I was diagnosed with a 3.5cm functional cyst right ovary in July 2010....in June 2011 after an US and CT the cyst had grown to 4.7cm unilocular lumen in nature which Is favored for Benign ovarian neoplasm... I had another US Friday and that showed a now 7cm cyst. My doc said to wait two months to repeat US.she feels it is benign but cant say for sure.: I have been on bc pills for 7 months and o still get pms symptoms like swollen achey breasts, mood swings, mild lower back pain, achey ovaries and bloating. I am so scared. I am 35 with no family Hx of ovarian cancer.... Anyone have a similar story with a happy ending?
Uterus: The uterus measures 10.29 cm (superior-inferior) x 6.29 cm
(transverse) x 4.7 cm (anterior-posterior). Endometrium: Normal. It
measures 0.4 cm (anterior-posterior). Myometrium: Normal. Cervix: Normal.
Right Ovary: The right ovary was not well seen.
Right Adnexa: Cyst identified. The cyst measures 7.19 cm (superior-inferior)
x 5.5 cm (transverse) x 5.2 cm (anterior-posterior). Difficult to determine
if two adjacent cysts or single cyst with a septation.
Left Ovary: The left ovary measures 3.6 cm (superior-inferior) x 2.5 cm
(transverse) x 2.4 cm (anterior-posterior). The left ovary was not well
Left Adnexa: No abnormality demonstrated at the left adnexa.
Impression: A previously described right adnexal cyst, which measured 4.7 x
4.5 cm on CT of 7-14-11, is now measuring 7.2 x 5 cm. The cyst is
predominantly echolucent with minimal internal echoes. An ovarian cystadenoma
I AM SO SCARED RIGHT NOW.......ANYONE OUT THERE.....CAN ANYONE SAY THEY HAD THIS OR SIMILAR....I WOULD APPRECIATE ANY FEEDBACK PLEASE.
I had a hysterectomy recently and had a 3 cm cyst on my ovary that my surgeon popped and drained.
Given the fact that your cyst is growing to a large size, they may want to do a very minimally-invasive laproscopic surgery to get a good look at yours and drain it, or biopsy if they were to find anything that looked suspicious (this is unlikely). Ovarian cystadenomas are benign tumors - if it turns out this is the 7 cm cyst, they would likely remove it.
Having laproscopic surgery for this type of issue has a very easy recovery with little chance of complication.
Try to relax, and know that your doctors will treat you as you need to be treated. It never happens fast enough when you're in the middle of getting tested and treated for this type of issue though, does it?
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Hi twohands and THANK YOU for responding, I was getting sad at the lack of responses.
Yes, it is always difficult and scary when you are the patient with a growing cyst, or any type of ovarian cyst. I have an appointment this afternoon for a second opinion.
My gyn called me yesterday, I emailed her a bunch of questions and since I was not available when she called back, her message was to relax, that she is very comfortable foolowing my cyst conservatively and repeating an US in two months, she repeated the fact that she was comfortable just keeping an eye on it....... its 7cm, at what point do we just give up and take it out....
I really do ope it is benign, however, as long as it is in there I will fear it and panic....I dont want to lose my ovary to this....I still want another child, I just turned 36 yesterday, not a good time to be dealing with any of this.
Again, thank you for reading and responding and most importanly, sharing your story with me......
You brougt me comfort.
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Well my laproscopic procedure is in two weeks. I have another US scheduled a week before to see if the cyst has shrunk, I have been getting pain over the last few weeks so I am not sure what that means? Is it getting bigger, is it slowly dissolving causing pain????
i just found out that i have a 14cm cyst and need to have surgery here in the next few weeks. i was curious to see how this ended up... how was the surgery?? are you in pain? did they do it laparoscopically? i hope you are doing well...
the cyst is on my right ovary. apparently my left ovary and uterus look fine. i haven't really had any symptoms other than one heavier-than-normal period and spotting. i have pain in my right hip only when pressure is applied (like if i am laying on my side). he did not tell me what type of cyst it is. he did not give me very much information at all... he referred me to a different dr. because he no longer does surgery since he is getting ready to retire. i go in on tuesday to meet with a new doc. i just want this thing out of me!! :/
Last edited by hugeworrywart; 05-20-2012 at 09:12 AM.
