Pelvic ultrasound technician calls in for a second opinion I'm freaked out

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Today i went for a pelvic ultrasound which I was already nervous about because Dr suspects cysts but didn't schedule a follow-up. What was supposed to be a 30 minute test turned into an hour. The tech kept asking if I've had cervical problems in the past or family members. Then took some pictures with colors. Then during the intravaginal part she asked if she could bring in the other tech to help because he has 11 more years experience. He asked if I've had a history of infections and took some pictures himself. The 1st tech then had him look some of the pictures she had taken earlier(of what organs idk) and some of them had colors added to them too. This in itself freaked me out but then at the end the tech asked if I had a follow up scheduled. I ss8d no she said it would probably be Monday (Today is Friday) when radiologist reads it and writes report so if I don't hear from doctor by Tuesday I should the doc. This has me freaked out!! Dies this mean they saw something? I know I've on and off pain that's been more often and worse lately with pain. Thank you for any help or comments. I'm scared almost every cancer has been in my family and it's going to be a long weekend. Just needed to talk

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    Hey!

    Firstly try not to worry! And DONT read anything on the internet. 

    I have a 11 cm cyst on ovary which has a solid part which I'm having an MRI and if that comes back clear they will do keyhole but if it doesn't then they go back to cancer specialist. 

    How old are you? 

    It could be a number of things they found or it could be that they just can't tell anything for certain from the ultra sound. So far I've had ultra sound and CT scan

    Just take one step at a time and try and relax as best which I know is super hard and it's super hard not to stress but you got to stay calm! 

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    Sorry your ultrasound freaked you out.  I had an ultrasound in January and it took 1.5 hours.  My tech kept going out to ask questions to the radiologist.  Eventually she had a more experienced tech come and try to figure it out.  They couldn't find my left ovary.  I also had a 15 cm dermoid cyst in the way that made everything look out of place.  I felt sorry for the tech.  They sent me for an MRI a couple days later and confirmed it.  I met with a gynecologic oncologist and the plan is to have it removed next Tuesday.  I've been waiting about 6 weeks and it has been longer since they did the US and MRI.  I think it has continued to grow.  I will be relieved when it is over.  Hang in there.  I'm 47 by the way.  This too shall pass and we'll look back on it in a year and it will all just be a rough memory.  Trials develop perseverance and help us become mature and complete.  James 1:2-4

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      Thank you for replying. So it could be 6 weeks before know anything for sure....ugh. Since it's an oncologist that's doing your surgery do they suspect cancer? I pray that it's not. You've helped calm me some I thank you deeply for that! I hope all goes well for you tuesday

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      Laura I'm 47 as well and just diagnosed with a 2cm dermoid cyst from a transvaginal ultrasound. My Dr had two different specialists look at my scans as well and confirmed it was a dermoid cyst. Can I ask what were some of your symptoms? And I hope you have had your surgery by now and recovering I go in on April 9th. She will remove my right ovary and two tubes. 

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      Hi Annemarie, I had symptoms of a urinary infection, pain with intercourse, fatigue, and I had a mass that I could feel. Mine was unusual in that it grew fast and big. They biopsied a cyst on my other ovary-- and it came back as dermoid as well. They didn't take that out and I'm noticing some occasional crampy pain which I think might be more normal for cysts. I think I probably had some cramping before but I was just used to it and didn't think much about it.

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      Thank you Laurie for replying, as I mentioned mine is between 2-3 cm. I'm not taking any chances, my mom had one when she was younger, same side, hers burst it was the size of a grapefruit. That's why I want it out sooner rather than later. April 9th I'm scheduled. 

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    Does your cysts cause back pain? My backs been hurting on the same side as my pelvic pain.
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    They sent me to the oncologist because they are the best at dealing with these cysts. They plan on doing robot assisted laparoscopic surgery which will take about 2 hours. The recovery time is 2-4 weeks. He said there's a 99% chance that it's benign. So I'm going with that for now.

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