Ovarian cyst and pelvic fluid

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Hi, last month I began getting horrible pain in my tummy it was from high up to quite low. Doctor ordered a ultrasound. The pain seemed to go after my period. I had the ultrasound Monday and felt reassured as the person doing it said they couldn't see anything. Today I got a letter from the doctor asking me to make an appointment, well my worry began, cold sweats and a horrible tummy. I phoned the doctors to book an appointment but can't be seen till next Friday. I told them I was worried so they asked the doctor to phone me. He rang and told me the scan showed a small cyst and pelvic fluid? He said he don't think

its anything dangerous but if I still get symptoms to go and see him and I may need another scan and to see a gyno. I will keep my appointment for next Friday. I know cysts are common, I am 31 but what worries me is the fluid. Hours of googling later and finding the medical term is ascites and that points to cancer- so I am here in the worry state sad anyone had similar?

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    Hi Kirsty, please try not to worry, I know it's easier said than done, but we all have cysts that burst every cycle when we ovulate, and the fluid that was seen was possibly from a simple cyst that ruptured and caused the pain. Simple cysts are just fluid filled ones. i had one removed last year, because it was growing, and it wasn't anything to worry about. I'm sure, under the two week rule that if your gp had been at all concerned he would not leave it until next Friday before he saw you.

    Radiologists are also very experienced and told me mine was a simple one, and had probably been there for years. Hope this reassures you a bit .x.

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    Kirstynic,

    It is most likely a ruptured ovarian cyst. Sometimes the fluid can cause a lot of pain after it ruptures. Also, it can cause in section. Ascites is fluid in the abdominal space not the pelvic area. Ascites is caused from thirds spacing when a protein in your blood called albumin is low. Most commonly, ascites is seen in patients with liver disease. To ease your fears just google images of ascites. If you have increased pain, nausea, vomiting, or fever you should go to the ER. I have had several ruptured cyst and they are no fun. It would probably be best to make an appointment with you gyn too so they can make a thourough assessment. Hope this helped ease your fears. I completely understand it is no fun having to wait for doctors appointments.

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      Thank you for your replys. We are in the U.K. So to get a gyn appointment I have to be referred by the doctor. Have had 2 laparoscopies in the past and both times they had to remove adhesions. I am trying to be good until my appointment next week, I think the doctor will send me for another scan and hopefully it's gone. Normally I am so bad with health anxiety but this time I was good so just a little shock to find that there's something there. Thank you for the information about ascites I always knew them to be associated with cancer and causes when I googled where a list of cancers that cause them. I really appreciate your replies it's a help having people to vent too x

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      Wow, I am so sorry that must make things an even longer waiting game. I know the waiting game that is played being treated as an outpatient! Go see the doc they say it can be several tings send you for blood work and testing. Get scedhuled a week later for the test. Then several days later finally get a call to schedule another appointment.... then they say ok let do this test and so on and so forth. I feel sometimes they don't realize we are actual people who need answers. In the u.k. I actually see the benefit of your pcp having to refer patients so they will be your medical home and be in the loop of all medical decisions. In the US I feel that the fact we have so many specialist and doctors patiwnts can fall in between the cracks, things get missed, and issues with medications being not monitored properly can happen. (Sorry I have strong feelings about this system) Did the physician happen to mention what type of cyst it was? The reason I am asking is because you said that you had adhesions before. Recently when I went to the gyn they said that I had a complex cyst and mentioned the possibility of endometriosis. They said the only way it can be diagnosed is a laparoscopic surgery. They would then biopsy the tissue for a diagnosis.

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      Hi it sounds like you have been round in circles. It's hard to put your faith in the doctors sometimes.

      I don't know what type of cyst it is, I do get worried as read about cysts that were cancer. I know it's small but again don't know how small. I had a scan January last year and it was clear. The pain I get is mainly left sided and a dull ache that goes to my back too. It's not nice and I actually look forward to my period as it seems to sort itself out after x

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    Hi Kirsty

    Stay positive and stay away from negativity thoughts

    I had a surgery to remove a 6 lb ovarian mass couple of months ago and I know what you are going through. I searched a lot and was told big chance of cancer. It ended up being benign but I was ready to deal with whatever it was and make a most out of my life. Ism sure you will be fine.

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