19mm cyst ADJACENT to ovary of 22mm

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I've been in agony over 12 months and my hospitals been a catalogue of errors. Was told today my ovary of 22mm has a cyst of 19mm adjacent to it. Consultant said that's not big enough to cause my

Pain and said I couldn't have ovaries removed. I had hysterectomy 5 years ago due to fibroids but

Kept ovaries

Now just referring for pain management but can't tell me what's causing my pain and bloating!!! So upset

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    Hi hun my docs told me 4 yrs ago cyst wont cause pain ,i had ovaries removed he found the dermoid cyst have torsion 3.5 times around my right ovary ,he was sorry after as said i didnt relise this ,so hey go back and demand x
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    Was that a gynaecological consult? Of course it can cause your pain! What's the mystery? Your ovary is seriously large and the cyst just adds to it. You could have adhesions as a result of previous surgery which can also cause severe pain.

    Can you get a referral from your GP to a Gynaecologist? You definitely need a CT or MRI to better understand what's going on in there. Cyst can also contribute to your back pain.

    Keeping you in my thoughts.

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    Another thought, the average ovary size is 3-5cm. Why are they not alarmed that yours is 22cm? Have they done a CA125 blood test?
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    It doesn't seem that a cyst that small (19mm is only 0.75 inches) would cause pain. From what I've read in multiple places, the ovary of a woman of reproductive age is 3 to 5cm. So yours at 22mm / 2.2cm is on the small side.

    I would tend to think the more likely culprit is adhesions or anatomical  changes that occur after hysterectomy. It seems a lot of women have issues with bloating...not sure why that is. I don't have bloating but have had bowel issues ever since my hysterectomy 10 years ago.

    I hope you get answers and relief soon!

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