Pelvic pain - having a scan

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TJJones1972 Sat 14-Sep-19 15:39:51

Hello. I am having two scans on Tuesday for pelvic pain that could be cysts or the other c. I'm in a lot of pain at the moment and quite terrified about what they may find. I just wondered if anyone has been in a similar situation? I don't know what to think as I'm fairly old for all this! (46)

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mummagirl Sat 14-Sep-19 15:52:51

Same here although I haven't got a date for the scan yet.
Thankfully I got a bit teary when the nurse was taking my blood. She said she'd been through this too and it was a large fibroid.
And that I was her 8th blood test for same that morning (it was midday).
She really put my mind at ease but like you I'd love to hear from others.
I'm 49.

TJJones1972 Sat 14-Sep-19 16:03:28

I hope they sort your scan quickly. Mine has taken about two and half weeks. Hopefully it's something they can sort fairly easily for both of us!

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VivLevi Sat 14-Sep-19 19:20:36

Could be lots of things polyps fibroids cysts etc
Also bowel issues can cause pelvic pain
Awaiting similar tests myself
Also in perimenopause you can get lots of fluctuating hormone levels and pelvic pain can be result
Try not to worry hard I know
I have to see GP Monday and despite trying to distract myself been feeling angsty all day.

bollocksitshappenedagain Wed 18-Sep-19 18:05:37

I have also been referred for one of these. I have had change in bowel habits, bloating, some shortness of breath and a dull ache down by my right hip bone.

I am really stressing there is something serious although I was told a 6-8 week wait for nhs scan so I imagine if they thought it maybe more serious they would have fast tracked it.

Luckily I have private healthcare through work so can get it done next week.

Any words of advice......

Robs20 Wed 18-Sep-19 18:07:53

I had a couple of these scans recently. I had 3 cysts. They were quite large and monitored in case they needed removing. I also had a blood test (think it is CA125 but I might be confused with something else) to check it was nothing sinister.
Good luck, hope all ok.

Nat6999 Wed 18-Sep-19 18:10:57

I had to have a scan after collapsing with pelvic pain, it came back clear, I was referred to a gynaecologist & underwent a laparoscopy where he found endometriosis & an ovarian cyst. I had to have another laparoscopy to remove the endo, cyst & both my tubes as I had only consented to him having a look.

bollocksitshappenedagain Wed 18-Sep-19 18:17:17

@Robs20

Thank you for replying. Hopefully it's nothing major. Gp said threshold for referral for this was quite low.

I have a lot of issues going on at the moment and am probably quite stressed about it all don't know whether that is some of the cause.

I also am wondering if it is food intolerance - my daughter has an intolerance and since I cut that same product out I have seen an improvement. I keep swinging from I'm fine to I'm panicking! Not helped by the fact I'm going through a divorce and need to remortgage in my sole name in 2 months so if is anything major I am buggered!

bollocksitshappenedagain Wed 18-Sep-19 18:18:16

Improvement in the bloating that is!

bollocksitshappenedagain Wed 18-Sep-19 18:40:26

When I was bloated I also felt a small lump bear hipbone but haven't felt that since.....

IceniSky Fri 20-Sep-19 16:16:37

I have a scan on Thursday for very bad pain over left ovary. I can always feel it thtobbing but last week pain awful and going down leg. Have bad lower back pain too. And I started spotted last night, and now I feel like I might be starting my period early.

I'm panicking. My nan had uterine cancer (died 20 years later of asbestos lung cancer). I'm 41.

GP could feel something when she did the internal very low down near hip / public bone.

IceniSky Fri 20-Sep-19 16:16:52

Pubic!

Toomanycats99 Fri 20-Sep-19 16:37:35

@IceniSky

Hope your scan goes ok - mine is on Tuesday so only a few days - I don't think could wait 6-8 weeks.

IceniSky Sat 21-Sep-19 07:40:40

@Toomanycats99 how are you feeling about it?

