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 10:12 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....