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connection to osteoma?

Hi, Everybody,
I've been waiting for my second opinoin, regarding a persistent ovarian cyst.  My gyn wanted to watch and wait, the gyn/onc recommended a Total Hysterectomy.  I also have Protein C deficiency, a blood clotting disorder, for which I take Coumadin.
Now, I've had another issue arise, which is that I passed out last weekend.  Blacked out, and fell down, after dinner and a few drinks.  (yes, thought alcohol might be the culprit, but never 'fainted' like this before) Anyway, I went into the Dr., who ordered a CT brain scan.  While this showed no hemorrhage, or other problems with my brain, it did show that the lump I discovered on my head is what they're calling an 'osteoma'.  Looking this up, it states, 'benign bone tumor'. The report said they should follow up with a nuclear medicine bone scan, if this isn't a long-standing growth. (I only discovered it after I fell, so don't think it's long-standing.) So, now, tomorrow I'm going for the bone scan.  Dr. states she doesn't think it's related to the cyst, since 'there's no indication the cysts are malignant'. However, the scan is to rule out cancer, or infection, so I'm really freaking out!!
Has anyone heard of others with ovarian cysts developing bone tumors on the skull??
I know I'll have to wait for the results, but youguys are so knowledgable, I thought I'd see if anyone had any experience with this.  I'm so tired of doctors!
Nina
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My gosh, as if you did not have enough to worry about already!   I have not read of a connection, other than the fact that some types of cysts as well as conditions like endometriosis are believed to be a type of immune disorder, which I suppose could be interpreted to mean that other disfunctions could occur anywhere in the body.   Do you  have any idea how long you've had a "knot" in your head?
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not sure how long it's been there, but didn't feel it when i dyed my hair two weeks ago.  Noticed it after I passed out last weekend, so as far as i know it's that new.  
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Have you hit your head recently?  I mean, prior to your fall?
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no,and the bump is not tender, or sore, either.  It's just a hard, bony lump, around 2 cm, behind my ear.  it's been about 8 days since i noticed it, and it hasn't gotten any smaller, like you'd expect with a bump to the head.  
i had to pick up the ct scan films, to take with me for the bone scan, and it looks pretty strange to see my brain, but also to notice this large, round bump in the outline of my skull
i'm just hoping there is some sort of benign condition to explain it.....
if the ovarian cyst is cancer, and not just a hemoraghic cyst, couldn't it have mestastisized (spelling?) and would that maybe present like a tumor on my skull?
i'm trying not to say this outloud, or too often, mostlytrying to convince myself it will all be fine (positive thinking, my gramma says) but
i have finally lost all pretense of calm, and just feel my stomach twisting in knots.....
btw, i'm glad your procedure went well, mickeyvicki.  
nina
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No, that is not likely at all.  Ovca tends to spread in a very set pattern, from the ovary through the abdomen to the liver, and possibly on through the diaphram to the lungs.  

Even a mild bump to the head can cause a hard swelling to form.  I still have one that I got as a teen  from a bump on my head; well, actually it was a darn good thump in a boating incident, but you get the idea.
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What ever happened to the osteoma diagnosed on your skull?  I think I have one above my eye in the hair.  I had an x-ray. ct scan, and a bone scan.  I am waiting for the results.
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