Mar 25, 2011
I am beyond frustrated and decided to keep a journal on here in hopes of receiving feedback/support. I am 26 years old and was recently diagnosed with a "4.8cm complex ovarian cyst" on my right ovary. I have been experiencing pain in the pelvic region for 10 years now. Every time I go to the doctor, they tell me I have small fluid filled ovarian cysts that are nothing to worry about. Over the last year, I have been to the ER 4 times with unbearable pain on my right side. Every time, they tell me it was probably just a cyst that popped and send me home.
4 weeks ago, I was at the ER/Urgent Care again. I waited 4 days of excrutiating pain before I went in. I also had a high fever, vomiting, diahria, no appetite and frequent urges to urinate. They did not have an ultra sound machine there and did not want to do another CT (I've had 2 CT's in the last year). They wanted to send me in an ambulance to the ER for an ultra sound. I told them I would just wait because I had an U/S scheduled for later that week. I finally got my U/S results this week (this is when my doc found the complex cyst). The notes on the US stated to have a follow up US in 6 weeks. My doc decided to send a "semi-urgent" request for me to see an ObGyn. It is going to take 3 months for me to be seen by her.
What am I supposed to do in the meantime?! I am in constant pain (4 on a scale of 10) with the times around ovulation reaching an 8 or 9. My doctor won't give me any pain meds and Tylonol/Advil don't do anything!!
I get so frustrated that when I'm alone I just start crying....what else can I do?!? I'm starting to feel like a hypochondriac! Is the pain just all in my head?!? I'm embarrassed to seek help for the pain because everyone makes me feel like I'm overreacting!
I feel like giving up!