Endo vs. ovarian cysts questions to ask doctor
March 18, 2014 10:21 AM Subscribe
Doctor suspects I either have endometriosis or ovarian cyst issues. She won't do a differential dx because the treatment is the same. I am seeing her tomorrow afternoon. Just want today be able to ask good questions.
posted by AlexiaSky to Health & Fitness (17 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I have pain. Lots of it on my period all around my left ovary. I'm to the point I really just want them to take the damn thing out. My right one is just fine and has zero pain. I have pain that worsens using tampons (I think the pressure has something today do with it). In general I experience pain during sex no matter what (size, speed and position don't seem to matter). The doctor thinks it's either cysts or endo .I ended up in the er with free floating blood in my abdomen but they couldn't verify where it came from. She doesn't want too do a differential dx because she states the treatment is the same. Birth control has helped. I missed it due to moving craziness and the pain is back to pretreatment levels (have started it again). I'm wondering what some good questions to ask would be and if I should investigate further.
Some if this pain she attributes to my PTSD which is fine. Therapy hasnt changed any of these issues. I really want today work towards resolving (I realize there is no cure) and having a strategy today deal with the mind numbing pain.