Confused and concerned

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Confused and concerned

by erin83 on Wed Jan 05, 2011 10:45 PM

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I'm looking for some information because my doctor seems pretty unconcerned.

I went to my doctor in late September for an annual exam. This has been my first in 3 years because I just got insurance.

I explained to her that I have been having abnormal bleeding and spotting for 3 years, especially after sex. She ordered a pelvic ultrasound. My pap smear came back normal.

I had the ultrasound in October, I was told that I would get a call if the results of the ultrasound were abnormal. in three weeks. I never got a call. I did try calling back about a month later, and a technician left me a voicemail, but I could never reach her when I called back.

I called today because I have been having some pretty strange problems. The past two months my periods have gotten very heavy in the first day. Last month, I bled through six regular tampons in less than an hour. I was considering going to the ER, but it went away after two hours, and was normal again.

Then I started having some light bleeding a week ago, after sex. It was two weeks after my period.

I called my dr today and the technician said that the doctor wanted me to come back because there was a cyst on my right ovary. They knew this, but never tried very hard to tell me.

So now I am feeling extremely stressed out. I have another ultrasound scheduled Friday. What questions should I ask, or what should I expect next? I am pretty concerned about ovarian cancer because of all of the bleeding. I also feel bloated a lot, and my stomach has looked swollen at times. I have even looked pregnant at times. I assumed it was after eating big meals, but I am not an overweight person.


I guess I"m just looking for some advice. I want to be prepared on Friday. I am also a little upset that they never really made an effort to inform me.

RE: Confused and concerned

by erin83 on Wed Jan 05, 2011 10:49 PM

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Sorry, I posted this in the wrong section by mistake.

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RE: Confused and concerned

by mumofthree on Mon Jan 10, 2011 03:11 AM

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On Jan 05, 2011 10:45 PM erin83 wrote:

I'm looking for some information because my doctor seems pretty unconcerned.

I went to my doctor in late September for an annual exam. This has been my first in 3 years because I just got insurance.

I explained to her that I have been having abnormal bleeding and spotting for 3 years, especially after sex. She ordered a pelvic ultrasound. My pap smear came back normal.

I had the ultrasound in October, I was told that I would get a call if the results of the ultrasound were abnormal. in three weeks. I never got a call. I did try calling back about a month later, and a technician left me a voicemail, but I could never reach her when I called back.

I called today because I have been having some pretty strange problems. The past two months my periods have gotten very heavy in the first day. Last month, I bled through six regular tampons in less than an hour. I was considering going to the ER, but it went away after two hours, and was normal again.

Then I started having some light bleeding a week ago, after sex. It was two weeks after my period.

I called my dr today and the technician said that the doctor wanted me to come back because there was a cyst on my right ovary. They knew this, but never tried very hard to tell me.

So now I am feeling extremely stressed out. I have another ultrasound scheduled Friday. What questions should I ask, or what should I expect next? I am pretty concerned about ovarian cancer because of all of the bleeding. I also feel bloated a lot, and my stomach has looked swollen at times. I have even looked pregnant at times. I assumed it was after eating big meals, but I am not an overweight person.


I guess I"m just looking for some advice. I want to be prepared on Friday. I am also a little upset that they never really made an effort to inform me.

Hi There Erin,

I have had all the same symptoms as you.  I am awaiting surgery in a fortnight for removal of 4cm cysts on both ovaries.  The radiologist suspects one of the cysts are cancerous yet, the specialist was dismissive and rude, wheras i felt supported by the radiology.  So time will tell what the diagnosis is.

In the weeks surrounding my symptoms and all the confusion i found applying pressure for results helped.  It was very frustrating that i felt people were taking there time, when this was troublesome for me.

Please be wary that if large cysts on ovaries remain for extended periods the weight will cause the falopian tubes to bend cutting off circulation and blood supply to the ovaries, which cause the ovaries to die.  Removal of ovaries in these instances is VERY important.

I hope this helps, and i am here for support if you need.

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