Okay. I know for a number of reasons, I shouldn't worry about this.
- I have a long-standing history with ovarian cysts, including endometriomas and hemorrhagic cysts.
- He thinks it's the same cyst I had last time I was there a year ago, and if it is, it hasn't changed much if at all. Still about 5 cm at its widest.
- It's mostly fluid-filled; the walls are smooth.
- Left ovary looks normal (first time I've had a normal-looking ovary in god knows how long!) and apparently were it something bad, both ovaries would probably be affected.
Why I'm worried about this:
- I'm a hypochondriac.
- Last time I had a CA125 test, it was elevated, and not a small glitch in the system elevation; it was significant. Even though that cyst turned out to not be cancerous. You would think this would make me less nervous, knowing that it can come back very high for benign causes. But it doesn't, because I know that I'll assume the worst regardless.
- This was the first time he was able to spot a cyst using an external ultrasound. I have no idea if that's good, bad or neutral, but it's *different* and that's enough to freak me out.
- A friend my age was just diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer. I know this doesn't mean that I'm more likely to get it, etc. But it puts it at the front of my mind as something to worry about.
I asked why he was testing and he said since it's been there so long, on the "outside chance" he wanted to make sure. I believe him that he's not very worried, because he has no reason to lie. I'm just worried about that outside chance.
There was also a ton of visible mucus in my urine sample. So I'm fretting about that as well. Even though I suspect it's just vaginal discharge, which I've been having a TON of lately for some reason. Sigh