Hi, I'm a 23 year old R.N. who was recently diagnosed with a 'septated ovarian cyst.'
My first symptom was my period was late - naturally I assumed I was pregnant and began taking urine tests - all coming back negative. After two weeks I began having abdominal cramping and attributed this to my period coming. The pain then became severe - localizing in my right lower abdomen. As an RN, I began to think it was my appendix or an ectopic pregnancy and took myself to the ER. After a CT and bloodwork, the doctor diagnosed me with a 3.5cm ovarian cyst, told me to go home and rest, take Vicodin and it would go away in 1-3 days.
I laid in bed all weekend with excruciating pain, nausea and constipation waiting for the cyst to rupture. I started noticing I was urinating frequently but not fully emptying my bladder, had had no bowel movement in 5 days, my hair started falling out in clumps and I just felt generally crappy. I then went to the local walk in clinic after three days and she sent me for a stat trans-vaginal ultrasound and labwork. The ultrasound showed the cyst but called it "septated" The Nurse Practitioner I saw said that this was more complex than a normal ovarian cyst and I needed to see a OB/GYN right away. She got me an appt. for the following day.
I went to the OB/GYN in a panic, wondering now if I was going to lose an ovary or worse. The OB/GYN was a younger male (mid- 30's, and I later found out he's been practicing for only 4yrs) - he walked in, said, "It ***** being a girl, doesn't it?" He said the cyst was small, and that he would start me on birth control and repeat the ultrasound in two weeks. He never examined me. Never asked me one question about symptoms and was rather rude. I asked him about the cyst being septated, and he said, "don't worry about that. I'll see you in two weeks."
So now, I'm sitting at home... I haven't been able to work in a week and a half. The pain is still horrible - even with a newly prescribed Percocet. I continue to have urinary frequency and constipation. My hair loss is getting a little better.
I guess my main question, is this normal? Should I get a second opinion? I have no idea what the "septated" thing means... In need of some serious advice as to what I should be doing...