Advice about symptoms please

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hi, I have been reading some threads about ovarian cysts etc......I'm 52 and my pain started with right hand side under my rib. Obviously looked on the internet and initially it was suggested gallbladder. I went to GP god knows how many times and I eventually got an ultrasound. This showed a small stone in each kidney, plus a 4mm stone in my gallbladder. So one would reasonably put my pain in the abdomen and middle to right  back down to this! Mmmmm, not quite. Symptoms went from just a dull constant ache on my right hand side, which is why gallbladder has been ruled out now, to bloated painful stomach at times, middle back pain worse when using my arms for anything. Then about two weeks ago started getting dull low pelvic pain, in front and back, plus throbbing in left hand side of pelvis. I have only one ovary left, other one taken out due to dermoid cyst years ago. 

My question is this, as this has been going on for so long should I be concerned re ovarian cancer, I've all the symptoms bar frequent urgent weeing. Oh and not fatigued. I'm really worried because it's such a long time. I have a ct scan booked for Thursday this week......any of you ladies out there able to allay my fears re this, had similar experience? Maybe it's a dermoid cyst which I had on the other ovary , I didn't have the bloating and back pain with the last one which is why I'm s worried re this pain, any help gratefully received  Report this

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    Hi kate

    First of all its very very unlikely to be cancer, even less likely if its been going on for so long (try not to worry). You will find out more when youve had your scan. Write down all the questions you have & ask your consultant when you see him/her. Dont forget to tell them all your symptons so you can be put on what medication is needed whilst you are under investigation, so you are not left in pain/ discomfort.

    Best wishes

    Cheryl.x

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    I had same symptoms for a long time. Finally after a kidney stone attack and

    a scan, they also found multiple cysts on each ovary. Years ago I had a partial hysterectomy. So this time dr recommended taking both ovaries because of my age, 69. He did it with laparoscope. Great recovery and very little pain. It's outpatient procedure.

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      Hi Gladys, did you have this pain in the middle back in between shoulder blades and front sternum, stomach area. The area around my belly button is tender too. How long did your symptoms last and how did it start please
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      The dr found a lot of scar tissue especially on my right hand side and yes i had pain around belly button and back also.  My symptoms lasted for years and all the dr would order was ultra sound for my liver area, but non of those scans show scar tissue. It's only during surgery that they find it.  i think you may  also have scar tissue.

       

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      That's a possibility isn't it, why does it suddenly start to get painful though I wonder, crazy isn't it. I think I have been diagnosed with everything so far......

      they don't give scans etc easily and almost had to insist, not good is it really. I guess though we are fortunate that it is free and they do a great job, must be tough trying to do your best and very frustrating for the medics and nurses. Will post back what they find as may help someone else, thanks for taking the time to reply. 

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    You need to see a gyno and he will perform a transvaginal ultrasound and will order an MRI as well as a CA125 blood test. That is what I had done before him recommending surgery. He was surprised to find so much scar tissue which was really causing most of my pain because my cysts  were not very big.
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