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Hi i am a single mum aged near 52 and have been going into doctors for last 12 months with irregular periods and needing to wee more then 8 months ago my periods stopped, i went back to doctor with same symptoms but also now have bloating and have put weight on (6lb in last 3 months)doctor just kept saying i was going thru the menopause,but eventually sent me for a ultra sound but she said the results were clear. went back to her on and off for another few months then went to a new doctor with same symptoms and the fact that i had a menstrual cycle pop up she said last ultra sound showed that there was a 18mm cyst with layered internal echoes suggestive of haemorrhage,she stated that i was supposed to have it checked after 3 months but no one had booked an appointment, she then sent me for bloods and another ultra sound, the ultra sound now shows 23x18mm multilocular cyst , the seperations are thick =1.3mm there is a solid nodule =7.3mm no doppler uptake seen within the seperation or nodule, my doctor has referred me to a gyne, but also said that with my age,how long it has been there and that it had grown and was a multilocular cyst that it didnt look as good as she had hoped !but won't explain what the result actually means. its seems the more i read the more concerned i get alot states that smaller cysts tend to be the ones that are more likely to be cancerous can any one that has had this type of cyst please give me any reassurance . i have a gyne appointment booked for 6 dec and am absolutely terrified that i have ovarian cancer.

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    Go to a specialist. Don't read online. I had a very fast growing 17cm cyst with nodules that my doctors were certain was cancer and it came back completely benign. Find someone who you can trust. Go to different doctors and you should probably have it removed. Don't get scared though. They tell you the worst. Good luck, you will be ok.

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    so sorry to read how you have been treated leaving you so stressed out. I can completely relate.

    I was going to my GP for weeks as i was needing to pee every two minutes and had lower abdo pain - two courses of antibiotics later (because they thought i had a urine infection) I was admitted to hospital with awful pain where they found a Haemorragic cyst I was releived that they found something (thought i was going crazy) the reason for me peeing so much was because the cyst was pressing on my bladder!! I thought it would all end there and they would remove it but no - they do a watch and wait which is frustraiting when you're in pain but i can see why now as some cysts like Haemorragic cysts can disperse so they avoid surgery in the hope it does just that.

    my Gynae advised me most do go away on their own - mine didnt i had surgery to remove my right ovary and cyst - recovery was fine I was up and about straight away doing minimal tasks no lifting etc my hubby works long hours so i was on my own with a then 1yr old and a son a 7 yr old at school you some how just get on with it.

    I was just like you reading ladies stories and watching you tube its not good as it does just make u freak out try remember this as i learned whilst in hospital there were other ladiess on my ward with the same Haemorragic cysts but everyone of us had different experiences mine was 6cm i was in pain and a lady there with one the size of a grapefruit she had no pain!! what im trying to say is we are all unique just because you read of somebdy with the sane type of cyst as you the outcome will be different for everybody - she kept her ovary!! seriously.

    one piece of advice I would give anybody with a cyst is write down all of your concerns to ask your consultant, buy a wheat bag because they are fab for pain relief.

    please try and keep positive and keep us updated huni. Thinking of you xx

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    Thanks for the replys, i don't understand how the 1st us showed Haemorragic cyst and now the second says multilocular cyst with seperations and nodule , can a Haemorragic cyst change into a different 1? should i be more concerned in the fact that it shows solid nodule? my CA125 came back normal but i know that doesn't really mean much. I suffer from extreme health and social anxiety and this has shot it thru the ceiling and i am having real problems trying to cope. I had my gyne appointment thru today but it is not for another 3 weeks and i am not sure how to cope for that long. the fact that no-one will properly explain what the results actually mean is really not helping. Is multilocular cyst the same as a complex cyst? All the reading that i am doing says that smaller cysts tend to be more risk, i have read pages on this forum but most seem to have really big cysts or smaller fluid filled 1's.

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