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    Old 02-02-2015, 11:13 AM   #1
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    Help - my ovaries have disappeared!

    Hi,

    Hoping someone can help me.

    I have been having pain in my left ovary area for about 2 months. Seen a specialist who thought I had a cyst, so was referred for an urgent CA125 and urgent ultrasound inc. internal. CA125 came back normal, and no sign of infection anywhere.

    I had my u/s results today and now I'm scared!

    It said my uterus is a normal size, however my endometrium seems to be in two (not quite sure what that means?!) Also I have free fluid in my pelvis, and neither ovary could be seen, although no masses were detected.

    Can anyone shed any light on my situation? I've consulted Dr Google and it seems quite common for one ovary to hide, but not both? Help!

     
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    Old 02-04-2015, 07:02 AM   #2
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    Re: Help my ovaries have disappeared!

    Hopefully, your doctor will explain it all to you. I had an ovarian cyst and ended up being over-treated. I have learned so much since then.

    The ovaries are the size of almonds so are not always visible on u/s. It would seem if one could be hiding that both could.

    I had a little free fluid in my pelvis too and it was attributed to the cyst leaking. A cyst rupture could also explain free fluid. Ovarian cysts are common but, thankfully, most are benign.

    The endometrium being "in two" sounds like it could be a bicornuate uterus but your doctor should explain all this to you.

    Hope this all eases your mind a bit. Let us know what you find out.

     
    Old 02-04-2015, 08:52 AM   #3
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    Re: Help my ovaries have disappeared!

    Thank you for your reply.
    I have looked into a bicornate uterus, although this was undetected on an u/s a few years ago. I'm not sure why.

    As for a cyst I have all the symptoms, my lower left abdomen is very swollen and it's very noticeable. Is it possible that I could have a cyst that was missed on the scan? I'm fed up of being so ill, constantly lightheaded and in constant pain and discomfort. Even after going private it's still taking so long!

    Can I ask in what way you were over treated?

     
    Old 02-04-2015, 12:17 PM   #4
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    My sex organs (both ovaries, tubes, and uterus) were removed for a benign ovarian cyst. My surgeon should have removed just the cyst and stopped cutting when the frozen section came back benign.

    Since your ovaries were not visible, you could have an ovarian cyst that is also hidden. Your pain could be from a ruptured cyst. That can take awhile to subside. It seems it could also cause some swelling. If it caused an infection, it seems your white blood cell (WBC) count would indicate that. I assume they checked WBC since you said there was no sign of infection?

     
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    Re: Help my ovaries have disappeared!

    I've had the pain and swelling since the 15th December, so I'm doubting it's a ruptured cyst that's caused the pain, unfortunately!
    Had bloods, urine and swabs and all normal! Just wish it would go away!!

     
    Old 02-04-2015, 04:54 PM   #6
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    Re: Help my ovaries have disappeared!

    If my memory serves me right, a friend of mine had a ruptured cyst and had pain for at least 2 months.

     
    Old 02-05-2015, 05:07 AM   #7
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    Oh wow the poor thing! Did her pain increase? Mine started with a dull ache and is now a sharp pain

     
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    I don't recall if the pain increased or decreased. I just know it hung around for a long time and that her doctor prescribed antibiotics.

     
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