I know the feeling, my ultrasound is in less than an hour and my pre-op tomorrow morning.....procedure friday. I will let you know how all turn out, especially Friday procedure. I am so nervous!!!!!! I want this thing out too.....as soon as possible!!!!
Please let me know how your appointment turns out tomorrow......
Best of Luck and stay positive
Here is the report of yesterdays ultrasound, I guess it is a good thing I am scheduled for my laprascopic surgery this Friday, why do I feel like my right ovary is a complete mess??
Indication: Follow-up scan. Previous scan: 23-Mar-2012. Right ovarian
cyst = 7.2 x 5.0 cm. (This measurement includes the adjacent smaller cyst)
Scan Quality: Satisfactory. Mode: Transabdominal.
Uterus: Normal size and shape. The uterus measures 9.2 cm
(superior-inferior) x 6.1 cm (transverse) x 5.4 cm (anterior-posterior) and
is anteverted. Endometrium: Thin. It measures 0.3 cm (anterior-posterior).
Myometrium: Heterogeneous. Cervix: Normal.
Right Ovary: The right ovary measures 6.4 cm (superior-inferior) x 4.5 cm
(transverse) x 4.5 cm (anterior-posterior). Thin walled cyst. The cyst
measures 6.0 cm (superior-inferior) x 4.5 cm (transverse) x 5.1 cm
Right Adnexa: An adjacent smaller, simple cyst is again noted. It measures
2.2 x 1.7 x 1.0 cm, and appears to be seperate from the larger cyst; located
in the tube region.
Left Ovary: The left ovary measures 2.1 cm (superior-inferior) x 1.8 cm
(transverse) x 1.1 cm (anterior-posterior). The left ovary was not well
Left Adnexa: No abnormality demonstrated at the left adnexa.
Right Tube: Normal.
Left Tube: Normal.
Cul-de-Sac: Small amount of echolucent fluid.
Size: Right ovarian cyst
SI: 6.4 cm T: 5.1 cm AP: 4.5 cm Volume: 76.8 cc
Impression: No signficant change in a large right ovarian cystic lesion and an
adjacent smaller cyst (these were measured together on the prior study,
accounting for the differences in measurements).
just got back from seeing the new doctor -- he told me that the cyst is "concerning" because it is larger than 8cm and it contains "debris", otherwise known as septations (i think). he said it could be a number of things: one of them being that the cyst itself is cancerous. i almost passed out when he told me this. i am only 26 and losing an ovary is scary enough... i don't know what i will do if i am told it is indeed cancer. he said that because of where the cyst is, he would not be able to do it laparoscopically. he would need to make an incision near the pubic bone (laparotomy) similar to a C-section. i hope i get some good news in the weeks to come. i am meeting with yet another dr. on thursday and hope that he makes me feel a little better...
Oh ladies, I hope you both turn out well and with benign cysts.
Mine is a simple fluid filled cyst and will be out on Friday...hugeworrywart, the MD said it could be a number of things, not necessarily cancer and this is rare, stay positive and know that you are not alone in this.....many of us suffer with cysts and even the ones that look suspicious for cancer, when taken out and biopsied turn out to be benign....
this is what makes me so scared-- that most people on here with complex cysts with septations say that their cysts are MUCH smaller than mine. mine is 14 CENTIMETERS. it is complex (the dr. said it contains "debris") and there are obvious septations. i am seriously in another zone right now. i cannot focus on anything... food repulses me... i just want this nightmare to end. i go to yet another doctor tomorrow. i will fill ya'll in.
