So I had surgery back in September of 2011 for a 5+cm ovarian cyst on my right ovarian thanks to it being symptomatic and growing. Since then I’ve had one more smaller cyst that slowly inflated on its own, early in 2012. I’ve been in pain and uncomfortable for a few weeks and figured it was nothing, since my gyno didn’t feel anything at my annual only like 10 days ago, but apparently it’s SOMETHING since my radiology report finally got to my primary doc (long story) and I have a 3.5 cyst on the right AND a 2.5 cyst on the left. (It doesn’t seem like a lot of cyst until you add them together.) I’m assuming they’re simple cysts but the radiologist didn’t put that on the report. So.
My surgeon/gyno can’t see me until Wednesday. I’m hoping the u/s tech there will be able to take a look and tell me a little more about the placement and whether the big one is leaking, which could be a source of the pain. Earlier on, I was told the next step would be to remove the offending (right) ovary. But now that there’s a not insignificant cyst on BOTH, I don’t even know. My treatment for the past two years, including the past 9 months that I haven’t needed birth control, has been birth control (mononessa). You’re not supposed to get these things on birth control. You’re far less likely to get them if you’ve had babies or breastfed. So I’m kind of at the end of my rope here.
My symptoms at the moment are pain (on the right), bloating, feeling of fullness, difficulty going to the bathroom, having to pee all the time, mild nausea and really sore boobs. Basically my stupid body thinks I’m early pregnant at this point, so it’s a lot of those fun symptoms. Whee!
I can’t begin to explain how disappointed and frustrated I am. My surgery wasn’t horrible in 2011 but it was pretty bad. I react to anesthesia and pain meds in an enormously pukey way. I really don’t want to do it again, especially knowing it’s a temporary fix. Oh and the last one cost me $5,000. Out of pocket.
I’m going to make an acupuncture appointment next week. Beyond that, I’d love to know any success stories about getting rid of ovarian cysts or how yours magically went away or anything that’ll keep me from completely losing my mind.