Hi - I have had severe right hand side abdomenal pain for around 9 months. My GP initially suspected IBS as I have had this in the past but this has not been relieved by IBS treatments/diet changes etc.,. As I have a strong family history of breast and ovarian cancer (Maternal grandmother and mother, both deceased) I requested a trans vaginal scan and was also given an external pelvic scan.
The pelvic scan showed no issues but the trans vaginal revealed a right side ovarian cyst, which my GP felt was most likely functional. I am on Depo Provera contraceptive jab and have not had a period in many years so this seemed odd to me!! I am now seeing a private gynaecologist who arranged another scan - he didn't seem to consider functional cysts an option either. The sonographer couldn't see a right side cyst but saw one on the left this time, which she thought was probably, you guessed it, functional ... seriously confusing. My consultant has arranged a laparoscopy for 2 weeks time as he considers the scans to be a poor diagnostic tool and he wants a look!
So - functional - likely or no? And what else might be causing this pain? I didn't get a chance to go over this with my consultant - I know I need to do that but I'd appreciate any feedback you can offer before I get to see him again. I also have a low blood count but my CA125 test was fine.
Thanks for reading - Riona