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"Ovarian cysts... Young woman needs some advice."
 
I hope that the young woman who sent a bad message alert about this subject is reading this forum since her alert did not have a reply address.. Here's her message. I hope some of you ladies can respond so she can read about this since it's a big issue for her right now and she needs some support.

"Hey I have them right now and they are very painful. I have 10 on each ovary and my doctor said that they are no big deal but the pain is unbarable. I just need someone to talk to some one other than a clinic I need a specialist for my situation. Because I don't know how much longer I can take the bleeding and the pain without goin crazy. I just want them to take everything out but I'm only 18 and I want kids someday. I wish someone would tell me what to do."

If you are her reading this, please don't be shy about posting questions on our forums.. We're here to help and will respond to your questions.

"Do the Right Thing. It will gratify some people and astound the rest." - Mark Twain


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  RE: Ovarian cysts... Young woman needs some advice. auntiejessiadmin Apr-01-06 1
     RE: Ovarian cysts... Young woman needs some advice. julie251003 Apr-13-06 2
         Wow!! 30 cm and 1 1/2 stone !! Rajahadmin Apr-13-06 3
             RE: Wow!! 30 cm and 1 1/2 stone !! auntiejessiadmin Apr-13-06 4
             RE: Wow!! 30 cm and 1 1/2 stone !! J Apr-16-06 7
         RE: Ovarian cysts... Young woman needs some advice. muffinadmin Apr-13-06 5
             1 stone = 14 pounds.. (nt) Rajahadmin Apr-14-06 6
  RE: Ovarian cysts... Young woman needs some advice. dazzel32 May-26-06 8
     RE: Ovarian cysts... Young woman needs some advice. Confused Mar-12-07 10
         RE: Ovarian cysts... Young woman needs some advice. auntiejessiadmin Mar-12-07 11
             RE: Ovarian cysts... Young woman needs some advice. Tiff2 Mar-12-07 12
             RE: Ovarian cysts... Young woman needs some advice. Emily Mar-12-07 13
  RE: Ovarian cysts... Young woman needs some advice. Belle Apr-23-07 14
     RE: Ovarian cysts... Young woman needs some advice. auntiejessiadmin Apr-23-07 15
         RE: Ovarian cysts... Young woman needs some advice. lindawatson03 Mar-13-12 16

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auntiejessiadmin
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1. "RE: Ovarian cysts... Young woman needs some advice."
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Ovarian cysts are very common, and can be VERY painful.

I do hope you follow up with a specialist, because there are treatments. Some women find great relief with birth control pills, and ibuprofen can help too.

In the meantime, use a heating pad, take lots of hot baths, etc.

Here is a good link for more info:

http://www.medicinenet.com/ovarian_cysts/article.htm

If you are in a lot of pain, find a gynocologist, and ask for help. There is no reason for you to have to continue to suffer. And just because your doc says "its no big deal," doesn't mean it isn't a big deal TO YOU. Healthwise, most cysts aren't dangerous, but they can be mighty painful.

Good luck!

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2. "RE: Ovarian cysts... Young woman needs some advice."
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   Hi,

I am recovering from having an ovarian cyst removed. It is still quite a shock what happened and still doesnt seem real. I went to the Dr's in Jan 06 with a bloated tummy, I thought i had IBS, the Dr gave me an internal, and said straight away that i needed further scans. I was confused, but went along, and over a period of 1 1/2 months went for blood tests, CT scans, ultra sound scans etc.

It was discovered that I had a cyst on my left ovary 30 cm big, i was shocked but confused, i put the painful periods, down to being a woman thing, and thought my tummy which was growing slowly was through eating to many cakes.

i was a active healthy 30 year old, and felt that i now had no control over my life, i was tearful and depressed.

I went into hospital march 06 to have4 the cyst, my ovary, a tube and appendix removed. The cyst was so big that the cut was made bigger than they imagined, it is from above my tummy button to below my bikinni line.

Noone can prepare you for this and i really do think there needs to be more info on cysts from the patients point of view instead of just facts and figures, as this would have really helped me.

I know they say recovery time is between 6 -8 weeks but I'm having around 10 weeks off.

I am a nursery teacher so the thought of going back to work at six weeks and being hit in the stomach by a child or crawling on the floor brings tears to my eyes.

I can drive next week, and i intend to slowly get my life back to normal, treating myself to a new hair cut, buying some new clothes (because my cyst weighed over 1 1/2 stone so I've dropped 2 dress sizes), and feeling like me again.

