Welcome to the site. Just to let you know, 99% of ovarian cysts are BENIGN. Ovarian cysts mimic ovca symptoms. Other symptoms include lower back pain and GI problems such as acid reflux, heart burn, constipation and diarria(sp). You are in my thoughts and prayers. Godspeed
Thank you Tascha. I don't have the lower back pain, constipation, or diarrah symptoms. And my symptoms are off and on...sometimes I will feel good for a month, then be sick for 1-2 weeks. Is extreme weight loss common with Ovarian Cancer along with early satiety, stomach bloating, and nausea?
Do my cysts as described above from my TV and Pelvic Ultrasound report sound like OVCA? My gyne said to cross ovarian cancer off my list that she is sure I do not have it based upon the ultrasound report and exam she did, but I just wanted to hear what you or others thought about this.
Your cysts could also cause bloating and nausea. When the cysts grow, they push things out of the way. It could be pressing on your stomach, thus causing the nausea. Are you seeing a gyn or a gyn/onc? Gyn/onc are more experienced in the field of ovarian disturbances. I would strongly suggest a 2nd opinion. If not for peace of mind, then to confirm what the first dr says. Fluid filled cysts can grow quite large. Also, If the cyst is pressing on your stomach and intestines, it could explain the weight loss. Still, I would again suggest a 2nd opinion from a gyn/onc.
Ovarian cancer cannot be "crossed" off until it is biopsied.
I would definately go for a second opinion; and I agree with Gatsby; an ob/oncologist would be your best bet. Just as well get things done right the first time.
Hang in there and keep pushing until you get your questions, and fears, addressed.
Yes, I wholeheartedly share the advice of Tascha and Dian - get a second opinion. Statistically speaking, you just have annoying benign cysts, but it eases the mind and protects your health to have another professional take a look anyway.
Has your doctor recommended any hormonal treatments like bcp's, or something more drastic like Lupron, to help with the repeat cyst problem? Those might not be an option for you - it depends on your tolerance and opinions - but some women have been helped by medications.
Thanks for all your responses. I appreciate it very much! Yes, I was just seeing a gynecologist, so I am going to schedule an appointment with an ob/oncologist. My gyne just told me to get another follow up ultrasound and go from there. She didn't mention birth control pills or anything else at this point.