CT scan/ Gyna

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On 6th January I was diagnosed with having a cyst on my ovary about 10cms big. I was told it was -

-looks like simple cyst

-it's nice and round

-doesn't seem to be any lumps or bumps 

-doesn't seem to have a blood supply

Which all the above are resureing to medics they had told me. 

I also had the tumor markers blood test which came back normal and all my other bloods are normal too. 

I am having a ct scan tomorrow (they wanted a CT scan within two weeks) should I be worried that they wanted that in two weeks?? 

Also I got a letter today saying I've got an appointment with the Gynaecology department on the 30th January which will be 3 weeks and 3 days which they wanted what appointment within 4 weeks ... again should I be worried about the Time frame they have for my appointments? 

Am I just overthinking this all?? 

I'm so scared it's cancer. I've read way to much online which I wish I hadn't done. I was told on the 6th when I was in hosptail from one of the doctors which I'm guessing they specialist in this kind of thing that it was unlikely to

Be cancerous and my GP when I saw him last week said it's nothing to worry about. 

I just don't know what to think right now! D

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    I had a simple cyst removed, they are bound by medical protocol to see you within two weeks, don't worry it's perfectly normal. So is the CT scan.

    They can tell by intervaginal scanning that it's a simple cyst and is unlikely to be anything more.

    They often just leave them alone and rescan after three months to see if it has grown.

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      How big was your cyst?? So far I have only had a ultra sound done which has showed the following- 

      -looks like simple cyst

      -showed it's 9x7x9 cm 

      - doesnt show any lumps or bumps 

      -doesn't look like to have a blood supply

      - it's nice and round 

      I also have free fluid on my right side which when I spoke to my GP about it he said that's most likely because the cyst has got so big some fluid has came out. 

      Which they said all the above are good things. 

      Oh I didn't know any of that-

      I thought it might of been because they were worried about something showing up or something. All my bloods ajdn tumor markers are all within normal range 

      How quickly did you have ct scan? And then see specialist?  How quickly did they do your op? And what is the op like? As so worried about it as the have mentioned an op when I was in hosptail when I found out I had cyst. 

      I get so worried it's cancerous 


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    A simple cyst looks totally different to a cancerous one. I had a trans vaginal plus an ordinary ultrasound within a week, followed within two werks by a pelvic ct scan, then a ct of liver, a ct of kidneys, and a cystoscopy. My cyst was 8cms, but was wrapped around my ovary. They rescanned after three months and said it could go on it's own, so they left it.

    I then found I had to have a prolapse repair so opted to have the cyst removed while I was under, they rescanned to see if it was still there, and it had grown, so it and the ovary and tube were removed at the same time, laparoscopically. The repair was done vaginally, the ovary removal was easy to get over, the prolapse one not.

    Try not to think the worst, it's really unlikely.

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      Thanks! Just over thinking this whole situation! Oh

      Things happened really quickly then... I thought it was going to be something to worry about having appointments so quickly. 

      Thank you 

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    I think it's that if there is any suspicion at all you have to be seen as a priority within two weeks, even though the radiologist told me at the first ultrasound that it was a simple cyst and nothing to worry about, they still followed it through really fast.

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    I know how easy it is to worry about this as I've been in your same position before and was so scared. However, try not to worry too much. The doctors see these things all the time and if they say there's nothing to worry about, there most likely isn't. Good luck! Sending positive vibes your way!

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      No, it's contrast medium, it shows soft tissue up better, they did with me as well, stop worrying until you know if there's anything to worry about.

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      Ok thanks. 

      So far all my bloods are fine and ultra sound showed simple cyst, which looks round, doesn't seem to have blood flow and doesn't seem to have any lumps and bumps. 

      Been told by my gp that there isn't anything to worry about but keep worrying 

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