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a few weeks ago i noticed a bump in my lower abdomen. in both october & november, i had double periods. with these few things coupled together, i called my doctor right away. i was able to get in to see her the next day (christmas eve) and she said it was either another cyst or a fibroid). i had a decent size cyst 11 or 12 cm removed in 2011 that had been watched for 10 years or so. it was benign. the surgeon seemed confident of this from the beginning and didn't feel necessary to take my ovary (which she didn't). they never recommended any follow up. after that, i only went to my annual check ups, the last one being this past may.
after my doctors appointment on 12/24, she send me for an ultrasound 2 days later. they muttered but didn't say much (they never do, at least in the US). they did say of course i would have a bump and feel the need to urinate a bit more frequently due to its size…19cm! they seemed relatively calm and i said i'm happy to have it removed asap and the only thing i was concerned with is that it wasn't cancerous. the ultrasound technician said, it's too big to be cancer. then the lead dr came in to review and he also muttered a lot and looked at it 9 million different ways…he said he thought it could be benign and maybe possibly borderline malignant, but didn't really use those words again. i left feeling a sense of urgency to have it removed due to its size and the fact that it popped up out of nowhere, but not afraid for my life.
when my doctor called me 2 hrs later to review the findings, she just would say it's either benign or borderline malignant so i'm sending you to a gynocologic oncologist. at these words, i just about fainted. i went into total shock and am still there. i have no symptoms aside from a bump on my lower abdomen that i noticed maybe 2 weeks ago and feeling like something was pushing on my bladder.
is this precautionary???? I'm 37 yrs old, no history of cancer in the family, healthy, no other medical issues. i know nothing can be confirmed until the surgery which they say will be booked asap, but i am absolutely a wreck. any words of wisdom or anything to help calm me is very much appreciated.
thanks so much!!!!
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