Large dermoid cyst.. painful need advice

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About a year ago I started developing a lot of pelvic pain .. felt like someone was ripping me apart. A year later and multiple referrals I found out I have a 16*11 cm dermoid cyst. Latest ct showed cyst raptured and riased tumor marked to 120. I was referred to oncologist who doesn't believe it's malignant but biopsy will show 100%. He said he will rich my gyno and she will be the one to perform surgery. Haven't hear back yet ( granted was only 2 days ago). Was wondering how long did u wait for surgery and what about when cyst is ruptured? I live in Canada btw .. this pain is killing me , I'm nauseous and dizzy and have to pee so often .. ughh

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    Oh wow! I would think they will fast track your surgery given your scenario. I am in Canada as well and I had to wait 3 months but wasn’t in much pain till the last month (no rupture) so I wasn’t an “urgent” case. Good luck and keep us posted!
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      Hope you are right and the process gets speed up. I remember first time I went to see my fam doctor he questioned my pain ( as I was having trouble laying straight on the table). He said " does it really hurt that much? " and he never put me for an urgent mri referal despite the radiologist recommendation from the ultrasound.. I just feel like i have been let down by the healthcare system . I am 30 and no children either and could be losing an ovary but at least it's not an immature teratoma as my gyno had thought ..

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      Make sure you are being very vocal about it. I would go back and say the pain is getting worse etc...ask to get bumped a head if there are any cancellations as well. 

      And if it gets unbearable go to emerge and they will likely have to operate! 

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    I'm in the US. Two weeks.  I began as an emergency case (ambulance ride to the ER) and almost had the procedure right that next day -- but for a few reasons chose discharge and scheduling of it.  I was in alot of pain, taking oxy round the clock -- due to torsion.  Can you go into the hospital in an emergency scenario, bypassing all the waiting?  Hopefully you will be taken care of soon.

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