I start to relax then something happens such as mid cycle bleeding or pain that sends me panicking. Had a bad night last night, very painful and felt sick with it.

Toomanycats99 Sat 21-Sep-19 07:46:46

@IceniSky

I swing back and forth. My nhs referral would have been 6-8 weeks (I have private healthcare through work) and gp said referral threshold for this area was very low so I keep telling myself that if they really thought it was anything I guess I would have been put on the faster referral track.

I definitely have something going on! But maybe it's just diet related. Went I went first time with bloating I had a load of blood tests and they were all clear. Just waiting for stool sample results back.

Toomanycats99 Sat 21-Sep-19 07:50:14

I even wonder if some is anxiety and stress related. My sister has serious mental health and self harm issues at the moment so I am running around sorting stuff out there as my parents are struggling to cope with it all.

I'm in the midst of a divorce and buying my ex out of the house so taking on a whacking great mortgage by myself in my late forties with all the what if I lose my job stuff that brings up.

IceniSky Sat 21-Sep-19 07:59:27

I've gone private too. There is definitely something on my left side, but I've had left side discomfort for years, had external ultrasound 4 years ago and nothing. It has now gotten significantly worse. The thing that scares me is my grandmothers uterine cancer. I'm starting to think I want the whole area whipped out! They discovered hers while operating for endo, and just took everything out. My mother also had everything taken out following endo.

Is your pain low down? I have IBS which is also very painful and brought on by stress, but higher up. Sounds like a tough time.

Toomanycats99 Sat 21-Sep-19 08:11:09

It's more of an ache than a sharp pain and it's by my hipbone.

I just feel I don't fee right! Which was what I said to the doctor! They all seem really minor things when you say them individually so felt like I was making a fuss.

I can see why you are worried with the family history. My mum has breast cancer and I knew she had something else a long time ago which I thought was an ovarian cyst which had me worried but I spoke to her yesterday and it was a super size fibroid!

Hopefully we both get good news this week.

kingfisher90 Mon 23-Sep-19 05:21:04

I’m going to join you both if that’s ok. I’ve an ultra sound Wednesday. My swab last week came back clear, but I’m still mid cycle bleeding, with horrid back pain and a deep throb near left ovary. It’s my 2nd mid cycle bleed, the first was very light for 5 days, this has been heavy. perimenopause was mentioned ( and actually for a day or 2 I was convinced that’s what it was as I’ve pretty much got all the listed symptoms) but I’m obviously quite worried as the pain these last few days has been constant, and I only finished a heavy period 2 weeks ago.

IceniSky Mon 23-Sep-19 09:04:36

Hi @kingfisher90, I thought I had mid cycle bleeding but came on a week early. My pain is very bad though and I can feel something on my left side. Feel worried too! Convinced I'll be unlucky.

How old are you?

kingfisher90 Mon 23-Sep-19 09:45:05

I’m 45.
I’m really worried this time, as it’s such a heavy loss.

IceniSky Mon 23-Sep-19 09:50:03

My SIL had similar in her 30s, and it wasnt anything serious. She had to have a womb microwaved?

It's worrying though isn't it.

kingfisher90 Mon 23-Sep-19 18:16:39

Because I don’t know what it is, I’m wearing pads. This afternoon in work. I literally had to dart to the loo twice.
My period was aug 26th to 31st and I started bleeding again Sept 16th.

Janjango Mon 23-Sep-19 21:06:32

Can I join in?
I had a ultrasound on Saturday, it showed up an enlarged right ovary with a 2cm complex cyst on it. My left ovary is 5.5cc and the right is 39cc.
He wanted to do an transvaginal scan, but i wouldnt let him as I had my period and the bleeding was heavy. I just felt uncomfortable.
He sent report to my doctor saying it was mildly suspicious and I will need an urgent tv scan when im finished menstruating.
I'm worried.

IceniSky Mon 23-Sep-19 22:05:41

Could it be connected to being on your period or cyst? Can you book your next scan in?

I think ill still be on too, but think I may just have the internal if they allow it.

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