Second ovarian cyst in a year

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Hi - just asking is anyone has been in the same situation? I had a large cyst (17cm by 11cm) removed by laparotomy in June last year - on my right side. They took the ovary and tube too. I have just been diagnosed with another cyst on my left side that's currently 6cm by 4.5cm and waiting to see the consultant. This second one is a lot more painful than the first despite being a lot smaller. Has anyone else had more than one large cyst adn in such a short time?

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    so pleased u have Put a msg on here.

    I am sorry to hear how u are feeling but it's very similar to me.

    June 2013 j had a cyst dermoid and it destroyed my right ovary and tube. I had it removed in emergency surgery. which I was devastated by. I had been in a lot of pain and it got so bad I ended up in a&e.

    However i am now back in a horrible situation. Been in loads of pain and Nov 2014 had mri and it showed a cyst. So consultant wanted to watch and wait. Then Dec 2014 I had a scan. Which showed fluid leaking as was in pain. Then end of jan 2015 had a scan. My ovary is now over double in size and I have multiple cyst on and inside ovary.

    I have had blood test to check is I am ovulating. It's a 21 progesterone blood test. However ny consultant has arrange to go in and see what's going on. So got operation feb 27th. he is going to remove cyst and check tubes. He going to look in womb and uterus etc.

    Sometimes cyst can happen due to other issues like endometriosis. So he going to check for that.

    This time I am in more pain too. I have been struggling to walk or sleep etc.

    I am nearly 33 and had no children but would like them...

    first cyst was 9 cm thst destroyed Overy. . The ones I have now are smaller.

    Please feel free to email me on here if u don't want to talk via forum.

    Hope ur ok. Would love to hear from you. X

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      Hi Sarah

      It's good to know I am not the only one unlucky enough to have two in such a short space of time. Mine wasn't emergency surgery last time and wasn't even in a lot of pain, it was discovered by accident, how I didn't know I had something that big inside me I don't know! Yours sounds a lot more painful and urgent than mine.

      So glad u have a date for your operation, it's the waiting that is the hardest thing. Are they removing the ovary too? I hope my consultant doesn't want to watch and wait on this, I just want it out. At my last operation the consultant said he couldn't see any cysts on the left side so it's grown to 6cm in a maximum of 8 months. I don't want to leave it to get bigger and they have to remove my only remaining ovary.

      I am 31 and like u have no kids.

      Happy to talk and stay in touch, nice to know I am not alone!

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    I had a dermoid cyst 10cm removed from my left ovary 2 years ago, it took the drs 1yr and half to find out if was a cyst and countless tests and several consultants. It turned out I didn't have a tube that side ( something I was born with) and they removed the left ovary with the surgery.

    I've recently been getting similar pains on my right side but my gyno had said it was rare to get dermoid cysts twice- I've been to my gp and I'm having tests to confirm a second dermoid on my right side.

    I'm only 23 was 21 when I was eventually diagnosed with the left cysts.

    I'm really quite worried about having to lose the right ovary too.

    My mum suffered with endometriosis and had a hysterectomy when she was 35 but I was given the all clear when I had my surgery, she never suffered with cysts though. rolleyes

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    I had surgery to remove an 8cm hemorrhagic cyst from my left ovary and at my 3 week surgery follow up appointment, found out I had a cyst on the right ovary. I am having to monitor the growth of that one now. Three weeks and another was already growing! So yes, it can happen. 
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    Hi All

    So sorry for not replying sooner. How have u both been getting on?

    I went to see the consultant following the scan showing the second cyst and she did blood tests and wanted a second ultrasound. She didn't seem to like the fact I had the first one done privately and said they had to do one themselves at the hospital. That second scan showed nothing, so it must have ruptured. I felt sick fora few days in between scans so I guess that was it.

    I saw the consultant following my second ultrasound and she gave me a follow up ultrasound at the end of April. She said I could go back if I had any problems in the meantime though when I questioned why I was still having pains and my cycle was completely messed up she told me cycles can change as we get older and our brain can make us feel pain that isn't there!!! Was gobsmacked.

    That was ten days ago and about 5 days ago I can feel a THIRD cyst! I contacted her as she said I could but her last day before a two week holiday was Friday and she never got back to me so have just been left! Got an appt with my GP on Wednesday and going to go private. Seriously fed up now!

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    I had one already on my lower right side and it burst. I fear I may have another one. My doctor said it is unlikely for me to get a second one. If I do i need to go see him. When I had my first one it hurt a lot, when it burst the pain was unbearable. It was a sudden burst of pain. The second one so far hurts but not so bad. Pain hurts a bit and then a lot. Back down to bit.
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