Ovarian cysts, what happens next?

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I have been having pelvic pain for about the last 9 months and sex is extremely painful. My gp referred me to a gynecologist. I had swabs done and an examination, then I was sent for an ultrasound. Ovarian cysts were picked up on the scan but the doctor felt that they weren't the cause of the pain. I had a laparoscopy but nothing was seen other than minimal adhesions on my bowel. I was sent once more for an ultrasound and again cysts were seen, more cysts then the first time. I was told that it looks like the start of poly cystic ovaries.

How was they missed when I had my laparoscopy? What happens now?

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    I was also told that ovarian cysts are a common thing and lots of women go through life with them and never even know there are there, I was also told that I would probably have mine removed and the problem might be to do with something else. The one thing that I can say to you is if you are feelin pain then your body is not happy with something so don't ever feel like you can't stand up to these doctors.

    You can also ask for another doctor at the hospital. The first doctor I had was awful made me cry was rough insensitive, told me surgery was so invasive he coukdbt see the point I could still be in pain afterwards, so I put a complaint in and asked for the head consultant, she was a breath of fresh air. Told me I had quiet a big cyst and a few small ones, explained ALL my options and I went for surgery.

    Surgery is evasive and always a worry, do not ever be afraid to tell your doctor what you want! If you feel surgery could help then ask for it, go through risks take someone with you and choose what is best for you.

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    Have they just done ultrasounds and not an mri scan? X
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    I have also found a lump but the doctor at the hospital said it was my cervix. I asked her why it was so low down and extremely painful she just said it isn't and walked off. I've seen two gps and they both said they think it's a cyst. The hospital is just so frustrating, they tell me a different thing every time.

    Yeah I've only had an ultrasound and trans vaginals scan x

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    hi everyone

    iv had cyst since i could remember, im now 38, bin through 3 surgeries already, at first they did not see the cyst so i only did mymactomy where they removed about 20 fibriods, but the pain was still there, so later they discovered cyst, but did nt remove it...the gynae advised. , bt years later my fibroids were back and cyst was still there so i was operated for the second time, this time the cyst was removed, bt the fibroid were did not because they said they were attached everywhere so it was complicated, but to my surprise the cyst pains were back before i could recover, cz they did a major operation hoping to remove fibriods as well...after 4 weeks i went for a check up the cyst was there,....i was so frastrated...now i was back to square one cz the cyst and fibroids were there, plus a big scar...and emotional pain, 2013 march i got very sick i went to the other gynae since the last one said he cnt remove my fibroids cz there are complications...i went for the 2nd opinion.....they axamine and the surgery was done succesfully. 19 fibroids were removed again, the cyst, and some fluid that was causing me pain was drained and the appendix was also removed, same time. it was a mojor and painfull surgey for me. but i was so relieved.

    GUESS WHAT HAPPENED? CYST WAS BACK AFTER A MONTH OR 2...MY DOCTR WAS SO DISAPPOINTED.........i was told they will be no surgery for me, and i didnt o

    want to do one myself, cz it was too mch...but the thing is the pain was worse then before, DO YOU KNOW WHY? cz this time i did not have one cyst on the left ovary but i now have two. one on the left and the other one on the right...the pain was now double. but i decided to stop seeing a gynae. i was tired, frustrated and confused.

    i did all the reach regarding the natural herbs...unti i came across the 'NATUROPATH'' i didnt know such DRS existed, i called him and then made an appointment. he examined me using ' electro dermal screening'' thatis what they use to check their patients , and i was told the problem is with my hormenes they are imbalanced, even if i can do 20 surgeries it wont help cz the rrot cause is still there....the Dr said according to his machine your glands suppose to secretes about 40 hormes but mines secretes 85 and they are way hire, so he tried to normalise that and was given the medication to balance them.

    i must say im doind well, im still on treatment, but the difference is there already cz i was last sick in dec, which is where i started using these medications i went to see him again last week for more meds...but there is progress, no more painkillers.

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    I know what you mean about some drs. The first time i felt the pain my boyfriend rang the nhs line for me amd they sent an ambulance because they were worried. They examined me and just said its nothing life threatening and left me to it. When i went to see a dr she fobbed me off and told me i was constipated. Her exact words were 'when its pain in the left side its either constipation or your ovary..but it wont be your ovary.' I had to put up with the pain for 3 months before i had enough and took myself to a and e. They thought i was pregnant my stomach was so hard and swollen. But in the end i actually got somewhere. That night they did blood tests, x ray where they saw i had a large mass, gyne exam for swabs and kept me in overnight so first thing on a morning i could have an ultrasound which was when they saw the cyst. From them on it was back and forth to the hospital i had to have 2 mri scans aswell amd then surgery to remove my ovary and fallopian tube. If i were you i would definately try get another opinion i know its frustrating when you seem to be getting messed around but dont give up and leave it too late x
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    I'm going to see my gp again next week. When I had my laparoscopy the doctor said I had large blood vessels on my ovaries but I'm pretty sure she got that wrong and it was actually cysts.

    According to my scan results I now have 12 cysts. Honestly feel like I'm going around in circle and getting nowhere. Will defiantly be getting my gp to refer me to a different gyne at the hospital x

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    Yeah i would do that too. When they did my first mri they said that on my other ovary there was a cluster of cysts on it but when i had surgery said that it looked fine so they must have come and gone. Then started talking about polycystic ovaries which never really got explained to me lol. Good luck though hun. Hope you get everything sorted xxx
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    I onus the pain would come and go, but it wasn't till afterwards I was told that the pain would probably go when the cysts burst, and when they expanded it would hurt!! Not that's any help to anyone because it never actually dealt with the problem!! I'm having a few pains again two months after surgery, and it's the same side. This time I'll just demand a scan an take the ovary out as it's only now that's affected!!
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