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Ovarian Cyst(7 Posts)
Looking for some reassurance/experience please
Yesterday I had an abdominal/urinary tract ultrasound as I've been having recurrent uti symptoms since they start of January. I was told all normal apart from a large cyst on my left ovary. I am now worrying so much as I've been having pains above my left hip bone & can feel a lump there (gp couldn't feel it though) hence the reason for the ultrasound (and potential kidney stones).I also had a miscarriage in February. It took until a few weeks ago for my hcg levels to go down.
I've been having these pains on my left side for quite a few months too, when I need a wee the pain increases I need to wee frequently and have lower backpain too, been feeling weak and tired, having sweating episodes and fluctuating temperature. But all my symptoms can be attributed to a uti. When I had the miscarriage I had a scan in the middle of February and it said that my ovaries are normal, so this must have occurred since then?!
I have to wait for the report to go to my Gp but am now petrified I have ovarian cancer/it will rupture/ will need an operation. I have also read they can go away on their own, but the pain is concerning me
Has anyone else experienced ovarian cyst? Could all my troubles be linked? Thank you xx
Please don’t worry- your scan has come back fine except the cyst and your symptoms can be attributed to that. Don’t overthink or wind yourself up about cancer because you’ve had a scan.
I’ve never had a cyst but both women I know who’ve had one have had them removed surgically because they were in agony. One woman I know had to take 5 or 6 different medications to deal with the pain and she’s well now she’s had it removed. I’m sorry you’re in pain but it’s not unusual with a cyst so please don’t worry too much !
Thank you for your reply! I'm not in agony it's just uncomfortable, I hope that doesn't happen to me
I've had two ovarian cysts, one on each ovary. My symptoms were mainly bloating but also discomfort and I had both removed after finding out about them. The op was straightforward, done via keyhole and I felt fine after 24 hours although a little tender and bloated from the gas they use to enable them to see clearly what they are working with. I would definitely get yours removed as they can cause a lot of discomfort and you shouldn't have to live with that. A short op and recovery time and you'll feel better - there's no need to live with it.
I had one discovered on an ultrasound to check where my coil was and had to go back for follow-up about 6 weeks later but it had gone so assumed to be part of my cycle which apparently is pretty common.
I have all the same. You normally get left three cycles to see if it has gone. Mine was the size of a blueberry. I have used a natural cure but im to scared to post.
Thank you for all your replies they are reassuring, sorry you had to go through this it is very painful. I got the report today and was told it's heamorrhagic and 5.7cm big, the nhs won't do anything at the moment. i have private insurance so my gp will try a gynaecologist referral, so hopefully they can do something, but they told me it's nothing to worry about. He said it explains the uti symptoms