Aa
Aa
A
A
A
Close
372552 tn?1199163489

went to the ER

so today i went to the ER after ive been having pressure on my left ribs and this morning you could barely even see my left ribs, like there was fluid around them or something. so i finally went to the ER, they did a blood test-not CA125, but just normal blood test, everything looked fine.  i had an ultrasound and they didnt see anything they also did a trasvaginal ultrasound, she didnt see any cysts or tumors but she couldnt find my right ovary? she said it was behing the uterus or something. im still really concerned bc all of my symptoms resemble ovarian cancer, did this happen to anyone else?
15 Responses
Avatar universal
Sorry to hear you are having such a tough time.  If they couldn't find your ovary on either ultrasound, I would be concerned about something other than your uterus covering it.  It could be fine but definitely worth checking again.  I have heard of ovaries not being seen both when nothing was wrong and when there was a tumor covering it.  I have heard many benign cysts get large and can cover the ovaries.  My tumor was 6cm and showed well on all scans prior to surgery so I can't relate personally.  But, you know your body and if you feel something is wrong, trust it!!!  I hope you get answers soon.  
372552 tn?1199163489
yea, i def. know something is not right in my body, yea thats true, she didnt say if she could find it with the regular ultrasound but i know she couldnt with the transvaginal.  i just would have thought my blood wouldnt be normal. it just really worried me about my ribs, there is so much pressure on them and it hurts so bad. im still in so much pain :(
178345 tn?1242536246
what did they diagnose you with when leaving the hospital? I would defintely look further..The blood work wouldve showed an infection but I believe a ca-125 blood test would show an ovarian problem like endometriosis..or ovarian cancer. You should still look further because pain is a sign that something is not right. Good luck and keep us posted.
372552 tn?1199163489
yea i have another ultrasound on the 18th so ill see if they can find my other ovary, i def. want to get a ca-125 test but the ER couldnt do that, and im also going to get a laporscopy. so i hope i will find out more, bc i cant keep feeling like this. they said they also think i should get a colonoscopy and some other GI tests, but they didnt diagnose me with anything they want me to follow up with my family doctor tomorrow.
167426 tn?1254086235
My daughters ovary with the cancer tumor attached dropped back of the uterus. It was found when the Dr did a good high pelvic, as Leslee said, almost took her off the table.  you might ask for a MRI  this shows layers and can usually spot any abnormality.  the fluid around the rib case is puzzling though, did they do a "thump" test on your chest, listen through a stethoscope back and front of your chest area?  did they check you for pleurisy, this causes pain, difficult breating because of fluid in the rib cage.  Get some attention on this, any time there is swelling around the lungs it means you need treatment.
372552 tn?1199163489
so that happend to your daughter? no they didnt do an MRI just ultrasound. yea my dr listened to my rib cage but they didnt check for pleurisy. but i do have difficult breathing, especially at night. yea my left rib is just so painful!  
167426 tn?1254086235
Leslee had debulking surgery 5 days later at Mayo , was level 3 OVCA, is doing ok now on chemo and surviving. The lung issue is what I would worry about in addition to the inability of not seeing the ovary. With fluid on your lungs you would be a poor risk for any surgery right now. Coughing? do you have to sit up at night to breath? Get a chest x-ray taken. You might just have to take some anti biotics till it clears up.
372552 tn?1199163489
yea i have been coughing a lot, i also have asthma too so that makes it worse. im glad to hear she is doing better! could they see her ovary during the ultrasound?
372552 tn?1199163489
it really just scared me bc my gma had breast cancer and my mom died from colon cancer at 44.
167426 tn?1254086235
that is why they did the MRI, CA125 and TVUS and the pelvic. she had been complaing for 4 1/2 months and finally went for a second opinion and then things really took off, Stupid GYN  kept telling her it was Acid reflux, or IBS  and told her not to worry  , it wasn't cancer.  Leslee is also an asthmatic and uses a nebulizer and a breathing machine when she has trouble.
372552 tn?1199163489
yea they diagnosed me with IBS too and ive also been having problems with acid reflux. yea i have been having pains for over a year!
167426 tn?1254086235
Go to a GYN  and get your records from the ER and take them with you. Take someone with you. Get those lungs cleared up and get some answers. with your history you do need to get very proactive about what is going on .
167426 tn?1254086235
Hope I helped you  a little   it is late here and I need to go to bed. Will check online tomorrow.  good Luck and good Night
372552 tn?1199163489
thank you so much!!! you've helped a lot! :)
take care
372552 tn?1199163489
i guess they found the right ovary with just the normal ultrasound bc it says pelvic and transvaginal ultrasound were performed. the uterus was 8 x 5.4 x 4.3 cm. the endometrial strip is 1.2 cm in thickness. and the right ovary is 3.4 x 3.4 cm and the left ovary is 4.1 x 2.4 cm. small amount of free fluid is identified in the pelvis. small follicular cysts are identified in both ovaries.
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Ovarian Cancer Community

Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Learn how to spot the warning signs of this “silent killer.”
Diet and digestion have more to do with cancer prevention than you may realize
For people with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), the COVID-19 pandemic can be particularly challenging.
A list of national and international resources and hotlines to help connect you to needed health and medical services.
Here’s how your baby’s growing in your body each week.
These common ADD/ADHD myths could already be hurting your child