I went into a bubble for 3 months and need some me time.

julie


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3. "Wow!! 30 cm and 1 1/2 stone !!"
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That that would make it almost a foot in diameter and 21 pounds for the American audience. That's amazing. It sounds like you are going to do OK now and have an excellent attitude.

Thanks for sharing that information. Please let us know if there's anything we can do for you.

"Do the Right Thing. It will gratify some people and astound the rest." - Mark Twain


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4. "RE: Wow!! 30 cm and 1 1/2 stone !!"
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WOW!

I had a hysterectomy and ovary and tube removal almost 3 years ago.

For the best recovery, follow all the doc's orders, and REST REST REST!

Yep, you will get bored, and you are supposed to lol. Have someone get you all the books you ever wanted to read, do crosswords, etc.

One thing I learned was that you only have one chance to heal right, so take it easy now, so you won't pay later!

Hang in there!

Jess

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Jadmin
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7. "RE: Wow!! 30 cm and 1 1/2 stone !!"
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   My cousin (age 18) just had a 25 pound cyst removed. She went in because her stomach looked like she was pregnant. She was restricted to bed rest for about 6 weeks.

Scary.

J


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5. "RE: Ovarian cysts... Young woman needs some advice."
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I had an ovarian cyst removed over 15 years ago but it was only 7 cm. I had no symptoms and was mad that I hurt more after surgery than before.

What is the US weight equivalent of 1 1/2stone? Can you laugh or cough yet without pain? And did they use staples on you? I had 17 staples.

Take care of yourself. It is major surgery so even though you'll be ready to go back to work soon, you'll still be needing your sleep for a while. I went back to school after 3 weeks and 4 months later I will still sleeping 13 hours a day.

But the scar should fade and you'll be able you do sit ups before you know it. Oh, one more thing, if you are concerned about fertility my doctor told me that one ovary is enough. You ovulate every other month or your remaining ovary will do double duty and fill in for the missing ovary. In either case, baby making shouldn't be a problem.

Happy healing!


muffin

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So hold on...hold on...hold on...hold on.
Everybody hurts. You're not alone." ~ REM


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6. "1 stone = 14 pounds.. (nt)"
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"Do the Right Thing. It will gratify some people and astound the rest." - Mark Twain


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May-26-06, 09:18 PM (CST)
 
8. "RE: Ovarian cysts... Young woman needs some advice."
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   Hi,

I am not sure how much I can help, but I do feel for you... Some of the best advice would be to see another doctor... It is a very painful experience, and only you can make sure to do the right thing... But the doctor is also very important, I learned that in my own experiences...
I am now 32 yrs old, and have no children... And will never have any... About 6 yrs ago, my family kept telling me to go see a doctor... I would of course come up with many reasons why not to... Finally after calculating my monthly cycle, to have included about 230 days of the year... I figured I had better... At first they didn't find anything... Told me birth control would control it, and when I ended up taking 3 pills a day, and still my period was going on for 20-30 days at a time... Only 2-5 days off, and back on it... The doctor did a Ultrasound... And at first could only see black on the screne... I was finally told it was time for surgery... I don't remember all the specifics of the surgery, but I had a cyst removed that was almost the size of a baby... 14 1/2 inches by 9 1/2 inches... I can't remember how much it weighed, but after the test for cancer, I got the only good news I would hear... It was not cancerous...

Now for the bad news, when the doctor got the okay to do the surgery, she only thought there was one... About 6 yrs ago the 2 were the size of golf balls... I have been able to feel the growth, (or I have convinced myself that is what causes the **ll that I live through... Right now I am looking at having very bizzarre periods, and cramping enough to knock me on my knees... Nothing helps, and luckly I have finally got insurance... But I hope this time, I won't have to go through it again... Because I accept I will not be able to give birth to my own children... And the nightmares will begin...

So the best advice, see more than one doctor... It is your life, your body, and if something isn't right... Say so!!! Do it early, don't wait like me, and many more women like me... Or the ones that *Bless* them, that didn't make the right decisions...

Good Luck,
Just don't accept something that you know is not a good answer, for you and your body!!!


