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ovarian Cysts?

Jan 07, 2017 1:18 PM

Any on else out there dealing with ovarian cyst issues?
Recently had an ultrasound and was diagnosed with a "complex mass" attached to my right ovary that's double the size of ovary. It's a combo of solids and liquids. They also found traced traces of loose fluids in my abdomen.
I have to go back in a month for follow up ultrasound and I'm scared.
Been dealing this this issue off and on for years, and it's always on my right side. I'm worried that I'll have to undergo surgery to get the cyst removed, or worse case scenario the ovary too.

Jan 16, 2017 6:18 AM

You should get checked for endometriosis if its not been mentioned. Do you get severe period pains and pain throughout the month?

Jan 30, 2017 12:04 PM

FolkMetalEvie, I'm just seeing your post trying to catch up on things I've missed. Endometreosis could be a possibility of some pain and cycle issues. I was dx with it in 1985 and have had it removed in 3 separate surgeries.

I had a very unusual & problematic experience with cysts. I developed my first known ovarian cyst in 2002 and then a second one by March 2003. They removed my ovaries that year because despite treatment the cysts kept growing. I'd had my uterus removed in 1995, after which I began having pelvic floor muscle spasms, very painful. In 2007 I began having worse spasms along with bowel & bladder function issues. I kept complaining but all the docs kept chalking it up to IBS and overactive bladder or cystitis. I had elevated inflammation markers in my bloodwork, but no one choose to investigate further. In July 2010 I went from my job to the emergency room. They identified a large pelvic mass. A month later a 10 cm paraovarian cyst was removed. It had adhered to my bladder, bowels and everything in between. Besides cleaning all the paraovarian cyst out they removed more endometreosis & scar tissue, repaired an umbilical hernia, removed my appendix, and caused a bladder hematoma, requiring a Urology surgeon to place stents in both ureters and put me on a foley cath bag for 2 months. Two days later I was intubated because I had a intestinal ileus and my bowels (which hadn't moved for 2 weeks) was backing up into my stomach. Fast forward 7 years and I'm no longer able to work due to all the crap I've gone through and more new diagnosed problems than I like to think about.

I'm not telling you this to scare you. Like I said, most women don't have this kind of scenario. It just makes me wonder, if my doctors had listened to me in 2007-2008 would I be so disabled, with so many additional & related problems? I now have pelvic floor dysfunction & pelvic congestion syndrome that both affect my whole bladder, bowel, & vascular systems. As scared as you may be of having surgery, in my opinion waiting and allowing cysts to grow could be even worse. But do yourself a favor and research your possible alternative treatments as well as your doctor's office case outcomes. Also, get a second & 3rd opinion if you doubt the doctor. I've always believed that when it's something you're suppose to do, you will have total peace with it, no doubts or fears. If there are doubts, fears, unanswered questions, wait. Sending you hugs, love, & prayers that you will have a good doctor who can help you with the least invasive treatment possible, and you'll not have cysts anymore! 🙂💕🙏🌸

Jan 30, 2017 12:41 PM

I had endometreosis and cysts size of oranges in my uterus. I can't remember now what kind of cysts now. I had a complete hysterectomy in 1998. I had one ovary removed in the late '80s because of an endometriosis cyst on it. My period just stopped when I was in my 30's. That was fine with me. But my doc didn't like it. I had to take birth control pills so I had one.

Jan 31, 2017 4:25 AM

Hi, I'm new here but I saw your post and just thought I gave a little comment, I agree with everyone else, it sounds like endometriosis, that's what I have, Im 29 years old and I found out 2 years ago when I went to get a pain check up of my back, they found in an MRI that I had 2 large cyst on my left ovary and I have history of ovarian cancer in my family, so when I heard of this they immediately told me I had to have surgery, they had to do a cut about as large as my hand on my lower abdomen to take out my ovary and when they where there they found out that I had endometriosis all over my 2 ovaries and my a little on my liver, my doctor was able to clean it off my other ovary and my liver but they did had to remove my left one, but thank God I had no cancer, I'm ok but I have to take birth control to have my endometriosis under control but now a couple weeks ago I was diagnosed with Lupus. Well if it's not one thing is another but we just have to keep fighting.

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