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please help worried!

I went to urgent care two nights ago bc of left sided pain that was radiating. The doc did a ultrasound and found a 3 cm complex paraovarian cyst. I've had simple cysts before but never complex and never paraovarian. She did a CA 125 but I won't get results til Monday. She said to follow up with a obgyn asap but I am waiting until I get the results. I am terrified of surgery and obviously cancer... from what I read online is that complex cysts usually always require surgery... I'm in my mid 20's and I have three kids. I always had regular periods until about january where I would bleed heavy for 2 weeks every 2-3 weeks. They did a ultrasound around feb and found a simple cyst but nothing else. From feb-april I lost 17 pounds then since april I've gained 35. I got the mirena put in 8 weeks ago to help regulate my periods. I am and have been for a while extremely emotional, sore boobs on and off dizzy spells and tired alll the time.... anyways, does anyone have any advice or similar stories? Please let me know! Thanks!!
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Found this...hope it helps...Paraovarian cysts are not actually ovarian, they are usually located along side the ovaries or on the fallopian tubes but they are often hard to distinguish from the ovarian cysts. If they are small and don’t cause any trouble, they are hard to notice, the only way to do so is with the transvaginal examination. They are often mistaken for ovarian cysts.
These cysts are not so common but do appear. They make 10% of all the masses in the adnexal region (ovaries and tubes). These cysts represent remnants of of the Wolfiaan duct that lies parallelly the upper third of the vagina, uterus, and fallopian tubes.
The cysts can grow to be very big and even extend to the upper abdomen. Their size and symptoms do not correspond to the hormonal cycle like other ovarian cysts do.
Paraovarian cysts may be troublesome because they can tear, bleed, rupture and become infected.
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I was told I had a complex ovarian cyst too but after a repeat ultrasound at the GYNs office, they said it was simple.  I had a CA-125 drawn and it came back normal.  The results usually come back in 2 days and I called to get the results as they didn't call me!!  Your weight gain sounds like it's due to the Mirena as it started when you got that right?
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Thanks for the info! I didn't get the mirena until about 8 weeks ago the weight gain started in april. I was hoping the mirena would help regulate me and help me be able to lose weight but I am literally hungry all day long lol and tired so I crave the worst stuff sugar and carbs to give me energy.
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i just wanted to ask you, no one has answered my question in another post but do you know if complex cysts go away on their own more often than not? i went to the gyno and he didnt say anything really other than that he wanted to do a follow up and if its not gone in six weeks schedule surgery. I was awaiting results of a CA 125 and the lab called and said they did a
CEA by mistake and to come back in for a new lab but my gyno canceled the order because he said those tests are ultimately too unreliable. I am just concerned about surgery... i really am afraid of it!
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It really depends on what type of complex cyst you have. If it is a hemorraghic cyst then these usually do go away on their own. If they don't cause ongoing pain or trouble, they will just watch even complex cysts.  The CA-125 is controversial if it is positive!  There have been surgeries done looking for cancer due to a high CA level and there was NOT cancer at all. If you do have to have surgery, it will most likely be laparascopic.  I have had my uterus out that way and my gallbladder.  It is not bad at all.  I had virtually no pain after either!!
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that is good to know! i guess i am more afraid of the getting put under factor... i am a control freak about myself (i rarely drink and only take narcotics when absolutely necessary because i hate feeling out of control of myself!) he said he didnt know what kind of cyst it was, my primary said that there were solid componants but my gyno said that it didnt say that in the report so he couldnt tell me for sure. i went in because of the pain, then about 30 minutes after my appt with my gyno i started to have extreme pain so i went back in but all they did was give me vicodin at the ER. That lasted for about 24 hours and the vicodin did nothing for the pain but now the terrible pain went away i just have discomfort again... i also wanted to say that i hadnt had a period in like 5 weeks and the day i had the terrible pain i started spotting and still am so i dont know if thats relevant!:) thank you for being helpful, i have posted like three threads on here and like 2 on another site and you are the only one who has responded!
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I am the same way about rarely drinking and not taking narcotics.  They gave me a Vicodin script for my cyst pain and I never filled it.  When they put me under for my hysterectomy last fall, the anestheologist said enjoy your nap and I was out in 2 seconds flat! :o)
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