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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!

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KingCanuteIAm Sat 04-Jul-09 22:00:17

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.... hmm

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!

RumourOfAHurricane Sat 04-Jul-09 22:24:07

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Blondeshavemorefun Sun 05-Jul-09 09:22:10

aww king

< blondes gives a very unlike MN ((HUG))>

i cant answer your question, but hope good news on monday xxxxx

bella21 Sun 05-Jul-09 11:25:52

Don't know where you are today but if you are googling I am going to kick your ass good and proper, young lady.

Okay? grin

KingCanuteIAm Sun 05-Jul-09 12:00:11

Thanks for your replies everyone, sorry I suddenly came over all shattered and sloped off to bed!

Shiney I will check out that thread thank you.

Singingbear, I am a little confused, why are you sorry about sharing your story? I appreciate you sharing your experience very much. Is it something from the other thread? I have not seen it yet.

Thank you for the hug blondes smile

Bella, no googling, I am thinking of disabling it grin

BodenGroupie Sun 05-Jul-09 21:47:13

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.

KingCanuteIAm Sun 05-Jul-09 21:52:10

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.

bella21 Mon 06-Jul-09 08:46:16

Best of luck today, honey - thinking of you x

bella21 Mon 06-Jul-09 08:47:09

And when you get back, haul your sorry ass back on here and let us know how you got on, okay?


Blondeshavemorefun Mon 06-Jul-09 09:53:21

hope scan went well today

thinking of you xxxx

KingCanuteIAm Mon 06-Jul-09 11:54:53

Well, that was more than a little disappointing - but in a good way hmm

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) grin

KingCanuteIAm Mon 06-Jul-09 11:55:33

Thank you everyone btw, I really appreciate your support xx

bella21 Mon 06-Jul-09 12:00:21

He was telling you the truth, not placating you! They can't tell you lies anymore or they get their asses sued.

Am popping a healthy eating plan in the post for you - lay off the bacon double cheesebugers for a bit and the 'cyst' will go. grin

KingCanuteIAm Mon 06-Jul-09 12:03:28

<<<<<<big fat raspberry>>>>>>


bella21 Mon 06-Jul-09 12:04:18

Back off tubby! grin

KingCanuteIAm Mon 06-Jul-09 12:06:48

Hah, I may be tubby, but you're meeeaannnnn. At least I can be all slim and wonderful again with major surgery stomach staples a diet, you will always be a big meany [pout]


bella21 Mon 06-Jul-09 12:09:17

<passes KC a hankie>

There, there. Dry your chubby little cheeks. shock

KingCanuteIAm Mon 06-Jul-09 12:15:32

See, now we are back to Rasperries... grin

Blondeshavemorefun Mon 06-Jul-09 13:27:21

the way i see it, if they were worried they would be wheeling your arse into the scan machine NOW

so i think the vid (very important dick doctor) was telling you the truth

so when do you have a date for scan?

KingCanuteIAm Mon 06-Jul-09 16:10:57

<hollow laugh> next year? The one after that? We shall see! The VID said it should be this week (which is actually fast enough to have me a little teensy bit worried <adopts ostritch pose>

BodenGroupie Mon 06-Jul-09 16:30:15

KingC - I meant embarrassed because I'd built it into something bigger (mentally, not physically) than it actually was because I always notice the worst case Google results!

I feel absolutely fine - quite relieved to be back at work after two weeks of sunbathing wink

KingCanuteIAm Mon 06-Jul-09 16:35:26

Well that is good to hear - at least I know I am not alone with over-reacting! What follow up are they doing with you Boden?

BodenGroupie Mon 06-Jul-09 21:27:22

Check up in six weeks - they sent the ovary off for analysis (lucky postman). I had endometrial ablation at the same time so it will be interesting to see if that sorts out the heavy bleeding.

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