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Ovarian cysts

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chuckieegg2008 Thu 29-Nov-12 19:46:48

Ive been having a dull achey pain on my right hand side (in line with my belly button), its been like this for a week and i have an aching back and legs. I feel tired and nauseous. I went to the doctor who said it might have a cyst on my ovary. Im so scared my mum was diagnosed with ovarian cancer 10 years ago and i know i have an increased risk as it is in my family. Ive been to the doctor for blood tests for a range of things diabetes, kidney and i told him my mum had ovarian cancer and he said the blood would be tested for cancer.

I just feel like im in a world of my own, i dont want to talk to anyone im been a right bitch to my oh and people in work are pissing my off. I dont want to talk to anyone face to face as im gonna feel so stupid when i start crying about it when i dont even know if i have a cyst

sad

MadeInChinaBaby Thu 29-Nov-12 20:14:28

I'm sorry you're going through this. sad It must be extra worrying if it's in the family.

At least you're being tested now, so you'll know what you're dealing with. Try not to think the worst. Easy to say, I know... This is the worst part right now- waiting.

I had a huge ovarian cyst when I was 22. They operated successfully, and found that, like with most cysts, it was benign (it was something really disgusting called a dermoid cyst - don't google it if you're eating!). The surgery was tough but I felt SO much better afterwards. I'd been feeling really drained for months, but once I'd healed from the operation I felt like my old self again.

Don't feel bad about how you're being with your OH. It's a stressful time. Be easy on yourself.

thanks

MadeInChinaBaby Thu 29-Nov-12 20:15:50

One other thought, re-reading your post - could you be pregnant? In my experience, cysts and early pregnancy feel very similar.

chuckieegg2008 Thu 29-Nov-12 20:17:35

thank you
no im not pregnant GP did a test

xChantellex Thu 29-Nov-12 20:17:38

do you know anything about PCOS and clomid treatment? I am currently taking the treatment and am in need of advice.. x

ilovemy2babies Thu 29-Nov-12 21:00:12

Oh sweetie I'm sorry your going through this but try not to worry (I know it's easier said than done). I don't have much advice to give as I've not been through this and I know that th waiting to find out is gonna be hard.

Stay strong hun x

chuckieegg2008 Thu 29-Nov-12 21:31:19

Thanks ilovemy2babies I feel so silly like I'm completely over reacting I'm trying so hard to be strong and not think about it but I just keep thinking about all the symptoms and I have them sad

fledtoscotland Fri 30-Nov-12 13:00:52

I have multiple ovarian cysts - not pcos apparently because they are called chocolate cysts where my ovary bleeds a little every time I ovulate. I had a 9cm benign dermoid cyst removed in 2007 along with my left ovary and Fallopian tube. My symptoms include pain during sex, horrendously painful periods, pain when ovulating. I also have endometriosis which gives me heavy periods.

From what my gynae has said, most ovarian cysts are harmless and benign. Try not to worry unnecessarily. If your GP was concerned it was something sinister you would have already been referred to a specialist

chuckieegg2008 Fri 30-Nov-12 19:35:03

I am trying my hardest not to worry buts it's so difficult with the pain I'm in. I feel so tired and drained, I've not slept properly for over a week as I've been in pain at night and needing to wee all the time. I'm exhausted in work at the end of my shift. I'm sorry to go on about it and I know I should stop worrying but I can't sad

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