Hi, I am new here. After researching the internet for a week, I came across this site. you all seem to be very enocouraging and offer good advice.
I was recently diagnosed with a 2.7cm complex cyst on my right ovary. The ultrasound report defines it as having internal septations and echoes. There was also a small amount of free fluid in the cul de sac. Being an xray tech myself (before I had children), I know this isn't good. I am scared out of my mind. My regular dr has referred me to a gynecologist and I am still waiting for the referral to go through. I initially went to the dr because I was/am having lower left abd pain along with back and shoulder. I never expected to hear I have a cyst of this nature on the OPPOSITE side. I am 35 and have three young children. This is also the first time I am dealing with any ovary issues. If anybody with similiar experience or words of enocouragment, PLEASE share. I feel so alone right now and can't sleep or concentrate.
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what happened? Did you get any information? I have the same thing, a septated cyst with small amount of fluid in the cul de sac, I did hear that is normal, or maybe the cyst is leaking fluid one or that other.
hi...I am actually still waiting to see the gyno. My appt isn't until oct 15th so I have many weeks of worry. My anxiety has calmed down a good bit about it though. I am hoping they will do a repeat ultrasound and tell me what the next step is. I refuse to wait 6 months to see if it changes or grows. I want it out now. What has your dr told you? I wasn't able to get many answers from my regular dr. She basically just said you have a cyst and need to see a specialist. Mine has echoes in it which means there is solid stuff in there so we will see what happens. Keep me updated with yours as well.
I am actually going to see the gyno on the 15th as well. I asked a doctor online and he said that "the cul-de-sac is the space inside the abdomen just behind the cervix, and it's common to have some fluid there. If there is any leaking of the fluid from an ovarian cyst, that's where we tend to see the fluid. Usually when fluid leaks from an ovarian cyst, the woman will experience some pelvic pain. So it there has been no pain, the fluid is more likely just the normal fluid often found in the abdomen."
Why did you go to the doctor? was it pain?
For me it was a prolonged period and I had an ultrasound which found not only a septated cyst of 1.6 cm but also a thickened endometrial stripe measuring 1.2 cm with heterogenous echotexture.
I'm also nervous and scared and at this point will not want to just wait. I would rather they biopsy or take everything out to be honest. I know they probably won't do that, but that way the worry goes away. I am 41 btw
I originally went to my dr because I was having ovary pain and back/shoulder pain. Odd thing is all my pain and discomfort is on the opposite side of this cyst thing. Mine is slightly larger than yours at 2.7 cm. By the time I finally get in to see the gyno, it will have been about 6 weeks since my initial ultrasound. That should be plenty of time to see if the stupid thing has grown. All of my research points to cancer but I also read that they don't do anything until they reach like 5cm. I myself can't wait around for that thing to grow that big. It is scary. I have three small kids that need me and worrying about this is taking a toll on me. My periods have pretty regular and have always been heavy w/clotting but now I am wondering if the clotting has something to do with this cyst. I am not really sure what the significance of the endrometial stripe is. I think sometimes it can be thickened when you are about to start your period.
well I guess we can both come back after October 15th and see what the doctor said. I just want that darn thing out. I don't want to be worrying about it for 6 months to see if it grew. I don't want to have to worry about it since my aunt had ovarian cancer and my other aunt had uterine cancer. They both recovered fully but I don't want to have to worry about that stuff. Why can't they just remove it?
that's what I said too...why can't they just remove it. I am going to tell the dr that I want it out regardless and if he says no than I am going to get a second opinion. It is our bodies and I think we should have a say so in what we feel should be done. we are a military family so getting in for appts has always been a drawn out process. I am hoping I don't have to play the waiting game with this. I will definitly update you next week. My appt is in the morning so I should know something by afternoon.
I just came back from the doctor. She said that cysts are normal each month and gave me a pelvic exam. She said everything felt normal. She gave me birth control pills and also drew blood for that CA 125 blood test.
I will go back on November 2nd to get a second ultrasound and a uterine biopsy. I guess I will know more after the ultrasound and biopsy
I too just got back from dr. He did an ultrasound in the office and the complex lesion is GONE!!!! He is pretty certain it was a hemoragic cyst and what they intially saw as solid components was a clot inside. I do however have two new cyst on the other side but he said those look completely normal/benign and follicle cyst. At this point there is nothing further that needs be done. He did tell me that every woman gets cyst on their ovaries as they are a normal part of cycles and ovulation. I am so thankful this thing is behind me. these last 6 weeks have been horrible. Power of Prayer.....is all I am going to say! Sounds like you too got some good news noey718. Definitly follow up and get that next ultrasound please let me know how it goes.