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Board: Cancer: Cervical & Ovarian 02-12-2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,057
Posted By Twixt
Re: Complex ovarian cyst at 20years confused and scared!!!

Hey there,

Welcome to the board! I know how scary it is to be told you have an ovarian cyst. The good news is that chances are very, very good that the cyst is benign and nothing to be worried...
Board: Cancer: Cervical & Ovarian 02-12-2012, 03:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,553
Posted By Twixt
Re: Going Crazy Waiting for CT Results

Hi Sabrina,

It's totally normal to feel worried while waiting for test results (if it makes you feel any better, I've been hugely worried about what the results will be for an upcoming MRI that I...
Board: Cancer: Cervical & Ovarian 02-02-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,579
Posted By Twixt
Re: complex ovarian cyst

Hi all,

I just figured I'd post an update for anyone who's following this thread.

I've finally gotten my appointment for the MRI - it'll be in about a month.

So that's one worry gone - at...
Board: Cancer: Cervical & Ovarian 01-31-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 35,950
Posted By Twixt
Re: pelvic ultrasound - reading the results

Hi xtvd,

I'm not an expert, but I've been having various ovarian issues since early September, so I've gotten several ultrasounds and have read up a lot on the subject.

I can't answer all those...
Board: Cancer: Cervical & Ovarian 01-22-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,002
Posted By Twixt
Re: Worried I might have Ovarian cancer

Hi Evannah,

I'd suggest going to your family doctor - let them know your concerns and ask about getting imaging done to rule out any issues with your ovaries.

The good news is that chances are...
Board: Cancer: Cervical & Ovarian 01-15-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,610
Posted By Twixt
Re: How can I tell if stomach symptoms are pointing to GI problems or possibly OC?

Hi Leogurrrl,

I hope you've had a great weekend!

Yeah, the waiting has definitely been the hardest part for me - a lot of January has been a write-off for me. Things are getting better now, but...
Board: Cancer: Cervical & Ovarian 01-15-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,610
Posted By Twixt
Re: How can I tell if stomach symptoms are pointing to GI problems or possibly OC?

Hi Leogurrrl,

I hope you've had a great weekend!

In answer to your question about why the radiologist wants me to get an MRI instead of a CT scan, I'm not sure. They couldn't quite identify the...
Board: Cancer: Cervical & Ovarian 01-12-2012, 10:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,610
Posted By Twixt
Re: How can I tell if stomach symptoms are pointing to GI problems or possibly OC?

Thanks Leogurrrl! :)

Yeah, I'm trying not to get too worried while I wait for my MRI appointment. I still don't know when it'll be, but apparently it'll be a while (likely around 3 months or so)....
Board: Cancer: Cervical & Ovarian 01-12-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,610
Posted By Twixt
Re: How can I tell if stomach symptoms are pointing to GI problems or possibly OC?

Hi Leogurrrl,

I'm not an expert (but have done TONS of reading on the topic ever since my issues started - first with an ovarian cyst which has since resolved, and now with a persistent ovarian...
Board: Cancer: Cervical & Ovarian 01-12-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 19,930
Posted By Twixt
Re: 2.5 cm complex cyst on ovary - scared out of my mind

Hey there,

I also wanted to add that the majority of ovarian cysts are benign - even when they're larger or causing symptoms.

Of course it's perfectly normal to feel stressed about things (I...
Board: Cancer: Cervical & Ovarian 01-08-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,998
Posted By Twixt
Re: I'm scared! Please advise me!

Hi there,

I'm so sorry you've been having such a rough time!

I don't have any answers on the symptoms front, but I'd suggest changing doctors - it's really important to have a doctor who will...
Board: Cancer: Cervical & Ovarian 01-08-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 15,320
Posted By Twixt
Re: Ovarian Cyst & Gastrointestinal Issues

Hi 24kbear,

I'm not a professional, but I've done lots of internet research over the past few months while dealing with my ovarian issues.

Cysts can mimic many of the same symptoms as ovarian...
Board: Cancer: Cervical & Ovarian 01-08-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,579
Posted By Twixt
Re: complex ovarian cyst

So I still haven't heard back yet about when my MRI will be, and I'm getting more and more stressed about everything.

I keep going over and over how quickly my family doctor's office called me...
Board: Cancer: Cervical & Ovarian 01-07-2012, 11:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 44,721
Posted By Twixt
Re: Frightened - Complex Ovarian Cysts

Hi SG1000,

I hope all is well with you - did you end up getting surgery for your cysts? I know you mentioned in your original post that surgery and a biopsy were possibilities.

I'm also really...
Board: Cancer: Cervical & Ovarian 01-07-2012, 10:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 19,930
Posted By Twixt
Re: 2.5 cm complex cyst on ovary - scared out of my mind

Hi there,

I'm sorry you're having to go through this - the worry is by far the worst part, isn't it? Hopefully after your surgery you'll have all the answers you need.

In the meantime, the best...
Board: Cancer: Cervical & Ovarian 01-07-2012, 10:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,513
Posted By Twixt
Re: Update: 2 complex cysts: Resolved!

Also, if you post this update in your original thread, anyone who was following it will also get the update.

Happy New Year,

Twixt :)
Board: Cancer: Cervical & Ovarian 01-07-2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,513
Posted By Twixt
Re: Update: 2 complex cysts: Resolved!

Hi Penny,

That's great news! I would have responded sooner but only saw this now.

Did they decide to follow the dermoid cyst?