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Hugeworrywart - you are right mine is not that big but still worrisome to me and I have a thick uterus so that's causing a problem as well. I am with you I am having melt downs. I worried and I cannot eat which is not good because I am a type II diabetic. for some reason I am thinking my cyst is probably because my sugars have been out of wack for a few months now.
fill me in on what your dr tells you tomorrow. Do you have a list of questions? I have my questions ready for my gyn dr who I have been waiting for a call back now for 2 days. I guess No news is good news?
so i just got back from a 3rd doctor! he said that even though my cyst is indeed larger (larger than a grapefruit) as well as complex with septations, he is very confident that this is not cancer. he said because of my age, and the fact that i do not have a family history of the disease, that it is a benign cyst. he put me on a low dose birth control (cryselle 28) and scheduled an ultrasound for june 20th. at that time, if the cyst shrank, then that's awesome! if it did not shrink, or if it got larger, then i will be scheduled for a laparotomy. he thinks that if this does not get smaller as a result of birth control, then it is more than likely a dermoid cyst (the nasty kind with skin, teeth, and hair--EWW). but i would take a nasty tooth-filled cyst over cancer any day! i was going to share my ultrasound results as well (this may make you all feel a little better)
UTERUS: THE UTERUS MEASURES 6.5 x 4.2 x 4.8 cm. ENDOMETRIAL THICKNESS MEASURES 9 TO 10 mm. NO DISCRETE MASS.
RIGHT OVARY/ADNEXA: THERE IS A LARGE CYSTIC STRUCTURE WITHIN THE RIGHT ADNEXA WHICH MEASURES 14.6 x 10.5 x 13.1 cm. THERE IS INTERNAL SEPTATIONS AND DEBRIS. NO NORMAL RIGHT OVARY IDENTIFIED.
LEFT OVARY/ADNEXA: THE OVARY MEASURES 3.1 x 2.3 x 2.5 cm. NO ADNEXAL MASS.
PERITONEUM: SMALL VOLUME OF FREE FLUID
LARGE COMPLEX CYSTIC STRUCTURE WITHIN THE RIGHT ADNEXA LIKELY OF OVARIAN ORIGIN. DIFFERENTIAL CONSIDERATIONS INCLUDE BOTH BENIGN AND MALIGNANT ETIOLOGIES, AND SURGICAL CONSULTATION IS RECOMMENDED.
to me, that sounds like cancer, but i am definitely trusting a doctor's opinion versus what i read online! i know it is natural to assume the worst, but just have comfort in knowing that the truth is that the disease is so very rare
Hugeworrywart - I am so happy for you that your dr gave you some great hopes. FINALLY my doctor called me and she apologized for not getting to me back sooner but there was a personal emergency (whatever lol) But she said if it was something serious of course another dr would have called and not the nurse like they did to me on Monday. she said my results are NOT bad news and based on the same thing your dr told me, age, history and blah blah blah it is NOT cancerous. She said it is the hemorganic or endemoris sorry I cannot spell them. and the fluid appears to be blood and these are bengin. the funny thing is that I have been doing a lot of research via the internet (started to look at Medical journals) and personal stories of my family and friends that once she told me it appears to be hem/end I was relieved!! There was one website that actually show a flow chart of what dr use when a study comes back. And when I saw my situation I was relieved.
she wants me to have another u/s in 6 weeks and see if it shrunk. She feels this will go away on it's own.
I also started taking some primrose oil and complexed vit b100 which all help with cyst and the female body.
Please keep me posted. thanks
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yet some more bad news...i had blood work done because the dr. put me on a low dose birth control. turns out i have a blood-clotting disease called "factor 5 leiden." basically i cannot take birth control because, along with the blood disorder, it is basically a recipe for a blood clot. great....
so the dr. took me off birth control. since there is no way to "shrink" the cyst, he said to schedule surgery. i really trust him, but unfortunately... he is apparently going on a long vacation, and wants someone else to perform the surgery. ugh...
i called a local gyn/onc to schedule an appt. they said i must be referred. my doc referred me but before the doc sees me, i must have a ct scan and more blood work done which is scheduled for friday, june 8th.
i am just freaking out. i want this huge, complex, septated cyst OUT OF ME, for good! i want to focus on the future in a good way...not in a way that gives me awful anxiety. i can't help but think this monster is malignant. i know i am young (26) and healthy... but i still can't help but wonder. i wouldn't wish this upon my worst enemy