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Hi everyone. I am pretty nervous because about a month ago I started developing some symptoms that made me think I had an ovarian cyst. (Slight bloating, pelvic cramps, some lower right pain). I assumed it was a cyst, since I had one in the past that went away. I went to my gynecologist, and she found a complex cyst, between 4-5 cm, on my right ovary. She did not seem concerned, and believes it is a hemorrhagic cyst. She advised coming back in about 6 weeks to see if it had went away. At my request, she also did the CA-125 test, which came back normal (5). However, I know that test is not always the most accurate. At first I was fine with her plan, but then I began to get nervous as the symptoms seemed to continue and even get a little worse. (Some bowel issues, and also the weirdest symptom......a gurgling in my lower belly. Sometimes it even keeps me up at night!) Also, I feel like my appetite has definitely decreased. However, the bloating has since gotten better, and so far my stomach LOOKS normal.
So, I went back after about two weeks and told her that I still had concerns and was not comfortable "watching and waiting." She understood, and asked if I would like a second opinion with a gynecological-oncologist. I did, and I now have an appointment on Monday.
My biggest fear is that all roads seem to lead to ovarian cancer. Could a benign tumor be causing these symptoms?? My doctor said yes, but I am just so worried. I am 41, have one child, no history of cancers in the family, although I know that doesn't always matter.
If anyone has any positive thoughts or has gone through something like this, I would love to hear it. Thanks so much!
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