Oct 12, 2006 - 3:11 pm
Hello Dear Ladies. Hope all of you are doing well.
I posted a message a month or so ago about some of the things I have been suffering from. Thank you all for your responses. They helped me out a lot and caused me to be more pushy with my doctor. I finally got to see my GP and was able to talk him into a CT scan of my whole abdomen. I had a cyst in May 2005 when I had a transvaginal ultrasound done before a D&C to stop mid-cycle bleeding. No one seemed to be worried about it and he said it is nothing to worry about, that they form quite often after ovulation. I have read many stories of women who are still ovulating and have cysts. Most of their doctors were concerned with the cysts and did follow up tests to determine if it was just a cyst. I just wonder why every doctor isn't concerned when cysts form in women who are still ovulating because many of these cysts turned out to be a problem. I just can't understand why they don't want to look into things more. Granted, most of the time it is nothing, but you never know and it is our only body and they should be more sensitive to our concerns. He obviously didn't think there would be anything there because he said he would discuss the CT results with me at my next appointment in 6 weeks! I knew he thought I was nuts when he looked at me funny, but that confirmed it. He thinks I am too young (38) to have any serious problems and that my being overweight is the cause of all my problems. He never takes me seriously so he is going to soon be my former GP.
Anyway, I had my CT scan last Friday and got a call on Monday saying that the cyst is still there and they wanted me to have an ultrasound. I had it on Tues. morning. The tech said my doctor should get the results by Friday, but his nurse called me at 8:30 Wed. morning to refer me to my ob/gyn because the cyst is complex (and my GP will not do anything if it involves gynecology). Of course, stupid me didn't ask what it had in it or if it was larger than it was in 2005 (although I am pretty sure it is as I have been having a lot of pain that I didn't have then). So, I have an appointment with my ob/gyn on Monday morning. I was just wondering if any of you had had this type of cyst and if it turned out to be more than a cyst. Should I insist on a laparoscopy to investigate it further? I am afraid my ob/gyn is going to want to do birth control pills and I don't want to go in that direction especially since it has been there for 1 1/2 years and hasn't gone away. I don't think BCPs will work and it would be a waste of time. I just want to get things looked at and hopefully fixed so I can feel better and can work on my weight and stress levels. I would appreciate any insights you may have.
Thank you and God Bless all of you!