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I just wanted to tell my story. I think so many people find out things are just fine, and then they stop googling and reading and we don't hear as many of the positive outcomes. So, first of all, I have had bad anxiety for the past year or so. I went in to see my naturopath. I was telling him all about the bad bloating and gas I had every night. I would look 6 months pregnant and it was painful. I also had one month where right after ovulation I had a constant cramping sensation for two whole weeks. I have pretty heavy periods so this was nothing new. He mentioned to me that I should go see my GP as I was showing symptoms of ovarian cancer. This scared the crap out of me!!!! I immediately made an appointment with my GP. In the meantime, I had another very strange period. I had pain under my belly button for a solid week. Nothing too excrutiating but just was there. When my bleeding stopped on about day 7 from the start of my period, I went and had a pelvic exam. I was shocked when she told me that I had a decent sized cyst on my right ovary, at least golf ball sized. She knows me well and told me to please not worry because it is very common and it was soft and bouncy feeling so she was not worried. Of course, I come home and start googling. To my shock and horror, I was convinced I had ovarian cancer!! I went through 2 weeks of hell waiting for my ultra sound. I was convinced I got in quickly because I was sure my doc made a rush on it (my mind playing games). I felt every single pang and cramp imaginable. I did have about 4 or 5 bouts of nausea and some mild cramping throughout the two weeks waiting for ultra sound. Finally, I go for my ultra sound convinced this was it, I was going have bad news. My ultra sound tech said after "I see you are super stressed. I'm not allowed to say much, but I will say you don't need to worry". HUGE relief!!! The next day, my Dr office called. They said not only does my ultra sound look great, but the cyst is completely gone! So, basically a ton of worry and anxiety for what? I'm very, very lucky. I know that. I really wish everyone well out there, and please try to be positive!! I'm not sure if this has anything to do with anything, but I did completely go off of dairy and gluten once my naturopath told me to go to the doctor. My stomach took about a week to stop bloating, and then is was flatter and felt better than ever. I no longer have gas and bloating. Also, I am 45 years with three kids just to give you an idea where I'm at in the life of periods. I have very bad PMS every month. I do plan on getting my hormones tested with my naturopath. I guarantee that my estrogen is too high. I also think cysts are related to unbalanced hormones but I am not sure. I am so relieved and happy! I also think it was just coincidental with the gas, bloating and the cyst because all bloating stopped once quitting dairy and gluten. Here's hoping for all of you to have positive outcomes!!! It happens!
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