You have come to the right place and are going to the right place. We would have recommended you to go a gyn/onc. They are the most trained in this area and it is a good thing they will be doing your surgery. This doesn't mean you have cancer. Remember that over 95% of all cysts are benign. There is some very good information on types of cysts and their symptoms on the health pages (top right).
Have they given you anything for pain? Don't be afraid to ask. There is always going to be worry involved but the waiting will be the most frustrating part. You will feel so much better when this has been taken care of. I had surgery June 6 for my cysts and feel better than I have for years now. Good luck and please keep us posted.
I couldn't agree more. Seems as though you are doing everything right, and are in good hands..I hope the time passes quickly for you . Please let us know how everything is going.
Take care, Sandy
the above ladies are so right ... one other thing i would like to add is if u had any fertility/ovulation enhancing drugs such as clomid, they put u at a higher risk for
PCOS ... i think the concern here is that some are larger than what is typically seen
with PCOS and need to be further evaluated ... also it appears u may have had endo before and some of the "cystic" structures can be mixed in with the endo ... also u are
at higher risk for ovarian cysts due to ttc and likely not using any birth control .. sad but true that bc pills reduce our incidence of these diseases
finally .. when u talk to the gyn onc and IF he recommends surgery ... ask about fertility sparing surgery as opposed to TAH/BSO (also know as a radical hysterectomy)
the health topics above are great and heres one i use all the time to research my own condition ... wish me luck my post op is supposed to be monday if IKE doesnt come thru
i pray u get what u want :)
Thanks for your comments, I really appreciate it. I'm glad you're doing well since your surgery and feel great! How many cysts did you have and what were the size(s) if you don't mind sharing? What type of surgery did you have and how long was the hospital stay?
Thank you for your well wishes and I will definitely keep you all posted!
I had 3 cysts, the largest one was the size of an avacado--(why do they use fruit to descripe them)? I'd prefer a baseball, frankly.... lol
My hyst/ooph was in early April. I have several other medical factors, fat, HBP, Diabetes. None of my cysts were cancerous, and they were fully removed via open surgery, along with all of my female organs. (I am 46, and beyond bearing children).
I recovered quickly and well for the most part, but I am still getting stronger. It seems this surgery sort of zaps energy. It's amazing the things I used to do compared to what I can do today. So I'm 4 mos-almost 5 months post-op, and still taking it a bit easy on the social life, and traveling for work. Mostly, I just go to work, come home and raise my kids. It's all I can do right now, but I'm "OK" with it.
I don't have cancer (what a scare)! I have found compassionate people on these boards, who will pray for you, encourage you and give you the support we need during these times.
I hope my experience helps you understand that although it may be painful now, it will get better with pro-active attention!
Keep us posted,
Sorry so late responding to you (had to get back to an assignment at work when I started making my responses) but I wanted to thank you for your response as well as answer some of the questions you asked. I did take clomid (because I was dx with pcos)about 5 years ago for about 6 cycles, but not since then. I was told that I could have some endo issues at the er the other night but never before then. You're right I've never been on bcp either and didn't know they helped prevent cysts. Thanks for reminding me to ask about fertility sparing surgery as me and my husband definitely want to have children still. Thank you so much for your insight and I will keep you posted. I hope your post op goes very well and please keep me posted on it.
Thank you so much for sharing your comments too. I'm glad to know that your surgery went well and that you're better. I'm glad to hear none of your cysts were cancerous!I don't know why they compare it to fruit and I heard that from others before I found out that I had any...lol it is too funny. Thanks again for sharing your experience and it was helpful..I'll keep you posted on my appt.
Since ovarian cysts may not cause symptoms, they are usually found during a routine pelvic exam. During this exam, your doctor is able to feel the swelling of the cyst on your ovary. Once a cyst is found, the doctor may perform an ultrasound, which uses sound waves to create images of the body. With an ultrasound, the doctor can see how the cyst is shaped; its size and location; and whether it’s fluid-filled, solid, or mixed. A pregnancy test is also done. Hormone levels (such as LH, FSH, estradiol, and testosterone) may also be checked. Your doctor may want to do other tests as well.
To find out if the cyst might be cancerous, your doctor may do a blood test to measure a substance in the blood called CA-125. The amount of this protein is higher if a woman has ovarian cancer. However, some ovarian cancers do not make enough CA-125 to be detected by the test. There are also non-cancerous diseases that increase the levels of CA-125, like uterine fibroids and endometriosis. These non-cancerous causes of increased CA-125 are more common in women under 35, while ovarian cancer is very uncommon in this age group. For this reason, the CA-125 test is recommended mostly for women over age 35, who are at high risk for the disease and have a cyst that is partially solid.
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Hi all I am going through same thing went for ultra sound due to haveing a lot of pain on left side and periods been all over the place and ultrasound picked up that I had a solid cyst and a lot of fluid in abdomen plus utrine fibroids just today had a ca125 test done but so so worried has anyone else had similar experiences please let me know am going out of my mind here