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10. "RE: Ovarian cysts... Young woman needs some advice."
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   Hey all. My name is Emily, I'm from Florida. I'm just a bit unsure about what options I have and I don't really feel like my gyno is explaining things to me properly. Here's the story - I'm 21years old and 3 years ago I had ultrasounds to check out what all my pain i was getting was from, they found cysts on both my ovaries, one of which was actually attached to my fallopian tube. My gyno recommended surgery but because of my age and the risk of damaging my tube,she only drained the cyst. The second cyst was apparently not big enough to be a problem so nothing was done. I was slightly confused however because the majority(if not all) of the pain i was getting was on the oppostie side to the drained cyst. The biggest cyst was about the size of a golf ball and the other slightly smaller. In the past 3 years I have had the pain and discomfort back, not as bad as previously, but still becoming an interference with day to day life. I recently went back to see my gyno and she told me i had 2 options....I could have the surgery again, this time she would remove the cyst completely. Or I could not have the surgery and see what would happen over time.
I have so many doubts about what to do and who to listen to. Here's why: A week before my surgery(3 years ago) i had an new ultrasound done, the report came back saying that there was NOTHING there...my gyno appointment was already booked for that day so i took it to show her. She was amazed that these people could not see a cyst the size of a golf ball, so straight away, I doubt what the reports tell me.
I also wonder why she is now happy to operate and remove the cyst completely when she wouldnt before. She only has past reports and ultrasounds to go off. She did however check to see the cyst while I was there but couldnt find anything, only when I told her where the pain was exactly and kept pushing her to look, did she find it, and its another big one!
Also, ever since the gyno had to push and probe to find the cyst on the ultrasound I have been getting the pain far worse than before and also cramping(i dont normally get this) and then some bleeding afterwards. I'm not sure if this is just a coincidence or maybe she pushed too hard and damaged somethign....i'm not sure, im not a doctor but I really dont know what to do or think.
I know I havent really asked any questions but If anyone has had any similar experiences(good or bad) or has any advice, please let me know!!
Thanks heaps,
Emily


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11. "RE: Ovarian cysts... Young woman needs some advice."
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Pain from cysts is strange - I have had them on the right ovary, but hurt like hell on the left side. I have NO idea why that happens.

If you are doubting your doc, find another for a second opinion.

I'm not sure when you are bleeding - you said afterwards - after what? After her exam? I would definitely get another opinion. Its hard for me to believe that she felt a golf ball sized cyst that the ultrasound didn't see. I'd tend to believe the ultrasound, but that's just me.

Also, the birth control pill can really help with cysts. Since this is recurring for you, has your doc talked about that?

Jess

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12. "RE: Ovarian cysts... Young woman needs some advice."
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   Years back I had a problem with cysts that were rupturing and causing extreme pain. BCP has since stopped the problem and I havent had any complications for 5+ years.


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13. "RE: Ovarian cysts... Young woman needs some advice."
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   I have been on the birth control pill ever since i had the surgery and although it did make a big difference to before, the pain and discomfort is still there. I have been put on 3 different pills but all of which have had done the same job as the first. The bleeding I was talking about, I get some pain and cramping and then soon after that, there will be some bleeding but then nothing for a few days. This however has only just recently started to happen - ever since my last gyno appointment.
I will be having new ultrasounds done and taking them to a second gyno to compare their thoughts.

thanks for your thoughts!

Emily


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14. "RE: Ovarian cysts... Young woman needs some advice."
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   I went to the emergency room, and was told that I have cysts on both my ovaries. I am bleeding every other week for five days at a time. It is very painful and they also said I have pelvic inflam. disease. My face and hands are so swollen. I have been in pain for days. I took antibiotics and still I am bleeding heavily and worried I wont be able to have another baby. Why am I bleeding so much and often?
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15. "RE: Ovarian cysts... Young woman needs some advice."
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I am not sure why your face and hands are swollen, but if your doc doesn't know about that, he/she REALLY needs to know.

You might also have fibroids that are causing the bleeding, or you have something hormonal going on.

Were they able to tell you what caused the PID? Sometimes its an untreated std, such as gonorrhea or chlamydia, and others its bv or another bacteria.

You really need to follow up with your doc.

Jess

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16. "RE: Ovarian cysts... Young woman needs some advice."
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   In a female body, there will be a pair of organs in the reproductive system called ovaries, which you can find in the pelvis, each on either sides of the uterus

Ovarian cysts are quite common in all women who experience regular menstruation. It is found that ovarian cysts are also common in all pre-menopausal women, and up to 14.8% in postmenopausal women.

Mostly, you will not experience any symptoms of ovarian cysts as these are asymptomatic. Thus, you will not aware of the fact that you have a cyst. Most of the times, without any treatment, these ovarian cysts will disappear on its own after one or two menstrual cycles.ovarian cyst


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