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Writing on behalf of my mums experience so far.
Tracking back to late August mum noticed a lump growing in her lower pelvis area.so she waited until after her period to see if it went away, but it didnt. A few weeks later her stomach was so swollen and tender she looked 5 months pregnant. Went to see our GP to which she said it was an enlarged cyst and reffered mum immediately to have blood tests and a scan at a local health centre. 2 days later at 4am my mum was asleep when she awoke to a jolting sensation where the cyst was and felt alot of contractions across her lower stomach. She went downstairs to grab a drink of water when suddenly i heard a loud thud. I ran downstairs and found her collapsed on the kitchen floor. I rang the ambulance and the fast responce was fantastic, mum came round but with a severly low BP they couldnt often get a reading, She was telling me her stomach was not as large and she couldnt feel the cyst anymore, We all thought it may have burst, so she was admitted to hospital.
During her stay she had a chest xray, CT scan, blood tests and ultra sound examination. In the mean time she was nil by mouth ready for op. No operation happened and she was only given paracetamol for pain and liquid morphine to ''help'' her sleep. (didnt work). Mum remained in hospital 2 days waiting for a follow up of scan results, 2 female gynochologists spoke to her and told her she has a complex cyst on her right ovary of 8cm and a smaller one on her left. Her CA125 was 100 and warned her that they are worried its possibly cancer. After being told this she got sent home and we waited for another month for a consultation with a gynea. Arrived at that only to find they lost all her notes and scan results. He did she she will need a full hysterectomy and even taking nymph glands and appendix.
2 weeks later she was booked in for her pre op and a full body m,r,i scan which was today. They lost her notes once again but waited until they retrieved them after m.r.i. No description was given of the cyst, no dimensions like everyone else is getting, they still suggest it may be cancerous but cannot say until after op and after pathology which may take upto two weeks. A gynea nurse did say the surgeon may speak to mum day of op what m.r.i showed and how they will op accordingly to it. Im so anxious for her, i keep thinking the worst as they are hardly telling her anything. Most ladies on this site allready know if their cyst is benine before op. Im also worried why they wanted to do the full body m.r.i rather than just stomach area. Im so worried, my mum is my world I just hope and pray its not cancerous.
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