Ovarian Cysts-Should I go to ER?
Ok, I've got a question. On December 24, 2007, I went the ER b/c I was having pain in my back and legs. I thought it was a kidney infection. Come to find out that I had two cyst on my right ovary (6 and 7 cm) and 1 on my left ovary (3 cm). I have since followed up with my Gyn. He is planning on doing a follow-up ultrasound in March. I was told that if it happened again, go to the ER. That's what they always say.
Last night I was getting up off the couch and had a sudden, severe pain in my left side. I was up the entire night with it. I haven't slept yet. I am still in severe pain. Since I already have some pain medicine (from a back problem), I don't really want to go to the ER.
The only thing that worries me is that I threw up once early this morning and was running a mild fever. The fever has since disappeared, maybe due to Tylenol.
If I go to the ER, I feel like I just need to tell them that I want the cysts removed (surgically). These cysts have been lingering around since my partial hysterectomy in Jan. of '05. I had it b/c I had Stage 1B cervical cancer. I have also had Stage 1 skin cancer (melanoma).
Due to my "cancer history", I worry about ovarian cancer. My aunt and grandmother died of it.
Anyway, should I just go ahead and have my ovaries taken out? I really do not want to go through menopause right now. I'm just 31.
I cannot take hormones b/c of my increased risk of breast cancer. My mom, both grandmothers, and two aunts have had it. My mother had it around my age. Noone in my family had died from it, Thank God!
I just hate going to the ER. I HATE it! I know they will do a CT scan and say, "You have ovarian cysts". This I already know for sure.
Is this something I should push my doctor to fix surgically, or should I try and wait it out?