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Been having pain in my right side for a couple of years, which has been getting worse, including hip pain. The hip pain has been more constant than the pain in the side, which usually passes, so I was able to forget about that. I went to a UK doctor who told me to take ibuprofen and not worry.
Two days before my period, I had excruciating pain which woke me and lasted 24 hours. Terrible pain not eased by any meds. I am travelling and went to a hospital and paid for an ultrasound which showed an 8cm fibroid outside my uterus, a very small one in the wall, and a dermoid cyst 9cm on my right enlarged ovary.
The second hospital did a PAP smear and took blood for a CA125 test to help me decide whether or not to remove my womb and / or everything, also considering I am 43. Either way, I need open surgery both doctors say and I can have it immediately. If I fly back to the UK, I am pretty sure it will take weeks to get action? I don't think I can bear the stress of worrying about the surgery and risk of torsion / rupture.
I am worrying also about how to decide on what to get them to remove... any similar experiences / advice? Thanks.
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