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    Lump on left ovary-waiting for follow up

    Iíve had lower left side pain for about 4 months on and off. At its worse it feels like a burning ball of fire in there. I get pain that shoots upwards and down my left thigh. Terrible lower back aches too. Sometimes after sex itís worse, and I have irregular bleeding but have always put this down to the coil. Had an ultrasound on my ovaries 2 days ago and the radiographer said Iíll need another scan to have a better look as sheís unsure what is on my left ovary. Said it looked like a cyst but not clear which type. She said more but as my head went crazy with panic itís all a bit of a haze. She told me results would take a week to get to my GP but today Iíve had a message from my doctor to book an appointment to discuss the results. Currently freaking out about what the results are, why theyíve contacted me so quickly etc etc. Iíve gone straight to worse case scenario here! Has anyone had anything similar and it all turn out ok?
    Iím 39 and have 5 children.

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    Re: Lump on left ovary-waiting for follow up

    Hello,
    Yes I had pretty much the same thing.
    The sonographer told me there was a cyst on my ovary. Although he didnít quite use those words but I canít remember exactly what he said. He couldnít tell me what kind of cyst either, and I was referred to a gynaecologist on a 2 week pathway. I had to have some blood tests, another internal ultrasound and an MRI.
    It came back as a cyst that was full of ďdebrisĒ possibly from my emergency Caesarian. 2 years later & it had disappeared.

    I know itís hard not to worry, but you are in the system now and they are going to get to the bottom of all this discomfort you are having.
    I read ALOT about cysts when I was diagnosed and I can tell you that is almost unheard of for them to be anything ďsinisterĒ at your age.

    Itís horrible waiting for results, but keep yourself busy and try not to google because it doesnít help.

    Let us know how you get on?


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    Re: Lump on left ovary-waiting for follow up

    Ps. Also, my results came through quicker too - in fact my gp said they usually have them next day, but say 5 days just in case.


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    Thank you so much for your reply. I have an appointment to speak about the results tomorrow morning. I know Iíll need further tests, just petrified about what they will show. Iíll update once I know any more. Youíre right I must stay off Google, Iíve made this mistake hundreds of times!

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    Yes, see what the doctor says and then manage it from there. Donít be scared of asking questions or telling them how scared you are.


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    Good luck for today, Anna..I do hope you find out more from your GP after talking to him/her. Getting referred quickly doesn't automatically mean worst case scenario and it's best to get seen as soon as possible anyway when you are very anxious. Far better to get a definitive diagnosis for yourself rather than consulting Dr Google x

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    Thank you ladies. Spoke to the GP this morning. She has booked me in for blood tests tomorrow morning and is arranging a fast track scan follow up at the local hospital. She was a different GP than I spoke to last time and was a little concerned by my symptoms of spotting/pain. I broke a bit on the call and explained how anxious I was and she understood and said she would arrange all the necessary tests to rule things out. She did mention Ďtumour markersí when talking about the different blood tests sheís arranging which has me panicking.

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    The CA-125 blood test and an internal ultrasound are the standard combination tests when looking at ovarian cysts. Fast tracking you will at least get you a very quick appointment and clarity as to what type of cyst this is. Of course you are panicking because not knowing is awful and the waiting game is torment..Do you have anyone to talk to about this?

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    Yes Iím not good with the unknown! I have a partner but honestly he is so sick of me worrying that Iím dying that Iíve got to shut up about it. Iím currently freaking out about mouth cancer too at the moment-he canít take much more. Iíve chatted to my mum and a friend today, theyíve told me the same as you have. I should be grateful that Iím getting investigated....just so fearful of the findings. Thank you so much for replying x

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    I think we all understand the spiralling of panic when any health issues and tests are in the frame..I always think it is far better to be investigated quickly rather than being put on a huge waiting list. Talk as much as you want on here? I'm sure your Mum and your friend will want to help in any way they can too. As for your partner...it's rare to have someone who "gets" it and he's probably frustrated because he has no answers and it's not something he relates to? Remember that you haven't got any diagnosis yet and until you see a consultant gynae it's pointless to speculate. You are in the system now though x

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