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Can someone talk to me about Ovarian Cycsts and Ovarian Cancer please? I am sending myself a little insane and tying not to google!
Basically, I have been told I have, very likely, got an ovarian cyst. The doc felt something of a good size on Friday (I currently look about 5 months pg) and I have to go for a scan to confirm on Monday.
Usually, as I understand it, most cysts are pretty harmless and usually painless; sometimes need intervention, sometimes not.
This one has been causing me a lot of pain, making walking difficult, even lying down I was in tears yesterday. Thankfully it eased off a bit today and I could move around although it is back in quite a full on way tonight (not as bad as last night though), I suspect this is partly because we had tickets to blommin Ice Age thing and I had told the dc so I went anyway....
Anyway, the next part of the equation is that my mother had ovarian cancer, she is all clear now although had a hysterectomy and lost both ovaries, she was under 40 and had had it for some time. As I understand it I have a 1 in 40 chance of suffering O.C. before the age of 70, given the family history.
So, what are the chances that this is just a run of the mill cyst that will go down on its own and this is just a temporary blip? Like I said I am trying not to Google but I really want an idea of what the likely outcomes are here! Can anyone talk some sense into me? I am torn between head in the sand, carry on as normal and quivering behind the sofa!
I'm back to work tomorrow after having a second cyst and one ovary removed last week - I googled myself stupid and am now rather embarrassed about the whole thing! Chances are you'll be absolutely fine but I do understand how worried you are - keep us posted.
I am glad you are back to work boden (I assume this means you are a lot better?) Why do you feel embarrassed? Is it because it is not such a big thing or something else (if you don't mind me asking)?
As I have said I am trying not to google, I know I will just panic and get over the top if I do - but having said that I also feel I need to be informed when I go to the docs. My mother was fobbed off for years being told there was nothing wrong with her so I am worried I will have to fight my corner IYSWIM.
Well, that was more than a little disappointing - but in a good way
Turns out the appointment was not for a scan but for a chat with the person who could make me an appointment for a scan IYSWIM... So, no scan yet but a consultation with a more knowledgeable doc who said that they will do a scan etc but that he thinks it is highly likely just to be a run of the mill cyst that may require removing but almost certainly won't be anything more sinister.
So, more waiting, more painkillers but I am feeling more relaxed about it (of course that may have been his aim - to relax me rather than tell me the truth - but I am going to practise my ostrich manoeuvre and ignore that possibility)