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Just an update on my situation - and hopefully this will help others.
I posted 3 weeks ago after I had an internal ultrasound done. I had gone to my GP because my periods were getting worse than usual and I was getting ovulation pain which I didn't have before. My GP was pretty dismissive but sent me for the ultrasound. She called me the next day sounding very upset and worried. There was a 12cm "mass" on my right ovary and possibly malignant. She referred me to a gynecologist specialist who didn't even see me, just referred me to another specialist.
I went for another 3D ultrasound at the hospital the week later, and then to see the specialist. He said that it "wasn't cancer" and sent me for blood work and a MRI - marked as urgent.
I saw the specialist again yesterday and......there is no cyst. No "mass" either....well.....the mass is a blocked fallopian tube. Both are blocked with either fluid or blood. I also have endometriosis. I am on pills to hopefully help the endometriosis and go back in a few months to schedule laproscopic surgery to remove/unblock my tubes. Definitely a way better outcome than first thought.
So for all of those going through something like this......I would say......first off, don't trust your GP too much as they aren't the specialist. Take everything with a grain of salt until you see the specialist. Also, don't worry too much until you have the MRI results. It seems like they can't tell much until they do the MRI. In my case, "malignant" was written all over my chart until after the MRI when they actually knew what was going on.
I really think that GPs need to take more time with patients and fully explain things instead of just mentioning ovarian cancer and malignancy during the first conversation and after just 1 ultrasound.....before blood tests and a MRI! Maybe that was just my GP but I really wish I had known some of these things 3 weeks ago.
I am blessed to be living in Canada - exactly 3 weeks from first ultrasound.....during that time I had 2nd ultrasound, blood tests, MRI, xray and saw gynecological specialist twice.
Hope this helps calm someone's nerves......I was a real mess and basketcase, unneccessairly. I love how my GP said "ovarian cancer and malignancy" but then told me to go on with life, wait and see and be calm....HA HA.
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