Hi there! I started having pelvic pain about 8 months ago. I went to my GP. She order ultrasound. Results were:
Right ovary: 5.74cm L x 3.31cm H x 4.30cm W, Volume: 42.80ml
Left ovary: 2.07cm L x 1.26cm H x 9.80mm W,
-A complex separated ovarian cyst was found on my right ovary: 5.0x3.7x3.1cm
She referred me to my gynecologist for follow up. The gyn insisted it was a cyst that would go away on its own. The pain just kept getting worse and worse. I couldn’t sleep, workout, could hardly eat due to feeling full and bloated, nausea/vomiting, acid reflux, and the list goes on. I started bleeding almost every day of the month, with maybe a break of 3-4 days before bleeding would start up again. The pain spread to my left side as well. Finally, the gyn scheduled surgery to remove the cyst. After surgery, she told me she drained the cyst but did not remove it or biopsy anything. But, she had also found a cyst on my left ovary, which explained the pain that had spread. She drained that as well. She told me all my symptoms should go away.
From the day of surgery, for four weeks straight, I continued to bleed heavily and then the pain started getting severe again. I called the office multiple time, and all they told me is there was no reason I should be in pain or bleeding every day, since she had drained the cysts.
Well, here I am four months later, and the pain is excruciating. It has spread to my upper legs, lower back, etc. My legs swell and my abdomen is so painful to the touch, that my kitten cannot even sleep on my stomach.
I went back to my GP, and she ordered another ultrasound. These are the results:
Right ovary: 6.24cm L x 4.28cm W x 2.97cm H, volume: 41.50ml
Left ovary: 3.79cm L x 1.75cm W x 2.24cm H, volume: 7.80ml
Right ovary has complex cystic lesion measuring 4.1cm x3.2cmx2.7cm, with single nodularity, septation, internal echoes & densities. It is noted this lesion seems to have been aspirated(so, I’m assuming this is from her draining this during surgery and it is the same lesion??). Left ovary has complex cyst measuring 1.8cmx1.2cmx0.9cm.
My GP advised me to see a new gynecologist as soon as possible. I’m in immense pain every day and simple daily tasks are becoming impossible. Does anyone have similar experiences? Getting cysts drained but nothing was biopsied and then having the symptoms come back almost immediately and worsen every week. I am still bleeding about 20-25 days a month. And I have contsant breast soreness, backaches, etc.
I do apologize this is so lengthy. I’m getting to a breaking point with this pain. And, I’m still trying to get my records transferred to the new gyno. And, it has taken a couple weeks for that :(.
Oh, and I’m a 35 year old momma of five kids, ages 4-10 :)