Jul 25, 2012 - 12:03 am
I am 16 years old and I have had ovarian cysts since I was 13 when I first got my period. I had very heavy, painful periods that sometimes lasted for more than 8 days. My periods then became irregular and I had odd abdominal pain. My mother thought it might be my apendex so she took me for an ultra scan, I was 14 by then. The docter found a cyst on my left overy. It was quite small, about 4cm. I had another ultra sound done by a diffrent doctor, and she said that I had two cysts, one on each overy, and that the one on my left was actually bigger, about 5cm, and was growing. I followed up with the same doctor. I had so many ultra sound scans that year. I was on contriceptive pills throughout the year, but the cyst on the left kept getting bigger. I eventually had sergury to remove the cyst which was 10cm. The doctor clarified that I had PCOS on the right and that it will soon go away with the pills. It did. But the left overy grew another cyst, almost 3 months after the sergury. She suspected it was endometriosis or cancer. I was 15 by then, and everysince i've been on the pills and the cyst only changed size. I had many blood tests, then I had my apendex removed, and then I got pneumonia. I had many x-rays done for my chest. I'm afaid that the cyst and the x-ray radiations may give me breast cancer or maybe ovarian cancer. I'm seeing a new doctor now and he told me that the cyst is endometriosis just by the ultra sound scan and said that I have to go on the pills non-stop for 6 monthes, and that's what I am currently doing.I turned 16 one month ago. Can endometriosis be possibly spotted through an ultra scan? Would the pills affect me if I took them for that long non-stop?