Advice on dealing with a large ovarian cyst
April 22, 2006 6:58 PM Subscribe
I have a large cyst on one of my ovaries but I have to wait until the beginning of the week to find out if I have to have surgery and the waiting is killing me! I am wondering if some of you could throw some educated guesses my way on what I may be in for?
posted by LeeJay to Health & Fitness (37 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Hopefully this is something someone can help me with. I woke up this morning with sharp pains in my lower right abdomen. It was bad enough to convince me that a trip to the emergency room was in order. After several hours, a CAT scan, and a sonogram, I was informed that I have a 15cm X 9cm centimeter "cystic structure" on my right ovary. All of my bloodwork came back normal so they are almost positive that the mass is benign, thank goodness.
The ED doc and the woman who gave me my pelvic sonogram both said that because the cyst was so large I'd most likely have to have it surgically removed but they couldn't say for sure because they aren't gynecological specialists. I can't see the specialist until Monday or Tuesday. So I was sent home with pain medication and nothing to do but wait. I've got two to three days to worry about whether or not I am going to have to have major surgery.
Anyone with any experience with something like this? Any educated guesses or advice on what I should expect?