Tomorrow i go to the doctor to get checked out for what i believe to be ovarian cancer. here are my symptoms:
in december 2003, i had my first child. in january 2004, i started on ortho evra. during the nine months that i wore the patch, i had all my usual menstrual cycles. after i went off the patch in september 2004, i kept having the cycles and never missed one. on january 21st 2005, i had my first cycle of the year. on febuary i had another cycle and on february 15th i had another cycle.
beginning in september, whenever my fiance and i would have sex, the area where my right ovary is starts to hurt. it got so bad the last time we had sex that we had to stop. i went to my doctor in september for the pain and she said it might be a cyst. they did an ultrasound, but i never got the results of it. but ever since september the pain has gotten worse.
recently i have been sleeping a lot and i don't know why. i lower stomach looks swollen but i thought i was getting fatter. i have short periods of back pain.
is this all in my head? do i have ovarian cancer? is there anything i can do?