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Offline Mvalachovic

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Hi everyone! I'm not sure if this is the correct place to post this particular concern but I definitely have HA. I've had every disease imaginable and always get consumed by fear.
My problem now is real as in I've seen my ob/gyn and had an ultrasound. But I don't know whether or not my panic is warranted or out of control. I'm 34. No family history of cancers. I have had cysts before but never quite this much pain. I had 2 scans last year because of a small cyst. It didn't go away at u/s but pain was gone and dr said no need for follow up. Well in February I got intense pain on right side near ovary but wrapping around my waist and into back. Went in and saw midwife who ordered an u/s. Said I had a small simple cyst on each ovary. Also saw a little free fluid which could also be causing my pain and frequent need to go to the bathroom. Then I saw my regular ob/gyn 2 weeks later who said she wasn't concerned . If it was the same cyst from last year it hadn't grown at all. Said to come back in for repeat scan in 6 months. Normally wouldn't do anything for cyst less than 2 cm but if continue to have pain will do laparoscopy and maybe I have endometriosis.
The pain isn't as bad but here I am about 6 weeks later and not as much pain but still get stabbing pain near ovary and bad pain in waist and back. At first thought free fluid meant the cyst had burst but now I'm reading that's a bad sign. I have two little girls the youngest being 2. I'm panicking and can't sleep and fearing the worse. I keep reading that normal small cysts go away on their own. But what about the ones that don't? And what if the radiologist was wrong? And there were troubling characteristics? I just am barely functioning and wish it would just go away. Thank you for reading all of this and I really hope someone out there can understand and help. My husband is terrible and just tells me to call the Dr. That doesn't make the fear of the worse any better.
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Offline skimbleshanks34

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I do the exact same thing. I assume that my results were misread or the tech didn't do a thorough job. I'm always told to just 'see a doctor' when I really just want someone to tell me I'm being silly and to relax. I don't have much input since I'm doing the exact same thing you are. Worrying that I'm being pushed aside to make room for the next person. I have a couple results pending, but I'm always so sure that something was missed. I get crippling pain near my right ovary (and have for years) and it has moved to my back as well, and I haven't even been diagnosed with a cyst to explain it. Not all small cysts go away on their own. Cysts are very common and pelvic pain is too. If your ob/gyn isn't concerned, I wouldn't be either! I find they're much quicker to send for testing if they suspect anything malicious, unlike some GP's. They're specialists and see this kind of thing all the time! If you can tough out the pain then try to relax! I use parsley tea to relieve my pain, which I would recommend if you're not pregnant/planning to be.
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We're about the same age and I'm having issues with cysts (and other gyn issues as well). I had to stop googling and trust that the U/S techs and my OB know what they're looking at or else I'll worry myself sick. I'm due for my follow up U/S. Here's hoping the cysts go away for both of us.
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I can relate! I have had some terrible mid cycle pain and am going in for an ultrasound to have it checked. It can be very frightening, but I do agree if your OB is confident it is nothing serious then try and stick with that. Do you have any follow up tests?
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Thank you for responding! I only had this one u/a last month-mid-February. I've had my cycle twic since because of timing. It isn't as painful but the throb in my side and occasional pinch is still there. She had me schedule a follow up in 6 months. I don't think I'm comfortable waiting that long. I'm going to call tomorrow and see what she says. I did read a pamphlet by an IVF dr in Philly who gave a lot of info and says he images them every day and simple ones are almost always benign. But he also said endometriosis is almost always the source of pain.  I was feeling better last night and I'm worrying and said again this morning. It's awful. Good luck ladies. Keep updating if you find anything out.
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