaecology.
Thursday morning , I was sent for a CT scan. Sent home at 6pm. Lower abdominal pain gone by this point.
Friday lunch time, I got telephone call with results - I have a 30cm ovarian cyst on left ovary and a 10cm cyst on the right.
Monday 22nd Oct 2012, I had meeting with consultant re surgery - basically I'm having 1 open op to remove the 30cm cyst (and ovary) and they are going to inject the left cyst to reduce the size of it... then heal, then I need to freeze eggs (I have just turned 23) and being referred to the assisted conception ward. All going ok after that , then the 2nd op will go ahead to remove the right cyst.
Surgery is now booked for Tuesday 30th Oct. Tomorrow I am going for pre assessment.
Everything makes sense now -
My 1st smear test, I was told my cervix was at 10 o clock (cause by size of cyst pushing it over)
Pain during intercourse
Swelling of stomach (being asked when baby was due!)
Breakout of acne on face
Shortness of breath
I have been on microgynon pill, injection, implant now I am on cilest pill. I have regular periods (I just finished pill free week Mon-Mon but started bleeding on Saturday and due to start new pack tonight)
I am just slightly nervous about surgery and would like some advise.
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