Hi! Last year I had a feeling something wasn't right with my reproductive system (periods were still regular, and still felt ovulation, but I just felt 'off') and was having pain in my abdomen, ovary area, legs, lower back, bloating and occasional constipation. I went to my regular doctor and she ordered an U/S which revealed a cyst. My maternal aunt passed away from ovarian cancer when she was 65 and my mother despite good CA125 tests had her ovaries and tubes removed due to recurrent cysts as a precaution at age 62. She wanted to keep an eye on it and the next month it was gone. This was March/April of last year.
In May/June 2013 I had red blood during ovulation (I've occasionally had some brown spotting in the past, but never like that). And bled off and on for basically a month. That tapered off and then I would get some spotting (brown and red) mid cycle and sometimes after sex or exercise. Didn't really think too much of it, but mentioned it to my doc when I went back for my pap in July. She didn't seem concerned, and pap was normal.
We moved states in July to our dream home, but since about August I've been feeling so "BLAH" for lack of a better word. I thought maybe I was having some issue adjusting to the move and just had a case of the blues, but I was exercising every day and eating right... outside all the time playing with my kids... but I was and still am exhausted. Finally in November the pain in my abdomen was too much and I had to stop running. I went to a new general practitioner in December and had another US. They called me same day to tell me I had a cyst (2.9) on my left ovary and they wanted to refer me to a GYN. I just went last Wednesday and turns out that I have a cyst on each ovary (GYN wasn't too concerned by those) AND I have an enlarged uterus and a "polyp like obstruction" in my uterus that is about a third the size of my uterus. My GYN wants to do a polypectomy, so at this point I am waiting to hear back from them to schedule. She said most polyps are more common in perimenopause or menopausal women, and are almost always benign which is encouraging.
I am only 34, but my GYN seemed concerned despite the encouragings stats because I have infertility due to Advanced Maternal Age, diagnosed at 26. (I have two kids through adoption) So I have never had a pregnancy, got my period fairly early on my 12th birthday, and have a history of high estrodial numbers (at least I did back when I was going through infertility diagnosis). She said it was interesting that this growth (which was not evident apparently on the ultrasound I had last April) would coincide with me starting to get cysts. She said it makes sense because overgrowth of uterine tissue is caused by an influx of estrogen. I mean it all makes sense to me, but not sure if I should be concerned these cells could be cancerous. I know there is nothing to do at this point but wait for the surgery and results of the pathology, but I am driving myself crazy trying to prepare myself for worst case scenario. I would love to hear some thoughts, experiences from some ladies that have had a similar situation. Is my uterus enlarged (she said it is enlarged like a woman 3-4 months pregnant) because of the polyp? I finally exercised for the first time in 2 months the day before my appointment last week and started bleeding and had a lot of clear discharge. I have been extra tired this last month or so and have been bleeding with sex almost every time, and have had a lot of discomfort and pain in my abdomen, thighs, hips and lower back. Overall I just feel like poo! Hoping all this is caused by the polyp and once it's removed I'll feel like myself again??? Thanks for your thoughts ladies!