Anyway, I'm really glad to hear that the other cysts resolved...
Board: Cancer: Cervical & Ovarian 01-07-2012, 10:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,632
Posted By Twixt
Re: Ovarian Cancer? Swollen Abdomen

I'm so sorry you're having to go through this - I'm glad you were able to see a doctor recently, though. If there's anything going on, it's important to have it checked out as soon as possible. I...
Board: Cancer: Cervical & Ovarian 01-05-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,579
Posted By Twixt
Re: complex ovarian cyst

Just thought I'd send a quick update to this thread: well, it looks like whatever they saw is still there, and the radiologist wants me to get an MRI.

I'm not sure when that will be yet (my...
Board: Cancer: Cervical & Ovarian 11-19-2011, 08:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,579
Posted By Twixt
Re: complex ovarian cyst

Hi all,

I very recently had my 2-month followup U/S. The complex cyst that they were following seems to have resolved, but they found a new small mass that they can't identify. Apparently, it...
Board: Cancer: Cervical & Ovarian 10-26-2011, 05:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,166
Posted By Twixt
Re: two complex cysts - trying not to freak out!

Hi Penny,

As far as I know, complex cysts are cysts that are composed of both solid and fluid, so I imagine it makes sense for there to be internal echoes if sound waves from the ultrasound are...
Board: Cancer: Cervical & Ovarian 10-26-2011, 05:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,165
Posted By Twixt
Re: Complex Cyst - ANYONE with advice, please?

Hi Penny465,

Yeah, I think you're right - when I was looking through old posts, it looks like this forum was much more active a couple of years ago, and seems to be fairly inactive now. Which...
Board: Cancer: Cervical & Ovarian 10-25-2011, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,165
Posted By Twixt
Board: Celiac Disease 10-24-2011, 08:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,847
Posted By Twixt
Re: How long does my gluten challenge need to be?

Yeah, it kind of sucks that these tests aren't always accurate, eh? I should be hearing back soon about mine. I'm almost hoping for positive results, since at least then I'll have something concrete...
Board: Cancer: Cervical & Ovarian 10-24-2011, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,165
Posted By Twixt
Re: Complex Cyst - ANYONE with advice, please?

Hi jogirl423,

I'm not an expert, but from everything I've read, the majority of ovarian cysts (even complex ones) are benign. But I totally get the worry about having a complex cyst - I was hugely...
Board: Cancer: Cervical & Ovarian 10-24-2011, 02:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,579
Posted By Twixt
Re: complex ovarian cyst

Thanks! And I'll take a look at your post, too :)
Board: Celiac Disease 10-07-2011, 06:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,976
Posted By Twixt
Re: Really shocked by being so unwell!

Hi there,

Sorry to hear you're going through such a tough time, but glad to hear you're starting to feel better without gluten!

I've just been tested for celiac (am waiting for blood test...
Board: Autoimmune Disorders 10-04-2011, 07:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,344
Posted By Twixt
Re: Frustrated and don't know where to turn

Hi sunberry,

I'm not sure what those combinations of symptoms might be pointing to, but often seemingly unrelated symptoms can have connections to each other.

Have you tried seeing a...
Board: Bowel Disorders 10-02-2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 44,803
Posted By Twixt
Re: Chronic Diarrhea for 8 weeks? Help!

I'd also suggest maybe try drinking some Gatorade or some similar drink to keep you hydrated and replace electrolytes.
Board: Celiac Disease 10-01-2011, 12:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,847
Posted By Twixt
How long does my gluten challenge need to be?

Hi all,

I'm going to get the blood test soon to check for celiac. What I'm wondering is how long I need to be consuming gluten before the test?

I spent pretty much my whole life consuming...
Board: Cancer: Cervical & Ovarian 09-21-2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,266
Posted By Twixt
Re: Update

Sorry to hear you're going through so much pain - I hope they're able to figure out soon what's causing it, so the symptoms will resolve. Pain sucks.
Board: Cancer: Cervical & Ovarian 09-21-2011, 06:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,579
Posted By Twixt
Re: complex ovarian cyst

I'm thinking of doing some yoga to help with relaxation and stress relief.

Does anyone out there know if this is a bad idea? If I have two ovarian cysts, one of which is complex and is (possibly)...
Board: Cancer: Cervical & Ovarian 09-19-2011, 07:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,951
Posted By Twixt
Re: Scary News: Ovarian Cancer? Advise please...

Hi Rachel,

I haven't had anything biopsied, so I can't share any personal experiences (I just had two ovarian cysts discovered recently, one of which is complex, and they're going to check again...
Board: Cancer: Cervical & Ovarian 09-18-2011, 08:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,579
Posted By Twixt
Re: complex ovarian cyst

Yup, it was the ER that wanted me to go back in 2 months (ie: November) for a follow-up ultrasound. They gave me a copy of the notes from the bloodwork, X-ray, and Ultrasounds, to give to my family...
Board: Cancer: Cervical & Ovarian 09-17-2011, 05:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,579
Posted By Twixt
Re: complex ovarian cyst

Sorry for a repeat reply - I was working on the first reply to my original post to add some more info, and it seems to have ended up getting posted twice (I've now deleted this repeat reply of mine).
Board: Cancer: Cervical & Ovarian 09-17-2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,579
Posted By Twixt
Re: complex ovarian cyst

...anyone?

And I know, the worst thing to do is start looking things up online, but of course it's impossible to resist the urge. And this of course has me feeling more nervous, and I hate that I...
Board: Cancer: Cervical & Ovarian 09-16-2011, 07:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,579
Posted By Twixt
complex ovarian cyst

Hi all,

I'm brand new to this forum. I recently woke up with really bad abdominal pain, and shortly after I suddenly felt nauseous and threw up a few times. I started to feel better, but went to...
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