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So let me tell you my story first.
I am a 23 year old female, virgin and had a massive cyst (about 23 cm in size) removed last year.
It was probably the worst experience of my life. Just imagine how painful all the pre-op exams were for you. Now imagine it done on a virign with her hymen still in place.
The main reason why I didn't go to an obgyn in the first place as because I was ashamed. Yes, I know it's ridiculous, but I was ashamed of being being "an old virign". And as you can imagine waiting didn't make the cyst go away, so it grew and grew until everyone was asking me if I was pregnant, and then finally one day I went to a doctor and was immedialtely sent to emergencies where they operated on me a few hours later. I honestly had no pain before that, my periods were normal, and my lifestyle was fairly sedentary thus for me my bigger belly was just weight gain. How wrong I was...And what a fool I was. Just because I was compltetely petrified about going to a doctor and be judged I completely messed up my health.
Well, the cyst was so large they had to remove one of my ovaries...My recovery period was fairly fast, I was back to my old lifestyle in about 2 weeks. However, I haven't flet like myself since.
It's been 7 months now, I haven't been for a check up in 4 months. And I'm afraid another cyst is forming. At least I feel like it. I have this on gain-off again hollow pain in my back and I am constantly tired. It's not like pain-pain it's more like sensitive weird feeling in the back. Sometimes when I walk for a long time or do sports it gets a lot worse and I need to lay down for it to get better. I really have no idea if this is nromal or another cyst is forming.
And once again I am petrified on going though that process again. I know I'll have to go to my doctor sooner or later, but I simply can't. This time it's not to do with the fact that I am a virgin (oh, how I wish I wasn't), I am just scared of all the painful pre-op examinations. My family doesn't even know about the first op, because I don't want them worrying about me (I live abroad) and all of my close friends are away as well ATM. If anyone has ever been through this, can you please tell me where did you find the courage to go through this again?
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