I'm post op 2 pituitary surgeries and also had a bi-lateral adrenalectomy for cushings disease. So my pituitary gland doesn't work and I'm left with addison's diesase. To say that I'm hormonally challenged would be an understatement!! LOL
My gyno did female hormone bloodwork a while back and said that my progesterone was low but because I take growth hormone via injection everyday, taking the progesterone by pill was not an option. They interact. <shrug>
So fast forward . . . . my period is sparatic. For about 3 months it was right on que and for the last 3 months it was MIA. Last week finally had a light period (with lots of brownish stuff) and pain that required me to hold the bottom of my stomach every time I stood up from my recliner.
In the meantime my GI doc ordered a CT to check for a gastro problem I'm having and they found a "rather large cyst on one of my ovaries". So I called my gyno and spoke to the nurse. She acts like shes put out that I even called and goes into the spill about how CT's always find cysts on ovaries and it's probably nothing to worry about. So I tell her that I've been having other problems and should have already called but just have been putting it off until they told me what was seen on the CT. That didn't impress her at all, needless to say.
So now the GI doc has scheduled an upper endoscopy on the same day the nurse scheduled me to come in and see the gyno. Go figure . . . .
I called and left her another message and she has yet to call me back.
Anywho . . . . what should I think about the cyst along with my symptoms? Anytime I do any amout of walking I get a lot of pain in the lower abdominal area and just have to sit down for it to ease off. Could a cyst cause that?
I've tried to read up on cyst and find that there are many different types, too much for me to understand.
Thanks for any replies . . . .