14 cm mass on right ovary

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Hi!  I recently found out I have a 14cm mass on my right ovary.  Just looking for advice and other people to talk to.  My hubby is great and very supportive, but....

I am 50 years old and my GYN told me I would have to have surgery - which doesn't bother me too much, just the waiting.  I don't see my oncologist until April 2nd, and I don't wait well.  My imagination seems to be getting the better of me the longer I have to wait.    I was wondering have surgery has gone for others.  Will it be like c-section (I've had 2)?  Thanks for being here! 

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    Hi 

    I read that & thought I wrote it

    I'm exactly the same apart from the 'not too bothered about surgery' bit! 

    I've had one of the worst months of my life but am feeling much calmer now, so glad I joined this group as I've realised I'm not alone.

    Do you know what sort of mass it is? I have 3 Dermoid cysts which need removing & like you I'm not the most patient patient! I've not had my surgery yet but all my tests came back ok & I'm going in next month, my consultant said it would be like a c-section scar though 

    Hope this helps,

    Do you think they'd call you back quicker if they were concerned!? 

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      Amber444 can I ask did you have a transvaginal ultra sound to determine for sure that they were dermoid cysts? That's how they found mine, 2cm right ovary. My Dr and two cancer specialist reviewed my scans and all three said dermoid. I'm just worried, can they be wrong?

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      The MRI report and my doc call it a complex mass that is multi septated.  

      My sister and I have been talking about the wait and feel like its a catch 22, I want to get it over with sooner, but if they call and change my appointment to a closer date than something has to be wrong!  So I just try to distract myself and keep waiting.  This past week has been the worst, I'm also a "college student" and it was spring break last week, so my biggest distraction wan't there.

      Thanks for replying - its nice to know there are other people who have been or are going through this!

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      Mine were picked up though an MRI for something else then I had another scan to check the right area, I had a vaginal ultrasound after that to check round everything! Lovely! 

      I really don't think they'd have all got it wrong, the waiting is the worst part & like you I'm keeping myself very busy which is helping , but it did take me a few weeks to get my head around it all , I've found this site very useful for advice & support...it's good to talk! x

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    Hi i had 10x8cm cyst on right ovary I am 54 years old I had also been bleeding for months on end its worrying because imagination runs wild over the cyst I had c section hysterectomy 8 weeks ago and feel great now surgery was straightforward and recovery was all about taking it easy good luck andvtey not to worry too much these cysts are so common but very worrying xx
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    Hi,

    i had a 8x10 dermoid cyst which I had removed 7 weeks ago.  They removed both ovaries at the same time (I’d already had my womb removed) and had stents put in my ureters as the cyst was so close. I waited about 8 months for surgery, which they did through a vertical cut - pubic bone to bellybutton.  

    I have recovered really well and went back to work last week.  I have a sedentary job and am on a phased return but it is going well.  I had some hiccups whilst in hospital which set me back a bit but you wouldn’t know it now.  My scar has healed really well, I haven’t taken any sort of pain relief for about 3 weeks and had a letter through on Friday telling me all the biopsies they sent off were clear.

    Onwards abs upwards now!!

    Good luck with everything xx

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      I'm glad to hear everything came back clear!  I have had 2 c-sections, so the surgery itself doesn't bother me, just what they will find when they get in there.  

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      Thank you, 

      with the benefit of scans (mri) and ultrasounds along with blood tests they usually have a pretty good idea of what is going on in there before hand.  If they had any concerns I am sure they would operate sooner rather than later.  

      Like others have said, try and see the waiting as a positive.  It means they feel sure there is nothing to worry about. 

      It is also good that you are not too concerned about the operation.  At 54 I thoughts it would take me a lot longer to recover so have been pleasantly surprised.

      try not to worry too much. Xx

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    I know exactly how you feel Alice61829, I just found out this week I have a 2cm cyst in my right ovary and a large fibroid cyst in my uterus which had been causing me to bleed for about a month non stop. I have been stuck to my computer since I found out researching as much as I can. Did you have a transvaginal ultra sound? That is how they found mine, two cancer specialists reviews my scans and said it looked like he a dermoid cyst. Did they tell you anything about the cyst? I'm waiting on blood tests to come back, but my Dr said she will remove my ovary and tube as well as the fibroid. At 47 almost 48 I'm fine with that. Just know that there are so many woman out there in the same situation and that waiting is the hardest part. I'm taking xanax every night since I found out to help me sleep. Everyone keeps telling me it's going to be ok, but until I have that pathology test result I will not be able to rest. I found solice here at this site while talking with so many woman going through the same thing. In my family alone, including my mom, there are 4 woman who had cysts removed from there ovary and all are fine today. Just remember most ovarian cysts are not cancerous. I hope this helps the ease your mind.

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      I started out with a traditional ultrasound, the same day they also did a transvaginal ultrasound (it was the first one for me).  A couple of weeks later I had an MRI with and without contrast.  My CA 125 test came back elevated, it was 80.  My doc said that is high, but below the cutoff they go by for cancer, but I have read where some women have a CA 125 lower than mine and still have cancer.  First thing doc told me was I didn't have endometrial cancer.  He said the lining of my uterus is right where it should be.  I have also had trouble sleeping, but not taking anything.  Luckily I don't have to get up and go to work - I am currently in college and hubby told me if I wanted to go to school I should focus on that and not try to work at the same time.  He's great!  

      Do you have any pain?  I have not had any until recently, and I'm not sure that's what is going on.  I have started having a little discomfort by my left hip, which is weird because the mass is on the right side,   Again, the imagination goes wild, "do I have another one on that side they missed?"  I plan on calling my doc about it, but I don't want to be 'that patient'!

      Thank you!!

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    I’m Aimee and I’m 48  on the 9 I had a  vaginal ultrasound to monitor a 3 cm cyst but when I get the results was no mention of it but my left ovary was 4cm big and my righ was 2.5 which when they did it i was ovulating on the fértil week and I’m not sure the size matter since i was ovulating and got me worried so I’m sitting here in my Dr office to get more answers .  I post my update but it look like it got deleted by the moderator . I’m not sure what that means 

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