Oct 03, 2006 - 2:24 pm
Hi everyone. My name is Lindsey and I'm 21 years old.
I had an unplanned pregnancy at 18 which resulted in miscarriage and that's when the fun began! I was diagnosed with endometriosis and uterine fibroids when I was 19. I've been on tons of hormonal birth control to control my endo symptoms since - and took Lupron for 3 months (it throws you into pseudomenopause in an effort to "starve" the endo). I've had two laparascopies/hysteroscopies as well.
Last January I began experiencing symptoms of having an ovarian cyst - which ruptured before I could get in to my doc. A ruptured cyst was confirmed because of free fluid found in my pelvis and there were other cysts present at that time. I had my second lap (for endo) about 3 weeks later and my doctor opted to leave the cysts as they all appeared functional. At the time I didn't think to ask if she'd done any biopsies but I just picked up my medical records to take to a new doc and apparently, she didn't do any biopsies at the time. She also has not wanted to do an ultrasound since the surgery to monitor them.
Since then I've been experiencing a multitude of strange symptoms and finally decided to bite the bullet and google them - and all of the results were ovarian cancer. I've been blaming them all on the endometriosis for so long but I've had a gut feeling for awhile that something else had to be wrong as well.
I've got an appointment on Wednesday with my mom's gynecologist since my current gyn literally laughed at me last week when I called her and wanted to come in and be checked.
Now I'm looking for advice I guess, or some reassurance.
List of current symptoms:
And I think that pretty much sums everything up. If anyone has any advice I'd appreciate it - especially if this does sound like ovarian cancer.
Sorry this was so long - and thanks in advance!